Hippowdon (Japanese: カバルドン Kabarudon) is a Ground-Type Pokémon introduced in Generation IV.

Biology

Gender differences

Male Hippowdon are black and yellow-tan while females are completely black.

Evolution

Hippowdon evolves from Hippopotas as of level 34.

Game Info

Locations

Locations
Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Diamond and Pearl Route 228 Uncommon
Platinum Route 228 Uncommon
HeartGold and SoulSilver Evolve Hippopotas None
Black and White Evolve Hippopotas None
X and Y Evolve Hippopotas None
Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire Trade None
Sun and Moon Trade from Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon None
Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon Ultra Space Wilds


Side Game Locations

Locations
Game(s) Area(s)
Explorers of Time & Explorers of Darkness Dark Crater (B1F-B10F)
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia Haruba Desert


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

    Surprisingly quick to anger. It holds its mouth agape as a display of strength.

  • HeartGold

    It brandishes its gaping mouth in a display of fearsome strength. It raises vast quantities of sand while attacking.

  • SoulSilver

    It brandishes its gaping mouth in a display of fearsome strength. It raises vast quantities of sand while attacking.

  • Black

    Surprisingly quick to anger. It holds its mouth agape as a display of strength.

  • White

    Surprisingly quick to anger. It holds its mouth agape as a display of strength.

  • Black 2

    Surprisingly quick to anger. It holds its mouth agape as a display of strength.

  • White 2

    Surprisingly quick to anger. It holds its mouth agape as a display of strength.

  • X

    It brandishes its gaping mouth in a display of fearsome strength. It raises vast quantities of sand while attacking.

  • Y

    It blasts internally stored sand from ports on its body to create a towering twister for attack.

  • Omega Ruby

    It brandishes its gaping mouth in a display of fearsome strength. It raises vast quantities of sand while attacking.

  • 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.


Stats

Hippowdon's Stats
HP
108
Attack
112
Defense
118
Sp. Atk
68
Sp. Def
72
Speed
47
Total
525

Learnset

Leveling

LevelingGeneration VII
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
1 Ice Fang 65 95% 15 Ice Physical
1 Fire Fang 65 95% 15 Fire Physical
1 Thunder Fang 65 95% 15 Electric Physical
1 Tackle 40 100% 35 Normal Physical
1 Sand Attack 100% 15 Ground Status
1 Bite 60 100% 25 Dark Physical
1 Yawn —% 10 Normal Status
7 Bite 60 100% 25 Dark Physical
13 Yawn —% 10 Normal Status
19 Take Down 90 85% 20 Normal Physical
19 Dig 80 100% 10 Ground Physical
25 Sand Tomb 35 85% 15 Ground Physical
31 Crunch 80 100% 15 Dark Physical
40 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground Physical
50 Double-Edge 120 100% 15 Normal Physical
60 Fissure —% 5 Ground Physical
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

LevelingGeneration VI
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal Jam
1 Ice Fang 65 95% 15 Ice Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
1 Fire Fang 65 95% 15 Fire Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
1 Thunder Fang 65 95% 15 Electric Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
1 Tackle 50 100% 35 Normal Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
1 Sand Attack 100% 15 Ground Status Cute 3 0 ♥
1 Bite 60 100% 25 Dark Physical Tough 2 3 ♥
1 Yawn —% 10 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
7 Bite 60 100% 25 Dark Physical Tough 2 3 ♥
13 Yawn —% 10 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
19 Take Down 90 85% 20 Normal Physical Tough 6 0 ♥
19 Dig 80 100% 10 Ground Physical Tough 2 0 ♥
25 Sand Tomb 35 85% 15 Ground Physical Clever 3 0 ♥
31 Crunch 80 100% 15 Dark Physical Tough 1 4 ♥
40 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground Physical Tough 2 1 ♥
50 Double-Edge 120 100% 15 Normal Physical Tough 6 0 ♥
60 Fissure —% 5 Ground Physical Tough 2 1 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

