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Noctowl
Owl Pokémon
ヨルノズク
Yorunozuku
#164
Noctowl



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Normal Flying
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Insomnia or Keen Eye Cacophony
Cacophony
Tinted Lens
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
90 (20.1%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Flying
Hatch time
3855 - 4111 steps
Height
5'03" 1.6 m
Noctowl
0'0" 0 m
{{{form2}}}
0'0" 0 m
{{{form3}}}
0'0" 0 m
{{{form4}}}
Weight
89.9 lbs. 40.8 kg
Noctowl
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{form2}}}
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{form3}}}
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{form4}}}
Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
162
Gen. II-IV
Unknown
IV
158
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 2
Noctowl
2
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
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Shape
Body09.png BodyUnknown.png
{{{form2}}}
Footprint
F164.png None.png
{{{form2}}}
Pokédex color
Brown
Base friendship
70
External Links

Noctowl (Japanese: ヨルノズク Yorunozuku) is a dual-type Normal/Flying Pokémon introduced in Generation II.

It evolves from Hoothoot starting at level 20.

Contents

Biology

Wings Alexander's Noctowl

Noctowl is an avian Pokémon that resembles an owl. It has light brown plumage with a darker brown pattern of triangles on its chest. Its fan-like tail is the same dark brown, while its wings are a slightly lighter shade of brown with light brown undersides. It has red eyes with black rings around them and a second, cream-colored ring around the first. Above its eyes are bushy, cream-colored feather "horns" that resemble large eyebrows. Its small beak and talons are pinkish, and its feet are cream-colored with three toes facing forward and one backward. As shown in the anime, Noctowl can grow a small beard in its elderly stages.

Noctowl is a nocturnal Pokémon that is called "the emperor of dark nights" by some. It has exceptional eyes that concentrate the faintest light and give it night vision, supple wings capable of silent flight, and it can twist its head at a 180 degree angle to increase its intellect. Its superior senses and intellect allow it catch prey without fail in the darkness. It can also turn its head upside down, which signals that it is troubled by something. If disturbed in this state, it will peck at the offender. Noctowl is most commonly found nesting in trees in temperate and boreal forests.

In the anime

Noctowl in the anime
Shiny Noctowl in the anime

Major appearances

Ash's Noctowl

In Fowl Play!, a man was trying to capture a small, Shiny Noctowl with traps but kept failing due to the Owl Pokémon's intelligence. After Team Rocket was sent flying, Noctowl allowed Ash to have the chance to catch it. After an intense battle, Ash succeeded.

Other

In Throwing in the Noctowl, Wings Alexander owns a Hoothoot. For most of the episode, it was sleeping in its Trainer's plane, but it finally flew out to help Ash's own Noctowl when the flight encountered problems.

In A Relay in the Sky!, Ornithol owns a Noctowl, which shares his aspirations to win the Pokémon Sky Relay. However, it never competed with him in the competition since Ornithol was never able to catch two more eligible Pokémon.

Minor appearances

Multiple wild Noctowl appeared in Fowl Play.

In For Ho-Oh the Bells Toll!, a Noctowl protected the Tin Tower after Team Rocket stole the Crystal Bells on the top floor.

In Who's Flying Now?, a Noctowl was featured in the Fortree City Feather Festival.

In Going for Choke!, a Coordinator's Noctowl competed in the Battle Stage of the Mulberry Contest.

In Once More With Reeling!, a Coordinator's Noctowl competed in the Terracotta Contest.

A Noctowl appeared in Dawn Of A New Era!.

A Noctowl appeared in One Team, Two Team, Red Team, Blue Team!.

A Noctowl appeared in Aiding the Enemy!.

In Pursuing a Lofty Goal!, a Trainer's Noctowl competed in the Squallville PokéRinger and battled a Fearow.

In Beating the Bustle and Hustle!, a Trainer's Noctowl participated in the fake Sinnoh Pokémon Hustle that Team Rocket had set up.

In Meowth, Colress and Team Rivalry!, Meowth's fantasy featured a Noctowl.

Multiple Noctowl appeared in Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction.

A Noctowl appeared in The Power of Us.

