Hoothoot (Pokémon)

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0162MS.png #0162: Furret
Pokémon
#0164: Noctowl 0164MS.png
Hoothoot
Owl Pokémon
ホーホー
Hoho
#0163
Hoothoot



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Normal Flying
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Insomnia or Keen Eye Cacophony
Cacophony
Tinted Lens
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
255 (43.9%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Flying
Hatch time
15 cycles
Height
2'04" 0.7 m
Hoothoot
0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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Weight
46.7 lbs. 21.2 kg
Hoothoot
0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
58
Gen. II-IV
Unknown
IV
52
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 1
Hoothoot
1
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Shape
Body09.png
Footprint
F0163.png F000.png
{{{form2}}}
Pokédex color
Brown
Base friendship
70
External Links

Hoothoot (Japanese: ホーホー Hoho) is a dual-type Normal/Flying Pokémon introduced in Generation II.

It evolves into Noctowl starting at level 20.

Biology

Hoothoot's feet

Hoothoot is an avian Pokémon that resembles an owl with a round body. Most of its feathers are brown, but its belly is cream-colored. It has large, red eyes; a small, pinkish beak; stubby wings; and a fan-like tail with three feathers. Encircling its eyes are black rings; the lower rims of each ring have three protrusions that resemble the teeth on a gear, while the upper rims have extensions that resemble the hands of a clock. As seen in the anime, Hoothoot's feathers can grow to be shaggy, and the protrusions on its head droop. It has two pinkish feet, each with five-clawed toes. However, it will typically only stand on one foot at a time and alternates between the two at speeds too difficult to track with the naked eye.

Hoothoot begins crying at the same time every day and always tilts its head in the same rhythm. This ability is due to a special internal organ that senses the world's rotation, allowing it to keep track of time. As a result, Hoothoot was once considered a divine messenger sent to tell the time. Some countries see Hoothoot as a deity of wisdom. Historically, people raised Hoothoot to serve as clocks — a practice still done by some Trainers today. Hoothoot is most commonly found nesting in trees in temperate and boreal forests. Hoothoot is nocturnal, and during the day, it sleeps in holes carved into tree trunks. Hoothoot preys on Grubbin.

Evolution

Hoothoot evolves into Noctowl.

(For specifics on this Pokémon's evolution in the games, refer to Game data→Evolution data.)

0163Hoothoot.png
Unevolved
Hoothoot
 Normal  Flying 

0164Noctowl.png
First evolution
Noctowl
 Normal  Flying 


In the anime

Main series

Hoothoot in the anime

Major appearances

Multiple Hoothoot made their main series debut in Illusion Confusion!, under the ownership of Hagatha and Nagatha. The two rented their Hoothoot to Trainers, including Gary Oak, so they can get through a haunted forest.

In Fighting Flyer with Fire, Falkner used a Hoothoot in his Gym battle against Ash. It defeated Chikorita with ease before being defeated by Pikachu. It reappeared in a flashback in Why? Wynaut!.

In A Staravia is Born!, a Hoothoot teamed up with Ash's Starly to hypnotize Meowth into helping the other Flying-type Pokémon escape. It was later seen flying away with them, waving goodbye to Ash's newly-evolved Staravia in the process.

In Pikachu and the Pokémon Music Squad, a Hoothoot was living in a forest.

In Suffering the Flings and Arrows!, Goh was revealed to have caught a Hoothoot.

Minor appearances

Hoothoot debuted in Pikachu's Rescue Adventure.

In Mild 'n Wooly, a Hoothoot was blown around by the approaching storm.

In Tricks of the Trade, a Hoothoot was at the Pokémon Swap Meet in Palmpona.

In Pikachu and Pichu, a Hoothoot was living in Big Town.

A Hoothoot appeared in Celebi: The Voice of the Forest.

In The Legend of Thunder!, a Hoothoot was perched in the hollow of a tree outside the Pokémon Center. Another Hoothoot was inside the Center with its Trainer.

In a flashback in Throwing in the Noctowl, Wings Alexander's Hoothoot evolved into a Noctowl.

A Hoothoot appeared in A Bite to Remember.

In Gonna Rule The School!, the Pokémon Trainers' School lent a Hoothoot to the school's underage students for use in lessons.

A Hoothoot appeared in Less is Morrison.

In Spontaneous Combusken!, a Coordinator's Hoothoot competed in the Chrysanthemum Contest.

In Battling the Enemy Within!, a Hoothoot chased Team Rocket while they were searching for Ho-Oh in some underground ruins.

