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Revision as of 02:09, 4 May 2013

Lucario #448: Lucario
Pokémon
#450: Hippowdon Hippowdon
This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Hippopotas (disambiguation).
Hippopotas
ヒポポタス Hippopotas
#449
449Hippopotas.png
Art by Ken Sugimori from Diamond and Pearl
Type
Ground Unknown
Category
Hippo Pokémon
Abilities
Sand Stream Sand Force
Hidden Ability
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,250,000
Regional Pokédex numbers
Sinnoh
#122
Regional Browser numbers
Almia
R-246
Oblivia
R-283 N-103
Height
2'07"
Imperial
0.8 m
Metric
Weight
109.1 lbs.
Imperial
49.5 kg
Metric
Dex color
Brown
Catch rate
140 (18.3%)
Body style
Body08.png
Footprint
 F449.png 
Gender ratio
50% male, 50% female
Breeding
Field group 31 cycles
(7905 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
1
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
Base Exp.: 95 Battle Exp.: 951*

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

It evolves into Hippowdon starting at level 34.

Biology

Physiology

Hippopotas are relatively small earth-colored creatures that are most commonly found in arid places. They spend their time bathing in sand and avoid water at all costs. They also cover themselves in sand as a protective measure against germs. The Hippo Pokémon also have large mouths with big teeth. One of their more interesting features is that they can shoot jets of sand from ports on their bodies and presumably from their large nostrils. This makes their habit somewhat similar yet completely different from their real world counterpart.

Gender differences

Female Hippopotas are dark brown with tan highlights, while the male's colors are reversed.

Special abilities

Hippopotas can create a large amount of sand. Although the amount is unknown, it could be unlimited. Hippopotas also have a powerful set of jaws for using Bite and Crunch. For some odd reason, this Pokémon is capable of learning Water Pulse and Iron Tail, despite its short, stubby tail.

Like most other Ground-type Pokémon, Hippopotas can cause earthquakes and attack with several Rock-based attacks.

Hippopotas is one of the few Pokémon that can learn Slack Off.

Behavior

Hippopotas prefer to travel in groups of ten.

Habitat

Hippopotas live in deserts and dry areas.

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

Hipppopotas generally eat fruit and other plant substances.

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 I
Red {{{redbluedex}}}
Blue
Yellow {{{yellowdex}}}
Stadium {{{stadiumdex}}}
Generation II
Gold {{{golddex}}}
Silver {{{silverdex}}}
Crystal {{{crystaldex}}}
Stadium 2 Unknown
Generation III
Ruby {{{rubydex}}}
Sapphire {{{sapphiredex}}}
Emerald {{{emeralddex}}}
FireRed {{{firereddex}}}
LeafGreen {{{leafgreendex}}}
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 Unknown
Y Unknown

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation I
Red Blue
None Trade
Blue (Japan)
None Trade
Yellow
None Trade
Generation II
Gold Silver
None Trade
Crystal
None Trade
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
None Trade
Emerald
None Trade
FireRed LeafGreen
None Trade
Colosseum
None Trade
XD
None Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Rare Maniac Tunnel
Platinum
Rare Maniac Tunnel
HeartGold SoulSilver
Unknown Safari Zone
Pal Park
None
Pokéwalker
None
Generation V
Black White
Swarm Route 4
Black 2 White 2
None Breed Hippowdon
Dream World
Rugged Mountain
Generation VI
X Y
None Trade


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 V, 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
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation V
Other generations:
IV - VI
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
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 V
  • 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 V
Other generations:
IV - VI
 TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM05 Roar Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 0000 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 05050 080}}80% 10
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 TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM94 Rock Smash Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 15
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 V
Other generations:
IV - VI
 Father   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TorkoalSphealSealeoWalreinPurugly Body Slam Normal Physical 85 100% 15
TorkoalBidoofBibarel Curse Ghost Status —% 10
WeavileOshawottDewottSamurottBouffalant Revenge Fighting Physical 60 100% 10
SandshrewSandslashDugtrioHippopotasHippowdonSandile
KrokorokKrookodile
Sand Tomb Ground Physical 35 85% 15
SlakothVigorothSlakingChimcharMonfernoInfernape 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 100% 20
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Hippopotas in Generation V
  • 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 V
Other generations:
IV - VI
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
B W B2 W2 Earth Power Ground Special 90 100% 10
B W B2 W2 Iron Tail Steel Physical 100 75% 15
B W B2 W2 Sleep Talk Normal Status —% 10
B W B2 W2 Snore Normal Special 40 100% 15
B W B2 W2 Stealth Rock Rock Status —% 20
B W B2 W2 Superpower Fighting Physical 120 100% 5
  • A black 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

Dream World moves

Generation V
Other generations:
IV
 Event   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Rugged Mountain Stockpile Normal Status —% 20
Rugged Mountain Superpower Fighting Physical 120 100% 5
  • A superscript level indicates that Hippopotas can learn this move normally in Generation V at that level
  • 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 event 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

Hippopotas
Unevolved
Hippopotas
 Ground 
Rare Candy
Level 34


Hippowdon
First evolution
Hippowdon
 Ground 

Sprites

Gen Game
I Red Blue Yellow Red (Ja) Green Back
This Pokémon did not appear during Generation I.
II Gold Silver Crystal   Back
This Pokémon did not appear during Generation II.
III Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
This Pokémon did not appear during Generation III.
IV Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Spr 4d 449 m.png Spr 4p 449 m.png Spr 4p 449 m.png Spr b 4d 449 m.png
Spr 4d 449 f.png Spr 4p 449 f.png Spr 4p 449 f.png Spr b 4d 449 f.png
Spr 4d 449 m s.png Spr 4p 449 m s.png Spr 4p 449 m s.png Spr b 4d 449 m s.png
Spr 4d 449 f s.png Spr 4p 449 f s.png Spr 4p 449 f s.png Spr b 4d 449 f s.png
V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Spr 5b 449 m.png Spr 5b 449 m.png Spr b 5b 449 m.png
Spr 5b 449 f.png Spr 5b 449 f.png Spr b 5b 449 f.png
Spr 5b 449 m s.png Spr 5b 449 m s.png Spr b 5b 449 m s.png
Spr 5b 449 f s.png Spr 5b 449 f s.png Spr b 5b 449 f s.png
Hippopotas For other sprites and images, please see Hippopotas images on 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

Lucario #448: Lucario
Pokémon
#450: Hippowdon Hippowdon


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