Hippopotas uses the Sand Stream Ability. This Ability summons a Sandstorm upon its entry into battle, a condition that shall linger-even if the effects are nullified by the Abilities Air Lock or Cloud Nine-until a different weather-altering move is used. A second Ability is available to Hippopotas from the Dream World, the Sand Force Ability. This Ability increases the power of its Ground, Rock, and Steel Type moves by 33% during a Sandstorm.
Hippopotas gain the opportunity to evolve into a Hippowdon starting at Level 34.
Hippopotas is in the Field Egg Group, and its Egg takes approximately 7,680 Steps to hatch. It takes Hippopotas 1,250,000 Experience Points to reach Level 100.
Hippopotas closely resembles a Hippo. It is a brown Pokémon. It has two eyes sticking out of the top of its head, and a very big moth and big teeth. Hippopotas has a torso made up of a tan-like camouflage.
The male Hippopotas has reversed colors of the female.
Hippoptas can be found within the Ruin Maniac's Cave in Diamond, Pearl and Platinum. In Heart Gold and Soul Silver, Hippopotas can appear at the Safari Zone's Desert Area after placing 28 Peak Objects in the area.
Hippopotas appears inside the Quicksand Cave DPB3F-10F in Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness and Explorers of Sky. Hippopotas is exclusive to Blazing Adventure Squad in Mystery Dungeon 3, appearing on the Path to Treasure Valley B10-B16.
Hippopotas appears at Hippowdon Temple in Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia during an In-Game Quest; after which Hippopotas can be selected as your Partner Pokémon. In Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs, Hippopotas appears on the second floor of Mt. Layuda in the Present, and can be obtained in the Fire Temple mission "Which Switch Is for Mime Jr.?" and the Thunder Temple missions "Pikachu Pursuit!" and "Panic at the Perplexing Temple" by defeating it and obtaining its Slate.
Hippopotas can be found at Sunny Seashore Desert 4-3 in Pokémon Rumble Blast.
Trading Card Game
Hippopotas is listed as a Common Card in the Majestic Dawn, Rising Rivals and Next Destinies sets, and as an Uncommon Card in hte Diamond and Pearl and Supreme Victors sets.
Wild Hippopotas appears in the film Giratina and the Sky Warrior, the only film that Hippopotas has appeared in as of writing.
Hippopotas's Manga Information is unknown as of writing.
Hippopotas is in the Not Fully Evolved Tier of Competitive Battling as it is an unevolved Pokémon.
Via Dream World
Via Move Tutor (Black 2/White 2)
Generation IV Exclusive Moves
Via Move Tutor
Heart Gold/Soul Silver
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