Hoopa (anime)

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Hoopa
フーパ Hoopa
Hoopa anime.png
Hoopa
Hoopa Unbound anime.png
Hoopa Unbound
Debuts in Flying in the Air
Gender Unknown
Ability Unknown
Current location Dahara City
Hoopa
This Pokémon is fully evolved.
Voice actor Japanese English
As Hoopa Rie Kugimiya (Confined)
Kōichi Yamadera (Unbound)
Lori Phillips (Confined)
Ryan William Downey (Unbound)

Hoopa (Japanese: フーパ Hoopa) is a character in the second XY series movie, Hoopa and the Clash of Ages. It also starred in Hoopa — The Mischief Pokémon and the Hoopa's Surprise Ring Adventures shorts, leading up to the movie's release.

History

Hoopa first appeared in Hoopa's Surprise Ring Adventures. In this series of six shorts, Hoopa used its hyperspace powers to cause trouble for Ash and Pikachu.

A hundred years prior to the events of Hoopa and the Clash of Ages, Hoopa appeared in its Unbound Form in Dahara City. It ate the villagers' food, but in return, it gave them huge piles of pure gold, allowing the small village to prosper and grow into a big city. Hoopa received a home at the village, granting the villagers all their wishes. When some people wanted to see if Hoopa could beat another Pokémon in a battle, it proceeded to summon strong Pokémon, like Dragonite and Steelix, to fight them for people's amusement. It defeated all of its opponents, and the villagers cheered for it the whole time. However, Hoopa eventually got carried away, and started to summon even Legendary Pokémon, such as Zekrom, Reshiram, and Regigigas, to fight against it. As a result of these monstrous clashes, the entire Dahara City was leveled to the ground. However, Ghris soon sealed Hoopa's power into a Prison Bottle he had created to stop its rampage, and reducing Hoopa into a much smaller, Confined Forme.

Hoopa's shadow

Over the recent years, Hoopa was taken care of by Ghris's great-grandchildren, Baraz and Meray in the Arche Valley. As seen in Hoopa — The Mischief Pokémon, Hoopa enjoyed playing with the siblings, especially the more playful Meray, in their youth. During the events of Hoopa and the Clash of Ages, one of Hoopa's pranks resulted in it pulling Ash and Pikachu through its ring to it. It quickly became friends with the two, playfully calling them "Ashkan" and "Pikan" respectively. Ash's friends soon joined them and met Meray.

Later the group encountered Baraz, who had retrieved the Prison Bottle from its hiding place. Upon touching it, he had however become possessed by Hoopa's Unbound Forme's power, which forced him to release it from the bottle. Upon being released, Hoopa Unbound took over Hoopa's body and went on a rampage, forcing Meray to reseal it back into the Prison Bottle. Baraz and Meray explained Hoopa's backstory to the group, also explaining why Hoopa couldn't travel through its own rings. The Prison Bottle was later stolen by Team Rocket, and Hoopa Unbound possessed Meowth to make him open the bottle once again. Baraz and Meray helped Hoopa to resist the power taking over it, and eventually succeeded in preventing that. Unfortunately, the Prison Bottle then suddenly broke into pieces, and Hoopa Unbound formed from the unsealed power. Baraz explained that the form was in fact Hoopa's "shadow", formed of Hoopa's anger of being imprisoned for a hundred years. It had destroyed the Prison Bottle to prevent itself from being sealed again. Fortunately, Baraz knew how to create a new Prison Bottle, so he and the rest of the group headed to Dahara Tower to do so, while Ash and Pikachu protected Hoopa from the shadow.

