Hoopa (Pokémon)

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Hoopa
Mischief Pokémon
Djinn Pokémon
フーパ
Hoopa
#720
Hoopa Confined
Hoopa Confined
Hoopa Unbound
Hoopa Unbound



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Types
Psychic Ghost
Hoopa Confined
Psychic Dark
Hoopa Unbound
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Ability
Magician Cacophony
Hoopa Unbound
Cacophony
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hoopa Unbound
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Genderless
Catch rate
3 (1.6%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Undiscovered
Hatch time
30840 - 31096 steps
Egg not obtainable
Height
1'08" 0.5 m
Hoopa Confined
21'04" 6.5 m
Hoopa Unbound
0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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Weight
19.8 lbs. 9.0 kg
Hoopa Confined
1080.3 lbs. 490.0 kg
Hoopa Unbound
0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
Unknown
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
270
Leveling rate
Slow
EV yield
Total: 3
Hoopa Confined
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
3
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Hoopa Unbound
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Shape
Body04.png
Hoopa Confined
Body06.png
Hoopa Unbound
Footprint
FUnknown.png None.png
Hoopa Unbound
Pokédex color
Purple
Base friendship
100
External Links

Hoopa (Japanese: フーパ Hoopa) is a dual-type Psychic/Ghost Mythical Pokémon introduced in Generation VI.

While it is not known to evolve into or from any other Pokémon, Hoopa has an alternate form, which it changes into by using the Prison Bottle. Its default form, Hoopa Confined, will then become the Psychic/Dark Hoopa Unbound. Hoopa Unbound in the party will revert into Hoopa Confined if three days have passed since changing to Hoopa Unbound. Other circumstances may also cause it to revert.

Hoopa Confined was officially revealed in the February 2015 issue of CoroCoro magazine. Hoopa Unbound was officially revealed in the May 2015 issue of CoroCoro magazine.

Biology

Hoopa Confined is a light purple Pokémon with a vaguely humanoid appearance. It has green eyes with yellow sclerae, a yellow ring marking on its forehead, a small, pink dot under each eye, and dark pink hair tied into a short ponytail. On either side of its head is a dark gray horn that curves slightly upward. Its body has a dark pink, V-shaped marking on the chest and a small, golden spike on each shoulder. Its arms are not attached to its body and instead float next to it; each arm has a small golden spike similar to those on its shoulders. It has mitten-like hands and dark pink rings around each wrist. In place of legs, it has a wispy tail. Hoopa has three gold rings: one large one around its lower body and one hanging freely on each of its horns.

Hoopa Unbound is a large, bipedal Pokémon with six arms. It is mostly light blue with purple fur and hair. The ponytail on its head is larger and bushier and held in place by two golden rings. Its hair now covers its chin, where it forms a pointed beard, and the back of its neck. The horns are less curved and have spiky purple hair around the bases. There are three gold rings on each horn: two around the base and one around the middle. It has yellow eyes white sclerae, a pointed, dark gray nose, a small hole inside of the ring-marking on its forehead, and prominent fangs in the back of its lower jaw. Similar to Hoopa Confined, its arms are disconnected and float next to its body. Instead of a small, gold spike the arms now have large, dark gray spikes and appear from holes along the sides of its body. Each arm has three fingers with dark gray claws, a gold ring around the wrist, and a gold ring around the base. Several tufts of purple fur surround its torso and a gold ring encircles a hole in the center of its chest. Another large gold ring encircles its waist and there are small tufts of fur poking out from underneath it. There is a purple stripe that widens at the knee down each leg and two gold rings around each ankle. The tips of its feet are gold and curl upward. Additionally, this form has a tail with a purple stripe along the top and an arrow-shaped tip. Hoopa Unbound is tied with Mega Gyarados as the tallest Dark-type.

The rings on Hoopa's body can warp space and allow it transport items by passing them through its hoop. Hoopa Unbound is said to be Hoopa's true form and is said to have the power to bend dimensions. This allows it to seize anything in the world. As seen in the anime, either form can travel through its rings and Hoopa Unbound has the ability to control and summon powerful Legendary Pokémon. Hoopa Confined is the only known Pokémon that can learn Hyperspace Hole, while Hoopa Unbound has its own signature move, Hyperspace Fury.

In the anime

Hoopa Confined in the anime
Hoopa Unbound in the anime

Major appearances

Hoopa (anime)

Hoopa Confined debuted in Hoopa's Surprise Ring Adventures, a series of shorts in which it subjects Ash and Pikachu to various acts of mischief. It later appeared in major roles in Hoopa — The Mischief Pokémon and Hoopa and the Clash of Ages. In the latter, it also transformed into Hoopa Unbound, which later served as a separate entity and the main antagonist.

Minor appearances

A Hoopa appeared in its Confined Forme in Pikachu and the Pokémon Music Squad.

