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: 6.551 (scored by 3061530,615 users)
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Ranked: #62502
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Popularity: #2783
Members: 49,229
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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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Fujiwara, Tatsuya


Miki, Shinichiro


Hayashibara, Megumi


Yuyama, Kunihiko
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Mima, Masafumi
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"Tweedia" by Rei Yasuda

Jul 1, 2016
Pokémon the Movie: 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 descent to the mortal plane and walk the waking world eternally; just to review these little fuc*ers. 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 ...
Mar 30, 2019
I'll admit, it's been a long time since I've watched any recent Pokemon movies, but Hoopa and the Clash of Ages is definitely the worst out of all the ones I've seen.

There really isn't any story in this movie. Hoopa has an evil side that has to be sealed away, and then a bunch of legendaries are summoned for a battle. Seriously. That's the plot. I've just saved you an hour and fifteen minutes. The bare-bones plot doesn't hide the fact that this movie is basically advertising the games, Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire specifically. All the legendary Pokemon that are summoned are ones you ...
Mar 14, 2019
I did not care for this one. The only thing saving this movie from being scored even lower is the beautiful visuals, (well, some of the CG was a little iffy, but I have soft spot for this Pokémon season's animation in general) so I'll try to keep this brief.

I wasn't really a fan of the way we're just thrown into the plot... the way Hoopa literally grabs our heroes out of their daily lives and plops them down into this plotline. It felt intrusive, and I wish they'd found a better way to tie this movie's story into something the gang was already working ...

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