Competitive Information for Golbat [Sun/Moon]

Competitive Pokemon Sun/Moon Movesets and Strategies for Golbat golbat
Base Stats for Golbat

Poison / Flying

Abilities:
Inner FocusInner Focus: This Pokemon cannot be made to flinch.
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InfiltratorInfiltrator: Moves ignore substitutes and foe's Reflect/Light Screen/Safeguard/Mist/Aurora Veil.


Evolutions / Family:
Zubat
Golbat
Crobat

Weakness Chart for Poison/Flying-type:
Bug
Dark
Dragon
Electric
Fairy
Fighting
Fire
Flying
Ghost
0.25x
  
  
2x
0.5x
0.25x
  
  
  
Grass
Ground
Ice
Normal
Poison
Psychic
Rock
Steel
Water
0.25x
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 Sun/Moon 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 Sun/Moon generation metagame.


Golbat is a stupendous Poison and Flying-typed Pokemon. Golbat is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield. Golbat is weak to Electric, Ice, Psychic, and Rock-typed attacks.


Species: Golbat
Item: Flyinium Z / Life Orb
Ability: Infiltrator
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Brave Bird / Wing Attack
- Double-Edge / Return
- Leech Life
- Poison Fang

Physical Sweeper Golbat (Infiltrator)

Golbat is a wonderful Physical Sweeper. It attempts to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Focus Sash helps protect Golbat from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Golbat's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Infiltrator, moves ignore substitutes and foe's reflect/light screen/safeguard/mist/aurora veil.

Brave Bird is a physical STAB-boosted 120-base power Flying-type move (has 33% recoil).
Wing Attack is a physical STAB-boosted 60-base power Flying-type move that deals damage.
Double-Edge is a physical 120-base power Normal-type move (has 33% recoil).
Return is a physical 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at maximum happiness).
Leech Life is a physical 80-base power Bug-type move (Golbat recovers 50% of the damage dealt).
Poison Fang is a physical STAB-boosted 50-base power Poison-type move (50% chance to badly poison the target).




Species: Golbat
Item: Poisonium Z / Life Orb
Ability: Infiltrator
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Sludge Bomb / Venoshock
- Air Slash / Air Cutter
- Heat Wave
- Shadow Ball

Special Sweeper Golbat (Infiltrator)

Golbat is a notable Special Sweeper. It's designed to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Focus Sash helps protect Golbat from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Golbat's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Infiltrator, moves ignore substitutes and foe's reflect/light screen/safeguard/mist/aurora veil.

Sludge Bomb is a special STAB-boosted 90-base power Poison-type move (30% chance to poison the target).
Venoshock is a special STAB-boosted 65-base power Poison-type move (power doubles if the target is poisoned).
Air Slash is a special STAB-boosted 75-base power Flying-type move (30% chance to flinch the target).
Air Cutter is a special STAB-boosted 60-base power Flying-type move (high critical hit ratio. hits adjacent foes).
Heat Wave is a special 95-base power Fire-type move (10% chance to burn the foes).
Shadow Ball is a special 80-base power Ghost-type move (20% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).




Species: Golbat
Item: Eviolite
Ability: Inner Focus
Nature: Careful (+SpD, -SpA)
EVs: 44 Hp / 252 Def / 212 SpD
Moveset:
- Roost
- Aerial Ace
- Taunt
- Torment

Golbat Double Wall (Wallbat)

Golbat is a sensational Double Wall. It was designed to have enough defenses and bulk to take both physical and special hits. Golbat is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield until Eviolte was added to the mix. If Eviolite is held by a Pokémon that is not fully evolved, it will raises the Defense and Special Defense of that Pokemon by 50%. With Inner Focus, Golbat cannot be made to flinch. Good support/mixed wall, but it's crappy without Eviolite.

Roost is a status move (heals 50% hp. flying-type removed until turn ends).
Aerial Ace is a physical STAB-boosted 60-base power Flying-type move (this move does not check accuracy).
Taunt is a status move (target can't use status moves its next 3 turns).
Torment is a status move (target can't select the same move twice in a row).




