Hippopotas • Generation VIII Pokédex

Hippopotas
Pokédex Page for Hippopotas

This is the Marriland Pokédex page for Hippopotas, showing its information and moves in Pokémon Sword & Shield as well as Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl.

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Hippopotas

Hippopotas
Sprite of Hippopotas in Pokémon HOME

Hippopotas's Type

GROUND

Hippopotas's Pokédex #s

National #
449
Galar #
314
Armor #
--
Crown #
--
Sinnoh #
122

Hippopotas's Base Stats

HP:
68
Attack:
72
Defense:
78
Sp. Atk:
38
Sp. Def:
42
Speed:
32
Total:
330

Misc. Info

Height:
2'7" (0.8m)
Weight:
109.1 lbs. (49.5 kg)
Gender Ratio:
Egg Groups:
Field
EXP At Lv. 100:
1,250,000
EV Yield:
1 Defense
Base EXP:
66
Catch Rate:
140
Base Happiness:
70

Hippopotas's Abilities

Here are what abilities Hippopotas can possibly have, along with their effects.
Sand Stream
Changes the weather to sandstorm for five turns when Hippopotas is sent out in battle.
Sand Force
Hippopotas's Rock-, Ground-, and Steel-type moves do 30% more damage in a sandstorm. Prevents sandstorm damage to Hippopotas.

Weaknesses & Resistances

Below is a list of what Hippopotas's weakness and resistance is to various types.
WATER
GRASS
ICE
½
POISON
ROCK
immune
ELECTRIC

Hippopotas's Evolution Line

Below you'll find a list of all Pokémon Hippopotas evolves from or into, along with its evolution method.
Hippopotas
Hippopotas
starting form
Hippowdon
Hippowdon
at level 34

Hippopotas's Alternate Forms

Gender Differences

Male ♂
Hippopotas (Male)
Female ♀
Hippopotas (Female)

Hippopotas's Moves in Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl

Below is a list of all of the moves that Hippopotas can learn, along with what level it learns the move, the TM or TR number, and what egg moves it can learn, if any. Hover over a move (desktop/laptop) or click the ? button next to the move (mobile/tablet) to find out more about the move.

Level Up Moves

Here are all of the moves Hippopotas learns via level up. Anything marked "Evo." means it learns it upon evolving. If the level is 1, it can be relearned at a Pokémon Center.
Lv. Move Type Category Power Acc.% PP Target Info
1
Tackle
Damages the target.
NORMAL
PHYSICAL
40 100% 35 One Target
1
Sand Attack
Lowers the target's Accuracy by one stage.
GROUND
STATUS
-- 100% 15 One Target
4
Bite
Has a 30% chance of causing the target to flinch.
DARK
PHYSICAL
60 100% 25 One Target
8
Yawn
Makes the target fall asleep at the end of the next turn.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- -- 10 One Target
12
Sand Tomb
Traps the target for 4–5 turns, preventing them from switching or fleeing and also doing 1/8 max HP after every turn.
GROUND
PHYSICAL
35 85% 15 One Target
16
Dig
Can't be hit on the first turn, attacks on the second turn.
GROUND
PHYSICAL
80 100% 10 One Target
20
Crunch
20% chance of lowering the target's Defense by one stage.
DARK
PHYSICAL
80 100% 15 One Target
24
Sandstorm
Changes the weather to a sandstorm for 5 turns.
ROCK
STATUS
-- -- 10 Entire Field
28
Take Down
Hippopotas takes 25% of Take Down's damage as recoil damage.
NORMAL
PHYSICAL
90 85% 20 One Target
32
Roar
Forces the foe to switch out, or ends wild battles.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- -- 20 One Target
36
Rest
Hippopotas restores its HP to full and falls asleep for two turns.
PSYCHIC
STATUS
-- -- 10 User
40
Earthquake
Does double damage against targets using Dig.
GROUND
PHYSICAL
100 100% 10 All But Self
44
Double-Edge
Hippopotas takes 33% of Double-Edge's damage as recoil damage.
NORMAL
PHYSICAL
120 100% 15 One Target
48
Fissure
Knocks out the target. Fails against higher-level Pokémon.
GROUND
PHYSICAL
varies 30% 5 One Target
52
Slack Off
Restores half of Hippopotas's HP.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- -- 10 User

