Excuse the small Pokemon rant but Zubat is not awesome. The only reasons I’ve heard for Zubat being awesome is that it evolves in Crobat. Ummm the best reason you got for me is that it’s better that he’s not Zubat anymore? Seriously? You just proved my point.
Be thankful for his evolutionary prowess, but that doesn’t make him, individually, a great Pokemon. It makes Crobat an awesome Pokemon. Don’t tell me he is amazing ESPECIALLY when you compare him to Lapras, Articuno or other BETTER Pokemon.