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Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl Hoothoot

Hoothoot
Owl Pokémon

Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl Hoothoot is a Normal and Flying Type Owl Pokémon, with a 33.3% Chance To Catch with a regular Pokeball. Hoothoot can be found with Insomnia, Keen Eye and Tinted Lens as an Ability and has a Medium Fast growth rate with a 1 HP EV Yield. We recommend the Calm Nature, based on 262 combined Base Stats.

Hoothoot Stats and Abilities

Based on Hoothoot Base IVs we consider this pokemon F-Tier choice. Hoothoot Highest IV Stat is Special Defense 56 and the Lowest being Attack 30.

Tier Stat Base Min Max
F
HP60230324
F
Attack3058174
F
Defense3058174
F
Special Attack3669188
F
Special Defense56105232
F
Speed5094218
F
Total262
Hoothoot Detail
Best Held Items
Best Nature
Calm
+10% Special Defense
-10% Attack
Caught in the Wild Held Item Chance
Like/Dislikes
Likes: Bitter
Dislikes: Spicy
EV Yield1 HP
Growth RateMedium Fast
Catch Rate255 (33.3% with PokéBall, full HP)
Egg GroupsFlying
Egg Cycles15 (3,599–3,855 steps)
Abilities Description
Insomnia
Ability 1
Insomnia prevents the ability-bearer from falling asleep, both from moves by other Pokémon like Sing, and self-inflicted sleep like Rest.
Keen Eye
Ability 2
Keen Eye prevents the Pokémon from losing accuracy, for example from moves like Sand-Attack.
Tinted Lens
Hidden Ability
Powers up “not very effective” moves.

How To Evolve Hoothoot in BDSP

Hoothoot requires (Level 20) to evolve into Noctowl.

Base Form Evolution Requirement First Evolution
Hoothoot
Level 20
Noctowl

Where To Find Hoothoot in BDSP

Hoothoot has 16 spawn locations in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl. You can find the Unevolved form Lv. 16-63 Hoothoot, within the Fountainspring Cave location using the Walking method.

Underground Pokemon Spawns
After you reach Check Points in the game progression NEW Pokemon will begin to spawn in the Grand Underground.
Start = Default spawns in the Grand Underground
Strength = After obtaining the TM96 Strength
Defog = After obtaining the TM97 Defog
7th Badge = After obtaining the Icicle Badge from Candice
Waterfall = After obtaining the TM99 Waterfall
National = After obtaining the National Pokedex.
World Pokemon Spawns
Interact = Limited to one
Common = 20% ~ 100%
Uncommon = 5% ~ 20%
Rare = 1% ~ 5%
= Morning Time
= Day Time
= Night Time
Location How To Catch Pokemon Spawns
Sendoff Spring
20 - 5%
Noctowl
Lv. 53-54
Route 217
20 - 5%
Noctowl
Lv. 35
Route 216
20 - 5%
Noctowl
Lv. 33
Mt. Coronet
20 - 5%
Noctowl
Lv. 39
Lake Valor
20 - 5%
Noctowl
Lv. 34-36
Lake Acuity
20 - 5%
Noctowl
Lv. 34-36
Acuity Lakefront
20 - 5%
Noctowl
Lv. 35
Route 211
20 - 5%
Hoothoot
Lv. 14
Route 211
20 - 5%
Noctowl
Lv. 28
Route 210
20 - 5%
Hoothoot
Lv. 24
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Route 210
20 - 5%
Noctowl
Lv. 25
Great Marsh
20 - 5%
Hoothoot
Lv. 24
Great Marsh
20 - 5%
Noctowl
Lv. 26
Sunlit Cavern
Strength
Hoothoot
Lv. 16-63
Still-Water Cavern
Strength
Hoothoot
Lv. 16-63
Spacious Cave
Strength
Hoothoot
Lv. 16-63
Riverbank Cave
Strength
Hoothoot
Lv. 16-63
Grassland Cave
Strength
Hoothoot
Lv. 16-63
Fountainspring Cave
Strength
Hoothoot
Lv. 16-63

Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl Hoothoot Weakness

Hoothoot is a Normal and Flying Type pokemon. This will cause Hoothoot to take More Damage from Rock, Electric, Ice Type Moves, and Less Damage from Bug, Grass, Ghost, Ground Type moves.

Damage Types
4.0x
More Damage
2.0x
More Damage
Rock
Electric
Ice
0.5x
Less Damage
Bug
Grass
0.25x
Less Damage
Immune to Damage
Ghost
Ground

What pokemon is Hoothoot Weak Against?

Tier Pokemon
S
Tyranitar
S
Articuno
S
Zapdos
S
Raikou
S
Regirock

What pokemon is Hoothoot Strong Against?

Tier Pokemon
S
Groudon
S
Celebi
S
Garchomp
A
Swampert
A
Tangrowth
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Best Moves Hoothoot in BDSP

Best Moveset for Hoothoot Lv Up Moves based on Power.

Lvl Best Moves Type Class Power Acc PP Effect
39
Dream Eater
Special
100
100 15 User recovers half the HP inflicted on a sleeping opponent.
33
Moonblast
Special
95
100 15 May lower opponent's Special Attack.
24
Take Down
Physical
135
85 20 User receives recoil damage.
27
Uproar
Special
135
100 10 User attacks for 3 turns and prevents sleep.

Best Moveset for Hoothoot TM Moves based on Power.

