Noibat Guide: A Cave-Dwelling Supersonic Superpower

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Pokemon is a game that has remained relevant and culturally influential for the last twenty-five years. A feat that only mustachioed plumbers and a guy from the town of Hyrule has ever managed to replicate. There are a plethora of reasons why this series has remained at the top of the gaming industry food chain.

It could be the ever-evolving gameplay, the gradually improving visuals, or the fantastic writing that appeals to audiences, young and old. However, we reckon that it’s mostly down to the constant stream of new Pokemon that get added with each passing generation.

However, with all these new Pokemon being thrown into the mix. It is very easy to get left behind, to forget a few important details, or to completely miss the new additions altogether. As we said, it’s easily done but have no fear, we are here to help. We have put together a series of great, informative Pokemon guides which focus on one Pokemon at a time and give you all the info you could possibly need.

In this Noibat guide, we take a look at Noibat, the flying and dragon dual-type Pokemon. This Pokemon has the potential to grow into one of the most fearsome dragons within the entire series. However, you may want to know the finer details. Well, we won’t disappoint. Here is our extensive guide for the pokemon, Noibat.

What is Noibat?

Noibat Guide

Noibat is a flying and dragon dual-type Pokemon that was first introduced to the series in generation VI. This Pokemon is listed as a sound wave Pokemon and can grow to be very powerful indeed.

This Pokemon in terms of appearance resembles the real-world animal, the bat. Not unlike other Pokemon like Zubat, Golbat, and Crobat. This bat is mostly a pale purple color with black ruffles on its legs and neck, it has a deeper purple marking on its nose and then it also has dark purple rings around its ears.

The ears themselves are designed almost like speakers. They have three inner rings which allow this creature to hear the most minute sounds imaginable. Then in terms of this Pokemon’s natural behavior, Noibat is primarily found in dark caves.

Much like normal bats, they sleep during the day and emerge at night. When threatened by prey, Noibat has the ability to project sound at 200,000 Hertz. This allows them to communicate with one another and also allows them to confuse, stun and incapacitate their foes. This Pokemon is also known for its love of ripe fruit.

Noibat is number 714 in the Pokedex, is approximately 0.5 meters tall, weighs about 8 kilograms, has a medium/fast leveling rate, and has a catch rate of 35.2%.

Here is a video showcasing Noibat in action, giving you an idea of what to expect from this nocturnal creature.

Does Noibat Ever Appear In the Anime?

Noibat plays a vital role in the anime despite only showing up for its debut in the Pokemon X and Y series. This Pokemon features in a multitude of episodes as this Pokemon is part of Ash’s party in this series.

Plus, this Pokemon also makes a few other appearances outside of Ash’s party. Ash’s Noibat made their debut appearance in the episode, A Not-So-Flying Start! This Noibat hatched from an egg and was welcomed into Ash’s team with the gang helping the baby Noibat learn how to fly.

Another key appearance for Ash’s Noibat was in the episode, An Electrifying Rage! In this episode, at a festival to honor the legendary Pokemon Zapdos, Hawlucha gets struck down by the lightning Pokemon, so Noibat evolves into Noivern and rescues his fallen party member.

This Pokemon is also featured in the Episode, Calling from Beyond the Aura! This was the debut for Noibat as a Pokemon within the anime series. In this episode, the gang comes across a group of Noibat that is being agitated by the actions of Team Rocket. So Ash and his pals stop them in their tracks.

Noibat was also seen in the episode, Pikachu, What’s This Key? When Pikachu accessed the village of Ice and Snow thanks to Klefki’s keys. Then in ‘In the Dark’, the Pokemon short starring Hoopla, Noibat was one of the Pokemon that was startled when Hoopla summoned Litwick.

These are the major appearances of this Pokemon. However, there are several other minor roles that this Pokemon played within the anime. You may be wondering what episodes that Noibat popped up in besides those mentioned and we aren’t going to let you down. So here is every other episode that this Pokemon featured in:

Does Noibat Feature in Any Pokemon Movies?

Noibat X and Y

Yes, Noibat despite its short tenure as a Pokemon has managed to feature in one of the main Pokemon movies. The movie that this Pokemon starred in was Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction. This Pokemon can be seen in this movie during the section in Allearth Forest.

This Pokemon had a lot of screen time within the anime and has also had its time on the silver screen, so we would be surprised to see another role given to this Pokemon in another movie ahead of Pokemon that are yet to feature. However, stranger things have happened so keep an eye out.

How Good is the Noibat Pokemon Trading Card?

As you would expect with this Pokemon having such a powerful evolution, this Pokemon has been the subject of plenty of TCG cards. In fact, this Pokemon has seven unique cards to its name. However, we aren’t going to bore you and list every single detail for every single card.

