Noctowl (Pokémon)

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Hoothoot #163: Hoothoot
Pokémon
#165: Ledyba Ledyba
This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Noctowl (disambiguation).
Noctowl
Owl Pokémon
ヨルノズク
Yorunozuku
#164
Noctowl



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Normal Flying
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Insomnia or Keen Eye Cacophony
Cacophony
Tinted Lens
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
90 (20.1%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Flying
Hatch time
3855 - 4111 steps
Height
5'03" 1.6 m
Noctowl
0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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Weight
89.9 lbs. 40.8 kg
Noctowl
0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
162
Gen. II-IV
Unknown
IV
158
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 2
Noctowl
2
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Shape
32px
Footprint
File:F164.png File:F000.png
{{{form2}}}
Pokédex color
Brown
Base friendship
70
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Noctowl (Japanese: ヨルノズク Yorunozuku) is a dual-type Normal/Flying Pokémon introduced in Generation II.

It evolves from Hoothoot starting at level 20.

Biology

File:Wings Alexander Noctowl.png
Wings Alexander's Noctowl

Noctowl is an avian Pokémon that resembles an owl. It has light brown plumage with a darker brown pattern of triangles on its chest. Its fan-like tail is the same dark brown, while its wings are a slightly lighter shade of brown with light brown undersides. It has red eyes with black rings around them and a second, cream-colored ring around the first. Above its eyes are bushy, cream-colored feather "horns" that resemble large eyebrows. Its small beak and talons are pinkish, and its feet are cream-colored with three toes facing forward and one backward. As shown in the anime, Noctowl can grow a small beard in its elderly stages.

Noctowl is a nocturnal Pokémon that is called "the emperor of dark nights" by some. It has exceptional eyes that concentrate the faintest light and give it night vision, supple wings capable of silent flight, and it can twist its head at a 180-degree angle to increase its intellect. Its superior senses and intellect allow it to catch prey without fail in the darkness. It can also turn its head upside down, which signals that it is troubled by something. If disturbed in this state, it will peck at the offender. Noctowl is most commonly found nesting in trees in temperate and boreal forests.

In the anime

File:Ash Noctowl.png
Shiny Noctowl in the anime

Major appearances

Ash's Noctowl

In Fowl Play!, a man was trying to capture a small, Shiny Noctowl with traps but kept failing due to the Owl Pokémon's intelligence. After Team Rocket was sent flying, Noctowl allowed Ash to have the chance to catch it. After an intense battle, Ash succeeded.

Other

In Throwing in the Noctowl, Wings Alexander owns a Noctowl. For most of the episode, it was sleeping in its Trainer's plane, but it finally flew out to help Ash's own Noctowl when the flight encountered problems.

In A Relay in the Sky!, Ornithol owns a Noctowl, which shares his aspirations to win the Pokémon Sky Relay. However, it never competed with him in the competition since Ornithol was never able to catch two more eligible Pokémon.

In Night and Day, You are the Ones!, Illunas used a Noctowl as a mode of transportation. It later battled Soleil and Chloe, only to be defeated.

Minor appearances

Multiple wild Noctowl debuted in Fowl Play!.

In For Ho-Oh the Bells Toll!, a Noctowl protected the Tin Tower after Team Rocket stole the Crystal Bells on the top floor.

In Who's Flying Now?, a Noctowl was featured in the Fortree City Feather Festival.

In Going for Choke!, a Coordinator's Noctowl competed in the Battle Stage of the Mulberry Contest.

In Once More With Reeling!, a Coordinator's Noctowl competed in the Terracotta Contest.

A Noctowl appeared in Dawn Of A New Era!.

A Noctowl appeared in One Team, Two Team, Red Team, Blue Team!.

A Noctowl appeared in Aiding the Enemy!.

In Pursuing a Lofty Goal!, a Trainer's Noctowl competed in the Squallville PokéRinger and battled a Fearow.

In Beating the Bustle and Hustle!, a Trainer's Noctowl participated in the fake Sinnoh Pokémon Hustle that Team Rocket had set up.

In Meowth, Colress and Team Rivalry!, Meowth's fantasy featured a Noctowl.

Multiple Noctowl appeared in Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction.

A Noctowl appeared in The Power of Us.

