12 Best Bat Pokemon, Ranked

Unleash the Bat squad!

Amirul Annuar
Amirul Annuar - Writer
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Throughout the series, many different Pokemon exist, scattered all over the various continents. Bat Pokemon is one example, making their homes inside dark caverns or uninhabited caves, away from bustling cities and people.

Due to their unique designs and physiology, bat Pokemon are extremely agile and quick, able to swoop in and out of battle in the blink of an eye. If you find them fascinating, here are twelve of the best bat Pokemon discovered so far:



Region: Kanto
Category: Generation 1
Type: Poison, Flying

Unsurprisingly, Zubats are the most popular bat Pokemon ever. You can find them in almost every region, and they’ll relentlessly bug you if you trespass inside their territories.

They don’t have eyes and nostrils, relying entirely on their ears to navigate their surroundings via echolocation. This might explain why they attack indiscriminately regardless of how intimidating their foes might be.



Region: Kanto
Category: Generation 1
Type: Poison, Flying

Golbats are the advanced evolution of Zubats, and they are larger and scarier. They can see very clearly in the dark now, with their heightened senses making them loathsome blood-suckers at night.

That being said, many trainers have been able to train Golbats for Pokemon battles, and they are quite formidable due to their ability to learn Poison-type attacks.



Region: Kalos
Category: Generation VI
Type: Flying, Dragon

Noiverns are considered pseudo-legendary Pokemon, being very rare yet exceptionally strong for Pokemon battles. They’re known to be hard to manage due to their temper, and only the most well-known trainers, like Ash Ketchum, have succeeded in gaining the trust of their Noiverns.

Their Dragon-type nature makes them particularly durable and tough, endearing them to hardcore Poke-fans. In fact, some Pokemon UNITE players have been calling for Noivern to be added as a fearsome jungler for a while now, which might just happen.



Region: Kalos
Category: Generation VI
Type: Flying, Dragon

The smaller counterpart to Noiverns, Noibats are very much the same albeit tinier and less aggressive. Although omnivores by nature,  Noibats prefer consuming fruits over other meals.

Their large ears make them much more acute at detecting sound waves than other types of bat Pokemon.



Region: Johto
Category: Generation II
Type: Ground, Flying

A mix between bat and crab Pokemon, Gligars live in deserts and rocky areas, not minding the daytime for their activities. They are somewhat hard to encounter in the wild, always staying close to their nests located along steep cliffsides.

Gligars have their own venom stored inside their stingers, using them if they find themselves cornered. Because of this, they are found to be resistant to other Pokemon’s venom as well.



Region: Sinnoh
Category: Generation IV
Type: Ground, Flying

After migrating to a different region, Glisgars have been observed evolving into Gliscors when holding a Razor Claw at night. The exact reasoning is still unknown, but this evolution makes Gliscors much more sturdier than before, besides an appetite for blood.

In combat, they are extremely fast and dangerous, flying around as a blur before injecting toxins using their stingers when an opening is presented, poisoning or paralyzing their victims.



Region: Johto
Category: Generation II
Type: Poison, Flying

Under very specific conditions, Golbats can transform into Crobats, changing their form to become more aerodynamic. Because of this, Crobats can now fly at tremendous speeds, making them one of the fastest Pokemon to ever exist.

Kanto’s Rock-type gym leader and Ash’s best friend, Brock, owns a Crobat that he calls upon from time to time,



Region: Unova
Category: Generation V
Type: Psychic, Flying

Woobats are a special type of bat Pokemon. Unlike others, they are capable of using devastating Psychic elemental moves.

As such, they make for excellent counters against Poison-type Pokemon, such as Zubats. Still, they are mainly peaceful, avoiding conflict unless necessary for self-defense. 



Region: Unova
Category: Generation V
Type: Psychic, Flying

Evolving from Woobats, Swoobats retain many of their familiar features, particularly the heart-shaped nose. However, their Psychic abilities are much stronger than before, not to forget their now unobstructed eyes for better vision.

During battles, Swoobats are sometimes underestimated because of their innocent-looking demeanors. In reality, that’s far from being the case, as proven by a prominent Swoobat trainer, Skyla, who’s also Mistralton’s gym leader.



Region: Alola
Category: Generation VII
Type: Psychic, Ghost

An overwhelmingly powerful being, Lunala is deemed a legendary Pokemon. She can create Ultra Wormholes and travel between different planets/ universes on a whim.

Despite her might, she is a peaceful entity, justified by her actions against another legendary Pokemon, Necrozma, in Pokemon Moon.



Region: Galar
Category: Generation VIII
Type: Grass, Dragon

Flapple might not seem like a bat Pokemon at all, but his distinctive characteristics depict those of one. Using his reptilian grip to stick to the insides of the gigantic apple he’s housed in, he can fly and behaves just like other bat-like Pokemon on this list.

Being a dual Grass-Dragon Pokemon, Flapples are difficult to beat in battle. They’re quite hard to find in the wild too, camouflaging themselves among other apples in the environment.



Region: Alola
Category: Generation VII
Type: Dark, Dragon

Although Guzzlord isn’t necessarily a bat Pokemon, his small wings and dark color scheme befits bat-like elements, cementing his inclusion. He is an Ultra Beast; an inter-dimensional being capable of traveling between universes through Ultra Wormholes created by Lunala or Solgaleo.

His nightmarish appearance is warranted; Guzzlord is believed to have an insatiable appetite, able to feed on large things, including small mountains.


These are the twelve best bat Pokemon introduced into the franchise, spanning multiple media such as animes and video games. If you believe we missed out on a few, make sure to remind us by sharing them in the comments section below!

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By Amirul Annuar Writer
Amirul is a proud gamer, always busy writing articles, scripts, and guides when he’s not with family or connected in-game.Extremely friendly, chill, and laid back, Amirul always looks towards the positive side of things when the going gets tough.
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