Shadow Golbat

Shadow Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Shadow GolbatPoison Flying Shiny Pokémon icon

Shadow Golbat is a Poison and Flying-type Pokémon with a Max CP of 2234 in Pokémon GO. Shadow Golbat's best moveset is Wing Attack and Shadow Ball. It is weather boosted by Cloudy and Windy weather, and it was originally found in the Kanto region. Shiny Shadow Golbat is available in Pokémon GO.

Shadow Golbat is weak to Electric, Ice, Psychic, and Rock-type moves. It takes reduced damage from Fairy, Ground, Poison, Bug, Fighting, and Grass-type moves.

Stats

Max CP2234 CP
Attack161 ATK
Defense150 DEF
Stamina181 STA
Weather Boost
  • cloudyCloudy
  • windyWindy
ReleasedYes Yes
Shiny releasedShadow Golbat can be Shiny in Pokémon GO Yes
Buddy distance1 km
Pokédex informationPokédex information
Pokédex Number#42
Height1.6 m
Weight55 kg
RegionKanto Generation 1
Can be tradedAllowed
Pokémon Home transferAllowed
Base Catch Rate20%
Base Flee Rate7.000000000000001%
Catch rewards
5 Candy
300 Stardust
Additional Move Cost
25 Candy
10000 Candy

Shadow Golbat type chart

Takes increased damage
ElectricElectric160.0%
IceIce160.0%
PsychicPsychic160.0%
RockRock160.0%
Takes decreased damage
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 Golbat's best moves and move sets

Moves

Shadow Golbat's best moveset is Wing Attack and Shadow Ball, with 12.16 DPS (damage per second) and 227.4 TDO (total damage output). These moves are boosted by Windy and Fog weather.

Best Shadow Golbat moves
DPS12.16
TDO227.44
Score18.5
Weather Boost
  • windy
  • fog
Pro tip by Professor WillowIf you are unable to get Shadow Golbat with its best moveset, we recommend to use Bite/Shadow Ball. You will lose around 3.2% DPS and TDO, which makes these moves a viable alternative to Shadow Golbat's strongest moveset (Wing Attack/Shadow Ball).

Shadow Golbat moves comparison

The following chart shows Shadow Golbat's DPS and TDO for every fast and charge attack combination. This chart is useful for comparing the relative strength of Shadow Golbat'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.FlyingWing Attack GhostShadow Ball 12.16227.418.5
      2.DarkBite GhostShadow Ball 11.94223.417.9
      3.DarkBite FlyingAir Cutter 10.41194.613.7
      4.FlyingWing Attack FlyingAir Cutter 10.37194.013.6
      5.DarkBite PoisonPoison Fang 10.11189.012.9
      6.FlyingWing Attack PoisonPoison Fang 10.01187.212.7
      7.DarkBite GhostOminous Wind *9.77182.712.3
      8.FlyingWing Attack GhostOminous Wind *9.64180.212.2
      9.DarkBite NormalFrustration 6.04112.97.6
      10.FlyingWing Attack NormalFrustration 5.3299.56.7

      Fast Attacks

      • DarkBite6Damage4Energy
        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 ↗
      • FlyingWing Attack8Damage9Energy
        Toggle more information for move: Wing Attack
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 160.0%
          • FightingFighting
          • BugBug
          • GrassGrass
        • 62.5%
          • RockRock
          • SteelSteel
          • ElectricElectric
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Damage8
        Energy9
        Weather boost
        • windyWindy
        Duration0.8s
        Damage window0.6s - 0.8s
        Trainer Battles
        Damage5
        Energy8

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

      Charged Moves

      • PoisonPoison Fang35Damage33Energy
        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 ↗
      • GhostOminous Wind *50Damage33Energy
        Toggle more information for move: Ominous Wind
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 160.0%
          • GhostGhost
          • PsychicPsychic
        • 62.5%
          • DarkDark
        • 39.1%
          • NormalNormal
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Damage50
        Energy33
        Weather boost
        • fogFog
        Duration2.3s
        Damage window1.9s - 2.1s
        Trainer Battles
        Damage45
        Energy45

        Effects
        Special effectsSpecial

        Ominous Wind has a 10.0% chance to:

