Noctowl

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

Pokédex data

National № 164
Type Normal Flying
Species Owl Pokémon
Height 1.6 m (5′03″)
Weight 40.8 kg (89.9 lbs)
Abilities 1. Insomnia
2. Keen Eye
Tinted Lens (hidden ability)
Local № 016 (Gold/Silver/Crystal)
107 (Diamond/Pearl)
107 (Platinum)
016 (HeartGold/SoulSilver)
118 (X/Y — Mountain Kalos)
213 (U.Sun/U.Moon — Alola dex)
020 (Sword/Shield)

Training

EV yield 2 HP
Catch rate 90 (11.8% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 50 (normal)
Base Exp. 158
Growth Rate Medium Fast

Breeding

Egg Groups Flying
Gender 50% male, 50% female
Egg cycles 15 (3,599–3,855 steps)

Base stats

HP 100
310 404
Attack 50
94 218
Defense 50
94 218
Sp. Atk 86
159 298
Sp. Def 96
177 320
Speed 70
130 262
Total 452 Min Max

The ranges shown on the right are for a level 100 Pokémon. Maximum values are based on a beneficial nature, 252 EVs, 31 IVs; minimum values are based on a hindering nature, 0 EVs, 0 IVs.

Type defenses

The effectiveness of each type on Noctowl.

Evolution chart

(Level 20)

Noctowl changes

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.
Sword Its eyes are specially developed to enable it to see clearly even in murky darkness and minimal light.
Shield When it needs to think, it rotates its head 180 degrees to sharpen its intellectual power.

Moves learned by Noctowl

Moves learnt by level up

Noctowl learns the following moves in Pokémon Sword & Shield at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Echoed VoiceNormalSpecial 40 100
1GrowlNormalStatus 100
1PeckFlyingPhysical 35 100
1Sky AttackFlyingPhysical 140 90
1TackleNormalPhysical 40 100
9ConfusionPsychicSpecial 50 100
12ReflectPsychicStatus
15Psycho ShiftPsychicStatus 100
18Air SlashFlyingSpecial 75 95
23ExtrasensoryPsychicSpecial 80 100
28Take DownNormalPhysical 90 85
33UproarNormalSpecial 90 100
38RoostFlyingStatus
43MoonblastFairySpecial 95 100
48HypnosisPsychicStatus 60
53Dream EaterPsychicSpecial 100 100

Egg moves

Noctowl learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Sword & Shield. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Noctowl egg moves page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
DefogFlyingStatus
Feather DanceFlyingStatus 100
Night ShadeGhostSpecial 100
SupersonicNormalStatus 55
WhirlwindNormalStatus
Wing AttackFlyingPhysical 60 100

Move Tutor moves

Noctowl can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Sword & Shield from move tutors (details):

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Dual WingbeatFlyingPhysical 40 90

Moves learnt by TM

Noctowl is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Sword & Shield:

Moves learnt by TR

Noctowl is compatible with these Technical Records in Pokémon Sword & Shield:

Moves learnt by level up

Noctowl learns the following moves in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Dream EaterPsychicSpecial 100 100
1ForesightNormalStatus
1GrowlNormalStatus 100
1HypnosisPsychicStatus 60
1Sky AttackFlyingPhysical 140 90
1TackleNormalPhysical 40 100
4HypnosisPsychicStatus 60
7PeckFlyingPhysical 35 100
10ConfusionPsychicSpecial 50 100
13Echoed VoiceNormalSpecial 40 100
16Zen HeadbuttPsychicPhysical 80 90
19Psycho ShiftPsychicStatus 100
23ExtrasensoryPsychicSpecial 80 100
27Take DownNormalPhysical 90 85
31ReflectPsychicStatus
35Air SlashFlyingSpecial 75 95
39UproarNormalSpecial 90 100
43RoostFlyingStatus
47MoonblastFairySpecial 95 100
51SynchronoisePsychicSpecial 120 100
55Dream EaterPsychicSpecial 100 100

Egg moves

Noctowl learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Noctowl egg moves page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
AgilityPsychicStatus
DefogFlyingStatus
Feather DanceFlyingStatus 100
Feint AttackDarkPhysical 60
HurricaneFlyingSpecial 110 70
Mean LookNormalStatus
Mirror MoveFlyingStatus
Night ShadeGhostSpecial 100
Sky AttackFlyingPhysical 140 90
SupersonicNormalStatus 55
WhirlwindNormalStatus
Wing AttackFlyingPhysical 60 100

Move Tutor moves

Noctowl can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon from move tutors (details):

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
DefogFlyingStatus
Heat WaveFireSpecial 95 90
Hyper VoiceNormalSpecial 90 100
Laser FocusNormalStatus
Magic CoatPsychicStatus
RecycleNormalStatus
Sky AttackFlyingPhysical 140 90
SnoreNormalSpecial 50 100
TailwindFlyingStatus
UproarNormalSpecial 90 100
Zen HeadbuttPsychicPhysical 80 90

Moves learnt by TM

Noctowl is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon:

Transfer-only moves

Noctowl can only learn these moves in previous generations. It must be taught the moves in the appropriate game and then transferred to Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon.
Note: Generation 1 and 2 refer to the 3DS Virtual Console titles, not the physical cartridges.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
CurseGhostStatus Generation 2 — TM
DetectFightingStatus Generation 2 — TM
NightmareGhostStatus 100 Generation 2 — TM
FlashNormalStatus 100 Generation 2 — HM
Double-EdgeNormalPhysical 120 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
MimicNormalStatus Generation 3 — Move tutor
CaptivateNormalStatus 100 Generation 4 — TM
EndureNormalStatus Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormalPhysical 100 Generation 4 — TM
Silver WindBugSpecial 60 100 Generation 4 — TM
Air CutterFlyingSpecial 60 95 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Mud-SlapGroundSpecial 20 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Ominous WindGhostSpecial 60 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
SwiftNormalSpecial 60 Generation 4 — Move tutor
TwisterDragonSpecial 40 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
PluckFlyingPhysical 60 100 Generation 5 — TM
Secret PowerNormalPhysical 70 100 Generation 6 — TM

Noctowl sprites

Type Generation 2 Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7 Generation 8
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 Noctowl  sprite from Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon Noctowl  sprite from Sword & Shield
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 Noctowl Shiny sprite from Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon

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, 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
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Not available in this game
Sword
Shield
Giant's Cap, Motostoke Outskirts, Motostoke Riverbank

Other languages

English, Spanish, Italian Noctowl
Japanese ヨルノズク (Yorunozuku)
German Noctuh
French Noarfang

Name origin

nocturnal
active at night
owl
a species of bird