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Who Gives a Hoothoot?/Hoothoot Time
VS ホーホー
VS Hoho
Chapter Gold, Silver & Crystal
Collected in Vol. 8
Round number 92
Location New Bark Town
Previous Round Murkrow Row
Next Round Sneasel Sneak Attack

Who Gives a Hoothoot? or Hoothoot Time (Japanese: VS ホーホー VS Hoho) is the 92nd round of the Pokémon Adventures manga.


Spoiler warning: this article may contain major plot or ending details.

Joey explains to Gold that his backpack, which was stolen by a Murkrow, contains important documents which he needs to deliver to Professor Elm at Professor Oak's request. Wanting to meet Professor Oak, Gold decides to tag along.

On the way through downtown New Bark Town, they encounter a Bird Keeper that is scamming Trainers by challenging them to capture all his Pokémon in less than a minute. Instead of keeping honest track of the time, however, his Hoothoot just cries whenever a Trainer is about to win. Gold, unable to resist a challenge, decides to try anyways. Gold starts the challenge and calls out the Bird Keeper when he tries to get his Hoothoot to end the game early.

The crowd dissipates, and Gold realizes his backpack is missing. Joey deduces that because Gold's backpack is filled with Poké Balls just like his, the thief must have mistaken Gold's backpack for Joey's and taken it in error. Gold and Joey head for Professor Elm's lab in search of the thief.

Meanwhile, a mysterious character sneaks into Elm's lab, lurking in the shadows and hanging from the ceiling.

Major events

  • Gold's Pokémon are stolen while trying to outsmart a scammer.
For a list of all major events in the Pokémon Adventures manga, please see the timeline.
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Pokémon debuts





  • The VIZ Media title of this round comes from the saying "who gives a hoot?".


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