Golbat is a dual type Poison and Flying Pokemon introduced in Generation I. It evolves from Zubat starting at level 22 and evolves into Crobat when leveled up with high friendship. Take a look below for 26 awesome and interesting facts about Golbat.
1. Golbat is a large, blue bat-like Pokemon with purple wing membranes.
2. It has small, slit-pupiled eyes, tiny triangular ears with purple insides, and a massive mouth with two fangs in each jaw.
3. The fangs are smaller on a female Golbat.
4. While its mouth seems to be otherwise empty, Golbat occasionally displays a long, purple tongue.
5. It has short legs with long feet.
6. Golbat’s fangs have hollow tubes specialized for sucking blood.
7. While they are strong enough to pierce thick hide, they are also unexpectedly fragile.
8. It feeds on the blood of both Pokémon and humans and is capable of drinking over 10 ounces (300 milliliters) of blood in one sitting.
9. Golbat drinks so much blood that its blood type will change to that of its victim following a feed.
10. It is also gluttonous, occasionally gorging itself to the extent that it becomes too heavy to fly, leaving itself vulnerable in turn.
11. Golbat is nocturnal and can be found quite easily in caves.
12. No other Pokémon has the same type combination as Golbat and its evolutionary relatives.
13. Golbat, along with Zubat, has appeared in every regional Pokédex. This is due to the Unova Pokédex’s expansion in Black 2 and White 2.
14. Golbat shares its category with Zubat, Crobat, and Woobat. They are all known as the Bat Pokémon.
15. Golbat is based on vampire bats, which produce toxic saliva with anticoagulant properties that is secreted when biting prey to draw blood.
16. Its gaping maw seems to be a caricature of mythological vampires.
17. Golbat’s name may originate from the word “gollop”, which means “to eat or drink quickly or greedily,” and bat.
18. Brock had a Golbat that he caught as a Zubat. Zubat evolved into Golbat during Hassle in the Castle. It eventually evolved into a Crobat in Control Freak!.
19. Golbat debuted in The Ninja Poké-Showdown, under the ownership of Koga. It was used against Charmander in his rematch against Ash, and it was eventually defeated. It later reappeared in a flashback during The Fires of a Red-Hot Reunion!.
20. In Round One – Begin!, a Golbat was the third Pokémon that Mandi used against Ash during the first round of the Indigo Plateau Conference. It was defeated by Kingler. It reappeared in flashbacks in the following episode and Friends to the End.
21. A Golbat appeared in The Scheme Team, under the ownership of Agatha. She used it to save Ash’s Pikachu from the hands of Team Rocket. Afterwards, it worked together with Pikachu to send them blasting off.
22. Multiple Golbat appeared in The Whistle Stop, after Brock’s Zubat accidentally lured them with supersonic waves.
23. Multiple Golbat appeared in The Power of One.
24. A Golbat appeared in the Japanese credits of Pikachu’s Rescue Adventure.
25. A Golbat appeared in The Fortune Hunters as one of the Pokémon stolen by Butch and Cassidy.
26. A Golbat appeared in Hokey Poké Balls!, where it was one of the Pokémon stolen by Team Rocket in Poké Balls.