Pokemon Movie 18: Ring no Choumajin Hoopa

Pokémon the Movie: Hoopa and the Clash of Ages

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Synonyms: Pokémon the Movie XY 2015, Pokémon the Movie XY: The Archdjinni of Rings - Hoopa, Pokémon Movie 18
Japanese: ポケモン・ザ・ムービーXY『光輪(リング)の超魔神 フーパ』
English: Pokémon the Movie: Hoopa and the Clash of Ages
German: Pokémon Film 18: Hoopa und der Kampf der Geschichte
Spanish: Pokémon Película 18: Hoopa y un Duelo Histórico
French: Pokémon Film 18: Hoopa et Le Choc des Légendes
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Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 18, 2015
Producers: None found, add some
Studios: OLM
Source: Game
Genres: AdventureAdventure, FantasyFantasy
Demographic: KidsKids
Duration: 1 hr. 18 min.
Rating: PG - Children


Score: 6.611 (scored by 3479134,791 users)
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Ranked: #68822
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Popularity: #2944
Members: 56,338
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A century ago, the power of a mighty creature known as Hoopa, who is capable of single-handedly defeating legendary Pokémon, was captured in a bottle by a lone traveler. The bottle was then hidden deep inside a cave in the desert, in the hopes that the darkness sealed within it would never see the light of day again.

Years later, a young man finds the bottle and breaks the curses surrounding it, releasing the power confined within it. Its contents take the form of Hoopa's shadow, and it uses its unbound power to shatter the bottle and prevent anyone from capturing it again. The shadow then goes on a rampage and attacks the original Hoopa, while both Pokémon summon other legendary creatures to aid them in their brawl. Satoshi—a budding Pokémon trainer from the Kanto region—and his friends are caught up in the crossfire, and must now work to stop the ravaging Pokémon, or face a devastating clash of legends.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Kugimiya, Rie


Nakagawa, Shoko


Fujiwara, Tatsuya


Miki, Shinichiro


Hayashibara, Megumi


Yamauchi, Mirai
Assistant Producer
Yuyama, Kunihiko
Director, Storyboard


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Aug 10, 2020
{{{There are spoilers if you are wondering}}}

Hahaha, now this was another childhood favorite of mine. It was so bad that it was good...
I haven't watched this in years, but I remember how right off the bat ash (or satoshi, i wasn't reading subtitles at the time) and his friends were chilling in a pool, in a desert, literally in the middle of nowhere. I'm not exaggerating, they were the only ones.
All of a sudden they and the water are teleported to hoopa and the person incharge of him (is he a girl? idk). because they (the person) asked for a cup of water. ...
Aug 13, 2021
After recently rewatching the whole of Pokemon XYZ, I decided to also re-watch one of my favourite pokemon films to come out, Hoopa and the Clash of Ages. I haven't really seen many reviews posted on mal about this movie and surprisingly enough the positive voices about this film are absent in this scenario, so I'm going express my own viewpoint of the pros and cons, as well as a general idea of what the movies.

(Considering that this is one of my favourite pokemon movies, I apologise in advance if theres bias present on this take)

Story: When you look at how deep the ...
Jul 13, 2023
Hoopa and the Clash of Ages is the whooping 18th movie in the Pokemon series. Sometimes it seems as if these'll keep coming out forever. And if they do, I guess one day I'll be forced to retire from death and descent to the mortal plane and walk the waking world eternally; just to review these things. When you crank out sequels yearly, care and originality become a problem. Pokemon settled into a routine. Once every few years the team will push out something a bit better or if we're lucky, genuinely enjoyable.

Sure, we didn't have a legit, consistently good movie since The Rise ...

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