Oswald (Japanese: ヒラタ Hirata) is a character of the day who appeared in Clefairy Tales. Residents around Mt. Moon 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 space ship. 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 space ship. 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 person in Wish Upon a Star Shape, Oswald has only reappeared in a flashback, much as is the case of the COD in their first appearance with Seymour.