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Pokémon Go: Best Moveset and Counters for Noctowl

Guide for the best counters against Noctowl during Battle Raids!

Noctowl is a Tier 3 Raid Boss in Pokémon Go which is an avian Pokémon and resembles an owl. It can fly along with night vision too. It is a decent enough Pokémon to fight against so it shouldn’t be taken lightly at all and players should use the perfect counters as there are going to be problems otherwise. So in this guide, we are going to talk about the best ways and counters using which one can defeat Noctowl in Pokémon Go.

Noctowl in Pokémon Go

Noctowl is a dual-type Normal and Flying Pokémon with a maximum CP of 2288 at level 50. It is vulnerable to Electric, Ice, and Rock-type attacks while being immune to Bug, Fighting, and Grass-type attacks. High-level players can easily fight against Noctowl all by themselves with the right counters while low-level players will need to go in a team of two to three players to deal their victory.

Noctowl Movesets

Pokémon Go Noctowl Counters
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The best moves from the moveset of Noctowl are Wing Attack and Sky Attack. Both of them have a combined DPS of 60 and it is also the best combination of moves that can be used in both Pokémon Gyms and PvP battles. Other decent attacks from its moveset include the likes of Extrasensory, Psychic, Shadow Ball, and Night Shade.

Best counters against Noctowl in Pokémon Go

Here’s the list of the best counters that one can use against Noctowl and guarantee a win for themselves.

  • Manectric (Mega): Thunder Fang/ Wild Charge
  • Aerodactyl (Mega): Rock Throw/Rock Slide
  • Ampharos (Mega): Volt Switch/Zap Cannon
  • Xurkitree: Thunder Shock/Discharge
  • Abomasnow (Mega): Powder Snow/Weather Ball
  • Zekrom: Charge Beam/Fusion Bolt
  • Alakazam (Mega): Psycho Cut/Psychic
  • Charizard (Mega Y): Fire Spin/Blast Burn
  • Blaziken (Mega): Counter/Blast Burn
  • Latios (Mega): Dragon Breath/Psychic
  • Thundurus (Therian): Volt Switch/Thunderbolt 
  • Rampardos: Smack Down/Rock Slide
  • Swampert (Mega): Water Gun/Hydro Cannon
  • Salamence (Mega): Dragon Tail/Draco Meteor
  • Gardevoir (Mega): Confusion/Psychic
  • Electivire: Thunder Shock/Wild Charge 
  • Darmanitan (Galarian): Ice Fang/Avalanche
  • Rhyperior: Smack Down/ Rock Wrecker
  • Raikou: Thunder Shock/Wild Charge
  • Tyrantrum: Rock Throw/Meteor Beam
  • Magnezone: Spark/Wild Charge
  • Pidgeot (Mega): Gust/Brave Bird
  • Aggron (Mega): SmackDown/Meteor Beam
  • Gigalith: SmackDown/Meteor Beam
  • Absol (Mega): Snarl/Thunder
  • Zapdos: Thunder Shock/Thunderbolt
  • Gengar (Mega): Sucker Punch/Sludge Bomb
  • Luxray: Spark/Wild Charge
  • Golem (Alola): Rollout/Wild Charge
  • Tapu Koko: Volt Switch/Thunderbolt
  • Tyranitar: Smack Down/Stone Edge
  • Lopunny (Mega): Pound/ Hyper Beam
  • Blastoise (Mega): Water Gun/Hydro Cannon
  • Deoxys: Charge Beam/Thunderbolt  
Pokémon Go Noctowl Counters
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Players won’t have much of an issue while fighting Noctowl if they use their best options from the correct counter types if they have experience. New players might face some issues so it would be better to go with a few of their friends.

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