Hoopa

Hoopa
フーパ
Hoopa.png
Mega Diancie < Hoopa > Volcanion
Species
Type
Mischief Pokémon
Psychic.gif Ghost.gif
Number
Ability
#720
Height
Weight
1'8" (0.5m)
21'4" (6.5m)
19.8 lbs (9.0kg)
1080.2 lbs (490kg)
Gender Ratio
Male: Genderless
Female: Genderless
Evolves From
Evolves Into
None
None
Egg Group
Catch Rate
3
Tier
EV Yield
Confined: RU
Unbound: Uber
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Hoopa (フーパ) is an Event-Only Pokémon for the Generation VI games Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire. Its typing depends on its forme; Hoopa Confined is a Psychic/Ghost-Type while Hoopa Unbound is a Psychic/Dark-Type; regardless it is known as the Mischief Pokémon.

Hoopa uses the Magician Ability, which allows it to steal the Held Item of a Pokémon that it hits with a move.

It was leaked in the February 2015 Edition of CoroCoro Magazine on January 10, 2015.


Contents

Prison Bottle

The Prison Bottle is a key item only available in Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire.

To obtain it, have the Hoopa from Pokemon X or Pokemon Y in your party, go to the Rustboro City Poké Mart, and talk to the cashier outside of the counter. He will tell what happened when he got the Prison Bottle, and after he will give it to you.

Biology

Physiology

Hoopa Confined

In its Confined state Hoopa takes on the appearance of a devil-like genie with a set of rings on its horns and a ring on its torso. Its main body takes on a hue of purple, save for the pink V-like pattern on its chest, along with its hair and bands on its arms, which are also pink.

A gold symbol appears between its green eyes. Hoopa doesn't appear to have legs in this forme.

Hoopa Unbound

After using the Key Item Prison Bottle, Hoopa will take on its Unbound Forme. Hoopa is much taller in this Forme, with gold rings on its horns and legs, along with two sets of gold rings on each of its six arms. The arms themselves appear to be floating via a psychic connection between them and its brain. A central gold ring on its torso appears to be black, void-like in appearance.

Most of Hoopa Unbound's body takes on a very light shade of blue, save for the purplish-pink stripe at its toes, the stripe on its legs, and its hair. The horns are a very dark shade of grey.

Gender Differences

Hoopa is a Genderless Pokémon Species.

Game Information

Original Games

Hoopa has appeared in a event in Pokemon X and Pokemon Y, along with Diancie and Volcanion.

Spin-Off Games

Hoopa has yet to appear in a Spin-Off Game as of writing.

Trading Card Game

No Trading Card Game Information as of yet; will be updated once featured in an upcoming TCG Set.

Anime/Manga Information

Anime

Hoopa has yet to appear in the Anime as of writing.

Movies

Hoopa has a major role in the upcoming film The Archdjinni of Rings: Hoopa.

Manga

Hoopa has yet to appear in the Manga as of writing.

Pokémon Information

Competitive Battling

Hoopa resides in the Rarelyused (RU) tier of competitive battling. With a massive base 150 Special Attack and a solid overall offensive movepool, Hoopa is a destructive threat that offers tremendous wallbreaking power for a team. It has some great moves at its disposal, such as its signature move Hyperspace Hole which can bypass Protect as well as moves like Psyshock, Shadow Ball, Knock Off, and Focus Blast to give it solid overall coverage. With a high Special Defense stat and Ghost typing, Hoopa can find use as a spinblocker against Blastoise, whose standard set cannot do much to Hoopa. Hoopa's best set is a Life Orb all-out attacker set that can hit the RU tier brutally hard with its strong attacks. Another good Hoopa set is a Choice Scarf set that acts as a good revenge killer that has cleaning potential late-game. Hoopa is not flawless, though, as it lacks good Defense and Speed stats, which can limit its opportunities to wallbreak. Its typing leaves it x4 weak to Dark and Ghost attacks, with the former being especially troublesome given that Pursuit trappers can take out Hoopa with ease.

Hoopa is also viable in the Underused (UU) tier of competitive battling. In UU, Hoopa is a strong wallbreaker with a high 150 base Special Attack and good coverage options in Psyshock, Focus Blast, and Shadow Ball. Hoopa's access to Trick Room and Nasty Plot give it versatility to some regard as to which set it can run, with Nasty Plot giving Hoopa the ability to break down defensive teams while Trick Room can mess with offensive teams. Its best sets are its Trick Room set with Life Orb and its Substitute attacker set that can utilize a Salac Berry in order for Hoopa to be able to outspeed a decent chunk of the metagame. Hoopa does suffer from some glaring flaws that hinder its viability though, with lackluster Defense and Speed stats that allow for Hoopa to be easily revenge killed by faster physical threats when it does not have Trick Room up. Hoopa is also very susceptible to Pursuit, which is a common move on Pokémon like Krookodile and Mega Aerodactyl.

