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 2.0 m (6′07″)
Weight 300.0 kg (661.4 lbs)
Abilities 1. Sand Stream
Sand Force (hidden ability)
Local № 123 (Diamond/Pearl)
123 (Platinum)
049 (X/Y — Coastal Kalos)
315 (Sword/Shield)

Training

EV yield 2 Defense
Catch rate 60 (7.8% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 50 (normal)
Base Exp. 184
Growth Rate Slow

Breeding

Egg Groups Field
Gender 50% male, 50% female
Egg cycles 30 (7,454–7,710 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.
Sword Stones can get stuck in the ports on their bodies. Dwebble help dislodge such stones, so Hippowdon look after these Pokémon.
Shield When roused to violence by its rage, it spews out the quantities of sand it has swallowed and whips up a sandstorm.

Moves learned by Hippowdon

Moves learnt by level up

Hippowdon learns the following moves in Pokémon Sword & Shield at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1BiteDarkPhysical 60 100
1Fire FangFirePhysical 65 95
1Ice FangIcePhysical 65 95
1Sand AttackGroundStatus 100
1TackleNormalPhysical 40 100
1Thunder FangElectricPhysical 65 95
1YawnNormalStatus
12Sand TombGroundPhysical 35 85
16DigGroundPhysical 80 100
20CrunchDarkPhysical 80 100
24SandstormRockStatus
28Take DownNormalPhysical 90 85
32RoarNormalStatus
38RestPsychicStatus
44EarthquakeGroundPhysical 100 100
50Double-EdgeNormalPhysical 120 100
56FissureGroundPhysical 30
62Slack OffNormalStatus

Egg moves

Hippowdon learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Sword & Shield. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Hippowdon egg moves page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
CurseGhostStatus
Spit UpNormalSpecial 100
StockpileNormalStatus
SwallowNormalStatus
WhirlwindNormalStatus

Move Tutor moves

Hippowdon can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Sword & Shield from move tutors (details):

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Scorching SandsGroundSpecial 70 100

Moves learnt by TM

Hippowdon is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Sword & Shield:

Moves learnt by TR

Hippowdon is compatible with these Technical Records in Pokémon Sword & Shield:

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.
1BiteDarkPhysical 60 100
1Fire FangFirePhysical 65 95
1Ice FangIcePhysical 65 95
1Sand AttackGroundStatus 100
1TackleNormalPhysical 40 100
1Thunder FangElectricPhysical 65 95
1YawnNormalStatus
7BiteDarkPhysical 60 100
13YawnNormalStatus
19DigGroundPhysical 80 100
19Take DownNormalPhysical 90 85
25Sand TombGroundPhysical 35 85
31CrunchDarkPhysical 80 100
40EarthquakeGroundPhysical 100 100
50Double-EdgeNormalPhysical 120 100
60FissureGroundPhysical 30

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 SlamNormalPhysical 85 100
CurseGhostStatus
RevengeFightingPhysical 60 100
Sand TombGroundPhysical 35 85
Slack OffNormalStatus
Sleep TalkNormalStatus
Spit UpNormalSpecial 100
StockpileNormalStatus
SwallowNormalStatus
WhirlwindNormalStatus

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 PowerGroundSpecial 90 100
Iron HeadSteelPhysical 80 100
Iron TailSteelPhysical 100 75
SnoreNormalSpecial 50 100
Stealth RockRockStatus
Stomping TantrumGroundPhysical 75 100
SuperpowerFightingPhysical 120 100
Water PulseWaterSpecial 60 100

Moves learnt by TM

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

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
CaptivateNormalStatus 100 Generation 4 — TM
EndureNormalStatus Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormalPhysical 100 Generation 4 — TM
HeadbuttNormalPhysical 70 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Mud-SlapGroundSpecial 20 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Rock SmashFightingPhysical 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormalPhysical 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
StrengthNormalPhysical 80 100 Generation 6 — HM

Hippowdon sprites

Type Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7 Generation 8
Normal Hippowdon  sprite from Diamond & Pearl Hippowdon  sprite from Black & White Hippowdon  sprite from X & Y Hippowdon  sprite from Sword & Shield
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
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Not available in this game
Sword
Shield
Route 8, Giant's Mirror, Lake of Outrage

Other languages

English, Spanish, Italian 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’