Competitive Information for Zubat [Black/White]

Competitive Pokemon Black/White Movesets and Strategies for Zubat zubat
Base Stats for Zubat

Poison / Flying

Abilities:
Inner FocusInner Focus: This Pokemon cannot be made to flinch.
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InfiltratorInfiltrator: This Pokemon's moves ignore the foe's Reflect, Light Screen, Safeguard, and Mist.


Evolutions / Family:
Zubat
Golbat
Crobat

Weakness Chart for Poison/Flying-type:
Bug
Dark
Dragon
Electric
Fighting
Fire
Flying
Ghost
Grass
0.25x
  
  
2x
0.25x
  
  
  
0.25x
Ground
Ice
Normal
Poison
Psychic
Rock
Steel
Water
0x
2x
  
0.5x
2x
2x
  
  
  
¼x
½x
2x
4x

Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Zubat? These builds have been optimized for Pokemon competing in Black/White Single Battles. The movesets and EVs have been specifically calibrated to deal the most amount of damage to the largest group of potentially common opponents and typing threats for the Black/White generation metagame.


Zubat is a notable Poison and Flying-typed Pokemon. Zubat is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield. Zubat is weak to Electric, Ice, Psychic, and Rock-typed attacks.


Species: Zubat
Item: Eviolite / Life Orb
Ability: Infiltrator
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Brave Bird / Wing Attack
- U-turn / Bite
- Poison Fang
- Zen Headbutt

Physical Sweeper Zubat (Infiltrator)

Zubat is popular Physical Sweeper. It's primary goal is to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Zubat is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield without an Eviolite attached. If Eviolite is held by a Pokémon that is not fully evolved, it will raises the Defense and Special Defense of that Pokemon by 50%. Focus Sash helps protect Zubat from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Zubat's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Infiltrator, Zubat's moves ignore the foe's reflect light screen safeguard and mist. U-turn or Bite are added to provide additional threat coverage.

Brave Bird is a physical STAB-boosted 120-base power Flying-type move (has 33% recoil).
Wing Attack is a physical STAB-boosted 60-base power Flying-type move that deals damage.
U-turn is a physical 70-base power Bug-type move (Zubat switches out after damaging the target).
Bite is a physical 60-base power Dark-type move (30% chance to flinch the target).
Poison Fang is a physical STAB-boosted 50-base power Poison-type move (30% chance to badly poison the target).
Zen Headbutt is a physical 80-base power Psychic-type move (20% chance to flinch the target).


Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Zubat? These builds have been optimized for Black/White Double Battles. They have movesets and EVs specifically calibrated to generally work best versus multiple Pokemon at once as well as helping to support other team members and allys in the Black/White generation metagame.


Species: Zubat
Item: Eviolite / Life Orb
Ability: Infiltrator
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Brave Bird / Wing Attack
- U-turn / Bite
- Poison Fang
- Zen Headbutt

Doubles Physical Sweeper Zubat (Infiltrator)

Zubat is a remarkable Physical Sweeper. It's meant to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Zubat is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield without an Eviolite. If Eviolite is held by a Pokémon that is not fully evolved, it will raises the Defense and Special Defense of that Pokemon by 50%. Focus Sash helps protect Zubat from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Zubat's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Infiltrator, Zubat's moves ignore the foe's reflect light screen safeguard and mist. U-turn or Bite are added to provide additional threat coverage.

Brave Bird is a physical STAB-boosted 120-base power Flying-type move (has 33% recoil).
Wing Attack is a physical STAB-boosted 60-base power Flying-type move that deals damage.
U-turn is a physical 70-base power Bug-type move (Zubat switches out after damaging the target).
Bite is a physical 60-base power Dark-type move (30% chance to flinch the target).
Poison Fang is a physical STAB-boosted 50-base power Poison-type move (30% chance to badly poison the target).
Zen Headbutt is a physical 80-base power Psychic-type move (20% chance to flinch the target).


Movepool


Wondering what moves can Zubat learn? Here is the list of moves this Pokemon can learn in this selected generation.
Sort and organize the learnset by move type, category, accuracy, and power. Bolded moves will gain the same-type attack bonus (STAB) if this Pokemon uses them.


