Zubat

Zubat
ズバット
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Wigglytuff < Zubat > Golbat
Species
Type
Bat Pokémon
Poison.gif Flying.gif
Number
Ability
#41
Height
Weight
2'7" (0.8m)
16.5 lbs (7.5kg)
Gender Ratio
Male: 50%
Female: 50%
Evolves From
Evolves Into
None
Egg Group
Catch Rate
255
Tier
EV Yield
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Zubat (ズバット) is the 41st Pokémon in the Pokédex. It is a Poison/Flying Type, and it is known as the Bat Pokémon.

Zubat uses the Inner Focus Ability. This Ability protects it from flinching, even if the opponent uses Fake Out. Its Hidden Ability is Infiltrator, which nullifies the opponents' defensive screens, such as Light Screen, Reflect, Substitute or Safeguard.

Zubat gains the opportunity to evolve into Golbat starting at Level 22. From Generation II onward, a Golbat that becomes loyal to its trainer and levels up will evolve into a Crobat. This is known as a Friendship Evolution.

Zubat is in the Flying Egg Group, and its Egg takes approximately 3,840 Steps to hatch. It takes a Zubat One Million Experience Points to reach Level 100.

Contents

Biology

Physiology

Zubat takes on the appearance of a small bat that doesn't have any eyes. Its relatively long ears can pick up sound very well, which Zubat uses to navigate.

Gender Differences

Zubat doesn't have any distinguished features that make it appear male or female.

Game Information

Original Games

Zubat can be found in most caves in the games it appears in. In addition, it can also be caught on Route 3, Route 4, Route 32, Route 33 and Route 42 in Pokémon Gold, Silver and Crystal, and Route 9, Route 10 and Route 31 in Crystal.

In Pokémon Diamond, Pearl and Platinum, in addition to being found in most caves, it can also be found on Route 203, Route 204, Route 206, Route 207, Route 208, Route 209, Route 211 and Route 216 during the night. In Diamond and Pearl, it can also be found at Route 217 and Acuity Lakefront during the night, while in Platinum it can also be found at Route 214 during the night. In Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, Zubat appears in the same areas as the original games, but can also be caught at the Savannah, Rocky Beach and Mountain areas of the Safari Zone.

In Pokémon Black 2 and White 2, Zubat can be caught in the wild at Castelia City Sewers. It could also be caught in the Dream World at Windswept Sky.

In Pokémon X and Y, Zubat can be caught at Connecting Cave, both through normal means and in Horde Battles. In Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, it can be caught in the wild at Granite Cave, Cave of Origin, Scorched Slab, Seafloor Cavern, Sealed Cave, Meteor Falls, Shoal Cave and Victory Road, through normal means, Surfing, or Horde Battles.

In Pokémon Sun and Moon, Zubat can be caught in the wild at Diglett's Tunnel, Hau'oli Cemetery, Lush Jungle, Memorial Hill, Seaward Cave, Ten Carat Hill and Verdant Cavern.

Spin-off Games

Zubat appears at the Cave Poké Spot in Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness.

Zubat appears at Phobos Drill, Endless Level 19, Trozei Battle and Mr. Who's Den in Pokémon Trozei!

Zubat appears at Lapis Cave 1F-3F, Rock Hole B1-B4 and Murky Cave 1F-5F in the first round of Mystery Dungeon games. In Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness and Explorers of Sky, Zubat appears at Aegis Cave at random in the following sections: IM B1-B3, RM B1-B3, SM B1-B4 & DP B1-B5.

Zubat appears in all three versions of Mystery Dungeon 3, appearing at each game's Final-themed area 26F-28F, and in the areas Fire Mountains, Storm Island and Light Summit 1F-10F in each specific game.

Zubat appears at Croca Tunnel in Pokémon Ranger. Zubat appears at the Ranger School and the Marine Cave in Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia. In Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs, Zubat appears at the Entrance to Rasp Cavern in the Present, and the Fire Temple Mission "Graveler's Terrible Rocks," earned by defeating it and obtaining its Slate within the mission, along with defeating the boss within the time limit.

