Koga's Golbat

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Koga's Golbat
キョウのゴルバット Kyō's Golbat
Poké Ball
Koga Golbat Adventures.png
Koga's Golbat
Debuts in That Awful Arbok!
Caught at Kanto
Gender Male*
Ability Inner Focus*
Current location With Koga
This Pokémon has not evolved.
Voice actor Japanese English
As Golbat Shin'ichirō Miki Eric Stuart (EP032)
Shin'ichirō Miki (BW116)

Koga's Golbat (Japanese: キョウのゴルバット Kyō's Golbat) is Koga's main Pokémon in the Pokémon Adventures manga as well as in the Pokémon anime.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga


Koga's Golbat first made a cameo appearance in That Awful Arbok!, but it wasn't until 15 rounds later that Golbat is seen in action. Koga's Golbat is much smaller than the average Golbat. Its Supersonic can be used to create a magic mirror for scrying to see things from a distance, even if walls or land are in the way. This is shown when Koga uses it to see what is going on in the Pokémon Tower without actually being inside.

Golbat under Blue's ownership

After Blue defeated Koga at Silph Co., he stole Golbat to locate Professor Oak. He later returned it to its rightful owner on Cerise Island. At the island however, Koga and Blue were attacked by Agatha, and both are separated. Koga's Golbat ended up with Blue to battle Agatha's Golbat and later her Arbok. After Koga received Golbat again, Koga battled Agatha's Arbok by making use of its Leech Life to suck blood from his body. Koga then told Golbat to spit the blood at Arbok's body, thereby disabling Arbok's ability to change patterns. After knocking out Agatha's Gengar, Blue commanded Golbat to use Confuse Ray to prevent Agatha from escaping into the shadows again.

Golbat later makes a cameo appearance as a flashback in The Last Battle X, where it was seen trying to save Koga from the collapsing Cerise Island.

Moves used

Koga Golbat Razor Wind Adventures.png
Using Razor Wind
Move First Used In
Supersonic That Awful Arbok!
Razor Wind Go for the Golbat
Haze Muk Raking
Leech Life Weezing Winks Out
Confuse Ray Gimme Shellder
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.

In the anime


Golbat in the anime
Golbat in the Best Wishes series flashback

Koga's Golbat's only appearance was in The Ninja Poké-Showdown. During Koga's and Ash's rematch, Koga sent out Golbat to battle Ash's Charmander. Golbat started with a Wing Attack, moving too fast for Charmander to handle. Though initially unable to keep up with Golbat's speed, Charmander was able to fend it off with an Ember attack. Golbat then used a Screech attack, which, while effective, didn't stop Charmander from retaliating with Flamethrower. After initially evading the flames, Golbat was struck by the attack, after which it succumbed to Charmander's Fire Spin, winning Ash the Soul Badge.

It also reappeared in a flashback in The Fires of a Red-Hot Reunion!.

Personality and characteristics

Very little is known about Golbat's personality as it was only used in the second part of Ash's Gym battle with Koga. However, it was proven to be a tough opponent, as Charmander was unable to keep up with its speed when it used Wing Attack, as well as how badly its Screech affected not only Charmander, but everyone in the vicinity (except for Koga). Koga was the only one subjected to Golbat's Screech who seemed completely unfazed by the noise, which suggests that the two have a lot of experience battling together.

Moves used

Koga Golbat Screech.png
Using Screech
Move First Used In
Wing Attack The Ninja Poké-Showdown
Screech The Ninja Poké-Showdown
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.

In the games

Koga's Golbat is only featured in Pokémon Stadium 2. In the Generation II games and their remakes, he uses a Crobat instead.

Pokémon Stadium 2
Round 2
Poison Flying
Held item:
Golbat Lv.50
Double Team
Wing Attack

In the TCG

Koga's Golbat is featured in the TCG. The following is a list of cards named Koga's Golbat.

Koga's Golbat
Cards listed with a blue background are only legal to use in the current Expanded format.
Cards listed with a silver background are legal to use in both the current Standard and Expanded formats.
Card Type English
Rarity # Japanese
Rarity #
Koga's Golbat Grass Gym Challenge Uncommon 46/132 Challenge from the Darkness Uncommon  

Related articles

For more information on this Pokémon's species, see Golbat.

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