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Pokémon
#715: Noivern Noivern
This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Noibat (disambiguation).
Noibat
Sound Wave Pokémon
オンバット
Onbat
#714
Noibat



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Flying Dragon
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Frisk or Infiltrator Cacophony
Cacophony
Telepathy
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
190 (35.2%)
Breeding
Egg Groups
Flying and DragonGen VIII
Hatch time
5140 - 5396 steps
Height
1'08" 0.5 m
Noibat
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0'0" 0 m
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Weight
17.6 lbs. 8.0 kg
Noibat
0 lbs. 0 kg
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Mega Stone
Base experience yield
Unknown
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
49
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 1
Noibat
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
1
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
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Footprint
FUnknown.png None.png
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Pokédex color
Purple
Base friendship
70
External Links

Noibat (Japanese: オンバット Onbat) is a dual-type Flying/Dragon Pokémon introduced in Generation VI.

It evolves into Noivern starting at level 48.

Contents

Biology

Noibat is a pale purple bat-like Pokémon. It has yellow eyes, a black triangular marking on the inner corner of each eye, three tufts of spiked fur on each cheek, two dark purple teardrop-shaped spots on the front of its face, a black lower jaw, and two spiked tufts of fur on its upper lip. Its large, teardrop-shaped ears resemble loudspeakers; they are dark purple on the outside with alternating rings of pale and dark purple fading to black on the inside. Fluffy black fur covers its chest and hips. On the middle joint of its wings are small black hands with two fingers and it has two long toes on each foot.

Noibat can be found in pitch black caves. They rest in the caves during the day and only leave during the night. From its large ears, it is capable of emitting ultrasonic waves of up to 200,000 Hertz. It uses these waves to stun large creatures, communicate with other Noibat, and immobilize prey.[1] It is also very fond of fruit, and uses its sonar to detect its ripeness. Noibat can produce any kind of wavelength of sound.

In the anime

Noibat in the anime
A Noibat Egg in the anime

Major appearances

Ash's Noibat

Ash's Noibat hatched from an Egg in A Not-So-Flying Start!. He evolved into a Noivern in An Electrifying Rage!.

Other

Multiple Noibat debuted in Calling from Beyond the Aura!, where they encountered Ash and his friends after they were agitated by Team Rocket.

A Noibat appeared in Pikachu, What's This Key?. It was a resident of a world full of ice and snow, which was accessed by Pikachu and his friends, courtesy of Klefki's keys.

Five Noibat appeared in the Hoopa's Surprise Ring Adventures short In the Dark, where they were among the Pokémon rudely awakened by Hoopa's summoning of multiple Litwick.

Minor appearances

A Noibat appeared in Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction as a resident of Allearth Forest.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
XY033 Noibat Ash's Pokédex Noibat, the Sound Wave Pokémon. Noibat's ears emit ultrasonic waves that can disturb its prey's sense of hearing and damage opponents.
XY076 Noibat Ash's Pokédex Noibat, the Sound Wave Pokémon. Noibat can cause damage as well as create hearing problems for its opponents by emitting different sound wave frequencies.
This concludes the entries from the XY series.

In the manga

In the movie adaptations

A Noibat appeared in the manga adaptation of Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction as a resident of Allearth Forest.

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

In the X & Y chapter, two Team Flare Grunts who were after X's Mega Ring used a swarm of Noibat to attack X and his friends near the Super Training Dome.

In the TCG

Main article: Noibat (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VI.
Generation VI Kalos
Mountain #113
Hoenn
#—
X They live in pitch black caves. Their enormous ears can emit ultrasonic waves of 200,000 hertz.
Y Even a robust wrestler will become dizzy and unable to stand when exposed to its 200,000-hertz ultrasonic waves.
Omega Ruby They live in pitch black caves. Their enormous ears can emit ultrasonic waves of 200,000 hertz.
Alpha Sapphire Even a robust wrestler will become dizzy and unable to stand when exposed to its 200,000-hertz ultrasonic waves.
Generation VII Alola
USUM: #083
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Sun, Moon, Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!‎.
Ultra Sun Fruits are its favorite foods. This gourmet carefully picks out just the ripe ones using its sonar.
Ultra Moon It flies around in search of fruit to eat. It uses ultrasonic waves to detect which fruits are ripe.
Generation VIII Galar
#176
Sword After nightfall, they emerge from the caves they nest in during the day. Using their ultrasonic waves, they go on the hunt for ripened fruit.
Shield No wavelength of sound is beyond Noibat's ability to produce. The ultrasonic waves it generates can overcome much larger Pokémon.

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VI.
Generation VI
X Y
Terminus Cave, Victory Road, Friend Safari (Dragon)
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Trade
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Trade
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Verdant Cavern
Trade Lillipup on Route 5
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield

In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VI.
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Sky-High Ruins: Stage 2
Shuffle
Event: Pokémon Safari (Seventh release)
Rumble World
Starlight Islands: Surveillance Dunes (All Areas)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
40
100 - 147 190 - 284
30
31 - 90 58 - 174
35
36 - 95 67 - 185
45
45 - 106 85 - 207
40
40 - 101 76 - 196
55
54 - 117 103 - 229
Total:
245
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VIII, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass ¼×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass ¼×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass ¼×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass ¼×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VIII
Other generations:
VI - VII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Tackle Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
011 Absorb Grass Special 02020 100100% 25
044 Gust Flying Special 04040 100100% 35
088 Supersonic Normal Status 0000 05555% 20
1212 Double Team Normal Status 0000 00——% 15
1616 Wing Attack Flying Physical 06060 100100% 35
2020 Bite Dark Physical 06060 100100% 25
2424 Air Cutter Flying Special 06060 09595% 25
2828 Whirlwind Normal Status 0000 00——% 20
3232 Super Fang Normal Physical 0000 09090% 10
3636 Air Slash Flying Special 07575 09595% 15
4040 Screech Normal Status 0000 08585% 40
4444 Roost Flying Status 0000 00——% 10
4949 Tailwind Flying Status 0000 00——% 15
5252 Hurricane Flying Special 110110 07070% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Noibat
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Noibat
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/TR

