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Noctowl is a Normal & Flying Pokémon which evolves from Hoothoot. It is vulnerable to Rock, Electric and Ice moves. Noctowl's strongest moveset is Wing Attack & Sky Attack and it has a Max CP of 2,024.
"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."
Wing Attack benefits from STAB and sports slightly superior energy generation compared to Extrasensory.
Sky Attack is the primary charge move due to its lesser energy cost, as well as benefiting from STAB. Shadow Ball is the preferred coverage option due to it largely being unresisted against the overall meta, and is superior to Night Shade. Psychic is an alternative coverage choice, however its coverage overlaps with its Flying-type attacks, and does it no favors against popular Steel-type Pokemon.
Noctowl features respectable bulk and a Normal/Flying typing which is valuable against Ghost-type attacks. Access to Wing Attack gives Noctowl faster access to Sky Attack compared to other meta Pokemon like Skarmory or Altaria, but ultimately it falls behind them due to its lack of resistances or lesser damage output.
The level 50 update is a positive benefit for Noctowl, but it still lacks sufficient stats for Ultra League. Double resistance to Ghost-type attacks is particularly valuable in this league due to the common presence of Giratina, though Dragon Breath variants can still win. Noctowl generally enjoys favorable fights against Fighting-types, though taking neutral damage from Fighting-type damage makes it less consistent as a counter.
Our wise owl has flown far from its home, best return back to the Great and Ultra League.
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