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'''Pokémon the Movie: Hoopa and the Clash of Ages''' (Japanese: '''ポケモン・ザ・ムービー XY {{tt|光輪|リング}}の{{tt|超魔神|ちょうまじん}} フーパ''' ''Pokémon the Movie XY - The Archdjinni of the Rings: Hoopa'') is the second {{series|XY}} movie and the eighteenth [[Pokémon movie]] overall. It was released in Japan on July 18, 2015 and premiered in the United States on {{DL|Pokémon in the United States|Cartoon Network}} on December 19, 2015 after an airing of ''[[M12|Arceus and the Jewel of Life]]'' and ''[[SS034|Hoopa — The Mischief Pokémon]]''. The English dub first premiered in Australia and New Zealand on November 5, 2015. It first aired in Canada on November 14, 2015 with ''Hoopa — The Mischief Pokémon'' and ''[[XY078|Lights! Camera! Pika!]]'', and in the United Kingdom on {{wp|CITV}} on December 12, 2015.
A teaser for the film was shown at the end of [[M17]], showing [[Primal Reversion|Primal]] {{p|Kyogre}} and Primal {{p|Groudon}}. A teaser shown on [[Oha Suta]] on December 11, 2014 revealed Kyogre and Groudon along with a {{Shiny}} {{me|Rayquaza}} as stars for the film. In the February 2015 issue of [[CoroCoro]], {{p|Hoopa}} was revealed and confirmed to make its debut in the movie. Prior to the reveal of Hoopa, the movie was promoted under the working title ''Pokémon the Movie XY 2015''.
==Other posters and logos==
File:M18 Pikachu the Movie poster.png|''Pikachu the Movie'' poster
File:M18 teaser poster.png|Japanese teaser poster
File:M18 poster 1.png|First Japanese poster
File:M18 poster 2.png|Second Japanese poster
File:M18 English poster digital.png|DVD cover and digital distribution poster
File:Hoopa and the Clash of Ages 3D packaging DVD Region 4.png|Australian alternate DVD cover
File:M18 logo.png|Japanese logo
File:M18 logo eng.png|English logo
One hundred years ago in a small village, a {{p|Hoopa|mysterious Pokémon}} appears out of a ring, which, using its rings, gives the villagers huge piles of pure gold, thus allowing the village to grow and prosper. It goes on to summon and defeat a series of increasingly strong Pokémon at the behest of the villagers. It eventually summons several [[Legendary Pokémon]]. The villagers watch in excitement and the mysterious Pokémon decides to show off its power by defeating the Legendary Pokémon easily. However, the village begins to get destroyed during the ensuing battle and the uncontrollable Pokémon unleashes its fury against the village. A lone [[Ghris|traveler]] then manages to trap the mysterious Pokémon into [[Prison Bottle|a bottle]], stopping the damage and causing all the summoned Legendary Pokémon to return to where they come from. The traveler disposes of the bottle properly, hoping that the darkness will never be released from its prison.
Years later, a [[Baraz|man]] with his {{p|Braviary}} finds the bottle in a cave deep in the desert. But as soon as he touches the bottle, he is possessed by the enraged spirit inside.
A [[Meray|woman]] approaches the three and lectures Hoopa on its behavior, but gets electrocuted as well. She soon introduces herself as Meray and Ash asks Hoopa to make a ring to get to his friends, to which Hoopa excitedly agrees to do so. Ash reaches through and grabs the group to Dahara City. After introductions and getting washed with a mass of water Hoopa had brought through its ring, the group decide to go to Dahara Tower, the same place where Meray was heading. However, when they ask Hoopa if they could make the trip shorter by using its rings, the group find out that Hoopa is unable to go completely through its own rings yet, so the team decide to move on foot instead.
Just as they are about to leave, the possessed man with the bottle joins the group, and Meray greets him excitedly. However, the man without a word, releases the dark spirit from the Prison Bottle, transforming Hoopa into the same monster that attacked the village one hundred years ago. The transformed Hoopa then begins to attack the group, even throwing a building at them, but Pikachu swiftly counterattacks with {{m|Thunderbolt}}, shattering the building and sending Team Rocket, who had been spying on the group for a while, blasting off. The man, now introduced as Baraz, is released from his spell and realizes that Hoopa is wanting the bottle. Meray, pleading that it was her plan from the start, grabs the bottle from him and reseals the dark spirit inside. Hoopa transforms back into its Confined form, falling limply to be caught by Ash. The Prison Bottle flies off and lands close by, but as {{an|Serena}} is about to grab it, Baraz forbids her, now knowing that whoever touches the bottle will become possessed by it. {{an|Clemont}} then reveals his {{DL|ListClemontic of Clemont's inventionsGear|Fully Automatic Lifting Machine}}, which, using the same mechanics as the move {{m|Magnet Rise}}, lifts the bottle without needing someone to hold the bottle.