Two Hoothoot appeared in Dawn of a New Era!.

In Coming Full-Festival Circle!, multiple Hoothoot were listening to Nando as he played his music.

A Hoothoot appeared in Zoroark: Master of Illusions.

A Hoothoot appeared in Memories are Made of Bliss!.

A Hoothoot appeared in Mewtwo — Prologue to Awakening.

A Hoothoot appeared in The Dream Continues!.

A Hoothoot appeared in BWS01.

A Hoothoot appeared in a flashback or a fantasy in The Forest Champion!.

A Hoothoot appeared in A Fashionable Battle!.

A Trainer's Hoothoot appeared in A Giga Battle with Mega Results!.

A Hoothoot appeared in a flashback in A Watershed Moment!.

Multiple Hoothoot appeared in The Power Of Us.

In Finding a Legend!, Jaye has a Hoothoot frequently resting on his shoulder.

In A Little Rocket R & R!, a Trainer's Hoothoot was captured by the Matori Matrix but later freed by Ash and his friends.

A Trainer's Hoothoot appeared in A Festival Reunion!.

A Trainer's Hoothoot appeared in Toughing It Out!.

A Hoothoot appeared in a flashback in Time After Time!.

A Trainer's Hoothoot appeared in Trade, Borrow, and Steal!.

A Trainer's Hoothoot appeared in To Train, or Not to Train!. It reappeared in Breaking the Ice!.

A Hoothoot appeared in Secrets of the Jungle.

A Hoothoot appeared in Night and Day, You are the Ones!.

A Hoothoot appeared in The Road Most Traveled!.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
EP121 Hoothoot Ash's Pokédex Hoothoot, the Owl Pokémon. Hoothoot stands on one leg, but uses both its powerful eyes to see clearly even through the darkest night.

Pokémon: Twilight Wings

A Hoothoot appeared in Buddy, under the ownership of a Youngster.

Pokémon Evolutions

In The Show, a Hoothoot briefly appeared under the ownership of a Trainer in Ecruteak City.

In the manga

Hoothoot in The Golden Boys

Ash & Pikachu

Lily owns a Hoothoot that appeared in The Dream Potion Recipe!!. This is in contrast to the Murkrow she owned in the anime.

A Hoothoot appeared in A Clash Of Wills!! Eternal Rivals?!.

Pokémon Adventures

In The Legend, two Hoothoot were hanging under some tree branches when Green had finished her message to Silver in Johto.

In Murkrow Row, a Hoothoot was flying at night while Gold was playing cue balls in his room. It was later seen again when Gold asks Joey if he recorded the DJ Mary's song.

In Who Gives a Hoothoot?, a trickster claimed to use a Hoothoot as an accurate timekeeper to regulate a prize-winning game he was hosting, when in fact he was prompting Hoothoot to declare the time limit whenever a participant was on the verge of winning, thus preventing anyone from winning his game. He was busted however, by Gold and his Aipom. The same man and his Hoothoot are seen in Really Raikou & Entirely Entei (Part 1) and The Last Battle XIII.

In Gligar Glide, two Hoothoot were seen at night near the forest Gold was sleeping in.

In Three Cheers for Chikorita, Crystal mentioned that she caught a Hoothoot on her way to Professor Elm's Lab.

In The Last Battle XIII a Hoothoot was sent to participate in the fight in Ilex Forest.

A Hoothoot appeared in Out-Odding Oddish, under the ownership of a Pokéathlon participant.

Pokédex entries

Manga Chapter Entry
Pokémon Adventures PS092 Cocks its head in rhythm like a metronome

Pokémon Gold & Silver: The Golden Boys

A Hoothoot appeared in Let's Go! The Journey Towards The Championship.

In Escape From The Mystery Forest!, Chris uses a Hoothoot as a lookout, helping her see where things are in the distance.

A Trainer's Hoothoot appeared in Let's Fight For The Future!!.

Pokémon Gotta Catch 'Em All

A Hoothoot appeared in GDZ36.

Shu caught a Hoothoot, as seen in GDZ43.

Pokémon Ruby-Sapphire

A Hoothoot appeared in Pokémon Short Comics.

