Competitive Information for Zubat [Red/Blue]

Competitive Pokemon Red/Blue Movesets and Strategies for Zubat zubat
Base Stats for Zubat

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 Zubat? 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.


Zubat is a marvelous Poison and Flying-typed Pokemon. Zubat is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield. There were no known abilities or equippable items back in the Red/Blue Pokemon games. Zubat is weak to Electric, Ice, Psychic, and Rock-typed attacks.


Species: Zubat
Moveset:
- Double-Edge / Bite
- Wing Attack
- Leech Life
- Toxic

Physical Sweeper Zubat (Retro)

Zubat is an outstanding Physical Sweeper. It is meant to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. . Previously before Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type.

Double-Edge is a physical 100-base power Normal-type move (has 1/4 recoil).
Bite is a physical 60-base power Normal-type move (10% chance to flinch the target).
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 (Zubat recovers 50% of the damage dealt).
Toxic is a status move (badly poisons the target).




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

Special Sweeper Zubat (Retro)

Zubat is a decent Special Sweeper. It is meant to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. The game was competely different back in Generation 1. Previously before Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type.

Mega Drain is a special 40-base power Grass-type move (Zubat 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 (Zubat takes 1/4 its max hp to put in a substitute).



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
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.
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.
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 Zubat 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 Zubat

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