Cat
Type
Movename
Damage
Accuracy
PP
Effect
Air Cutter
55
95%
25
High critical hit ratio. Hits adjacent foes.
Air Slash
75
95%
20
30% chance to flinch the target.
Giga Drain
75
100%
10
User recovers 50% of the damage dealt.
Gust
40
100%
35
Power doubles during Bounce, Fly, and Sky Drop.
Heat Wave
100
90%
10
10% chance to burn the foe(s).
Ominous Wind
60
100%
5
10% chance to raise all stats by 1 (not acc/eva).
Round
60
100%
15
Power doubles if others used Round this turn.
Shadow Ball
80
100%
15
20% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Sludge Bomb
90
100%
10
30% chance to poison the target.
Snore
40
100%
15
User must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target.
Swift
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy. Hits foes.
Twister
40
100%
20
20% chance to flinch the foe(s).
Uproar
90
100%
10
Lasts 3 turns. Active Pokemon cannot fall asleep.
Venoshock
65
100%
10
Power doubles if the target is poisoned.
Acrobatics
55
100%
15
Power doubles if the user has no held item.
Aerial Ace
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy.
Astonish
30
100%
15
30% chance to flinch the target.
Bite
60
100%
25
30% chance to flinch the target.
Brave Bird
120
100%
15
Has 33% recoil.
Double-Edge
120
100%
15
Has 33% recoil.
Facade
70
100%
20
Power doubles if user is burn/poison/paralyzed.
Feint Attack
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy.
Fly
90
95%
15
Flies up on first turn, then strikes the next turn.
Frustration
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at minimum Happiness.
Leech Life
20
100%
15
User recovers 50% of the damage dealt.
Natural Gift
--
100%
15
Power and type depends on the user's Berry.
Payback
50
100%
10
Power doubles if the user moves after the target.
Pluck
60
100%
20
User steals and eats the target's Berry.
Poison Fang
50
100%
15
30% chance to badly poison the target.
Pursuit
40
100%
20
Power doubles if a foe is switching out.
Quick Attack
40
100%
30
Usually goes first.
Return
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at maximum Happiness.
Secret Power
70
100%
20
Effect varies with terrain. (30% chance acc -1)
Steel Wing
70
90%
25
10% chance to raise the user's Defense by 1.
Super Fang
--
90%
10
Does damage equal to 1/2 target's current HP.
Thief
40
100%
10
If the user has no item, it steals the target's.
U-turn
70
100%
20
User switches out after damaging the target.
Wing Attack
60
100%
35
No additional effect.
Zen Headbutt
80
90%
15
20% chance to flinch the target.
Attract
--
100%
15
A target of the opposite gender gets infatuated.
Captivate
--
100%
20
Lowers the foe(s) Sp. Atk by 2 if opposite gender.
Confuse Ray
--
100%
10
Confuses the target.
Curse
--
--
10
Curses if Ghost, else -1 Spe, +1 Atk, +1 Def.
Defog
--
--
15
-1 evasion; clears target side's hazards/screens.
Double Team
--
--
15
Raises the user's evasiveness by 1.
Endure
--
--
10
User survives attacks this turn with at least 1 HP.
Haze
--
--
30
Eliminates all stat changes.
Hypnosis
--
60%
20
Causes the target to fall asleep.
Mean Look
--
--
5
Prevents the target from switching out.
Mimic
--
--
10
The last move the target used replaces this one.
Nasty Plot
--
--
20
Raises the user's Sp. Atk by 2.
Protect
--
--
10
Prevents moves from affecting the user this turn.
Rain Dance
--
--
5
For 5 turns, heavy rain powers Water moves.
Rest
--
--
10
User sleeps 2 turns and restores HP and status.
Roost
--
--
10
Heals 50% HP. Flying-type removed 'til turn ends.
Sleep Talk
--
--
10
User must be asleep. Uses another known move.
Snatch
--
--
10
User steals certain support moves to use itself.
Substitute
--
--
10
User takes 1/4 its max HP to put in a substitute.
Sunny Day
--
--
5
For 5 turns, intense sunlight powers Fire moves.
Supersonic
--
55%
20
Causes the target to become confused.
Swagger
--
90%
15
Raises the target's Attack by 2 and confuses it.
Tailwind
--
--
30
For 4 turns, allies' Speed is doubled.
Taunt
--
100%
20
Target can't use status moves its next 3 turns.
Torment
--
100%
15
Target can't select the same move twice in a row.
Toxic
--
90%
10
Badly poisons the target.
Whirlwind
--
100%
20
Forces the target to switch to a random ally.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Zubat can perform in Black/White. Not every combo going to be game-changing, but some can be pretty fun to play with. Sometimes these can be easily overlooked or forgotten, hence why we find and list them here. Discover what items, abilities, and moves this Pokemon can use in combination with each other to gain a strategic advantage in competitive battles.


Competitive BW Move and Ability Combos for Zubat

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