In the TCG

Main article: Hoothoot (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II Johto
#015
Gold It always stands on one foot. It changes feet so fast, the movement can rarely be seen.
Silver It has a perfect sense of time. Whatever happens, it keeps rhythm by precisely tilting its head in time.
Crystal It begins to hoot at the same time every day. Some trainers use them in place of clocks.
Stadium 2 It always stands on one foot. It changes feet so fast, the movement can rarely be seen.
Generation III Hoenn
#—
Kanto
#—
Ruby Hoothoot has an internal organ that senses and tracks the earth's rotation. Using this special organ, this Pokémon begins hooting at precisely the same time every day.
Sapphire
Emerald It has an internal organ that senses the earth's rotation. Using this special organ, a Hoothoot begins hooting at precisely the same time every day.
FireRed It has a perfect sense of time. Whatever happens, it keeps rhythm by precisely tilting its head in time.
LeafGreen It always stands on one foot. It changes feet so fast, the movement can rarely be seen.
Generation IV Sinnoh
#106
Johto
#015
Diamond It always stands on one foot. Even when attacked, it does not brace itself using both feet.
Pearl It switches its standing foot so quickly, it can't be seen. It cries at the same time every day.
Platinum It marks time precisely. Some countries consider it to be a wise friend, versed in the world's ways.
HeartGold It always stands on one foot. It changes feet so fast, the movement can rarely be seen.
SoulSilver It has a perfect sense of time. Whatever happens, it keeps rhythm by precisely tilting its head in time.
Generation V Unova
#—
Black It marks time precisely. Some countries consider it to be a wise friend, versed in the world's ways.
White
Black 2 It marks time precisely. Some countries consider it to be a wise friend, versed in the world's ways.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
Mountain #117
Hoenn
#—
X It has a perfect sense of time. Whatever happens, it keeps rhythm by precisely tilting its head in time.
Y It always stands on one foot. It changes feet so fast, the movement can rarely be seen.
Omega Ruby Hoothoot has an internal organ that senses and tracks the earth's rotation. Using this special organ, this Pokémon begins hooting at precisely the same time every day.
Alpha Sapphire
Generation VII Alola
USUM: #212
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Sun, Moon, Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!‎.
Ultra Sun Every day, it tilts its head in the same rhythm. A long time ago, people raised these Pokémon to serve as clocks.
Ultra Moon It cries out at the same time every day. A long time ago, people cherished it and considered it a divine messenger sent to tell the time.
Generation VIII Galar
#019
Sinnoh
#106
Hisui
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Legends: Arceus.
Sword It always stands on one foot. It changes feet so fast, the movement can rarely be seen.
Shield It begins to hoot at the same time every day. Some Trainers use them in place of clocks.
Brilliant Diamond It always stands on one foot. Even when attacked, it does not brace itself using both feet.
Shining Pearl It switches its standing foot so quickly that the switch can't be seen. It cries at the same time every day.
Generation IX Paldea
#—
Kitakami
#45
Blueberry
#—
Scarlet Hoothoot's internal clock is precise at all times. It tilts its head in a fixed rhythm.
Violet Since it tells time precisely, some countries consider it to be a deity of wisdom, versed in the ways of the world.


Pokédex Image Hoothoot USUM.png Pokédex Image Hoothoot SV Kitakami.png
Hoothoot in the Alola PokédexUSUM Hoothoot in the Kitakami Pokédex

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II
Gold Silver
Routes 1, 2, 29, 30, 31, 35, 36, and 37, National ParkNight
Crystal
Routes 1, 2, 5, 25, 29, 30, 31, 32, 34, 35, 36, and 37, Ilex Forest, National ParkNight
Routes 26, 27, 29, 30, 31, 32, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 43, Ilex Forest, National Park, Lake of Rage (Headbutt trees)
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Trade
Emerald
Safari Zone extension
FireRed LeafGreen
Trade
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Routes 210, 211, Great MarshNight
Platinum
Routes 205, 210, 211, Great Marsh, Eterna ForestNight
HeartGold SoulSilver
Routes 29, 30, 31, 35, 36, 37, National Park, Viridian ForestNight
Routes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 12, 13, 14, 15, 18, 21, 22, 25, 26, 27, 29, 30, 31, 32, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 43, 47, 48, Ilex Forest, National Park, Lake of Rage, New Bark Town, Cherrygrove City, Violet City, Ecruteak City, Pallet Town, Viridian City, Pewter City, Cerulean City, Fuchsia City, Safari Zone Gate, Viridian Forest (Headbutt trees)
Pal Park
Forest
Pokéwalker
Rugged Road, Suburban Area, and Night Sky's Edge
Generation V
Black White
Breed Noctowl
Black 2 White 2
Breed Noctowl; Transfer from Dream Radar
Dream World
Windswept Sky
Generation VI
X Y
Breed Noctowl, Friend Safari (Flying)
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Trade
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Trade
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Lush JungleNight
Poké Pelago*
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Routes 1 and 2, Dappled Grove, Giant's Cap, Slumbering Weald
East Lake Axewell, Giant's Cap, Hammerlocke Hills, Rolling Fields (Max Raid Battle)
Expansion Pass
Loop Lagoon (Max Raid Battle)
Brilliant Diamond Shining Pearl
Routes 210, 211, Great MarshNight
Grand Underground - Spacious Cave, Grassland Cave, Fountainspring Cave, Riverbank Cave, Still-Water Cavern, Sunlit Cavern (After obtaining TM96 (Strength))
Legends: Arceus
Unobtainable
Generation IX
Scarlet Violet
TradeVersion 2.0.1+
The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero
Reveler's Road, Kitakami Hall, Mossfell Confluence, Fellhorn Gorge, Oni Mountain, Wistful Fields, Paradise Barrens, Kitakami Wilds, Timeless Woods
Tera Raid Battles (1★)


