Hippowdon (Pokémon)

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449Hippopotas.png #449: Hippopotas
Pokémon
#451: Skorupi 451Skorupi.png
Hippowdon
Heavyweight Pokémon
カバルドン
Kabaldon
#450
Male
Male
Female
Female



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Ground Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Female
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Sand Stream Cacophony
Female
Cacophony
Sand Force
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Female
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
Male
0'0" 0 m
Female
0'0" 0 m
{{{form3}}}
0'0" 0 m
{{{form4}}}
Weight
661.4 lbs. 300.0 kg
Male
0 lbs. 0 kg
Female
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{form3}}}
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{form4}}}
Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
198
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
184
V+
Leveling rate
Slow
EV yield
Total: 2
Male
0
HP
0
Atk
2
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Female
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
Shape
Body08.png
Footprint
F450.png None.png
Female
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

A female Hippowdon in New Pokémon Snap

Hippowdon is a large, hippo-like Pokémon with skin color based on its gender. It is light brown if male, and bluish-gray 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, easily provoked into violence, and may hold its mouth agape as a display of strength. Hippowdon's massive jaws are capable of crushing cars. It has a symbiotic relationship with Dwebble, which clears any stones stuck in its ports. Drapion are known to stay away from Hippowdon. Excess sand is expelled out of Hippowdon's ports to create room for fresh sand to ingest, in order for it to stay healthy. It also forms the sand into whirlwinds to crush a foe's spirits before attacking them.

In the anime

Male Hippowdon in the anime

Major appearances

A male Hippowdon debuted in Sleight of Sand!. He 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.

In An Elite Coverup!, Bertha used a male Hippowdon 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 appeared in Giratina and the Sky Warrior.

In One Team, Two Team, Red Team, Blue Team!, Jessie used a Hippowdon lent by the Pokémon Summer Academy for the first leg of the Pokémon Triathlon.

In Working on a Right Move!, a Trainer's Hippowdon competed in the Lily of the Valley Conference. It was defeated by another Trainer's Tangrowth.

Multiple Hippowdon appeared in Hoopa and the Clash of Ages.

In Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel, a Hippowdon was living at 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.

In the manga

Female Hippowdon in Pokémon Adventures

Phantom Thief Pokémon 7

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

Pocket Monsters Diamond & Pearl

Multiple Hippowdon appeared in PDP16.

Pokémon Adventures

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 debuted 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
Sinnoh
#123
Hisui
#108
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.
Brilliant Diamond It blasts internally stored sand from ports on its body to create a towering twister for attack.
Shining Pearl Its huge mouth opens almost seven feet wide. It has enough power to completely crush a car.
Legends: Arceus Short-tempered and easily moved to violence. It whips up whirlwinds of sand to crush its foes' spirits, then goes in for the attack.


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)
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Route 8, Giant's Mirror, Lake of Outrage
Dusty Bowl (Max Raid Battle)
Brilliant Diamond Shining Pearl
Route 228


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)
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Zapdos Sea, Castform Sea, Garchomp Sea, Zygarde Sea, Arceus Sea, Garchomp SeaFinal, Zygarde SeaFinal
Generation VIII
New Snap
Sweltering Sands


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 VIII, 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

Hippowdon is available in Sword and Shield, Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, and Pokémon Legends: Arceus.

By leveling up

SwShBDSP

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

LA

Generation VIII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII
Learn Mastery  Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
1 10 Tackle Normal Physical 40 100% 30
6 15 Rest Psychic Status —% 10
11 20 Bite Dark Physical 60 100% 20
18 28 Mud Bomb Ground Special 65 85% 15
25 35 Crunch Dark Physical 80 100% 10
34 45 High Horsepower Ground Physical 85 95% 10
43 54 Double-Edge Normal Physical 100 100% 5
  • 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

SwSh

Generation VIII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM08Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png TM08 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM09Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png TM09 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM15Bag TM Ground SwSh Sprite.png TM15 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM21Bag TM Psychic SwSh Sprite.png TM21 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM22Bag TM Rock SwSh Sprite.png TM22 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
TM24Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png TM24 Snore Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 15
TM25Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png TM25 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM31Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png TM31 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM32Bag TM Rock SwSh Sprite.png TM32 Sandstorm Rock Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM34Bag TM Fire SwSh Sprite.png TM34 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM39Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png TM39 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM42Bag TM Fighting SwSh Sprite.png TM42 Revenge Fighting Physical 06060 100}}100% 10
TM46Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png TM46 Weather Ball Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 10
TM48Bag TM Rock SwSh Sprite.png TM48 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 15
TM49Bag TM Ground SwSh Sprite.png TM49 Sand Tomb Ground Physical 03535 085}}85% 15
TM53Bag TM Ground SwSh Sprite.png TM53 Mud Shot Ground Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM66Bag TM Electric SwSh Sprite.png TM66 Thunder Fang Electric Physical 06565 095}}95% 15
TM67Bag TM Ice SwSh Sprite.png TM67 Ice Fang Ice Physical 06565 095}}95% 15
TM68Bag TM Fire SwSh Sprite.png TM68 Fire Fang Fire Physical 06565 095}}95% 15
TM76Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png TM76 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM81Bag TM Ground SwSh Sprite.png TM81 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TM98Bag TM Ground SwSh 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

