Competitive Information for Noivern [Sword/Shield]

Competitive Pokemon Sword/Shield Movesets and Strategies for Noivern noivern
Base Stats for Noivern

Flying / Dragon

Abilities:
FriskFrisk: On switch-in, this Pokemon identifies the held items of all opposing Pokemon.
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InfiltratorInfiltrator: Moves ignore substitutes and foe's Reflect/Light Screen/Safeguard/Mist/Aurora Veil.
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TelepathyTelepathy: This Pokemon does not take damage from attacks made by its allies.


Evolutions / Family:
Noibat
Noivern

Weakness Chart for Flying/Dragon-type:
Bug
Dark
Dragon
Electric
Fairy
Fighting
Fire
Flying
Ghost
0.5x
  
2x
  
2x
0.5x
0.5x
  
  
Grass
Ground
Ice
Normal
Poison
Psychic
Rock
Steel
Water
0.25x
0x
4x
  
  
  
2x
  
0.5x
¼x
½x
2x
4x


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Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Noivern? These builds have been optimized for Pokemon competing in Sword/Shield 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 Sword/Shield generation metagame.


Common single-battle team mates for Noivern in Pokemon Sword/Shield:

ToxtricityNinetales-AlolaLucarioDracovishFerrothornGolurkMiloticGrimmsnarlSylveonVenusaur


Noivern is an outstanding Flying and Dragon-typed Pokemon. It's pretty common to see Noivern show up as a Sword/Shield opponent. Noivern is weak to Dragon, Fairy, Ice, and Rock-typed attacks.


Species: Noivern
Item: Life Orb / Aguav Berry
Ability: Frisk
Nature: Timid (+Spe, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Draco Meteor
- Heat Wave / Flamethrower
- Protect
- Tailwind / Air Slash

Special Sweeper Noivern (Analytic)

Noivern is a pretty decent Special Sweeper. It's primary goal is to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Life Orb boosts the power of Noivern's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Frisk, on switch-in Noivern identifies the held items of all opposing pokemon.

Draco Meteor is a special STAB-boosted 130-base power Dragon-type move (lowers your Noivern's special attack by 2 stages).
Heat Wave is a special 95-base power Fire-type move (10% chance to burn the foes).
Flamethrower is a special 90-base power Fire-type move (10% chance to burn the target).
Protect is a status move (prevents moves from affecting your Noivern this turn).
Tailwind is a status move (for 4 turns, allies' speed is doubled).
Air Slash is a special STAB-boosted 75-base power Flying-type move (30% chance to flinch the target).




Species: Noivern
Item: Life Orb
Ability: Infiltrator
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
Nature: Timid (+Spe, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Draco Meteor / Dragon Pulse
- Boomburst
- Air Slash
- Psychic

Special Sweeper Noivern (Infiltrator)

Noivern is popular Special Sweeper. It is meant to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Life Orb boosts the power of Noivern's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Infiltrator, moves ignore substitutes and foe's reflect/light screen/safeguard/mist/aurora veil.

Draco Meteor is a special STAB-boosted 130-base power Dragon-type move (lowers your Noivern's special attack by 2 stages).
Dragon Pulse is a special STAB-boosted 85-base power Dragon-type move that deals a considerable amount of damage.
Boomburst is a special 140-base power Normal-type move (no additional effect. hits adjacent pokemon).
Air Slash is a special STAB-boosted 75-base power Flying-type move (30% chance to flinch the target).
Psychic is a special 90-base power Psychic-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).




Species: Noivern
Item: Choice Scarf
Ability: Infiltrator
Nature: Timid (+Spe, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Boomburst / Draco Meteor
- Hurricane
- Dragon Pulse
- Flamethrower

Noivern Special Sweeper (Manbat)

Noivern is an outstanding Special Sweeper. It is designed to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Choice Scarf will increase Noivern's speed by 1.5x but will lock you into the first move you pick. With Infiltrator, moves ignore substitutes and foe's reflect/light screen/safeguard/mist/aurora veil.

Boomburst is a special 140-base power Normal-type move (no additional effect. hits adjacent pokemon).
Draco Meteor is a special STAB-boosted 130-base power Dragon-type move (lowers your Noivern's special attack by 2 stages).
Hurricane is a special STAB-boosted 110-base power Flying-type move (30% chance to confuse target. can't miss in rain).
Dragon Pulse is a special STAB-boosted 85-base power Dragon-type move that deals a great amount of damage.
Flamethrower is a special 90-base power Fire-type move (10% chance to burn the target).