TM Moves

Here are all of the moves that Hippopotas can learn via TM (Technical Machine). These moves can be taught an unlimited number of times once the TM is obtained.
TM Move Type Category Power Acc.% PP Target Info
TM15
Dig
Can't be hit on the first turn, attacks on the second turn.
GROUND
PHYSICAL
80 100% 10 One Target
TM21
Rest
Hippopotas restores its HP to full and falls asleep for two turns.
PSYCHIC
STATUS
-- -- 10 User
TM22
Rock Slide
Has a 30% chance of causing all nearby enemies to flinch.
ROCK
PHYSICAL
75 90% 10 Nearby Enemies
TM24
Snore
Can only be used while asleep. 30% chance of making the target flinch.
NORMAL
SPECIAL
50 100% 15 One Target
TM25
Protect
Protects Hippopotas from attacks for a turn. Low chance of working on consecutive turns.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- -- 10 User
TM31
Attract
Infatuates Pokémon of the opposite gender.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- 100% 15 One Target
TM32
Sandstorm
Changes the weather to a sandstorm for 5 turns.
ROCK
STATUS
-- -- 10 Entire Field
TM34
Sunny Day
Changes the weather to sunny for 5 turns.
FIRE
STATUS
-- -- 5 Entire Field
TM39
Facade
Does double damage if Hippopotas is poisoned, burned, or paralyzed.
NORMAL
PHYSICAL
70 100% 20 One Target
TM42
Revenge
Attacks last; if damaged this turn, hits for double damage.
FIGHTING
PHYSICAL
60 100% 10 One Target
TM46
Weather Ball
Doubles its power and changes its type based on the weather condition.
NORMAL
SPECIAL
50 100% 10 One Target
TM48
Rock Tomb
100% chance of lowering the target's Speed by one stage.
ROCK
PHYSICAL
60 95% 15 One Target
TM49
Sand Tomb
Traps the target for 4–5 turns, preventing them from switching or fleeing and also doing 1/8 max HP after every turn.
GROUND
PHYSICAL
35 85% 15 One Target
TM53
Mud Shot
100% chance of lowering the target's Speed by one stage.
GROUND
SPECIAL
55 95% 15 One Target
TM76
Round
Deals double damage if Round has already been used and causes any other Pokémon using Round to use it immediately afterward.
NORMAL
SPECIAL
60 100% 15 One Target
TM81
Bulldoze
100% chance of lowering all nearby Pokémon's Speed by one stage.
GROUND
PHYSICAL
60 100% 20 All But Self
TM98
Stomping Tantrum
Power is doubled if Hippopotas missed the target last turn.
GROUND
PHYSICAL
75 100% 10 One Target

TR Moves

Here are all of the moves that Hippopotas can learn via TR (Technical Record). These moves can be taught only once per TR, but TRs can be obtained in the Wild Area and other locations.
TR Move Type Category Power Acc.% PP Target Info
TR01
Body Slam
Has a 30% chance to paralyze the target.
NORMAL
PHYSICAL
85 100% 15 One Target
TR10
Earthquake
Does double damage against targets using Dig.
GROUND
PHYSICAL
100 100% 10 All But Self
TR17
Amnesia
Raises Hippopotas's Special Defense by two stages.
PSYCHIC
STATUS
-- -- 20 User
TR20
Substitute
Costs 25% of Hippopotas's max HP. Sets up a Substitute to block effects and damage.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- -- 10 User
TR26
Endure
Will survive any hit with at least 1 HP left this turn. 50% chance of working on consecutive turns.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- -- 10 User
TR27
Sleep Talk
Can only be used while asleep. Uses one of Hippopotas's moves at random.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- -- 10 User
TR31
Iron Tail
30% chance of lowering the target's Defense by one stage.
STEEL
PHYSICAL
100 75% 15 One Target
TR32
Crunch
20% chance of lowering the target's Defense by one stage.
DARK
PHYSICAL
80 100% 15 One Target
TR39
Superpower
Lowers Hippopotas's Attack and Defense by one stage.
FIGHTING
PHYSICAL
120 100% 5 One Target
TR45
Muddy Water
30% chance of lowering all nearby enemies' Accuracy by one stage.
WATER
SPECIAL
90 85% 10 Nearby Enemies
TR67
Earth Power
10% chance of lowering the target's Sp. Def by one stage.
GROUND
SPECIAL
90 100% 10 One Target
TR76
Stealth Rock
Sets floating rocks on the enemy's field. Does 1/8 max HP to enemies that switch in. Weakness/resistance to Rock affects this damage.
ROCK
STATUS
-- -- 20 Enemy Field
TR94
High Horsepower
Damages the target.
GROUND
PHYSICAL
95 95% 10 One Target

Egg Moves

Here are all of the moves that Hippopotas can learn as Egg Moves. In the case of evolved Pokémon, it shows what Egg Moves it can learn in its lowest evolutionary stage. Click the word EGG to find compatible breeding Pokémon to get that Egg Move onto Hippopotas.
Move Type Category Power Acc.% PP Target Info
EGG
Stockpile
Raises Hippopotas's Defense and Special Defense by one stage and adds +1 to the Stockpile counter, up to 3.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- -- 20 User
EGG
Swallow
Heals HP based on the Stockpile counter, then resets it to 0.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- -- 10 User
EGG
Spit Up
Hits for 100 power for each Stockpile counter. Resets Stockpile counter to 0.
NORMAL
SPECIAL
varies 100% 10 One Target
EGG
Curse
Raises Hippopotas's Attack and Defense by one stage, but lowers its Speed by one stage.
GHOST
STATUS
-- -- 10 Counter
EGG
Whirlwind
Forces the foe to switch out, or ends wild battles.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- -- 20 One Target

