Great to see Ash catching a shiny Noctowl. Normal Noctowl seem a bit bland.
No he wasn't. He showed us that he was obsessed with the Shiny Noctowl and yet in the end he allowed Ash to catch it, which showed us how much he respected Ash.
Jnmisty said:Plus when Noctowl noticed that Ash was kind of out of it to command his pokemon to stop Team Rocket, it really stepped up even though it wasn't an offical teammate on Ash's team yet.