Species: Noivern
Item: Focus Sash
Ability: Infiltrator
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Boomburst / Tailwind
- Hurricane
- Draco Meteor
- Flamethrower

Noivern Special Sweeper (Speed Of Sound)

Noivern is a notable Special Sweeper. This moveset attempts to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Focus Sash helps protect Noivern from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. With Infiltrator, moves ignore substitutes and foe's reflect/light screen/safeguard/mist/aurora veil. With an excellent base 123 speed and also a respectable base 97 special attack, Noivern seems like a good specs user to me. Specs STAB Draco Meteor isn't going to be taken very nicely by alot of Pokemon, and Hurricane is it's secondary STAB to hit more stuff (> Air Slash cause of more power :D). U-turn is to just run away, and it's a nice option on a choiced user and a choice between Flamethrower or Focus Blast can be made to cover steel types. Abilitywise, Infiltrator stands out to me, as it now allows Noivern to hit through Substitute, making it an even more effective revengekiller.

Boomburst is a special 140-base power Normal-type move (no additional effect. hits adjacent pokemon).
Tailwind is a status move (for 4 turns, allies' speed is doubled).
Hurricane is a special STAB-boosted 110-base power Flying-type move (30% chance to confuse target. can't miss in rain).
Draco Meteor is a special STAB-boosted 130-base power Dragon-type move (lowers your Noivern's special attack by 2 stages).
Flamethrower is a special 90-base power Fire-type move (10% chance to burn the target).




Species: Noivern
Item: Focus Sash
Ability: Infiltrator
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Boomburst / Hurricane
- Tailwind
- Shadow Ball
- Flamethrower

Noivern Special Sweeper (Special Support/sweep)

Noivern is a pretty decent Special Sweeper. It's primary goal is to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Focus Sash helps protect Noivern from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. With Infiltrator, moves ignore substitutes and foe's reflect/light screen/safeguard/mist/aurora veil.

Boomburst is a special 140-base power Normal-type move (no additional effect. hits adjacent pokemon).
Hurricane is a special STAB-boosted 110-base power Flying-type move (30% chance to confuse target. can't miss in rain).
Tailwind is a status move (for 4 turns, allies' speed is doubled).
Shadow Ball is a special 80-base power Ghost-type move (20% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Flamethrower is a special 90-base power Fire-type move (10% chance to burn the target).




Species: Noivern
Item: Life Orb
Ability: Infiltrator
Nature: Timid (+Spe, -Atk)
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Hurricane
- Draco Meteor
- Roost
- Flamethrower

Noivern Special Sweeper (Special Freak)

Noivern is a phenomenal Special Sweeper. It was designed to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Life Orb boosts the power of Noivern's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Infiltrator, moves ignore substitutes and foe's reflect/light screen/safeguard/mist/aurora veil.

Hurricane is a special STAB-boosted 110-base power Flying-type move (30% chance to confuse target. can't miss in rain).
Draco Meteor is a special STAB-boosted 130-base power Dragon-type move (lowers your Noivern's special attack by 2 stages).
Roost is a status move (heals 50% hp. flying-type removed until turn ends).
Flamethrower is a special 90-base power Fire-type move (10% chance to burn the target).



Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Noivern? These builds have been optimized for Sword/Shield Double Battles. They have movesets and EVs specifically calibrated to generally work best versus multiple Pokemon at once as well as helping to support other team members and allys in the Sword/Shield generation metagame.


Common double-battle team mates for Noivern in Pokemon Sword/Shield:

FerrothornGengarMiloticQuagsireTyranitarPelipperWeavileSnorlaxCrawdauntBarraskewdaToxtricityToxicroak


Species: Noivern
Item: Life Orb
Ability: Infiltrator
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
Nature: Timid (+Spe, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Boomburst / Hyper Voice
- Draco Meteor
- Heat Wave
- Air Cutter

Doubles Special Sweeper Noivern (Infiltrator)

Noivern is a decent Special Sweeper. It's purpose is to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Life Orb boosts the power of Noivern's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Infiltrator, moves ignore substitutes and foe's reflect/light screen/safeguard/mist/aurora veil.

