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:
|Blastoise (Mega)||Water Gun Water||Hydro Cannon* Water|
|Gyarados (Mega)||Waterfall Water||Hydro Pump Water|
|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
|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|
All the best, trainers!