Zubat can be found at Everspring Valley Cave 4-2 in Pokémon Rumble Blast.

Zubat can be found at Ignis, Cragspur, Viperia, Avia, Nixtorm and Dragnor in Pokémon Conquest.

Trading Card Game

Zubat is featured in a total of 15 sets. It is listed as a Common Card in the Fossil, Team Rocket, Gym Heroes (Brock), Gym Challenge (Koga), Neo Revelation, Skyridge (2), EX hidden Legends, EX Team Rocket Returns, EX Deoxys, EX Delta Species, Mysterious Treasures, Supreme Victors and Unleashed sets. A second Zubat is also in the Gym Heroes set, but this one is a Rare Card.

Anime/Manga Information

Anime

Brock would capture a Zubat in the episode Clefairy and the Moon Stone. It would be featured by Brock from time to time until it evolved into a Golbat in the episode Hassle In The Castle.

Movies

Brock's Zubat appeared in the film Spell of the Unown, and the Pikachu Shorts Pikachu's Vacation and Pikachu & Pichu.

Manga

Wild Zubat have made sporadic appearances in Chapters 7, 121, 150, 195, 349 & 379.

Team Galactic commander Mars would use her own Zubat in Chapters 344, 396, 397, 402, 406 & 410-412.

Proton, a part of Team Rocket Four Generals, used a Zubat in battle against Gold, Silver and Crys at Sinjoh Ruins in Chapters 447 & 454-456.

Pokémon Information

Competitive Battling

Zubat is listed in the NFE tier as a result of being a first stage Pokémon.

