Hippowdon Raid Guide (Stats & Counters)

Hippowdon Raid Guide (Stats & Counters)

Hippowdon is a tier-three raid boss in Pokémon GO that is weak against Ice-, Water-, and Grass-type moves and can be caught after it’s defeated.

Hippowdon can be defeated in tier-three raids in Pokémon GO, and players will have a chance to catch it after winning the raid. Winning a Hippowdon raid will also award players a few prizes like Stardust, Rare Candies, TMs, or other items. In order to defeat Hippowdon as a raid boss, players will need a strong team with super-effective moves against Ground-type Pokémon.

Since Hippowdon is a tier-three raid boss, it’s recommended that a few other trainers are invited to join the battle. Players may be able to defeat Hippowdon on their own, but more chances to catch it will be awarded the quicker the raid is won. Trainers can be invited in Pokémon GO if they’re on the player’s friends list. Up to five trainers can be invited by a single player by using the button on the right side of the screen above the selected Pokémon team.


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Hippowdon will usually have a CP above 14,000 unless it’s increased by an active sunny weather boost. The Hippowdon that can be caught after defeating the raid boss will have a CP between 1,684 and 1,763, but this can also be increased by a weather boost. The health, attack, and defense of a captured Hippowdon will depend on its star rating, which can be checked by appraising the Pokémon after it’s caught.

How To Defeat & Catch Hippowdon In Pokémon GO

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As a Ground-type Pokémon, Hippowdon is weak against Ice-, Water-, and Grass-type moves. Choosing the right Pokémon will depend on what moves they know and how high their stats are. Moves can be changed by using Fast, Charged, or Elite TMs, and the resulting attack will be one of several possibilities. TMs can be acquired by spinning PokéStops, winning raids, and completing Research Tasks in Pokémon GO. Determining the right move will depend on its attack power and type.

Best Pokémon & Movesets To Counter Hippowdon

Mega Blastoise: Water Gun and Hydro CannonMega Gyarados: Waterfall and Hydro PumpMega Venusaur: Vine Whip and Frenzy PlantZarude: Vine Whip and Power WhipKyogre: Waterfall and SurfMega Abomasnow: Razor Leaf and BlizzardGalarian Darmanitan: Ice Fang and AvalancheSamurott: Water Gun and Hydro CannonEmpoleon: Waterfall and Hydro CannonRoserade: Razor Leaf and Solar Beam

After defeating Hippowdon, players can attempt to catch it with Premier Balls. The number of attempts awarded will depend on how much damage was dealt to the raid boss, how quickly it was defeated, the friendship levels between participating trainers, and whether or not players are on the same team. To increase the chances of catching Hippowdon, players can use a Razz Berry or Golden Razz Berry. Catching Hippowdon will allow players to use it in battles and raids in Pokémon GO.

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Pokémon GO is available for Android and iOS.


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