Hippowdon

Hippowdon is a Ground type Pokémon introduced in Generation 4. It is known as the Heavyweight Pokémon.

Pokédex data

National № 450
Type Ground
Species Heavyweight Pokémon
Height 6′07″ (2.0 m)
Weight 661.4 lbs (300.0 kg)
Abilities Sand Stream
Sand Force (hidden ability)
Local № 123 (Diamond/Pearl)
123 (Platinum)
049 (X/Y — Coastal Kalos)

Training

EV yield 2 Defense
Catch rate 60 (7.8% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 70 (normal)
Base Exp. 184
Growth Rate Slow

Breeding

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

Base stats

HP 108
326 420
Attack 112
206 355
Defense 118
216 368
Sp. Atk 68
126 258
Sp. Def 72
134 267
Speed 47
89 212
Total 525 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 Hippowdon.

Evolution chart

(Level 34)

Hippowdon changes

Pokédex entries

Diamond It blasts internally stored sand from ports on its body to create a towering twister for attack.
Pearl Its huge mouth is almost seven feet across. It has enough power to completely crush a car.
Platinum It is surprisingly quick to anger. It holds its mouth agape as a display of its strength.
HeartGold
SoulSilver
It brandishes its gaping mouth in a display of fearsome strength. It raises vast quantities of sand while attacking.
Black
White
Black 2
White 2
It is surprisingly quick to anger. It holds its mouth agape as a display of its strength.
X
Omega Ruby
It brandishes its gaping mouth in a display of fearsome strength. It raises vast quantities of sand while attacking.
Y
Alpha Sapphire
It blasts internally stored sand from ports on its body to create a towering twister for attack.

Moves learned by Hippowdon

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1BiteDark 60 100
1Fire FangFire 65 95
1Ice FangIce 65 95
1Sand AttackGround 100
1TackleNormal 40 100
1Thunder FangElectric 65 95
1YawnNormal
7BiteDark 60 100
13YawnNormal
19DigGround 80 100
19Take DownNormal 90 85
25Sand TombGround 35 85
31CrunchDark 80 100
40EarthquakeGround 100 100
50Double-EdgeNormal 120 100
60FissureGround

Egg moves

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

Hippowdon 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 HeadSteel 80 100
Iron TailSteel 100 75
SnoreNormal 50 100
Stealth RockRock
Stomping TantrumGround 75 100
SuperpowerFighting 120 100
Water PulseWater 60 100

Moves learnt by TM

Hippowdon 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
15Hyper BeamNormal 150 90
17ProtectNormal
21FrustrationNormal 100
26EarthquakeGround 100 100
27ReturnNormal 100
32Double TeamNormal
37SandstormRock
39Rock TombRock 60 95
42FacadeNormal 70 100
44RestPsychic
45AttractNormal 100
48RoundNormal 60 100
68Giga ImpactNormal 150 90
71Stone EdgeRock 100 80
78BulldozeGround 60 100
80Rock SlideRock 75 90
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
90SubstituteNormal
100ConfideNormal

Transfer-only moves

Hippowdon 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

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1BiteDark 60 100
1Fire FangFire 65 95
1Ice FangIce 65 95
1Sand AttackGround 100
1TackleNormal 40 100
1Thunder FangElectric 65 95
1YawnNormal
7BiteDark 60 100
13YawnNormal
19DigGround 80 100
19Take DownNormal 90 85
25Sand TombGround 35 85
31CrunchDark 80 100
40EarthquakeGround 100 100
50Double-EdgeNormal 120 100
60FissureGround

Egg moves

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

Hippowdon 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
15Hyper BeamNormal 150 90
17ProtectNormal
21FrustrationNormal 100
26EarthquakeGround 100 100
27ReturnNormal 100
32Double TeamNormal
37SandstormRock
39Rock TombRock 60 95
42FacadeNormal 70 100
44RestPsychic
45AttractNormal 100
48RoundNormal 60 100
68Giga ImpactNormal 150 90
71Stone EdgeRock 100 80
78BulldozeGround 60 100
80Rock SlideRock 75 90
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
90SubstituteNormal
100ConfideNormal

Transfer-only moves

Hippowdon 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

Hippowdon sprites

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

Where to find Hippowdon

Diamond
Pearl
Platinum
Route 228
HeartGold
SoulSilver
Trade/migrate from another game
Black
White
Evolve Hippopotas
Black 2
White 2
Trade/migrate from another game
X
Y
Evolve Hippopotas
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Trade/migrate from another game
Sun
Moon
Trade/migrate from another game
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Ultra Space Wilds

Other languages

English Hippowdon
Japanese カバルドン (Kabaldon)
German Hippoterus
French Hippodocus

Name origin

hippopotamus
large African mammal
powder
fine grains e.g. sand
-don
common dinosaur suffix; Greek for ‘tooth’