Area Locations

Game Rarity Location
Red/Blue/Yellow Many Mt. Moon, Rock Tunnel, Seafoam Islands, Victory Roard
Gold/Silver/Crystal Many All Caves
Gold/Silver/Crystal Many (Night) Route 3, Route 4, Route 32, Route 33, Route 42
Crystal Many (Night) Route 9, Route 10, Route 31
Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald Common Cave of Origin: 1F-B3, Granite Cave: 1F-B2, Meteor Falls (Entrance), Seafloor Cavern, Shoal Cave, Victory Road 1F
Emerald Common Altering Cave
FireRed/LeafGreen Common Altering Cave, Icefall Cave: 1F-B1, Lost Cave, Mt. Moon: 1F & B2, Rock Tunnel: 1F-B1, Seafoam Island: 1F-B3, Victory Road: 1F-3F
XD: Gale of Darkness Common Cave Poké Spot
Diamond/Pearl/Platinum 10% (Night) Route 203, Route 204 (North/South), Route 206, Route 207, Route 208, Route 209, Route 211 (East/West), Route 216, Mt Coronet: Route 207 Entrance (any time of day), Mt. Coronet: Route 211 Entrance (any time of day), Iron Island: 1F (any time of day)
Diamond/Pearl/Platinum 20% Route 208 (Night), Oreburgh Gate: 1F, Oreburgh Mine: 1F & B1
Diamond/Pearl/Platinum 35-45% Wayward Cave: B1, Wayward Cave: 1F, Lost Tower: 4F
Diamond/Pearl/Platinum 40-50% Lost Tower: 5F, Lost Tower: 3F, Lost Tower: 1F & 2F
Diamond/Pearl/Platinum 60% Oreburgh Gate: B1 (on land/using Surf), Ravaged Path (Using Surf)
Diamond/Pearl/Platinum 78% Ravaged Path
Diamond/Pearl/Platinum 90% (Use Surf) Mt. Coronet: B1, Mt. Coronet: 4F, Mt. Coronet: Route 207 Entrance
Diamond/Pearl 10% Route 217, Acuity Lakefront (Night)
Platinum 10% Route 214 (Night)
HeartGold/SoulSilver 5% Route 32 (Morning/Night), Route 33 (Morning), Ilex Forest (Morning/Day), Mt. Mortar: 1F, Part 2, Burned Tower: B1, Cliff Cave: B1-2F (Night)
HeartGold/SoulSilver 10% Burned Tower: 1F, Seafoam Islands: B1-B3, Rock Tunnel: 1F & B1
HeartGold/SoulSilver 25% Union Cave: 1F & B1, Ilex Forest (Night)
HeartGold/SoulSilver 30% Union Cave: B2, Dark Cave: Route 45, Whirl Islands: 1F-B3, Seafoam Islands: 1F, Tohjo Falls, Route 3, Route 4, Mt. Moon: 1F & 2F
HeartGold/SoulSilver 39% Dark Cave: Route 31
HeartGold/SoulSilver 40% Route 33 (Night)
HeartGold/SoulSilver 60% Mt. Mortar: 1F & B1
HeartGold/SoulSilver 80% Slowpoke Well: B1
HeartGold/SoulSilver 85% Slowpoke Well: 1F
HeartGold/SoulSilver Uncertain% Safari Zone: Savannah/Rocky Beach/Mountain (Night)
HeartGold 5-15% Ice Path: 1F-B3 (Night), Ice Path: 1F-B3 (Day), Ice Path: 1F-B3 (Morning)
SoulSilver 5% Ice Path: 1F-B3 (Morning/Night)
Pokéwalker Varying% Dim Cave
Edge of the Night's Sky
Black/White None Breed Golbat or Crobat
Black 2/White 2 45% Castelia Sewers
X/Y 30% Connecting Cave
X/Y -- Connecting Cave (Horde)
Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire 30% Sealed Chamber (Surf), Granite Cave: B1F & B2F
Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire 40% Shoal Cave: High Tide Room 1 & Room 2 (Horde), Granite Cave: 1F
Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire 50% Scorched Slab: 1F & B1F (Surf)
Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire 60% Granite Cave, Shoal Cave: Low Tide, Victory Road: 1F & B1F (Horde)
Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire 75% Meteor Falls: 1F
Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire 80% Meteor Falls: 1F (Surf)
Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire 95% Meteor Falls: B1F Room 2 (Horde)
Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire 100% Cave of Origin, Scorched Slab, Seafloor Cavern, Meteor Falls (Horde)
Sun/Moon 20% Hau'oli Cemetery
Sun/Moon 30% Ten Carat Hill: Undersea Cave
Sun/Moon 70% Diglett's Tunnel, Lush Jungle: Cave, Seaward Cave, Verdant Cavern
Sun/Moon 80% Seaward Cave, Ten Carat Hill (Surf)

Pokédex Entries

Gen Game Pokédex Entry
I Red Forms colonies in perpetually dark places. Uses ultrasonic waves to identify and approach targets.
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.
II 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.
III 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.
Emerald While living in pitch-black caverns, their eyes gradually grew shut and deprived them of vision. They use ultrasonic waves to detect obstacles.
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.
IV 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.
V Black Capable of flying safely in dark places, it emits ultrasonic cries to check for any obstacles.
White Capable of flying safely in dark places, it emits ultrasonic cries to check for any obstacles.
Black 2 It does not need eyes, because it emits ultrasonic waves to check its surroundings while it flies.
White 2 It does not need eyes, because it emits ultrasonic waves to check its surroundings while it flies.
VI X Even though it has no eyes, it can sense obstacles using ultrasonic waves it emits from it 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.
VII 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
Ultra Moon

Pokéathlon Statistics

Stats
Speed
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Power
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Technique
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Stamina
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Jump
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Statistics

Base Stats Min- Min Max Max+
HP
40
. 190 284 .
Atk
45
85 95 189 207
Def
35
67 75 169 185
Sp. Atk
30
58 65 159 174
Sp. Def
40
76 85 179 196
Speed
55
103 115 209 229

