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Ultimate Guide: Hoopa

Ultimate Guide: Hoopa Hoopa - CharizardLeader2593662

Updated May 27, 2022
Shadow Ball
Shadow Ball
Hyperspace Hole
Hyperspace Hole
Buddy BarrierFocus BandScore ShieldEject Button
Shadow Ball
Hyperspace Hole
Buddy Barrier
Focus Band
Score Shield
Eject Button
Add Fav
Supporter Bottom Lane

Want the ultimate the guide to playing Hoopa? Here it is.

Build Path


AstonishFirst Pick

AOE Damage.

<Shadow Ball

Shadow Ball

AOE damage, Slow, Reduce Sp. Def. (+) Explosion before disappearing.

<Hyperspace Hole

Hyperspace Hole

Teleport. (+) Increase movement speed.

<Rings Unbound

Rings UnboundUNITE

Transform. Create a teleport ring. Cannot score.

Buddy Barrier

Buddy Barrier

When using a Unite Move, shield yourself and your nearby ally with the lowest HP.

Focus Band

Focus Band

When HP is low, gradually recovers HP.

Score Shield

Score Shield

Receive a shield while charging up to score a goal. While shielded, incoming attacks will not stop you from charging up.

Eject Button

Eject Button

Instantly teleport yourself somewhere nearby.

Stat Boosts

Focus Band
Buddy Barrier
Score Shield

Shield (Upon Unite)


I main Hoopa and have a 74% Win Rate on this bad boy. That shows you can trust me on that one.

Remember: You are the SUPPORTER, not the Scorer. Initiating attacks is the last thing you should ever do when teams build tension over an objective, and you should be timing yourself perfectly over various factors to make sure your game is running 100% Smoothly. Hoopa is the Pokemon that can ensure perfect rotation to and from objectives - If played right. In this guide, I will cover the guide to playing Hoopa in a Solo-q, 2/3-Stack and a 5-Stack.

You are going to want to start off with Astonish and build your way up the aipoms. Stay at the bottom lane. Make sure to get at least one aipom, leave the other 3 for your teammates. In solo-q, you know nothing about your teammate. He may go for the bottom audino. In that scenario, simply time your astonish right and the center audino is yours.

After which, you're going to want to help your teammate shred the audinos near the center, on your side of the field. Once you're done with that, you'll most likely be Level 4. Pick Hyper Spacehole. If you can, try stealing an opponent's audino using Hyper Spacehole. Surprisingly this move works wonders at stealing objectives.

After that, place a spacehole on your goal zone and get your top lane teammates down. If they have not gone near the spacehole, do not place it there. Remember: They are randoms, you can't trust anyone. Only place one if you see that teammate is near the goal zone and probably spinning about his position.

By then, you should be able to get drednaw, and the All-Rounder you went with is likely Level 9. You should hyper spacehole up top to rotom and get it with ease. Next, farm the corphish in Zapdos's Arena. It is likely they won't be there anymore, but if they are, getting them is Rings Unbound for you. Use that at 4:20, where Drednaw respawns again.

The rest of the game is straightforward. Use your unite move at the zapdos fight and you're set for the win.

2-3 Stack
Now you have teammates you can trust.
Start by giving your trusted teammate all the exp you can possibly give him. Give him the four aimpoms. Let him steal the center audino. Give him your two audinos. The only mon you should get for yourself is corphish and hyper spacehole will be up right at Vespiquen and Combee Spawn. Get the bees with your hyperspace hole and follow through with the rotations.

5 Stack
This is where is gets serious.
Communication is key, and Hoopa is what brings that communication together.
For 5-Stacks, it is 100% Ideal for you to play the 1-1-3 Formation with a Blissey and preferably Pikachu or Venusaur at the bottom. Follow through with the strategy slated above and you're good to go.

Works Well With


A decent solo top laner is what you need to not lose the top goal zone early game. Lucario is an obvious pick. Just make sure to teleport him down for the first drednaw fight. If your jungler fights with you at the bottom, this may not be necessary.


Blissey and Hoopa can make an Attacker invincible and untouchable.


Venusaur and Pikachu are able to deal large amounts of damage in short bursts. While the recharge is up, make sure to heal and shield this attacker as much as you can and you're good to go.

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