- Voice actor: Shin'ichirō Miki (both English and Japanese)
Zubat is a small, blue bat-like Pokémon. It has two long, skinny legs. Zubat's face lacks any eyes and a nose. The insides of Zubat's ears and undersides of its wings are purple. Zubat's wings are supported by elongated 'fingers', and four teeth can be discerned from inside its mouth, two on the lower jaw and two on the upper. A Zubat's height is 2'07" and weight is 16.5 lbs.
A female has smaller fangs.
Though blind, they get around well with echolocation. They can also confuse foes with their high-pitched squeals.
Zubat is mostly nocturnal, forming colonies in perpetually dark places and hanging upside-down when asleep. When they awake, Zubat will constantly swarm around caves during the nighttime.
Since Zubat prefer the dark, their primary habitat is caves, although during the daytime Zubat may also stay under the eaves of old buildings or in forests. However, at night, they can be found roaming outside, usually for food. It has a very wide range which includes Kanto, Johto, Hoenn, Sinnoh, Unova and even Orre.
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At night it goes in search of other fruits to suck the juices from, although the information is not documented as clearly as that of its evolution, Golbat.
Zubat are commonly found in any random caves in the anime, and sometimes outdoors at night.