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How To Evolve Golbat

How To Evolve Golbat

Charles Scott, a Pokemon expert and an administrator for the Pika Club, shows you how to evolve Golbat into Crobat.


Golbat is the bat Pokemon and a poison flying type. It is no. 42 in the National Pokedex. Golbat first appeared in the Red and Blue versions of the game and became able to evolve into a Crobat in the Gold, Silver and Crystal sequels.

Golbat will evolve into Crobat automatically via happiness. Happiness is a hidden number which is tracked throughout the game but players cannot see.

To increase your Pokemon's happiness levels, you could add the the Pokemon to your party. Each step will add a point of happiness. Using items which increase stats, such as vitamins, or berries, which decrease stats will also increase the happiness levels of your Pokemon. Massaging your Pokemon or giving it a haircut will also add to its happiness levels. Feeding your Pokemon energy powder, energy root, heal powder or a revival powder or seeing it faint in battle will decrease happiness. Sticking the Pokemon inside the PC box will not cause its happiness to decrease, but trading a Pokemon to another player will mean its happiness levels reset.