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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

Noctowl

Noctowl

Noctowl
Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Normal Flying
Unknown Unknown
Blue-Striped
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Insomnia or Keen Eye Cacophony
Cacophony
Tinted Lens
Hidden Ability

Hidden Ability

Mega Noctowl

Mega Noctowl Y
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
90 (11.8%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Flying
Hatch time
4080 - 4334 steps
Height
5'03" 1.6 m
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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
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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
{{{mega}}} {{{mega2}}}
Regional numbers
Pokédex
#164
Kanto
#016
Johto
#319
Hoenn
#107
Sinnoh

Unova
Mountain
#118
Kalos
Not in any regional Pokédex
Browser
R-000
Fiore
R-000
Almia
R-032/N-023
Oblivia
Not in any Browser
Base experience yield
162
Gen. II-IV
Unknown
IV
155
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 2
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
Body style
Body09.png BodyUnknown.png
{{{forme2}}}
Footprint
F164.png None.png
{{{forme2}}}
Pokédex color
Brown
Base friendship
70
External Links

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

It evolves from Hoothoot starting at level 20.

Biology

Wings Alexander's Noctowl

Noctowl bears similarity to an owl with brown plumage and has a darker brown triangle pattern of feathers running down its chest. Its wings and wedge-shaped tail are dark brown, while the underside of its wings is light brown. 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 colored, and Noctowl's beak and talons are light pink. Additionally, Noctowl's irises are red. As shown in the the anime, Noctowl can grow a small beard in its elderly stages.

Noctowl is a nocturnal Pokémon. It has exceptional hearing and eyesight, can fly silently, and can turn its heads at a 180° angle to increase its intellect. Noctowl is most commonly found nesting in trees and forests.

In the anime

Noctowl in the anime
Shiny Noctowl in the anime

Major appearances

Ash's Noctowl

Noctowl first appeared in Fowl Play!. A man was trying to capture the 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.

Other

Wings Alexander also has a Noctowl, as seen in Throwing in the Noctowl.

Minor appearances

Several wild Noctowl also appeared in Fowl Play.

A Noctowl appeared in For Ho-Oh the Bells Toll!, Aiding the Enemy! and One Team, Two Team, Red Team, Blue Team!.

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

A Noctowl appeared in Meowth's fantasy in Meowth, Colress and Team Rivalry!.

A Noctowl also appeared in Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction.

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.
EP182 Confusion Ash's Pokédex Confusion. This powerful Psychic attack confuses an opponent and weakens it as well.
This concludes the entries from the original series.
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.
This concludes the entries from the Diamond & Pearl series.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Noctowl is seen as one of the Pokémon under Falkner's ownership which it first appeared in Sunkern Treasure trying to catch a Skarmory.

Cyrstal mentions she captured a Noctowl on her way to Professor Elm's Lab in Vs. Chikorita.

In The Last Battle XIII a Noctowl was one of the Pokémon sent to help the fight in Ilex Forest.

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 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 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
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.

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II
Gold Silver
Routes 2, 8, 13, 14, and 43Night
Crystal
Routes 2, 5, 8, 11, 13, 14, 15, 25, 26, 27, 37, 38, 39, and 43Night
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 MarshNight
HeartGold SoulSilver
Routes 2, 8, 13, 14, and 43 and Viridian ForestNight
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

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
Pokémon Rumble Blast Forest: Everspring Valley

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 VI, 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