Species: Golbat
Item: Flying Gem
Ability: Infiltrator
Nature: Naughty (+Atk, -SpD)
EVs: 111 Hp / 252 Atk / 144 Spe
Moveset:
- Zen Headbutt
- Brave Bird
- Swagger
- Screech

Golbat Physical Sweeper (Screeching Bat)

Golbat is a decent Physical Sweeper. This moveset is designed to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. With Infiltrator, moves ignore substitutes and foe's reflect/light screen/safeguard/mist/aurora veil.

Zen Headbutt is a physical 80-base power Psychic-type move (20% chance to flinch the target).
Brave Bird is a physical STAB-boosted 120-base power Flying-type move (has 33% recoil).
Swagger is a status move (raises the target's attack by 2 stages and confuses it).
Screech is a status move (lowers the target's defense by 2 stages).



Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Golbat? These builds have been optimized for Sun/Moon 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 Sun/Moon generation metagame.


Species: Golbat
Item: Flyinium Z / Life Orb
Ability: Infiltrator
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Brave Bird / Wing Attack
- Double-Edge / Return
- Leech Life
- Poison Fang

Doubles Physical Sweeper Golbat (Infiltrator)

Golbat is a remarkable Physical Sweeper. It is designed to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Focus Sash helps protect Golbat from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Golbat's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Infiltrator, moves ignore substitutes and foe's reflect/light screen/safeguard/mist/aurora veil.

Brave Bird is a physical STAB-boosted 120-base power Flying-type move (has 33% recoil).
Wing Attack is a physical STAB-boosted 60-base power Flying-type move that deals damage.
Double-Edge is a physical 120-base power Normal-type move (has 33% recoil).
Return is a physical 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at maximum happiness).
Leech Life is a physical 80-base power Bug-type move (Golbat recovers 50% of the damage dealt).
Poison Fang is a physical STAB-boosted 50-base power Poison-type move (50% chance to badly poison the target).




Species: Golbat
Item: Flyinium Z / Life Orb
Ability: Infiltrator
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Air Cutter / Air Slash
- Heat Wave
- Sludge Bomb / Venoshock
- Shadow Ball

Doubles Special Sweeper Golbat (Infiltrator)

Golbat is an astounding Special Sweeper. It is primarily designed to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Focus Sash helps protect Golbat from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Golbat's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Infiltrator, moves ignore substitutes and foe's reflect/light screen/safeguard/mist/aurora veil.

Air Cutter is a special STAB-boosted 60-base power Flying-type move (high critical hit ratio. hits adjacent foes).
Air Slash is a special STAB-boosted 75-base power Flying-type move (30% chance to flinch the target).
Heat Wave is a special 95-base power Fire-type move (10% chance to burn the foes).
Sludge Bomb is a special STAB-boosted 90-base power Poison-type move (30% chance to poison the target).
Venoshock is a special STAB-boosted 65-base power Poison-type move (power doubles if the target is poisoned).
Shadow Ball is a special 80-base power Ghost-type move (20% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).



