Noble Roar (move)

Noble Roar
おたけび War Cry
Noble Roar VIII.png
Noble Roar VIII 2.png
Type  Normal
Category  Status
PP  30 (max. 48)
Power  —
Accuracy  —%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Introduced  Generation VI
Condition  Tough
Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
Condition  Tough
Appeal  0  
Condition  Tough
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jamming  0  
Works great if the user goes first this turn.

Noble Roar (Japanese: おたけび War Cry) is a non-damaging Normal-type move introduced in Generation VI. Prior to Generation VII, it was the signature move of Litleo and Pyroar.


Noble Roar lowers the target's Attack and Special Attack stats by one stage. It bypasses accuracy checks to always hit, unless the target is in the semi-invulnerable turn of a move such as Dig or Fly. Pokémon with the Ability Soundproof are not affected by this move.

Noble Roar will become a Water-type move when used by a Pokémon with the ability Liquid Voice. If the user is affected by Throat Chop, it will be unable to use this move for two turns.

If the user is holding a Throat Spray, the item will be consumed and the user's Special Attack stat will raise by one stage.

If powered up by a Normalium Z into Z-Noble Roar, the user's Defense stat rises by one stage, and can be used regardless of whether the user is affected by Throat Chop or not.


Games Description
Letting out a noble roar, the user intimidates the target and lowers its Attack and Sp. Atk stats.


By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
321   Wailord
  Field Water 2 1 1
643   Reshiram
Undiscovered Undiscovered 64USUM 1
644   Zekrom
Undiscovered Undiscovered 64USUM 1
646   Kyurem
Undiscovered Undiscovered 64USUM 1
646   Kyurem
White Kyurem
Undiscovered Undiscovered 64USUM 1
646   Kyurem
Black Kyurem
Undiscovered Undiscovered 64USUM 1
667   Litleo
Field Field 15 15
668   Pyroar
Field Field 15 15
782   Jangmo-o
  Dragon Dragon 45 36
783   Hakamo-o
Dragon Dragon 48 38
784   Kommo-o
Dragon Dragon 51 38
791   Solgaleo
Undiscovered Undiscovered 59 1
812   Rillaboom
  Field Grass 1
849   Toxtricity
Amped Form
Human-Like Human-Like 1
849   Toxtricity
Low Key Form
Human-Like Human-Like 1
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.

In other games

Pokémon Masters EX

Category Move Gauge MP Base Power Max Power Accuracy Target Effect Tag Description
Status 2 100% An opponent Lowers the target's Attack and Sp. Atk by one stat rank.

Past Description

  • Prior to Version 2.10.0 (from June 28, 2021): Lowers the target's Attack and Sp. Atk.


Games Description
SMD It lowers an enemy's Attack and Sp. Atk.*
It lowers the enemy's Attack and Sp. Atk.*

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

In other generations

Core series games

Spin-off series games

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 戰吼 Jinháu
Mandarin 戰吼 / 战吼 Zhànhǒu
  French Râle Mâle
  German Kampfgebrüll
  Italian Urlo
  Korean 부르짖기 Bureujijgi
  Brazilian Portuguese Rugido Nobre
  Spanish Rugido de Guerra

  This article is part of Project Moves and Abilities, a Bulbapedia project that aims to write comprehensive articles on two related aspects of the Pokémon games.