Golbat #042

Pokemon Golbat – Pokemon of the first generation, ranked 42 in the Pokedex… He is from the Kanto area and is of the venomous and flying types. Pokémon Golbat develops into Crobat after eating 100 sweets.

Parameters and characteristics of Pokemon Golbat

Max BS 2234
Атака 161
Protection 150
Resistance 181

Pokémon type and weaknesses

Poison – Poison
Flying – Flying
Vulnerability Resistance
Electric – Electro Bug – Insect
Ice – Ice Fighting – Battle
Psychic – Psycho Grass – Grass
Rock – Stone Fairy – Fairy
Ground – Ground
Poison – Poison

How to find and catch Pokémon Golbat?

This Pokémon may be found in parks and marshes. It is possible to capture it in squares, fields, and woods, meadows and countryside, around overgrown lakes, industrial regions, and near industries.

Pokemon Golbat arrives on the map quite seldom yet often participates in events. It may also be obtained via the evolution of the Pokemon Zubat.

Evolution family

Golbat is part of a three-member family.

  • Regular


    Zubat Golbat #042
    #041 Zubat

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    Golbat Golbat #042
    #042 Golbat
    100 Zubat candy Golbat #042Arrow Dark.png
    Crobat Golbat #042




    Zubat shiny Golbat #042
    #041 Zubat

    25 Zubat candy Golbat #042Arrow Dark.png
    Golbat shiny Golbat #042
    #042 Golbat
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    Crobat shiny Golbat #042


  • Golbat was released along with the game launch on July 6th, 2016.
    • Shiny_Pokemon_icon

    Shiny form of Golbat was released at the start of Team GO Rocket Disruption on July 25th, 2019.

    • Icon_Shadow_Pokemon

    Shadow form of Golbat was released on July 22nd, 2019.

Method Maximum CP Details

(weather boosted)
In wild since 2016 Jul 6Increased spawns in:
Pokémon GO Tour: Johto: 2022 Feb 26
Team GO Rocket Celebration: 2021 Feb 2 – 7
Evolution Event: 2019 Dec 5 – 12
Halloween 2016: Oct 26 – Nov 1
Raid Battles

(weather boosted)
Tier 3 CP 13,564Visit List of Raid Bosses changes for complete appearance
Research tasks
847 Field Research:
Send 5 Gifts to friends: 2018 Nov
Special Research/Timed Research:
Team GO Rocket Celebration – Completing 1st part
Team GO Rocket

(weather boosted)
Rescuing from Grunts:
2019 Jul 22 – Sep 5


Golbat is a big blue chiropteran with purple wing membranes. It features tiny triangular ears with purple insides, small eyes with slit-like pupils, and a large mouth with two fangs in each jaw. Female Golbats have smaller fangs. Golbat’s mouth seems to be otherwise empty, yet it periodically reveals a lengthy, purple tongue. It has small legs and tiny feet. Despite this, Golbat can walk on the ground with ease.

The hollow tubes (similar to straws) on Golbat’s teeth are adapted for sucking blood. They are powerful enough to puncture thick hide, yet they are also surprisingly brittle. Some Golbat have lost teeth as a consequence of their hunger-fueled effort to swallow the blood of Steel-type Pokémon. It feeds on the blood of both Pokémon and people and can consume more than 10 ounces (300 milliliters) of blood in a single sitting. Golbat consumes so much blood that its blood type changes after a meal to that of its victim. It is also gluttonous, sometimes eating itself to the point of being too heavy to fly, leaving it defenseless. Golbat is also prepared to share collected blood with other hungry members of its species. The golbat is nocturnal and may be found in caves.


 Best moveset for Golbat

When fighting Pokémon in Gyms, Golbat’s greatest moves are Wing Attack and Shadow Ball. This moveset has the most overall DPS and is also the finest for PVP encounters.


  Wing Attack 12 dps
  Shadow Ball 33.3 dps


  Wing Attack 12 dps
  Shadow Ball 33.3 dps


 All moves

Quick move Damage EPS DPS
  Bite 6 8 12
  Wing Attack 8 11.3 12
Main move Damage EPS DPS
  Poison Fang 35 -19.4 24.7
  Shadow Ball 100 -16.7 33.3
  Air Cutter 60 -18.5 26.7
  Ominous Wind Elite TM 50 -14.3 21.7
  Frustration Shadow 10 -16.5 5
  Return Purified 35 -47.1 50

The moves highlighted in green benefit from the Same Type Attack Bonus, and deal 20% more damage.

 What counters Golbat?

Golbat is a Poison/Flying type Pokémon, which makes it weak against RockElectricPsychic and Ice moves.

The 5 strongest Pokémon you can use to beat Golbat are:

  • Deoxys (Attack),
  • Calyrex (Shadow Rider),
  • Mewtwo,
  • Hoopa (Unbound),
  • Darmanitan (Galarian Zen).