Ornithol (Japanese: オワゾー Oiseau) is a character of the day who appeared in A Relay in the Sky!.


Ornithol lives in a valley that is the site of the Pokémon Sky Relay. He is an avid fan of the competition, watching it from the stands each year, but has never been able to compete as he has never caught three Pokémon eligible to enter. Nevertheless, he had a dream to win once, and as such, he decided to support Trainers he thought were promising enough.

Ornithol encountered Ash and his friends when they stumbled across the Pokémon Sky Relay and introduced himself. He inspired Ash to enter the competition and took him and his friends to his house, where he offered Ash insight and tips to conquer the relay obstacles. The next day, he watched Ash compete and win second place behind defending champion Orson. Even though Ash was unable to win, Ornithol was grateful for the incredible performance.


Noctowl is Ornithol's only known Pokémon. Even though its owner was an avid fan of the Pokémon Sky Relay, it never competed with him in the competition since Ornithol was never able to catch two more eligible Pokémon.

None of Noctowl's moves are known.

Debut A Relay in the Sky!
Voice actors
Japanese Yūji Ueda
English Yūji Ueda

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 坂東尚樹 Naoki Bandō
English Mike Pollock
Finnish Arto Nieminen
Italian Mario Scarabelli
Polish Dariusz Odija
European Spanish Ángel Amorós


  • Ornithol's character design resembles that of a Noctowl.


Language Name Origin
Japanese オワゾー Oiseau From oiseau, French for bird
English Ornithol From ornithology, the study of birds
Italian Ornello

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