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Ash's Noctowl
サトシのヨルノズク Satoshi's Yorunozuku
Trainer: Ash
Gender: Male
Ability: Unknown
Debut: Fowl Play
Episode captured: Fowl Play
Caught where: Ilex Forest
Current location: At Professor Oak's Laboratory
Evolved: Evolved prior to capture

Ash's Noctowl (Japanese: サトシのヨルノズク Satoshi's Yorunozuku) is a normal/flying-type Pokémon owned by Ash. It is Ash's first and currently only Shiny Pokémon.


Noctowl glitters as it comes out of its Poké Ball. Due to its psychic abilities, it has been used many times to find and battle Ghost Pokémon as well as for the usual flying requirements that Ash utilizes. Ash used it in a battle against Morty. Noctowl learned Confusion halfway through the battle and used it to defeat Morty's Gengar. Ash left it at Oak's possession, when he decided to make a fresh start when he left for Hoenn. He later recalled it to his team to take on Conway in the Sinnoh league where Noctowl managed to beat Conway's Lickilicky but lost to Conway's Dusknoir when it was hit by ThunderPunch due to the fact that Flying Type Pokémon are extremely vulnerable to Electric Type moves.

It is set to reappear along with all of Ash's Pokémon in the Pokémon BW: Adventures in Unova theme song.

Known moves

Move Episode
Peck Fowl Play
Hypnosis Fowl Play
Foresight Delibird's Dilemma
Tackle A Ghost of a Chance
Confusion From Ghost to Ghost
Sky Attack + Working on a Right Move!
Air Slash + Working on a Right Move!
Extrasensory + Working on a Right Move!
+ indicates this Pokémon used this move recently.*
- indicates this Pokémon normally can't use this move.


  • Noctowl is the only Pokémon in Ash's team that is capable of using damaging Psychic-type attacks.
  • Yuji Ueda who plays Brock in the Japanese version of the anime voices Ash's Noctowl in both versions of the anime.
  • Noctowl is also the only shiny Pokémon in the anime to sparkle when it leaves its Poké Ball.
  • Noctowl is the only one of Ash's bird Pokémon to have been fully evolved when it was captured. As such, Noctowl is also the only Flying-type Pokémon currently owned by Ash that did not evolve under his ownership.
  • To date, Noctowl is also the latest Pokémon that Ash has caught it in its fully evolved state.
  • Noctowl is Ash's only Pokémon able to use damaging Psychic-type moves.
  • Noctowl is Ash's only Normal/Flying Pokémon that doesn't know Quick Attack or Wing Attack.
  • Despite Pokédex entries in the games stating how Noctowl can fly without making a sound, Pikachu was able to beat Noctowl by listening to the sound of its wings.

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