- Voice actor: Yūji Ueda (both English and Japanese)
Noctowl looks much like a 'normal' owl, with a brown coloring and a triangle pattern of a darker shade of brown running down its chest. Its wings and wedge-shaped tail are dark brown like the pattern on its chest, although the underside of its wings is the same light brown as most of its body. 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 in coloration, and Noctowl's beak and the nails of its talons are light pink. Additionally, Noctowl's irises are red. Its height is 5'03" and weight is 89.9 lbs.
Judging by Wings Alexander's Noctowl, elderly Noctowl are distinguished by a pale, shaggy beard-like growth beneath the chin.
Noctowl are nocturnal Pokémon. They have exceptional hearing and eyesight, can fly silently, and can turn their heads at a 180° angle to increase their intellect.
When they need to think, they rotate their head 180 degrees to sharpen their intellectual power. This resembles the action of a real owl observing its surroundings. They also silently sneak up on prey without being detected.
Noctowl normally only come out at night. They tend to make their nests in the trees of forests.
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Noctowl first appeared in Fowl Play!. A man was trying to capture the smaller, shiny Noctowl by using traps, but kept failing due to the Owl Pokémon's intelligence. After Dr. Eggman and the Team Rocket Gang was sent flying, the Noctowl allowed Ash to have the chance to capture it. After an intense battle, Ash succeeded.
Several wild Noctowl also appeared in Fowl Play.
Noctowl, Owl Pokémon. The evolved form of Hoothoot. This highly intelligent Pokémon often twists its head 180 degrees when it is thinking. 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. Noctowl is a nocturnal Pokémon.