Generation VIII
Other generations:
VI - VII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM06Bag TM Flying VI Sprite.png TM06 Fly Flying Physical 09090 095}}95% 15
TM11Bag TM Grass VI Sprite.png TM11 Solar Beam Grass Special 120120 100}}100% 10
TM16Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM16 Screech Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 40
TM21Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM21 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM23Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM23 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
TM24Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM24 Snore Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 15
TM25Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM25 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM30Bag TM Steel VI Sprite.png TM30 Steel Wing Steel Physical 07070 090}}90% 25
TM31Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM31 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM34Bag TM Fire VI Sprite.png TM34 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM39Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM39 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM40Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM40 Swift Normal Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM43Bag TM Fighting VI Sprite.png TM43 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM56Bag TM Bug VI Sprite.png TM56 U-turn Bug Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM65Bag TM Ghost VI Sprite.png TM65 Shadow Claw Ghost Physical 07070 100}}100% 15
TM76Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM76 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM78Bag TM Flying VI Sprite.png TM78 Acrobatics Flying Physical 05555 100}}100% 15
TM95Bag TM Flying VI Sprite.png TM95 Air Slash Flying Special 07575 095}}95% 15
TR11Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png TR11 Psychic Psychic Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR12Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png TR12 Agility Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TR18Bag TR Bug Sprite.png TR18 Leech Life Bug Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TR20Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR20 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR24Bag TR Dragon Sprite.png TR24 Outrage Dragon Physical 120120 100}}100% 10
TR26Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR26 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR27Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR27 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR31Bag TR Steel Sprite.png TR31 Iron Tail Steel Physical 100100 075}}75% 15
TR33Bag TR Ghost Sprite.png TR33 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TR35Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR35 Uproar Normal Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR36Bag TR Fire Sprite.png TR36 Heat Wave Fire Special 09595 090}}90% 10
TR37Bag TR Dark Sprite.png TR37 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TR42Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR42 Hyper Voice Normal Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR58Bag TR Dark Sprite.png TR58 Dark Pulse Dark Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TR60Bag TR Bug Sprite.png TR60 X-Scissor Bug Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TR62Bag TR Dragon Sprite.png TR62 Dragon Pulse Dragon Special 08585 100}}100% 10
TR86Bag TR Electric Sprite.png TR86 Wild Charge Electric Physical 09090 100}}100% 15
TR89Bag TR Flying Sprite.png TR89 Hurricane Flying Special 110110 070}}70% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Noibat
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Noibat
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VIII
Other generations:
VI - VII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Farfetch'dSirfetch'dRuffletBraviary Defog Flying Status —% 15
VibravaFlygonDeinoZweilousHydreigonFlapple
DrakloakDragapult
Dragon Rush Dragon Physical 100 75% 10
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Noibat in Generation VIII
  • 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 Noibat in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Noibat
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Noibat
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation VIII
Other generations:
VI - VII
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Sw Sh Draco Meteor Dragon Special 130 90% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Noibat
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Noibat
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Battle Trozei
Flying
Attack Power: ★★★★

BT714.png

Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Flying
None.png Attack Power: 30 - 85 Raise Max Level.png 5

#487
Shuffle714.png

Mega Boost
Fills the Mega Gauge of a Pokémon of the same type.


Evolution

714Noibat.png
Unevolved
Noibat
 Flying  Dragon 
Rare Candy
Level 48
715Noivern.png
First evolution
Noivern
 Flying  Dragon 

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VI.
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Spr 6x 714.png Spr b 6x 714.png Spr 6x 714.png Spr b 6x 714.png
Spr 6x 714 s.png Spr b 6x 714 s.png Spr 6x 714 s.png Spr b 6x 714 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Spr 7s 714.png Spr b 7s 714.png Spr 7s 714.png Spr b 7s 714.png
Spr 7s 714 s.png Spr b 7s 714 s.png Spr 7s 714 s.png Spr b 7s 714 s.png
Front Back Front Back
714MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Noibat images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • Noibat has the lowest base stat total of all Dragon-type Pokémon.
    • In addition, Noibat has the lowest base HP and Attack stats of any Dragon-type Pokémon, and ties with Goomy for having the lowest base Defense among all Dragon-type Pokémon.
  • Noibat's German name, eF-eM, is the only Pokémon name that uses the Latin alphabet and does not start with a capital letter.
  • Originally, Noibat's Pokédex entry on the official Pokémon website was incorrect, showing it as a pure Flying-type Pokémon. It has been since rectified.
  • Noibat can be seen as a parallel to Zubat, as they are both Flying-type Pokémon based on bats and can have Infiltrator as a possible Ability. They also share the same base stats, with their Attack and Special Attack switched around.

Origin

Noibat may be based on a bat, and the design of its ears may be based on speakers.

Name origin

Noibat is a combination of noise and bat.

Onbat may be a combination of 音 on (sound), 音波 onpa (sound wave), and バット bat.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese オンバット Onbat From on, 音波 onpa, and bat
France Flag.png French Sonistrelle From sonique and pipistrelles
Spain Flag.png Spanish Noibat Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German eF-eM From FM
Italy Flag.png Italian Noibat Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 음뱃 Eumbaet From 음 (音) eum and bat
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese 嗡蝠 Yūngfūk From yūng and fūk
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 嗡蝠 Wēngfú From wēng and


Notes

Related articles

External links

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