Hoopa (Pokémon)

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For Pokémon GO information on this species, see the game's section.
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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
120 cycles
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
Other forms may have other shapes.
Footprint
F0720.png F000.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. In Generation VI and VII, Hoopa Unbound will revert into Hoopa Confined while in the player's party if three days have passed since changing to Hoopa Unbound. Other circumstances may also cause it to revert.

(Refer to Game data→Form data for more details.)

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 summoning multiple Legendary Pokémon through its hoop

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 actual 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.

The rings on Hoopa's body can warp space and allow it to transport items by passing them through its hoop. This allows it to seize anything in the world. With its power, Hoopa is willing to cause mischief and take anything it wants. In the past, Hoopa's true power is said to have been sealed in the Prison Bottle, reducing it to a smaller and weaker form; opening the bottle grants Hoopa its true form once again, but only for three days. It stores its gathered loot in a secret spot only it knows. Hoopa is said to have the power to bend dimensions. It is heavily implied to be the one causing many of the Mirage Spots in the Hoenn region. As seen in Pokémon Masters EX, Hoopa can even bring people and Pokémon from alternate timelines through its hoops. Hoopa is known to steal stuff from humans if provoked. Hoopa is known to like donuts, as depicted in the Pokémon anime, Masters EX and Unite.

Hoopa Confined is the only known Pokémon capable of learning the move Hyperspace Hole.

Forms

 
Interacting with a Hoopa portal in Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire

Hoopa has two forms: Hoopa Confined and Hoopa Unbound.

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.

 
Hoopa Unbound using Hyperspace Fury in Pokémon Ga-Olé

Hoopa Unbound is said to be Hoopa's true form and is said to have a humongous amount of power. Hoopa Unbound is capable of bending dimensions on a more powerful scale. [1] Hoopa Unbound can control and summon powerful Legendary Pokémon, as depicted in the movie Hoopa and the Clash of Ages. It can use its rage to drive the Legendary Pokémon berserk. However, this has the dangerous side effect of creating space-time warps that can destroy the area where they were summoned. One legend stated it greedily teleported an entire castle from Kalos 3,000 years ago to obtain its hidden treasure. It can even teleport an entire island through its portals. Hoopa can remain in Unbound form for three days until its power is sealed away, reverting to the smaller Confined Form.

In the anime, both forms of Hoopa are shown to be able to travel through its rings.

Hoopa Unbound is the only known Pokémon capable of learning the move Hyperspace Fury.

Hoopa Confined Hoopa Unbound
   


Game data

NPC appearances

  • Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon: Hoopa appears as a special non-recruitable ally that must be found contained in the Djinn's Bottle in Sahra Town. Upon approaching the bottle, 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 or Mythical Pokémon 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
#—
Kitakami
#—
Blueberry
#—
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
Pokémon HOME


