Zubat

Zubat is a Poison/Flying type Pokémon introduced in Generation 1. It is known as the Bat Pokémon.

Pokédex data

National № 041
Type Poison Flying
Species Bat Pokémon
Height 0.8 m (2′07″)
Weight 7.5 kg (16.5 lbs)
Abilities 1. Inner Focus
Infiltrator (hidden ability)
Local № 041 (Red/Blue/Yellow)
037 (Gold/Silver/Crystal)
063 (Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald)
041 (FireRed/LeafGreen)
028 (Diamond/Pearl)
028 (Platinum)
037 (HeartGold/SoulSilver)
061 (Black 2/White 2)
145 (X/Y — Central Kalos)
065 (Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire)
068 (Sun/Moon — Alola dex)
080 (U.Sun/U.Moon — Alola dex)
041 (Let's Go Pikachu/Let's Go Eevee)
144 (The Crown Tundra)

Training

EV yield 1 Speed
Catch rate 255 (33.3% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 70 (normal)
Base Exp. 49
Growth Rate Medium Fast

Breeding

Egg Groups Flying
Gender 50% male, 50% female
Egg cycles 15 (3,599–3,855 steps)

Base stats

HP 40
190 284
Attack 45
85 207
Defense 35
67 185
Sp. Atk 30
58 174
Sp. Def 40
76 196
Speed 55
103 229
Total 245 Min Max

The ranges shown on the right are for a level 100 Pokémon. Maximum values are based on a beneficial nature, 252 EVs, 31 IVs; minimum values are based on a hindering nature, 0 EVs, 0 IVs.

Type defenses

The effectiveness of each type on Zubat.

Evolution chart

(Level 22) (high Friendship)

Zubat changes

Pokédex entries

Red
Blue
Forms colonies in perpetually dark places. Uses ultrasonic waves to identify and approach targets.
Yellow Emits ultrasonic cries while it flies. They act as a sonar used to check for objects in its way.
Gold While flying, it constantly emits ultrasonic waves from its mouth to check its surroundings.
Silver Capable of flying safely in dark places, it emits ultrasonic cries to check for any obstacles.
Crystal During the day, it gathers with others and hangs from the ceilings of old buildings and caves.
Ruby ZUBAT remains quietly unmoving in a dark spot during the bright daylight hours. It does so because prolonged exposure to the sun causes its body to become slightly burned.
Sapphire ZUBAT avoids sunlight because exposure causes it to become unhealthy. During the daytime, it stays in caves or under the eaves of old houses, sleeping while hanging upside down.
FireRed It has no eyes. Instead, it relies on its ultrasonic cries for echo location to flit about in darkness.
LeafGreen It forms colonies in perpetually dark places and uses ultrasonic waves to identify and approach targets.
Emerald While living in pitch-black caverns, their eyes gradually grew shut and deprived them of vision. They use ultrasonic waves to detect obstacles.
Diamond Even though it has no eyes, it can sense obstacles using ultrasonic waves it emits from its mouth.
Pearl Disliking sunlight, it sleeps deep in forests and caves until sundown.
Platinum It checks its surroundings and location using reflections of the ultrasonic waves from its mouth.
HeartGold While flying, it constantly emits ultrasonic waves from its mouth to check its surroundings.
SoulSilver Capable of flying safely in dark places, it emits ultrasonic cries to check for any obstacles.
Black
White
It checks its surroundings and location using reflections of the ultrasonic waves from its mouth.
Black 2
White 2
It does not need eyes, because it emits ultrasonic waves to check its surroundings while it flies.
X Even though it has no eyes, it can sense obstacles using ultrasonic waves it emits from its mouth.
Y It has no eyes. Instead, it relies on its ultrasonic cries for echolocation to flit about in darkness.
Omega Ruby Zubat remains quietly unmoving in a dark spot during the bright daylight hours. It does so because prolonged exposure to the sun causes its body to become slightly burned.
Alpha Sapphire Zubat avoids sunlight because exposure causes it to become unhealthy. During the daytime, it stays in caves or under the eaves of old houses, sleeping while hanging upside down.
Sun It sleeps in caves during the day. It has no eyes, so to check its surroundings while flying, it emits ultrasonic waves.
Moon When exposed to sunlight, they suffer burns. The frequency of their ultrasonic waves can differ slightly from colony to colony.
Ultra Sun It has no eyeballs, so it can’t see. It checks its surroundings via the ultrasonic waves it emits from its mouth.
Ultra Moon Their skin is so thin that they’ll be burned if sunlight hits them. When it gets cold out, they gather together to warm one another’s bodies.
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Emits ultrasonic cries while it flies. They act as a sonar used to check for objects in its way.
Sword It emits ultrasonic waves from its mouth to check its surroundings. Even in tight caves, Zubat flies around with skill.
Shield Zubat live in caves, down where the sun’s light won’t reach. In the morning, they gather together to keep each other warm as they sleep.

