Hoopa (Japanese: フーパHoopa) is a dual-typePsychic/Ghostmythical Pokémon introduced in Generation VI. Exposing Hoop to the Prison Bottle will shift it from Hoopa Confined to its Hoopa Unbound form. It will revert to its Confined form in three days or if it is placed into the PC.
Hoopa confined is the only known Pokémon with the type combination of Psychic/Ghost.
Hoopa Confined is most likely based off of the jinn, a mythical creature found in early Arabian and Islamic mythology and theology. Their names, "jinn" or "djinn", are commonly anglicized under a more well known name, genies.
Hoopa Unbound shares visual similarities with the various Hindu gods and goddess that sometimes possess extra sets of arms.
Hoopa's name is derived from the word hoop. It's name could also be derived from the word hoopla.