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Hippopotas (Pokémon)

Lucario #448: Lucario
Pokémon
#450: Hippowdon Hippowdon
This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Hippopotas (disambiguation).
Hippopotas
Hippo Pokémon
ヒポポタス
Hippopotas
#449
Hippopotas

Hippopotas

Hippopotas

Hippopotas
Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Ground Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Blue-Striped
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Sand Stream Cacophony
Cacophony
Sand Force
Hidden Ability

Hidden Ability

Mega Hippopotas

Mega Hippopotas Y
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
140 (18.3%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Field
Hatch time
7905 - 8159 steps
Height
2'07" 0.8 m
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0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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Weight
109.1 lbs. 49.5 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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Mega Stone
{{{mega}}} {{{mega2}}}
Regional numbers
Pokédex
#449
Kanto
#000
Johto
#000
Hoenn
#122
Sinnoh

Unova
Coastal
#048
Kalos
Not in any regional Pokédex
Browser
R-000
Fiore
R-246
Almia
R-283/N-103
Oblivia
Not in any Browser
Base experience yield
95
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
66
V+
Leveling rate
Slow
EV yield
Total: 1
0
HP
0
Atk
1
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Body style
Body08.png BodyUnknown.png
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Footprint
F449.png None.png
{{{forme2}}}
Pokédex color
Brown
Base friendship
70
External Links

Hippopotas (Japanese: ヒポポタス Hippopotas) is a Ground-type Pokémon.

It evolves into Hippowdon starting at level 34.

Biology

Hippopotas is a quadruped, hippo-like Pokémon that is most commonly found in deserts and other arid places. Its skin color depends on gender: if male, it is tan with dark brown patches, and if female, its coloring is reversed. It has a large snout with round nostrils and eyes that protrude from the top of its head. It torso has mottled coloring and a small hole on its back. Each of its feet has two blunt claws, and it has a small tail. Hippopotas spends its time bathing in sand and avoids water at all costs. It covers itself in sand as a protective measure against germs and expels sand instead of sweat. When it walks through the sand, it shuts its nostrils. It prefers to travel in groups of ten.

In the anime

Hippopotas in the anime

Major appearances

A Hippopotas appeared in Mass Hip-Po-Sis!. The same Hippopotas Ash rescued appeared again in Sleight of Sand!.

Minor appearances

A Hippopotas made a brief cameo in Giratina and the Sky Warrior.

A male Hippopotas appeared in Another One Gabites the Dust!.

A Hippopotas was also seen at the Shelter Town's Pokémon Center in Battling a Cute Drama!.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
DP044 Hippopotas Dawn's Pokédex Hippopotas, the Hippo Pokémon. It lives in dry places and covers itself in sand to protect against germs. It does not enjoy getting wet.
This concludes the entries from the Diamond & Pearl series.

In the manga

Hippopotas in Pokémon Adventures

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

A Hippopotas appeared alongside a nameless Gentleman at the Seven Stars Restaurant, along with a Socialite and her Bibarel. The quartet battled Diamond's Torterra, Tru, and Pearl's Infernape, Chimler in a Tag Battle.

In the TCG

Main article: Hippopotas (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV
Diamond It lives in arid places. Instead of perspiration, it expels grainy sand from its body.
Pearl It enshrouds itself with sand to protect itself from germs. It does not enjoy getting wet.
Platinum It shuts its nostrils tight then travels through the sand as if walking. They form colonies of around ten.
HeartGold It shrouds itself in sand to ward off germs. It travels easily through the sands of the desert.
SoulSilver
Generation V
Black It shuts its nostrils tight then travels through the sand as if walking. They form colonies of around ten.
White
Black 2 It shuts its nostrils tight then travels through sand as if walking. They form colonies of around 10.
White 2
Generation VI
X It lives in arid places. Instead of perspiration, it expels grainy sand from its body.
Y It enshrouds itself with sand to protect itself from germs. It does not enjoy getting wet.

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Maniac Tunnel
Platinum
Maniac Tunnel
HeartGold SoulSilver
Safari Zone
Generation V
Black White
Route 4 (Swarm)
Black 2 White 2
Breed Hippowdon
Dream World
Rugged Mountain
Generation VI
X Y
Route 9

In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time/Darkness
Quicksand Pit (B3-B10)
Pokémon Ranger:
Shadows of Almia
Hippowdon Temple
Pokémon Ranger:
Guardian Signs
Layuda Island
Fire Temple
Pokémon Rumble Bright Beach
Pokémon Rumble Blast Desert: Sunny Seashore

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 68
128 - 175 246 - 340
Attack: 72
69 - 136 134 - 267
Defense: 78
74 - 143 144 - 280
Sp.Atk: 38
38 - 99 72 - 192
Sp.Def: 42
42 - 103 80 - 201
Speed: 32
33 - 92 62 - 179
Total: 330   Other Pokémon with this total  
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and a hindering nature, if applicable.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and a helpful nature, if applicable.


