Pokémon Cheats: Guide to Golbat (Pokémon #42)

Stats, appearances, locations, and more about the Golbat pokémon

Golbat illustration

Ken Sugimon

Golbat is pokémon #42 is the National Pokédex. Since his first appearance in the original Pokémon for Game Boy, Golbat has been featured in almost every iteration of the franchise.

Information in this article applies broadly to a species in Nintendo's Pokémon franchise. Golbat's appearance, features, and abilities may vary from game to game.

Golbat's Alternate Names and Pokédex Numbers

Golbat goes by different names in different parts of the world:

  • English: Golbat
  • Japanese: Golbat
  • German: Golbat
  • French: Nosferalto

Golbat is represented by the following numbers in the various Pokédexes:

  • National: 42
  • Hoenn: 64
  • Johto: 38

Locations: Where to Find the Golbat Pokémon

Golbat can be captured in the following locations in each game.

Game Locations
Pokémon Red, Blue, and Yellow Cerulean Cave, Seafoam Islands, Victory Road
Pokémon Gold and Silver Dark Cave, Ice Path, Mt. Mortar, Mt. Silver, Slowpoke Well, Tohjo Falls, Union Cave, Whirl Islands, Victory Road
Pokémon Crystal Route 28, 42, Dark Cave, Ice Path, Mt. Mortar, Mt. Silver, Rock Tunnel, Slowpoke Well, Tohjo Falls, Union Cave, Whirl Islands, Victory Road
Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire Cave of Origin, Meteor Falls, Seafloor Cavern, Shoal Cave, Sky Pillar, Victory Road
Pokémon Leaf Green and Fire Red Cerulean Cave, Icefall Cave, Lost Cave, Seafoam Islands, Victory Road
Pokémon Emerald Cave of Origin, Meteor Falls, Seafloor Cavern, Shoal Cave, Sky Pillar, Victory Road
Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Route 227, Iron Island, Lost Tower, Mt. Coronet, Oreburgh Gate, Ravaged Path, Snowpoint Temple, Stark Mountain, Turnback Cave, Victory Road
Pokémon Platinum Route 227, Iron Island, Mt. Coronet, Oreburgh Gate, Ravaged Path, Sendoff Spring, Snowpoint Temple, Stark Mountain, Turnback Cave, Victory Road
Pokémon Heart Gold and Soul Silver Cerulean Cave, Cliff Cave, Dark Cave, Ice Path, Mt. Mortar, Mt. Silver, Seafoam Islands, Slowpoke Well, Tohjo Falls, Union Cave, Whirl Islands, Victory Road
Pokémon Black and White Route 13, Giant Chasm
Pokémon Black 2 and White 2 Dreamyard, Celestial Tower, Strange House
Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire Cave of Origin, Meteor Falls, Scorched Slab, Seafloor Cavern, Sealed Chamber, Shoal Cave, Sky Pillar, Victory Road
Pokémon Sun and Moon Mount Lanakila, Thrifty Megamart, Vast Poni Canyon, Resolution Cave
Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon Memorial Hill, Diglett's Tunnel, Lush Jungle, Mount Lanakila, Thrifty Megamart, Vast Poni Canyon, Resolution Cave
Let's Go Eevee and Pikachu Cerulean Cave, Pokémon Tower, Rock Tunnel, Seafoam Islands, Victory Road

Golbat Base Stats

These are the starting stats for Golbat in most Pokémon games:

  • HP: 75 (ranked 37)
  • Attack: 80 (ranked 33)
  • Defense: 70 (ranked 40)
  • Special Attack: 65 (ranked 39)
  • Special Defense: 75 (ranked 36)
  • Speed: 90 (ranked 19)
  • Total Base Stats: 455

Golbat Pokémon Type, Egg Group, Height, Weight, Gender, etc.

The official Pokédex entry for Golbat describes the species:

  • Pokemon Type: Poison / Flying
  • Egg Type: Flying
  • Height: 1.6 m / 5' 03"
  • Weight: 55.0 kg / 121.3 lbs.
  • Male: 50%
  • Female: 50%
  • Species: Bat Pokemon
  • Steps to hatch: 3,840
  • Color: Purple
  • Catch Rate: 90
  • Base Tameness: 70
  • Growth Group: Medium Fast, 1,000,000 exp. points to Lv100

Golbat's Evolutionary Path

Golbat is the evolved form of Zubat. At level 22, Zubat turns into Golbat. A Golbat with high friendship may evolve into Crobat.

