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 5′03″ (1.6 m)
Weight 89.9 lbs (40.8 kg)
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)

Training

EV yield 2 HP
Catch rate 90 (11.8% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 70 (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.

Moves learned by Noctowl

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 EaterPsychic 100 100
1ForesightNormal
1GrowlNormal 100
1HypnosisPsychic 60
1Sky AttackFlying 140 90
1TackleNormal 40 100
4HypnosisPsychic 60
7PeckFlying 35 100
10ConfusionPsychic 50 100
13Echoed VoiceNormal 40 100
16Zen HeadbuttPsychic 80 90
19Psycho ShiftPsychic 90
23ExtrasensoryPsychic 80 100
27Take DownNormal 90 85
31ReflectPsychic
35Air SlashFlying 75 95
39UproarNormal 90 100
43RoostFlying
47MoonblastFairy 95 100
51SynchronoisePsychic 120 100
55Dream EaterPsychic 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.
AgilityPsychic
DefogFlying
Feather DanceFlying 100
Feint AttackDark 60
HurricaneFlying 110 70
Mean LookNormal
Mirror MoveFlying
Night ShadeGhost 100
Sky AttackFlying 140 90
SupersonicNormal 55
WhirlwindNormal
Wing AttackFlying 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.
DefogFlying
Heat WaveFire 95 90
Hyper VoiceNormal 90 100
Laser FocusNormal
Magic CoatPsychic
RecycleNormal
Sky AttackFlying 140 90
SnoreNormal 50 100
TailwindFlying
UproarNormal 90 100
Zen HeadbuttPsychic 80 90

Moves learnt by TM

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

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Work UpNormal
6ToxicPoison 90
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
11Sunny DayFire
15Hyper BeamNormal 150 90
17ProtectNormal
18Rain DanceWater
19RoostFlying
21FrustrationNormal 100
27ReturnNormal 100
29PsychicPsychic 90 100
30Shadow BallGhost 80 100
32Double TeamNormal
33ReflectPsychic
40Aerial AceFlying 60
42FacadeNormal 70 100
44RestPsychic
45AttractNormal 100
46ThiefDark 60 100
48RoundNormal 60 100
49Echoed VoiceNormal 40 100
51Steel WingSteel 70 90
68Giga ImpactNormal 150 90
76FlyFlying 90 95
77Psych UpNormal
85Dream EaterPsychic 100 100
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
90SubstituteNormal
100ConfideNormal

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
CurseGhost Generation 2 — TM
DetectFighting Generation 2 — TM
NightmareGhost 100 Generation 2 — TM
FlashNormal 100 Generation 2 — HM
Double-EdgeNormal 120 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
MimicNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
CaptivateNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
EndureNormal Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
Silver WindBug 60 100 Generation 4 — TM
Air CutterFlying 60 95 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Mud-SlapGround 20 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Ominous WindGhost 60 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
SwiftNormal 60 Generation 4 — Move tutor
TwisterDragon 40 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
PluckFlying 60 100 Generation 5 — TM
Secret PowerNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM

Moves learnt by level up

Noctowl does not learn any level up moves in Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu & Let's Go Eevee.

Moves learnt by TM

Noctowl does not learn any HMs in Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu & Let's Go Eevee.

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 Noctowl  sprite from Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon
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
Location data not yet available

Other languages

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

Name origin

nocturnal
active at night
owl
a species of bird