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 Pokémon the Series: XY, 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. The English dubbed versions of all six shorts were available on Pokémon.com starting on December 11, 2015. The shorts were later made available in English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish in the Pokémon Theater in the Camp Pokémon app.
List of shorts
|Code||Screenshot||English title||Japanese title||US broadcast||Japan broadcast||Time between|
|*||Flying in the Air||そらをとぶ
|December 11, 2015||April 23, 2015||232 days|
|December 11, 2015||April 30, 2015||225 days|
|December 11, 2015||May 7, 2015||218 days|
|December 11, 2015||May 14, 2015||211 days|
|December 11, 2015||May 21, 2015||204 days|
|*||In the Dark||くらやみ
|December 11, 2015||May 28, 2015||197 days|
|This concludes Hoopa's Surprise Ring Adventures.|
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.
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.
- Pikachu (Ash's)
- Hoopa (anime; debut)
- Tornadus (Therian Forme)
- Fletchling (×3)
- Wingull (multiple)
- Swablu (multiple)
- Starly (multiple)
- Staravia (multiple)
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.
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.
- 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 (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.
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.
- 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 (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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In other languages
|European French||Hoopa et ses anneaux magiques|
|German||Hoopas überraschende Ring-Abenteuer|
|Italian||Le Incredibili Avventure degli Anelli di Hoopa|
|Korean||후파의 링의소환 대작전!!|
|European Spanish||Los sorprendentes anillos de Hoopa|
|Thai||ยุทธการ "จงปรากฏออกมา" ของฮูปา !!|
Flying in the Air
|European French||En volant dans le ciel|
|German||In der Luft fliegen|
|Italian||Che bello volare|
|European Spanish||A volar|
|European French||On se réveille|
|European Spanish||¡A despertarse!|
|European French||Va chercher la balle|
|European Spanish||Recoge Poké Balls|
|European French||Un combat ardent|
|European Spanish||Combate ardiente|
|European French||Étoile filante|
|European Spanish||Estrellas fugaces|
In the Dark
|European French||Dans la pénombre|
|European Spanish||A oscuras|
|This episode article is part of Project Anime, a Bulbapedia project that covers all aspects of the Pokémon anime.|