Boomburst is a special 140-base power Normal-type move (no additional effect. hits adjacent pokemon).
Hyper Voice is a special 90-base power Normal-type move (no additional effect. hits adjacent foes).
Draco Meteor is a special STAB-boosted 130-base power Dragon-type move (lowers your Noivern's special attack by 2 stages).
Heat Wave is a special 95-base power Fire-type move (10% chance to burn the foes).
Air Cutter is a special STAB-boosted 60-base power Flying-type move (high critical hit ratio. hits adjacent foes).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Noivern 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.


Cat
Type
Movename
Damage
Accuracy
PP
Effect
Absorb
20
100%
25
User recovers 50% of the damage dealt.
Air Cutter
60
95%
25
High critical hit ratio. Hits adjacent foes.
Air Slash
75
95%
15
30% chance to flinch the target.
Boomburst
140
100%
10
No additional effect. Hits adjacent Pokemon.
Dark Pulse
80
100%
15
20% chance to flinch the target.
Draco Meteor
130
90%
5
Lowers the user's Sp. Atk by 2.
Dragon Pulse
85
100%
10
No additional effect.
Flamethrower
90
100%
15
10% chance to burn the target.
Focus Blast
120
70%
5
10% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Gust
40
100%
35
Power doubles during Bounce, Fly, and Sky Drop.
Heat Wave
95
90%
10
10% chance to burn the foe(s).
Hurricane
110
70%
10
30% chance to confuse target. Can't miss in rain.
Hyper Beam
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Hyper Voice
90
100%
10
No additional effect. Hits adjacent foes.
Psychic
90
100%
10
10% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Round
60
100%
15
Power doubles if others used Round this turn.
Shadow Ball
80
100%
15
20% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Snore
50
100%
15
User must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target.
Solar Beam
120
100%
10
Charges turn 1. Hits turn 2. No charge in sunlight.
Swift
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy. Hits foes.
Uproar
90
100%
10
Lasts 3 turns. Active Pokemon cannot fall asleep.
Acrobatics
55
100%
15
Power doubles if the user has no held item.
Bite
60
100%
25
30% chance to flinch the target.
Brick Break
75
100%
15
Destroys screens, unless the target is immune.
Dragon Claw
80
100%
15
No additional effect.
Dragon Rush
100
75%
10
20% chance to flinch the target.
Facade
70
100%
20
Power doubles if user is burn/poison/paralyzed.
Fly
90
95%
15
Flies up on first turn, then strikes the next turn.
Giga Impact
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Iron Tail
100
75%
15
30% chance to lower the target's Defense by 1.
Leech Life
80
100%
10
User recovers 50% of the damage dealt.
Outrage
120
100%
10
Lasts 2-3 turns. Confuses the user afterwards.
Shadow Claw
70
100%
15
High critical hit ratio.
Steel Wing
70
90%
25
10% chance to raise the user's Defense by 1.
Super Fang
--
90%
10
Does damage equal to 1/2 target's current HP.
Tackle
40
100%
35
No additional effect.
Thief
60
100%
25
If the user has no item, it steals the target's.
U-turn
70
100%
20
User switches out after damaging the target.
Wild Charge
90
100%
15
Has 1/4 recoil.
Wing Attack
60
100%
35
No additional effect.
X-Scissor
80
100%
15
No additional effect.
Agility
--
--
30
Raises the user's Speed by 2.
Attract
--
100%
15
A target of the opposite gender gets infatuated.
Defog
--
--
15
-1 evasion; clears user and target side's hazards.
Double Team
--
--
15
Raises the user's evasiveness by 1.
Dragon Dance
--
--
20
Raises the user's Attack and Speed by 1.
Endure
--
--
10
User survives attacks this turn with at least 1 HP.
Moonlight
--
--
5
Heals the user by a weather-dependent amount.
Protect
--
--
10
Prevents moves from affecting the user this turn.
Rest
--
--
10
User sleeps 2 turns and restores HP and status.
Roost
--
--
10
Heals 50% HP. Flying-type removed 'til turn ends.
Screech
--
85%
40
Lowers the target's Defense by 2.
Sleep Talk
--
--
10
User must be asleep. Uses another known move.
Substitute
--
--
10
User takes 1/4 its max HP to put in a substitute.
Sunny Day
--
--
5
For 5 turns, intense sunlight powers Fire moves.
Supersonic
--
55%
20
Causes the target to become confused.
Tailwind
--
--
15
For 4 turns, allies' Speed is doubled.
Taunt
--
100%
20
Target can't use status moves its next 3 turns.
Whirlwind
--
--
20
Forces the target to switch to a random ally.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Noivern can perform in Sword/Shield. 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 SS Move and Ability Combos for Noivern

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