A Hoopa appeared in its Confined Forme in the opening sequence of Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel.

In the manga

Hoopa Confined in Pokémon Adventures
Hoopa Unbound in the movie adaptations

In the movie adaptations

Main article: Hoopa (anime)

Hoopa appeared in both of its forms in Hoopa and the Clash of Ages.

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

In Omega Alpha Adventure 6, a silhouetted Hoopa was on the Sea Mauville, causing trouble by attacking Emerald and Steven. Later, after it was properly revealed in Omega Alpha Adventure 9, Hoopa took a liking to Emerald and began following him around.

In the TCG

Main article: Hoopa (TCG)

Other appearances

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Both Hoopa (Confined) and Hoopa (Unbound) appear as Spirits.

Game data

NPC appearances

  • Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon: Hoopa appears as a special non-recruitable ally that must be found as a statue in the Sand Continent. Upon approaching the statue Hoopa will "connect" with the player's team and will accompany them only for the next exploration. Whilst exploring, Hoopa will randomly choose between its Unbound or Confined Formes. The leader may ask Hoopa to summon a random Legendary through one of its portals for help, but the target may randomly end up as a hostile enemy instead.

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VI.
Generation VI Kalos
Central #152
Hoenn
#—
X This troublemaker sends anything and everything to faraway places using its loop, which can warp space.
Y It gathers things it likes and passes them through its loop to teleport them to a secret place.
Omega Ruby In its true form, it possess a huge amount of power. Legends of its avarice tell how it once carried off an entire castle to gain the treasure hidden within.
Alpha Sapphire It is said to be able to seize anything it desires with its six rings and six huge arms. With its powers sealed, it is transformed into a much smaller form.
Generation VII Alola
#—
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VII.
Generation VIII Galar
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VIII.

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VI.
Generation VI
X Y
Event
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Event
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Event
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Event
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Unobtainable

In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VI.
Generation VI
Super MD
Summon from Djinn's Bottle
Shuffle
Event: Hoopa Appears (Hoopa Confined)
Event: Great Daily Pokémon (First release; Hoopa Confined)
Blau Salon: Stage 450 (Hoopa Unbound)
Event: Hoopa Appears (Hoopa Unbound)
Picross
Area 08: Stage 08 (Hoopa Confined) (As a Mythical Pokémon)
Area 29: Stage 12 (Hoopa Unbound) (As a Mythical Pokémon)

In events

Games Event Region Location Level Distribution period
XYORAS Cinema Hoopa All Japan 50 July 5, 2015;
July 18 to September 30, 2015
XYORAS Manesh Hoopa Japanese region Online 50 August 21 to November 30, 2015
XYORAS Manesh Hoopa American region Online 50 August 21 to November 30, 2015
XYORAS Harry Hoopa PAL region Online 50 October 10, 2015 to April 15, 2016
April 6 to 30, 2016
XYORAS Mighty Hoopa Japanese region Online 50 November 3 to 30, 2015
XYORAS Mighty Hoopa Taiwanese region Online 50 November 3 to 30, 2015
XYORAS Mac Hoopa American region Nintendo Zone 50 November 27 to December 23, 2015
XYORAS Cinema Hoopa Korean region Online 50 December 15, 2015 to February 29, 2016
XYORAS Alexander Hoopa American region Online 50 October 3 to 9, 2016
SMUSUM Full Force Hoopa Japanese region Online 15 December 1, 2017 to April 30, 2018

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Events* Focus Sash Focus Sash (100%) Smoke Ball Smoke Ball (100%)

Stats

Hoopa Confined
Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
80
140 - 187 270 - 364
110
103 - 178 202 - 350
60
58 - 123 112 - 240
150
139 - 222 274 - 438
130
121 - 200 238 - 394
70
67 - 134 130 - 262
Total:
600
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.

Hoopa Unbound
Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
80
140 - 187 270 - 364
160
148 - 233 292 - 460
60
58 - 123 112 - 240
170
157 - 244 310 - 482
130
121 - 200 238 - 394
80
76 - 145 148 - 284
Total:
680
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.

Type effectiveness

Hoopa Confined

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VIII, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic ½×
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic ½×
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic ½×
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic ½×
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Notes:

Hoopa Unbound

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VIII, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Notes:

Learnset

Generation VIII
Other generations:
VI - VII
This Pokémon is unavailable within Generation VIII.
Click on the generation numbers above to see Hoopa's learnsets from other generations.


