Hoopa Confined Reappears Via Serial Code Distribution

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Hoopa Confined Reappears Via Serial Code Distribution
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Hoopa Confined makes a second appearance on Nintendo 3DS as a limited time serial code distribution via Mystery Gift on Nintendo Network.

If you missed the first Hoopa event hosted by McDonald’s in late 2015, there’s a second chance. Starting today, Trainers in North America who own Pokémon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire or Pokémon X/Y on Nintendo 3DS can use the code “2016HOOPA” to download Hoopa in its original form.

This special Hoopa is level 50 and comes inside a Cherish Ball and holds Smoke Ball, an item that enables its holder to flee from any wild Pokémon encounter without fail. In addition, it knows the moves Astonish, Hyperspace Hole, Nasty Plot, and Psychic and has the Ability Magician.

In Pokémon Omega Ruby, Hoopa’s in-game description reads,” In its true form, it possess a huge amount of power. Legends of its avarice tell how it once carried off an entire castle to gain the treasure hidden within.”

Using an item called the Prison Bottle, Trainers can unlock Hoopa’s alternate forme, Hoopa Unbound, where it becomes a dual Dark/Psychic-type Pokémon. Hoopa Unbound also has a unique moved called Hyperspace Fury.

This Hoopa serial code expires on Sunday, October 9. Use the following steps to add Hoopa Confined to your Pokémon games on Nintendo 3DS.

How to Receive Hoopa Confined:

  1. Make sure your Nintendo 3DS system is connected to the Internet
  2. From the menu, select MYSTERY GIFT
  3. Select RECEIVE GIFT, then YES
  4. Select GET WITH CODE, then YES
  5. Enter “2016HOOPA” (without the quotes)

From here, all you need to do is speak to the delivery girl in any Pokémon Center to receive your new Hoopa. As a reminder, be sure to save your game to avoid losing your new Pokémon.

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