LevelingGeneration V
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
1 Ice Fang 65 95% 15 Ice Physical
1 Fire Fang 65 95% 15 Fire Physical
1 Thunder Fang 65 95% 15 Electric Physical
1 Tackle 50 100% 35 Normal Physical
1 Sand-Attack 100% 15 Ground Status
1 Bite 60 100% 25 Dark Physical
1 Yawn —% 10 Normal Status
7 Bite 60 100% 25 Dark Physical
13 Yawn —% 10 Normal Status
19 Take Down 90 85% 20 Normal Physical
19 Dig 80 100% 10 Ground Physical
25 Sand Tomb 35 85% 15 Ground Physical
31 Crunch 80 100% 15 Dark Physical
40 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground Physical
50 Double-Edge 120 100% 15 Normal Physical
60 Fissure —% 5 Ground Physical
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

LevelingGeneration IV
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal
1DPPt
1HGSS
Fire Fang 65 95% 15 Fire Physical Beauty 3
1DPPt
1HGSS
Thunder Fang 65 95% 15 Electric Physical Smart 3
1DPPt
1HGSS
Ice Fang 65 95% 15 Ice Physical Cool 3
1DPPt
1HGSS
Tackle 35 95% 35 Normal Physical Tough 3
1DPPt
1HGSS
Sand-Attack 100% 15 Ground Status Cute 2
1DPPt
1HGSS
Bite 60 100% 25 Dark Physical Tough 3
1DPPt
1HGSS
Yawn —% 10 Normal Status Cute 2
7DPPt
7HGSS
Bite 60 100% 25 Dark Physical Tough 3
13DPPt
13HGSS
Yawn —% 10 Normal Status Cute 2
19DPPt
19HGSS
Take Down 90 85% 20 Normal Physical Tough 3
N/ADPPt
19HGSS
Dig 80 100% 10 Ground Physical Smart 1
25DPPt
25HGSS
Sand Tomb 15 70% 15 Ground Physical Smart 0
31DPPt
31HGSS
Crunch 80 100% 15 Dark Physical Tough 2
40DPPt
40HGSS
Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground Physical Tough 2
50DPPt
50HGSS
Double-Edge 120 100% 15 Normal Physical Tough 0
60DPPt
60HGSS
Fissure —% 5 Ground Physical Tough 0
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TM/HM

TMs and HMs Generation VII
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat.
TM05 Roar —% 20 Normal Status
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM26 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground Physical
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM37 Sandstorm —% 10 Rock Status
TM39 Rock Tomb 60 95% 15 Rock Physical
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical
TM71 Stone Edge 100 80% 5 Rock Physical
TM78 Bulldoze 60 100% 20 Ground Physical
TM80 Rock Slide 75 90% 10 Rock Physical
TM87 Swagger 85% 15 Normal Status
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation VI
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
TM05 Roar —% 20 Normal Status Cool 3 0 ♥
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status Clever 3 0 ♥
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special Clever 3 0 ♥
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status Beautiful 1 0 ♥
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special Cool 4 4 ♥
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2 3 ♥
TM26 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground Physical Tough 2 1 ♥
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 4 0 ♥
TM28 Dig 80 100% 10 Ground Physical Tough 2 0 ♥
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Cool 1 0 ♥
TM37 Sandstorm —% 10 Rock Status Tough 2 1 ♥
TM39 Rock Tomb 60 95% 15 Rock Physical Clever 3 0 ♥
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2 0 ♥
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status Cute 1 0 ♥
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special Beautiful 2 0 ♥
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical Tough 4 4 ♥
TM71 Stone Edge 100 80% 5 Rock Physical Tough 3 0 ♥
TM78 Bulldoze 60 100% 20 Ground Physical Tough 2 2 ♥
TM80 Rock Slide 75 90% 10 Rock Physical Tough 2 2 ♥
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Cute 3 0 ♥
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status Cute 1 0 ♥
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
TM94 Rock SmashXY 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
TM94 Secret PowerORAS 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Clever 1 0 ♥
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status Cute 3 0 ♥
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
HM06 Rock SmashORAS 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation V
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat.
TM05 Roar 100% 20 Normal Status
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Special
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM26 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground Physical
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM28 Dig 80 100% 10 Ground Physical
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM37 Sandstorm —% 10 Rock Status
TM39 Rock Tomb 50 80% 10 Rock Physical
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical
TM71 Stone Edge 100 80% 5 Rock Physical
TM78 Bulldoze 60 100% 20 Ground Physical
TM80 Rock Slide 75 90% 10 Rock Physical
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
TM94 Rock Smash 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal Physical
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation IV
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal
TM03 Water Pulse 60 100% 20 Water Special Beauty 2
TM05 Roar 100% 20 Normal Status Cool 2
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison Status Smart 2
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Special Smart 1
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status Beauty 2
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special Cool 2
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Cute 0
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2
TM23 Iron Tail 100 75% 15 Steel Physical Cool 2
TM26 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground Physical Tough 2
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2
TM28HGSS Dig 80 100% 10 Ground Physical Smart 1
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Cool 2
TM37 Sandstorm —% 10 Rock Status Tough 2
TM39 Rock Tomb 50 80% 10 Rock Physical Smart 2
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2
TM43 Secret Power 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Smart 2
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status Cute 0
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status Cute 2
TM58 Endure —% 10 Normal Status Tough 2
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical Beauty 2
TM71 Stone Edge 100 80% 5 Rock Physical Tough 2
TM76 Stealth Rock —% 20 Rock Status Cool 2
TM78 Captivate 100% 20 Normal Status Beauty 2
TM80 Rock Slide 75 90% 10 Rock Physical Tough 3
TM82 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status Cute 3
TM83 Natural Gift 100% 15 Normal Physical Cool 2
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Cute 2
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status Smart 1
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal Physical Tough 3
HM06 Rock Smash 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical Tough 2
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Breeding