Hoopa summoned Lugia to battle the shadow, and later also Latios, Latias, and a Shiny Rayquaza as reinforcements. In counter, Hoopa Unbound summoned Primal Groudon, Primal Kyogre, Dialga, Palkia, Giratina, and Kyurem to fight against them. A climactic battle ensued, during which Baraz managed to recreate the Prison Bottle, which was then once again used to seal Hoopa Unbound. Unfortunately, Ash ended up touching the bottle, causing him to become possessed by the shadow. Thankfully, Hoopa was able to make up with the shadow, dispelling the darkness inside it and setting Ash free. Hoopa then proceeded to save the citizens of Dahara City from the space-time distortion caused by the summoning of all the Legendary Pokémon, even overcoming its disability to travel through its own rings in the process. Afterwards, Hoopa decided to help in repairing the damages done to the city before returning home with Baraz and Meray.

Personality and characteristics

In its Confined Forme, Hoopa is a very simple-minded, innocent Pokémon who loves to pull pranks on unsuspecting people. It playfully referred to Ash and Pikachu as "Ashkan" and "Pikan", and would use its ability to summon everything and anything for its own amusement. Despite its playful and mischievous nature, Hoopa has a good heart and is capable of protecting its friends when the time is needed. Hoopa also loves donuts, not only for their delicious taste, but also for their shape.

Hoopa's Unbound Forme started out as a little arrogant, but deep down decent Pokémon, offering the people of Dahara City loads of gold and wishes in return for food and a place to live in. However, when it started to battle other Pokémon for people's amusement, it soon got carried away and started to summon even Legendary Pokémon to prove its superiority, causing massive destruction in the process. A hundred years later, the Unbound Forme's anger of being imprisoned inside the Prison Bottle for all these years resulted it going in a rampage, attempting to take over its body and wipe out its personality from existence. Eventually, the darkness within it was driven away, allowing Hoopa to utilize its Unbound Forme without losing control.

In both forms, Hoopa likes to be unpredictable, often asking, "Were you surprised?" and referring to itself in third person. When using the rings to summon something it occasionally uses the catchphrase "Alléhooparing" (Japanese: おでまし Appear), derived from the phrase "Alley-oop". It also refers to its summoning as "ringing".

Moves used

Hoopa Confined

Hoopa Psychic.png
Using Psychic
Move First Used In
Psychic Hoopa — The Mischief Pokémon
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.

Hoopa Unbound

Hoopa Unbound Psychic.png
Using Psychic
Move First Used In
Psychic Hoopa and the Clash of Ages
Dark Pulse Hoopa and the Clash of Ages
Hyperspace Fury Hoopa and the Clash of Ages
Shadow Ball Hoopa and the Clash of Ages
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.

Pokémon

Summoned

Hoopa's Surprise Ring Adventures

Flying in the Air
Hoopa Fletchling.png
Fletchling (×3)
Hoopa Swellow.png
Swellow (×2)
Hoopa Flying-types.png
Wingull (multiple)
Hoopa Flying-types.png
Pelipper
Hoopa Flying-types.png
Swablu (multiple)
Hoopa Flying-types.png
Starly (multiple)
Hoopa Flying-types.png
Staravia ♂ (multiple)
Hoopa Flying-types.png
Swanna
Hoopa Flying-types.png
Skarmory
Hoopa Tornadus.png
Tornadus
Wake Up
Hoopa Alarm Pokémon.png
Noivern
Hoopa Alarm Pokémon.png
Exploud
Hoopa Alarm Pokémon.png
Loudred
Ball Pickup
Hoopa Voltorb.png
Voltorb
Heated Battle
Hoopa Blaziken.png
Blaziken
Hoopa Slugma.png
Slugma
Hoopa Rapidash.png
Rapidash
Hoopa Magmortar.png
Magmortar
Hoopa Heatran.png
Heatran
Hoopa Moltres.png
Moltres
Shooting Star
Hoopa Staryu.png
Staryu
In the Dark
Hoopa Litwick.png
Litwick (multiple)

Hoopa — The Mischief Pokémon

Hoopa Graveler.png
Graveler
Hoopa Phanpy.png
Phanpy

Hoopa and the Clash of Ages


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Hoopa Confined
Hoopa's Pikachu
Pikachu (multiple)
Hoopa summoned multiple Pikachu after Ash introduced himself and his Pikachu to it.

Their only known move is Thunderbolt.