After everything has settled, Baraz reveals to the group that one hundred years ago Hoopa, in its Unbound form, appeared out of a ring taking the villagers' food. To pay them back, Hoopa offered showers of gold, allowing the town to prosper and grow. The villagers built a house for it, where Hoopa listened to the people's wishes in return for food. The people then began to challenge Hoopa in battle where Hoopa won easily, but eventually Hoopa became carried away in its desire for power. It soon went mad with power, testing its strength against Legendary Pokémon, only to be stopped by the Prison Bottle wielded by Baraz and Meray's [[Ghris|great-grandfather]]. Baraz shows the group his necklace, with a golden cross-like wheel piece resembling {{p|Arceus}}'s body. Baraz comments that his ancestors communicated with Arceus and also received their powers from it. Likewise, his great-grandfather had used these powers to seal away the Prison Bottle, and then had settled in [[Arche Valley]]. Baraz then reveals that according to his great-grandfather, Hoopa could not pass through its rings until it understood why it had been confined.
However, just as things had settled, a space-time void warp forms around the tower, perhaps due to the fact that too many Legendary Pokémon had been summoned. Pikachu's {{m|Thunderbolt}} proves useless against the warp which continues to advance towards the tower, destroying everything in its path. The Legendary Pokémon also try to attack the warp from outside, but to no avail. Hoopa then suggests that Ash use the Prison Bottle, allowing Hoopa to willingly transform into its Unbound form. Using its rings, it helps the people inside the tower escape, including Team Rocket. Finally, only Ash and the group with Hoopa are left behind, knowing that Hoopa cannot go through its own rings. Despite this, Ash encourages Hoopa to try, and transforms Hoopa back into its smaller Confined form. Meanwhile, the destructive warp continues to close in on the tower and Hoopa's ring begins to shrink in size.
After Serena, Clemont and Bonnie escape through the ring, Ash and Hoopa jump into the ring. However they are bounced back, unable to go through the ring. Hoopa tries twoo more times, but Hoopa still cannot go through the ring, and inadvertently helps Meray and Ash escape. Baraz is left alone with Hoopa and the warp is now getting very close to the two. But at the last moment, the rift stops due to the power of Arceus, giving them one more chance to escape through the ring. As everyone lends Hoopa their strength, Hoopa remembers the words that Baraz's great-grandfather had told it - that he considers Hoopa "family too". With these words Hoopa is able to get through the ring. With only a very small ring left, Baraz is able to narrowly escape with the help of Hoopa.
The rift is then broken, and all that is left is a decimated tower. In the sky, everyone notices Arceus looking down at them, which then goes to fly away. After all that happened, Clemont suggests they go back to Arche Valley, but Hoopa declines, saying he has to fix the tower first, and wishes Ash the best of luck on his journey to become a Pokémon Master.
* {{me|Latios}}
==DebutsMajor events==
===Pokémon debuts==={{animeevents}}
* {{p|Hoopa}} ([[List of Pokémon with form differences#Hoopa|Unbound]])<!--x2 (One [[List of Pokémon with form differences#Hoopa|Confined]], One [[List of Pokémon with form differences#Hoopa|Unbound]])-->
* {{p|Hoopa}} ([[List of Pokémon with form differences#Hoopa|Unbound]])
* {{p|Hawlucha}} ({{OP|Ash|Hawlucha}}; ending)
* {{p|Noibat}} ({{OP|Ash|Noibat}}; ending)
* {{p|Braixen}} ({{OP|Serena|Braixen}})
* {{p|Pancham}} ({{OP|Serena|Pancham}})
* {{p|Bunnelby}} ({{OP|Clemont|Bunnelby}}; ending)
