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Noctowl (Pokémon)

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Hoothoot #163: Hoothoot
Pokémon
#165: Ledyba Ledyba
Noctowl
ヨルノズク Yorunozuku
#164
164Noctowl.png
Artwork from HG/SS
Type
Normal Flying
Category
Owl Pokémon
Abilities
Insomnia or Keen Eye
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,000,000
Regional Pokédex numbers
Johto
#016
Hoenn
#319
Sinnoh
#107
Regional Browser numbers
Height
5'03"
Imperial
1.6 m
Metric
Weight
89.9 lbs.
Imperial
40.8 kg
Metric
Dex color
Brown
Catch rate
90 (11.8%)
Body style
Body09.png
Footprint
 F164.png 
Gender ratio
50% male, 50% female
Breeding
Flying group 16 cycles
(4080 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
2
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
Base Exp.: 162 Battle Exp.: 1621*

Noctowl (Japanese: ヨルノズク Yorunozuku) is a dual-type Normal/Flying Pokémon.

It evolves from Hoothoot starting at level 20.

Biology

Physiology

Noctowl looks much like a ‘normal’ owl, with a brown coloring and a triangle pattern of a darker shade of brown running down its chest. Its wings and wedge-shaped tail are dark brown like the pattern on its chest, although the underside of its wings is the same light brown as most of its body. It has bushy, cream-colored feather 'horns' that look similar to a trident or eyebrows. The ring pattern around its eyes and its talons are cream in coloration, and Noctowl’s beak and the nails of its talons are light pink. Addtionally, Noctowl’s irises are red.

Gender differences

None.

Special abilities

Noctowl are nocturnal Pokémon. They have exceptional hearing and eyesight, can fly silently, and can turn their heads at a 180° angle to increase intellect.

Behavior

When it needs to think, it rotates its head 180 degrees to sharpen its intellectual power. It also silently sneaks up on prey without being detected.

Habitat

Noctowl normally only come out at night. They tend to make their nests in the trees of forests.

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

Noctowl eats prey.

In the anime

File:Noctowl anime.png
Noctowl in the anime

Major appearances

Ash's Noctowl

Noctowl first appeared in Fowl Play. A man was trying to capture a smaller, Template:Shiny2 Noctowl by using traps, but kept failing due to the Owl Pokémon's intelligence. After Team Rocket was sent flying, the Noctowl allowed Ash to have the chance to capture it. After an intense battle, Ash succeeded.

Ash's Noctowl was used very much like his Pidgeotto, but it also had access to Psychic attacks such as Confusion which contributed greatly to Ash's victory against Morty. Ash left his Noctowl at Professor Oak's lab when he set out for the Hoenn region.

Other

Wings Alexander also has a Noctowl, as seen in Throwing in the Noctowl. The latest Noctowl appearance was in One Team, Two Team, Red Team, Blue Team where it seemed to be the normal Noctowl size, not the smaller size that every other Noctowl seen so far has been.

Minor appearances

A Noctowl appeared in Aiding the Enemy.

Another appeared in Pursuing a Lofty Goal! belonging to a participant of the PokéRinger competition.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon 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.
This concludes the entries from the original series.

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

Noctowl is seen as one of the Pokémon under Falkner's ownership.

In the TCG

Main article: Noctowl (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation I
Red {{{redbluedex}}}
Blue
Yellow {{{yellowdex}}}
Stadium {{{stadiumdex}}}
Generation II
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
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 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.
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
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
Black {{{blackdex}}}
White {{{whitedex}}}
Black 2 {{{black2dex}}}
White 2 {{{white2dex}}}
Generation VI
X Unknown
Y Unknown

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation I
Red Blue
None Trade
Blue (Japan)
None Trade
Yellow
None Trade
Generation II
Gold Silver
Uncommon Routes 2, 8, 12, 13, 14, and 43 (night)
Crystal
Uncommon Routes 2, 5, 8, 11, 13, 14, 15, 25, 26, 27, 37, 38, 39, and 43 (night)
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
None Trade
Emerald
None Evolve Hoothoot
FireRed LeafGreen
None Trade
Colosseum
One Pyrite Town (Shadow)
XD
None Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Common Routes 210, 211, 216, and 217, Acuity Lakefront, Mt. Coronet, Great Marsh, Lake Valor, Sendoff Spring (night)
Platinum
Uncommon Route 211, Great Marsh (night)
HeartGold SoulSilver
Uncommon Routes 2, 8, 12, 13, 14, and 43 (night)
Pal Park
Forest
Pokéwalker
Quiet Cave
Generation V
Black White
None Trade
Black 2 White 2
None Trade
Dream World
None
Generation VI
X Y
None Trade


In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Trozei! Phobos Jet
Endless Level 44
Forever Level 10
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red/Blue Rescue Team
Evolve from Hoothoot
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time/Darkness
Foggy Forest (6F-11F)

Stats

Base stats

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


Pokéthlon 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 V, 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
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

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By tutoring

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Special moves

Pokémon Colosseum
Shadow moves Level 30+ Purified moves
Shadow Rush Shadow Box Colo 164.png Steel Wing Steel
-- Hypnosis Psychic
-- Reflect Psychic
-- Fly Flying

Side game data

Template:Side game

Evolution

Hoothoot
Unevolved
Hoothoot
 Normal  Flying 
Rare Candy
Level 20


Noctowl
First evolution
Noctowl
 Normal  Flying 

Sprites

Gen Game
I Red Blue Yellow Red (Ja) Green Back
This Pokémon did not appear during Generation I.
II Gold Silver Crystal   Back
Spr 2g 164.png Spr 2s 164.png Spr 2c 164.png Spr b 2g 164.png
Spr 2g 164 s.png Spr 2s 164 s.png Spr 2c 164 s.png Spr b 2g 164 s.png
III Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
Spr 3r 164.png Spr 3e 164.png Spr 3r 164.png Spr b 3r 164.png
Spr 3r 164 s.png Spr 3e 164 s.png Spr 3r 164 s.png Spr b 3r 164 s.png
IV Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Spr 4d 164.png Spr 4p 164.png Spr 4h 164.png Spr b 4d 164.png
Spr 4d 164 s.png Spr 4p 164 s.png Spr 4h 164 s.png Spr b 4d 164 s.png
V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Spr 5b 164.png Spr 5b 164.png Spr b 5b 164.png
Spr 5b 164 s.png Spr 5b 164 s.png Spr b 5b 164 s.png
Noctowl For other sprites and images, please see Noctowl images on Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • Noctowl is the only Pokémon to be captured in its shiny form by a main character in the anime, as well as being the first shiny Pokémon seen in the anime.
  • The inside of Noctowl's wings are only seen in Emerald.

Origin

Noctowl's appearance is based on that of the Japanese Eagle Owl, who were seen as wise divine messengers of the gods.

Name origin

Noctowl's name is a combination of nocturnal and owl. Its Japanese name is a combination of 夜 yoru (night), and 木菟 mimizuku (horned owl).

In other languages

  • German: Noctuh - May come from noctu (Latin for "at night"), Uhu (eagle owl) or huh (a sound to express shivering in German).
  • French: Noarfang - From noir (black) and harfang (snowy owl).
  • Korean: 야부엉 Yabueong

Related articles

External links

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