Hippowdon

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Hippowdon
カバルドン
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Hippopotas < Hippowdon > Skorupi

Species Type
Heavyweight Pokémon Ground.png
Number Ability
#450 Sand Stream
Sand Force
Height Weight
6' 7" (2m) 661.4 lbs. (300kg)
Gender Ratio
Male: 50% Female: 50%
Evolves From Evolves Into
Hippopotas None
Egg Group Catch Rate
Field 60
Tier EV Yield
OU/Uber 2 Defense Points

Hippowdon (カバルドン) is the 123rd Pokémon in the Sinnoh Pokédex. It is a Ground-Type, and is known as the Heavyweight Pokémon.

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.

Contents

[edit] Biology

[edit] Physiology

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.

[edit] 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.

[edit] Game Information

[edit] Original Games

Hippowdon can be found on Route 228 in Diamond, Pearl and Platinum. In Heart Gold and Soul Silver, the only way to obtain a Hippowdon is to evolve a Hippopotas.

Evolving a Hippopotas is the only way to obtain a Hippowdon in Black and White. In Black 2 and White 2, Hippowdon can be found at Desert Resort during a Swarm.

[edit] 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.

[edit] 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.

[edit] Anime/Manga Information

[edit] Anime

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.

[edit] Movies

Wild Hippowdon appear during the films Giratina and the Sky Warrior and Arceus and the Jewel of Life. Bertha's Hippowdon also makes an appearance during Zoroark: Master of Illusions.

[edit] Manga

Hippowdon's Manga Information is unknown as of writing.

[edit] Pokémon Information

[edit] 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.

[edit] Area Location

Game Rarity Location
Diamond/Pearl 20% Route 228
Platinum 10%
20%
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

[edit] Pokédex Entries

Gen Game Pokédex Entry
I Red N/A
Blue N/A
Yellow N/A
II Gold N/A
Silver N/A
Crystal N/A
III Ruby N/A
Sapphire N/A
Emerald N/A
FireRed N/A
LeafGreen N/A
IV 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.
V 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.
VI 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
Alpha Sapphire

[edit] Pokéthlon Statistics

Stats
Speed
Full.pngEmpty.png
Power
Full.pngFull.pngFull.pngFull.pngEmpty.png
Technique
Full.pngFull.png
Stamina
Full.pngFull.pngFull.pngFull.pngEmpty.png
Jump
Full.pngFull.png

[edit] Statistics

Base Stats Min- Min Max Max+
HP
108
. 357 420 .
Atk
112
206 229 323 355
Def
118
216 241 335 368
Sp. Atk
68
126 141 235 258
Sp. Def
72
134 149 243 267
Speed
47
89 99 193 212

[edit] Moves

[edit] Via Level-Up

Level Up
Level Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Start Ice Fang Ice.gif 65 95 Physical.png
Start Fire Fang Fire.gif 65 95 Physical.png
Start Thunder Fang Electric.gif 65 95 Physical.png
Start Tackle Normal.gif 50 100 Physical.png
Start Sand-Attack Ground.gif N/A 100 Other.png
Start
7
Bite Dark.gif 60 100 Physical.png
Start
13
Yawn Normal.gif N/A 100 Other.png
19 Take Down Normal.gif 90 85 Physical.png
19 Dig Ground.gif 80 100 Physical.png
25 Sand Tomb Ground.gif 35 85 Physical.png
31 Crunch Dark.gif 80 100 Physical.png
40 Earthquake Ground.gif 100 100 Physical.png
50 Double-Edge Normal.gif 120 100 Physical.png
60 Fissure Ground.gif ?? 30 Physical.png

[edit] Via TM/HM

TM/HM
TM/HM No. Move Type Power Accuracy Class
TM05 Roar Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM06 Toxic Poison.gif -- 90 Other.png
TM10 Hidden Power Normal.gif 60 100 Special.png
TM11 Sunny Day Fire.gif -- -- Other.png
TM15 Hyper Beam Normal.gif 150 90 Special.png
TM17 Protect Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM21 Frustration Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM26 Earthquake Ground.gif 100 100 Physical.png
TM27 Return Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM28 Dig Ground.gif 80 100 Physical.png
TM32 Double Team Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM37 Sandstorm Rock.gif -- -- Other.png
TM39 Rock Tomb Rock.gif 60 95 Physical.png
TM42 Facade Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png
TM44 Rest Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
TM45 Attract Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM48 Round Normal.gif 60 100 Special.png
TM68 Giga Impact Normal.gif 150 90 Physical.png
TM71 Stone Edge Rock.gif 100 80 Physical.png
TM78 Bulldoze Ground.gif 60 100 Physical.png
TM80 Rock Slide Rock.gif 75 90 Physical.png
TM87 Swagger Normal.gif -- 90 Other.png
TM90 Substitute Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM94 Secret Power Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png
HM04 Strength Normal.gif 80 100 Physical.png

[edit] Via Breeding

Via Breeding
Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Stockpile Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Swallow Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Spit Up Normal.gif  ?? 100 Special.png
Curse Ghost.gif -- -- Other.png
Slack Off Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Body Slam Normal.gif 85 100 Physical.png
Sand Tomb Ground.gif 35 85 Physical.png
Revenge Fighting.gif 60 100 Physical.png
Sleep Talk Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Whirlwind Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png

[edit] Via Move Tutor (Black 2/White 2)

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Earth Power Ground.gif 90 100 Special.png
Iron Head Steel.gif 80 100 Physical.png
Iron Tail Steel.gif 100 75 Physical.png
Sleep Talk Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Snore Normal.gif 40 100 Special.png
Stealth Rock Rock.gif -- -- Other.png
Superpower Fighting.gif 120 100 Physical.png

[edit] Generation IV Exclusive Moves

[edit] Via TM/HM

[edit] Via Move Tutor

[edit] Platinum/Heart Gold/Soul Silver
Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Mud-Slap Ground.gif 20 100 Special.png
[edit] Heart Gold/Soul Silver
Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Headbutt Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png

[edit] Evolution Line

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Level 34
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Hippowdon


[edit] Type Matchups

Type Attack Advantages Attack Disadvantages Defense Advantages Defense Disadvantages
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Rock.gif
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Rock.gif
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