Hippowdon (Pokémon)

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Hippopotas #449: Hippopotas
Pokémon
#451: Skorupi Skorupi
Hippowdon
Heavyweight Pokémon
カバルドン
Kabaldon
#450
Hippowdon



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Ground Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Sand Stream Cacophony
Cacophony
Sand Force
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
60 (14.8%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Field
Hatch time
7710 - 7966 steps
Height
6'07" 2.0 m
Hippowdon
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0'0" 0 m
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Weight
661.4 lbs. 300.0 kg
Hippowdon
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Mega Stone
Base experience yield
198
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
184
V+
Leveling rate
Slow
EV yield
Total: 2
Hippowdon
0
HP
0
Atk
2
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
F450.png None.png
{{{form2}}}
Pokédex color
Brown
Base friendship
70
External Links

Hippowdon (Japanese: カバルドン Kabaldon) is a Ground-type Pokémon introduced in Generation IV.

It evolves from Hippopotas starting at level 34.

Biology

Hippowdon is a large, hippo-like Pokémon with skin color based on its gender. It is light brown if male, and black if female. It has a dark gray back and muzzle with several holes in them. Sand often spills out of the ports on its back and its nostrils. This sand is stored internally, and is used to create twisters when attacking. It has a large, rounded snout, a mouth filled with peg-like teeth, and red eyes. Hippowdon has black feet with four blunt claws each. It is short-tempered, and may hold its mouth agape as a display of strength. Hippowdon's massive jaws are capable of crushing cars.

In the anime

Hippowdon in the anime

Major appearances

Hippowdon debuted in Sleight of Sand!. It was the father of the Hippopotas that Ash and his friends rescued in Mass Hip-Po-Sis!, and re-encountered in the same episode. Dr. Namba charged Cassidy and Butch with the job of obtaining a sample of the sand that Hippowdon shoots out.

A male Hippowdon appeared in An Elite Coverup!, under the ownership of Bertha. He was used in a battle against Ash, where he was able to defeat Torterra. Hippowdon briefly appeared alongside Bertha during the ending credits of Zoroark: Master of Illusions.

Minor appearances

Multiple Hippowdon made cameo appearances in Giratina and the Sky Warrior.

A Hippowdon appeared in One Team, Two Team, Red Team, Blue Team!, under the ownership of the Pokémon Summer Academy. Jessie used it for the first leg of the Pokémon Triathlon.

A Hippowdon briefly appeared in Working on a Right Move!, under the ownership of a Trainer competing in the Lily of the Valley Conference. It was shown being defeated by another Trainer's Tangrowth.

Multiple Hippowdon appeared in Hoopa and the Clash of Ages alongside their pre-evolved forms.

A Hippowdon appeared in Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel as a resident of the Nebel Plateau.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
DP065 Hippowdon Dawn's Pokédex Hippowdon, the Heavyweight Pokémon. It creates an enormous tornado of sand by blowing sand out of the holes in its body, and its mouth is over 6 feet in diameter.
DP170 Hippowdon Ash's Pokédex Hippowdon, the Heavyweight Pokémon. A surprisingly fierce Pokémon, Hippowdon opens its giant mouth to intimidate adversaries.
This concludes the entries from the Diamond & Pearl series.

In the manga

Hippowdon in Pokémon Adventures

In the Phantom Thief Pokémon 7 manga

A Hippowdon appeared in P7-14, under the ownership of a man.

In the Pocket Monsters Diamond & Pearl manga

Multiple Hippowdon appeared in PDP16.

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

A wild male Hippowdon first appeared in Bombastic Bibarel & Heroic Hippopotas, where Dr. Footstep set up a sticky carpet to collect his footprint, "finally" succeeding in extracting one from a Hippowdon. This, however, earned the ire of the Pokémon, which proceeded to send him and the three Sinnoh trainers flying with his Sand Tomb. As a result, Diamond and Platinum landed in the outskirts of Lake Verity, away from Pearl and Footstep, and promptly had to face two Super Nerds hired by Team Galactic to drive out intruders.

Bertha has a female Hippowdon that first appeared in Tackling Togekiss. It was used as transportation for Bertha, as well as to carry some books for her Trainer.

