The best moveset for Confined Hoopa in Pokémon Go

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For those who engage in the Misunderstood Mischief Special Research in Pokémon Go, the initial steps for the Season of Mischief Challenge allow you to catch this Pokémon on September 5 at 11:00 in your local time zone. Once you've captured Hoopa in its Confined form, you'll want to make sure you're giving it the best moveset to use it effectively in battle. This guide details the best moveset Hoopa Confined can learn in Pokémon Go.



Confined Hoopa is a Psychic and Ghost type Pokémon. It will be weak against Dark and Ghost-type moves, but is resistant to Fighting, Normal, Poison, and Psychic-type attacks. Unfortunately, the Pokémon's overall stats in Pokémon Go for PvP make it a glass cannon, with far more attack power than defense, meaning you need to be extremely careful when using it.

These are all the moves Hoopa Confined can learn.

Quick moves

  • Astonish (Ghost type) - 5 damage and 3 energy per turn (1,6 damage per turn) - 3 turns
  • Confusion (Psychic type) - 16 damage and 3 energy per turn (4 damage per turn) - 4 turns

Moves loaded

  • Psybeam (Psychic type) - 70 damage and 60 energy
  • Psychic (Psychic-type) - 90 damage and 55 energy (10% chance to lower opponent's defense by one degree)
  • Shadow Ball (Ghost type) - 100 damage and 55 energy

There are only two quick moves you need to worry about when it comes to Hoopa Confined. However, despite the selection, you just want to worry about getting a Hoopa with confusion. Amaze is a waste of an attack and you never want it on any of your characters. The overall damage it does is horrible, while the energy per turn is fine. However, when comparing awe with confusion, confusion provides the same energy for nearly three times the damage. Therefore, confusion is the obvious winner.



Next, we have Hoopa Confined's loaded moves. Similar to quick moves, there are clear winners in these picks. You want to go with the psychic charge move and the shadow ball. Psybeam is a minor attack of both Shadow Ball and Psychic because it takes 60 Energy to deal 70 damage, which is less than both Psychic and Shadow Ball. You can do a lot more damage with a Hoopa that knows psychic ball and shadow, much more often.



The best move set to teach Hoopa Confined is the confusion of fast moves and psychic charged and shadow ball moves.

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