Pokémon: The Movie - Hoopa and the Clash of Ages
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Pokemon the Movie
Hoopa and the Clash of Ages
Pokemon the Movie 18 Hoopa and the Clash of Ages Cover
General information
 Directed by  Kunihiko Yuyama
 Produced by  Junya Okamoto
 Kenichi Arai
 Satoshi Shimohira
 Susumu Matsuyama
 Written by  Atsuhiro Tomioka
 Rica Matsumoto
 Yūki Kaji
 Mariya Ise
 Mayuki Makiguchi
 Megumi Hayashibara
 Shin-ichiro Miki
 Inuko Inuyama
 Unsho Ishizuka
 Ikue Otani
 Narrated by  Unshō Ishizuka
 Runtime  79 minutes
 Box office takings  $22 million
 Predecessor  Diancie & The Cocoon of
 Successor  Volcanion & The Mechanical
 Release dates
  Australia  November 5th, 2015
  Europe  December 12th, 2015
  Japan  July 18th, 2015
  United States  December 19th, 2015
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Pokemon the Movie: Hoopa and the Clash of Ages is the 18th movie in the Pokemon franchise and the second in the XY series. The movies Japanese title when directly translated is "Pokemon the Movie XY: The Archdjinni of the Rings: Hoopa".

The movie was directed by Kunihiko Yuyama and was initially released in Japanese theaters on July 18th, 2015 followed by showings at Australian cinemas on the 5th of November 2015. TV broadcasts of this movvie kicked off with a showing on Teletoon in Canada on November 14th, 2015 and then on the UK's CITV channel on December 12th, 2015. A week later the movie also aired in the USA on Cartoon Network on December 19th, 2015.

Once more the DVD and Blu-ray releases began in Japan and as always, just in time for Christmas... this time with release on December 16th, 2015. The U.S DVD release didn't follow until March 8th the following year and the UK had an even longer wait, getting the DVD/Blu Ray releases on October 24th, 2016.

The movie was originally given the working title of Pokemon the Movie XY 2015 as Hoopa had not yet been revealed. The first we saw of the film was in a teaser trailer at the end of Pokemon: Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction. This trailer showed both Kyogre and Groudon in their primal forms. Later on another teaser was shown on December 11th, 2014 via Oha Suta (a Japanese TV show from TV Tokyo) which again showed Kyogre and Groudon and also Shiny Mega Rayquaza as prominent Pokémon in the upcoming movie. But it wasn't until the February issue of CoroCoro magazine that Hoopa, the titular star of the movie was officially unveiled.

Hoopa and the Clash of Ages like many of it's predecessors did include a Pikachu Short, this one was called simply "Pikachu short PK27" and again this was only made available to audiences who went to see the movie in Japanese theaters.


Official Description

The Mythical Pokémon Hoopa is the star of Pokémon the Movie: Hoopa and the Clash of Ages! When Ash, Pikachu, and their friends visit a desert city by the sea, they meet the Mythical Pokémon Hoopa, who has the ability to summon things—including people and Pokémon—through its magic ring. After a scary incident, they learn a story about a brave hero who stopped the rampage of a terrifying Pokémon long ago. Now, the threat that has been bottled up for years is in danger of breaking loose again! Can Ash help his new friend overcome the darkness within...or will a dangerous secret erupt into a clash of legends?

Major Characters

Other Characters


The voice cast
Character English Voice Actor Japanese Voice Actor


Official Trailer

Trading Cards

There were a few different trading cards given out with admissions to cinemas/theatres

Related Articles & Movie Ads

Magazine clippings, movie posters and so on

Trivia & Facts

Trivia from the movie


Continuity errors and bloopers

Reviews & Reception

Movie scores from major reviewers



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