In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VI.
Generation VI
Super MD
Summon from Djinn's Bottle
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
This Pokémon is unavailable in Generation VIII side games.
Cross-Generation
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)
Masters EX
Poké Fair sync pair scout: Lear & Hoopa (Hoopa Confined)
UNITE
Hoopa Special Events
Purchase for 10,000 Aeos Coins/575 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 (100%)   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 
TM001  TM001 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 085}}85% 20
TM006  TM006 Scary Face Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TM007  TM007 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM016  TM016 Psybeam Psychic Special 06565 100}}100% 20
TM018  TM018 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
TM025  TM025 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM032  TM032 Swift Normal Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM036  TM036 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 15
TM043  TM043 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TM047  TM047 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM049  TM049 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM050  TM050 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM051  TM051 Sandstorm Rock Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM054  TM054 Psyshock Psychic Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TM058  TM058 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM059  TM059 Zen Headbutt Psychic Physical 08080 090}}90% 15
TM062  TM062 Foul Play Dark Physical 09595 100}}100% 15
TM067  TM067 Fire Punch Fire Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM068  TM068 Thunder Punch Electric Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM069  TM069 Ice Punch Ice Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM070  TM070 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM073  TM073 Drain Punch Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 10
TM074  TM074 Reflect Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM075  TM075 Light Screen Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TM081  TM081 Grass Knot Grass Special 0000 100}}100% 20
TM082  TM082 Thunder Wave Electric Status 0000 090}}90% 20
TM085  TM085 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM087  TM087 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TM094  TM094 Dark Pulse Dark Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TM098  TM098 Skill Swap Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM102  TM102 Gunk Shot Poison Physical 120120 080}}80% 5
TM103  TM103 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM109  TM109 Trick Psychic Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TM114  TM114 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TM119  TM119 Energy Ball Grass Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM120  TM120 Psychic Psychic Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM126  TM126 Thunderbolt Electric Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TM129  TM129 Calm Mind Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM138  TM138 Psychic Terrain Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM140  TM140 Nasty Plot Dark Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM151  TM151 Phantom Force Ghost Physical 09090 100}}100% 10
TM152  TM152 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM158  TM158 Focus Blast Fighting Special 120120 070}}70% 5
TM161  TM161 Trick Room Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM163  TM163 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM171  TM171 Tera Blast Normal Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TM178  TM178 Gravity Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM181  TM181 Knock Off Dark Physical 06565 100}}100% 20
TM192  TM192 Focus Punch Fighting Physical 150150 100}}100% 20
TM199  TM199 Lash Out Dark Physical 07575 100}}100% 5
TM203  TM203 Psych Up Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM217  TM217 Future Sight Psychic Special 120120 100}}100% 10
TM218  TM218 Expanding Force Psychic Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TM219  TM219 Skitter Smack Bug Physical 07070 090}}90% 10
TM221  TM221 Throat Chop Dark Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM228  TM228 Psychic Noise Psychic Special 07575 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 or an alternate form 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 an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Hoopa
  • 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 Super Mystery Dungeon
 

Body size: Standard (1 tile)
How to Recruit: Talk to in Sahra Town
Connected to: N/A
Connection Orb Set: N/A

Phrases
Normal Before summoning:
Shall I summon other Pokémon with my rings? I don't care if I summon them or not, though.

After summoning:
I will NOT return to the bottle! Well, if the bottle summons me, I have to, though…

Low HP (< 50%) N/A
Pokémon Shuffle
 
Ghost
  Attack Power: 70 - 140   20

#608
 

Barrier Bash+
Sometimes removes three barrier-type disruptions.
  Swappable Skill(s): Shadow Shock


Pokémon GO
  Base HP: 173 Base Attack: 261 Base Defense: 187
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 20 km Evolution Requirement:

 10,000 +  50 →  

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

Hoopa Unbound

Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon
 

Body size: Gigantic (9 tiles)
How to Recruit: Talk to in Sahra Town
Connected to: N/A
Connection Orb Set: N/A

Phrases
Normal Before summoning:
Shall I summon other Pokémon with my rings? I don't care if I summon them or not, though.

After summoning:
I will NOT return to the bottle! Well, if the bottle summons me, I have to, though…

Low HP (< 50%) N/A
Pokémon Shuffle
 
Dark
  Attack Power: 90 - 120   5

#608
 

Risk-Taker
Increases damage randomly.
  Swappable Skill(s): Typeless Combo


Pokémon GO
  Base HP: 173 Base Attack: 311 Base Defense: 191
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 20 km Evolution Requirement:

 2,000 +  10 →  

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

Form data

Hoopa has two forms it can change between using the Prison Bottle: Hoopa Confined and Hoopa Unbound

Hoopa Confined is Hoopa's default form, which is Psychic/Ghost-type. When exposed to a Prison Bottle, Hoopa Confined transforms into Hoopa Unbound, which is Psychic/Dark-type. Hoopa Unbound was introduced in Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire.

Hoopa Unbound will change back into Hoopa Confined after three days have passed since using the Prison Bottle. Hoopa also changes back to Hoopa Confined when deposited in a Box (Generation VI), when withdrawn from a box (Generation VII), when deposited in the Pokémon Day Care or Pokémon Nursery, or when exposed to the Prison Bottle again.

