Shadow Zubat

Shadow Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Shadow ZubatPoison Flying Shiny Pokémon icon

Shadow Zubat is a Poison and Flying-type Pokémon in Pokémon GO, with a maximum Combat Power of 754 CP. Shadow Zubat best moveset in Pokémon GO is Bite and Sludge Bomb.

Shadow Zubat is weak to Electric, Ice, Psychic, and Rock moves. It is strong against Fairy, Ground, Poison, Bug, Fighting, and Grass moves. Shiny Shadow Zubat is available in Pokémon GO. Shadow Zubat is boosted by Cloudy and Windy weather.

Stats

Max CP754 CP
Attack83 ATK
Defense73 DEF
Stamina120 STA
Weather Boost
  • cloudyCloudy
  • windyWindy
ReleasedYes Yes
Shiny releasedShadow Zubat can be Shiny in Pokémon GO Yes
Buddy distance1 km
Pokédex informationPokédex information
Pokédex Number#41
Height0.8 m
Weight7.5 kg
RegionKanto Generation 1
Can be tradedAllowed
Pokémon Home transferAllowed
Base Catch Rate50%
Base Flee Rate20%
Catch rewards
3 Candy
100 Stardust
Additional Move Cost
25 Candy
10000 Candy

Shadow Zubat weaknesses and resistances

Weaknesses

Shadow Zubat takes increased damage from Electric, Ice, Psychic, and Rock type moves.
Weaknesses
ElectricElectric160.0%
IceIce160.0%
PsychicPsychic160.0%
RockRock160.0%

Resistances

Shadow Zubat takes reduced damage from Bug, Fighting, Grass, Fairy, Ground, and Poison type moves.
Resistances
BugBug39.1%
FightingFighting39.1%
GrassGrass39.1%
FairyFairy62.5%
GroundGround62.5%
PoisonPoison62.5%

Type chart shows the percentage (%) of damage taken from an incoming attack of a particular type.

Shadow Zubat's best moveset

Moves

Shadow Zubat's best moveset is Bite and Sludge Bomb, with 8.03 DPS (damage per second) and 55.2 TDO (total damage output). These moves are boosted by Fog and Cloudy weather. You need an Elite Charge TM to teach Shadow Zubat Sludge Bomb.

Best Shadow Zubat moves
DPS8.03
TDO55.16
Score8.3
Weather Boost
  • fog
  • cloudy
If you can't get Shadow Zubat's best moveset, be aware that you will lose ~18.8% DPS and TDO when using Bite and Air Cutter, Shadow Zubat's second best moveset. Try to get Shadow Zubat's strongest moveset - Bite and Sludge Bomb - if you can!

Shadow Zubat moves comparison

The following chart shows Shadow Zubat's DPS and TDO for every fast and charge attack combination. This chart is useful for comparing the relative strength of Shadow Zubat's movesets. You can change the weather and the opposing Pokémon to see how it affects the rankings.

      #
      Fast Attack
      Charged Attack
      DPS
      TDO
      Score 🔽
      1.DarkBite PoisonSludge Bomb *8.0355.28.3
      2.NormalQuick Attack PoisonSludge Bomb *7.8053.68.0
      3.DarkBite FlyingAir Cutter 6.5244.86.7
      4.DarkBite PoisonPoison Fang 6.4244.16.6
      5.NormalQuick Attack FlyingAir Cutter 6.0341.46.2
      6.NormalQuick Attack PoisonPoison Fang 5.9240.76.1
      7.DarkBite NormalSwift 5.9040.56.1
      8.NormalQuick Attack NormalSwift 5.3136.55.5
      9.DarkBite NormalFrustration 3.7225.63.8
      10.NormalQuick Attack NormalFrustration 2.9019.93.0

      Fast Attacks

      • DarkBiteDamage6Energy4Duration0.5s
        Toggle more information for move: Bite
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 160.0%
          • GhostGhost
          • PsychicPsychic
        • 62.5%
          • FightingFighting
          • DarkDark
          • FairyFairy
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Damage6
        Energy4
        Weather boost
        • fogFog
        Duration0.5s
        Damage window0.3s - 0.5s
        Trainer Battles
        Damage4
        Energy2

        Effects
        Bite has no special effects.
        See Bite details page ↗
      • NormalQuick AttackDamage8Energy10Duration0.8s
        Toggle more information for move: Quick Attack
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 62.5%
          • RockRock
          • SteelSteel
        • 39.1%
          • GhostGhost
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Damage8
        Energy10
        Weather boost
        • partlyCloudyPartly Cloudy
        Duration0.8s
        Damage window0.3s - 0.6s
        Trainer Battles
        Damage5
        Energy8

