Hagatha has many Hoothoot she rents to other Trainers in order to help them cross the forest. However, one Hoothoot, in particular, wasn't very reliable; Hagatha explained that since she was the one who raised it, "this Hoothoot only hangs out with pretty girls".
Despite the many illusions in the forest, Ash managed to convince Hoothoot to rescue Misty, using a red ray to detect Ghost Pokémon — especially Haunter and Gengar, who were revealed to be the ones causing all the illusions.
After the heroes came out of the forest, Hoothoot was given to Hagatha's sister, Nagatha.
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Yūji Ueda (Japanese and English)