        • Increase User's Attack by 25.0%
        • Increase User's Defense by 25.0%
        See Ominous Wind details page ↗
      • GhostShadow Ball100Damage50Energy
        Toggle more information for move: Shadow Ball
        Type effectiveness chart
        • 160.0%
          • GhostGhost
          • PsychicPsychic
        • 62.5%
          • DarkDark
        • 39.1%
          • NormalNormal
        Gym and Raid Battles
        Damage100
        Energy50
        Weather boost
        • fogFog
        Duration3.0s
        Damage window2.4s - 2.8s
        Trainer Battles
        Damage100
        Energy55

        Effects
        Shadow Ball has no special effects.
        See Shadow Ball details page ↗
      • FlyingAir Cutter60Damage50Energy
        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 ↗
      • NormalFrustration10Damage33Energy
        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 Golbat has in Pokémon GO, along with their corresponding DPS (Damage per Second) and TDO (Total Damage Output).

      Shadow Golbat Special CP Values

      CP Chart

      Max CP values in Raids, Eggs, Field Research

      Shadow Golbat's Max CP is at Level 50. Shadow Golbat Combat Power values in Pokémon GO Raids, Eggs, and Field Research encounter can be found below.

      Max CPMax CP2234 CP
      Level 50, 15/15/15 IVs
      Field ResearchResearch800 CP - 847 CP
      Level 15, 10/10/10 minimum IVs
      Pokémon EggEggs1066 CP - 1129 CP
      Level 20, 10/10/10 minimum IVs
      Raid catchRaids1017 CP - 1129 CP
      Level 20, 6/6/6 minimum IVs
      Raid catchRaidsWeather Boost
      • cloudyCloudy
      • windyWindy
      1272 CP - 1412 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 Golbat Max CP Chart

      CP Chart

      Max Combat Power per Level chart

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

      LVLCPLVLCPLVLCP
      127 CP287 CP3147 CP
      4206 CP5266 CP6326 CP
      7385 CP8445 CP9505 CP
      10564 CP11621 CP12677 CP
      13734 CP14790 CP15847 CP
      16903 CP17960 CP181016 CP
      191073 CP201129 CP211186 CP
      221242 CP231299 CP241355 CP
      251412 CP261468 CP271525 CP
      281581 CP291638 CP301694 CP
      311722 CP321750 CP331779 CP
      341807 CP351835 CP361863 CP
      371892 CP381920 CP391948 CP
      401976 CP412001 CP422027 CP
      432052 CP442078 CP452103 CP
      462129 CP472155 CP482181 CP
      492208 CP502234 CP

      Mega Pokémon that boost Shadow Golbat

      Photobomb

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

      Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega VenusaurMega Pokémon iconMega Venusaur
      GrassPoison
      Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega BeedrillMega Pokémon iconMega Beedrill
      BugPoison
      Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega PidgeotMega Pokémon iconMega Pidgeot
      NormalFlying
      Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega GengarMega Pokémon iconMega Gengar
      GhostPoison
      Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega PinsirMega Pokémon iconMega Pinsir
      BugFlying
      Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega AerodactylMega Pokémon iconMega Aerodactyl
      RockFlying
      Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega SalamenceMega Pokémon iconMega Salamence
      DragonFlying
      Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega Rayquaza
      DragonFlying
      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 and Groudon
      • Primal Kyogre boosts Water-, Electric- and Bug-type attacks and Pokémon.
      • Primal Groudon boosts Fire-, Grass- and Ground-type attacks and Pokémon.

      Shadow Golbat Catch Rates

      Catch Rates

      The base catch rate for Shadow Golbat in Pokémon GO is 24.03%, calculated for catching a Level 20 with no berries. Curved Great throw has a 50.38% chance to catch, and adding a Razz Berry raises that to 65.04%.