Moves

For learnsets from previous generations, see here

Via Level-Up

Level Up
Level Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Start Absorb Grass.gif 20 100 Special.png
5 Supersonic Normal.gif -- 55 Other.png
7 Astonish Ghost.gif 30 100 Physical.png
11 Bite Dark.gif 60 100 Physical.png
13 Wing Attack Flying.gif 60 100 Physical.png
17 Confuse Ray Ghost.gif -- 100 Other.png
19 Air Cutter Flying.gif 60 95 Special.png
23 Swift Normal.gif 60 -- Special.png
25 Poison Fang Poison.gif 50 100 Physical.png
29 Mean Look Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
31 Leech Life Bug.gif 80 100 Physical.png
35 Haze Ice.gif -- -- Other.png
37 Venoshock Poison.gif 65 100 Special.png
41 Air Slash Flying.gif 75 95 Special.png
43 Quick Guard Fighting.gif -- -- Other.png

Via TM/HM

TM/HM - Gen 7
TM/HM No. Move Type Power Accuracy Class
TM06 Toxic Poison.gif -- 90 Other.png
TM09 Venoshock Poison.gif 65 100 Special.png
TM10 Hidden Power Normal.gif 60 100 Special.png
TM11 Sunny Day Fire.gif -- -- Other.png
TM12 Taunt Dark.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM17 Protect Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM18 Rain Dance Water.gif -- -- Other.png
TM19 Roost Flying.gif -- -- Other.png
TM21 Frustration Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM27 Return Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM28 Leech Life Bug.gif 80 100 Physical.png
TM30 Shadow Ball Ghost.gif 80 100 Special.png
TM32 Double Team Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM36 Sludge Bomb Poison.gif 90 100 Special.png
TM40 Aerial Ace Flying.gif 60 -- Physical.png
TM41 Torment Dark.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM42 Facade Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png
TM44 Rest Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
TM45 Attract Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM46 Thief Dark.gif 40 100 Physical.png
TM48 Round Normal.gif 60 100 Special.png
TM51 Steel Wing Steel.gif 70 90 Other.png
TM62 Acrobatics Flying.gif 55 100 Physical.png
TM66 Payback Dark.gif 50 100 Physical.png
TM76 Fly Flying.gif 90 95 Physical.png
TM87 Swagger Normal.gif -- 85 Other.png
TM88 Sleep Talk Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM89 U-turn Bug.gif 70 100 Physical.png
TM90 Substitute Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM100 Confide Normal.gif -- -- Other.png

Via Breeding

Via Breeding
Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Brave Bird Flying.gif 120 100 Physical.png
Curse Ghost.gif -- -- Other.png
Defog Flying.gif -- -- Other.png
Feint Attack Dark.gif 60 -- Physical.png
Giga Drain Grass.gif 75 100 Special.png
Gust Flying.gif 40 100 Special.png
Hypnosis Psychic.gif -- 60 Other.png
Nasty Plot Dark.gif -- -- Other.png
Pursuit Dark.gif 40 100 Physical.png
Quick Attack Normal.gif 40 100 Physical.png
Steel Wing Steel.gif 70 90 Physical.png
Venom Drench Poison.gif -- 100 Other.png
Whirlwind Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png
Zen Headbutt Psychic.gif 80 90 Physical.png

Z-Moves

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Breakneck Blitz Normal.gif 160*/120* -- Physical.png Special.png
Supersonic Skystrike Flying.gif 190*/140* -- Physical.png Special.png
Acid Downpour Poison.gif 100*/175* -- Physical.png Special.png
Savage Spin-Out Bug.gif 160 -- Physical.png
Never-Ending Nightmare Ghost.gif 100*/160* -- Physical.png Special.png
Corkscrew Crash Steel.gif 140 -- Physical.png
Bloom Doom Grass.gif 140 -- Special.png
Shattered Psyche Psychic.gif 160 -- Physical.png
Black Hole Eclipse Dark.gif 120 -- Physical.png

Transfer Only Z-Moves

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Breakneck Blitz Normal.gif 175 -- Special.png
Inferno Overdrive Fire.gif 175 -- Special.png
Devastating Drake Dragon.gif 100 -- Special.png

Evolution Line

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Zubat
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Level 22
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Level up
+ 220 Happiness

Type Matchups

Type Attack Advantages Attack Disadvantages Defense Advantages Defense Disadvantages
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