Hoopa (Pokémon)

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This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Hoopa (disambiguation).
Hoopa
Mischief Pokémon
Djinn Pokémon
フーパ
Hoopa
#0720
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
Gender unknown
Catch rate
3 (1.6%)
Breeding
Egg Group
No Eggs Discovered
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
{{{form3}}}
0'0" 0 m
{{{form4}}}
Weight
19.8 lbs. 9.0 kg
Hoopa Confined
1080.3 lbs. 490.0 kg
Hoopa Unbound
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{form3}}}
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{form4}}}
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
Other forms may have other shapes.
Footprint
File:F0720.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 capable of learning the move Hyperspace Hole.

Hoopa Unbound is the only known Pokémon capable of learning the 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.

A Hoopa made its main series debut in its Confined Forme in Getting More Than You Battled For!.

In the manga

Hoopa Confined in Pokémon Adventures
Hoopa Unbound in the movie adaptations

Movie adaptations

Main article: Hoopa (anime)

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

Pokémon Adventures

In PS602, a silhouetted Hoopa was on the Sea Mauville, causing trouble by attacking Emerald and Steven. Later, after it was properly revealed in PS605, 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 Sahra Town. 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
#—
Sinnoh
#—
Hisui
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VIII.
Generation IX Paldea
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation IX.


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
Brilliant Diamond Shining Pearl
Unobtainable
Legends: Arceus
Unobtainable
Generation IX
Scarlet Violet
Unreleased


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 (As a Mythical Pokémon) (Hoopa Confined)
Area 29: Stage 12 (As a Mythical Pokémon) (Hoopa Unbound)
Generation VII
This Pokémon is unavailable in Generation VII side games.
Generation VIII
UNITE
Hoopa Special Events
Purchase for 10,000 Aeos Coins/402 Aeos Gems


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 IX, 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 IX, 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

By leveling up

Hoopa Confined
Generation IX
Other generations:
VI - VII - VIII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Destiny Bond Ghost Status 0000 00——% 5
011 Ally Switch Psychic Status 0000 00——% 15
011 Confusion Psychic Special 05050 100100% 25
066 Astonish Ghost Physical 03030 100100% 15
1010 Trick Psychic Status 0000 100100% 10
1515 Light Screen Psychic Status 0000 00——% 30
1919 Psybeam Psychic Special 06565 100100% 20
2525 Skill Swap Psychic Status 0000 00——% 10
2929 Guard Split Psychic Status 0000 00——% 10
2929 Power Split Psychic Status 0000 00——% 10
3535 Phantom Force Ghost Physical 09090 100100% 10
4646 Zen Headbutt Psychic Physical 08080 09090% 15
5050 Trick Room Psychic Status 0000 00——% 5
5050 Wonder Room Psychic Status 0000 00——% 10
5555 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100100% 15
6868 Nasty Plot Dark Status 0000 00——% 20
7575 Psychic Psychic Special 09090 100100% 10
8585 Hyperspace Hole Psychic Special 08080 00——% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Hoopa
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Hoopa
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations
Hoopa Unbound
Generation IX
Other generations:
VI - VII - VIII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Destiny Bond Ghost Status 0000 00——% 5
011 Ally Switch Psychic Status 0000 00——% 15
011 Confusion Psychic Special 05050 100100% 25
066 Astonish Ghost Physical 03030 100100% 15
1010 Trick Psychic Status 0000 100100% 10
1515 Light Screen Psychic Status 0000 00——% 30
1919 Psybeam Psychic Special 06565 100100% 20
2525 Skill Swap Psychic Status 0000 00——% 10
2929 Guard Split Psychic Status 0000 00——% 10
2929 Power Split Psychic Status 0000 00——% 10
4646 Knock Off Dark Physical 06565 100100% 20
5050 Trick Room Psychic Status 0000 00——% 5
5050 Wonder Room Psychic Status 0000 00——% 10
5555 Dark Pulse Dark Special 08080 100100% 15
7575 Psychic Psychic Special 09090 100100% 10
8585 Hyperspace Fury Dark Physical 100100 00——% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Hoopa
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Hoopa
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM

