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Noctowl (Pokémon)

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#165: Ledyba Ledyba
This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Noctowl (disambiguation).
Noctowl
ヨルノズク Yorunozuku
#164
164Noctowl.png
Art by Ken Sugimori from HeartGold and SoulSilver
Type
Normal Flying
Category
Owl Pokémon
Abilities
Insomnia or Keen Eye Tinted Lens
Hidden Ability
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,000,000
Regional Pokédex numbers
Johto
#016
Hoenn
#319
Sinnoh
#107
Regional Browser numbers
Oblivia
R-032 N-023
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

Judging from its entry in Pokémon Crystal and its sharp talons, Noctowl is likely a predatory Pokémon.

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, Shiny 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.

Noctowl returned in An Old Family Blend! alongside several other members of Ash's reserves. It battled Conway's team in Working on a Right Move!.

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

Several wild Noctowl also appeared in Fowl Play.

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
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 とくしゅな つくりの りょうめは わずかな ひかりさえ あれば くらやみでも ひるのように みえる。
White
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 and Viridian Forest(night)
Pal Park
Forest
Pokéwalker
Quiet Cave
Generation V
Black White
Rare Honor Shrine
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)
Pokémon Ranger:
Guardian Signs
Old Mansion

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.


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 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

Generation V
Other generations:
II - III - IV - VI
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
00Start Sky Attack Flying Physical 140140 09090% 5
00Start Tackle Normal Physical 05050 100100% 35
00Start Growl Normal Status 0000 100100% 40
00Start Foresight Normal Status 0000 —% 40
00Start Hypnosis Psychic Status 0000 06060% 20
055 Hypnosis Psychic Status 0000 06060% 20
099 Peck Flying Physical 03535 100100% 35
1313 Uproar Normal Special 09090 100100% 10
1717 Reflect Psychic Status 0000 —% 20
2222 Confusion Psychic Special 05050 100100% 25
2727 Echo Voice Normal Special 04040 100100% 15
3232 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 08585% 20
3737 Air Slash Flying Special 07575 09595% 20
4242 Zen Headbutt Psychic Physical 08080 09090% 15
4747 Synchro Noise Psychic Special 07070 100100% 15
5252 Extrasensory Psychic Special 08080 100100% 30
5757 Psycho Shift Psychic Status 0000 09090% 10
6262 Roost Flying Status 0000 —% 10
6767 Dream Eater Psychic Special 100100 100100% 15
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Noctowl obtained at level 1 in Generation V
  • 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/HM

Generation V
Other generations:
II - III - IV - VI
 TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 —}}—% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM15 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Water Sprite.png TM18 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 —}}—% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM29 Psychic Psychic Special 09090 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Ghost Sprite.png TM30 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM33 Reflect Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 20
Bag TM Flying Sprite.png TM40 Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 —}}—% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM45 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM46 Thief Dark Physical 04040 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM48 Canon Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM49 Echo Voice Normal Special 04040 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM68 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM77 Psych Up Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM83 Cheer Up Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 30
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM85 Dream Eater Psychic Special 100100 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 090}}90% 15
Bag TM Flying Sprite.png TM88 Pluck Flying Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag HM Flying Sprite.png HM02 Fly Flying Physical 09090 095}}95% 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

Generation V
Other generations:
II - III - IV - VI
 Father   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
PidgeyPidgeottoPidgeotSpearowFearowFarfetch'd
DoduoDodrioAerodactyl227TaillowSwellow
WingullPelipperStarlyStaraviaStaraptorAaken
Archeos
Agility Psychic Status —% 30
KoaruhieSwannaWashibonWargle Defog Flying Status —% 15
MurkrowHonchkrow Faint Attack Dark Physical 60 —% 20
PidgeyPidgeottoPidgeotChatotMamepatoHatooboo
KenhorouKoaruhieSwanna
FeatherDance Flying Status 100% 15
PidgeyPidgeottoPidgeotSpearowFearowSwablu
AltariaChatotShinbora
Mirror Move Flying Status —% 20
NatuXatuMurkrowHonchkrow Night Shade Ghost Special 100% 15
NoctowlAltariaTogekissMamepatoHatoobooKenhorou
Shinbora
Sky Attack Flying Physical 140 90% 5
ZubatGolbatCrobatAerodactylWingullPelipper Supersonic Normal Status 55% 20
PidgeyPidgeottoPidgeotStarlyStaraviaStaraptor
ShinboraWashibonWargle
Whirlwind Normal Status 100% 20
PidgeyPidgeottoPidgeotZubatGolbatCrobat
AerodactylMurkrowHonchkrowTaillowSwellowWingull
PelipperStarlyStaraviaStaraptorAakenArcheos
KoaruhieSwannaWashibonWargle
Wing Attack Flying Physical 60 100% 35
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Noctowl in Generation V
  • 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 V
Other generations:
II - III - IV - VI
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by tutoring.
  • A black abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Noctowl can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Noctowl cannot be tutored the move 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 Move Tutor moves from other generations

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

Pokémon Pinball
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Pinball RS
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Trozei!
 Trozeiani164.gif 
Rarity: Common
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
MDP164.png 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!
Partner phrases
51%-100% HP <name>, my HP is between 51% and 100%.
26%-50% HP <name>, my HP is between 26% and 50%.
1%-25% HP <name>, my HP is between 1% and 25%.
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
MDP164.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: -10%%
IQ group: A
Pokémon Ranger
Group:  Normal  Poké Assist: None Field move: None
Loops: 0 Min. exp.: 0 Max. exp.: 0
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:  Normal  Poké Assist: None Field move: None
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group: Poké Assist: Field move:
 Flying  Flying Assist.png
( Flying )
Past
Electric Assist.png
( Normal )
Psy Power 2 field move.png
(Psy Power ×2)
Past
Electrify 1 field move.png
(Electrify ×1)
Browser entry  
It causes twisters around itself.
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
None.png PokéPark Pad entry:
This Pokémon has no PokéPark Pad entry.
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
None.png Strong: {{{Park2strong}}} Weak: {{{Park2weak}}}
PokéPark Pad entry:
This Pokémon has no PokéPark Pad entry.
None.png HP: Move: {{{ConquestMove}}}
Attack: Ability 1: {{{ConquestAbility1}}}
Defense: Ability 2: {{{ConquestAbility2}}}
Speed: Ability 3: {{{ConquestAbility3}}}
Does not evolve.
Range: 0 Perfect Links: {{{ConquestLink}}}

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.gif Spr b 2g 164.png
Spr 2g 164 s.png Spr 2s 164 s.png Spr 2c 164 s.gif 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

Origin

Noctowl's appearance is based on that of the Eagle Owl.

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
  • Chinese (Taiwan): 貓頭夜鷹 Māo Tóu Yè Yīng - Combination of 貓頭鷹 owl and 夜鷹 nighthawk. Literally "Cat-headed night hawk".

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