Hippowdon #450

 Best moveset for Hippowdon

When fighting Pokémon in Gyms, Hippowdon’s greatest moves are Fire Fang and Earth Power. This moveset has the most overall DPS and is also the finest for PVP encounters.


  Fire Fang 13.3 dps
  Earth Power 33.3 dps


  Ice Fang dps
  Earth Power 33.3 dps


 All moves

Quick move Damage EPS DPS
  Bite 6 8 12
  Fire Fang 12 8.9 13.3
  Thunder Fang 12 13.3 10
  Ice Fang 12 13.3 8
Main move Damage EPS DPS
  Earthquake 140 -27.8 46.7
  Stone Edge 100 -43.5 43.5
  Body Slam 50 -17.4 26.3
  Earth Power 100 -13.9 33.3
  Weather Ball 55 -20.6 34.4
  Frustration Shadow 10 -16.5 5
  Return Purified 35 -47.1 50

The green moves benefit from the Same Type Attack Bonus and deliver 20% more damage.

Hippowdon is a big, hippo-like Pokémon with gender-specific skin color. If male, it is light brown; if female, it is bluish-gray. It has a dark gray back and muzzle with several holes. Sand often flows out the openings on its back and nostrils. When attacking, this sand is kept inside and utilized to form twisters. It features a big, rounded snout, a mouth full of peg-like teeth, and bright red eyes. Hippowdon has four blunt claws on each of his black foot.

It has a quick temper, is readily aroused into aggression, and may exhibit strength by holding its lips open. The huge jaws of Hippowdon are capable of crushing vehicles. It works in tandem with Dwebble, who clears any stones that become trapped in its ports. Drapion are reported to avoid Hippowdon. Excess sand is evacuated from Hippowdon’s ports to make way for new sand to swallow, allowing it to remain healthy. It may also create whirlwinds of sand to destroy a foe’s spirits before assaulting them.

Evolution family

Hippowdon is part of a two-member family.


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Method Maximum CP Details

(weather boosted)
In wild since 2019 May 17
Raid Battles

(weather boosted)
Tier 3 CP 18,601Visit List of Raid Bosses changes for complete appearance