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Oswald (Japanese: ヒラタ Hirata) is a character of the day who appeared in Clefairy Tales, as well as in The Electric Tale of Pikachu manga.

In the anime

Residents of a small town in Kanto were puzzled when several Clefairy were stealing all of their items. Oswald, however, proposed an interesting theory: the Clefairy were actually aliens and were using the belongings to help build their spaceship.

Oswald is a space enthusiast, though his technology, which he had purchased from comic books, failed to work. With the exception of Ash and his friends, nobody believed him. Along with Jigglypuff, the group searched for the Pokémon and discovered that they were indeed making a spaceship. Just as the ship was about to take off, Ash and the others fled. However, Oswald stayed with the Clefairy, wanting to learn more about them as aliens.

Although the Clefairy and their UFO reappeared in Wish Upon a Star Shape, Oswald was only featured Brock's flashback.

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 鈴木琢磨 Takuma Suzuki
English Adam Blaustein
Finnish Pasi Ruohonen
Hebrew גיורא קנת Giora Kenneth
Norwegian Erik Skøld
Polish Artur Krajewski
European Spanish Iván Muelas

In The Electric Tale of Pikachu manga

Professor Orville (Oswald) in The Electric Tale of Pikachu

In the manga series The Electric Tale of Pikachu, Oswald appears in the chapter Clefairy in Space. In VIZ Media's English translation, he has the name Professor Orville. His role in the manga is nearly the same as in the anime - he is a scientist who believes that the Pokémon Clefairy come from outer space.

Main characters
Ash KetchumPikachuGary OakRitchieMay OakProfessor OakDelia KetchumJessieJamesMeowth
Gym Leaders
A.J.AyaBillDamianDarioDuplicaEevee brothersGiselleJeanette FisherOfficer JennyJoeNurse Joy
Lara LaramieMahriMelanieMikeyMimiProfessor OrvillePotterFlorinda ShowersRubySamuraiTommy

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