First introduced in Generation 6 with the release of Pokemon X and Y, Noivern has made a name for itself thanks to its combo of being a Dragon and Flying-type. Noivern is a speedy attacker that can dish out lots of damage and almost always attacks first.
As a Dragon and Flying-type Pokemon, Noivern has great natural resistances. Noivern is immune to Ground-type moves and takes reduced damage from Fighting, Bug, Fire, Water, and Grass-type moves. These types are all prevalent in the endgame of the mainline Pokemon games and competitive play so it helps to be resistant to them.
Combined with its high base Special Attack and Speed, Noivern is a tough Pokemon to fight in any game throughout the series. Noivern can deal lots of damage and its status effect moves can quickly turn the tide against you.
For reference, here are Noivern’s base stats:
- HP: 85
- Attack: 70
- Defense: 80
- Special Attack: 97
- Special Defense: 80
- Speed: 123
- Total: 535
But every Pokemon has a weakness – including Noivern.
What is Noivern Weak Against?
As a Dragon and Flying-type Pokemon, Noivern is weak to Ice, Rock, Dragon, and Fairy-type moves. Noivern takes 4x damage from Ice-type moves and 2x damage from Rock, Dragon, and Fairy-type moves.
Players can use Ice-type Pokemon like Alolan Ninetales, Dragon-type Pokemon like Garchomp, and Fairy-type Pokemon like Sylveon to heavily damage Noivern. These Pokemon benefit from the 50% STAB bonus when using moves that match their type, so they’re a great option if you want to beat Noivern quickly to tear through its high defenses. Ice-types work especially well because deal 4x damage to Noivern.
Pokemon that know Ice, Dragon, and Fairy-type moves like Ice Beam, Dragon Claw, and Dazzling Gleam can also deal extra damage to Noivern.