Competitive Information for Golbat [Gold/Silver]
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 spectacular 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.
Item: Gold Berry
- Double-Edge / Return
- Wing Attack / Gust
- Steel Wing
- Leech Life
Physical Sweeper Golbat (Retro)
Golbat is a spectacular Physical Sweeper. It is primarily designed to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. In the dark days prior to Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type.
♦ 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).
Item: Gold Berry
- Bite / Pursuit
- Giga Drain / Mega Drain
Special Sweeper Golbat (Retro)
Golbat is a pretty decent Special Sweeper. It is primarily designed to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Remember before Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type.
♦ 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).
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.
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
- Moves: Endure + Flail
- Moves: Rest + Sleep talk
- Moves with Priority: Quick Attack, Detect, Endure, Protect
- Moves that Break Screens: Haze
Optimize Golbat's EVs for Gold/Silver
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