In Allied by Alakazam!, Blue returned Golbat to his rightful owner on Cerise Island. At the island, however, Koga and Blue were attacked by Agatha, and both are separated. 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.
Personality and characteristics
Golbat is a strong and resourceful Pokémon, being Koga's main choice for most situations. Golbat is much smaller than the average Golbat. Koga mainly uses Golbat for his Supersonic, which 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.
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.
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.
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.