Golbat's Inner Focus Ability

The Inner Focus ability prevents Golbat from flinching; however, it doesn't protect Golbat from certain attacks, such as Focus Punch.

Golbat Strengths and Weaknesses

Golbat has the following strengths and weaknesses:

Skill Type Damage Taken
Ground 0%
Fighting, Bug, Grass 25%
Poison 50%
Rock, Electric, Psychic, Ice 200%

Pal Park Location

The Pal Park is a special area in the fourth generation of Pokémon titles (Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, HeartGold, and SoulSilver) where species from the different games are encountered. Golbats always appear in the Mountain area of Pal Park.

Golbat in the Pokémon Games

These are the in-game descriptions for Golbat in various Pokémon titles.

Pokémon Red And Blue

Once it strikes, it will not stop draining energy from the victim even if it gets too heavy to fly.

Pokémon Yellow

It attacks in a stealthy manner, without warning. Its sharp fangs are used to bite and suck blood.

Pokémon Gold

However hard its victim's hide may be, it punctures with sharp fangs and gorges itself with blood.

Pokémon Silver

It can drink more than 10 ounces of blood at once. If it has too much, it gets heavy and flies clumsily.

Pokémon Crystal

When it plunges its fangs into its prey, it instantly draws and gulps down more than ten ounces of blood.

Pokémon Ruby

Golbat loves to drink the blood of living things. It is particularly active in the pitch black of night. This Pokemon flits around in the night skies, seeking fresh blood.

Pokémon Sapphire

Golbat bites down on prey with its four fangs and drinks the victim's blood. It becomes active on inky dark moonless nights, flying around to attack people and Pokemon.

Pokémon Emerald

Its fangs easily puncture even thick animal hide. It loves to feast on the blood of people and Pokemon. It flits about in darkness and strikes from behind.

Pokémon Fire Red

It clamps down on its prey with needle-sharp fangs and drains over 10 ounces of blood in one gulp.

Pokémon Leaf Green

Once it bites, it will not stop draining energy from the victim even if it gets too heavy to fly.

Pokémon Diamond

It loves the blood of humans and Pokemon. It flies around at night in search of neck veins.

Pokémon Pearl

Once it starts sucking blood, it does not stop until it is full. It flies at night in search of prey.

Pokémon Platinum

Its sharp fangs puncture the toughest of hides and have small holes for greedily sucking blood.

Pokémon HeartGold

However hard its victim’s hide may be, it punctures with sharp fangs and gorges itself with blood.

Pokémon SoulSilver

It can drink more than 10 ounces of blood at once. If it has too much, it gets heavy and flies clumsily.

Pokémon Black and White

Its sharp fangs puncture the toughest of hides and have small holes for greedily sucking blood.

Pokémon Black 2 and White 2

Flitting around in the dead of night, it sinks its fangs into its prey and drains a nearly fatal amount of blood.

Pokémon X

Once it bites, it will not stop draining energy from the victim even if it gets too heavy to fly.

Pokémon Y

Once it starts sucking blood, it does not stop until it is full. It flies at night in search of prey.

Pokémon Omega Ruby

Golbat loves to drink the blood of living things. It is particularly active in the pitch black of night. This Pokémon flits around in the night skies, seeking fresh blood.

Pokémon Alpha Sapphire

Golbat bites down on prey with its four fangs and drinks the victim’s blood. It becomes active on inky dark moonless nights, flying around to attack people and Pokémon.

Pokémon Sun

Its thick fangs are hollow like straws, making them unexpectedly fragile. These fangs are specialized for sucking blood.

Pokémon Moon

Sometimes they drink so much blood, they can’t fly anymore. Then they fall to the ground and become food for other Pokémon.

Pokémon Ultra Sun

Every once in a while, you’ll see a Golbat that’s missing some fangs. This happens when hunger drives it to try biting a Steel-type Pokémon.

Pokémon Ultra Moon

They can suck down over 10 ounces of blood in one go. They have been known to drink so much blood that they can no longer fly.

Let's Go Pikachu and Let's Go Eevee

It attacks in a stealthy manner, without warning. Its sharp fangs are used to bite and to suck blood.