Debut Hoopa and the Clash of Ages
Pikachu Libre
Pikachu Libre
Main article: Cosplay Pikachu

Pikachu Libre was part of the multiple Pikachu Hoopa summoned.

Debut Hoopa and the Clash of Ages
Pikachu Pop Star
Pikachu Pop Star
Main article: Cosplay Pikachu

Pikachu Pop Star was part of the multiple Pikachu Hoopa summoned.

Debut Hoopa and the Clash of Ages
Pikachu Rock Star
Pikachu Rock Star
Main article: Cosplay Pikachu

Pikachu Rock Star was part of the multiple Pikachu Hoopa summoned.

Debut Hoopa and the Clash of Ages
Pikachu Belle
Pikachu Belle
Main article: Cosplay Pikachu

Pikachu Belle was part of the multiple Pikachu Hoopa summoned.

Debut Hoopa and the Clash of Ages
Pikachu, Ph. D
Pikachu, Ph. D
Main article: Cosplay Pikachu

Pikachu, Ph. D was part of the multiple Pikachu Hoopa summoned.

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Hoopa's Lugia
Lugia
Hoopa summoned Lugia to help protect Ash. It prevented Hoopa's shadow from attacking them but after awhile, Hoopa's shadow sent it to another area using its rings.

Lugia's known moves are Aeroblast and Dragon Rush.

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Hoopa's Hippopotas
Hippopotas
Hippopotas was summoned by Hoopa to help repair the Prison Bottle, and was entrusted on Bonnie's command.

Hippopotas's only known move is Sand Attack.

Debut Hoopa and the Clash of Ages
Voice actors
Japanese Shin'ichi Shinohara
English Billy Bob Thompson
Hoopa's Latios

Hoopa's Mega Latios
Latios ↔ Mega Latios
Hoopa summoned Latios to help fight against its shadow. He carried Ash and Hoopa around, and was shown being able to Mega Evolve.

Latios known moves are Dragon Pulse and Psychic.

Debut Hoopa and the Clash of Ages
Voice actors
Japanese
English Michele Knotz
Hoopa's Latias

Hoopa's Mega Latias
Latias ↔ Mega Latias
Hoopa summoned Latias to help fight against its shadow. She carried Ash's Pikachu around, and was shown being able to Mega Evolve.

Latias's known moves are Dragon Pulse and Psychic.

Debut Hoopa and the Clash of Ages
Voice actors
Japanese
English Michele Knotz
Hoopa's Rayquaza

Hoopa's Mega Rayquaza
Rayquaza ↔ Mega Rayquaza ShinyVIIStar.png
Hoopa summoned Rayquaza to help defend Dahara City from its shadow. It is capable of Mega Evolving, and was used to defend Dahara Tower from Hoopa's shadow by using Twister around it.

Rayquaza's known moves are Hyper Beam, Dragon Ascent, Dragon Pulse, and Twister.

Debut Hoopa and the Clash of Ages
Voice actors
Japanese Kiyotaka Furushima
English Kiyotaka Furushima
Hoopa Unbound
Hoopa's Groudon

Hoopa's Primal Groudon
Groudon (×2)
Hoopa summoned Groudon along with many other Legendary Pokémon one hundred years ago.

Another Groudon in its Primal form was summoned by Hoopa's shadow to battle Ash and Hoopa Confined.

Both Groudon's and Primal Groudon's only known move is Flamethrower.

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Hoopa's Kyogre

Hoopa's Primal Kyogre
Kyogre (×2)
Hoopa summoned Kyogre along with many other Legendary Pokémon one hundred years ago.

Another Kyogre in its Primal form was the last Pokémon summoned by Hoopa's shadow to battle Ash and Hoopa Confined.

None of Kyogre's moves are known, while Primal Kyogre's known moves are Hydro Pump and Origin Pulse.

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Hoopa's Zekrom
Zekrom
Hoopa summoned Zekrom along with many other Legendary Pokémon one hundred years ago.

