Hoopa (anime)

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

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


Many years prior to the events of the movie, Hoopa appeared in its Unbound Form and went on a rampage. Its rampage would destroy Désert City due to the clash between the many Legendary Pokémon it summoned. However, Ghris soon sealed it into a Prison Bottle to stop its rage and confine its power, and thus from then on Hoopa would appear in a much smaller form.

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.

Hoopa reappeared as the central Pokémon of Hoopa and the Clash of Ages. During the events of the movie, Hoopa would be taken care of by Ghris's great-grandchildren, Barza and Mary in the Arche Valley. Hoopa can be seen playing with the siblings in their youth in SS034. It would later appear before Ash and his friends and pull a prank on Ash. With its simple-mindedness and innocence, Hoopa would cheerfully refer to Ash and Pikachu as "Ashkan" and "Pikan". It uses the power of its two rings to summon a wide variety of things, such as its favorite food donuts, showcasing its power.

Later, in Désert City, Mary's older brother Barza is encountered, but he is suddenly possessed by the power of the Prison Bottle. Under its control, Hoopa is suddenly entangled by the power of the Prison Bottle, and through Hoopa, its Unbound form appears via Hoopa's power. The Unbound Hoopa, known as Super Hoopa, had changed into "Rage" over the time of its confinement, and would appear again and summon six Legendary Pokémon through its six rings: Primal Groudon, Primal Kyogre, Dialga, Palkia, Giratina, and Kyurem, who proceed to terrorize the city once more.

Hoopa, determined to fight off its enraged Unbound Form, would use its rings to summon its own slew of Legendary Pokémon - Lugia, Latias, Latios, and a Shiny Rayquaza, who would fight the other Pokémon in the city. With Ash and Pikachu's help, Hoopa and its friends battled the shadowy counterpart, during which Latias, Latios, and Rayquaza all Mega Evolved.

Personality and characteristics

Hoopa, in its Confined form, 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.

Its Unbound form, which appeared as a separate entity, appears to be a Pokémon that is almost always full of rage and willing to destroy. It used its power to summon anything in order to terrorize Désert City and would terrorize the city again once it was freed. It also appears to have the power to possess other people through the Prison Bottle. It possessed and controlled both Barza and Ash, making them both evil.

Moves used

Hoopa Psychic.png
Using Psychic
Move First Used In
Psychic SS034
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!!

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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
Hoopa Alarm Pokémon.png
Hoopa Alarm Pokémon.png
Hoopa Alarm Pokémon.png
Hoopa Voltorb.png
Hoopa Blaziken.png
Hoopa Slugma.png
Hoopa Rapidash.png
Hoopa Magmortar.png
Hoopa Heatran.png
Hoopa Moltres.png
Hoopa Staryu.png
Giant Staryu
Hoopa Litwick.png
Litwick (multiple)


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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
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Rayquaza ↔ Mega Rayquaza


Hoopa Unleashed
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.


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

Related articles

  • For more information on this Pokémon's species, see Hoopa.

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