Hoothoot is a dual type Normal and Flying Pokemon introduced in Generation II. It evolves into Noctowl starting at level 20. Take a look below for 25 fun and fascinating facts about Hoothoot.
1. Hoothoot is an avian Pokemon that resembles an owl with a round body.
2. Most of its feathers are brown, but its belly is cream-colored.
3. It has large, red eyes, a small, pinkish beak, stubby wings, and a fan-like tail with three feathers.
4. Encircling its eyes are black rings; the lower rims of the ring have three protrusions that resemble the teeth on a gear while the upper rims have extensions that resemble the hands of a clock.
5. 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.
6. Hoothoot begins crying at exactly the same time every day and always tilts its head in the same rhythm.
7. This ability is due to a special organ that senses the Earth’s rotation and allows it to keep track of time.
8. As a result, Hoothoot was considered a divine messenger of time and raised to serve as clocks a long time ago.
9. Some Trainers still use it as a clock today. Hoothoot is most commonly found nesting in trees in temperate and boreal forests.
10. In Fighting Flyer with Fire, Falkner’s Hoothoot stands on both legs, even though Hoothoot supposedly only ever stands on one leg at a time.
11. In Nintendo Power Vol. 134, Ken Sugimori stated in an interview that Hoothoot is his favorite Pokémon because he had a pet bird as a child that would stand on one foot.
12. Hoothoot has a unique fade-in animation that is programmed into Pokémon Gold and Silver but goes unused.
13. Hoothoot seems to be based on a combination of an owl—more specifically the horned owl—and a clock, as its crest’s prongs are shaped like the hands of a clock; in addition, it has the ability to keep track of time.
14. Hoothoot is derived from hoot, an onomatopoeia for the sound an owl makes.
15. It may also be a combination of hoot and cuckoo, as in a Cuckoo clock, referring to Hoothoot’s keen ability to keep track of time.
16. 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.
17. Falkner, the Gym Leader of Violet City, has a Hoothoot, which debuted in Fighting Flyer with Fire when he used it in his Gym battle against Ash. It defeated Chikorita with ease before being defeated by Pikachu. It reappeared in a flashback in Why? Wynaut!. It was sometimes seen outside of its Poké Ball. 17.
18. Wings Alexander used to have a Hoothoot before it evolved, as seen in a flashback in Throwing in the Noctowl. 18.
19. A Hoothoot appeared in A Staravia is Born!, where it teamed up with Ash’s Starly to hypnotize Meowth into helping the other Flying-type Pokémon escape. It was later seen flying away with the other Flying-type Pokémon, waving goodbye to Ash’s newly-evolved Staravia in the process.
20. A Hoothoot appeared in Pikachu and the Pokémon Music Squad. It was one of the Pokémon living in a forest.
21. Hoothoot debuted in Pikachu’s Rescue Adventure.
22. A Hoothoot briefly appeared in Mild ‘n Wooly, where it was seen getting blown across the screen by the approaching storm.
23. A Hoothoot appeared in Tricks of the Trade as one of the Pokémon seen at the Pokémon Swap Meet in Palmpona.
24. A Hoothoot appeared in Pikachu and Pichu as a resident of Big Town.
25. A Hoothoot appeared in Celebi: The Voice of the Forest.