Hoopa (anime)

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フーパ Hoopa
Hoopa anime.png
Hoopa Unbound anime.png
Hoopa Unbound
Debuts in Hoopa's Appear Plan!!
Gender Unknown
Ability Unknown
Current location Dahara City
This Pokémon is fully evolved.
Voice actor Japanese English
As Hoopa Rie Kugimiya (Confined)
Kōichi Yamadera (Unbound)

Hoopa (Japanese: フーパ Hoopa) is a featured Pokémon in Hoopa and the Clash of Ages. It also starred in the Hoopa's Appear Plan!! shorts alongside Ash and Pikachu, leading up to the movie's release.


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 first appeared in the shorts of Hoopa's Appear Plan!!. In this series of six shorts, Hoopa used its hyperspace powers to cause trouble for Ash and Pikachu.

Over the recent years, Hoopa was taken care of by Ghris's great-grandchildren, Barza and Mary in the Arche Valley. As seen in SS034, Hoopa enjoyed playing with the siblings, especially the more playful Mary, 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 Mary.

Later the group encountered Barza, 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 Mary to reseal it back into the Prison Bottle. Barza and Mary 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. Barza and Mary 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. Barza 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, Barza knew how to create a new Prison Bottle, so he and the rest of the group headed out to do so, while Ash 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 Barza 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. 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 Barza and Mary

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.

Moves used

Hoopa Confined

Hoopa Psychic.png
Using Psychic
Move First Used In
Psychic Hoopa, The Mischief of Pokémon
Hyperspace Hole Hoopa, The Mischief of 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 Dark Pulse.png
Using Dark Pulse
Move First Used In
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.


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Hoopa's Appear Plan!!

Hoopa Fletchling.png
Fletchling x3
Hoopa Swellow.png
Swellow ×2
Hoopa Flying-types.png
Wingull (multiple)
Hoopa Flying-types.png
Hoopa Flying-types.png
Swablu (multiple)
Hoopa Flying-types.png
Starly (multiple)
Hoopa Flying-types.png
Staravia ♂ (multiple)
Hoopa Flying-types.png
Hoopa Flying-types.png
Hoopa Tornadus.png
Alarm Clock
Hoopa Alarm Pokémon.png
Hoopa Alarm Pokémon.png
Hoopa Alarm Pokémon.png
Ball Boy
Hoopa Voltorb.png
Hot Battle
Hoopa Blaziken.png
Hoopa Slugma.png
Hoopa Rapidash.png
Hoopa Magmortar.png
Hoopa Heatran.png
Hoopa Moltres.png
Shooting Star
Hoopa Staryu.png
Giant Staryu
Hoopa Litwick.png
Litwick (multiple)

Hoopa, The Mischief of Pokémon

Hoopa Graveler.png
Hoopa Phanpy.png

Hoopa and the Clash of Ages

Hoopa Confined
Pikachu (Multiple)
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Pikachu Rock Star
Pikachu Belle
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Pikachu Pop Star
Pikachu, Ph. D
Pikachu Libre
Latios ↔ Mega Latios
Latias ↔ Mega Latias
Rayquaza ↔ Mega Rayquaza


Hoopa Unbound
Primal Kyogre
Primal Groudon
(Black/White) Kyurem

In the manga

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 The Archdjinni of the Rings: Hoopa
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.


Hoopa Confined
Hoopa Pikachu M18 manga.png
Pikachu (multiple)
Hoopa Lugia M18 manga.png
Hoopa Hippopotas M18 manga.png
Hoopa Rayquaza M18 manga.png
Rayquaza ↔ Mega Rayquaza ShinyVIStar.png
Hoopa Latios M18 manga.png
Latios ↔ Mega Latios
Hoopa Latias M18 manga.png
Latias ↔ Mega Latias
Hoopa Unbound
Hoopa Primal Kyogre M18 manga.png
Primal Kyogre
Hoopa Primal Groudon M18 manga.png
Primal Groudon
Hoopa Reshiram M18 manga.png
Hoopa Regigigas M18 manga.png
Hoopa Zekrom M18 manga.png
Hoopa Steelix M18 manga.png
Hoopa Dragonite M18 manga.png
Hoopa Dialga M18 manga.png
Hoopa Palkia M18 manga.png
Hoopa Kyurem M18 manga.png
(Black/White) Kyurem
Hoopa Giratina M18 manga.png

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