Move Tutor Moves

Here are all of the moves that Hippopotas can learn from Move Tutors. Most of these require the Expansion Pass and can be found in the Isle of Armor's Dojo, costing some Armorite Ore to teach. However, there are a few moves that can be taught aside from this.
Move Type Category Power Acc.% PP Target Info
TUTOR
Scorching Sands
Has a 30% chance to burn the target.
GROUND
SPECIAL
70 100% 10 One Target

Level Up Moves

Here are all of the moves Hippopotas learns via level up. Anything marked "Evo." means it learns it upon evolving. If the level is 1, it can be relearned at a Pokémon Center.
Lv. Move Type Category Power Acc.% PP Target Info
1
Tackle
Damages the target.
NORMAL
PHYSICAL
40 100% 35 One Target
1
Sand Attack
Lowers the target's Accuracy by one stage.
GROUND
STATUS
-- 100% 15 One Target
4
Bite
Has a 30% chance of causing the target to flinch.
DARK
PHYSICAL
60 100% 25 One Target
8
Yawn
Makes the target fall asleep at the end of the next turn.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- -- 10 One Target
12
Sand Tomb
Traps the target for 4–5 turns, preventing them from switching or fleeing and also doing 1/8 max HP after every turn.
GROUND
PHYSICAL
35 85% 15 One Target
16
Dig
Can't be hit on the first turn, attacks on the second turn.
GROUND
PHYSICAL
80 100% 10 One Target
20
Crunch
20% chance of lowering the target's Defense by one stage.
DARK
PHYSICAL
80 100% 15 One Target
24
Sandstorm
Changes the weather to a sandstorm for 5 turns.
ROCK
STATUS
-- -- 10 Entire Field
28
Take Down
Hippopotas takes 25% of Take Down's damage as recoil damage.
NORMAL
PHYSICAL
90 85% 20 One Target
32
Roar
Forces the foe to switch out, or ends wild battles.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- -- 20 One Target
36
Rest
Hippopotas restores its HP to full and falls asleep for two turns.
PSYCHIC
STATUS
-- -- 10 User
40
Earthquake
Does double damage against targets using Dig.
GROUND
PHYSICAL
100 100% 10 All But Self
44
Double-Edge
Hippopotas takes 33% of Double-Edge's damage as recoil damage.
NORMAL
PHYSICAL
120 100% 15 One Target
48
Fissure
Knocks out the target. Fails against higher-level Pokémon.
GROUND
PHYSICAL
varies 30% 5 One Target
52
Slack Off
Restores half of Hippopotas's HP.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- -- 10 User

TM Moves

Here are all of the moves that Hippopotas can learn via TM (Technical Machine). These moves can be taught once per use of the TM.
TM Move Type Category Power Acc.% PP Target Info
TM03
Water Pulse
Has a 20% chance of confusing the target.
WATER
SPECIAL
60 100% 20 One Target
TM05
Roar
Forces the foe to switch out, or ends wild battles.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- -- 20 One Target
TM11
Sunny Day
Changes the weather to sunny for 5 turns.
FIRE
STATUS
-- -- 5 Entire Field
TM17
Protect
Protects Hippopotas from attacks for a turn. Low chance of working on consecutive turns.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- -- 10 User
TM23
Iron Tail
30% chance of lowering the target's Defense by one stage.
STEEL
PHYSICAL
100 75% 15 One Target
TM26
Earthquake
Does double damage against targets using Dig.
GROUND
PHYSICAL
100 100% 10 All But Self
TM28
Dig
Can't be hit on the first turn, attacks on the second turn.
GROUND
PHYSICAL
80 100% 10 One Target
TM32
Double Team
Raises Hippopotas's Evasion by one stage.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- -- 15 User
TM37
Sandstorm
Changes the weather to a sandstorm for 5 turns.
ROCK
STATUS
-- -- 10 Entire Field
TM39
Rock Tomb
100% chance of lowering the target's Speed by one stage.
ROCK
PHYSICAL
60 95% 15 One Target
TM42
Facade
Does double damage if Hippopotas is poisoned, burned, or paralyzed.
NORMAL
PHYSICAL
70 100% 20 One Target
TM44
Rest
Hippopotas restores its HP to full and falls asleep for two turns.
PSYCHIC
STATUS
-- -- 10 User
TM45
Attract
Infatuates Pokémon of the opposite gender.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- 100% 15 One Target
TM58
Endure
Will survive any hit with at least 1 HP left this turn. 50% chance of working on consecutive turns.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- -- 10 User
TM76
Stealth Rock
Sets floating rocks on the enemy's field. Does 1/8 max HP to enemies that switch in. Weakness/resistance to Rock affects this damage.
ROCK
STATUS
-- -- 20 Enemy Field
TM80
Rock Slide
Has a 30% chance of causing all nearby enemies to flinch.
ROCK
PHYSICAL
75 90% 10 Nearby Enemies
TM82
Sleep Talk
Can only be used while asleep. Uses one of Hippopotas's moves at random.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- -- 10 User
TM83
Bulldoze
100% chance of lowering all nearby Pokémon's Speed by one stage.
GROUND
PHYSICAL
60 100% 20 All But Self
TM87
Swagger
Raises the target's Attack by two stages and confuses it.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- 85% 15 One Target
TM90
Substitute
Costs 25% of Hippopotas's max HP. Sets up a Substitute to block effects and damage.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- -- 10 User
TM96
Strength
Damages the target.
NORMAL
PHYSICAL
80 100% 15 One Target
TM98
Rock Smash
50% chance of lowering the target's Defense by one stage.
FIGHTING
PHYSICAL
40 100% 15 One Target