Instead, we will give you some insight into how the debut card is shaped up, and then we will give you our opinion on which of these cards is the pick of the litter.

Beginning with the original Noibat card. This card debuted in the Noivern Half Deck expansion and then the Furious Fists expansion. This card is a 60HP, basic Pokemon card which is a colorless type. This Pokemon card has two abilities, the first being supersonic which has the power to confuse a rival Pokemon based on the outcome of a coin toss. Then the second move is a wing attack that does base damage of thirty.

This card is a decent basic card that can deal decent damage and can be paired with the confusion status effect for even more consistent results. However, it’s not our pick of the bunch.

That honor goes to the Unified Minds card. This card also has 60HP and is a dragon-type card. This card only has one move and that is called Air Slash. This does base damage of fifty and also allows the player to discard one energy card from the attacked opponent’s Pokemon card. This means you can deal decent damage and you can also disrupt your opponent’s offensive strategy in their next turn.

Noibat in the Pokemon Video Games


Noibat hasn’t been around that long, making their first video game appearance in Pokemon X and Y. However, during that time, this Pokemon has become quite a popular one and therefore managed to sneak into some of the recent spin-off titles to bolster their resume. However, you may be wondering which ones Noibat featured in. Well, allow us to help you out. Here is every Pokemon video game that Noibat has popped up in since its debut appearance:

  • Pokemon X
  • Pokemon Y
  • Pokemon Omega Ruby
  • Pokemon Alpha Sapphire
  • Pokemon Sun
  • Pokemon Moon
  • Pokemon Ultra Sun
  • Pokemon Ultra Moon
  • Pokemon Sword
  • Pokemon Shield
  • Pokemon Rumble Blast
  • Pokemon Rumble U
  • Pokemon Battle Trozei
  • Pokemon Shuffle
  • Pokemon Rumble World
  • Pokemon Rumble Rush

What Moves Can Noibat Learn?

Noibat is flying and dragon-type Pokemon, so a lot of the moves in their arsenal are within these categories. However, there are a few anomalies that allow the trainer to throw a curveball when battling against a rival trainer. To give you some scope as to what moves are available, here is every move that Noibat can learn within the Pokemon video games:

Learned Moves:

  • Tackle
  • Gust
  • Absorb
  • Supersonic
  • Double team
  • Wing attack
  • Bite
  • Air cutter
  • Whirlwind
  • Super fang
  • Air slash
  • Screech
  • Roost
  • Tailwind
  • Hurricane

Taught Moves:

  • Fly
  • Solar beam
  • Screech
  • Rest
  • Thief
  • Snore
  • Protect
  • Steel wing
  • Attract
  • Sunny day
  • Facade
  • Swift
  • Brick break
  • U-turn
  • Shadow Claw
  • Round
  • Acrobatics
  • Air slash
  • Psychic
  • Agility
  • Leech life
  • Substitute
  • Outrage
  • Endure
  • Sleep talk
  • Iron Tail
  • Shadow ball
  • Uproar
  • Heat wave
  • Taunt
  • Hyper voice
  • Dark Pulse
  • X-Scissor
  • Dragon Pulse
  • Wild Charge
  • Hurricane

Breeding moves:

  • Defog
  • Dragon rush

Transfer Moves:

  • Aerial ace
  • Confide
  • Cut
  • Dream eater
  • Echoed voice
  • Frustration
  • Hidden Power
  • Razor Wind
  • Return
  • Secret Power
  • Sky attack
  • Snatch
  • Swagger
  • Switcheroo
  • Torment
  • Toxic
  • Water Pulse

What is The Best Moveset For Noibat?

Noibats Moveset

As you can see from the large list of moves above, there are a lot of potential move sets and tactics that you can employ with a Noibat on your team. However, you may be looking at this long list and be getting a little overwhelmed by it all. Well, allow us to help by offering the optimal moves for this Pokemon so you can focus on just battling. Here is it listed below:

  • Draco Meteor
  • Hurricane
  • Heat Wave
  • Tailwind

What is Noibat Weak/Strong Against?

Noibat is a dual-type Pokemon, which usually means that this Pokemon will have more weaknesses, but then equally, more resistances. This is very much the case here. The Pokemon is best suited to fighting, bug, fire, water, and grass-type Pokemon.

However, this Pokemon will really struggle when up against a rock, fairy, and Dragon-type, with Ice being the worst of the bunch, hitting for 4x the usual damage. It’s also worth noting that this Pokemon is excellent against ground types as this Pokemon is immune to all moves of this type. Here is a rundown of this Pokemon’s weaknesses, resistances, and immunities below:


  • Ice
  • Dragon
  • Fairy
  • Rock


  • Fighting
  • Bug
  • Fire
  • Water
  • Grass


  • Ground

How to Catch Noibat in the Pokemon Games

Noibat is relatively easy to obtain considering the small number of games that the Pokemon has featured in. The Pokemon can be encountered in the wild through games such as Pokemon X and Y, Pokemon Ultra Sun and Moon, and Pokemon Sword and shield. However, there are several games where you will have to trade with another Pokemon trainer to get a Noibat. These games are Pokemon Sun and Moon and Pokemon Alpha Sapphire and Omega Ruby.

