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What is a good moveset for Noivern?

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asked Nov 4, 2013 by MovesetBot

13 Answers

4 votes

Aboose de speed and decent Special attack :D

Noivern @ Choice Specs
Ability: Infiltrator
EVs: 4 HP / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
- Draco Meteor
- U-turn
- Hurricane
- Flamethrower/Focus Blast

With an excellent base 123 speed and also a respectable base 97 special attack, Noivern seems like a good specs user to me. Specs STAB Draco Meteor isn't going to be taken very nicely by alot of Pokemon, and Hurricane is it's secondary STAB to hit more stuff (> Air Slash cause of more power :D). U-turn is to just run away, and it's a nice option on a choiced user and a choice between Flamethrower or Focus Blast can be made to cover steel types.
Abilitywise, Infiltrator stands out to me, as it now allows Noivern to hit through Substitute, making it an even more effective revengekiller.

answered Nov 4, 2013 by Sempiternus
ofc KoD, post the best set in the first five minutes or so
Whats a good item other then choice spec?
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Noivern @ Choice Specs
Ability: Frisk
EVs: 4 HP / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
- Boomburst
- Dragon Pulse/Draco Meteor
- Air Slash/Hurricane
- Flamethrower/Focus Blast

Noivern has the potential to be a superb Revenge Killer. Specs Boomburst, your main weapon against Fairies, is going is going to be deadly to those who don't resist it, and the ability to hit through Substitute is just icing on the cake. Boomburst has so much raw power, it's even more powerful than STAB Dragon Pulse. Speaking of which, Dragon Pulse is there for other Dragon types, but if you prefer more immediate power, go with Draco Meteor. Air Slash and Flamethrower are there to ensure coverage. If you are going to use Noivern on a Rain team, use Hurricane over Air Slash and Focus Blast over Flamethrower. Hurricane's accuracy is too unreliable otherwise, and choosing between Focus Blast/Flamethrower comes down to personal preference. Power vs. Reliability.

In regards to Noivern's ability, Frisk has more general use over Infiltrator. Boomburst allows you to bypass Substitute anyways, bar Ghost type Sub users. The ability to know what the opponent is holding is useful to no end, and makes prediction much easier.

answered Nov 8, 2013 by travismboyko
1 vote

Ok here it guys...
Noivern @ choice specs
Modest nature
4HP 252Sp.Atk 252 Speed
Draco Meteor
Air Slash/Hurricane

answered Dec 25, 2013 by eevee master
1 vote

. Noivern is one of my favorite pokes. It has a very versatile movepool, so you can go a lot of routes. One of the best sets, in my opinion, is the specsswitch set:



Noivern @ Choice Specs
EVs: 252 spd, 252 spa, 4 spde
Timid + Speed, - Attack
Draco Meteor - Specs draco meteor hits incredibly hard, it's a must have
Switcheroo - The basis of this set: see an opportunity to ruin, do it
Flamethrower - Coverage against steel and ice types
U-Turn/Air Slash - momentum or futher STAB

//Speedy Mouse

answered Jan 18 by Delta Tea
1 vote

SCREW LOGIC. Time for Doubles Support Noivern.
(This is for a shiny Noibat I caught in-game ok)

Noivern @ Leftovers
Ability: Telepathy
Impish Nature
EVs: 252 HP / 4 Def / 252 Spe
-Super Fang
-Taunt / Protect

Yep. That's... about it.

answered Jan 25 by Radicool21
edited Feb 20 by Radicool21
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Noivern @ Life Orb
Ability: Frisk
EVs: 252 Sp. Atk, 252 Speed, 4 HP
Nature: Timid/ Modest
-Air Slash/ Hurricane
-Dragon Pulse/ Draco Meteor
-Roost/ Focus Blast/ Psychic

Nice move pool, great speed and decent sp. atk. Lets roll.

Air Slash/ Hurricane depending on whether you're building a rain team. Dragon Pulse for reliable STAB or Draco Meteor for a the power but you'd be forced to switch out. I would personally go for Roost, but maybe Noivern is a bit too frail to be able to use it, so you might want a coverage move like Focus Blast or Psychic.

Infiltrator would be nice to bypass Screens & Substitute, but Frisk can be useful to no end; it'll give you a quick alert to a choice item, Orb, belt, lefties etc. without you having to take a hit, meaning you can use Noivern as a scout and switch out after the Frisk to something more suitable.

answered Nov 4, 2013 by fondant
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Noivern @ choice scarf
Ability: Frisk
EVs: 252 SpAtk, 252 speed, 4 SpDef

·Dragon Pulse
·Air slash

Choice scarfed Noivern like this one will outspeed anything not scarfed, and lots of things that are scarfed. But being fast isn't the plan. Use switcheroo right away, and the opponent will be locked into swords dance, nasty plot, etc. If they don't ragequit by then, destroy them with stabs. Flamethrower can be used over Boomburst if you are worried about steels.

answered Dec 24, 2013 by Pikajew59
I would post a set, but I couldn't beat this! If your opponent is locked into a sp.def boosting move, you would have to finish them fast though, or they might become too hard to beat.
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Noivern @ Eject Button
Ability: Infiltrator
EVs: 4 HP / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
- Draco Meteor
- Tailwind
- Moonlight
- Flamethrower

