Hippopotas is a Ground type Pokemon introduced in Generation IV. It evolves into Hippowdon starting at level 34. Take a look below for 21 fun and fascinating facts about Hippopotas.
1. Hippopotas is a quadruped, hippo-like Pokemon that is most commonly found in deserts and other arid places.
2. Its skin color depends on gender: if male, it is tan with dark brown patches, and if female, its coloring is reversed.
3. It has a large snout with round, protruding nostrils. Its eyes and small ears protrude from the top of its head.
4. Its torso has mottled coloring and a small hole on its back.
5. Each of its feet has two blunt claws, and it has a small tail.
6. Hippopotas spends its time bathing in sand and avoids water at all costs.
7. It covers itself in sand as a protective measure against germs and expels sand instead of sweat.
8. When it walks through the sand, it shuts its nostrils.
9. It prefers to travel in groups of ten.
10. Despite having obvious gender differences, both Hippopotas and its evolved form have only one menu sprite and one Dream World picture, both of which depict the male variation.
11. Hippopotas is based on a hippopotamus, with army-like desert camouflage.
12. Because of the spout upon its back that spits sand, Hippopotas and its evolved form may be based upon the legendary Bahamut as, in some accounts of the myths behind it, it is said to support a bed of sand and have the head of a hippo.
13. Hippopotas is derived from hippopotamus.
14. A Hippopotas appeared in Mass Hip-Po-Sis! and Sleight of Sand!. In both episodes, Ash and his friends had to help him reunite with its herd of Hippowdon and fellow Hippopotas after it was accidentally separated from them.
15. Multiple Hippopotas appeared in Hoopa and the Clash of Ages, where one of them was borrowed by Ash and his friends for its Ground-type attacks. It played a crucial role in restoring the broken Prison Bottle during the climactic battle in Dahara City. This Hippopotas was later returned to his herd, and Bonnie bid it farewell.
16. A Hippopotas made a brief cameo appearance in Giratina and the Sky Warrior.
17. A Coordinator’s Hippopotas appeared in Another One Gabites the Dust!, where it was participating in the Battle Stage of the Chocovine Contest.
18. A Hippopotas appeared in Battling a Cute Drama!, where it was seen at the Shelter Town’s Pokémon Center.
19. A Hippopotas appeared during a flashback in Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel as a resident of the Nebel Plateau.
20. A male and female Hippopotas appeared in SS005, where they were among the Pokémon seen in the Wild Area.
21. A Hippopotas appeared in A Fresh Start.