General Information
Species Hippo Pokémon
Type Ground
Ability Sand Stream
Sand Force (Hidden Ability)
Gender Ratio 50% male, 50% female
Height 2'07"
Weight 109.1 lbs
Evolves into Hippowdon (Lv. 34)
Breeding Information
Egg Group Field
Pokédex / Browser Numbers
National #449
Sinnoh #122
Kalos #048 (Coastal)
Almia R-246
Oblivia R-283

Hippopotas is a Ground-type Pokémon that evolves into Hippowdon at Lv. 34.


Hippopotas is a quadruped, hippo-like Pokémon that is most commonly found in deserts and other arid places. It has a large snout with round nostrils and eyes that protrude from the top of its head. It torso has mottled coloring and a small hole on its back. Each of its feet has two blunt claws, and it has a small tail.

Hippopotas expels sand instead of sweat.

Gender DifferencesEdit

Male Hippopotas are tan with dark brown patches, while females are dark brown with tan patches.


Hippopotas live in deserts and caves.


Hippopotas enjoy spending time bathing in sand and avoids water at all costs. It covers itself in sand as a protective measure against germs.

Hippopotas prefer to travel in groups of ten.

When it walks through sand, it shuts its nostrils.


If it gets wet, Hippopotas can become sick. Bathing in sand cures this.

Notable HippopotasEdit

Name Canon


Group Note(s)
Hippopotas Anime None - Seen in Hoopa and the Clash of Ages.
Hippopotas Anime None - Seen in Mass Hip-Po-Sis! and Sleight of Sand!.
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