Pokédex entries

Episode Subject Source Entry
EP154 Noctowl Ash's Pokédex Noctowl, the Owl Pokémon. The evolved form of Hoothoot. This highly intelligent Pokémon often twists its head 180 degrees when it is thinking. Noctowl is a nocturnal Pokémon.
EP182 Confusion Ash's Pokédex Confusion. This powerful Psychic attack confuses an opponent and weakens it as well.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
DP185 Noctowl Dawn's Pokédex Noctowl, the Owl Pokémon, and the evolved form of Hoothoot. Noctowl's eyes have a special power that allows it to see in the faintest light, as if it was the middle of the day.

In the manga

In the movie adaptations

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

In the Pocket Monsters Platinum: Aim to Be Battle King!! manga

A Noctowl appeared in PBK2.

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

A Noctowl appeared in Sunkern Treasure, under the ownership of Falkner. It was first seen alongside its Trainer while he was trying to catch a Skarmory.

Crystal mentioned that she caught a Noctowl on her way to Professor Elm's Lab in Three Cheers for Chikorita.

A Noctowl appeared in The Last Battle XIII as one of the Pokémon sent to participate in the fight in Ilex Forest.

Multiple Noctowl appeared in Scizor Defends and Chesnaught Protects as residents of the Pokémon Village.

A Noctowl appeared in Malamar Traps.

A Noctowl appeared in Charizard Transforms as a resident of the Pokémon Village.

A Noctowl appeared in Zygarde Agitated.

A Noctowl appeared in Xerneas Gives.

In the Pokémon Gold & Silver: The Golden Boys manga

A Trainer's Noctowl appeared in Let's Fight For The Future!!.

In the TCG

Main article: Noctowl (TCG)

In the TFG

One Noctowl figure has been released.

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II Johto
#016
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.
Stadium 2 Its eyes are specially adapted. They concentrate even faint light and enable it to see in the dark.
Generation III Hoenn
#—
Kanto
#—
Ruby 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.
Sapphire
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.
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.
Generation IV Sinnoh
#107
Johto
#016
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.
Generation V Unova
#—
Black Its eyes are specially developed to enable it to see clearly even in murky darkness and minimal light.
White
Black 2 Its eyes are specially developed to enable it to see clearly even in murky darkness and minimal light.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
Mountain #118
Hoenn
#—
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 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.
Alpha Sapphire
Generation VII Alola
USUM: #213
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Sun, Moon, Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!‎.
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.
Generation VIII Galar
#020
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.

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II
Gold Silver
Routes 2, 8, 13, 14, 15, and 43Night
Crystal
Routes 2, 5, 8, 11, 13, 14, 15, 25, 26, 27, 37, 38, 39, 43Night
Ilex Forest (Headbutt trees)
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Trade
Emerald
Evolve Hoothoot
FireRed LeafGreen
Trade
Colosseum
Pyrite Town (Shadow)
XD
Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Routes 210, 211, 216, and 217, Acuity Lakefront, Lake Acuity, Mt. Coronet, Great Marsh, Lake Valor, Sendoff SpringNight
Platinum
Routes 210, 211, Great Marsh, Mt. CoronetNight
HeartGold SoulSilver
Routes 2, 8, 13, 14, 15, 43, 47, Viridian ForestNight
Ilex Forest, Viridian Forest (Headbutt trees)
Pal Park
Forest
Pokéwalker
Quiet Cave
Generation V
Black White
Abundant Shrine
Black 2 White 2
Nature Preserve
Generation VI
X Y
Route 20, Pokémon Village
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Trade
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Trade
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Lush JungleNight (SOS Battle)
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Evolve Hoothoot, Bridge Field, Giant's Cap, Motostoke Outskirts, Motostoke Riverbank
East Lake Axewell, Giant's Cap, Hammerlocke Hills, Rolling Fields (Max Raid Battle)

