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Hippopotas (Pokémon)

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==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, protruding nostrils. Its eyes and small ears protrude from the top of its head. Its 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==
===Major appearances===
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Hippopotas appeared in ''[[DP044|Mass Hip-Po-Sis!]]''. The same Hippopotas {{Ash}} rescued appeared again inand ''[[DP065|Sleight of Sand!]]''. In both episodes, {{Ash}} and {{ashfr}} had to help him reunite with its herd of Hippowdon and fellow Hippopotas after it was accidentally separated from them.
 
====Other====
AMultiple Hippopotas appeared in ''[[M18|Hoopa and the Clash of Ages]]'', where one of them was borrowed by Ash and his friends for its {{type|Ground}} attacks. It played a crucial role in restoring the broken [[Prison Bottle]] during the climactic battle in [[Dahara City]]. ItThis Hippopotas was later returned to itshis herd, and {{an|Bonnie}} bid it farewell.
 
===Minor appearances===
A {{pkmn|Coordinator}}'s Hippopotas appeared in ''[[DP114|Another One Gabites the Dust!]]'', where it was participating in the [[Contest Battle|Battle Stage]] of the {{to|Chocovine}} {{pkmn|Contest}}.
 
A Hippopotas appeared in ''[[DP125|Battling a Cute Drama!]]'', where it was seen at the [[Shelter Town]]'s [[Pokémon Center]] in ''[[DP125|Battling a Cute Drama!]]''.
 
A Hippopotas appeared during a flashback in ''[[M19|Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel]]'', whereas ita was oneresident of the Pokémon seen at [[Nebel Plateau]].
 
===Pokédex entries===
 
===In the Pokémon Adventures manga===
A male Hippopotas appeared in ''[[PS361|Bombastic Bibarel & Heroic Hippopotas]]'', alongsideunder histhe ownership Trainerof a {{tc|Gentleman}} at the [[Seven Stars Restaurant]],. It appeared along with a {{tc|Madame|Socialite}} and her {{p|Bibarel}}. The quartet battled {{adv|Diamond}}'s {{p|Torterra}}, [[Tru]], and {{adv|Pearl}}'s {{p|Infernape}}, [[Chimler]] in a [[Multi Battle|Tag Battle]].
 
==In the TCG==
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===Origin===
Hippopotas is based on a {{wp|hippopotamus}}, with army-like desert {{wp|camouflage}}. Because of the spout upon its back that spits sand, Hippopotas and its evolutionevolved form may be based upon the legendary {{wp|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====
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