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[[File:Type Ground.gif|link=Ground type]]  
Species Hippo Pokémon
Abilities Sand Stream
Sand Force (Dream World)
None ← 449 → None
Kanto N/A Johto N/A
Hoenn N/A Sinnoh N/A
Unova N/A Kalos N/A
Evolves from None
Evolves into [[Hippowdon]]
(ヒポポタス Hipopotas)
[[Generation IV]]
Evolutionary line
No evolution line
Weight Height
Pokédex color Egg group
<font color=Brown>Brown</font>
Shape Footprint

Hippopotas (Japanese: ヒポポタス Hipopotas) is a Ground-type Hippo Pokémon. It is said to live in arid places. Instead of perspiration, it expels grainy sand from its body. It an optional partner Pokémon the player can use in Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia by taking on a side quest.


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.

In Anime

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


Hippopotas evolves into Hippowdon once it reaches level 34.

Game Info

Game 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

Side Game 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



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


  • Hippopotas is the only Pokémon having Slack Off as an egg move.
  • Despite Hippopotas having obvious gender differences, they don't have artwork for the female version nor an overworld sprite.


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