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

Pokédex Entries

Gen Game Pokedex Entry
Pokémon Red N/A
Pokémon Blue N/A
Pokémon Yellow N/A



II Pokémon Gold N/A
II Pokémon Silver N/A
II Pokémon Crystal N/A



III Pokémon Ruby N/A
III Pokémon Sapphire N/A
III Pokémon Emerald N/A
III Pokémon FireRed N/A
III Pokémon LeafGreen N/A



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
VI Pokémon Y

[edit] Pokéathlon Statistics

Stat
Speed
Power
Technique
Stamina
Jump

[edit] Statistics

Base Stats
Min-MinMaxMax+
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
Spd
47
89 99 193 212

[edit] Moves

[edit] Via Level-Up

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

[edit] Via TM/HM

TM/HM No. Move Type Power Acc% Class
TM05 Roar Normal.png -- 100 Status
TM06 Toxic Poison.png -- 90 Status
TM10 Hidden Power Normal.png 60 100 Special
TM11 Sunny Day Fire.png -- -- Status
TM15 Hyper Beam Normal.png 150 90 Special
TM17 Protect Normal.png -- -- Status
TM21 Frustration Normal.png  ?? 100 Physical
TM26 Earthquake Ground.png 100 100 Physical
TM27 Return Normal.png  ?? 100 Physical
TM28 Dig Ground.png 80 100 Physical
TM32 Double Team Normal.png -- -- Status
TM37 Sandstorm Rock.png -- -- Status
TM39 Rock Tomb Rock.png 60 95 Physical
TM42 Facade Normal.png 70 100 Physical
TM44 Rest Psychic.png -- -- Status
TM45 Attract Normal.png -- 100 Status
TM48 Round Normal.png 60 100 Special
TM68 Giga Impact Normal.png 150 90 Physical
TM71 Stone Edge Rock.png 100 80 Physical
TM78 Bulldoze Ground.png 60 100 Physical
TM80 Rock Slide Rock.png 75 90 Physical
TM87 Swagger Normal.png -- 90 Status
TM90 Substitute Normal.png -- -- Status
TM94 Rock Smash Fighting.png 40 100 Physical
HM04 Strength Normal.png 80 100 Physical


[edit] Via Breeding

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


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

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

[edit] Generation IV Exclusive Moves

[edit] Via TM/HM

[edit] Via Move Tutor

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

[edit] Evolution Line

Evolution Line
Hippopotas Hippowdon
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Level 34

[edit] Type Matchups

Type Attack Advantages Attack Disadvantages Defense Advantages Defense Disadvantages
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Electric.png
Fire.png
Poison.png
Rock.png
Steel.png
Bug.png
Flying.png
Grass.png
Electric.png
Poison.png
Rock.png
Grass.png
Ice.png
Water.png

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