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Hippopotas
449
ヒポポタス Hipopotasu
449Hippopotas
Generation IV
Evolutionary line
449450
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
Alola N/A
Evolves from None
Evolves into Hippowdon
Gender
50% ♂ / 50 % ♀
Weight Height
109.1 lbs. 49.5 kg 2'07" 0.8 m
Pokédex color Egg group
Brown Field
Shape Footprint
Shape08
F449
Cry

Hippopotas (Japanese: ヒポポタス Hipopotasu) 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.

Gender differences

Male and female Hippopotas have their brown and tan spots switched.

Natural 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

Locations
Version(s) Area(s) 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
OR/AS Trade None


Side Game Locations

Locations
Game(s) Area(s)
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.
Omega Ruby
It lives in arid places. Instead of perspiration, it expels grainy sand from its body.
Alpha Sapphire
It enshrouds itself with sand to protect itself from germs. It does not enjoy getting wet.
Sun
Moon
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon


Stats

Base Stats
HP
68
Attack
72
Defense
78
Sp. Atk
38
Sp. Def
42
Speed
32
Total
330

Learnset

Leveling

Leveling Generation VII
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat.
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Leveling Generation VI
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Leveling Generation V
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat.
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Leveling Generation IV
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TM/HM

TMs and HMs Generation VII
TM/HM Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat.
TM05 Roar —% 20 Normal Status
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM26 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground Physical
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM37 Sandstorm —% 10 Rock Status
TM39 Rock Tomb 60 95% 15 Rock Physical
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM78 Bulldoze 60 100% 20 Ground Physical
TM80 Rock Slide 75 90% 10 Rock Physical
TM87 Swagger 85% 15 Normal Status
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation VI
TM/HM Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
TM05 Roar —% 20 Normal Status Type Cool ♥♥♥ 0
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status Type Clever ♥♥♥ 0
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special Type Clever ♥♥♥ 0
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status Type Beautiful 0
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥ ♥♥♥
TM26 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground Physical Type Tough ♥♥
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM28 Dig 80 100% 10 Ground Physical Type Tough ♥♥ 0
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Type Cool 0
TM37 Sandstorm —% 10 Rock Status Type Tough ♥♥
TM39 Rock Tomb 60 95% 15 Rock Physical Type Clever ♥♥♥ 0
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status Type Cute 0
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special Type Beautiful ♥♥ 0
TM78 Bulldoze 60 100% 20 Ground Physical Type Tough ♥♥ ♥♥
TM80 Rock Slide 75 90% 10 Rock Physical Type Tough ♥♥ ♥♥
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥♥ 0
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute 0
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM94 Rock SmashXY 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM94 Secret PowerORAS 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Clever 0
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥♥ 0
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥♥ 0
HM06 Rock SmashORAS 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥♥ 0
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation V
TM/HM Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat.
TM05 Roar 100% 20 Normal Status
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Special
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM26 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground Physical
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM28 Dig 80 100% 10 Ground Physical
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM37 Sandstorm —% 10 Rock Status
TM39 Rock Tomb 50 80% 10 Rock Physical
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM78 Bulldoze 60 100% 20 Ground Physical
TM80 Rock Slide 75 90% 10 Rock Physical
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
TM94 Rock Smash 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal Physical
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation IV
TM/HM Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal
TM03 Water Pulse 60 100% 20 Water Special Type Beauty ♥♥
TM05 Roar 100% 20 Normal Status Type Cool ♥♥
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison Status Type Smart ♥♥
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Special Type Smart
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status Type Beauty ♥♥
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute 0
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥
TM23 Iron Tail 100 75% 15 Steel Physical Type Cool ♥♥
TM26 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground Physical Type Tough ♥♥
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥
TM28HGSS Dig 80 100% 10 Ground Physical Type Smart
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Type Cool ♥♥
TM37 Sandstorm —% 10 Rock Status Type Tough ♥♥
TM39 Rock Tomb 50 80% 10 Rock Physical Type Smart ♥♥
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥
TM43 Secret Power 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Smart ♥♥
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status Type Cute 0
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥
TM58 Endure —% 10 Normal Status Type Tough ♥♥
TM76 Stealth Rock —% 20 Rock Status Type Cool ♥♥
TM78 Captivate 100% 20 Normal Status Type Beauty ♥♥
TM80 Rock Slide 75 90% 10 Rock Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥
TM82 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥♥
TM83 Natural Gift 100% 15 Normal Physical Type Cool ♥♥
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status Type Smart
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥
HM06 Rock Smash 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical Type Tough ♥♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Sprites

Version
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
DP 449 front Pt 449 front Pt 449 front Hippopotas Back IV
DP 449f front Pt 449f front Pt 449f front Hippopotas Female Back IV
Hippopotas Shiny DP Hippopotas Shiny PtHGSSS Hippopotas Shiny PtHGSSS Hippopotas Shiny Back IV
Hippopotas Shiny Female DP Hippopotas Shiny Female PtHGSS Hippopotas Shiny Female PtHGSS Hippopotas Shiny Female Back IV
Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Hippopotas BW Hippopotas BW Hippopotas Back BW
Hippopotas Female BW Hippopotas Female BW Hippopotas Back Female BW
Hippopotas Shiny BW Hippopotas Shiny BW Hippopotas Back Shiny BW
Hippopotas Shiny Female BW Hippopotas Shiny Female BW Hippopotas Back Female Shiny BW
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire Back
Hippopotas XY Hippopotas XY Hippopotas Back XY
Hippopotas Female XY Hippopotas Female XY
Hippopotas Shiny XY Hippopotas Shiny XY Hippopotas Shiny Back XY
Hippopotas Shiny Female XY Hippopotas Shiny Female XY
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon Back

Appearances

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.

Gallery

See also