Pokédex entries

Episode Subject Source Entry
EP154 Noctowl Ash's Pokédex Noctowl, the Owl Pokémon. The evolved form of Hoothoot. This highly intelligent Pokémon often twists its head 180 degrees when it is thinking. Noctowl is a nocturnal Pokémon.
EP182 Confusion Ash's Pokédex Confusion. This powerful Psychic attack confuses an opponent and weakens it as well.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
DP185 Noctowl Dawn's Pokédex Noctowl, the Owl Pokémon, and the evolved form of Hoothoot. Noctowl's eyes have a special power that allows it to see in the faintest light, as if it was the middle of the day.

In the manga

Movie adaptations

A Noctowl appeared in the manga adaptation of Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction as a resident of Allearth Forest.

Pocket Monsters Platinum: Aim to Be Battle King!!

A Noctowl appeared in PBK2.

Pokémon Adventures

A Noctowl appeared in Sunkern Treasure, under the ownership of Falkner. It was first seen alongside its Trainer while he was trying to catch a Skarmory.

Crystal mentioned that she caught a Noctowl on her way to Professor Elm's Lab in Three Cheers for Chikorita.

A Noctowl appeared in The Last Battle XIII as one of the Pokémon sent to participate in the fight in Ilex Forest.

A Noctowl appeared in PS587.

Multiple Noctowl appeared in PS583 and Chesnaught Protects as residents of the Pokémon Village.

A Noctowl appeared in Charizard Transforms as a resident of the Pokémon Village.

A Noctowl appeared in Zygarde Agitated.

A Noctowl appeared in Xerneas Gives.

Pokémon Gold & Silver: The Golden Boys

A Trainer's Noctowl appeared in Let's Fight For The Future!!.

In the TCG

Main article: Noctowl (TCG)

In the TFG

One Noctowl figure has been released.

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II Johto
#016
Gold Its eyes are specially adapted. They concentrate even faint light and enable it to see in the dark.
Silver When it needs to think, it rotates its head 180 degrees to sharpen its intellectual power.
Crystal Its extremely soft feathers make no sound in flight. It silently sneaks up on prey without being detected.
Stadium 2 Its eyes are specially adapted. They concentrate even faint light and enable it to see in the dark.
Generation III Hoenn
#—
Kanto
#—
Ruby Noctowl never fails at catching prey in darkness. This Pokémon owes its success to its superior vision that allows it to see in minimal light, and to its soft, supple wings that make no sound in flight.
Sapphire
Emerald It unfailingly catches prey in darkness. Noctowl owe their success to superior vision that allows them to see in minimal light, and to their supple and silent wings.
FireRed When it needs to think, it rotates its head 180 degrees to sharpen its intellectual power.
LeafGreen Its eyes are specially adapted. They concentrate even faint light and enable it to see in the dark.
Generation IV Sinnoh
#107
Johto
#016
Diamond Its eyes are special. They can pick out objects as long as there is the tiniest amount of light.
Pearl If it flips its head upside down, it's a sign that it is engaged in very complex thinking.
Platinum Its eyes are specially developed to enable it to see clearly even in murky darkness and minimal light.
HeartGold Its eyes are specially adapted. They concentrate even faint light and enable it to see in the dark.
SoulSilver When it needs to think, it rotates its head 180 degrees to sharpen its intellectual power.
Generation V Unova
#—
Black Its eyes are specially developed to enable it to see clearly even in murky darkness and minimal light.
White
Black 2 Its eyes are specially developed to enable it to see clearly even in murky darkness and minimal light.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
Mountain #118
Hoenn
#—
X Its eyes are specially adapted. They concentrate even faint light and enable it to see in the dark.
Y When it needs to think, it rotates its head 180 degrees to sharpen its intellectual power.
Omega Ruby Noctowl never fails at catching prey in darkness. This Pokémon owes its success to its superior vision that allows it to see in minimal light, and to its soft, supple wings that make no sound in flight.
Alpha Sapphire
Generation VII Alola
USUM: #213
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Sun, Moon, Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!‎.
Ultra Sun With eyes that can see in pitch-darkness, it never lets its prey escape. Some even call it “the emperor of dark nights.”
Ultra Moon When it turns its head entirely upside down, you know it's troubled by something. If you don't leave it be, it will peck you.
Generation VIII Galar
#020
Sword Its eyes are specially developed to enable it to see clearly even in murky darkness and minimal light.
Shield When it needs to think, it rotates its head 180 degrees to sharpen its intellectual power.


Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II
Gold Silver
Routes 2, 8, 13, 14, 15, and 43Night
Crystal
Routes 2, 5, 8, 11, 13, 14, 15, 25, 26, 27, 37, 38, 39, 43Night
Ilex Forest (Headbutt trees)
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Trade
Emerald
Evolve Hoothoot
FireRed LeafGreen
Trade
Colosseum
Pyrite Town (Shadow)
XD
Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Routes 210, 211, 216, and 217, Acuity Lakefront, Lake Acuity, Mt. Coronet, Great Marsh, Lake Valor, Sendoff SpringNight
Platinum
Routes 210, 211, Great Marsh, Mt. CoronetNight
HeartGold SoulSilver
Routes 2, 8, 13, 14, 15, 43, 47, Viridian ForestNight
Ilex Forest, Viridian Forest (Headbutt trees)
Pal Park
Forest
Pokéwalker
Quiet Cave
Generation V
Black White
Abundant Shrine
Black 2 White 2
Nature Preserve
Generation VI
X Y
Route 20, Pokémon Village
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Trade
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Trade
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Lush JungleNight (SOS Battle)
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Bridge Field, Giant's Cap, Motostoke Outskirts, Motostoke Riverbank
East Lake Axewell, Giant's Cap, Hammerlocke Hills, Rolling Fields (Max Raid Battle)
Expansion Pass
Loop Lagoon (Max Raid Battle)
Max Lair (Dynamax Adventure)


In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II
This Pokémon is unavailable in Generation II side games.
Generation III
Trozei!
Phobos Jet, Endless Level 44, Forever Level 10, Mr. Who's Den
MD Red MD Blue
Evolve Hoothoot
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Foggy Forest (6F-11F)
MD Sky
Foggy Forest (6F-11F)
Ranger: GS
Old Mansion
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Forest: Everspring Valley
Rumble U
Flower Garden: Festival on Mount Moon
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Safari Jungle: Stage 2Sa
Shuffle
Event: Pokémon Safari (Seventh release)
Rumble World
Silver Isles: Fragrant Tree (All Areas), Dark Land: Chilling Graveyard (All Areas)
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Dragonite Sea, Aegislash Sea, Lugia Sea, Charizard Sea2020, Entei SeaFinal


Stats

Base stats

Generations II-VI
Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
100
160 - 207 310 - 404
50
49 - 112 94 - 218
50
49 - 112 94 - 218
76
72 - 140 141 - 276
96
90 - 162 177 - 320
70
67 - 134 130 - 262
Total:
442
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.


Generation VII onwards
Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
100
160 - 207 310 - 404
50
49 - 112 94 - 218
50
49 - 112 94 - 218
86
81 - 151 159 - 298
96
90 - 162 177 - 320
70
67 - 134 130 - 262
Total:
452
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.


Pokéathlon stats

Speed
3/3 ★★★
Power
2/3 ★★
Skill
2/3 ★★
Stamina
3/4 ★★★
Jump
4/5 ★★★★
Total
14/18 ★★


Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VIII, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Notes:

Learnset

Noctowl is available in Sword and Shield and Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl.

By leveling up

Generation VIII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Sky Attack Flying Physical 140140 09090% 5
011 Peck Flying Physical 03535 100100% 35
011 Growl Normal Status 0000 100100% 40
011 Tackle Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
011 Echoed Voice Normal Special 04040 100100% 15
099 Confusion Psychic Special 05050 100100% 25
1212 Reflect Psychic Status 0000 00——% 20
1515 Psycho Shift Psychic Status 0000 100100% 10
1818 Air Slash Flying Special 07575 09595% 15
2323 Extrasensory Psychic Special 08080 100100% 20
2828 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 08585% 20
3333 Uproar Normal Special 09090 100100% 10
3838 Roost Flying Status 0000 00——% 10
4343 Moonblast Fairy Special 09595 100100% 15
4848 Hypnosis Psychic Status 0000 06060% 20
5353 Dream Eater Psychic Special 100100 100100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Noctowl
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Noctowl
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/TR

