ZUBAT is a common find in the Pokémon Red, Blue and Yellow games.
But where can you find it, and how do you get it to evolve? Here’s all you need to know.
How to evolve Zubat in Pokemon
Gaming veterans will tell you getting your Pokémon to evolve involves hard work and dedication, as you increase its level through combat with other trainers and wild Pokémon.
Zubat is a poison/flying Pokémon that was introduced in the first generation of Nintendo Gameboy games.
To evolve Zubat into a Crobat you’ll need to develop it and up its level.
Zubat can evolve when it reaches level 22 with high friendship. It can then evolve into a Crobat by increasing its friendship levels further.
It appears in the following games according to Pokémon Wiki:
- Red, Blue and Yellow
- Gold and Silver
- Ruby and Sapphire
- FireRed and LeafGreen
- Diamond and Pearl
- HeartGold and SoulSilver
- Black and White
- X and Y
- Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon
It also features in these side games:
- Pokémon Snap
- Pokémon Channel
- Pokémon Pinball Ruby & Sapphire
- Pokémon Trozei!
- Red Rescue Team & Blue Rescue Team
- Explorers of Time & Explorers of Darkness
- Pokémon Ranger
- Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
- Pokémon Rumble
- PokéPark Wii: Pikachu’s Adventure
- Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
It also appears in augmented reality title Pokémon GO.
In this game, Zubat evolves when it’s fed 25 candies.
Where to find a Zubat
Old-school Pokémon gamers will remember the hours spent searching for rare and elusive creatures, as our character moves across the map between various gyms.
It can be really frustrating when you just can’t find the one you’re looking for, but thankfully, Pokémon do appear in specific locations, so you can focus your search on those areas.
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Here are the following locations Zubat can be found across the various games.
- Red, Blue and Yellow – Mt. Travail, Rock Tunnel, Seafoam Islands, and Victory Road
- Gold and Silver – Routes 3, 4, 10, 30, 31, 32, 33, and 42, Rock Tunnel, Whirl Islands, Ilex Forest, Mt. Travail, Dark Cave, Ice Path, Mt. Travail, Union Cave, Tohjo Falls, Burned Tower, Slowpoke Well
- Crystal – Routes 3, 4, 9, 10, 30, 31, 32, 33, and 42, Rock Tunnel, Whirl Islands, Ilex Forest, Mt. Travail, Dark Cave, Ice Path, Mt. Travail, Union Cave, Tohjo Falls, Burned Tower, Slowpoke Well
- Ruby and Sapphire – Cave of Origin, Granite Cave, Meteor Falls, Seafloor Cavern, Shoal Cave, Victory Road
- FireRed and LeafGreen – Mt. Travail, Rock Tunnel, Seafoam Islands, Victory Road, Icefall Cave, Lost Cave
- Emerald – Altering Cave, Cave of Origin, Granite Cave, Meteor Falls, Seafloor Cavern, Shoal Cave, Victory Road
- Diamond and Pearl – Iron Island, Ravaged Path, Oreburgh Gate, Oreburgh Mine, Wayward Cave, Mt. Travail, Lost Tower, Routes 203, 204, 206, 207, 208, 209, 211, 216, 217, and Acuity Lakefront at night
- Platinum – Iron Island, Ravaged Path, Oreburgh Gate, Oreburgh Mine, Wayward Cave, Mt. Travail, Lost Tower (all times), Routes 203, 204, 206, 207, 208, 209, 211, 214, 216, and Acuity Lakefront (night)
- HeartGold and SoulSilver – Dark Cave, Union Cave, Slowpoke Well, Ilex Forest, Burned Tower, Mt. Travail, Ice Path, Whirl Islands (all times), Routes 32 and 33 (night)
- Black and White – Available by trading
- X and Y – Connecting Cave
- Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon – Hau’oli Cemetery, Verdant Cavern, Ten Carat Hill
Here’s where/how you can get one in the side games:
- Pokémon Snap – Tunnel
- Pokémon Channel – In the Ruins of Truth
- Pokémon Pinball Ruby & Sapphire – Obtained through hatching an egg
- Pokémon Trozei! – Phobos Drill, Endless Level 19, Trozei Battle, Mr. Fuji (Adventures)
- Red Rescue Team & Blue Rescue Team – Lapis Cave (1-3F), Murky Cave (1-5F)
- Explorers of Time & Explorers of Darkness – Aegis Cave
- Pokémon Ranger – Krokka Tunnel
- Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia – Ranger School, Marine Cave
- Pokémon Rumble – Rocky Cave
- PokéPark Wii: Pikachu’s Adventure – Cavern Zone
- Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs – Rasp Cavern, Fire Temple
In Pokémon Go, the creature spawn in various locations against the backdrop of a real-life map.
What are Zubat and Golbat’s weaknesses?
Pokémon fall into various types, including Fire, Water and Fighting.
Zubat and Golbat are Poison/Flying Pokémon.
Creatures in this category are vulnerable to Electric and Rock Pokémon.
However, they’re strong when facing those in the Bug, Grass, and Fighting types.