In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II
This Pokémon is unavailable in Generation II side games.
Generation III
Channel
Ruins of Truth
Trozei!
Endless Level 22, Endless Level 35, Forever Level 22, Mr. Who's Den
MD Red MD Blue
Sinister Woods (10F-12F), Northern Range (1F-5F), Buried Relic (5F-9F), Remains Island (B1-B3)
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Foggy Forest (1F-5F)
MD Sky
Foggy Forest (1F-5F)
Ranger: GS
Teakwood Forest, Forest Temple
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Forest: Everspring Valley
Rumble U
Flower Garden: Festival on Mount Moon
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Safari Jungle: Stage 1Sa
Rumble World
Silver Isles: Fragrant Tree (All Areas), Dark Land: Chilling Graveyard (All Areas)
Picross
Area 25: Stage 09
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Dragonite Sea, Aegislash Sea, Lugia Sea, Charizard Sea2020, Entei SeaFinal
Generation VIII
MD DX
Sinister Woods (7F-12F), Northern Range (1F-5F), Buried Relic (7F-11F), Purity Forest (16F-18F)
Fainted Pokémon: Howling Forest
Strong Foe: Murky Cave (5F-19F)Shiny
New Snap
Florio Nature Park, Secret Side PathNight, Florio Island Illumina SpotLevel 2
Cross-Generation
Shuffle
Event: Pokémon Safari (Seventh release)


In events

Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
GSC Pokémon Center Mystery Egg #3 Night Shade Hoothoot Japanese Japan 5 April 27 to May 12, 2002
GSC Gotta Catch 'Em All Station! Night Shade Hoothoot English United States 5 December 27, 2002 to January 2, 2003
RSEFRLG Gather More Pokémon! Sixth Campaign Hoothoot Japanese Japan 10 April 22 to May 8, 2006

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
60
120 - 167 230 - 324
30
31 - 90 58 - 174
30
31 - 90 58 - 174
36
36 - 96 69 - 188
56
54 - 118 105 - 232
50
49 - 112 94 - 218
Total:
262
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.

Pokéathlon stats

Speed
2/3 ★★
Power
2/3 ★★
Skill
3/5 ★★★☆☆
Stamina
2/3 ★★
Jump
4/4 ★★★★
Total
13/18 ★★


Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation IX, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation IX
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Peck Flying Physical 03535 100100% 35
011 Growl Normal Status 0000 100100% 40
033 Tackle Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
066 Echoed Voice Normal Special 04040 100100% 15
099 Confusion Psychic Special 05050 100100% 25
1212 Reflect Psychic Status 0000 00——% 20
1515 Defog Flying Status 0000 00——% 15
1818 Air Slash Flying Special 07575 09595% 15
2121 Extrasensory Psychic Special 08080 100100% 20
2424 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 08585% 20
2727 Uproar Normal Special 09090 100100% 10
3030 Roost Flying Status 0000 00——% 5
3333 Moonblast Fairy Special 09595 100100% 15
3636 Hypnosis Psychic Status 0000 06060% 20
3939 Dream Eater Psychic Special 100100 100100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Hoothoot
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Hoothoot
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM

Generation IX
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM001Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM001 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 085}}85% 20
TM004Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM004 Agility Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TM007Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM007 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM014Bag TM Flying SV Sprite.png TM014 Acrobatics Flying Physical 05555 100}}100% 15
TM016Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM016 Psybeam Psychic Special 06565 100}}100% 20
TM017Bag TM Ghost SV Sprite.png TM017 Confuse Ray Ghost Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TM018Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM018 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
TM025Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM025 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM027Bag TM Flying SV Sprite.png TM027 Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM032Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM032 Swift Normal Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM040Bag TM Flying SV Sprite.png TM040 Air Cutter Flying Special 06060 095}}95% 25
TM041Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM041 Stored Power Psychic Special 02020 100}}100% 10
TM042Bag TM Ghost SV Sprite.png TM042 Night Shade Ghost Special 0000 100}}100% 15
TM047Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM047 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM049Bag TM Fire SV Sprite.png TM049 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM050Bag TM Water SV Sprite.png TM050 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM059Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM059 Zen Headbutt Psychic Physical 08080 090}}90% 15
TM065Bag TM Flying SV Sprite.png TM065 Air Slash Flying Special 07575 095}}95% 15
TM070Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM070 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM074Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM074 Reflect Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM085Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM085 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM092Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM092 Imprison Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM097Bag TM Flying SV Sprite.png TM097 Fly Flying Physical 09090 095}}95% 15
TM098Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM098 Skill Swap Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM103Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM103 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM113Bag TM Flying SV Sprite.png TM113 Tailwind Flying Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
TM114Bag TM Ghost SV Sprite.png TM114 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TM117Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM117 Hyper Voice Normal Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM118Bag TM Fire SV Sprite.png TM118 Heat Wave Fire Special 09595 090}}90% 10
TM120Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM120 Psychic Psychic Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM128Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM128 Amnesia Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM129Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM129 Calm Mind Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM140Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM140 Nasty Plot Dark Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM160Bag TM Flying SV Sprite.png TM160 Hurricane Flying Special 110110 070}}70% 10
TM164Bag TM Flying SV Sprite.png TM164 Brave Bird Flying Physical 120120 100}}100% 15
TM171Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM171 Tera Blast Normal Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TM174Bag TM Ice SV Sprite.png TM174 Haze Ice Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TM177Bag TM Ghost SV Sprite.png TM177 Spite Ghost Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TM191Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM191 Uproar Normal Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM197Bag TM Flying SV Sprite.png TM197 Dual Wingbeat Flying Physical 04040 090}}90% 10
TM203Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM203 Psych Up Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM216Bag TM Flying SV Sprite.png TM216 Feather Dance Flying Status 0000 100}}100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Hoothoot
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution or an alternate form of Hoothoot
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation IX
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
DucklettSwannaHawluchaRowletDartrixDecidueyeDecidueyePikipekTrumbeakToucannonOricorioEspathraQuaxwellQuaquaval
Feather Dance Flying Status 100% 15
Murkrow
Night Shade Ghost Special 100% 15
WingullPelipperNoibatNoivernPikipekTrumbeakToucannon
Supersonic Normal Status 55% 20
StarlyStaraviaStaraptorRuffletBraviaryBraviaryNoibatNoivernBombirdier
Whirlwind Normal Status —% 20
MurkrowHonchkrowSkarmoryWingullPelipperStarlyStaraviaStaraptorDucklettSwannaRuffletBraviaryBraviaryHawluchaNoibatNoivernQuaxlyQuaxwellQuaquavalBombirdierFlamigo
Wing Attack Flying Physical 60 100% 35
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Hoothoot
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Hoothoot
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Hoothoot
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

TCG-only moves

Move Card
Confuse Ray Hoothoot (EX Unseen Forces 59)

Side game data

Pokémon Trozei!
Trozeiani163.png
Rarity: Common
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 7%
Friend Area: Flyaway Forest
Phrases
51%-100% HP Ticktock... Hoot! I keep perfect time!
26%-50% HP Say, this isn't good. I only have half my HP left.
1%-25% HP I'm done for... I can't keep time anymore...
Level up Ticktock... Woohoot! I leveled up!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
MDP E 163.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 6.4%
IQ group: A
Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon
MDP 3DS 163.png

Body size: Standard (1 tile)
How to Recruit: Explore the last floor of a dungeon
Connected to: Shuckle
Connection Orb Set: 3

Phrases
Normal We should all be punctual! Make sure you come on time for a gathering!
Low HP (< 50%) I'm losing…my sense of time…
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group:
Flying
Poké Assist:
(present)
Flying Assist.png
Flying
Field move:
(present)
Cut 1 field move.png
(Cut ×1)
Poké Assist:
(past)
Flying Assist.png
Flying
Field move:
(past)
Cut 1 field move.png
(Cut ×1)
Browser entry R-031/N-022
It causes twisters around itself.
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack
Defense
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
Rush163Body.png Walking Speed: 1.38 seconds Base HP: 51
Base Attack: 64 Base Defense: 46 Base Speed: 60
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Flying
Attack Power: ★★★★