BDSP

Generation VIII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM03Bag TM Water SwSh Sprite.png TM03 Water Pulse Water Special 06060 100}}100% 20
TM05Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png TM05 Roar Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
TM11Bag TM Fire SwSh Sprite.png TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 —}}—% 5
TM15Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png TM15 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM17Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM23Bag TM Steel SwSh Sprite.png TM23 Iron Tail Steel Physical 100100 075}}75% 15
TM26Bag TM Ground SwSh Sprite.png TM26 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100}}100% 10
TM28Bag TM Ground SwSh Sprite.png TM28 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM32Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
TM37Bag TM Rock SwSh Sprite.png TM37 Sandstorm Rock Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM39Bag TM Rock SwSh Sprite.png TM39 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 15
TM42Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM44Bag TM Psychic SwSh Sprite.png TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM45Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png TM45 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM58Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png TM58 Endure Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM68Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png TM68 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM71Bag TM Rock SwSh Sprite.png TM71 Stone Edge Rock Physical 100100 080}}80% 5
TM76Bag TM Rock SwSh Sprite.png TM76 Stealth Rock Rock Status 0000 —}}—% 20
TM80Bag TM Rock SwSh Sprite.png TM80 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
TM82Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png TM82 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM83Bag TM Ground SwSh Sprite.png TM83 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TM87Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 15
TM90Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM96Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png TM96 Strength Normal Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM98Bag TM Fighting SwSh Sprite.png TM98 Rock Smash Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 15
  • 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

SwSh

Generation VIII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Torkoal Curse Ghost Status —% 10
MawileHeatmorSkwovetGreedent Spit Up Normal Special 100% 10
MawileHeatmorSkwovetGreedent Stockpile Normal Status —% 20
MawileHeatmorSkwovetGreedent Swallow Normal Status —% 10
Shiftry 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

BDSP

Generation VIII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
DunsparceWailmerWailordTorkoalSphealSealeo
WalreinPurugly
Body Slam Normal Physical 85 100% 15
NumelCameruptTorkoalBidoofBibarel Curse Ghost Status —% 10
ZangooseWeavile Revenge Fighting Physical 60 100% 10
SandshrewSandslashDugtrioHippopotasHippowdon Sand Tomb Ground Physical 35 85% 15
SlakothVigorothSlakingChimcharMonfernoInfernape
HippopotasHippowdon
Slack Off Normal Status —% 10
EkansArbokMawile Spit Up Normal Special 100% 10
EkansArbokMawile Stockpile Normal Status —% 20
EkansArbokMawile Swallow Normal Status —% 10
Shiftry 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

SwShBDSP

Generation VIII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Sw Sh EP BD SP Scorching Sands Ground Special 70 100% 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 Move Tutor moves from other generations

LA

Generation VIII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Power   Accuracy   PP 
Base  St.   Ag.  Base  St. 
LA Bulldoze Ground Physical 60 75 45 100% 100% 20
LA Earth Power Ground Special 80 100 60 100% 100% 10
LA Fire Fang Fire Physical 65 80 50 95% 100% 15
LA Giga Impact Normal Physical 120 150 100 90% 95% 5
LA High Horsepower Ground Physical 85 105 65 95% 100% 10
LA Hyper Beam Normal Special 120 150 100 90% 95% 5
LA Ice Fang Ice Physical 65 80 50 95% 100% 15
LA Iron Head Steel Physical 80 100 60 100% 100% 10
LA Iron Tail Steel Physical 100 120 80 75% 90% 5
LA Rest Psychic Status —% —% 10
LA Rock Slide Rock Physical 75 90 60 90% 100% 10
LA Rock Smash Fighting Physical 40 50 30 100% 100% 20
LA Stealth Rock Rock Physical 40 50 30 100% 100% 20
LA Stone Edge Rock Physical 100 120 80 80% 90% 5
LA Thunder Fang Electric Physical 65 80 50 95% 100% 15
LA Water Pulse Water Special 60 75 45 —% —% 20
  • 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

By transfer from another generation

Generation VIII
Other generations:
V - VI - VII 
 Gen.   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
IV V VI VII Captivate × Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
IV V VI VII Confide Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
IV V VI VII Double Team Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
IV V VI VII Frustration × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
IV V VI VII Headbutt Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 15
IV V VI VII Hidden Power × Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
IV V VI VII Mud-Slap Ground Special 02020 100}}100% 10
IV V VI VII Natural Gift × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 15
IV V VI VII Return × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
IV V VI VII Rock Smash Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 15
IV V VI VII Secret Power × Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
IV V VI VII Strength Normal Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
IV V VI VII Swagger Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 15
IV V VI VII Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
IV V VI VII Water Pulse Water Special 06060 100}}100% 20
  • Transferred Pokémon only retain these moves in Pokémon Sword and Shield
  • A striped background indicates a generation in which the move can only be obtained via event or as a special move
  • 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
  • × indicates a move that cannot be used in Sword and Shield
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see transfer-only moves for other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
MDP E 450.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 Rumble Rush
Rush450 fBody.png Walking Speed: 1.11 seconds Base HP: 61
Base Attack: 80 Base Defense: 58 Base Speed: 60
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
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Ground
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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: 3 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Fire Fang, Bite, Thunder Fang*, Ice Fang*
Charged Attacks: Earthquake, Stone Edge, Body Slam, Earth Power, Weather Ball (Rock-type)*, FrustrationAs Shadow Pokémon, ReturnAs Purified Pokémon
New Pokémon Snap
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Photodex entry #135
Have you ever seen a Hippowdon blast sand out of the ports of its body? It does that to make room for the fresh sand it'll swallow to keep itself healthy.

Evolution

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Unevolved
Hippopotas
 Ground 
Rare Candy
Level 34
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First evolution
Hippowdon
 Ground 


Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
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Generation VIII
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450MS8.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 and don
France Flag.png French Hippodocus From hippopotame and Diplodocus
Spain Flag.png Spanish Hippowdon Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Hippoterus From hippopotamus and terra
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)
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 河馬獸 / 河马兽 Hémǎshòu From 河馬 / 河马 hémǎ and 獸 / 兽 shòu
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese 河馬獸 Hòhmáhsau From 河馬 hòhmáh and sau


External links


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