      CogConfigure
                NormalNiceGreatExcellent
                No Berry
                -24.03%27.09%33.78%39.85%
                Curve37.32%41.56%50.38%57.86%
                Razz BerryRazz Berry
                -33.78%37.75%46.11%53.35%
                Curve50.38%55.33%65.04%72.65%
                Silver Pinap BerrySilver Pinap Berry
                - 39.02%43.38%52.38%59.95%
                Curve56.87%61.98%71.67%78.89%
                Golden Razz BerryGolden Razz Berry
                - 49.69%54.62%64.32%71.94%
                Curve68.90%73.89%82.65%88.47%
                InfoMore information

                Catch probability with multiple throws

                In order to help Trainers understand their overall odds when catching Shadow Golbat, 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 Golbat costumes

                Photobomb

                A list of Shadow Golbat costumes available in Pokémon GO.

                No costume sprites available

                Shadow Golbat high resolution sprites

                Photobomb

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

                Shadow Golbat Pokédex entries

                Kanto
                VersionsPokédex entry
                Red, BlueOnce it strikes, it will not stop draining energy from the victim even if it gets too heavy to fly.
                YellowIt attacks in a stealthy manner, without warning. Its sharp fangs are used to bite and suck blood.
                GoldHowever hard its victim's hide may be, it punctures with sharp fangs and gorges itself with blood.
                SilverIt can drink more than 10 ounces of blood at once. If it has too much, it gets heavy and flies clumsily.
                CrystalWhen it plunges its fangs into its prey, it instantly draws and gulps down more than ten ounces of blood.
                RubyGOLBAT loves to drink the blood of living things. It is particularly active in the pitch black of night. This POKéMON flits around in the night skies, seeking fresh blood.
                SapphireGOLBAT bites down on prey with its four fangs and drinks the victim’s blood. It becomes active on inky dark moonless nights, flying around to attack people and POKéMON.
                EmeraldIts fangs easily puncture even thick animal hide. It loves to feast on the blood of people and POKéMON. It flits about in darkness and strikes from behind.
                FireRedIt clamps down on its prey with needle- sharp fangs and drains over 10 ounces of blood in one gulp.
                LeafGreenOnce it bites, it will not stop draining energy from the victim even if it gets too heavy to fly.
                DiamondIt loves the blood of humans and Pokémon. It flies around at night in search of neck veins.
                PearlOnce it starts sucking blood, it does not stop until it is full. It flies at night in search of prey.
                Platinum, Black, WhiteIts sharp fangs puncture the toughest of hides and have small holes for greedily sucking blood.
                HeartGoldHowever hard its victim’s hide may be, it punctures with sharp fangs and gorges itself with blood.
                SoulSilverIt can drink more than 10 ounces of blood at once. If it has too much, it gets heavy and flies clumsily.
                Black 2, White 2Flitting around in the dead of night, it sinks its fangs into its prey and drains a nearly fatal amount of blood.
                XOnce it bites, it will not stop draining energy from the victim even if it gets too heavy to fly.
                YOnce it starts sucking blood, it does not stop until it is full. It flies at night in search of prey.
                Omega RubyGolbat loves to drink the blood of living things. It is particularly active in the pitch black of night. This Pokémon flits around in the night skies, seeking fresh blood.
                Alpha SapphireGolbat bites down on prey with its four fangs and drinks the victim’s blood. It becomes active on inky dark moonless nights, flying around to attack people and Pokémon.
                SunIts thick fangs are hollow like straws, making them unexpectedly fragile. These fangs are specialized for sucking blood.
                MoonSometimes they drink so much blood, they can’t fly anymore. Then they fall to the ground and become food for other Pokémon.
                Ultra SunEvery once in a while, you’ll see a Golbat that’s missing some fangs. This happens when hunger drives it to try biting a Steel-type Pokémon.
                Ultra MoonThey can suck down over 10 ounces of blood in one go. They have been known to drink so much blood that they can no longer fly.
                Let's Go, Pikachu!, Let's Go, Eevee!It attacks in a stealthy manner, without warning. Its sharp fangs are used to bite and to suck blood.
                SwordIt loves to drink other creatures’ blood. It’s said that if it finds others of its kind going hungry, it sometimes shares the blood it’s gathered.
                ShieldIts feet are tiny, but this Pokémon walks skillfully. It sneaks up on sleeping prey before sinking in its fangs and slurping up blood.
                Legends: ArceusIt sinks its sharp fangs into other creatures and slurps up their blood. A closer look at the fangs reveals that they are hollow and akin to straws.