        Effects
        Quick Attack has no special effects.
        See Quick Attack details page ↗

      Charged Moves

      • PoisonPoison FangDamage35Energy33Duration1.7s
        Toggle more information for move: Poison Fang
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 160.0%
          • GrassGrass
          • FairyFairy
        • 62.5%
          • PoisonPoison
          • GroundGround
          • RockRock
          • GhostGhost
        • 39.1%
          • SteelSteel
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Damage35
        Energy33
        Weather boost
        • cloudyCloudy
        Duration1.7s
        Damage window0.9s - 1.4s
        Trainer Battles
        Damage45
        Energy40

        Effects
        Special effectsSpecial

        Poison Fang has a 100.0% chance to:

        • Decrease Target's Defense by 20.0%
        See Poison Fang details page ↗
      • PoisonSludge Bomb *Damage80Energy50Duration2.3s
        Toggle more information for move: Sludge Bomb
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 160.0%
          • GrassGrass
          • FairyFairy
        • 62.5%
          • PoisonPoison
          • GroundGround
          • RockRock
          • GhostGhost
        • 39.1%
          • SteelSteel
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Damage80
        Energy50
        Weather boost
        • cloudyCloudy
        Duration2.3s
        Damage window1.1s - 2.1s
        Trainer Battles
        Damage80
        Energy50

        Effects
        Sludge Bomb has no special effects.
        See Sludge Bomb details page ↗
      • FlyingAir CutterDamage60Energy50Duration2.7s
        Toggle more information for move: Air Cutter
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 160.0%
          • FightingFighting
          • BugBug
          • GrassGrass
        • 62.5%
          • RockRock
          • SteelSteel
          • ElectricElectric
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Damage60
        Energy50
        Weather boost
        • windyWindy
        Duration2.7s
        Damage window1.8s - 2.5s
        Trainer Battles
        Damage60
        Energy55

        Effects
        Air Cutter has no special effects.
        See Air Cutter details page ↗
      • NormalSwiftDamage60Energy50Duration2.8s
        Toggle more information for move: Swift
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 62.5%
          • RockRock
          • SteelSteel
        • 39.1%
          • GhostGhost
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Damage60
        Energy50
        Weather boost
        • partlyCloudyPartly Cloudy
        Duration2.8s
        Damage window2.0s - 2.6s
        Trainer Battles
        Damage55
        Energy40

        Effects
        Swift has no special effects.
        See Swift details page ↗
      • NormalFrustrationDamage10Energy33Duration2.0s
        Toggle more information for move: Frustration
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 62.5%
          • RockRock
          • SteelSteel
        • 39.1%
          • GhostGhost
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Damage10
        Energy33
        Weather boost
        • partlyCloudyPartly Cloudy
        Duration2.0s
        Damage window1.0s - 1.8s
        Trainer Battles
        Damage10
        Energy70

        Effects
        Frustration has no special effects.
        See Frustration details page ↗
      Legacy Elite Fast and Charge Attacks can only be obtained during special events, or by using an Elite Fast TM or an Elite Charge TM. Legacy moves are marked with an asterisk (*). The table above provides information on different moves Shadow Zubat has in Pokémon GO, along with their corresponding DPS (Damage per Second) and TDO (Total Damage Output).

      Shadow Zubat Special CP Values

      CP Chart

      Max CP values in Raids, Eggs, Field Research

      Shadow Zubat's has 754 max CP (at Level 50). A Shadow Zubat obtained from Raids can be encountered from 316 CP to 381 CP, or if weather boosted, in the 396 CP to 476 CP range. In Field and Special Research, Shadow Zubat can be found in the 258 CP to 285 CP range.

      Max CPMax CP754 CP
      Level 50, 15/15/15 IVs
      Field ResearchResearch258 CP - 285 CP
      Level 15, 10/10/10 minimum IVs
      Pokémon EggEggs344 CP - 381 CP
      Level 20, 10/10/10 minimum IVs
      Raid catchRaids316 CP - 381 CP
      Level 20, 6/6/6 minimum IVs
      Raid catchRaidsWeather Boost
      • cloudyCloudy
      • windyWindy
      396 CP - 476 CP
      Weather boosted, Level 25, 6/6/6 minimum IVs
      InfoMore information
      • Field and Special Research encounters are always Level 15. IVs range from 10 (min) to 15 (max). Field Research encounters have a 10/10/10 IV floor.
      • Pokémon hatched from Eggs are always Level 20. IVs range from 10 (min) to 15 (max). Egg Hatches have a 10/10/10 IV floor.
      • Raid Bosses caught without weather boost are always Level 20. IVs range from 10 (min) to 15 (max). Raid Catches have a 10/10/10 IV floor.
        • 😈 Shadow Pokémon have 6/6/6 IV floor in raids.
      • Raid Bosses caught with weather boost are always Level 25. IVs range from 10 (min) to 15 (max). Weather boosted Raid Catches have a 10/10/10 IV floor.
        • 😈 Shadow Pokémon have 6/6/6 IV floor in raids.
      • Wild encounters range from Level 1 to Level 30 Pokémon. Their IVs range from 0 (min) to 15 (max) for each stat.
      • Weather Boosted wild Pokémon encounters get a 5 Level boost, bringing their Level range to Level 6 to Level 35. In addition, they have a guaraneed minimum IV value of 4 for each stat, resulting in a 4/4/4 IV floor.