In the TCG

Main article: Hippowdon (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV Sinnoh
#123
Johto
#—
Diamond It blasts internally stored sand from ports on its body to create a towering twister for attack.
Pearl Its huge mouth is almost seven feet across. It has enough power to completely crush a car.
Platinum Surprisingly quick to anger. It holds its mouth agape as a display of strength.
HeartGold It brandishes its gaping mouth in a display of fearsome strength. It raises vast quantities of sand while attacking.
SoulSilver
Generation V Unova
#—
Black Surprisingly quick to anger. It holds its mouth agape as a display of strength.
White
Black 2 It is surprisingly quick to anger. It holds its mouth agape as a display of its strength.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
Coastal #049
Hoenn
#—
X It brandishes its gaping mouth in a display of fearsome strength. It raises vast quantities of sand while attacking.
Y It blasts internally stored sand from ports on its body to create a towering twister for attack.
Omega Ruby It brandishes its gaping mouth in a display of fearsome strength. It raises vast quantities of sand while attacking.
Alpha Sapphire It blasts internally stored sand from ports on its body to create a towering twister for attack.
Generation VII Alola
#—
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VII.
Generation VIII Galar
#315
Sword Stones can get stuck in the ports on their bodies. Dwebble help dislodge such stones, so Hippowdon look after these Pokémon.
Shield When roused to violence by its rage, it spews out the quantities of sand it has swallowed and whips up a sandstorm.

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Route 228
Platinum
Route 228
HeartGold SoulSilver
Evolve Hippopotas
Generation V
Black White
Evolve Hippopotas
Black 2 White 2
Desert Resort (Swarm)
Generation VI
X Y
Evolve Hippopotas
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Trade
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Trade
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Ultra Space Wilds (Cave World)
Generation VIII
Sword Shield

In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Dark Crater (B1F-B10F)
MD Sky
Dark Crater (B1F-B10F)
Ranger: SoA
Haruba Desert
Rumble
Bright Beach Advanced Mode B & S
Ranger: GS
Layuda Island, Thunder Temple
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Desert: Sunny Seashore
Rumble U
Magical Lake: In Need of Trees, Challenge Battle: Open Entry Battle Royale
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Safari Jungle: Stage 3Tu
Shuffle
Pedra Valley: Stage 201 (Male)
Zaffiro Coast: Stage 616 (Male)
Event: Pokémon Safari (Fifth release; Female)
Rumble World
Fairy Land: Heat-Wave Desert (Back Boss)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
108
168 - 215 326 - 420
112
105 - 180 206 - 355
118
110 - 187 216 - 368
68
65 - 132 126 - 258
72
69 - 136 134 - 267
47
46 - 108 89 - 212
Total:
525
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.

Pokéathlon stats

Speed
1/2
Power
4/5 ★★★★
Skill
2/2 ★★
Stamina
4/5 ★★★★
Jump
2/2 ★★
Total
13/16 ★★

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VII, 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 VIII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Ice Fang Ice Physical 06565 09595% 15
011 Fire Fang Fire Physical 06565 09595% 15
011 Thunder Fang Electric Physical 06565 09595% 15
011 Tackle Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
011 Sand Attack Ground Status 0000 100100% 15
011 Bite Dark Physical 06060 100100% 25
011 Yawn Normal Status 0000 00——% 10
1212 Sand Tomb Ground Physical 03535 08585% 15
1616 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100100% 10
2020 Crunch Dark Physical 08080 100100% 15
2424 Sandstorm Rock Status 0000 00——% 10
2828 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 08585% 20
3232 Roar Normal Status 0000 00——% 20
3838 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00——% 10
4444 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100100% 10
5050 Double-Edge Normal Physical 120120 100100% 15
5656 Fissure Ground Physical 0000 03030% 5
6262 Slack Off Normal Status 0000 00——% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Hippowdon
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Hippowdon
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/TR