Pokéathlon stats

Speed
2/3 ★★
Power
3/5 ★★★☆☆
Skill
2/3 ★★
Stamina
3/5 ★★★☆☆
Jump
2/3 ★★
Total
12/19 ★★

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VI, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VI
Other generations:
IV - V
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP   Contest   Appeal   Jamming 
00Start Tackle Normal Physical 05050 100100% 35
00Start Sand Attack Ground Status 0000 100100% 15
077 Bite Dark Physical 06060 100100% 25
1313 Yawn Normal Status 0000 —% 10
1919 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 08585% 20
1919 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100100% 10
2525 Sand Tomb Ground Physical 03535 08585% 15
3131 Crunch Dark Physical 08080 100100% 15
3737 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100100% 10
4444 Double-Edge Normal Physical 120120 100100% 15
5050 Fissure Ground Physical 0000 —% 5
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Hippopotas obtained at level 1 in Generation VI
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Hippopotas
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Hippopotas
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation VI
Other generations:
IV - V
 TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP   Contest   Appeal   Jamming 
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM05 Roar Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 —}}—% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Ground Sprite.png TM26 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Ground Sprite.png TM28 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM37 Sandstorm Rock Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM39 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM45 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM48 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Ground Sprite.png TM78 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM80 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 090}}90% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM88 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM94 Rock Smash Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM100 Confide Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
Bag HM Normal Sprite.png HM04 Strength Normal Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Hippopotas
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Hippopotas
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VI
Other generations:
IV - V
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP   Contest   Appeal   Jamming 
TorkoalSphealSealeoWalreinPuruglyChespin
QuilladinChesnaughtPanchamPangoro
Body Slam Normal Physical 85 100% 15
NumelCameruptTorkoalBidoofBibarel Curse Ghost Status —% 10
ZangooseWeavileOshawottDewottSamurottBouffalant Revenge Fighting Physical 60 100% 10
SandshrewSandslashDugtrioHippopotasHippowdonSandile
KrokorokKrookodile
Sand Tomb Ground Physical 35 85% 15
SlakothSlakingChimcharMonferno Slack Off Normal Status —% 10
WhismurLoudredExploud Sleep Talk Normal Status —% 10
EkansArbokMawileHeatmor Spit Up Normal Special 100% 10
EkansArbokMawileHeatmor Stockpile Normal Status —% 20
EkansArbokMawileHeatmor Swallow Normal Status —% 10
Shiftry Whirlwind Normal Status —% 20
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Hippopotas in Generation VI
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Hippopotas in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Hippopotas
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Hippopotas
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation VI
Other generations:
IV - V
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP   Contest   Appeal   Jamming 
This Pokémon learns no moves by tutoring.
  • A black or white abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Hippopotas can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Hippopotas cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Hippopotas
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Hippopotas
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Pinball RS
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Trozei!
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 0%
Friend Area: Beau Plains
Phrases
51%-100% HP My HP is between 51% and 100%.
26%-50% HP My HP is between 26% and 50%.
1%-25% HP My HP is between 1% and 25%.
Level up I leveled up.
Partner phrases
51%-100% HP <name>, my HP is between 51% and 100%.
26%-50% HP <name>, my HP is between 26% and 50%.
1%-25% HP <name>, my HP is between 1% and 25%.
Level up I leveled up.
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness
,
and Explorers of Sky
MDP449.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 8.2%
IQ group: E
Pokémon Ranger
Group:  Normal  Poké Assist: None Field move: None
Loops: 0 Min. exp.: 0 Max. exp.: 0
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:  Ground  Poké Assist: Ground PA.png
( Ground )
Field move: None
Browser entry  
It causes tremors and spits hunks of sand to attack.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group: Poké Assist: Field move:
 Ground  Ground Assist.png
( Ground )
Past
Electric Assist.png
( Normal )
Tackle 3 field move.png
(Tackle ×3)
Past
Electrify 1 field move.png
(Electrify ×1)
Browser entry  
It triggers tremors to attack.
Attack ●●
Defense ●●
Speed ●●●
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack ●●
Defense ●●
Speed ●●●
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
None.png PokéPark Pad entry:
This Pokémon has no PokéPark Pad entry.
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
None.png Strong: {{{Park2strong}}} Weak: {{{Park2weak}}}
PokéPark Pad entry:
This Pokémon has no PokéPark Pad entry.
None.png HP: Move: {{{ConquestMove}}}
Attack: Ability 1: {{{ConquestAbility1}}}
Defense: Ability 2: {{{ConquestAbility2}}}
Speed: Ability 3: {{{ConquestAbility3}}}
Does not evolve.
Range: 0 Perfect Links: {{{ConquestLink}}}

Evolution

449Hippopotas.png
Unevolved
Hippopotas
 Ground 
Rare Candy
Level 34
450Hippowdon.png
First evolution
Hippowdon
 Ground 

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
Male Male Male Male Male Male
Female Female Female Female Female Female
Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male
Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Male Male Male Male
Female Female Female Female
Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male
Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female
Front Back Front Back
449MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Hippopotas images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • Despite having obvious gender differences, both Hippopotas and its evolution have only one menu sprite and one Dream World picture, both of which depict the male variation.

Origin

Hippopotas is based on a hippopotamus, with army-like camouflage. Because of the spout upon its back that spits sand, Hippopotas and its evolution may be based upon the legendary Bahamut as, in some accounts of the myths behind it, it is said to support a bed of sand and have the head of a hippo.

Name origin

Hippopotas is derived from hippopotamus.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ヒポポタス Hippopotas Derived from hippopotamus.
France Flag.png French Hippopotas Same as Japanese name
Spain Flag.png Spanish Hippopotas Same as Japanese name
Germany Flag.png German Hippopotas Same as Japanese name
Italy Flag.png Italian Hippopotas Same as Japanese name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 히포포타스 Hipopotaseu Transliteration of Japanese name


Related articles

External links

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Pokémon
#450: Hippowdon Hippowdon


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Last modified on 13 November 2014, at 21:21