      Shadow Zubat Max CP Chart

      CP Chart

      Max Combat Power per Level chart

      Shadow Zubat Max CP per level chart. This table shows maximum Combat Power values from Level 1 to Level 50.

      LVLCPLVLCPLVLCP
      19 CP229 CP349 CP
      469 CP589 CP6110 CP
      7130 CP8150 CP9170 CP
      10190 CP11209 CP12228 CP
      13247 CP14266 CP15285 CP
      16304 CP17324 CP18343 CP
      19362 CP20381 CP21400 CP
      22419 CP23438 CP24457 CP
      25476 CP26495 CP27514 CP
      28533 CP29552 CP30571 CP
      31581 CP32590 CP33600 CP
      34609 CP35619 CP36629 CP
      37638 CP38648 CP39657 CP
      40667 CP41675 CP42684 CP
      43692 CP44701 CP45710 CP
      46718 CP47727 CP48736 CP
      49745 CP50754 CP

      Mega Pokémon that boost Shadow Zubat

      Photobomb

      A list of Mega Pokémon that boost Shadow Zubat's Poison and Flying-type moves, Candy, and Candy XL from catching Shadow Zubat.

      Poison
      Flying
      Pokédex informationMore information

      Mega and Primal Raid BonusMega Pokémon boost the attack power of all other Pokémon when battling in Raid Battles by 10%. Attacks that share their type with the Mega Pokémon's type(s) receive a 30% boost. However, these bonuses do not stack if there are multiple Mega-Evolved Pokémon battling simultaneously; only the higher boost will be applied.

      Mega and Primal Catch BonusWhile a Pokémon is Mega-Evolved, additional XP and Candy is granted when catching a Pokémon that shares a type with it, or for any raid boss caught. These do not stack with each other. Additionally, High and Max Level Mega-Evolved Pokémon grant an increased chance to obtain Candy XL when catching a Pokémon that shares a type with it.

      Note on Primal Kyogre, Primal Groudon, and Mega Rayquaza
      • Primal Kyogre boosts Water-, Electric- and Bug-type attacks and Pokémon.
      • Primal Groudon boosts Fire-, Grass- and Ground-type attacks and Pokémon.
      • Mega Rayquaza boosts Flying-, Dragon- and Psychic-type attacks and Pokémon.

      Shadow Zubat Catch Rates

      Catch Rates

      The base catch rate for Shadow Zubat in Pokémon GO is 55.65%, calculated for catching a Level 20 with no berries. Curved Great throw has a 87.43% chance to catch, and adding a Razz Berry raises that to 95.54%.

      CogConfigure
                NormalNiceGreatExcellent
                No Berry
                -55.65%60.75%70.47%77.78%
                Curve74.90%79.60%87.43%92.25%
                Razz BerryRazz Berry
                -70.47%75.41%83.95%89.53%
                Curve87.43%90.79%95.54%97.84%
                Silver Pinap BerrySilver Pinap Berry
                - 76.86%81.42%88.87%93.33%
                Curve91.69%94.28%97.61%99.00%
                Golden Razz BerryGolden Razz Berry
                - 86.90%90.35%95.26%97.67%
                Curve96.84%98.12%99.44%99.83%
                InfoMore information

                Catch probability with multiple throws

                In order to help Trainers understand their overall odds when catching Shadow Zubat, we enable the functionality to showing the total chance to catch it depending on the number of available throws. We calculate this chance as if you repeated the same throw N-number of times.

                To activate this functionality, change the number of Number of throws to a value greater than 1. The Number of throws option is available in the configuration options above the chart

                Catch rate formula

                Pokémon GO catch rate formula can be expressed as follows:

                • CATCH_MULTIPLIERS = ball * curve * berry * throwType * (type1Medal + type2Medal / 2)
                • CATCH_RATE = 1 - Math.pow(1 - baseCatchRate / (2 * cpm), CATCH_MULTIPLIERS)

                There are different multipliers that come into play when calculating catch rate.