Generation VIII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM08Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM08 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM09Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM09 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM15Bag TM Ground VI Sprite.png TM15 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM21Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM21 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM22Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM22 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
TM24Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM24 Snore Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 15
TM25Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM25 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM31Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM31 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM32Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM32 Sandstorm Rock Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM34Bag TM Fire VI Sprite.png TM34 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM39Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM39 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM42Bag TM Fighting VI Sprite.png TM42 Revenge Fighting Physical 06060 100}}100% 10
TM46Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM46 Weather Ball Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 10
TM48Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM48 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 15
TM49Bag TM Ground VI Sprite.png TM49 Sand Tomb Ground Physical 03535 085}}85% 15
TM53Bag TM Ground VI Sprite.png TM53 Mud Shot Ground Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM66Bag TM Electric VI Sprite.png TM66 Thunder Fang Electric Physical 06565 095}}95% 15
TM67Bag TM Ice VI Sprite.png TM67 Ice Fang Ice Physical 06565 095}}95% 15
TM68Bag TM Fire VI Sprite.png TM68 Fire Fang Fire Physical 06565 095}}95% 15
TM76Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM76 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM81Bag TM Ground VI Sprite.png TM81 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TM98Bag TM Ground VI Sprite.png TM98 Stomping Tantrum Ground Physical 07575 100}}100% 10
TR01Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR01 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100}}100% 15
TR10Bag TR Ground Sprite.png TR10 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100}}100% 10
TR17Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png TR17 Amnesia Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR20Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR20 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR26Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR26 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR27Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR27 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR31Bag TR Steel Sprite.png TR31 Iron Tail Steel Physical 100100 075}}75% 15
TR32Bag TR Dark Sprite.png TR32 Crunch Dark Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TR39Bag TR Fighting Sprite.png TR39 Superpower Fighting Physical 120120 100}}100% 5
TR45Bag TR Water Sprite.png TR45 Muddy Water Water Special 09090 085}}85% 10
TR67Bag TR Ground Sprite.png TR67 Earth Power Ground Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR74Bag TR Steel Sprite.png TR74 Iron Head Steel Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TR75Bag TR Rock Sprite.png TR75 Stone Edge Rock Physical 100100 080}}80% 5
TR76Bag TR Rock Sprite.png TR76 Stealth Rock Rock Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR79Bag TR Steel Sprite.png TR79 Heavy Slam Steel Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TR94Bag TR Ground Sprite.png TR94 High Horsepower Ground Physical 09595 095}}95% 10
TR99Bag TR Fighting Sprite.png TR99 Body Press Fighting Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Hippowdon
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Hippowdon
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VIII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Curse Ghost Status —% 10
Spit Up Normal Special 100% 10
Stockpile Normal Status —% 20
Swallow Normal Status —% 10
Whirlwind Normal Status —% 20
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Hippowdon in Generation VIII
  • 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 Hippowdon in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Hippowdon
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Hippowdon
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation VIII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by tutoring.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Hippowdon
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Hippowdon
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

By a prior evolution

Generation VIII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII
 Stage   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon has no moves exclusive to prior evolutions.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Hippowdon
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Hippowdon
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see moves from other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
MDP450.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 8.2%
IQ group: E
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:
Ground
Poké Assist: Ground PA.png
Ground
Field move: Sand Fill - field move.png
(Sand Fill ×-)
Browser entry R-247
It triggers tremors and opens fissures in the ground. It also spits hunks of sand.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group:
Ground
Poké Assist:
(present)
Ground Assist.png
Ground
Field move:
(present)
Crush 4 field move.png
(Crush ×4)
Poké Assist:
(past)
Ground Assist.png
Ground
Field move:
(past)
Crush 1 field move.png
(Crush ×1)
Browser entry R-284/N-104
It triggers tremors to attack.
Pokémon Rumble
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Ground
Attack Power: ★★★★★

BT450.png

Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Ground
None.png Attack Power: 60 - 105 Raise Max Level.png 5

#192
Shuffle450.png

Last-Ditch Effort
Increases damage when things are looking desperate.
Skill Swapper: Non Stop+
Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Ground
None.png Attack Power: 60 - 105 Raise Max Level.png 5

#192
Shuffle450F.png

Final Effort
Deals a ton of damage when there are no more moves left.


Pokémon GO
GO450.png Base Stamina: 239 Base Attack: 201 Base Defense: 191
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 1 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Fire Fang, Bite, Thunder Fang*, Ice Fang*
Charged Attacks: Earthquake, Stone Edge, Body Slam, Earth Power

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
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
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
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
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
450MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Hippowdon images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

Origin

Hippowdon is based on a hippopotamus. Because of the spouts upon its back that constantly spit sands, Hippowdon and its pre-evolved form 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

Hippowdon is a combination of hippopotamus, power, powder (as in sand), or pow (onomatopoeia for a bodily hit), and don (Spanish for lord; Ancient Greek for tooth).

Kabaldon is a combination of 河馬 kaba (hippopotamus) and don.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese カバルドン Kabaldon From 河馬 kaba (hippopotamus) and don (Spanish for lord; Ancient Greek for tooth)
France Flag.png French Hippodocus From hippopotamus and diplodocus
Spain Flag.png Spanish Hippowdon Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Hippoterus From hippopotamus
Italy Flag.png Italian Hippowdon Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 하마돈 Hamadon From 하마 hama and don (Spanish for lord; Ancient Greek for tooth)
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese 河馬獸 Hòh Máh Sau Literally "Hippopotamus beast".
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 河馬獸 Hé Mǎ Shòu Literally "Hippopotamus beast".


External links


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