How to get Crobat in Pokemon Go: Best moveset for PvP & PvE, can it be shiny, more

Niladri Sarkar
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Crobat is a classic Gen 2 species every Pokemon Go player is eager to add to their collection, so here’s how to get it, its best moves for PvP and PvE, shiny chances, and more.

Crobat is an iconic Poison/Flying-type Pokemon from the anime and Pokemon Go players want to have it in their PvP and PvE teams.

So, here’s all you need to know to get Crobat in Pokemon Go, along with details on its best moveset for PvP and PvE battles, its shiny chances, and how good it is in the meta.

How to catch Crobat in Pokemon Go

Here’s how you can get Crobat in Pokemon Go:

  • By catching it in the wild
  • By beating its 3-Star Raids
  • By catching a wild Golbat and evolving it with 100 Candy
  • By catching a wild Zubat, evolving it to a Golbat with 25 Candy, and then to a Crobat with 100 Candy.

Zubat is a common spawn, while wild Golbat and Crobat are rare. But, you’re likely to find all three during Cloudy or Windy in-game weather in Pokemon Go.

Be sure to use a Pinap or Silver Pinap Berry each time you catch Zubat or Golbat to get Crobat quickly.

Can Crobat be shiny in Pokemon Go?

Yes, you can get shiny Crobat in Pokemon Go by evolving shiny Zubat. Keep in mind that the shiny versions of Golbat and Crobat cannot be found in the wild or through Raids, and evolving a shiny Zubat is the only way.

The shiny odds of a wild Zubat are 1 in 512 encounters.

Crobat Pokemon Go best moveset for PvP

The best PvP moves for Crobat in Pokemon Go is Air Slash with Poison Fang and Shadow Ball.

Air Slash has balanced damage output and energy gains that help Crobat use Poison Fang. This sneaky Charged Move costs only 40 energy, letting Crobat bait shields. Also, it is guaranteed to drop the opponent’s Defense stat by one stage, making it useful even in unfavorable matchups.

I’ve often switched out Crobat after using this move and then easily defeated the debuffed opponent by bringing in a counter. Additionally, I’ve also found it great for farming energy with Fast Moves. The other amazing Charged Move is the Ghost-type Shadow Ball. Even though it doesn’t get STAB (Same Type Attack Bonus), its wide neutral coverage can help you win many battles.

Crobat Pokemon Go best moveset for PvE

The best PvE moves for Crobat in Pokemon Go are Air Slash and Sludge Bomb.

Without any Poison-type Fast Move, Crobat is left with Air Slash but it makes up for that with Sludge Bomb. This moveset makes Crobat an excellent counter to Grass types, while also being useful against Fairy types.

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Crobat’s stats in Pokemon Go are 194 Attack, 178 Defense, and 198 HP.

Is Crobat good in Pokemon Go?

Yes, Crobat is good in Pokemon Go PvP and is decent in PvE. It’s useful in the Great and Ultra League to counter Meganium and Togekiss, and a good addition to your lineup for Tapu Bulu Raids.

Complete Crobat Pokemon Go moveset

Here are all the moves that Crobat can learn in Pokemon Go:

Crobat Pokemon Go Fast Moves

  • Air Slash (Flying)
  • Bite (Dark)

Crobat Pokemon Go Charged Moves

  • Sludge Bomb (Poison)
  • Poison Fang (Poison)
  • Cross Poison (Poison)
  • Air Cutter (Flying)
  • Shadow Ball (Ghost)

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