Moves learned by Zubat

Moves learnt by level up

Zubat learns the following moves in Pokémon Sword & Shield at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1AbsorbGrass 20 100
1SupersonicNormal 55
5AstonishGhost 30 100
10Mean LookNormal
15Poison FangPoison 50 100
20Quick GuardFighting
25Air CutterFlying 60 95
30BiteDark 60 100
35HazeIce
40VenoshockPoison 65 100
45Confuse RayGhost 100
50Air SlashFlying 75 95
55Leech LifeBug 80 100

Egg moves

Zubat learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Sword & Shield. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Zubat egg moves page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
CurseGhost
DefogFlying
GustFlying 40 100
HypnosisPsychic 60
Quick AttackNormal 40 100
WhirlwindNormal
Wing AttackFlying 60 100

Move Tutor moves

Zubat can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Sword & Shield from move tutors (details):

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Dual WingbeatFlying 40 90

Moves learnt by TM

Zubat is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Sword & Shield:

Moves learnt by TR

Zubat is compatible with these Technical Records in Pokémon Sword & Shield:

Moves learnt by level up

Zubat learns the following moves in Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu & Let's Go Eevee at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1AbsorbGrass 20 100
1SupersonicNormal 55
4Wing AttackFlying 60 100
9BiteDark 60 100
12SwiftNormal 60
17Confuse RayGhost 100
20HazeIce
25Leech LifeBug 80 100
28ToxicPoison 90
33Air SlashFlying 75 95

Moves learnt by TM

Zubat is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu & Let's Go Eevee:

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
01HeadbuttNormal 70 100
02TauntDark 100
05RestPsychic
07ProtectNormal
08SubstituteNormal
12FacadeNormal 70 100
14FlyFlying 90 95
18U-turnBug 70 100
27ToxicPoison 90
43Shadow BallGhost 80 100
50RoostFlying
52Sludge BombPoison 90 100
53Mega DrainGrass 40 100

Zubat sprites

Type Generation 1 Generation 2 Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7 Generation 8
Normal Zubat  sprite from Red & Blue Zubat  sprite from Silver Zubat  sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Zubat  sprite from Diamond & Pearl Zubat  sprite from Black & White Zubat  sprite from X & Y Zubat  sprite from Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon
Shiny Zubat Shiny sprite from Silver Zubat Shiny sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Zubat Shiny sprite from Diamond & Pearl Zubat Shiny sprite from Black & White Zubat Shiny sprite from X & Y Zubat Shiny sprite from Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon

Where to find Zubat

Red
Blue
Yellow
Mt. Moon, Rock Tunnel, Seafoam Islands, Victory Road
Gold
Silver
Route 3, 4, 32, 33, 42, Burned Tower, Dark Cave, Ice Path, Ilex Forest, Mt. Moon, Mt. Mortar, Rock Tunnel, Slowpoke Well, Tohjo Falls, Union Cave, Whirl Islands
Crystal Route 3, 4, 9, 10, 30, 31, 32, 33, 42, Burned Tower, Dark Cave, Ice Path, Mt. Moon, Mt. Mortar, Rock Tunnel, Slowpoke Well, Tohjo Falls, Union Cave, Whirl Islands
Ruby
Sapphire
Cave of Origin, Granite Cave, Meteor Falls, Seafloor Cavern, Shoal Cave, Victory Road
FireRed
LeafGreen
Icefall Cave, Lost Cave, Mt. Moon, Rock Tunnel, Seafoam Islands, Victory Road
Emerald Altering Cave, Cave of Origin, Granite Cave, Meteor Falls, Seafloor Cavern, Shoal Cave, Victory Road
Diamond
Pearl
Route 203, 204, 206, 207, 208, 209, 211, 216, 217, Acuity Lakefront, Iron Island, Lost Tower, Mt. Coronet, Oreburgh Gate, Oreburgh Mine, Ravaged Path, Wayward Cave
Platinum Route 203, 204, 206, 207, 208, 209, 211, 214, 216, Iron Island, Lost Tower, Mt. Coronet, Oreburgh Gate, Oreburgh Mine, Ravaged Path, Wayward Cave
HeartGold
SoulSilver
Route 3, 4, 32, 33, 42, Burned Tower, Cliff Cave, Dark Cave, Ice Path, Ilex Forest, Mt. Moon, Mt. Mortar, Rock Tunnel, Seafoam Islands, Slowpoke Well, Tohjo Falls, Union Cave, Whirl Islands
Black
White
Breed Golbat/Crobat
Black 2
White 2
Castelia Sewers
X
Y
Connecting Cave
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Cave of Origin, Granite Cave, Meteor Falls, Scorched Slab, Seafloor Cavern, Sealed Chamber, Shoal Cave, Victory Road
Sun
Moon
Ten Carat Hill, Hau'oli Cemetery, Seaward Cave, Verdant Cavern, Memorial Hill, Diglett's Tunnel, Lush Jungle, Poké Pelago
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Ten Carat Hill, Hau'oli Cemetery, Seaward Cave, Verdant Cavern, Memorial Hill, Diglett's Tunnel, Sandy Cave, Poké Pelago
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Cerulean Cave, Diglett's Cave, Mt. Moon, Pokémon Tower, Rock Tunnel, Seafoam Islands, Victory Road
Sword
Shield
Tunnel to the Top, Roaring-Sea Caves, Lakeside Cave

Other languages

English, Spanish, Italian Zubat
Japanese ズバット (Zubat)
German Zubat
French Nosferapti

Name origin

zubatto
Japanese for a sound of something being hit
bat
cave-dwelling flying mammal