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Pokémon Shuffle
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Flying
None Shuffle.png Attack Power: 30 - 85 Raise Max Level.png 5

#493
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Pokémon GO
GO163.png Base HP: 155 Base Attack: 67 Base Defense: 88
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 1 km Evolution Requirement: Hoothoot Candy 50
Fast Attacks: Feint Attack, Peck
Charged Attacks: Aerial Ace, Sky Attack, Night Shade
New Pokémon Snap
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Photodex entry #021
Hoothoot are said to be more accurate timekeepers than any clock. As nocturnal Pokémon, they’re not big fans of light, so they spend the daylight hours sleeping in holes in tree trunks.


Costumes in Pokémon GO
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New Year's outfit

Evolution data

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Unevolved
Hoothoot
 Normal  Flying 
Rare Candy
Level 20
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First evolution
Noctowl
 Normal  Flying 


Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II
Gold Silver Crystal
Spr 2g 163.png Spr b 2g 163.png Spr 2s 163.png Spr b 2s 163.png Spr 2c 163.png Spr b 2c 163.png
Spr 2g 163 s.png Spr b 2g 163 s.png Spr 2s 163 s.png Spr b 2s 163 s.png Spr 2c 163 s.png Spr b 2c 163 s.png
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Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
Spr 3r 163.png Spr b 3r 163.png Spr 3e 163.png Spr b 3e 163.png Spr 3f 163.png Spr b 3f 163.png
Spr 3r 163 s.png Spr b 3r 163 s.png Spr 3e 163 s.png Spr b 3e 163 s.png Spr 3f 163 s.png Spr b 3f 163 s.png
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Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
Spr 4d 163.png Spr b 4d 163.png Spr 4p 163.png Spr b 4p 163.png Spr 4h 163.png Spr b 4h 163.png
Spr 4d 163 s.png Spr b 4d 163 s.png Spr 4p 163 s.png Spr b 4p 163 s.png Spr 4h 163 s.png Spr b 4h 163 s.png
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Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
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Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
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Spr 6o 163.png
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Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
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Generation VIII
Sword Shield
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Cross-Generation
HOME
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163MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Hoothoot images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


Other sprites

Spr 4d 163Brainy.png Spr 4d 163Hootie.png Spr 4d 163Hoots.png Spr 4d 163Strix.png Spr 4d 163Tootie.png
Brainy in Pokémon Super Contests Hootie in Pokémon Super Contests Hoots in Pokémon Super Contests Strix in Pokémon Super Contests Tootie in Pokémon Super Contests

Trivia

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Origin

Hoothoot seems to be based on a young horned owl, particularly the Eurasian eagle-owl due to its red eyes, combined with a clock. Its round body is the shape of a clock face, the two prongs of its crest resemble clock hands, the markings around its eyes resemble gears, and it has the ability to keep track of time. Its tilting movement while standing on one leg makes it resemble a pendulum clock.

Hoothoot's behavior of standing on one leg at any given time was inspired by Ken Sugimori's childhood pet bird, who had shown a similar behavior.[1]

Name origin

Hoothoot is derived from hoot (the sound an owl makes).[2] It may also involve cuckoo, as in a cuckoo clock.

Hoho is derived from ホー (the sound an owl makes).[3]

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ホーホー Hoho From ホー
France Flag.png French Hoothoot Same as English name
Spain Flag.png Spanish Hoothoot Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Hoothoot Same as English name
Italy Flag.png Italian Hoothoot Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 부우부 Buubu From 부엉부엉 bu'eong-bu'eong
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 咕咕 Gūgū From 咕咕 gūgū
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese 咕咕 Gūgū From 咕咕 gūgū


References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Nintendo Power Vol. 134, July 2000, p.78-79 (excerpt)
  2. ポケQポン (PokéQuiz in Japanese): 正解は HOOTHOOT! フートフートだね! 『ホーホー』という 鳴き声を 英語では 『HOOT HOOT』と いうんですよ
  3. PokéQuiz: Today’s Pokémon is Hoothoot! What is it called in Japanese? Here’s a big hint! In Japanese, the sound it makes is “hoo”! [...] The correct answer is Hoho! Ho-o ho-o!

External links

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