By leveling up

Generation VI
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
00Start Dream Eater Psychic Special 100100 100100% 15
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 Echoed Voice Normal Special 04040 100100% 15
3232 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 08585% 20
3737 Air Slash Flying Special 07575 09595% 15
4242 Zen Headbutt Psychic Physical 08080 09090% 15
4747 Synchronoise Psychic Special 120120 100100% 15
5252 Extrasensory Psychic Special 08080 100100% 20
5757 Psycho Shift Psychic Status 0000 100100% 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 VI
  • 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 VI
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V
 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 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM15 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 5
Bag TM Water Sprite.png TM18 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Flying Sprite.png TM19 Roost Flying Status 0000 —}}—% 10
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 06060 100}}100% 25
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM48 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM49 Echoed Voice Normal Special 04040 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Steel Sprite.png TM51 Steel Wing Steel Physical 07070 090}}90% 25
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 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 Normal Sprite.png TM88 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM100 Confide Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
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 VI
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
PidgeyPidgeottoPidgeotSpearowFearowFarfetch'd
DoduoDodrioAerodactylSkarmoryTaillowSwellow
WingullPelipperStarlyStaraviaStaraptorArchen
ArcheopsFletchlingFletchinderTalonflameNoibatNoivern
Agility Psychic Status —% 30
DucklettSwannaRuffletBraviary Defog Flying Status —% 15
PidgeyPidgeottoPidgeotChatotPidoveTranquill
UnfezantDucklettSwanna
FeatherDance Flying Status 100% 15
Murkrow Feint Attack Dark Physical 60 —% 20
PidgeyPidgeottoPidgeotSpearowFearowSwablu
AltariaChatotSigilyph
Mirror Move Flying Status —% 20
NatuXatuMurkrow Night Shade Ghost Special 100% 15
NoctowlAltariaTogekissPidoveTranquillUnfezant
Sigilyph
Sky Attack Flying Physical 140 90% 5
ZubatGolbatCrobatAerodactylWingullPelipper
NoibatNoivern
Supersonic Normal Status 55% 20
PidgeyPidgeottoPidgeotStarlyStaraviaStaraptor
SigilyphRuffletBraviaryNoibatNoivern
Whirlwind Normal Status —% 20
PidgeyPidgeottoPidgeotZubatGolbatCrobat
AerodactylMurkrowHonchkrowTaillowSwellowWingull
PelipperStarlyStaraviaStaraptorArchenArcheops
DucklettSwannaRuffletBraviaryNoibatNoivern
Wing Attack Flying Physical 60 100% 35
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Noctowl in Generation VI
  • 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 VI
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by tutoring.
  • A black or white 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

By a prior evolution

Generation VI
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V
 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

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
Attack ●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack 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

163Hoothoot.png
Unevolved
Hoothoot
 Normal  Flying 
Rare Candy
Level 20
164Noctowl.png
First evolution
Noctowl
 Normal  Flying 

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II
Gold Silver Crystal
Spr 2g 164.png Spr b 2g 164.png Spr 2s 164.png Spr b 2g 164.png Spr 2c 164.gif Spr b 2g 164.png
Spr 2g 164 s.png Spr b 2g 164 s.png Spr 2s 164 s.png Spr b 2g 164 s.png Spr 2c 164 s.gif Spr b 2g 164 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
Spr 3r 164.png Spr b 3r 164.png Spr 3e 164.gif Spr b 3r 164.png Spr 3r 164.png Spr b 3r 164.png
Spr 3r 164 s.png Spr b 3r 164 s.png Spr 3e 164 s.gif Spr b 3r 164 s.png Spr 3r 164 s.png Spr b 3r 164 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
Spr 4d 164.png Spr b 4d 164.png Spr 4p 164.png Spr b 4p 164.png Spr 4h 164.png Spr b 4h 164.png
Spr 4d 164 s.png Spr b 4d 164 s.png Spr 4p 164 s.png Spr b 4p 164 s.png Spr 4h 164 s.png Spr b 4p 164 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 164.png Spr b 5b 164.png Spr 5b 164.png Spr b 5b 164.png
Spr 5b 164 s.png Spr b 5b 164 s.png Spr 5b 164 s.png Spr b 5b 164 s.png
Front Back Front Back
164MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Noctowl images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

Origin

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

Name origin

Noctowl is a combination of nocturnal and owl.

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

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ヨルノズク Yorunozuku From yoru and 木菟 mimizuku
France Flag.png French Noarfang From noir and harfang
Spain Flag.png Spanish Noctowl Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Noctuh From nocturnal and Uhu
Italy Flag.png Italian Noctowl Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 야부엉 Yabueong From 야(夜) ya and 부엉이 bueongi


Related articles

External links

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Pokémon
#165: Ledyba Ledyba


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