Egg Moves

Here are all of the moves that Hippopotas can learn as Egg Moves. In the case of evolved Pokémon, it shows what Egg Moves it can learn in its lowest evolutionary stage. Click the word EGG to find compatible breeding Pokémon to get that Egg Move onto Hippopotas.
Move Type Category Power Acc.% PP Target Info
EGG
Stockpile
Raises Hippopotas's Defense and Special Defense by one stage and adds +1 to the Stockpile counter, up to 3.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- -- 20 User
EGG
Swallow
Heals HP based on the Stockpile counter, then resets it to 0.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- -- 10 User
EGG
Spit Up
Hits for 100 power for each Stockpile counter. Resets Stockpile counter to 0.
NORMAL
SPECIAL
varies 100% 10 One Target
EGG
Curse
Raises Hippopotas's Attack and Defense by one stage, but lowers its Speed by one stage.
GHOST
STATUS
-- -- 10 Counter
EGG
Whirlwind
Forces the foe to switch out, or ends wild battles.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- -- 20 One Target
EGG
Slack Off
Restores half of Hippopotas's HP.
NORMAL
STATUS
-- -- 10 User
EGG
Body Slam
Has a 30% chance to paralyze the target.
NORMAL
PHYSICAL
85 100% 15 One Target
EGG
Sand Tomb
Traps the target for 4–5 turns, preventing them from switching or fleeing and also doing 1/8 max HP after every turn.
GROUND
PHYSICAL
35 85% 15 One Target
EGG
Revenge
Attacks last; if damaged this turn, hits for double damage.
FIGHTING
PHYSICAL
60 100% 10 One Target

Hippopotas's Detailed Stats

Below you'll find a more detailed table containing Hippopotas's calculated stats, which are the stats that you actually see displayed in game. These are affected by a variety of things, such as level, Effort Values (EVs), Individual Values (IVs), and Hippopotas's Nature.

By default, the stats you see in the table below show four different possibilities, all assuming Hippopotas is level 100: its stats with 0 EVs, 252+ (max) EVs, 0 IVs, and 31 (max) IVs. Nature is not shown by default, so its maximum is 10% higher than shown here, and minium 10% lower.
Stats at
level 100
0 EVs 252+ EVs Base Stat
Min Max Min Max
HP
246 277 309 340 68
Attack
149 180 212 243 72
Defense
161 192 224 255 78
Sp. Atk
81 112 144 175 38
Sp. Def
89 120 152 183 42
Speed
69 100 132 163 32
Total
330

Where to Find Hippopotas in Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl

If you're looking for where to find Hippopotas, you'll find the various methods listed down below, along with any notes or special locations. This should help you figure out how to get Hippopotas in Pokémon Sword & Shield. (Currently this does not show most "strong" static encounters or Max Raid Battles.)

Hippopotas in the Wild

Galar Route 6

Random Encounters
Any Weather
10% Lv. 28-30

Dusty Bowl

Overworld Encounters
Normal Weather
Norm.
Overcast
Over.
Raining
Rain
Thunderstorm
Strm.
Intense Sun
Sun
Snowing
Snow
Blizzard
Bliz.
Sandstorm
Sand.
Heavy Fog
Fog
-- -- -- -- 55% -- -- 60% --
Lv. 42-47 Lv. 42-47
Location information on where to find Hippopotas in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl will be coming to the Marriland Pokédex in a future update! Thank you for your patience!

Pokédex Entries for Hippopotas

Generation 8 Pokédex Entries

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.

Generation 6 Pokédex Entries

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.

Generation 5 Pokédex Entries

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.

Generation 4 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.
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