Hoopa-Unbound is a part of the Uber tier of competitive battling. After being banned from the Overused (OU) tier of competitive battling due to its immense wallbreaking capabilities, Hoopa-U finds itself in Ubers with a tier that is very unkind to it. The positives to Hoopa-U are that it can still do heavy damage due to its crazy high 170 Special Attack and that it has a strong matchup against stall teams that can be easily overwhelmed by its Nasty Plot set. Hoopa-U's overall coverage is stellar, as its STABs in Psyshock and Dark Pulse give it great neutral coverage and Focus Blast allows for it to blast through Tyranitar. However, Hoopa-U suffers from many major flaws that leave it as a niche Pokémon at best. Its Speed and Defense stats are poor by Ubers standards, as it can be taken out by many stronger physical attackers, which are highly prevalent in the tier. Its only good matchup is against stall, and it can be outdone by other specific stallbreakers in that regard who can bring even more to the table due to superior Speed and defenses. Hoopa-U is also vulnerable to all forms of entry hazards and status, which can lead to it getting worn down rather easily.

Area Locations

Game Rarity Location
X/Y None Trade
Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire None Event

Pokédex Entries

Gen Game Pokédex Entry
VI X It gathers things it likes and pushes them through its loop to teleport them to a secret place.
Y This troublemaker sends anything and everything to faraway places using its loop, which can warp space.
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 power sealed, it is transformed into a much smaller form.

Statistics

Hoopa Confined

Base Stats Min- Min Max Max+
HP
80
. 270 364 .
Atk
110
202 225 319 350
Def
60
112 125 219 240
Sp. Atk
150
274 305 399 438
Sp. Def
130
238 265 359 394
Speed
70
130 145 239 262

Hoopa Unbound

Base Stats Min- Min Max Max+
HP
80
. 270 364 .
Atk
160
292 325 419 460
Def
60
112 125 219 240
Sp. Atk
170
310 345 439 482
Sp. Def
130
238 265 359 394
Speed
80
148 165 259 284

Moves

Via Level-Up

X/Y

Level Up
Level Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Start Trick Psychic.gif N/A 100 Other.png
Start Destiny Bond Ghost.gif N/A 100 Other.png
Start Ally Switch Psychic.gif N/A N/A Other.png
Start
85
Hyperspace Hole Psychic.gif 80 N/A Special.png
Start Confusion Psychic.gif 50 100 Special.png
6 Astonish Ghost.gif 30 100 Physical.png
10 Magic Coat Psychic.gif N/A N/A Other.png
15 Psybeam Psychic.gif 65 100 Special.png
19 Light Screen Psychic.gif N/A N/A Other.png
25 Skill Swap Psychic.gif N/A N/A Other.png
29 Power Split Psychic.gif N/A N/A Other.png
35 Guard Split Psychic.gif N/A N/A Other.png
46 Phantom Force Ghost.gif 90 100 Physical.png
50 Wonder Room Psychic.gif N/A N/A Other.png
55 Trick Room Psychic.gif N/A N/A Other.png
68 Shadow Ball Ghost.gif 80 100 Special.png
75 Psychic Psychic.gif 90 100 Special.png

Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire

Hoopa Confined
Level Up
Level Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Start
85
Hyperspace Hole Psychic.gif 80 N/A Special.png
Start Trick Psychic.gif N/A 100 Other.png
Start Destiny Bond Ghost.gif N/A 100 Other.png
Start Ally Switch Psychic.gif N/A N/A Other.png
Start Confusion Psychic.gif 50 100 Special.png
6 Astonish Ghost.gif 30 100 Physical.png
10 Magic Coat Psychic.gif N/A N/A Other.png
15 Light Screen Psychic.gif N/A N/A Other.png
19 Psybeam Psychic.gif 65 100 Special.png
25 Skill Swap Psychic.gif N/A N/A Other.png
29 Power Split Psychic.gif N/A N/A Other.png
29 Guard Split Psychic.gif N/A N/A Other.png
35 Phantom Force Ghost.gif 90 100 Physical.png
46 Zen Headbutt Psychic.gif 80 90 Physical.png
50 Wonder Room Psychic.gif N/A N/A Other.png
50 Trick Room Psychic.gif N/A N/A Other.png
55 Shadow Ball Ghost.gif 80 100 Special.png
68 Nasty Plot Dark.gif N/A N/A Other.png
75 Psychic Psychic.gif 90 100 Special.png
Hoopa Unbound
Level Up
Level Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Start
85
Hyperspace Fury Dark.gif 100 N/A Physical.png
Start Trick Psychic.gif N/A 100 Other.png
Start Destiny Bond Ghost.gif N/A 100 Other.png
Start Ally Switch Psychic.gif N/A N/A Other.png
Start Confusion Psychic.gif 50 100 Special.png
6 Astonish Ghost.gif 30 100 Physical.png
10 Magic Coat Psychic.gif N/A N/A Other.png
15 Light Screen Psychic.gif N/A N/A Other.png
19 Psybeam Psychic.gif 65 100 Special.png
25 Skill Swap Psychic.gif N/A N/A Other.png
29 Power Split Psychic.gif N/A N/A Other.png
29 Guard Split Psychic.gif N/A N/A Other.png
46 Knock Off Dark.gif 65 100 Physical.png
50 Wonder Room Psychic.gif N/A N/A Other.png
50 Trick Room Psychic.gif N/A N/A Other.png
55 Dark Pulse Dark.gif 80 100 Special.png
75 Psychic Psychic.gif 90 100 Special.png