* {{p|Chespin}} ({{OP|Clemont|Chespin}})
* {{p|Luxray}} ({{OP|Clemont|Luxray}}; ending)
* {{p|Braixen}} ({{OP|Serena|Braixen}})
* {{p|Pancham}} ({{OP|Serena|Pancham}})
* {{p|Braviary}} ([[Baraz]]'s)
* {{p|Solrock}} ([[Baraz]]'s)
{{cast|ORAS|Ash's Pikachu|disp=Pikachu|Ikue Ohtani|Pikachu|Ikue Ohtani|ピカチュウ|大谷育江}}
{{cast|ORAS|Serena (anime)|disp=Serena|Haven Paschall|Serena|Mayuki Makiguchi|セレナ|牧口真幸}}
{{cast|ORAS|Clemont (anime)|disp=Clemont|MichaelMike Liscio Jr.|Citron|Yūki Kaji|シトロン|梶裕貴}}
{{cast|ORAS|Bonnie (anime)|disp=Bonnie|Alyson Leigh Rosenfeld|Eureka|Mariya Ise|ユリーカ|伊瀬茉莉也}}
{{cast|ORAS|Clemont's Dedenne|disp=Dedenne|Megumi SatōSatou|Dedenne|Megumi SatōSatou|シトロンのデデンネ|佐藤恵}}
{{cast|ORAS|Jessie|Michele Knotz|Musashi|Megumi Hayashibara|ムサシ|林原めぐみ}}
{{cast|ORAS|James|Carter Cathcart|Kojirō|Shin'ichirō Miki|コジロウ|三木眞一郎}}
! colspan=6 | Special appearances by
{{cast|ORAS|Hoopa (anime)|disp=Hoopa Confined|List of English voice actors{{!}}Lori Phillips|Hoopa Confined|Rie Kugimiya|フーパ いましめら|釘宮理恵|top=yes}}
{{cast|ORAS|Hoopa (anime)|disp=Hoopa Unbound|List of English voice actors{{!}}Ryan William Downey|Hoopa Unbound|Kōichi Yamadera|フーパ ときはなたれ|山寺宏一|}}
{{cast|ORAS|Rayquaza (Pokémon)|disp=Rayquaza|Kiyotaka Furushima|Rayquaza|Kiyotaka Furushima|レックウザ|古島清孝|}}
{{cast|ORAS|Baraz|disp=Baraz|Daniel J. Edwards|Barza|List of EnglishJapanese voice actors{{!}}Daniel J. Edwards|Barza|Tatsuya Fujiwara|バルザ|藤原竜也|}}
{{cast|ORAS|Meray|disp=Meray|List of English voice actors{{!}}Emily Woo Zeller|Mary|Shōko Nakagawa|メアリ|中川翔子|}}
{{cast|ORAS|Ghris|disp=Ghris|Wayne Grayson|Ghris|Toshiyuki Morikawa|旅人|森川智之}}
{{cast|ORAS|Hippopotas (Pokémon)|disp=Hippopotas|Billy Bob Thompson|Hippopotas|List of Japanese voice actors{{!}}Shin'ichi Shinohara|ヒポポタス|篠原信一|}}
{{cast|ORAS|Regigigas (Pokémon)|disp=Regigigas|Kiyotaka Furushima|Regigigas|Kiyotaka Furushima|レジギガス|古島清孝|bottom=yes}}
===Pre-order distributions===
In Japan, players can receive an [[List of Japanese region serial code event Pokémon distributions in Generation VI#Dahara City Arceus|Arceus]] via a serial code, after purchasing a pre-order ticket at a [[{{OBP|Pokémon Center (|store)|Pokémon Center store]]}} as well as other retail stores from March 7 to July 17, 2015. Each one holds one of 17 different [[platesplate]]s or a {{DL|Type-enhancing item|[[Silk Scarf}}]] that is chosen at random. The serial code only worked in Japanese region games. The codes expired on August 31, 2015.
In addition to receiving a serial code for Arceus which is limited to Japanese games, all players regardless of the 3DS's region could choose one of six [[Legendary Pokémon]] to receive via infrared at the store the ticket was bought from June 20, 2015 to August 31, 2015. Players could choose {{DL|List of local Japanese event Pokémon distributions in Generation VI|Kyogre}}, {{DL|List of local Japanese event Pokémon distributions in Generation VI|Groudon}}, {{DL|List of local Japanese event Pokémon distributions in Generation VI|Dialga}}, {{DL|List of local Japanese event Pokémon distributions in Generation VI|Palkia}}, {{DL|List of local Japanese event Pokémon distributions in Generation VI|Giratina}}, or {{DL|List of local Japanese event Pokémon distributions in Generation VI|Kyurem}}.
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** Also, a remix of "To Be Continued", which was mostly used during the [[original series]], is used when {{Ash}} and {{ashfr}} were in a Pokémon Center in a desert. However, this music was replaced in the dub.
* In an opening scene, {{p|Latios}} and {{p|Latias}} are shown flying through a town with a similar appearance to [[Alto Mare]], which was the main setting of ''[[M05|Pokémon Heroes: Latios & Latias]]''.