                Curved throws are more effective than regular throws, stronger types of Poké Ball have a higher catch rate, and using a Razz Berry or a Golden Razz Berry also improves your chances.

                Catch rate multipliers

                The following table shows all the different catch rate multipliers in Pokémon GO:

                MultiplierAmount
                Razz Berry1.5
                Silver Pinap Berry1.8
                Golden Razz Berry2.5
                Curveball1.7
                Nice Throw1.15
                Great Throw1.5
                Excellent Throw1.85
                PokéBall1.0
                Premier Ball1.0
                Great Ball1.5
                Ultra Ball2.0
                Bronze medal1.1
                Silver medal1.2
                Gold medal1.3

                List of Shadow Zubat costumes

                Photobomb

                A list of Shadow Zubat costumes available in Pokémon GO.

                No costume sprites available

                Shadow Zubat high resolution sprites

                Photobomb

                A list of high resolution Pokémon HOME sprites related to Shadow Zubat. Sprite description is a best guess on what the sprite is related to, use your own judgment. Click to download full 512x512 resolution.

                Wallpaper

                Shadow ZubatShadow Zubat

                Shadow Zubat Pokédex entries

                Kanto
                VersionsPokédex entry
                Red, BlueForms colonies in perpetually dark places. Uses ultrasonic waves to identify and approach targets.
                YellowEmits ultrasonic cries while it flies. They act as a sonar used to check for ob­ jects in its way.
                GoldWhile flying, it constantly emits ultrasonic waves from its mouth to check its sur­ roundings.
                SilverCapable of flying safely in dark places, it emits ultrasonic cries to check for any obstacles.
                CrystalDuring the day, it gathers with others and hangs from the ceilings of old buildings and caves.
                RubyZUBAT remains quietly unmoving in a dark spot during the bright daylight hours. It does so because prolonged exposure to the sun causes its body to become slightly burned.
                SapphireZUBAT avoids sunlight because exposure causes it to become unhealthy. During the daytime, it stays in caves or under the eaves of old houses, sleeping while hanging upside down.
                EmeraldWhile living in pitch-black caverns, their eyes gradually grew shut and deprived them of vision. They use ultrasonic waves to detect obstacles.
                FireRedIt has no eyes. Instead, it relies on its ultrasonic cries for echo location to flit about in darkness.
                LeafGreenIt forms colonies in perpetually dark places and uses ultrasonic waves to identify and approach targets.
                DiamondEven though it has no eyes, it can sense obstacles using ultrasonic waves it emits from its mouth.
                PearlDisliking sunlight, it sleeps deep in forests and caves until sundown.
                Platinum, Black, WhiteIt checks its surroundings and location using reflections of the ultrasonic waves from its mouth.
                HeartGoldWhile flying, it constantly emits ultrasonic waves from its mouth to check its surroundings.
                SoulSilverCapable of flying safely in dark places, it emits ultrasonic cries to check for any obstacles.
                Black 2, White 2It does not need eyes, because it emits ultrasonic waves to check its surroundings while it flies.
                XEven though it has no eyes, it can sense obstacles using ultrasonic waves it emits from its mouth.
                YIt has no eyes. Instead, it relies on its ultrasonic cries for echolocation to flit about in darkness.
                Omega RubyZubat remains quietly unmoving in a dark spot during the bright daylight hours. It does so because prolonged exposure to the sun causes its body to become slightly burned.
                Alpha SapphireZubat avoids sunlight because exposure causes it to become unhealthy. During the daytime, it stays in caves or under the eaves of old houses, sleeping while hanging upside down.
                SunIt sleeps in caves during the day. It has no eyes, so to check its surroundings while flying, it emits ultrasonic waves.
                MoonWhen exposed to sunlight, they suffer burns. The frequency of their ultrasonic waves can differ slightly from colony to colony.
                Ultra SunIt has no eyeballs, so it can’t see. It checks its surroundings via the ultrasonic waves it emits from its mouth.
                Ultra MoonTheir skin is so thin that they’ll be burned if sunlight hits them. When it gets cold out, they gather together to warm one another’s bodies.
                Let's Go, Pikachu!, Let's Go, Eevee!Emits ultrasonic cries while it flies. They act as a sonar used to check for objects in its way.
                SwordIt emits ultrasonic waves from its mouth to check its surroundings. Even in tight caves, Zubat flies around with skill.
                ShieldZubat live in caves, down where the sun’s light won’t reach. In the morning, they gather together to keep each other warm as they sleep.
                Legends: ArceusMakes its home in gloomy caves. Atrophied eyes have left this Pokémon blind, so it scans its surroundings via sound waves that it emits from its mouth as it flies.