Competitive Information for Golbat [Gold/Silver]

Competitive Pokemon Gold/Silver Movesets and Strategies for Golbat golbat
Base Stats for Golbat

Poison / Flying


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


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Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Golbat? These builds have been optimized for Pokemon competing in Gold/Silver 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 Gold/Silver generation metagame.


Golbat is a pretty decent Poison and Flying-typed Pokemon. Golbat is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield. There were no known abilities back in the Gold/Silver Pokemon games. Golbat is weak to Electric, Ice, Psychic, and Rock-typed attacks.


Species: Golbat
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Moveset:
- Double-Edge / Return
- Wing Attack / Gust
- Steel Wing
- Leech Life

Physical Sweeper Golbat (Retro)

Golbat is a remarkable Physical Sweeper. This moveset is designed to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. In the old days prior to Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type. Focus Sash helps protect Golbat from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out.

Double-Edge is a physical 120-base power Normal-type move (has 1/4 recoil).
Return is a physical 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at maximum happiness).
Wing Attack is a physical STAB-boosted 60-base power Flying-type move that deals damage.
Gust is a physical STAB-boosted 40-base power Flying-type move (power doubles during fly).
Steel Wing is a physical 70-base power Steel-type move (10% chance to raise your Golbat's defense by 1 stage).
Leech Life is a physical 20-base power Bug-type move (Golbat recovers 50% of the damage dealt).




Species: Golbat
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Moveset:
- Bite / Pursuit
- Giga Drain / Mega Drain
- Detect
- Toxic

Special Sweeper Golbat (Retro)

Golbat is a notable Special Sweeper. The purpose of this moveset is to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Don't forget before Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type. Focus Sash helps protect Golbat from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out.

Bite is a special 60-base power Dark-type move (30% chance to flinch the target).
Pursuit is a special 40-base power Dark-type move (power doubles if the foe is switching out).
Giga Drain is a special 60-base power Grass-type move (Golbat recovers 50% of the damage dealt).
Mega Drain is a special 40-base power Grass-type move (Golbat recovers 50% of the damage dealt).
Detect is a status move (prevents moves from affecting your Golbat this turn).
Toxic is a status move (badly poisons the target).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Golbat 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
Bite
60
100%
25
30% chance to flinch the target.
Feint Attack
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy.
Giga Drain
60
100%
5
User recovers 50% of the damage dealt.
Mega Drain
40
100%
10
User recovers 50% of the damage dealt.
Pursuit
40
100%
20
Power doubles if the foe is switching out.
Thief
40
100%
10
If the user has no item, it steals the target's.
Bide
--
100%
10
Waits 2-3 turns; deals double the damage taken.
Double-Edge
120
100%
15
Has 1/4 recoil.
Flail
--
100%
15
More power the less HP the user has left.
Frustration
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at minimum Happiness.
Gust
40
100%
35
Power doubles during Fly.
Hyper Beam
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Leech Life
20
100%
15
User recovers 50% of the damage dealt.
Quick Attack
40
100%
30
Usually goes first.
Rage
20
100%
20
Next Rage increases in damage if hit during use.
Razor Wind
80
75%
10
Charges, then hits target turn 2. High crit ratio.
Return
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at maximum Happiness.
Snore
40
100%
15
User must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target.
Steel Wing
70
90%
25
10% chance to raise the user's Defense by 1.
Swift
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy.
Take Down
90
85%
20
Has 1/4 recoil.
Wing Attack
60
100%
35
No additional effect.
Attract
--
100%
15
A target of the opposite gender gets infatuated.
Confuse Ray
--
100%
10
Confuses the target.
Curse
--
--
10
Curses if Ghost, else -1 Spe, +1 Atk, +1 Def.
Detect
--
--
5
Prevents moves from affecting the user this turn.
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.
Mean Look
--
--
5
Prevents the target from switching out.
Mimic
--
--
10
The last move the target used replaces this one.
Protect
--
--
10
Prevents moves from affecting the user this turn.
Rest
--
--
10
User sleeps 2 turns and restores HP and status.
Screech
--
85%
40
Lowers the target's Defense by 2.
Sleep Talk
--
--
10
User must be asleep. Uses another known move.
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.
Toxic
--
85%
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 Golbat can perform in Gold/Silver. 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 GS Move and Ability Combos for Golbat

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