* This marks the second time Ash has been possessed by an evil entity, the first time being in ''[[AG178|Battling The Enemy Within]]''.
* The movie was released on DVD in {{pmin|Australia}} and {{pmin|New Zealand}} by Beyond Home Entertainment on December 2, 2015, prior to the movie's premiere in {{pmin|the United Kingdom}} and {{pmin|the United States}}, as well as the home video release in Japan.
* Some moves of the main characters' Pokémon in this movie have different animation than in the Pokémon main anime series:
** When [[Ash's Frogadier]] uses {{m|Water Pulse}}, it rises a water column around it and direct it to the target, while in the main series, it forms a water sphere in its hands.
** [[Serena's Braixen]] fires {{m|Flamethrower}} from her mouth, like a {{p|Fennekin}}, instead of her wand stick like in the main series.
* The [[Pokémon 20th Anniversary]] website [ mistakenly listed] the movie as having debuted in the United States on December 12, 2015, which was one week before the actual US debut.
* {{p|Giratina}} is the only member of the [[creation trio]] to not be shown in [[Reverse World|its home dimension]] at any point in the filmmovie.
* This is the final {{pkmn|movie}} to air on {{DL|Pokémon in the United States|Cartoon Network}}.
* This movie features eleven [[Legendary Pokémon]], themore mostthan amountany in the moviesother so far.
* This movie marks the first appearance of a {{p|Hippopotas}} and {{p|Hippowdon}} in the {{pkmn|anime}} since ''[[DP125|Battling a Cute Drama!]]'' and ''[[DP185|Working on a Right Move!]]'', over six and five years ago, respectively.
* With the exception of {{TRT}}, this is the only movie in the {{series|XY}} to not feature a human antagonist.
* When Giratina launches a {{m|Shadow Ball}} at Dahara Tower after Shadow Hoopa breaks the tornado barrier, Mega Latios's forehead briefly turns completely white as it dodges.
* When Ash is holding the Prison Bottle after it is purified, part of his left glove is missing, showing his un-gloved hand.
===Dub edits===
* [[Every Side Of Me]] replaces [[Tweedia]] as the ending theme.
* In the initial television broadcast, a number of scenes are removed to shorten the filmmovie's running time. Most notably, the entire sequence of the young [[Meray]] and [[Baraz]] traveling into the desert when Hoopa falls ill is cut up to the point where they return to [[Arche Valley]]. As a result, when they encounter [[Ghris]], his line of "and now you have returned" is referring to an event not shown in the broadcast.
** The ending credits in the broadcast are significantly shortened, played over a black screen, and utilize a short clip of Every Side Of Me for music.
* When Giratina launches a {{m|Shadow Ball}} at Dahara Tower after Shadow Hoopa breaks the tornado barrier, Mega Latios's forehead briefly turns completely white as it dodges.
==In other languages==
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|de={{tt|Pokémon – Der Film: Hoopa und der Kampf der Geschichte|Pokémon the Movie: Hoopa and the Clash of History}}
|he={{tt|פוקימון הסרט: הופה והתנגשות העידנים|Pokémon the Movie: Hoopa and the Clash of Ages}}
|it={{tt|Il film Pokémon: Hoopa e lo scontro epocale|Pokémon the Movie: Hoopa and the Clash of Ages}}
|ko={{tt|포켓몬 더 무비 XY - 후파 : 광륜의 초마신|Pokémon the Movie XY - Hoopa : Archdjinni of the Rings}}
|es_eu={{tt|La película Pokémon: Hoopa y un duelo histórico|Pokémon the Movie: Hoopa and the Historic Clash}}
|sv={{tt|Pokémon Filmen: Hoopa och tidernas sammandrabbning|The Pokémon Movie: Hoopa and the clash of times}}
|th={{tt|โปเกมอน เดอะมูฟวี: อภิมหาศึกฮูปาถล่มโลก|Pokémon the Movie: Hoopa and the Clash of Ages}}
|tr={{tt|Pokémon Film: Hoopa ve Çağlar Savaşı|Pokémon the Movie: Hoopa and the Battle of Ages}}
|cs={{tt|Pokemon Film: Hoopa a střet věků|Pokémon the Movie: Hoopa and the Clash of Ages}}
|el={{tt|Pokémon η Tαινία: Χούπα και η Μάχη των Αιώνων|Pokémon the Movie: Hoopa and the Clash of Ages}}
==Related articles==
* [[Hoopa and the Clash of Ages (manga)]]
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