In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II
This Pokémon is unavailable in Generation II side games.
Generation III
Trozei!
Phobos Jet, Endless Level 44, Forever Level 10, Mr. Who's Den
MD Red MD Blue
Evolve Hoothoot
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Foggy Forest (6F-11F)
MD Sky
Foggy Forest (6F-11F)
Ranger: GS
Old Mansion
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Forest: Everspring Valley
Rumble U
Flower Garden: Festival on Mount Moon
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Safari Jungle: Stage 2Sa
Shuffle
Event: Pokémon Safari (Seventh release)
Rumble World
Silver Isles: Fragrant Tree (All Areas), Dark Land: Chilling Graveyard (All Areas)

Stats

Base stats

Generation II-VI
Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
100
160 - 207 310 - 404
50
49 - 112 94 - 218
50
49 - 112 94 - 218
76
72 - 140 141 - 276
96
90 - 162 177 - 320
70
67 - 134 130 - 262
Total:
442
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.

Generation VII-present
Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
100
160 - 207 310 - 404
50
49 - 112 94 - 218
50
49 - 112 94 - 218
86
81 - 151 159 - 298
96
90 - 162 177 - 320
70
67 - 134 130 - 262
Total:
452
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.

Pokéathlon stats

Speed
3/3 ★★★
Power
2/3 ★★
Skill
2/3 ★★
Stamina
3/4 ★★★
Jump
4/5 ★★★★
Total
14/18 ★★

Type effectiveness

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

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VIII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Sky Attack Flying Physical 140140 09090% 5
011 Peck Flying Physical 03535 100100% 35
011 Growl Normal Status 0000 100100% 40
011 Tackle Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
011 Echoed Voice Normal Special 04040 100100% 15
099 Confusion Psychic Special 05050 100100% 25
1212 Reflect Psychic Status 0000 00——% 20
1515 Psycho Shift Psychic Status 0000 100100% 10
1818 Air Slash Flying Special 07575 09595% 15
2323 Extrasensory Psychic Special 08080 100100% 20
2828 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 08585% 20
3333 Uproar Normal Special 09090 100100% 10
3838 Roost Flying Status 0000 00——% 10
4343 Moonblast Fairy Special 09595 100100% 15
4848 Hypnosis Psychic Status 0000 06060% 20
5353 Dream Eater Psychic Special 100100 100100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Noctowl
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Noctowl
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/TR

Generation VIII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM06Bag TM Flying VI Sprite.png TM06 Fly Flying Physical 09090 095}}95% 15
TM08Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM08 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM09Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM09 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM16Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM16 Screech Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 40
TM18Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM18 Reflect Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
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
TM33Bag TM Water VI Sprite.png TM33 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
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
TM44Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM44 Imprison Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM76Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM76 Round Normal Special 06060 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
TR17Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png TR17 Amnesia Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR20Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR20 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 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
TR33Bag TR Ghost Sprite.png TR33 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TR34Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png TR34 Future Sight Psychic Special 120120 100}}100% 10
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
TR42Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR42 Hyper Voice Normal Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR49Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png TR49 Calm Mind Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR68Bag TR Dark Sprite.png TR68 Nasty Plot Dark Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR69Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png TR69 Zen Headbutt Psychic Physical 08080 090}}90% 15
TR82Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png TR82 Stored Power Psychic Special 02020 100}}100% 10
TR85Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR85 Work Up Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TR89Bag TR Flying Sprite.png TR89 Hurricane Flying Special 110110 070}}70% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Noctowl
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Noctowl
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VIII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Farfetch'dRuffletBraviarySirfetch'd Defog Flying Status —% 15
PidoveTranquillUnfezantHawluchaRowletDartrix
Decidueye
Feather Dance Flying Status 100% 15
NatuXatu Night Shade Ghost Special 100% 15
WingullPelipperNoibatNoivern Supersonic Normal Status 55% 20
SigilyphRuffletBraviaryNoibatNoivern Whirlwind Normal Status —% 20
WingullPelipperRuffletBraviaryHawluchaNoibat
Noivern
Wing Attack Flying Physical 60 100% 35
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Noctowl 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 Noctowl in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Noctowl
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Noctowl
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation VIII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Sw Sh IoA Dual Wingbeat Flying Physical 40 90% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Noctowl
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Noctowl
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