Via TM/HM

TM/HM - Gen 6
TM/HM No. Move Type Power Accuracy Class
TM03 Psyshock Psychic.gif 80 100 Special.png
TM04 Calm Mind Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
TM06 Toxic Poison.gif -- 90 Other.png
TM07 Hail Ice.gif -- -- Other.png
TM10 Hidden Power Normal.gif 60 100 Special.png
TM11 Sunny Day Fire.gif -- -- Other.png
TM15 Hyper Beam Normal.gif 150 90 Special.png
TM16 Light Screen Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
TM17 Protect Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM20 Safeguard Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM21 Frustration Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM23 Smack Down Rock.gif 50 100 Physical.png
TM27 Return Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM29 Psychic Psychic.gif 90 100 Special.png
TM32 Double Team Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM33 Reflect Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
TM37 Sandstorm Rock.gif -- -- Other.png
TM39 Rock Tomb Rock.gif 60 95 Physical.png
TM42 Facade Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png
TM44 Rest Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
TM48 Round Normal.gif 60 100 Special.png
TM64 Explosion Normal.gif 250 100 Physical.png
TM68 Giga Impact Normal.gif 150 90 Physical.png
TM69 Rock Polish Rock.gif -- -- Other.png
TM70 Flash Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM71 Stone Edge Rock.gif 100 80 Physical.png
TM74 Gyro Ball Steel.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM77 Psych Up Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM80 Rock Slide Rock.gif 75 90 Physical.png
TM87 Swagger Normal.gif -- 90 Other.png
TM88 Sleep Talk Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM90 Substitute Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM92 Trick Room Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
TM96 Nature Power Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM99 Dazzling Gleam Fairy.gif 80 100 Special.png
TM100 Confide Normal.gif -- -- Other.png

Via Breeding

Hoopa cannot learn any moves by way of Breeding.

Via Move Tutor

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Block Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Covet Normal.gif 60 100 Physical.png
Drain Punch Fighting.gif 75 100 Physical.png
Dual Chop Dragon.gif 40 90 Physical.png
Fire Punch Fire.gif 75 100 Physical.png
Focus Punch Fighting.gif 75 100 Physical.png
Foul Play Dark.gif 95 100 Physical.png
Gravity Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
Gunk Shot Poison.gif 120 80 Physical.png
Ice Punch Ice.gif 75 100 Physical.png
Knock Off Dark.gif 20 100 Physical.png
Last Resort Normal.gif 140 100 Physical.png
Magic Coat Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
Magic Room Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
Recycle Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Role Play Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
Shock Wave Electric.gif 60 -- Special.png
Signal Beam Bug.gif 75 100 Special.png
Skill Swap Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
Snatch Dark.gif -- -- Other.png
Snore Normal.gif 40 100 Special.png
Thunder Punch Electric.gif 75 100 Special.png
Trick Psychic.gif -- 100 Other.png
Uproar Normal.gif 90 100 Special.png
Wonder Room Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
Zen Headbutt Psychic.gif 80 90 Physical.png

Evolution Line

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Hoopa

Type Matchups

Hoopa Confined

Type Attack Advantages Attack Disadvantages Defense Advantages Defense Disadvantages
Psychic.gif
Ghost.gif
Fighting.gif
Ghost.gif
Poison.gif
Psychic.gif
Dark.gif
Normal.gif
Steel.gif
Fighting.gif
Normal.gif
Poison.gif
Psychic.gif
Dark.gif
Ghost.gif

Hoopa Unbound

Type Attack Advantages Attack Disadvantages Defense Advantages Defense Disadvantages
Psychic.gif
Dark.gif
Fighting.gif
Ghost.gif
Poison.gif
Psychic.gif
Dark.gif
Fairy.gif
Steel.gif
Psychic.gif Bug.gif
Fairy.gif

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