SwSh

Generation VIII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM06File:Bag TM Flying VI Sprite.png TM06 Fly Flying Physical 09090 095}}95% 15
TM08File:Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM08 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM09File:Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM09 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM16File:Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM16 Screech Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 40
TM18File:Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM18 Reflect Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM21File:Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM21 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM23File:Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM23 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
TM24File:Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM24 Snore Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 15
TM25File:Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM25 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM30File:Bag TM Steel VI Sprite.png TM30 Steel Wing Steel Physical 07070 090}}90% 25
TM31File:Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM31 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM33File:Bag TM Water VI Sprite.png TM33 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM34File:Bag TM Fire VI Sprite.png TM34 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM39File:Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM39 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM40File:Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM40 Swift Normal Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM44File:Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM44 Imprison Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM76File:Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM76 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM95File:Bag TM Flying VI Sprite.png TM95 Air Slash Flying Special 07575 095}}95% 15
TR11File:Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png TR11 Psychic Psychic Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR12File:Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png TR12 Agility Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TR17File:Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png TR17 Amnesia Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR20File:Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR20 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR26File:Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR26 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR27File:Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR27 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR33File:Bag TR Ghost Sprite.png TR33 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TR34File:Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png TR34 Future Sight Psychic Special 120120 100}}100% 10
TR35File:Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR35 Uproar Normal Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR36File:Bag TR Fire Sprite.png TR36 Heat Wave Fire Special 09595 090}}90% 10
TR42File:Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR42 Hyper Voice Normal Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR49File:Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png TR49 Calm Mind Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR68File:Bag TR Dark Sprite.png TR68 Nasty Plot Dark Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR69File:Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png TR69 Zen Headbutt Psychic Physical 08080 090}}90% 15
TR82File:Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png TR82 Stored Power Psychic Special 02020 100}}100% 10
TR85File:Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR85 Work Up Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TR89File:Bag TR Flying Sprite.png TR89 Hurricane Flying Special 110110 070}}70% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Noctowl
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Noctowl
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

BDSP

Generation VIII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM04File:Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM04 Calm Mind Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 20
TM10File:Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM10 Work Up Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 30
TM11File:Bag TM Fire VI Sprite.png TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 —}}—% 5
TM15File:Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM15 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM17File:Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM18File:Bag TM Water VI Sprite.png TM18 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 —}}—% 5
TM29File:Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM29 Psychic Psychic Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM30File:Bag TM Ghost VI Sprite.png TM30 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TM32File:Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
TM33File:Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM33 Reflect Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 20
TM40File:Bag TM Flying VI Sprite.png TM40 Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 —}}—% 20
TM42File:Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM44File:Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM45File:Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM45 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM46File:Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM46 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
TM47File:Bag TM Steel VI Sprite.png TM47 Steel Wing Steel Physical 07070 090}}90% 25
TM51File:Bag TM Flying VI Sprite.png TM51 Roost Flying Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM58File:Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM58 Endure Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM63File:Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM63 Nasty Plot Dark Status 0000 —}}—% 20
TM67File:Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM67 Recycle Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM68File:Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM68 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM77File:Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM77 Psych Up Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM82File:Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM82 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM85File:Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM85 Dream Eater Psychic Special 100100 100}}100% 15
TM87File:Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 15
TM88File:Bag TM Flying VI Sprite.png TM88 Pluck Flying Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TM90File:Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM94File:Bag TM Flying VI Sprite.png TM94 Fly Flying Physical 09090 095}}95% 15
TM97File:Bag TM Flying VI Sprite.png TM97 Defog Flying Status 0000 —}}—% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Noctowl
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Noctowl
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

SwSh

Generation VIII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Farfetch'dSirfetch'dRuffletBraviary Defog Flying Status —% 15
PidoveTranquillUnfezantHawluchaRowletDartrix
Decidueye
Feather Dance Flying Status 100% 15
NatuXatu Night Shade Ghost Special 100% 15
ZubatGolbatCrobatAerodactylWingullPelipper
NoibatNoivern
Supersonic Normal Status 55% 20
SigilyphRuffletBraviaryNoibatNoivern Whirlwind Normal Status —% 20
AerodactylSkarmoryWingullPelipperArchenArcheops
RuffletBraviaryHawluchaNoibatNoivern
Wing Attack Flying Physical 60 100% 35
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Noctowl in Generation VIII
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Noctowl in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Noctowl
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Noctowl
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

