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|National Dex Nr.||#164|
|Johto Dex Nr.||#016|
|First Appearance||Pokémon Gold and Silver|
|Latest Appearance||Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire|
|Ability/ies|| Insomnia, Keen Eye |
(Hidden: Tinted Lens)
|Average Weight||89.9 lbs.|
Noctowl bears similarity to an owl with brown plumage and has a darker brown triangle pattern of feathers running down its chest. Its wings and wedge-shaped tail are dark brown, while the underside of its wings is light brown. It has bushy, cream-colored feather 'horns' that look similar to a trident or eyebrows. The ring pattern around its eyes and its talons are cream colored, and Noctowl's beak and talons are light pink. Additionally, Noctowl's irises are red. As shown in the the anime, Noctowl can grow a small beard in its elderly stages.
Noctowl is a nocturnal Pokémon. It has exceptional hearing and eyesight, can fly silently, and can turn its heads at a 180° angle to increase its intellect. Noctowl is most commonly found nesting in trees and forests.
- In the anime, Ash was shown with a Shiny Noctowl.
Noctowl's appearance is based on that of the Horned owl.
Noctowl is a combination of nocturnal and owl. Yorunozuku is a combination of 夜 yoru (night) and 木菟 mimizuku (horned owl).
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