Zekrom's only known move is Charge Beam.

Debut Hoopa and the Clash of Ages
Hoopa's Reshiram
Reshiram
Hoopa summoned Reshiram along with many other Legendary Pokémon one hundred years ago.

Reshiram's only known move is Flamethrower.

Debut Hoopa and the Clash of Ages
Hoopa's Regigigas
Regigigas
Hoopa summoned Regigigas along with many other Legendary Pokémon one hundred years ago. It was the last Pokémon in that timeline to have been defeated by Hoopa Unbound.

Regigigas's only known move is Smack Down.

Debut Hoopa and the Clash of Ages
Voice actors
Japanese Kiyotaka Furushima
English Kiyotaka Furushima
Hoopa's Dragonite
Dragonite
Hoopa summoned a Dragonite to display its strength to the villagers one hundred years ago.

Dragonite's only known move is Hyper Beam.

Debut Hoopa and the Clash of Ages
Hoopa's Steelix
Steelix
Hoopa summoned a Steelix to display its strength to the villagers one hundred years ago.

None of Steelix's moves are known.

Debut Hoopa and the Clash of Ages
Hoopa's Dialga
Dialga
Dialga was the first Pokémon summoned by Hoopa's shadow to battle Ash and Hoopa Confined.

Dialga's known moves are Roar of Time, Flash Cannon, and Dragon Breath.

Debut Hoopa and the Clash of Ages
Hoopa's Palkia
Palkia
While fighting Ash and Hoopa Confined, Hoopa's shadow summoned Palkia.

Palkia's known moves are Spacial Rend, Dragon Pulse, and Hyper Beam.

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Hoopa's Giratina
Giratina
Giratina was summoned to battle Ash, Hoopa Confined, Latias, Latios, and Rayquaza.

Giratina's known moves are Aura Sphere and Shadow Ball.

Debut Hoopa and the Clash of Ages
Hoopa's Kyurem

Hoopa's Black Kyurem
Kyurem ↔ Black Kyurem ↔ White Kyurem
Kyurem was summoned to battle Ash, Hoopa Confined, Latias, Latios, and Rayquaza.

Kyurem's known moves are Ice Beam, Ice Burn, Dragon Pulse, and Freeze Shock.

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Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 釘宮理恵 Rie Kugimiya (Confined)
山寺宏一 Kōichi Yamadera (Unbound)
English Lori Phillips (Confined)
Ryan William Downey (Unbound)
Danish Daniel Vognstrup Jørgensen (Confined)
Morten Staugaard (Unbound)
Italian Sabrina Bonfitto (Confined)
Marco Balbi (Unbound)
Korean 여민정 Yeo Minjeong (Unbound)
Polish Agata Paszkowska (Confined)
Przemysław Nikiel (Unbound)
Brazilian Portuguese Flora Paulita (Confined)
Fábio de Castro (Unbound)
Spanish Latin America David Reyes (Confined)
Dafnis Fernández (Unbound)
Spain Chelo Vivares (Confined)
Miguel Ángel Muro (Unbound)

In the manga

Hoopa's shadow

In the movie adaptations

Hoopa in the 18th movie manga adaptation
Hoopa Unbound in the 18th movie manga adaptation

Hoopa appeared in the manga adaptation of the 18th movie. The roles of both Hoopa are largely the same.

Moves used

Hoopa Unbound
Hoopa Unbound Psychic M18 manga.png
Using Psychic
Move First Used In
Psychic Hoopa and the Clash of Ages
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.

Pokémon

Summoned
Hoopa Confined
Hoopa's Pikachu
Pikachu (multiple)
Hoopa summoned multiple Pikachu after Ash introduced his Pikachu to it. Hoopa returned all of the summoned Pikachu after Meray told it to do so.

None of their moves are known.

Debut Hoopa and the Clash of Ages
Hoopa's Lugia
Lugia
Lugia was summoned to battle Hoopa's shadow. It didn't stay around as Hoopa Unbound used one of its rings to send it somewhere else.

