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Parents' Guide to

Pokémon the Movie: Hoopa and the Clash of Ages

By Brian Costello, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Confusing plot, annoying voices; for die-hard fans only.

Movie NR 2015 78 minutes
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Community Reviews

age 7+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 6+


I’m not the biggest fan of Pokémon-infact, I’m not a fan at all. It’s lame. My son loved trading the cards in 2nd grade. He saw the movie last year and liked it a pretty fair amount. This one was just ok. Annoying voices, slow and complicated.

This title has:

Too much violence
age 7+

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I'm a huge Pokemon fan but... Avoid this like the plague. In fact avoid any of the movies after the Victini movies because those were the last decent ones. Also female character Serena is hung on Ash and it's annoying so I mark sex because she's a tease.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much consumerism

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
Kids say (7 ):

The poor acting and annoying voices make Pokémon the Movie: Hoopa and the Clash of the Ages best for the most die-hard fans only. The character Hoopa, who vacillates between a cutesy little prankster Pokémon and a gigantic demon Pokémon in the throes of megalomania, has a jarring and distractingly annoying voice, no matter the incarnation. This voice is tailor-made for headaches, and that alone will make this difficult viewing for kids and adults who have zero interest in Pokémon.

The story itself is needlessly complicated and seems like more of a chance for the manufacturers of Pokémon products to unveil all the different characters available for purchase than to add anything worthwhile to the story beyond more explosions and cartoon violence. For those interested in checking out Pokémon animated features, this is most certainly not the best place to start.

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