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
Water Gun Water Hydro Cannon* Water
Waterfall Water Hydro Pump Water
Great Counters
Vine Whip Grass Frenzy Plant* Grass
Powder Snow Ice Weather Ball Ice
Vine Whip Grass Power Whip Grass
Waterfall Water Surf Water
Bubble Water Crabhammer Water
Waterfall Water Hydro Cannon* Water
Ice Fang Ice Avalanche Ice
Water Gun Water Hydro Cannon* Water
Powder Snow Ice Avalanche Ice
Waterfall Water Hydro Pump Water
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

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!