TM Best Moves Type Class Power Acc PP Effect
TM85
Dream Eater
Special
100
100 15 User recovers half the HP inflicted on a sleeping opponent.
TM94
Fly
Physical
135
95 15 Flies up on first turn, attacks on second turn.
TM29
Psychic
Special
90
100 10 May lower opponent's Special Defense.
TM30
Shadow Ball
Special
80
100 15 May lower opponent's Special Defense.
STAB: (Same Type Attack Bonus) When a Pokemon uses a Move Type that is the Same as the Pokemon's Type, it will receive a 50% Bonus to Power. Moves Affected by this Highlighted in
Red Text
.

Hoothoot Level Up Moves

List of Moves Hoothoot can learn by reaching higher levels in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl.

Lvl Move Desc
1
Peck
Power:
52.5
Acc: 100
PP: 35
Physical

1
Growl
Power: —
Acc: 100
PP: 40
Status

Lowers opponent's Attack.
3
Tackle
Power:
60
Acc: 100
PP: 35
Physical

A physical attack in which the user charges and slams into the target with its whole body.
6
Echoed Voice
Power:
60
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Special

Power increases each turn.
9
Confusion
Power: 50
Acc: 100
PP: 25
Special

May confuse opponent.
12
Reflect
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 20
Status

Halves damage from Physical attacks for 5 turns.
15
Psycho Shift
Power: —
Acc: 90
PP: 10
Status

Gives the opponent the user's status condition, if it hits.
18
Air Slash
Power:
112.5
Acc: 95
PP: 20
Special

May cause flinching.
21
Extrasensory
Power: 80
Acc: 100
PP: 20
Special

May cause flinching.
24
Take Down
Power:
135
Acc: 85
PP: 20
Physical

User receives recoil damage.
27
Uproar
Power:
135
Acc: 100
PP: 10
Special

User attacks for 3 turns and prevents sleep.
30
Roost
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

User recovers half of its max HP and loses the Flying type temporarily.
33
Moonblast
Power: 95
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Special

May lower opponent's Special Attack.
36
Hypnosis
Power: —
Acc: 60
PP: 20
Status

Puts opponent to sleep.
39
Dream Eater
Power: 100
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Special

User recovers half the HP inflicted on a sleeping opponent.
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Hoothoot TM Moves

List of Moves Hoothoot can learn using (TMs) Technical Machine Items.

TM Move Desc
TM04
Calm Mind
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 20
Status

Raises user's Special Attack and Special Defense.
TM10
Work Up
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 30
Status

Raises user's Attack and Special Attack.
TM11
Sunny Day
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 5
Status

Makes it sunny for 5 turns.
TM17
Protect
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

Protects the user, but may fail if used consecutively.
TM18
Rain Dance
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 5
Status

Makes it rain for 5 turns.
TM29
Psychic
Power: 90
Acc: 100
PP: 10
Special

May lower opponent's Special Defense.
TM30
Shadow Ball
Power: 80
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Special

May lower opponent's Special Defense.
TM32
Double Team
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 15
Status

Raises user's Evasiveness.
TM33
Reflect
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 20
Status

Halves damage from Physical attacks for 5 turns.
TM40
Aerial Ace
Power:
90
Acc: —
PP: 20
Physical

Ignores Accuracy and Evasiveness.
TM42
Facade
Power:
105
Acc: 100
PP: 20
Physical

Power doubles if user is burned, poisoned, or paralyzed.
TM44
Rest
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

User sleeps for 2 turns, but user is fully healed.
TM45
Attract
Power: —
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Status

If opponent is the opposite gender, it's less likely to attack.
TM46
Thief
Power: 60
Acc: 100
PP: 25
Physical

Also steals opponent's held item.
TM47
Steel Wing
Power: 70
Acc: 90
PP: 25
Physical

May raise user's Defense.
TM51
Roost
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

User recovers half of its max HP and loses the Flying type temporarily.
TM58
Endure
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

Always left with at least 1 HP, but may fail if used consecutively.
TM63
Nasty Plot
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 20
Status

Sharply raises user's Special Attack.
TM67
Recycle
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

User's used hold item is restored.
TM77
Psych Up
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

Copies the opponent's stat changes.
TM82
Sleep Talk
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

User performs one of its own moves while sleeping.
TM85
Dream Eater
Power: 100
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Special

User recovers half the HP inflicted on a sleeping opponent.
TM87
Swagger
Power: —
Acc: 85
PP: 15
Status

Opponent becomes confused, but its Attack is sharply raised.
TM88
Pluck
Power:
90
Acc: 100
PP: 20
Physical

If the opponent is holding a berry, its effect is stolen by user.
TM90
Substitute
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 10
Status

Uses HP to creates a decoy that takes hits.
TM94
Fly
Power:
135
Acc: 95
PP: 15
Physical

Flies up on first turn, attacks on second turn.
TM97
Defog
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 15
Status

Lowers opponent's Evasiveness and clears fog.
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Hoothoot Egg Moves

List of Egg Moves Hoothoot can learn.

Egg Move Desc
Supersonic
Power: —
Acc: 55
PP: 20
Status

Confuses opponent.
Wing Attack
Power:
90
Acc: 100
PP: 35
Physical

Whirlwind
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 20
Status

In battles, the opponent switches. In the wild, the Pokémon runs.
Feather Dance
Power: —
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Status

Sharply lowers opponent's Attack.
Night Shade
Power: —
Acc: 100
PP: 15
Special

Inflicts damage equal to user's level.
Sky Attack
Power:
210
Acc: 90
PP: 5
Physical

Charges on first turn, attacks on second. May cause flinching.
Agility
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 30
Status

Sharply raises user's Speed.
Mean Look
Power: —
Acc: —
PP: 5
Status

Opponent cannot flee or switch.
Hurricane
Power:
165
Acc: 70
PP: 10
Special

May confuse opponent.
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