Competitive Information for Noctowl [Gold/Silver]
Movesets for Singles
What is a good competitive moveset for Noctowl? These builds have been optimized for Pokemon competing in Gold/Silver Single Battles. The movesets and EVs have been specifically calibrated to deal the most amount of damage to the largest group of potentially common opponents and typing threats for the Gold/Silver generation metagame.
Noctowl is a pretty decent Normal and Flying-typed Pokemon. Noctowl are common Pokemon to see in the GS metagame. There were no known abilities back in the Gold/Silver Pokemon games. Noctowl is weak to Electric, Ice, and Rock-typed attacks.
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Special Sweeper Noctowl (Retro)
Noctowl is pretty popular Special Sweeper. It's primary goal is to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Remember before Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type. Focus Sash helps protect Noctowl from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out.
♦ Thief is a special 40-base power Dark-type move (if your Noctowl has no item, it steals the target's).
♦ Detect is a status move (prevents moves from affecting your Noctowl this turn).
♦ Toxic is a status move (badly poisons the target).
Wondering what moves can Noctowl learn? Here is the list of moves this Pokemon can learn in this selected generation.
Sort and organize the learnset by move type, category, accuracy, and power. Bolded moves will gain the same-type attack bonus (STAB) if this Pokemon uses them.
These are a list of several common move combinations Noctowl can perform in Gold/Silver. Not every combo going to be game-changing, but some can be pretty fun to play with. Sometimes these can be easily overlooked or forgotten, hence why we find and list them here. Discover what items, abilities, and moves this Pokemon can use in combination with each other to gain a strategic advantage in competitive battles.
Competitive GS Move and Ability Combos for Noctowl
- Moves: Rest + Sleep talk
- Moves with Priority: Detect, Endure, Protect
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