Hippowdon Raid Guide

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Hippowdon is a Tier 3 raid boss in Pokémon Go. Being a pure Ground type, it is weak to the Grass, Ice and Water types. Hippowdon is a spice pick in all three PvP leagues and has a very interesting moveset.

Hippowdon can be caught with the following CP values:

  • 1684 – 1763 CP at Level 20, no weather boost
  • 2105 – 2204 CP at Level 25 with Sunny weather boost

Generally, 1 high-level trainer can beat Hippowdon with optimal counters. Otherwise, 2-3 trainers will suffice. 2 trainers are usually preferred.

Hippowdon Raid Counters

Since Shadow Pokémon are extremely expensive to power up and require specific events to remove Frustration with a Charge TM, they will NOT be listed as raid counters in this article. That being said, if you have the shadow form of a listed raid counter Pokémon powered up and TMed, use it.

The best counters for Hippowdon are the following:

Hippowdon Counters
Supreme Counters
Blastoise (Mega) Water Gun Water Hydro Cannon* Water
Gyarados (Mega) Waterfall Water Hydro Pump Water
Great Counters
Venusaur (Mega) Vine Whip Grass Frenzy Plant* Grass
Abomasnow (Mega) Powder Snow Ice Weather Ball Ice
Zarude Vine Whip Grass Power Whip Grass
Kyogre Waterfall Water Surf Water
Kingler Bubble Water Crabhammer Water
Empoleon Waterfall Water Hydro Cannon* Water
Darmanitan (Galarian) Ice Fang Ice Avalanche Ice
Swampert Water Gun Water Hydro Cannon* Water
Mamoswine Powder Snow Ice Avalanche Ice
Gyarados Waterfall Water Hydro Pump Water
Samurott Waterfall Water Hydro Cannon* Water

*denotes a legacy move

Some other counter options are Feraligatr, Mega Slowbro, Roserade, Glaceon and Sceptile.

Stats and Max CP

Hippowdon Ground
Max CP at Level 40 3085 | Max CP at Level 50 3488
ATK 201 DEF 191 HP 239
Weak to Strong Against
Grass Ice Water Electric Fire Poison Rock Steel


Fast Moves Charge Moves
  • Fire Fang Fire
  • Ice Fang Ice
  • Thunder Fang Electric
  • Bite Dark
  • Earthquake Ground
  • Earth Power Ground
  • Stone Edge Rock
  • Weather Ball Rock

All the best, trainers!

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