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    Default Help! Golbat won't evolve!

    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?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Willoweed View Post
    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?
    Did you get the national dex?

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    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.

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

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


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

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    Quote Originally Posted by thaBlob View Post
    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?
    Yeah you can get Weaviles and other evos too that's weird.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shotdown911 View Post
    Yeah you can get Weaviles and other evos too that's weird.
    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
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    Like others have said, try getting the national dex before trying again.

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    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.

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    You need a National Pokedex!

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