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Help! Golbat won't evolve!

Discussion in 'Pokémon Generation III Discussion' started by Willoweed, Mar 1, 2008.

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  1. Willoweed

    Willoweed New Member

    I just restarted my LG, and my Golbat won't evolve. The evolution screen has popped up 3 times now, and it always just ends with a question mark. I thought that it was because I didn't have a gym badge, but I got it and it still won't evolve. Does anyone know why?
     
  2. Did you get the national dex?
     
  3. .Bambi.

    .Bambi. Be Wise, Tell Lies.

    Crobat is a Johto Pokemon, so it isn't in the Kanto Region PokeDex. Because of this, your Golbat can't evolve, as it would evolve into a Pokemon that, according to your Kanto PokeDex, doesn't exist. So, like Santa Claus 11 said, you need to obtain the National Dex before you can evolve your Golbat to Crobat, breed Clefairy to make Cleffa, etc.

    So unfortunately, you cannot get Crobat until you beat the Elite 4.
     
  4. henri_chung

    henri_chung ^not real name,noobs

    beat the elite 4. Get the National dex then evolve Golbat.
     
  5. Pokenicks

    Pokenicks Come at me bro

    This is probably because you didn't obtain the National Dex. Showing the question mark means that the picture isn't available to view unless a certain Pokedex is obtained (in this case, the National Dex). If you want to get the National Dex, you must defeat the Elite 4.
     
  6. Dresden

    Dresden Pokémon Master

    Oh wow, damn, I hadn't thought of that either. I want my Crobat, too, though!!!!
     
  7. thaBlob

    thaBlob < He no liek mudkipz

    I had exactly the same problem. Although this did occur to me, in HG you can evolve Togekiss without the national dex cant you?
    And if you traded a crobat from... Ruby it would work, so why not here?
     
  8. LanceTheDragonMaster

    LanceTheDragonMaster Dances With Dragons

    you can't trade with ruby until you get the nat dex.
     
  9. DasBoot

    DasBoot Well-Known Member

    Pretty much what everyone else has said.

    Get the National Dex after obtaining 60 or more different Pokémon.
    Reach the Golbat's max happiness level.
    Then level it by one level or more.
     
  10. shotdown911

    shotdown911 Pokemon Dealer

    Yeah you can get Weaviles and other evos too that's weird.
     
  11. Ravenous14

    Ravenous14 Elite Trainer

    don't forget, we're talking about 3rd gen here, not 4th

    most Pokemon that are able to evolve in 4th gen that were Johto based Pokemon were added to the Johto Pokedex in HG/SS (such as Mamoswine, Yanmega, etc.) although, if you recieve the crown beasts on D/P they show up on the dex, regardless if you have the national dex or not, so I'm guessing it was a transitional thing from 3rd gen to 4th
     
  12. Mankanshoku Mako

    Mankanshoku Mako Well-Known Member

    Like others have said, try getting the national dex before trying again.
     
  13. Auraninja

    Auraninja I'm ready to Smash

    I think you have to also get 60 Pokemon in your obtained dex. After both requirements are done, you should be able to get Crobat.
     
  14. castlewars

    castlewars Chesnaught=Bowser

    You need a National Pokedex!
     
  15. SoopahScizor

    SoopahScizor The Master of Scizor

    National Dex ASAP.
     
  16. Nutter t.KK

    Nutter t.KK can Mega Evolve!

    Shutting, as this thread has been answered for months.
     
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