Noctowl

Noctowl is a Normal/Flying type Pokémon introduced in Generation 2. It is known as the Owl Pokémon.

Pokédex entries

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.
Ruby
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.
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.
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.
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.
Black
White
Black 2
White 2
Its eyes are specially developed to enable it to see clearly even in murky darkness and minimal light.
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
Alpha 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.
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.

Evolution chart

Hoothoot
#163
Hoothoot
Normal · Flying

(Level 20)
Noctowl
#164
Noctowl
Normal · Flying

Name origin

nocturnal
active at night
owl
a species of bird

Moves learned by Noctowl

Noctowl sprites

Type Generation 2 Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7
Normal Noctowl  sprite from Silver Noctowl  sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Noctowl  sprite from Diamond & Pearl Noctowl  sprite from Black & White Noctowl  sprite from X & Y
Shiny Noctowl Shiny sprite from Silver Noctowl Shiny sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Noctowl Shiny sprite from Diamond & Pearl Noctowl Shiny sprite from Black & White Noctowl Shiny sprite from X & Y

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Where to find Noctowl

Gold
Silver
Route 2, 8, 13, 14, 15, 35, 43
Crystal Route 2, 5, 8, 11, 13, 14, 15, 25, 26, 27, 35, 37, 38, 39, 43, 45, 46, Ilex Forest
Ruby
Sapphire
FireRed
LeafGreen
Trade/migrate from another game
Emerald Evolve Hoothoot
Diamond
Pearl
Route 210, 211, 216, 217, Acuity Lakefront, Great Marsh, Lake Acuity, Lake Valor, Mt. Coronet, Sendoff Spring
Platinum Route 210, 211, Great Marsh, Mt. Coronet
HeartGold
SoulSilver
Route 2, 8, 13, 14, 15, 43, 47, Ilex Forest, Viridian Forest
Black
White
Abundant Shrine
Black 2
White 2
Nature Sanctuary, Nature Preserve
X
Y
Route 20, Pokémon Village
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Trade/migrate from another game
Sun
Moon
Trade/migrate from another game
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Lush Jungle