Hoopa's Surprise Ring Adventures

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Hoopa's Surprise Ring Adventures

Hoopa's Surprise Ring Adventures (Japanese: フーパのおでまし大作戦!! Hoopa's Appear Plan!!) are a series of six anime shorts for the XY series, leading up to the release of Hoopa and the Clash of Ages. They star Ash Ketchum and his Pikachu as they get in trouble started by the Mythical Pokémon Hoopa.

The shorts originally aired weekly on Oha Suta from April 23, 2015 to May 28, 2015. English versions of all six shorts were available on Pokémon.com starting on December 11, 2015.

Flying in the Air

Screenshot from Flying in the Air

Flying in the Air (Japanese: そらをとぶ Fly) is the first animated short. It first aired in Japan on April 23, 2015 and in the United States on December 11, 2015.

Summary

Ash, clad in Sky Trainer wear, decides to do some training but complains about the lack of wind. Hoopa creates portals summoning all kinds of Flying-type Pokémon, including the Legendary Tornadus. They all use Gust, but it turns out to be too much for Ash, Pikachu and Hoopa and they're sent blasting off.

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Wake Up

Screenshot from Wake Up

Wake Up (Japanese: めざまし Alarm Clock) is the second animated short. It first aired in Japan on April 30, 2015 and in the United States on December 11, 2015.

Summary

One morning, Ash and Pikachu sleep through several alarms that are set to go off at 6:45am. Hoopa then summons Loudred, Exploud, and Noivern who use their sound-based attacks to wake Ash, creating a shockwave that sends the tent flying. Pikachu, still asleep, then accidentally uses Thunderbolt on Ash and Hoopa.

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Errors

  • When Ash and his Pikachu are still sleeping on their tent at 6:45am, one of the Exploud alarm clock's eyes are colored white instead of pink.

Ball Pickup

Screenshot from Ball Pickup

Ball Pickup (Japanese: たまひろい Ball Boy) is the third animated short. It first aired in Japan on May 7, 2015 and in the United States on December 11, 2015.

Summary

Ash and his Hawlucha are training. Ash throws Poké Balls at Hawlucha and Hawlucha kicks them back. Hoopa provides the Poké Balls by letting them appear through portals. However, suddenly a Voltorb appears from one of the portals. It hits Ash, and when Hoopa starts laughing, Voltorb attacks it. Voltorb then uses Self-Destruct, leaving Ash, Pikachu, Hawlucha, and Hoopa deep fried.

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Notes

  • This is the only short to feature one of Ash's Pokémon other than Pikachu.
  • In the English dub, Voltorb has the cry of an Electrode.

Heated Battle

Screenshot from Heated Battle

Heated Battle (Japanese: あついバトル Hot Battle) is the fourth animated short. It first aired in Japan on May 14, 2015 and in the United States on December 11, 2015.

Summary

Ash and Pikachu are facing off in a boxing ring. Suddenly, Hoopa appears and summons a Blaziken. Seeing this, Ash and Pikachu get more fired up than they already were. Because of that, Hoopa starts to summon more Fire-type Pokémon. It summons a Slugma, a Rapidash, a Magmortar and a Heatran, who use their Fire-type moves to set Ash and Pikachu on fire. They start running around with fire on their tails and Hoopa laughs at them. Then, out of nowhere, Hoopa is roasted with another Fire-type attack. It falls down to the ground as the Pokémon who did this, a Moltres, flies by.

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Shooting Star

Screenshot from Shooting Star

Shooting Star (Japanese: ながれぼし Shooting Star) is the fifth animated short. It first aired in Japan on May 21, 2015 and in the United States on December 11, 2015.

Summary

Ash and Pikachu are looking at a sky full of stars and suddenly a shooting star flies by. Next, Hoopa appears and makes a whole bunch of shooting stars appear. Ash makes a wish, but as he does so, a Staryu crashes down on him and Pikachu and sends them flying. Hoopa starts laughing but then gets blasted off by another Staryu.

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In the Dark

Screenshot from In the Dark

In the Dark (Japanese: くらやみ Darkness) is the sixth animated short. It first aired in Japan on May 28, 2015 and in the United States on December 11, 2015.

Summary

Ash and Pikachu are walking through a dark cave. Suddenly, Hoopa shows up and lights up the cave by summoning multiple Litwick. Because Ash appreciates this, Hoopa starts summoning more Litwick. Their light is so bright however that it wakes up nearby Noibat, Noivern, Carbink and Sableye. Ash, Pikachu and Hoopa start running as they are chased by the angry cave inhabitants and are finally blown away by the Pokémon's combined attacks.

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In other languages

Hoopa's Surprise Ring Adventures


Flying in the Air


Wake Up


Ball Pickup


Heated Battle


Shooting Star


In the Dark


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