Side game data

Hoopa Confined

Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Ghost
None.png Attack Power: 70 - 140 Raise Max Level.png 20

#608
Shuffle720.png

Barrier Bash+
Sometimes removes three barrier-type disruptions.
Skill Swapper: Shadow Shock

Hoopa Unbound

Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Dark
None.png Attack Power: 90 - 120 Raise Max Level.png 5

#608
Shuffle720U.png

Risk-Taker
Increases damage randomly.
Skill Swapper: Typeless Combo

Evolution

720Hoopa.png
Unevolved
Hoopa
 Psychic  Ghost 

Forms

Wait three days or
deposit in PC or Day Care
Hoopa
Hoopa Confined
Hoopa
 Psychic  Ghost 

Prison Bottle
Prison Bottle


Prison Bottle
Hoopa
Hoopa Unbound
Hoopa
 Psychic  Dark 

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VI.
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Spr 6x 720.png Spr b 6x 720.png Spr 6x 720.png Spr b 6x 720.png
Spr 6o 720U.png Spr b 6o 720U.png
Spr 6x 720 s.png Spr b 6x 720 s.png Spr 6x 720 s.png Spr b 6x 720 s.png
Front Back Spr 6o 720U s.png Spr b 6o 720U s.png
Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Spr 7s 720.png Spr b 7s 720.png Spr 7s 720.png Spr b 7s 720.png
Spr 7s 720U.png Spr b 7s 720U.png Spr 7s 720U.png Spr b 7s 720U.png
Spr 7s 720 s.png Spr b 7s 720 s.png Spr 7s 720 s.png Spr b 7s 720 s.png
Spr 7s 720U s.png Spr b 7s 720U s.png Spr 7s 720U s.png Spr b 7s 720U s.png
Front Back Front Back
720MS6.png For other sprites and images, please see Hoopa images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

Origin

Hoopa Confined may have been inspired by common depictions of djinn, particularly those with wisp-like tails. Its having rings around its wrists could have been inspired by the djinn in the story of Aladdin.

Hoopa Unbound may also have been inspired by djinn, while its six arms may be drawn from the Hindu deities known as Shakti, who were rumored to grow multiple arms. It may also be based on the Gegenees, who were a tribe of six-armed giants who fought the Argonauts in Greek mythology. Its tail and horns may also derive from common depictions of demons.

Both forms of Hoopa could also be partly based on the legend of Nezha, a deity worshiped in Taoism and Chinese folk religion and commonly referred to as a trickster deity and a worldly protector. Very much like Hoopa Unbound, Nezha is depicted holding rings and is sometimes depicted with multiple arms. Its ability to use its hoops to transport things may be based on portals.

Its relationship with the Prison Bottle is similar to the djinn's with its lamp in traditional Arabian stories, since its full power is sealed within its respective vessel. Hoopa's only being able to maintain its Unbound state for three days parallels the limit to the number of wishes a djinni can grant to its current master.

Name origin

Hoopa is derived from hoop. It may also be derived from hoopla (something loud, attention-grabbing, and possibly misleading).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese フーパ Hoopa From hoop and possibly hoopla
France Flag.png French Hoopa Same as Japanese name
Spain Flag.png Spanish Hoopa Same as Japanese name
Germany Flag.png German Hoopa Same as Japanese name
Italy Flag.png Italian Hoopa Same as Japanese name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 후파 Hoopa Transliteration of its Japanese name
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese 胡帕 Wùhpaak Mandarin-based transliteration of its Japanese name. Contains wùh.
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 胡帕 Húpà Transliteration of its Japanese name. Contains .


Hoopa Confined

Language Title
Japan Flag.png Japanese いましめられしフーパ Bound Hoopa
Chinese Cantonese 懲戒胡帕 Chìhnggaai Wùhpaak
Mandarin 懲戒胡帕 / 惩戒胡帕 Chéngjiè Húpà
France Flag.png French Hoopa Enchaîné
Germany Flag.png German Gebanntes Hoopa
Italy Flag.png Italian Hoopa Vincolato
South Korea Flag.png Korean 굴레에 빠진 후파 Gulle-e Bbajin Hoopa
Spain Flag.png Spanish Hoopa Contenido
Thailand Flag.png Thai ฮูปาร่างถูกผนึก

Hoopa Unbound

Language Title
Japan Flag.png Japanese ときはなたれしフーパ Released Hoopa
Chinese Cantonese 解放胡帕 Gáaifong Wùhpaak
Mandarin 解放胡帕 Jiěfàng Húpà
Denmark Flag.png Danish Frie Hoopa
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Hoopa Unbound
France Flag.png French Hoopa Déchaîné
Germany Flag.png German Entfesseltes Hoopa
Italy Flag.png Italian Hoopa Libero
South Korea Flag.png Korean 굴레를 벗어난 후파 Gulle-reul Beos-eonan Hoopa
Norway Flag.png Norwegian Ubundne Hoopa
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Hoopa Libertado
Russia Flag.png Russian Свободный Хуппа Svobodnyy Khoopa
Spain Flag.png Spanish Hoopa Desatado
Sweden Flag.png Swedish Hoopa Unbound
Thailand Flag.png Thai ฮูปาร่างปลดปล่อย


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