By a prior evolution

Generation VIII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Stage   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon has no moves exclusive to prior evolutions.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Noctowl
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Noctowl
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see moves from other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Trozei!
Trozeiani164.png
Rarity: Common
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
Body size: 1
Recruit rate: Evolve
Friend Area: Flyaway Forest
Phrases
51%-100% HP I used my brain to fight!
26%-50% HP The situation's dire... Only half my HP remains...
1%-25% HP The situation's grim... I'm incapable of thinking...
Level up I leveled up! I think my IQ went up, too!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
MDP E 164.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: -10%
IQ group: A
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group:
Flying
Poké Assist:
(present)
Flying Assist.png
Flying
Field move:
(present)
Psy Power 2 field move.png
(Psy Power ×2)
Poké Assist:
(past)
Flying Assist.png
Flying
Field move:
(past)
Psy Power 1 field move.png
(Psy Power ×1)
Browser entry R-032/N-023
It causes twisters around itself.
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Flying
Attack Power: ★★★★★

BT164.png

Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Flying
None.png Attack Power: 60 - 105 Raise Max Level.png 5

#494
Shuffle164.png

Power of 5
Increases damage when you make a match of five.


Pokémon GO
GO164.png Base Stamina: 225 Base Attack: 145 Base Defense: 156
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 1 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Wing Attack, Extrasensory
Charged Attacks: Psychic, Sky Attack, Night Shade

Evolution

163Hoothoot.png
Unevolved
Hoothoot
 Normal  Flying 
Rare Candy
Level 20
164Noctowl.png
First evolution
Noctowl
 Normal  Flying 

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II
Gold Silver Crystal
Spr 2g 164.png Spr b 2g 164.png Spr 2s 164.png Spr b 2g 164.png Spr 2c 164.png Spr b 2g 164.png
Spr 2g 164 s.png Spr b 2g 164 s.png Spr 2s 164 s.png Spr b 2g 164 s.png Spr 2c 164 s.png Spr b 2g 164 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
Spr 3r 164.png Spr b 3r 164.png Spr 3e 164.png Spr b 3r 164.png Spr 3r 164.png Spr b 3r 164.png
Spr 3r 164 s.png Spr b 3r 164 s.png Spr 3e 164 s.png Spr b 3r 164 s.png Spr 3r 164 s.png Spr b 3r 164 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
Spr 4d 164.png Spr b 4d 164.png Spr 4p 164.png Spr b 4p 164.png Spr 4h 164.png Spr b 4h 164.png
Spr 4d 164 s.png Spr b 4d 164 s.png Spr 4p 164 s.png Spr b 4p 164 s.png Spr 4h 164 s.png Spr b 4p 164 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 164.png Spr b 5b 164.png Spr 5b 164.png Spr b 5b 164.png
Spr 5b 164 s.png Spr b 5b 164 s.png Spr 5b 164 s.png Spr b 5b 164 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Spr 6x 164.png Spr b 6x 164.png Spr 6x 164.png Spr b 6x 164.png
Spr 6x 164 s.png Spr b 6x 164 s.png Spr 6x 164 s.png Spr b 6x 164 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Spr 7s 164.png Spr b 7s 164.png Spr 7s 164.png Spr b 7s 164.png
Spr 7s 164 s.png Spr b 7s 164 s.png Spr 7s 164 s.png Spr b 7s 164 s.png
Front Back Front Back
164MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Noctowl images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • Noctowl's Shiny form is the first Shiny Pokémon to appear in the anime.

Origin

Noctowl seems to be based on horned owls.

Name origin

Noctowl is a combination of nocturnal and owl.

Yorunozuku is a combination of 夜 yoru (night) and 木菟 mimizuku (horned owl).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ヨルノズク Yorunozuku From yoru and 木菟 mimizuku
France Flag.png French Noarfang From noir and harfang
Spain Flag.png Spanish Noctowl Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Noctuh From nocturnal and Uhu
Italy Flag.png Italian Noctowl Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 야부엉 Yabueong From 야(夜) ya and 부엉이 bueongi
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese 貓頭夜鷹 Māautàuhyehyīng Combination of 貓頭鷹 and 夜鷹. Literally "Cat-headed night hawk".
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 貓頭夜鷹 / 猫头夜鹰 Māotóuyèyīng Combination of 貓頭鷹 and 夜鷹. Literally "Cat-headed night hawk".


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