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Type(s)
Type Ground  
Species Hippo Pokémon
Abilities Sand Stream
Sand Force (DW)
Pokédex
Lucario ← 449 → Hippowdon
Kanto N/A Johto N/A
Hoenn N/A Sinnoh 122
Unova N/A Coastal Kalos 048
Evolves From None
Evolves Into Hippowdon
Hippopotas
449
ヒポポタス Hipopotas
449Hippopotas
Generation IV
Evolutionary Line
449450
Gender
50% ♂ / 50 % ♀
Weight Height
109.1 lbs. 49.5 kg 2'07" 0.8 m
Pokédex Color Egg Group
Brown Field
Body Style Footprint
Body08
F449
Cry

Hippopotas (Japanese: ヒポポタス Hipopotas) is a Ground-type Pokémon introduced in Generation IV.

Biology

Physiology

Hippopotas appears to be a brown-yellow hippo with army patterns who has a small body with big nostrils where it can presumably shoot sand out of. It also has small humps above its eyes along with a big mouth having large jaws.

Special abilities

Hippopotas has the ability Sand Stream and the hidden ability Sand Force. Sand Stream allows Hippopotas to summon a sandstorm throughout an entire battle. Sand Force increases the Power of Rock, Steel, and Ground-type moves by 30%. If not one of those types, they gain immunity to sandstorms.

Evolution

Hippopotas evolves into Hippowdon once it reaches level 34.

Game Info

Game Locations

Hippopotas Locations
Version(s) Location Rarity
Diamond/ Pearl Maniac Tunnel Rare
Platinum Maniac Tunnel Rare
HeartGold/SoulSilver Safari Zone Rare
Black/White Route 4 Swarm
X/Y Route 9 Common


Side Game Locations

Hippopotas Locations
Game(s) Location
Explorers of Time & Explorers of Darkness Quicksand Cave Pit (B3F-B10F)
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia Hippowdon Temple


Pokédex Entries

Pokédex Entries
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 its 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
It shrouds itself in sand to ward off germs. It travels easily through the sands of the desert.
Black
It shuts its nostrils tight then travels through the sand as if its walking. They form colonies of around ten.
White
It shuts its nostrils tight then travels through the sand as if its walking. They form colonies of around ten.
Black 2
It shuts its nostrils tight then travels through sand as if walking. They form colonies of around ten.
White 2
It shuts its nostrils tight then travels through sand as if walking. They form colonies of around ten.
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.

Sprites

Version
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
X Y Back

Appearances

In the anime

A Hippopotas made two appearances in the anime being the same one. The episodes being "Mass Hi-Po-Sis" and "Sleight of Sand". Two different Hippopotas were found in "Another one Gabites the Dust!" and "Battling a Cute Drama!" respectively.

Trivia

  • Hippopotas is the only Pokémon having Slack Off as an egg move.

Origins

Hippopotas appears to be based on a hippo while its name is based off hippopotamus, taking away the m and the u.

Sources

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