BDSP

Generation VIII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
PidgeyPidgeottoPidgeotSpearowFearowFarfetch'd
DoduoDodrioAerodactylSkarmoryTaillowSwellow
WingullPelipperStarlyStaraviaStaraptor
Agility Psychic Status —% 30
PidgeyPidgeottoPidgeotChatot Feather Dance Flying Status 100% 15
PidgeyPidgeottoPidgeotWingullPelipperAltaria Hurricane Flying Special 110 70% 10
ZubatGolbatCrobatMurkrowHonchkrow Mean Look Normal Status —% 5
NatuXatuMurkrowHonchkrow Night Shade Ghost Special 100% 15
NoctowlAltariaTogekiss Sky Attack Flying Physical 140 90% 5
ZubatGolbatCrobatAerodactylWingullPelipper Supersonic Normal Status 55% 20
PidgeyPidgeottoPidgeotStarlyStaraviaStaraptor Whirlwind Normal Status —% 20
PidgeyPidgeottoPidgeotSpearowFearowDoduo
DodrioAerodactylMurkrowHonchkrowSkarmoryTaillow
SwellowWingullPelipperStarlyStaraviaStaraptor
Wing Attack Flying Physical 60 100% 35
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Noctowl in Generation VIII
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Noctowl in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Noctowl
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Noctowl
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation VIII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Sw Sh EP Dual Wingbeat Flying Physical 40 90% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Noctowl
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Noctowl
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

By a prior evolution

Generation VIII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Stage   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon has no moves exclusive to prior evolutions.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Noctowl
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Noctowl
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see moves from other generations

By transfer from another generation

Generation VIII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII 
 Gen.   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
II III IV V VI VII Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 00—}}—% 20
II III IV V VI VII Air Cutter Flying Special 06060 095}}95% 25
II III IV V VI VII Captivate × Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
II III IV V VI VII Confide Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
II III IV V VI VII Curse Ghost Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
II III IV V VI VII Detect Fighting Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
II III IV V VI VII Double Team Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
II III IV V VI VII Double-Edge Normal Physical 120120 100}}100% 15
II III IV V VI VII Feint Attack × Dark Physical 06060 00—}}—% 20
II III IV V VI VII Flash × Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
II III IV V VI VII Foresight × Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 40
II III IV V VI VII Frustration × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
II III IV V VI VII Hidden Power × Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
II III IV V VI VII Laser Focus Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
II III IV V VI VII Magic Coat Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
II III IV V VI VII Mean Look Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
II III IV V VI VII Mimic Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
II III IV V VI VII Mirror Move × Flying Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
II III IV V VI VII Mud-Slap Ground Special 02020 100}}100% 10
II III IV V VI VII Natural Gift × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 15
II III IV V VI VII Nightmare × Ghost Status 0000 100}}100% 15
II III IV V VI VII Ominous Wind × Ghost Special 06060 100}}100% 5
II III IV V VI VII Pluck Flying Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
II III IV V VI VII Psych Up Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
II III IV V VI VII Recycle Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
II III IV V VI VII Return × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
II III IV V VI VII Secret Power × Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
II III IV V VI VII Silver Wind × Bug Special 06060 100}}100% 5
II III IV V VI VII Swagger Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 15
II III IV V VI VII Synchronoise × Psychic Special 120120 100}}100% 10
II III IV V VI VII Tailwind Flying Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
II III IV V VI VII Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
II III IV V VI VII Twister Dragon Special 04040 100}}100% 20
  • A striped background indicates a generation in which the move can only be obtained via event or as a special move
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Noctowl
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Noctowl
  • × indicates a move that cannot be used in Generation VIII
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see transfer-only moves for other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Trozei!
File:Trozeiani164.png
Rarity: Common
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
Body size: 1
Recruit rate: Evolve
Friend Area: Flyaway Forest
Phrases
51%-100% HP I used my brain to fight!
26%-50% HP The situation's dire... Only half my HP remains...
1%-25% HP The situation's grim... I'm incapable of thinking...
Level up I leveled up! I think my IQ went up, too!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
File:MDP E 164.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: -10%
IQ group: A
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group:
Flying
Poké Assist:
(present)
File:Flying Assist.png
Flying
Field move:
(present)
File:Psy Power 2 field move.png
(Psy Power ×2)
Poké Assist:
(past)
File:Flying Assist.png
Flying
Field move:
(past)
File:Psy Power 1 field move.png
(Psy Power ×1)
Browser entry R-032/N-023
It causes twisters around itself.
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
80px Walking Speed: 1.05 seconds Base HP: 59
Base Attack: 77 Base Defense: 54 Base Speed: 60
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Flying
Attack Power: ★★★★★

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Pokémon Shuffle
20px
Flying
20px Attack Power: 60 - 105 20px 5

#494
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Power of 5
Increases damage when you make a match of five.