Lugia's only known move is Aeroblast.

Debut Hoopa and the Clash of Ages
Hoopa's Hippopotas
Hippopotas
Hippopotas was summoned by Hoopa to borrow the powers of earth.

Hippopotas's only known move is Sand Attack.

Debut Hoopa and the Clash of Ages
Hoopa's Rayquaza

Hoopa's Mega Rayquaza
Rayquaza ↔ Mega Rayquaza ShinyVIStar.png
Hoopa summoned Rayquaza to fight its shadow.

Rayquaza's known moves are Dragon Pulse, Twister, and Dragon Ascent.

Debut Hoopa and the Clash of Ages
Hoopa's Latios ↔ Mega Latios

Hoopa's Latios ↔ Mega Latios
Latios ↔ Mega Latios
Hoopa summoned Latios to help fight against its shadow. He had the ability to Mega Evolve into Mega Latios.

Latios's known moves are Dragon Pulse and Psychic.

Debut Hoopa and the Clash of Ages
Hoopa's Latias

Hoopa's Mega Latias
Latias ↔ Mega Latias
Hoopa summoned Latias to help fight against its shadow. She had the ability to Mega Evolve into Mega Latias.

Latias's known moves are Dragon Pulse and Psychic.

Debut Hoopa and the Clash of Ages
Hoopa Unbound
Hoopa's Kyogre

Hoopa's Primal Kyogre
Kyogre (×2)
Kyogre was one of the Legendary Pokémon Hoopa summoned one hundred years ago.

Another Kyogre in its Primal form was summoned to battle Rayquaza, Latias, and Latios.

None of Kyogre's moves are known, Primal Kyogre's only known move is Origin Pulse.

Debut Hoopa and the Clash of Ages
Hoopa's Groudon

Hoopa's Primal Groudon
Groudon (×2)
Groudon was one of the Legendary Pokémon Hoopa summoned one hundred years ago.

Another Groudon in its Primal form was summoned to battle Rayquaza, Latias, and Latios.

None of Groudon's moves are known, Primal Groudon's only known move is Solar Beam.

Debut Hoopa and the Clash of Ages
Hoopa's Reshiram
Reshiram
Reshiram was one of the Legendary Pokémon Hoopa summoned one hundred years ago.

None of Reshiram's moves are known.

Debut Hoopa and the Clash of Ages
Hoopa's Regigigas
Regigigas
Regigigas was one of the Legendary Pokémon Hoopa summoned one hundred years ago.

None of Regigigas's moves are known.

Debut Hoopa and the Clash of Ages
Hoopa's Zekrom
Zekrom
Zekrom was one of the Legendary Pokémon Hoopa summoned one hundred years ago.

None of Zekrom's moves are known.

Debut Hoopa and the Clash of Ages
Hoopa's Steelix
Steelix
Hoopa summoned Steelix in order to show off its strength.

None of Steelix's moves are known.

Debut Hoopa and the Clash of Ages
Hoopa's Dragonite
Dragonite
Hoopa summoned Dragonite in order to show off its strength.

None of Dragonite's moves are known.

Debut Hoopa and the Clash of Ages
Hoopa's Dialga
Dialga
Dialga was summoned to battle Rayquaza, Latias, and Latios.

Dialga's only known move is Roar of Time.

Debut Hoopa and the Clash of Ages
Hoopa's Palkia
Palkia
Palkia was summoned to battle Rayquaza, Latias, and Latios.

Palkia's only known move is Spacial Rend.

Debut Hoopa and the Clash of Ages
Hoopa's Kyurem

Hoopa's Black Kyurem
Kyurem ↔ (Black/White) Kyurem
Kyurem was summoned to battle Rayquaza, Latias, and Latios.

Kyurem's known moves are Ice Burn and Freeze Shock.

Debut Hoopa and the Clash of Ages
Hoopa's Giratina
Giratina
Giratina was summoned to battle Rayquaza, Latias, and Latios.

Giratina's known moves are Shadow Ball and Aura Sphere.

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