|#450|| Sand Stream|
|6' 7" (2m)||661.4 lbs. (300kg)|
|Male: 50%||Female: 50%|
|Evolves From||Evolves Into|
|Egg Group||Catch Rate|
|OU/Uber||2 Defense Points|
Hippowdon (Sinnoh Pokédex. It is a Ground-Type, and is known as the Heavyweight Pokémon.) is the 123rd Pokémon in the
Hippowdon uses the Sand Stream Ability, an Ability that causes a permanent Sandstorm that can only be stopped by Air Lock, Cloud Nine, or another weather condition. A second Ability is available to Hippowdon from the Dream World, the Sand Force Ability, which boosts the power of Ground, Rock, and Steel type attacks by 33% during a Sandstorm.
Hippopotas can evolve into Hippowdon at level 34.
Hippowdon is in the Field Egg Group, and its Egg takes approximately 7,680 Steps to hatch. It takes Hippowdon 1,250,000 Experience Points to reach Level 100.
Hippowdon is a Pokémon that very closely resembles a Hippo. It consists of a brown and black color scheme. It has a very big mouth and big teeth, and it has red eyes. On its dark grey back, there are holes that leak out sand.
 Gender Differences
A Female Hippowdon's main body is a lighter shade of grey than her back. A male Hippowdon is a lighter shade of brown.
 Game Information
 Original Games
 Spin-Off Games
Hippowdon can be found at Deep Dusk Forest 1F-12F and Dark Crater B1-B10 in Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness and Explorers of Sky. Hippowdon is exclusive to Blazing Adventure Squad in Mystery Dungeon 3, appearing at Weird Mountain 1F-15F.
Hippowdon appears at the Habura Desert in Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia. In Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs, Hippowdon can be found inside the Interior Room on the Right 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.?", along with the Thunder Temple missions "Pikachu Pursuit!" and "Panic at the Perplexing Temple" by defeating it or its pre-evolved form and obtaining its Slate.
Hippowdon appears at Sunny Seashore Desert 4-3 in Pokémon Rumble Blast.
 Trading Card Game
Hippowdon is listed as an Uncommon Card in the Rising Rivals and Next Destinies sets, and as a Rare Card in the Diamond and Pearl, Majestic Dawn and Rising Rivals sets. A third Hippowdon is listed as an Ultra Rare Card in the Rising Rivals set, which is also a Lv. X Card.
 Anime/Manga Information
Wild Hippowdon made their debut in the episode Sleight of Sand! Bertha of Sinnoh's Elite Four would use a Hippowdon in a battle against Ash's Torterra in the episode An Elite Coverup! Bertha's Hippowdon would win the 1-on-1 matchup.
Hippowdon's Manga Information is unknown as of writing.
 Pokémon Information
 Competitive Battling
Hippowdon is a viable option in both the Over-Utilized and Uber Tiers of Competitive Battling. Its use of the Sand Stream Ability gives its relatively low Special Defense boost while also providing support for teams that make use of Sandstorm, plus it's can hit hard. It's HP and Defense is also right up there, and it can also make use of Slack Off for HP recovery along with setting up Stealth Rock. Its bulk is its strength, but it isn't very fast and Special Attackers can beat it with relative ease, even with a Sandstorm in play, and taking a Burn will limit its damage.
 Area Location
|Route 228: Night|
Route 228: Morning & Day
|Heart Gold/Soul Silver||None||Evolve Hippopotas|
|Black/White||None||PokéTransfer, Dream World, or Evolve Hippopotas|
|Black 2/White 2||40%||Desert Resort during a Swarm|
 Pokédex Entries
|IV||Pokémon Diamond||It blasts internally stored sand from ports on its body to create a towering twister for attack.|
|IV||Pokémon Pearl||Its huge mouth is almost seven feet across. It has enough power to completely crush a car.|
|IV||Pokémon Platinum||Surprisingly quick to anger. It holds its mouth agape as a display of strength.|
|IV||Pokémon HeartGold||It brandishes its gaping mouth in a display of fearsome strength. It raises vast quantities of sand while attacking.|
|IV||Pokémon SoulSilver||It brandishes its gaping mouth in a display of fearsome strength. It raises vast quantities of sand while attacking.|
|V||Pokémon Black||Surprisingly quick to anger. It holds its mouth agape as a display of strength.|
|V||Pokémon White||Surprisingly quick to anger. It holds its mouth agape as a display of strength.|
|V||Pokémon Black 2||Surprisingly quick to anger. It holds its mouth agape as a display of strength.|
|V||Pokémon White 2||Surprisingly quick to anger. It holds its mouth agape as a display of strength.|
|VI||Pokémon X||Unknown Entry|
|VI||Pokémon Y||Unknown Entry|
 Pokéathlon Statistics
 Via Level-Up
 Via TM/HM
 Via Breeding
 Via Move Tutor (Black 2/White 2)
 Generation IV Exclusive Moves
 Via TM/HM
 Via Move Tutor
 Heart Gold/Soul Silver
 Evolution Line
 Type Matchups
|Type||Attack Advantages||Attack Disadvantages||Defense Advantages||Defense Disadvantages|
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