Hippopotas

Hippopotas is a Ground type Pokémon introduced in Generation 4. It is known as the Hippo Pokémon.

Hippopotas artwork by Ken Sugimori

Pokédex data

National № 449
Type Ground
Species Hippo Pokémon
Height 2′07″ (0.8 m)
Weight 109.1 lbs (49.5 kg)
Abilities Sand Stream
Sand Force (hidden ability)
Local № 122 (Diamond/Pearl)
122 (Platinum)
048 (X/Y)
Japanese Hipopotasu

Training

EV yield 1 Defense
Catch rate 140 (18.3% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Happiness 70 (normal)
Base EXP 95
Growth Rate Slow

Breeding

Egg Groups Field
Gender 50% male, 50% female
Egg cycles 30 (base 7,680 steps)

Base stats

HP 68
246 340
Attack 72
134 267
Defense 78
144 280
Sp. Atk 38
72 192
Sp. Def 42
80 201
Speed 32
62 179
Total 330 Min Max

The ranges shown on the right are for a level 100 Pokémon. Maximum values are based on a beneficial nature, 252 EVs, 31 IVs; minimum values are based on a hindering nature, 0 EVs, 0 IVs.

Type defenses

The effectiveness of each type on Hippopotas.

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 sand as if walking. They form colonies of around ten.
HeartGold
SoulSilver
It shrouds itself in sand to ward off germs. It travels easily through the sands of the desert.
Black
White
It shuts its nostrils tight then travels through sand as if walking. They form colonies of around ten.
Black 2
White 2
It shuts its nostrils tight then travels through sand as if walking. They form colonies of around 10.
X
Omega Ruby
It lives in arid places. Instead of perspiration, it expels grainy sand from its body.
Y
Alpha Sapphire
It enshrouds itself with sand to protect itself from germs. It does not enjoy getting wet.

Evolution chart

(Level 34)

Name origin

hippopotamus
large African mammal

Moves learned by Hippopotas

Moves learnt by level up

Hippopotas learns the following moves in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Sand AttackGround 100
1TackleNormal 40 100
7BiteDark 60 100
13YawnNormal
19DigGround 80 100
19Take DownNormal 90 85
25Sand TombGround 35 85
31CrunchDark 80 100
37EarthquakeGround 100 100
44Double-EdgeNormal 120 100
50FissureGround

Egg moves

Hippopotas learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Hippopotas egg moves page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Body SlamNormal 85 100
CurseGhost
RevengeFighting 60 100
Sand TombGround 35 85
Slack OffNormal
Sleep TalkNormal
Spit UpNormal 100
StockpileNormal
SwallowNormal
WhirlwindNormal

Move Tutor moves

Hippopotas can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon from move tutors (details):

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Earth PowerGround 90 100
Iron TailSteel 100 75
SnoreNormal 50 100
Stealth RockRock
Stomping TantrumGround 75 100
SuperpowerFighting 120 100
Water PulseWater 60 100

Moves learnt by TM

Hippopotas is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon:

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
5RoarNormal
6ToxicPoison 90
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
11Sunny DayFire
17ProtectNormal
21FrustrationNormal 100
26EarthquakeGround 100 100
27ReturnNormal 100
32Double TeamNormal
37SandstormRock
39Rock TombRock 60 95
42FacadeNormal 70 100
44RestPsychic
45AttractNormal 100
48RoundNormal 60 100
78BulldozeGround 60 100
80Rock SlideRock 75 90
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
90SubstituteNormal
100ConfideNormal

Transfer-only moves

Hippopotas can only learn these moves in previous generations. It must be taught the moves in the appropriate game and then transferred to Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
CaptivateNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
EndureNormal Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
HeadbuttNormal 70 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Mud-SlapGround 20 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Rock SmashFighting 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
StrengthNormal 80 100 Generation 6 — HM

Moves learnt by level up

Hippopotas learns the following moves in Pokémon Sun & Moon at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Sand AttackGround 100
1TackleNormal 40 100
7BiteDark 60 100
13YawnNormal
19DigGround 80 100
19Take DownNormal 90 85
25Sand TombGround 35 85
31CrunchDark 80 100
37EarthquakeGround 100 100
44Double-EdgeNormal 120 100
50FissureGround

Egg moves

Hippopotas learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Sun & Moon. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Hippopotas egg moves page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Body SlamNormal 85 100
CurseGhost
RevengeFighting 60 100
Sand TombGround 35 85
Slack OffNormal
Sleep TalkNormal
Spit UpNormal 100
StockpileNormal
SwallowNormal
WhirlwindNormal

Moves learnt by TM

Hippopotas is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Sun & Moon:

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
5RoarNormal
6ToxicPoison 90
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
11Sunny DayFire
17ProtectNormal
21FrustrationNormal 100
26EarthquakeGround 100 100
27ReturnNormal 100
32Double TeamNormal
37SandstormRock
39Rock TombRock 60 95
42FacadeNormal 70 100
44RestPsychic
45AttractNormal 100
48RoundNormal 60 100
78BulldozeGround 60 100
80Rock SlideRock 75 90
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
90SubstituteNormal
100ConfideNormal

Transfer-only moves

Hippopotas can only learn these moves in previous generations. It must be taught the moves in the appropriate game and then transferred to Pokémon Sun & Moon.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
CaptivateNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
EndureNormal Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
HeadbuttNormal 70 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Mud-SlapGround 20 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Rock SmashFighting 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
StrengthNormal 80 100 Generation 6 — HM

Hippopotas sprites

Type Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7
Normal Hippopotas  sprite from Diamond & Pearl Hippopotas  sprite from Black & White Hippopotas  sprite from X & Y
Shiny Hippopotas Shiny sprite from Diamond & Pearl Hippopotas Shiny sprite from Black & White Hippopotas Shiny sprite from X & Y

Where to find Hippopotas

Diamond
Pearl
Platinum
Ruins Maniac's Cave, Ruins Maniac's Tunnel
HeartGold
SoulSilver
Trade/migrate from another game
Black
White
Route 4
Black 2
White 2
Trade/migrate from another game
X
Y
Route 9
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Trade/migrate from another game
Sun
Moon
Trade/migrate from another game
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Breed Hippowdon