Bat-type Pokémon have appeared in the series since its inception in the ’90s. These creatures can become one of the biggest nuisances in the game for their opponents in battle, as they often inflict confusion or poison status and drain your party’s health. Here’s a full list of all the Bat-type Pokémon to date, ranked from best to worst.
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All Bat Pokemon from best to worst
Lunala is the legendary poster for Pokémon Moon. This gigantic bat looks like two crescent moons when its wings are fully spread, and since it’s Legendary, it has by far the highest potential of any Pokémon on this list. It’s Ghost and Psychic-type, making it a great choice for taking down Fighting, Normal, Psychic, and Poison-type Pokemon.
Crobat is the final evolution of Zubat and Golbat and has had a generally good following since its second generation debut. It may have lost some height thanks to a much smaller mouth, but Crobat is both faster and more powerful than its predecessor, making it a solid choice for Venom representation in your group.
With all the bat-type Pokémon you might expect to see in the series, you probably didn’t expect the Pokémon Company to introduce a dragon-type. This Noibat evolution is an intimidating presence that always looks cool when you have it by your side and is a reliable combat partner.
Gliscor is the darker evolution of Gligar, bringing the fear of a vampire bat-scorpion hybrid to the battlefield. It’s nowhere near the strongest option on this list, but we love its design and imagining how freaked we’d be if we saw one of these in real life.
We often have trouble remembering that Gligar even has an evolution because there’s not really much to separate them on this list other than the color change. It’s another flying scorpion bat that’s slightly weaker than its more menacing evolution.
Golbat was well represented in the early days of Pokemon due to Brock’s appearance in the anime and how common it and its former form Zubat were in the games. Known for being a little tougher than its first form, this very loudmouthed creature has multiple ways of confusing its enemies.
Noibat is the cute form that evolves into the draconian noivern. This tiny fruit bat makes its mark on this list more for its looks than its fighting potential. Its button eyes, dark purple coloring, and large ears make it a typical and expected addition to Pokémon.
Swoobat is another fairly standard bat-type Pokémon on this list, along with its heart-shaped nose and single ear. It has a unique tail that it uses to hang itself from trees and a large tuft of fur that is a remnant of its former form.
Woobat is weaker than its evolved form of Swoobat, but we’d say it’s at least a more interesting design since it’s a large ball of fluff with wings. This Pokémon doesn’t necessarily have many reasons to be in your party other than to work on building its friendship so you can evolve it.
Anyone who played early Pokémon games knows the headache of trying to get through a dark cave. Zubats spawned very frequently, causing your progress to be hampered after a few steps. While we love Crobat, we don’t enjoy his early days. This bat was considered more of a nuisance than anything else.
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