POISON / FLYING
– TM Hyper Beam
– TM Mega Drain
– 32 Wing Attack / TM Double Edge
– 21 Confuse Ray
Oh now we’re talking. No more outclassed Pokemon — now its just plain old, bottom of the barrel, trash. Golbat is so very horrendous that it makes you wonder what those silly game designers were thinking.
First off, that typing. I brought this up with Venomoth, but its worth reiterating. Flying, Rock, Fire, Psychic, Bug, and Poison all hit it for super effective damage (40% of all types in the game). 75/70/75 is a tad below average defensively, but with that typing it may as well just stick its little bat butt in your face for you to kick.
The other stats aren’t very bad, at 80 attack and 90 speed, which would be workable if not for a tiny, little, gigantic problem. The movepool of this thing is beyond laughable. Mega Drain, a 40 power move running off a below average Special of 75, is recommended and will probably be the main move of this thing. Golbat also has the option to run Wing Attack. Well that isn’t that bad right? In RBY Wing Attack had not 60 power, but 35. That is the power level of TACKLE. Oh, yes, you can run Double Edge with a decent attack stat, but seeing its frailty has been covered, recoil is a bad idea. Well then there’s Hyper Beam, the emergency move for most, which kind of has to be used regularly in order to make Golbat anywhere near worth — ok, nevermind. Nothing makes this thing worth it.
Golbat’s sprite is the worst of any Pokemon in any of the games to date, its worth in battle is about as much as a fortune cookie on acid, its type is among the worst in the game, and it’s just…What words are there really? Just don’t. Ever.
I do not own the photo. Although it perfectly depicts that awful sprite.