Don't touch me, I am the night!!! Is the only thing I think of when it come to this Nargacuga based Pokemon. It's a set up for Charizard Y. This thing is speed and speed is a good thing being the fastest dragon-type Pokemon, let's make your whole team fast. Eject Button is a great tech for NargaBat you can set up tailwind and either die cause it's glassy or if you live get a free switch into another Pokemon that does well in Sun. Flamethrower is Stab power in sun, Draco Meteor + Free switch means no status drop, moonlight heals in sun 2/3 the amount of hp so great after eject button. This is a great partner for Charizard Y and this set must be used in sun. Night bat blinded by light

answered Jan 24, 2014 by BoTitan90
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Noivern @ Expert Belt
Ability: Infiltrator
EVs: 4 HP / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Modest/Timid Nature
-Air Slash
-Sunny Day
-Solar Beam

Sunny day increase the power Flamethrower which makes Noivern able to deal with most Ice types, it also makes Solar Beam very usable (charging turn is skipped). Air Slash for reliable STAB (it has 95% accuracy, Hurricane only has 70%) especially for taking down Fighting types. Give your Noivern Exper Belt for supereffective boost and he'll will be hitting pretty hard ;D As you will not be using Boomburst I recommend Infiltrator for hitting through screens.

answered Jan 31, 2014 by FoltinVII
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Noivern @ Leftovers enter image description here

Ability: Infiltrator

Nature: Modest

EVs: 252 Special Attack, 252 Speed, 4 HP


  • Flamethrower (To take care of the Ice types)
  • Boomburst (So much power...)
  • Hurricane (Deals damage and can cause confusion)
  • Psychic (Deals damage and can lower Sp. Defence)
answered Feb 18, 2014 by Torterra02
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#Choice Specs
Nature: Timid
Ability: Infiltrator
~ 252 Speed EV / 252 Sp Atk / 6 HP

  • Flamethrower
  • Dragon Pulse
  • Boom Burst
  • Dark Pulse

To take advantage of Noiverns amazing speed, it makes for great revenge killer to come in when someone on your team gets KOed, or if you want to get a quick kill. This set has been working very well for me so far, except Dark Pulse hasn't been as useful as l'd like it to be. l didn't find myself using it a lot, looking at other sets posted, Air Slash seems like a decent alternative since it gets you extra coverage and another STAB move.
One thing to note with Noivern is that Boom Burst actually deals more damage than STAB Dragon Pulse so remember to use Boom Burst when attacking neutral resistance Pokemon; Dragon Pulse's main role is to cover Dragon types that switch in on you. (watch for Latias though, he can take the hit)

answered Apr 5, 2014 by Sam Sam Sam Sam
I really do like this set. The infiltrator helps deal with those annoying opponents who use substitute because they can go straight through and hit the pokemon. i might use the set on my own Noivern. I reckon that u-turn would be more effective over dark pulse because you can escape if you are in an unfavourable position. I might recommend swapping dragon pulse to draco meteor but i'm not very effective for competitive battles. I see why because it lowers the Sp. Attack but more bukly dragons like Salamence and Haxorous might survive and easily KO back due to Noivern's frail defences which is when u-turn comes in handy because it erases the Sp. Attack drop.
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Noivern (F) @ Liechi Berry
Ability: Infiltrator
Evs: 6 HP, 252 Atk, 252 Spd
Nature: Adamant (+Atk,-Sp.Atk)
- Substitute
- Acrobatics
- Dragon Claw
- Brick Break/Shadow Claw

I know Noivern has a higher base Sp.Atk, but screw it. Substitute protects you from status conditions, unless the foe has Prankster of course, and lets your Liechi Berry activate. Acrobatics is your main move, being STAB & gaining 2 boosts from the Liechi Berry's consumption, while Dragon Claw is a STAB that hits everything but Fairy-types & Steel-types for neutral damage, and also covering your Dragon-type weakness. The choice between Brick Break & Shadow Claw is a tough one. Brick Break hits the Steel-types the resist you STAB moves & covers your Rock-type weakness, but is also resisted by Fairy-types while Ghost-types are totally immune. Shadow Claw on the other hand hits Steel-types for neutral damage & Aegislash super effectively.

answered Jun 7, 2014 by Soundwave
6 HP won't do sheet.
@Scraf Then put it in Defense for all I care.
No, 4 HP is fine.
You don't need the extra EVs, it all rounds down.
4 EVs = 1 Extra Point
5-7 EVs = 1 Extra Point
8 EVs = 2 Extra Points
@Scraf I know this, but I just like knowing where those 2 extra Evs are whether they help or not.
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Ive gone with a sun noivern on one of my teams I would like comments if it needs any improvements :)

Item: Life orb/ expert belt/ lum berry
Ability: Infiltrator
Evs: 252 special attack 252 speed 6 special defence
Modest Nature
Draco Meteor/ Dragon pulse
Solar beam
Super fang

Draco meteor/pulse is obligatory stab cant decide which at the moment, solar beam deals with the plethora of water Pokemon that will definately carry ice beam and the aquatic fairy mouse that decides to switch into you, I have also found that considering I'm using it in a sun team that I dont actually need a flying type stab, as flamethrower by itself boosted by the sun tends to cover a lot more than Air slash such as aegislash, mawile and klefki which can take airslash like nothing plus any pure ice, type grass and bug types sure I miss out on a flinch but I would rather a burn lastly superfang hits anything specially defensive and mostly used if I know they will switch, also reliably hits the pink blobs and snorlax as superfang doesnt rely on your attack power and just cuts the opponants hp in half which also discourages a switch in so they cant lovingly snack on your meteors.

answered Jul 30, 2014 by Denden10
edited Aug 3, 2014 by Denden10