Generation IX
Other generations:
VI - VII - VIII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM001Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM001 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 085}}85% 20
TM006Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM006 Scary Face Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TM007Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM007 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM016Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM016 Psybeam Psychic Special 06565 100}}100% 20
TM018Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM018 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
TM025Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM025 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM032Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM032 Swift Normal Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM036Bag TM Rock SV Sprite.png TM036 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 15
TM043Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM043 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TM047Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM047 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM049Bag TM Fire SV Sprite.png TM049 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM050Bag TM Water SV Sprite.png TM050 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM051Bag TM Rock SV Sprite.png TM051 Sandstorm Rock Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM054Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM054 Psyshock Psychic Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TM058Bag TM Fighting SV Sprite.png TM058 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM059Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM059 Zen Headbutt Psychic Physical 08080 090}}90% 15
TM062Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM062 Foul Play Dark Physical 09595 100}}100% 15
TM067Bag TM Fire SV Sprite.png TM067 Fire Punch Fire Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM068Bag TM Electric SV Sprite.png TM068 Thunder Punch Electric Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM069Bag TM Ice SV Sprite.png TM069 Ice Punch Ice Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM070Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM070 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM073Bag TM Fighting SV Sprite.png TM073 Drain Punch Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 10
TM074Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM074 Reflect Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM075Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM075 Light Screen Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TM081Bag TM Grass SV Sprite.png TM081 Grass Knot Grass Special 0000 100}}100% 20
TM082Bag TM Electric SV Sprite.png TM082 Thunder Wave Electric Status 0000 090}}90% 20
TM085Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM085 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM087Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM087 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TM094Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM094 Dark Pulse Dark Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TM098Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM098 Skill Swap Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM102Bag TM Poison SV Sprite.png TM102 Gunk Shot Poison Physical 120120 080}}80% 5
TM103Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM103 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM109Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM109 Trick Psychic Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TM114Bag TM Ghost SV Sprite.png TM114 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TM119Bag TM Grass SV Sprite.png TM119 Energy Ball Grass Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM120Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM120 Psychic Psychic Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM126Bag TM Electric SV Sprite.png TM126 Thunderbolt Electric Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TM129Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM129 Calm Mind Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM138Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM138 Psychic Terrain Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM140Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM140 Nasty Plot Dark Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM151Bag TM Ghost SV Sprite.png TM151 Phantom Force Ghost Physical 09090 100}}100% 10
TM152Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM152 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM158Bag TM Fighting SV Sprite.png TM158 Focus Blast Fighting Special 120120 070}}70% 5
TM161Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM161 Trick Room Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM163Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM163 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM171Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM171 Tera Blast Normal Special 08080 100}}100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Hoopa
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Hoopa
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation IX
Other generations:
VI - VII - VIII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by breeding.
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Hoopa in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Hoopa
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Hoopa
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves 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
Pokémon GO
GO720.png Base Stamina: 173 Base Attack: 261 Base Defense: 187
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 20 km Evolution Requirement:

GO Stardust icon.png10,000 + Hoopa Candy50 → Hoopa

Fast Attacks: Confusion, Astonish
Charged Attacks: Shadow Ball, Psybeam, Psychic

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
Pokémon GO
GO720U.png Base Stamina: 173 Base Attack: 311 Base Defense: 191
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 20 km Evolution Requirement:

GO Stardust icon.png2,000 + Hoopa Candy10 → Hoopa

Fast Attacks: Confusion, Astonish
Charged Attacks: Shadow Ball, Dark Pulse, Psychic

Evolution

0720Hoopa.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
Generation VIII
HOME
HOME0720.png HOME0720 s.png
HOME0720U.png HOME0720U s.png
Menu SV 0720.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. The 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 may be derived from hoop. It may also involve 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 English/Japanese name
Spain Flag.png Spanish Hoopa Same as English/Japanese name
Germany Flag.png German Hoopa Same as English/Japanese name
Italy Flag.png Italian Hoopa Same as English/Japanese name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 후파 Hoopa Transcription of Japanese name
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 胡帕 Húpà From the transcription of its Japanese name and possibly
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese 胡帕 Wùhpaak From the Mandarin-based transcription of Japanese name and possibly wùh


Hoopa Confined

Language Title
Japan Flag.png Japanese いましめられしフーパ Imashimerareshi 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
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Hoopa Terbatas
Italy Flag.png Italian Hoopa Vincolato
South Korea Flag.png Korean 굴레에 빠진 후파 Gullee Bbajin Hoopa
Malaysia Flag.png Malaysian Hoopa Terkurung
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Hoopa Contido
Russia Flag.png Russian Заключенного Хуппа Zaklyuchennogo Khuppa
Spain Flag.png Spanish Hoopa Contenido
Thailand Flag.png Thai ฮูปาร่างถูกผนึก Hupa Rangthukphanuek

Hoopa Unbound

Language Title
Japan Flag.png Japanese ときはなたれしフーパ Tokihanatareshi Hoopa
Chinese Cantonese 解放胡帕 Gáaifong Wùhpaak
Mandarin 解放胡帕 Jiěfàng Húpà
Denmark Flag.png Danish Frie Hoopa
France Flag.png French Hoopa Déchaîné
Germany Flag.png German Entfesseltes Hoopa
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Hoopa Bebas
Italy Flag.png Italian Hoopa Libero
South Korea Flag.png Korean 굴레를 벗어난 후파 Gullereul Beoseonan Hoopa
Malaysia Flag.png Malaysian Hoopa Bebas
Norway Flag.png Norwegian Ubundne Hoopa
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Hoopa Libertado
Russia Flag.png Russian Свободный Хуппа Svobodnyy Khuppa
Spain Flag.png Spanish Hoopa Desatado
Thailand Flag.png Thai ฮูปาร่างปลดปล่อย Hupa Rangplotploi


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Generation V: VictiniKeldeoMeloettaGenesect
Generation VI: DiancieHoopaVolcanion
Generation VII: MagearnaMarshadowZeraoraMeltanMelmetal
Generation VIII: Zarude


Event exclusives
Pokémon
Pikachu in a capSpiky-eared PichuVictiniMeloettaGenesect
Ash-GreninjaVivillon (Poké Ball Pattern)DiancieHoopa
VolcanionMagearnaMarshadowZeraoraMelmetalZarude
Items
Egg TicketEon TicketMysticTicketAuroraTicket
Old Sea MapMember CardOak's Letter
Enigma StoneLiberty PassDiscount CouponDynamax Crystal
Pokéwalker Routes
Yellow ForestWinner's PathSightseeingRallyAmity Meadow
Other
C-Gear Skins


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Pokémon
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