Hoothoot

Hoothoot is a Normal/Flying type Pokémon introduced in Generation 2. It is known as the Owl Pokémon.

Pokédex data

National № 163
Type Normal Flying
Species Owl Pokémon
Height 0.7 m (2′04″)
Weight 21.2 kg (46.7 lbs)
Abilities 1. Insomnia
2. Keen Eye
Tinted Lens (hidden ability)
Local № 015 (Gold/Silver/Crystal)
106 (Diamond/Pearl)
106 (Platinum)
015 (HeartGold/SoulSilver)
117 (X/Y — Mountain Kalos)
212 (U.Sun/U.Moon — Alola dex)
019 (Sword/Shield)

Training

EV yield 1 HP
Catch rate 255 (33.3% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 50 (normal)
Base Exp. 52
Growth Rate Medium Fast

Breeding

Egg Groups Flying
Gender 50% male, 50% female
Egg cycles 15 (3,599–3,855 steps)

Base stats

HP 60
230 324
Attack 30
58 174
Defense 30
58 174
Sp. Atk 36
69 188
Sp. Def 56
105 232
Speed 50
94 218
Total 262 Min Max

The ranges shown on the right are for a level 100 Pokémon. Maximum values are based on a beneficial nature, 252 EVs, 31 IVs; minimum values are based on a hindering nature, 0 EVs, 0 IVs.

Type defenses

The effectiveness of each type on Hoothoot.

Evolution chart

(Level 20)

Hoothoot changes

Pokédex entries

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.
Ruby
Sapphire
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.
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.
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.
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.
Black
White
Black 2
White 2
It marks time precisely. Some countries consider it to be a wise friend, versed in the world’s ways.
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
Alpha Sapphire
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.
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.
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.

Moves learned by Hoothoot

Moves learnt by level up

Hoothoot learns the following moves in Pokémon Sword & Shield at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1GrowlNormalStatus 100
1PeckFlyingPhysical 35 100
3TackleNormalPhysical 40 100
6Echoed VoiceNormalSpecial 40 100
9ConfusionPsychicSpecial 50 100
12ReflectPsychicStatus
15Psycho ShiftPsychicStatus 100
18Air SlashFlyingSpecial 75 95
21ExtrasensoryPsychicSpecial 80 100
24Take DownNormalPhysical 90 85
27UproarNormalSpecial 90 100
30RoostFlyingStatus
33MoonblastFairySpecial 95 100
36HypnosisPsychicStatus 60
39Dream EaterPsychicSpecial 100 100

Egg moves

Hoothoot learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Sword & Shield. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Hoothoot egg moves page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
DefogFlyingStatus
Feather DanceFlyingStatus 100
Night ShadeGhostSpecial 100
SupersonicNormalStatus 55
WhirlwindNormalStatus
Wing AttackFlyingPhysical 60 100

Move Tutor moves

Hoothoot can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Sword & Shield from move tutors (details):

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Dual WingbeatFlyingPhysical 40 90

Moves learnt by TM

Hoothoot is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Sword & Shield:

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
06FlyFlyingPhysical 90 95
16ScreechNormalStatus 85
18ReflectPsychicStatus
21RestPsychicStatus
23ThiefDarkPhysical 60 100
24SnoreNormalSpecial 50 100
25ProtectNormalStatus
30Steel WingSteelPhysical 70 90
31AttractNormalStatus 100
33Rain DanceWaterStatus
34Sunny DayFireStatus
39FacadeNormalPhysical 70 100
40SwiftNormalSpecial 60
44ImprisonPsychicStatus
76RoundNormalSpecial 60 100
95Air SlashFlyingSpecial 75 95

Moves learnt by TR

Hoothoot is compatible with these Technical Records in Pokémon Sword & Shield:

Moves learnt by level up

Hoothoot learns the following moves in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1ForesightNormalStatus
1GrowlNormalStatus 100
1TackleNormalPhysical 40 100
4HypnosisPsychicStatus 60
7PeckFlyingPhysical 35 100
10ConfusionPsychicSpecial 50 100
13Echoed VoiceNormalSpecial 40 100
16Zen HeadbuttPsychicPhysical 80 90
19Psycho ShiftPsychicStatus 100
22ExtrasensoryPsychicSpecial 80 100
25Take DownNormalPhysical 90 85
28ReflectPsychicStatus
31Air SlashFlyingSpecial 75 95
34UproarNormalSpecial 90 100
37RoostFlyingStatus
40MoonblastFairySpecial 95 100
43SynchronoisePsychicSpecial 120 100
46Dream EaterPsychicSpecial 100 100

