Competitive Information for Zubat [Ruby/Sapphire]

Competitive Pokemon Ruby/Sapphire Movesets and Strategies for Zubat zubat
Base Stats for Zubat

Poison / Flying

Abilities:
Inner FocusInner Focus: This Pokemon cannot be made to flinch.


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 Zubat? These builds have been optimized for Pokemon competing in Ruby/Sapphire 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 Ruby/Sapphire generation metagame.


Zubat is a wonderful 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: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Inner Focus
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Sludge Bomb
- Double-Edge / Return
- Wing Attack
- Shadow Ball

Physical Sweeper Zubat

Zubat is a remarkable Physical Sweeper. It attempts to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Don't forget back before Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type. 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 Inner Focus, Zubat cannot be made to flinch.

Sludge Bomb is a physical STAB-boosted 90-base power Poison-type move (30% chance to poison the target).
Double-Edge is a physical 120-base power Normal-type move (has 1/3 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.
Shadow Ball is a physical 80-base power Ghost-type move (20% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).



Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Zubat? These builds have been optimized for Ruby/Sapphire 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 Ruby/Sapphire generation metagame.


Species: Zubat
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Inner Focus
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Air Cutter / Wing Attack
- Sludge Bomb
- Double-Edge / Return
- Shadow Ball

Doubles Physical Sweeper Zubat

Zubat is pretty popular Physical Sweeper. It is primarily designed to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. In the old days before Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type. 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 Inner Focus, Zubat cannot be made to flinch.

Air Cutter is a physical STAB-boosted 55-base power Flying-type move (high critical hit ratio. hits adjacent foes).
Wing Attack is a physical STAB-boosted 60-base power Flying-type move that deals damage.
Sludge Bomb is a physical STAB-boosted 90-base power Poison-type move (30% chance to poison the target).
Double-Edge is a physical 120-base power Normal-type move (has 1/3 recoil).
Return is a physical 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at maximum happiness).
Shadow Ball is a physical 80-base power Ghost-type move (20% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).



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
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.
Pursuit
40
100%
20
Power doubles if the targeted foe is switching out.
Thief
40
100%
10
If the user has no item, it steals the target's.
Aerial Ace
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy.
Air Cutter
55
95%
25
High critical hit ratio. Hits adjacent foes.
Astonish
30
100%
15
30% chance to flinch the target.
Double-Edge
120
100%
15
Has 1/3 recoil.
Facade
70
100%
20
Power doubles if user is burn/poison/paralyzed.
Frustration
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at minimum Happiness.
Gust
40
100%
35
Power doubles during Bounce and Fly.
Leech Life
20
100%
15
User recovers 50% of the damage dealt.
Poison Fang
50
100%
15
30% chance to badly poison the target.
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% paralysis chance)
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.
Steel Wing
70
90%
25
10% chance to raise the user's Defense by 1.
Swift
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy. Hits foes.
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.
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.
Rain Dance
--
--
5
For 5 turns, heavy rain powers Water moves.
Rest
--
--
10
User sleeps 2 turns and restores HP and status.
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.
Taunt
--
100%
20
For 2 turns, the target can't use status moves.
Torment
--
100%
15
Target can't select the same move twice in a row.
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 Zubat can perform in Ruby/Sapphire. 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 RS Move and Ability Combos for Zubat

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