Competitive Information for Hoopa (unbound) [Sun/Moon]

Competitive Pokemon Sun/Moon Movesets and Strategies for Hoopa-unbound hoopa-unbound
Base Stats for Hoopa-Unbound

Psychic / Dark

Abilities:
MagicianMagician: If this Pokemon has no item, it steals the item off a Pokemon it hits with an attack.


Evolutions / Family:
Hoopa

Weakness Chart for Psychic/Dark-type:
Bug
Dark
Dragon
Electric
Fairy
Fighting
Fire
Flying
Ghost
4x
  
  
  
2x
  
  
  
  
Grass
Ground
Ice
Normal
Poison
Psychic
Rock
Steel
Water
  
  
  
  
  
0x
  
  
  
¼x
½x
2x
4x


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Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Hoopa-unbound? These builds have been optimized for Pokemon competing in Sun/Moon Single Battles. The movesets and EVs have been specifically calibrated to deal the most amount of damage to the largest group of potentially common opponents and typing threats for the Sun/Moon generation metagame.


Common team mates for Hoopa-unbound in Pokemon Sun/Moon:

Tapu%20FiniTapu%20LeleClefableMawile-MegaScizor-MegaTornadusVenusaur-MegaJirachiMarowak-AlolaUxieAudino-MegaTerrakion


Hoopa is a remarkable Psychic and Dark-typed Pokemon. It's pretty usual to see Hoopa show up as a Sun/Moon opponent. Hoopa's only type-related weaknesses are Bug and Fairy.


Species: Hoopa-Unbound
Item: Choice Band / Life Orb
Ability: Magician
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Gunk Shot
- Hyperspace Fury
- Drain Punch
- Fire Punch

Physical Sweeper Hoopa-Unbound (Analytic)

Hoopa is a legendary Physical Sweeper. It's goal is to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Choice Band will increase the damage of Hoopa's physical moves by 1.5x at the cost of locking you into the first move you pick. Life Orb boosts the power of Hoopa's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Magician, if Hoopa has no item it steals the item off a pokemon it hits with an attack.

Gunk Shot is a physical 120-base power Poison-type move (30% chance to poison the target).
Hyperspace Fury is a physical STAB-boosted 100-base power Dark-type move (hoopa-u: lowers Hoopa's defense by 1 stage; breaks protect).
Drain Punch is a physical 75-base power Fighting-type move (Hoopa recovers 50% of the damage dealt).
Fire Punch is a physical 75-base power Fire-type move (10% chance to burn the target).




Species: Hoopa-Unbound
Item: Darkinium Z / Life Orb
Ability: Magician
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Foul Play / Throat Chop
- Zen Headbutt
- Return
- Fire Punch

Physical Sweeper Hoopa-Unbound (Magician)

Hoopa is a legendary Physical Sweeper. It was designed to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Focus Sash helps protect Hoopa from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Hoopa's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Magician, if Hoopa has no item it steals the item off a pokemon it hits with an attack.

Foul Play is a physical STAB-boosted 95-base power Dark-type move (uses target's attack stat in damage calculation).
Throat Chop is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Dark-type move (for 2 turns, the target cannot use sound moves).
Zen Headbutt is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Psychic-type move (20% chance to flinch the target).
Return is a physical 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at maximum happiness).
Fire Punch is a physical 75-base power Fire-type move (10% chance to burn the target).




Species: Hoopa-Unbound
Item: Psychium Z / Life Orb
Ability: Magician
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Psychic / Psyshock
- Dark Pulse
- Thunderbolt
- Energy Ball

Special Sweeper Hoopa-Unbound (Magician)

Hoopa is a legendary Special Sweeper. The purpose of this moveset is to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Focus Sash helps protect Hoopa from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Hoopa's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Magician, if Hoopa has no item it steals the item off a pokemon it hits with an attack.

Psychic is a special STAB-boosted 90-base power Psychic-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Psyshock is a special STAB-boosted 80-base power Psychic-type move (damages target based on defense, not special defense).
Dark Pulse is a special STAB-boosted 80-base power Dark-type move (20% chance to flinch the target).
Thunderbolt is a special 90-base power Electric-type move (10% chance to paralyze the target).
Energy Ball is a special 90-base power Grass-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).



Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Hoopa-unbound? These builds have been optimized for Sun/Moon Double Battles. They have movesets and EVs specifically calibrated to generally work best versus multiple Pokemon at once as well as helping to support other team members and allys in the Sun/Moon generation metagame.


Common team mates for Hoopa-unbound in Pokemon Sun/Moon:

Tapu%20FiniTapu%20LeleClefableMawile-MegaScizor-MegaTornadusVenusaur-MegaJirachiMarowak-AlolaUxieAudino-MegaTerrakion


Species: Hoopa-Unbound
Item: Darkinium Z / Life Orb
Ability: Magician
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Foul Play / Throat Chop
- Zen Headbutt
- Return
- Fire Punch

Doubles Physical Sweeper Hoopa-Unbound (Magician)

Hoopa is a legendary Physical Sweeper. It's primary goal is to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Focus Sash helps protect Hoopa from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Hoopa's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Magician, if Hoopa has no item it steals the item off a pokemon it hits with an attack.

Foul Play is a physical STAB-boosted 95-base power Dark-type move (uses target's attack stat in damage calculation).
Throat Chop is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Dark-type move (for 2 turns, the target cannot use sound moves).
Zen Headbutt is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Psychic-type move (20% chance to flinch the target).
Return is a physical 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at maximum happiness).
Fire Punch is a physical 75-base power Fire-type move (10% chance to burn the target).




Species: Hoopa-Unbound
Item: Psychium Z / Life Orb
Ability: Magician
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Psychic / Psyshock
- Dark Pulse
- Thunderbolt
- Energy Ball

Doubles Special Sweeper Hoopa-Unbound (Magician)

Hoopa is a legendary Special Sweeper. It's primary goal is to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Focus Sash helps protect Hoopa from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Hoopa's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Magician, if Hoopa has no item it steals the item off a pokemon it hits with an attack.

Psychic is a special STAB-boosted 90-base power Psychic-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Psyshock is a special STAB-boosted 80-base power Psychic-type move (damages target based on defense, not special defense).
Dark Pulse is a special STAB-boosted 80-base power Dark-type move (20% chance to flinch the target).
Thunderbolt is a special 90-base power Electric-type move (10% chance to paralyze the target).
Energy Ball is a special 90-base power Grass-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Hoopa-unbound learn? Here is the list of moves this Pokemon can learn in this selected generation.
Sort and organize the learnset by move type, category, accuracy, and power. Bolded moves will gain the same-type attack bonus (STAB) if this Pokemon uses them.


