Hippowdon is a Ground type Pokemon introduced in Generation IV. It evolves from Hippopotas starting at level 34. Take a look below for 22 awesome and fascinating facts about Hippowdon.
1. Hippowdon is a large, hippo-like Pokemon with skin color based on its gender.
2. It is light brown if male, and black if female.
3. It has a dark gray back and muzzle with several holes in them.
4. Sand often spills out of the ports on its back and its nostrils.
5. This sand is stored internally, and is used to create twisters when attacking.
6. It has a large, rounded snout, a mouth filled with peg-like teeth, and red eyes.
7. Hippowdon has black feet with four blunt claws each.
8. It is short-tempered, and may hold its mouth agape as a display of strength.
9. Hippowdon’s massive jaws are capable of crushing cars.
10. It has a symbiotic relationship with Dwebble, which clears any stones stuck in its ports.
11. In Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time and Explorers of Darkness, both Hippowdon and Hippopotas have the same recruit rate, something rarely found with Pokémon of the same evolutionary line.
12. Despite having obvious gender differences, both Hippowdon and its pre-evolution have only one menu sprite, both of which depict the male variation.
13. Hippowdon is based on a hippopotamus.
14. Because of the spouts upon its back that constantly spit sands, Hippowdon and its pre-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.
15. Hippowdon is a combination of hippopotamus, power, powder (as in sand), or pow (onomatopoeia for a bodily hit), and don (Spanish for lord; Ancient Greek for tooth).
16. Hippowdon debuted in Sleight of Sand!. It was the father of the Hippopotas that Ash and his friends rescued in Mass Hip-Po-Sis!, and re-encountered in the same episode. Dr. Namba charged Cassidy and Butch with the job of obtaining a sample of the sand that Hippowdon shoots out.
17. A male Hippowdon appeared in An Elite Coverup!, under the ownership of Bertha. He was used in a battle against Ash, where he was able to defeat Torterra. Hippowdon briefly appeared alongside Bertha during the ending credits of Zoroark: Master of Illusions.
18. Multiple Hippowdon made cameo appearances in Giratina and the Sky Warrior.
19. A Hippowdon appeared in One Team, Two Team, Red Team, Blue Team!, under the ownership of the Pokémon Summer Academy. Jessie used it for the first leg of the Pokémon Triathlon.
20. A Hippowdon briefly appeared in Working on a Right Move!, under the ownership of a Trainer competing in the Lily of the Valley Conference. It was shown being defeated by another Trainer’s Tangrowth.
21. Multiple Hippowdon appeared in Hoopa and the Clash of Ages alongside their pre-evolved forms.
22. A Hippowdon appeared in Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel as a resident of the Nebel Plateau.