Competitive Information for Golbat [Red/Blue]

Competitive Pokemon Red/Blue Movesets and Strategies for Golbat golbat
Base Stats for Golbat

Poison / Flying


Evolutions / Family:
Zubat
Golbat

Weakness Chart for Poison/Flying-type:
Bug
Dragon
Electric
Fighting
Fire
Flying
Ghost
Grass
  
  
2x
0.25x
  
  
  
0.25x
Ground
Ice
Normal
Poison
Psychic
Rock
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 Red/Blue 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 Red/Blue generation metagame.


Golbat is a decent Poison and Flying-typed Pokemon. It's usual to find yourself dealing with Golbat when battling in the 1st generation meta. There were no known abilities or equippable items back in the Red/Blue Pokemon games. Golbat is weak to Electric, Ice, Psychic, and Rock-typed attacks.


Species: Golbat
Moveset:
- Hyper Beam / Double-Edge
- Wing Attack
- Leech Life
- Toxic

Physical Sweeper Golbat (Retro)

Golbat is an outstanding Physical Sweeper. It's meant to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Generation one was a completely different game from what it is now. Don't forget before Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type.

Hyper Beam is a physical 150-base power Normal-type move (can't move next turn if target or sub is not koed).
Double-Edge is a physical 100-base power Normal-type move (has 1/4 recoil).
Wing Attack is a physical STAB-boosted 35-base power Flying-type move that deals damage.
Leech Life is a physical 20-base power Bug-type move (Golbat recovers 50% of the damage dealt).
Toxic is a status move (badly poisons the target).




Species: Golbat
Moveset:
- Mega Drain
- Toxic
- Whirlwind
- Substitute

Special Sweeper Golbat (Retro)

Golbat is a stupendous Special Sweeper. It is primarily designed to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Generation one was a completely different game from what it is now. Remember before Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type.

Mega Drain is a special 40-base power Grass-type move (Golbat recovers 50% of the damage dealt).
Toxic is a status move (badly poisons the target).
Whirlwind is a status move (no competitive use).
Substitute is a status move (Golbat takes 1/4 its max hp to put in a substitute).



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
Mega Drain
40
100%
10
User recovers 50% of the damage dealt.
Bide
--
--
10
Waits 2-3 turns; deals double the damage taken.
Bite
60
100%
25
10% chance to flinch the target.
Double-Edge
100
100%
15
Has 1/4 recoil.
Hyper Beam
150
90%
5
Can't move next turn if target or sub is not KOed.
Leech Life
20
100%
15
User recovers 50% of the damage dealt.
Rage
20
100%
20
Lasts forever. Raises user's Attack by 1 when hit.
Razor Wind
80
75%
10
Charges turn 1. Hits turn 2.
Swift
60
--
20
Never misses, even against Dig and Fly.
Take Down
90
85%
20
Has 1/4 recoil.
Wing Attack
35
100%
35
No additional effect.
Confuse Ray
--
100%
10
Confuses the target.
Double Team
--
--
15
Raises the user's evasiveness by 1.
Haze
--
--
30
Resets all stat changes. Removes foe's status.
Mimic
--
--
10
Random move known by the target replaces this.
Rest
--
--
10
User sleeps 2 turns and restores HP and status.
Screech
--
85%
40
Lowers the target's Defense by 2.
Substitute
--
--
10
User takes 1/4 its max HP to put in a Substitute.
Supersonic
--
55%
20
Causes the target to become confused.
Toxic
--
85%
10
Badly poisons the target.
Whirlwind
--
85%
20
No competitive use.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Golbat can perform in Red/Blue. 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 RB Move and Ability Combos for Golbat

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