Cat
Type
Movename
Damage
Accuracy
PP
Effect
Charge Beam
50
90%
10
70% chance to raise the user's Sp. Atk by 1.
Confusion
50
100%
25
10% chance to confuse the target.
Dark Pulse
80
100%
15
20% chance to flinch the target.
Dream Eater
100
100%
15
User gains 1/2 HP inflicted. Sleeping target only.
Energy Ball
90
100%
10
10% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Focus Blast
120
70%
5
10% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Grass Knot
--
100%
20
More power the heavier the target.
Hyper Beam
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Hyperspace Hole
80
--
5
Breaks the target's protection for this turn.
Psybeam
65
100%
20
10% chance to confuse the target.
Psychic
90
100%
10
10% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Psyshock
80
100%
10
Damages target based on Defense, not Sp. Def.
Round
60
100%
15
Power doubles if others used Round this turn.
Shadow Ball
80
100%
15
20% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Shock Wave
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy.
Signal Beam
75
100%
15
10% chance to confuse the target.
Snore
50
100%
15
User must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target.
Thunderbolt
90
100%
15
10% chance to paralyze the target.
Uproar
90
100%
10
Lasts 3 turns. Active Pokemon cannot fall asleep.
Astonish
30
100%
15
30% chance to flinch the target.
Brick Break
75
100%
15
Destroys screens, unless the target is immune.
Covet
60
100%
25
If the user has no item, it steals the target's.
Drain Punch
75
100%
10
User recovers 50% of the damage dealt.
Dual Chop
40
90%
15
Hits 2 times in one turn.
Facade
70
100%
20
Power doubles if user is burn/poison/paralyzed.
Fire Punch
75
100%
15
10% chance to burn the target.
Fling
--
100%
10
Flings the user's item at the target. Power varies.
Focus Punch
150
100%
20
Fails if the user takes damage before it hits.
Foul Play
95
100%
15
Uses target's Attack stat in damage calculation.
Frustration
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at minimum Happiness.
Giga Impact
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Gunk Shot
120
80%
5
30% chance to poison the target.
Hyperspace Fury
100
--
5
Hoopa-U: Lowers user's Def by 1; breaks protect.
Ice Punch
75
100%
15
10% chance to freeze the target.
Knock Off
65
100%
20
1.5x damage if foe holds an item. Removes item.
Last Resort
140
100%
5
Fails unless each known move has been used.
Phantom Force
90
100%
10
Disappears turn 1. Hits turn 2. Breaks protection.
Power-Up Punch
40
100%
20
100% chance to raise the user's Attack by 1.
Return
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at maximum Happiness.
Secret Power
70
100%
20
Effect varies with terrain. (30% paralysis chance)
Thief
60
100%
25
If the user has no item, it steals the target's.
Throat Chop
80
100%
15
For 2 turns, the target cannot use sound moves.
Thunder Punch
75
100%
15
10% chance to paralyze the target.
Zen Headbutt
80
90%
15
20% chance to flinch the target.
Ally Switch
--
--
15
The user swaps positions with its ally.
Block
--
--
5
Prevents the target from switching out.
Calm Mind
--
--
20
Raises the user's Sp. Atk and Sp. Def by 1.
Confide
--
--
20
Lowers the target's Sp. Atk by 1.
Destiny Bond
--
--
5
If an opponent knocks out the user, it also faints.
Double Team
--
--
15
Raises the user's evasiveness by 1.
Embargo
--
100%
15
For 5 turns, the target's item has no effect.
Flash
--
100%
20
Lowers the target's accuracy by 1.
Gravity
--
--
5
For 5 turns, negates all Ground immunities.
Guard Split
--
--
10
Averages Defense and Sp. Def stats with target.
Laser Focus
--
--
30
Until the end of the next turn, user's moves crit.
Light Screen
--
--
30
For 5 turns, special damage to allies is halved.
Magic Coat
--
--
15
Bounces back certain non-damaging moves.
Magic Room
--
--
10
For 5 turns, all held items have no effect.
Nasty Plot
--
--
20
Raises the user's Sp. Atk by 2.
Power Split
--
--
10
Averages Attack and Sp. Atk stats with target.
Protect
--
--
10
Prevents moves from affecting the user this turn.
Psych Up
--
--
10
Copies the target's current stat stages.
Quash
--
100%
15
Forces the target to move last this turn.
Rain Dance
--
--
5
For 5 turns, heavy rain powers Water moves.
Recycle
--
--
10
Restores the item the user last used.
Reflect
--
--
20
For 5 turns, physical damage to allies is halved.
Rest
--
--
10
User sleeps 2 turns and restores HP and status.
Role Play
--
--
10
User replaces its Ability with the target's.
Safeguard
--
--
25
For 5 turns, protects user's party from status.
Skill Swap
--
--
10
The user and the target trade Abilities.
Sleep Talk
--
--
10
User must be asleep. Uses another known move.
Snatch
--
--
10
User steals certain support moves to use itself.
Substitute
--
--
10
User takes 1/4 its max HP to put in a substitute.
Sunny Day
--
--
5
For 5 turns, intense sunlight powers Fire moves.
Swagger
--
85%
15
Raises the target's Attack by 2 and confuses it.
Taunt
--
100%
20
Target can't use status moves its next 3 turns.
Telekinesis
--
--
15
For 3 turns, target floats but moves can't miss it.
Thunder Wave
--
90%
20
Paralyzes the target.
Torment
--
100%
15
Target can't select the same move twice in a row.
Toxic
--
90%
10
Badly poisons the target. Poison types can't miss.
Trick
--
100%
10
User switches its held item with the target's.
Trick Room
--
--
5
Goes last. For 5 turns, turn order is reversed.
Wonder Room
--
--
10
For 5 turns, all Defense and Sp. Def stats switch.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Hoopa-unbound can perform in Sun/Moon. Not every combo going to be game-changing, but some can be pretty fun to play with. Sometimes these can be easily overlooked or forgotten, hence why we find and list them here. Discover what items, abilities, and moves this Pokemon can use in combination with each other to gain a strategic advantage in competitive battles.


Competitive SM Move and Ability Combos for Hoopa-unbound

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