With all of this taken into account, plus the relatively high catch rate of 35.2%, we would say that Noibat is a somewhat uncommon Pokemon depending on the game you are playing but ultimately, this is not a rare Pokemon.

When Does Noibat Evolve?


Yes, Noibat evolves into Noivern, one of the most desirable and competitive dragon Pokemon in the game, just shy of the abilities that Dragonite or Rayquaza possess. To evolve your Noibat into a Noivern, you will need to train your Noibat until it reaches level forty-eight. Then provided your Pokemon isn’t holding an everstone. It will evolve into a Noivern.

What Are Noibat’s Base Stats?

In terms of the stats that Noibat boasts, this Pokemon is a bit of an all-rounder. Its best stat is Speed so you’ll likely get the first strike if you lead with a Noibat in your party. Whereas this Pokemon’s physical attack stat is clearly its weakest asset.

The rest of the stats fall somewhere in between, meaning that this Pokemon doesn’t necessarily have a weakness to exploit but equally, it doesn’t have a talismanic quality to call upon either. Here are the stats for the Pokemon Noibat:

  • HP: 40
  • Attack: 30
  • Defense: 35
  • SP attack: 45
  • SP Defence: 40
  • Speed: 55

What Does a Shiny Noibat Look Like?

There are a lot of shiny Pokemon models that don’t change a lot of the Pokemon’s features, leading to a rather underwhelming design. You could argue that Noibat falls into that bracket as only the main color of this Pokemon changes with the tufts of fur remaining black and the eyes remaining a bright yellow.

The main color changes from a pale purple to a pale teal color. While this would be a poor showing in most cases, with this Pokemon, it just works. It’s a stunning shiny Pokemon design and well worth heading out into the darkest caves and hunting for.


Question: How Many Legendary Dragon Pokemon Are There?

Answer: Dragon types have been around since the very first generation of the Pokemon series and throughout the entire series, this type has played host almost exclusively to incredibly strong Pokemon. So with that in mind, it’s worth asking the question, just how many legendary Pokemon are dragon types? It’s a great question and we have the answer for you. Here is every legendary dragon type Pokemon listed below:
• Rayquaza
• Kyruem
• Dialga
• Giratina
• Palkia
• Reshiram
• Zygarde
• Eternatus

Question: Which Pokemon Evolves The Latest?

Answer: As you might have noticed, Noibat takes quite a while to train into a Noivern. Well, that tends to be the case with a lot of powerful Pokemon. Aside from those that require trades and use stones to evolve, Pokemon all reach their evolutionary maturity at a certain level.

Some Pokemon are fully grown by level ten, whereas others will take much longer to reach their full potential. So this raises the question, which Pokemon take the longest to evolve into their final form? Well, we have the answer for you right here. These are the top five Pokemon that require the most training to fully evolve within the entire roster:
• Hydreigon – Level 64
• Dragapult – Level 60
• Volcarona – Level 59
• Dragonite – Level 55
• Tyranitar – Level 55

Question: What Dragon-Type Pokemon is the Strongest?

Answer: As you would expect from one of the most popular Pokemon types of them all, the dragon-type Pokemon on the roster all offer a lot in terms of power and battling prestige. All of these Pokemon can hit hard and dominate in clutch situations.

However, some are more suited for battle than others. So we thought it would be beneficial to list the best dragon Pokemon in the series. So here is our top five listed below:
• Raquaza
• Dracovish
• Dragapult
• Dragonite
• Garchomp
It’s hardly a surprise that the Legendary poster Pokemon for the Emerald series tops this list. The flying serpent is powerful, lightning-fast, and has the ability to pull off signature moves like Sky Ascent and Extremespeed to take out its competition. There are plenty of other strong competitors in the field but for our money, Raquaza is the fan favorite and ours too.

So that is our essential guide giving you all the info you could possibly need around the Pokemon, Noibat. What did you make of this guide? Was this helpful and informative for you? What other Pokemon would you like to see us cover in future guides? Let us know in the comments section below and as always, thank you for reading.

Noibat Guide Final Thoughts

As you can see from the information above, Noibat is a Pokemon with a lot of great moves to utilize, a balanced set of stats, a classy shiny design, and also has the ability to evolve into one of the best competitive Pokemon in the entire game. It’s also not too rare that you’ll struggle to add it to your team so it raises the question, why wouldn’t you want a Noibat? Get out there, run around in some caves and catch yourself one of these excellent Pokemon.

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