The Psychic/Ghost-type Pokémon Hoopa has been making an appearance during some of the recent events in Pokemon GO. Along with the event quests directly related to Hoopa, its unique rings have also been floating in the sky of Pokemon GO’s AR world. Many players are wondering if these large rings have any significant meaning other than visual decor. The Ultra Unlock event for 2021 is coming to a close at the end of this month, which makes sense why players are scrambling to figure out how to capture this rare monster. Read on to learn how to catch Hoopa in Pokemon GO.
Can Hoopa be caught in Pokémon GO?
Unfortunately, it is currently impossible to catch Hoopa in Pokemon GO. While the portal rings in the sky are undoubtedly created by Hoopa, these gateways serve as the game’s lore of how Sword & Shield’s Zacian and Zamazenta have been able to enter the world of Pokemon GO. Yet, there may be plans in the future for Hoopa’s anticipated arrival.
Many fans speculate that The Pokémon Company and Niantic are signifying that Hoopa will be arriving soon to Pokemon GO. Instead of unlocking Hoopa in a random encounter, the most likely way trainers will be able to catch this rare Mythical Pokémon is by participating in a special Raid or Challenge event.
Nevertheless, at the moment, Hoopa will remain unobtainable for players. Its entry is not even archived in Pokemon GO’s Pokedex, meaning trainers won’t be able to find out in the wild — for now. After all, this all could just be hinting at Hoopa’s arrival sometime in the near future or at the next Pokemon GO Fest event. In the meantime, there are plenty of rare and unique Pokémon for players to try their hand at catching until Hoopa’s next appearance in Pokémon GO.
Pokémon GO is available on iOS and Android.