Hoopa — The Mischief Pokémon

Hoopa — The Mischief Pokémon
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The Mini Djinn Appears: Hoopa
First broadcast
Japan June 19, 2015
United States December 3, 2015
English themes
Opening None
Ending Happy Hoopa
Japanese themes
Opening None
Ending ゲッタバンバン
Animation Team Kamei
Screenplay 冨岡淳広 Atsuhiro Tomioka
Storyboard 高橋ナオヒト Naohito Takahashi
Assistant director 川崎逸朗 Itsurō Kawasaki
Animation director 空流辺広子 Hiroko Kūrube
No additional credits are available at this time.

Hoopa — The Mischief Pokémon (Japanese: おでまし小魔神フーパ The Mini Djinn Appears: Hoopa) is a special episode that serves as a prologue to Hoopa and the Clash of Ages. It was available in Japan along with the purchase of a ticket for the eighteenth Pokémon movie. It first aired in Canada on November 14, 2015, along with Hoopa and the Clash of Ages and Lights! Camera! Pika!. In the United States, it was added to the official Pokémon website on December 3, 2015. The episode was made available on the official Japanese YouTube channel from July 9 to 14, 2016.


After Baraz sets off to find the Prison Bottle for Hoopa, Meray remembers how the three of them grew up together. The young Baraz decides that Hoopa should use its rings to help people instead of playing tricks on them, but it doesn’t always go as planned. Hoopa tries to help a farmer who’s desperate for rain, but showers him with candy instead! When they return the candy to the baker Mira, she sets them to work at her shop—where Hoopa tries to help, but ends up breaking Mira’s precious statue. The kids do their best to reassemble it, but the end result is…rather colorful. Mira is angry at first, but then laughs at their creative repair job and offers them some donuts. Hoopa is immediately enthralled—and back in the present, as Meray and Hoopa make their way to Dahara City, they plan to eat more donuts while they wait for Baraz to return!


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Major events

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Pokémon debuts





Hoopa Lori Phillips Hoopa Rie Kugimiya フーパ いましめら 釘宮理恵
Meray Emily Woo Zeller Mary Ayane Sakura メアリ 佐倉綾音
Baraz Daniel J. Edwards Barza Junko Takeuchi バルザ 竹内順子
Kevie Robby Duncan Sharpe Kopou Kei Shindō コプー 真堂圭
Pit Peter Mills Weiss Bit Kiyotaka Furushima ビット 古島清孝
Lucianne Eliza Bent Luca Karin Nanami ルカ 奈波果林
Mira Zoe Martin Grandma Mila Miyako Itō ミラばあさん 伊東みやこ
Old Man Dom Chuck Bedford Grandpa Dam Kensuke Satō ダムじいさん 佐藤健輔



Dub edits

The deleted scene
  • The scene in which Hoopa summons a Manneken Pis statue that then "urinates" on Baraz is removed entirely.
    • Due to this edit, the dialogue in the said scene was altered as well. In the original, Baraz tells Hoopa that they'll need ivory to fix the broken statue, prompting Hoopa to summon him the statue. When Baraz says that it's a wrong kind of ivory, Hoopa instead summons a Phanpy, but Baraz protests that the ivory in it cannot be used, since it's inside the Phanpy. In the dub, Baraz instead asks Hoopa to bring them "something fancy", thus explaining Phanpy as Hoopa mishearing what Baraz said.

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