- The card's name English name is a pun on "hoot", the onomatopoeia for the sound owls make and a hotcake. It's Japanese name is based the owl sound "ho-o-o" (ホーー).
- Hootcake wears a hat on his head that resembles a hotcake.
- The smalls birds on the ground around Hootcake could be based on small drops of chocolate, something that is sometimes added on to pancakes.
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