How to get Hippowdon in Pokemon Go: PvP & PvE performance, can it be shiny, more

Niladri Sarkar
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Hippowdon is on the mind of every Pokemon Go player. They want to know how Hippowdon can be obtained in Pokemon Go, how good it is in PvP and PvE, and if shiny Hippowdon is available in the game. Here’s everything you need to know.

Pokemon Go players are showing a lot of interest in adding the Heavyweight Pokemon Hippowdon to their team. Hippowdon first made its appearance in the Gen 4 games and it has been the signature Pokemon of Sinnoh Elite Four member Bertha.

Hippowdon has been around for quite a while in Pokemon Go, but now players are eager to use it in PvE and PvP battles. They also want to know if shiny Hippowdon is available in the game as this shiny was very difficult to obtain back in Pokemon Diamond and Pearl.

So here are all the details you need to know about getting Hippowdon in Pokemon Go, how good it is in PvP and PvE, and if it can be shiny in the game.

How to get Hippowdon in Pokemon Go

Players can get Hippowdon in Pokemon Go by evolving Hippopotas with 50 Candy.

Hippopotas is a common spawn in the wild. We recommend using Pinap Berries to get bonus Candy and evolve Hippopotas to Hippowdwon quickly.

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Hippowdon is known for summoning sandstorms from its back.

Is shiny Hippowdon available in Pokemon Go?

Yes, shiny Hippowdon is available in Pokemon Go.

Pokemon Go players can catch a shiny Hippopotas and evolve it into a shiny Hippowdon. The general odds of a shiny Hippopotas is 1 in 450 encounters or 0.22% chance.

Is Hippowdon good in Pokemon Go PvP?

Yes, Hippowdon is good in Pokemon Go PvP, particularly in the Great and Ultra League formats.

Hippowdon is a Ground-type Pokemon with a good mix of offensive and defensive stats. But what makes Hippowdon so good is its excellent moveset that offers wide coverage. With Ice Fang as a Fast Move paired with Earth Power and Weather Ball (Rock) as Charged Moves, Hippowdon can deal neutral damage to every Pokemon in PvP.

It can also dish out super-effective damage against 11 out of 18 Pokemon Types: Dragon, Grass, Flying, Ground, Fire, Rock, Electric, Poison, Steel, Bug, and Ice.

Is Hippowdon good in Pokemon Go PvE?

No, Hippowdon is not good in Pokemon Go PvE.

It has a low Attack stat for Raids and Gyms, so there are far better Ground-type Pokemon to use in battles. In addition, Hippowdon doesn’t learn a Ground-type Fast Move in Pokemon Go, so this also limits its usage in PvE.

That’s all you need to know about Hippowdon in Pokemon Go. For more Pokemon Go, be sure to check out our guides:

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About The Author

Niladri is a Writer who specializes in Pokemon Go, Scarlet & Violet, and competitive VGC battles. With more than seven years of experience in copywriting and SEO content writing, Niladri has previously written for Pokémon GO Hub and Smogon. He has been covering Pokemon for CharlieIntel since June 2023. Niladri can be contacted at [email protected].