Wait three days,
deposit in storage,
or use Prison Bottle
 
Hoopa Confined
Hoopa
 Psychic  Ghost 

 
Prison Bottle


The Prison Bottle changes Hoopa's form for three days
 
Hoopa Unbound
Hoopa
 Psychic  Dark 

The two forms have different base stats, types, moves they can learn, and cries. Additionally, the move Hyperspace Fury is usable only by Hoopa Unbound (or a Pokémon that has transformed into Hoopa Unbound with Transform or Imposter), and will fail if Hoopa Confined (or any other Pokémon) attempts to use it. In Generation IX, when Hoopa becomes Hoopa Unbound, Hyperspace Hole is replaced with Hyperspace Fury, and becoming Hoopa Confined replaces Hyperspace Fury with Hyperspace Hole.

 
Hoopa
Hoopa Confined
 Psychic  Ghost 
Magician
Wait three days,
deposit in storage,
or use Prison Bottle
HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spe
80 110 60 150 130 70
 
Hoopa
Hoopa Unbound
 Psychic  Dark 
Magician
Prison Bottle
HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spe
80 160 60 170 130 80
Lv.  
Hoopa Confined
 Psychic  Ghost 
 
Hoopa Unbound
 Psychic  Dark 
1
Destiny Bond
Ally Switch
Confusion
6 Astonish*
10 Trick
15 Light Screen
19 Psybeam
25 Skill Swap
29 Power Split
Guard Split
35 Phantom Force N/A
46 Zen Headbutt Knock Off
50 Wonder Room
Trick Room
55 Shadow Ball Dark Pulse
68 Nasty Plot N/A
75 Psychic
85 Hyperspace Hole Hyperspace Fury
Moves in bold are STAB. Moves in italics do no damage.

Evolution data

Sprites

  This article is incomplete.
Please feel free to edit this article to add missing information and complete it.
Reason: Generation IX models

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VI.
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Front Back
Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Front Back Front Back
This Pokémon is unavailable in Generation VIII.
Cross-Generation
HOME
   
   
  For other sprites and images, please see Hoopa images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


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

 
Hoopa in Pokémon UNITE

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

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

Pokémon UNITE

Main article: Hoopa (UNITE)

Hoopa is playable through obtaining a Unite License. It is a ranged supporter that's mostly in its Confined Form, but can temporarily change into its Unbound Form after using its Unite Move.

Trivia

Origin

Hoopa Confined may have been inspired by common depictions of djinn. 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.

Hoopa's 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 only being able to maintain its Unbound state for three days parallels the limit to the number of wishes a djinn can grant to its current master.

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.

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
  Japanese フーパ Hoopa From hoop and possibly hoopla
  French Hoopa Same as English/Japanese name
  Spanish Hoopa Same as English/Japanese name
  German Hoopa Same as English/Japanese name
  Italian Hoopa Same as English/Japanese name
  Korean 후파 Hoopa Transcription of Japanese name
  Mandarin Chinese 胡帕 Húpà From the transcription of its Japanese name and possibly
  Cantonese Chinese 胡帕 Wùhpaak From the Mandarin-based transcription of Japanese name and possibly wùh


Hoopa Confined

Language Title
  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
  French Hoopa Enchaîné
  German Gebanntes Hoopa
  Hindi हूपा कंफ़ाइन Hoopa Confine
  Indonesian Hoopa Terbatas
  Italian Hoopa Vincolato
  Korean 굴레에 빠진 후파 Gullee Bbajin Hoopa
  Malaysian Hoopa Terkurung
  Brazilian Portuguese Hoopa Contido
  Russian Заключенного Хуппа Zaklyuchennogo Khuppa
  Spanish Hoopa Contenido
  Thai ฮูปาร่างถูกผนึก Hupa Rangthukphanuek
  Turkish Mahsur Hoopa

Hoopa Unbound

Language Title
  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
  Danish Frie Hoopa
  French Hoopa Déchaîné
  German Entfesseltes Hoopa
  Hindi हूपा अनबाउंड Hoopa Unbound
  Indonesian Hoopa Bebas
  Italian Hoopa Libero
  Korean 굴레를 벗어난 후파 Gullereul Beoseonan Hoopa
  Malaysian Hoopa Bebas
  Norwegian Ubundne Hoopa
  Brazilian Portuguese Hoopa Libertado
  Russian Свободный Хуппа Svobodnyy Khuppa
  Spanish Hoopa Desatado
  Thai ฮูปาร่างปลดปล่อย Hupa Rangplotploi
  Turkish Serbest Hoopa


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