Zubat is a dual type Poison and Flying Pokemon introduced in Generation I. It evolves into Golbat starting at level 22, which evolves into Crobat when levels up with high friendship. Take a look below for 26 fun and interesting facts about Zubat.
1. Zubat is a blue, bat-like Pokemon.
2. While it lacks eyes, it has pointed ears with purple insides and a mouth with two sharp teeth on each jaw.
3. A male will have larger fangs than a female.
4. It has purple wing membranes supported by two, elongated fingers, and two long, thin, tails.
5. Zubat lives in abundance in caves.
6. It has evolved to have neither eyes nor nostrils, instead navigating through dark environments with echolocation.
7. As demonstrated in the anime, it will leave its abode at night with a mass of other Zubat in order to seek prey.
8. During the daytime, Zubat sleeps hanging upside down in caves, forests, or under the eaves of old buildings, avoiding sunlight at all costs.
9. Daylight causes Zubat to become unhealthy, and prolonged exposure can even burn its skin.
10. However, captured and trained Zubat have been recorded as being much more tenacious in the daytime, even when directly exposed to sunbeams.
11. In colder conditions, Zubat gathers with others of its kind for warmth.
12. No other Pokémon has the same type combination as the Zubat evolutionary family.
13. Zubat’s evolutionary line seems to have a connection with Woobat’s family. All the members of both lines are Bat Pokémon species (excluding Swoobat), live in caves or other dark places, and have no visible eyes at their respective unevolved states; furthermore, members of both lines reach their respective fully-evolved forms by friendship, and both have similar Shiny forms (with green main bodies). Also, Zubat and Woobat have somewhat similar English names, both having rhyming prefixes and bat as a suffix.
14. Zubat and its evolutionary relatives share their category with Woobat. They are all known as the Bat Pokémon.
15. Zubat, along with Golbat, has appeared in every regional Pokédex. This is due to the Unova Pokédex’s expansion in Black 2 and White 2.
16. Zubat and Golbat are the only Pokémon to appear in the lineup of every villainous team in the main series games.
17. Zubat can be seen as a parallel to Noibat, as they are both Flying-type Pokémon based on bats and can have Infiltrator as a possible Ability. They also share the same base stats, with their Attack and Special Attack switched around.
18. Zubat’s design is inspired by bats, specifically vampire bats, which produce toxic saliva with anticoagulant properties that is secreted when biting prey to draw blood.
19. Zubat’s lack of eyes is a reference to troglomorphism, and may also be influenced by the misconception that bats are blind or primarily dependent on echolocation to navigate.
20. The claim that Zubat suffers harm, and even burns, when exposed to sunlight alludes to mythological vampires.
21. Zubat may be a pun based on both bat and zubatto, an onomatopoeia for when an edged tool forcefully pierces something (possibly referring to its fangs or the sound a bat makes).
22. Zubat debuted in Clefairy and the Moon Stone, where Brock caught it at Mt. Moon. It later evolved into a Golbat and then into a Crobat during the Johto saga.
23. A Zubat nicknamed Mimi appeared in Hassle in the Castle, under the ownership of Dr. Anna. She uses its Supersonic sound-waves to scan her patients.
24. Multiple Zubat appeared in Leading a Stray!, where they were among the Pokémon assisting a Luxio in its efforts to help a Wailmer trapped in the sewers.
25. Three Zubat appeared in Alola to New Adventure!, under the ownership of Rapp. One of them has since made further appearances in the Sun & Moon series.
26. Multiple Zubat appeared in The Power of One.