To see the Egg Moves that Hippowdon can learn, refer to Hippopotas.


Tutoring

Tutoring Generation VII
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Earth Power USUM 90 100% 10 Ground Special
Iron Head USUM 80 100% 15 Steel Physical
Iron Tail USUM 100 75% 15 Steel Physical
Snore USUM 50 100% 15 Normal Special
Stealth Rock USUM —% 20 Rock Status
Stomping Tantrum USUM 75 100% 10 Ground Physical
Superpower USUM 120 100% 5 Fighting Physical
Water Pulse USUM 60 100% 20 Water Special
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Tutoring Generation VI
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal Jam
Earth Power ORAS 90 100% 10 Ground Special Beautiful 4 0 ♥
Iron Head ORAS 80 100% 15 Steel Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
Iron Tail ORAS 100 75% 15 Steel Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
Snore ORAS 50 100% 15 Normal Special Cute 4 0 ♥
Stealth Rock ORAS —% 20 Rock Status Cool 2 0 ♥
Superpower ORAS 120 100% 5 Fighting Physical Tough 6 0 ♥
Water Pulse ORAS 60 100% 20 Water Special Beautiful 3 0 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Tutoring Generation V
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Earth Power B2W2 90 100% 10 Ground Special
Iron Head B2W2 80 100% 15 Steel Physical
Iron Tail B2W2 100 75% 15 Steel Physical
Sleep Talk B2W2 —% 10 Normal Status
Snore B2W2 40 100% 15 Normal Special
Stealth Rock B2W2 —% 20 Rock Status
Superpower B2W2 120 100% 5 Fighting Physical
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Tutoring Generation IV
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal
Earth Power HGSSPt 90 100% 10 Ground Special Smart 2
Headbutt HGSS 70 100% 15 Normal Physical Tough 3
Iron Head HGSSPt 80 100% 15 Steel Physical Tough 2
Mud-Slap HGSSPt 20 100% 10 Ground Special Cute 3
Snore HGSSPt 40 100% 15 Normal Special Cute 3
Superpower HGSSPt 120 100% 5 Fighting Physical Tough 2
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Sprites

Appearances

Anime

Trivia

Origin

Hippopotas appears to be based on a hippopotamus while also possibly being based on the Bahamut, a creature said to have the head of a hippo while also relating to sand and earthquakes. Its sand coming out of its body may reference the "blood sweat" often associated with hippos (though the secretion is neither blood nor sweat).

Etymology

Hippowdon comes from hippopotamus, power and don (Spanish for lord and Greek for tooth).

Gallery

See also

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