Hippopotas

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

Pokédex data

National № 449
Type Ground
Species Hippo Pokémon
Height 0.8 m (2′07″)
Weight 49.5 kg (109.1 lbs)
Abilities 1. Sand Stream
Sand Force (hidden ability)
Local № 122 (Diamond/Pearl)
122 (Platinum)
048 (X/Y — Coastal Kalos)
314 (Sword/Shield)
122 (Brilliant Diamond/Shining Pearl)
107 (Legends: Arceus)

Training

EV yield 1 Defense
Catch rate 140 (18.3% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 50 (normal)
Base Exp. 66
Growth Rate Slow

Breeding

Egg Groups Field
Gender 50% male, 50% female
Egg cycles 30 (7,454–7,710 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.

Evolution chart

(Level 34)

Hippopotas changes

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.
Sword It moves through the sands with its mouth open, swallowing sand along with its prey. It gets rid of the sand by spouting it from its nose.
Shield This Pokémon is active during the day and passes the cold desert nights burrowed snugly into the sand.
Brilliant Diamond It lives in arid places. Instead of perspiration, it expels grainy sand from its body.
Shining Pearl It enshrouds itself with sand to protect itself from germs. It does not enjoy getting wet.
Legends: Arceus Though large and languid, Hippopotas is difficult to detect due to its tendency to burrow into and lurk beneath the soil. When agitated or excited, it expels sand from its nostrils.

Moves learned by Hippopotas

Moves learnt by level up

Hippopotas learns the following moves in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Sand AttackGroundStatus 100
1TackleNormalPhysical 40 100
4BiteDarkPhysical 60 100
8YawnNormalStatus
12Sand TombGroundPhysical 35 85
16DigGroundPhysical 80 100
20CrunchDarkPhysical 80 100
24SandstormRockStatus
28Take DownNormalPhysical 90 85
32RoarNormalStatus
36RestPsychicStatus
40EarthquakeGroundPhysical 100 100
44Double-EdgeNormalPhysical 120 100
48FissureGroundPhysical 30
52Slack OffNormalStatus

Egg moves

Hippopotas learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Hippopotas gen 8 learnset page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Body SlamNormalPhysical 85 100
CurseGhostStatus
RevengeFightingPhysical 60 100
Sand TombGroundPhysical 35 85
Slack OffNormalStatus
Spit UpNormalSpecial 100
StockpileNormalStatus
SwallowNormalStatus
WhirlwindNormalStatus

Moves learnt by TM

Hippopotas is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl:

Moves learnt by level up

Hippopotas learns the following moves in Pokémon Legends: Arceus at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1TackleNormalPhysical 40 100
6RestPsychicStatus
11BiteDarkPhysical 60 100
18Mud BombGroundSpecial 65 85
25CrunchDarkPhysical 80 100
34High HorsepowerGroundPhysical 95 95
43Double-EdgeNormalPhysical 120 100

Move Tutor moves

Hippopotas can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Legends: Arceus from move tutors:

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
BulldozeGroundPhysical 60 100
Earth PowerGroundSpecial 90 100
High HorsepowerGroundPhysical 95 95
Iron TailSteelPhysical 100 75
RestPsychicStatus
Rock SlideRockPhysical 75 90
Rock SmashFightingPhysical 40 100
Stealth RockRockStatus
Water PulseWaterSpecial 60 100

Hippopotas sprites

Type Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7 Generation 8
Normal Hippopotas  sprite from Diamond & Pearl Hippopotas  sprite from Black & White Hippopotas  sprite from X & Y Hippopotas  sprite from Sword & Shield
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
Ruin Maniac 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
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Not available in this game
Sword
Shield
Route 6, Dusty Bowl
Brilliant Diamond
Shining Pearl
Ruin Maniac Tunnel, Rocky Cave, Sandsear Cave, Big Bluff Cavern
Legends: Arceus Celestica Trail, Scarlet Bog, Sludge Mound

Other languages

English, Spanish, Italian Hippopotas
Japanese ヒポポタス (Hippopotas)
German Hippopotas
French Hippopotas

Name origin

hippopotamus
large African mammal