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
Absorb
20
100%
25
User recovers 50% of the damage dealt.
Air Cutter
60
95%
25
High critical hit ratio. Hits adjacent foes.
Air Slash
75
95%
15
30% chance to flinch the target.
Giga Drain
75
100%
10
User recovers 50% of the damage dealt.
Gust
40
100%
35
Power doubles during Bounce, Fly, and Sky Drop.
Heat Wave
95
90%
10
10% chance to burn the foe(s).
Hyper Beam
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Mega Drain
40
100%
15
User recovers 50% of the damage dealt.
Ominous Wind
60
100%
5
10% chance to raise all stats by 1 (not acc/eva).
Razor Wind
80
100%
10
Charges, then hits foe(s) turn 2. High crit ratio.
Round
60
100%
15
Power doubles if others used Round this turn.
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
50
100%
15
User must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target.
Swift
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy. Hits foes.
Twister
40
100%
20
20% chance to flinch the foe(s).
Uproar
90
100%
10
Lasts 3 turns. Active Pokemon cannot fall asleep.
Venoshock
65
100%
10
Power doubles if the target is poisoned.
Acrobatics
55
100%
15
Power doubles if the user has no held item.
Aerial Ace
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy.
Astonish
30
100%
15
30% chance to flinch the target.
Bide
--
--
10
Waits 2 turns; deals double the damage taken.
Bite
60
100%
25
30% chance to flinch the target.
Brave Bird
120
100%
15
Has 33% recoil.
Double-Edge
120
100%
15
Has 33% recoil.
Facade
70
100%
20
Power doubles if user is burn/poison/paralyzed.
Feint Attack
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy.
Fly
90
95%
15
Flies up on first turn, then strikes the next turn.
Frustration
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at minimum Happiness.
Giga Impact
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Leech Life
80
100%
10
User recovers 50% of the damage dealt.
Natural Gift
--
100%
15
Power and type depends on the user's Berry.
Payback
50
100%
10
Power doubles if the user moves after the target.
Pluck
60
100%
20
User steals and eats the target's Berry.
Poison Fang
50
100%
15
50% chance to badly poison the target.
Pursuit
40
100%
20
Power doubles if a foe is switching out.
Quick Attack
40
100%
30
Usually goes first.
Rage
20
100%
20
Raises the user's Attack by 1 if hit during use.
Return
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at maximum Happiness.
Secret Power
70
100%
20
Effect varies with terrain. (30% paralysis chance)
Steel Wing
70
90%
25
10% chance to raise the user's Defense by 1.
Super Fang
--
90%
10
Does damage equal to 1/2 target's current HP.
Take Down
90
85%
20
Has 1/4 recoil.
Thief
60
100%
25
If the user has no item, it steals the target's.
U-turn
70
100%
20
User switches out after damaging the target.
Wing Attack
60
100%
35
No additional effect.
Zen Headbutt
80
90%
15
20% chance to flinch the target.
Attract
--
100%
15
A target of the opposite gender gets infatuated.
Captivate
--
100%
20
Lowers the foe(s) Sp. Atk by 2 if opposite gender.
Confide
--
--
20
Lowers the target's Sp. Atk by 1.
Confuse Ray
--
100%
10
Confuses the target.
Curse
--
--
10
Curses if Ghost, else -1 Spe, +1 Atk, +1 Def.
Defog
--
--
15
-1 evasion; clears user and target side's hazards.
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.
Hypnosis
--
60%
20
Causes the target to fall asleep.
Mean Look
--
--
5
Prevents the target from switching out.
Mimic
--
--
10
The last move the target used replaces this one.
Nasty Plot
--
--
20
Raises the user's Sp. Atk by 2.
Protect
--
--
10
Prevents moves from affecting the user this turn.
Quick Guard
--
--
15
Protects allies from priority attacks this turn.
Rain Dance
--
--
5
For 5 turns, heavy rain powers Water moves.
Rest
--
--
10
User sleeps 2 turns and restores HP and status.
Roost
--
--
10
Heals 50% HP. Flying-type removed 'til turn ends.
Screech
--
85%
40
Lowers the target's Defense by 2.
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
--
85%
15
Raises the target's Attack by 2 and confuses it.
Tailwind
--
--
15
For 4 turns, allies' Speed is doubled.
Taunt
--
100%
20
Target can't use status moves its next 3 turns.
Torment
--
100%
15
Target can't select the same move twice in a row.
Toxic
--
90%
10
Badly poisons the target. Poison types can't miss.
Venom Drench
--
100%
20
Lowers Atk/Sp. Atk/Speed of poisoned foes by 1.
Whirlwind
--
--
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 Sun/Moon. 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 SM Move and Ability Combos for Golbat

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