Pokémon GO
80px Base Stamina: 225 Base Attack: 145 Base Defense: 156
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 1 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Wing Attack, Extrasensory
Charged Attacks: Psychic, Sky Attack, Night Shade, Shadow Ball*

Evolution

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Unevolved
Hoothoot
 Normal  Flying 
Rare Candy
Level 20
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First evolution
Noctowl
 Normal  Flying 


Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II
Gold Silver Crystal
File:Spr 2g 164.png File:Spr b 2g 164.png File:Spr 2s 164.png File:Spr b 2s 164.png File:Spr 2c 164.png File:Spr b 2c 164.png
File:Spr 2g 164 s.png File:Spr b 2g 164 s.png File:Spr 2s 164 s.png File:Spr b 2s 164 s.png File:Spr 2c 164 s.png File:Spr b 2c 164 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
File:Spr 3r 164.png File:Spr b 3r 164.png File:Spr 3e 164.png File:Spr b 3e 164.png File:Spr 3f 164.png File:Spr b 3f 164.png
File:Spr 3r 164 s.png File:Spr b 3r 164 s.png File:Spr 3e 164 s.png File:Spr b 3e 164 s.png File:Spr 3f 164 s.png File:Spr b 3f 164 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
File:Spr 4d 164.png File:Spr b 4d 164.png File:Spr 4p 164.png File:Spr b 4p 164.png File:Spr 4h 164.png File:Spr b 4h 164.png
File:Spr 4d 164 s.png File:Spr b 4d 164 s.png File:Spr 4p 164 s.png File:Spr b 4p 164 s.png File:Spr 4h 164 s.png File:Spr b 4h 164 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
File:Spr 5b 164.png File:Spr b 5b 164.png File:Spr 5b2 164.png File:Spr b 5b2 164.png
File:Spr 5b 164 s.png File:Spr b 5b 164 s.png File:Spr 5b2 164 s.png File:Spr b 5b2 164 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
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File:Spr 6x 164 s.png File:Spr b 6x 164 s.png File:Spr 6o 164 s.png File:Spr b 6o 164 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
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File:Spr 7s 164 s.png File:Spr b 7s 164 s.png File:Spr 7s 164 s.png File:Spr b 7s 164 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
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HOME
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File:164MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Noctowl images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


Trivia

  • Noctowl's Shiny form is the first Shiny Pokémon to appear in the anime.

Origin

Noctowl seems to be based on a horned owl, particularly the Eurasian eagle-owl due to its red eyes. The feathers that make up its "horns" also resemble a pair of large, bushy eyebrows, which can be interpreted as a sign of age and wisdom, traits that are sometimes associated with owls. This association with wisdom may also explain its ability to learn various Psychic-type moves.

Name origin

Noctowl may be a combination of nocturnal and owl.

Yorunozuku may be a combination of 夜 yoru (night) and 木菟 mimizuku (horned owl).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
File:Japan Flag.png Japanese ヨルノズク Yorunozuku From yoru and 木菟 mimizuku
File:France Flag.png French Noarfang From noir and harfang
File:Spain Flag.png Spanish Noctowl Same as English name
File:Germany Flag.png German Noctuh From nocturnal and Uhu
File:Italy Flag.png Italian Noctowl Same as English name
File:South Korea Flag.png Korean 야부엉 Yabueong From 야(夜) ya and 부엉이 bueongi
File:Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese 貓頭夜鷹 Māautàuhyehyīng Combination of 貓頭鷹 and 夜鷹. Literally "Cat-headed night hawk".
20px Mandarin Chinese 貓頭夜鷹 / 猫头夜鹰 Māotóuyèyīng Combination of 貓頭鷹 and 夜鷹. Literally "Cat-headed night hawk".


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External links


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