Egg moves

Hoothoot learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Hoothoot egg moves page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
AgilityPsychicStatus
DefogFlyingStatus
Feather DanceFlyingStatus 100
Feint AttackDarkPhysical 60
HurricaneFlyingSpecial 110 70
Mean LookNormalStatus
Mirror MoveFlyingStatus
Night ShadeGhostSpecial 100
Sky AttackFlyingPhysical 140 90
SupersonicNormalStatus 55
WhirlwindNormalStatus
Wing AttackFlyingPhysical 60 100

Move Tutor moves

Hoothoot can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon from move tutors (details):

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
DefogFlyingStatus
Heat WaveFireSpecial 95 90
Hyper VoiceNormalSpecial 90 100
Magic CoatPsychicStatus
RecycleNormalStatus
Sky AttackFlyingPhysical 140 90
SnoreNormalSpecial 50 100
TailwindFlyingStatus
UproarNormalSpecial 90 100
Zen HeadbuttPsychicPhysical 80 90

Moves learnt by TM

Hoothoot is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon:

Transfer-only moves

Hoothoot can only learn these moves in previous generations. It must be taught the moves in the appropriate game and then transferred to Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon.
Note: Generation 1 and 2 refer to the 3DS Virtual Console titles, not the physical cartridges.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
CurseGhostStatus Generation 2 — TM
DetectFightingStatus Generation 2 — TM
NightmareGhostStatus 100 Generation 2 — TM
FlashNormalStatus 100 Generation 2 — HM
Double-EdgeNormalPhysical 120 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
MimicNormalStatus Generation 3 — Move tutor
CaptivateNormalStatus 100 Generation 4 — TM
EndureNormalStatus Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormalPhysical 100 Generation 4 — TM
Silver WindBugSpecial 60 100 Generation 4 — TM
Air CutterFlyingSpecial 60 95 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Mud-SlapGroundSpecial 20 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Ominous WindGhostSpecial 60 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
SwiftNormalSpecial 60 Generation 4 — Move tutor
TwisterDragonSpecial 40 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
PluckFlyingPhysical 60 100 Generation 5 — TM
Secret PowerNormalPhysical 70 100 Generation 6 — TM

Hoothoot sprites

Type Generation 2 Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7 Generation 8
Normal Hoothoot  sprite from Silver Hoothoot  sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Hoothoot  sprite from Diamond & Pearl Hoothoot  sprite from Black & White Hoothoot  sprite from X & Y Hoothoot  sprite from Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon Hoothoot  sprite from Sword & Shield
Shiny Hoothoot Shiny sprite from Silver Hoothoot Shiny sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Hoothoot Shiny sprite from Diamond & Pearl Hoothoot Shiny sprite from Black & White Hoothoot Shiny sprite from X & Y Hoothoot Shiny sprite from Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon

Where to find Hoothoot

Gold
Silver
Route 1, 2, 29, 30, 31, 35, 36, 37, National Park
Crystal Route 1, 2, 5, 25, 26, 27, 29, 30, 31, 32, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 43, Ilex Forest, Lake of Rage, National Park
Ruby
Sapphire
FireRed
LeafGreen
Trade/migrate from another game
Emerald Safari Zone
Diamond
Pearl
Route 210, 211, Great Marsh
Platinum Route 205, 210, Eterna Forest, Great Marsh
HeartGold
SoulSilver
Route 1, 2, 3, 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, Cerulean City, Cherrygrove City, Fuchsia City, Ilex Forest, Lake of Rage, National Park, New Bark Town, Pallet Town, Pewter City, Safari Zone Gate, Violet City, Viridian City, Viridian Forest
Black
White
Black 2
White 2
Breed Noctowl
X
Y
Breed Noctowl
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Trade/migrate from another game
Sun
Moon
Trade/migrate from another game
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Lush Jungle, Poké Pelago
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Not available in this game
Sword
Shield
Route 1, 2, Slumbering Weald, Dappled Grove, Giant's Cap

Other languages

English, Spanish, Italian Hoothoot
Japanese ホーホー (Hoho)
German Hoothoot
French Hoothoot

Name origin

hoot
a sound that owls make