Best Hippopotas counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This table displays a list of best Hippopotas counters in Pokémon GO with their Fast Attacks, Charged Attacks, DPS (damage per second), TDO (total damage output), faints, TTW (time to win), and score. The list is sorted by the score, which is calculated based on the DPS and TDO.

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          Best performing move types

          • Grass41.0%
          • Water28.5%
          • Ice14.0%
          • Dragon4.0%
          • Psychic2.5%
          • Ground1.5%
          • Dark1.5%
          • Flying1.0%
          • Normal1.0%
          • Bug1.0%
          • Ghost1.0%
          • Fighting1.0%
          • Steel1.0%
          • Electric0.5%
          • Fire0.5%
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1Primal KyogrePrimal KyogreWaterWaterfall WaterOrigin Pulse *58.103772.30065.8s135.3
          2Mega SwampertMega Pokémon iconMega SwampertWaterWater Gun WaterHydro Cannon *51.293168.74174.7s118.2
          3Mega SceptileMega Pokémon iconMega SceptileGrassBullet Seed GrassFrenzy Plant *54.592357.55172.1s116.9
          4KartanaKartanaGrassRazor Leaf GrassLeaf Blade 51.532027.38177.0s108.3
          5Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaDragonDragon Tail FlyingDragon Ascent 47.632717.92180.9s108.0
          6Mega BlastoiseMega Pokémon iconMega BlastoiseWaterWater Gun WaterHydro Cannon *48.002448.12180.9s106.4
          7Shadow KinglerShadow Pokémon iconShadow KinglerWaterBubble WaterCrabhammer 52.581429.73278.5s102.5
          8Mega GyaradosMega Pokémon iconMega GyaradosWaterWaterfall WaterHydro Pump 44.412712.89186.4s102.1
          9Shadow MamoswineShadow Pokémon iconShadow MamoswineIcePowder Snow IceAvalanche 49.191775.82281.3s101.6
          10Shadow SwampertShadow Pokémon iconShadow SwampertWaterWater Gun WaterHydro Cannon *47.192049.51183.3s101.2
          11KyogreKyogreWaterWaterfall WaterOrigin Pulse *45.202418.00185.6s101.1
          12Shaymin (Sky)Shaymin (Sky)GrassMagical Leaf GrassGrass Knot 45.832230.56185.0s100.6
          13Mega VenusaurMega Pokémon iconMega VenusaurGrassVine Whip GrassFrenzy Plant *44.592369.99186.8s99.6
          14ZarudeZarudeGrassVine Whip GrassPower Whip 41.962764.34191.0s98.0
          15Shadow FeraligatrShadow Pokémon iconShadow FeraligatrWaterWater Gun *WaterHydro Cannon *46.521729.20285.7s96.6
          16Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonGroundMud Shot GrassSolar Beam 42.812362.85190.2s96.4
          17Shadow TorterraShadow Pokémon iconShadow TorterraGrassRazor Leaf GrassFrenzy Plant *43.422211.17189.4s96.2
          18Shadow SceptileShadow Pokémon iconShadow SceptileGrassBullet Seed GrassFrenzy Plant *47.231591.33285.3s96.2
          19Shadow TangrowthShadow Pokémon iconShadow TangrowthGrassVine Whip GrassPower Whip 44.042047.65188.8s95.8
          20Mega GardevoirMega Pokémon iconMega GardevoirGrassMagical Leaf IceTriple Axel 44.351991.88188.4s95.8
          21Shadow GyaradosShadow Pokémon iconShadow GyaradosWaterWaterfall WaterHydro Pump 44.151834.91189.4s93.8
          22Shadow VenusaurShadow Pokémon iconShadow VenusaurGrassVine Whip GrassFrenzy Plant *45.371630.57288.2s93.6
          23Shadow WeavileShadow Pokémon iconShadow WeavileIceIce Shard IceAvalanche 47.721267.29286.8s92.5
          24Shadow MewtwoShadow Pokémon iconShadow MewtwoPsychicPsycho Cut IceIce Beam 43.411642.64291.7s90.5
          25Shadow ExeggutorShadow Pokémon iconShadow ExeggutorGrassBullet Seed GrassSolar Beam 43.511578.14291.9s89.9
          26GreninjaGreninjaWaterWater Shuriken WaterHydro Cannon *44.161479.18291.3s89.8
          27Exeggutor (Alola Shadow)Shadow Pokémon iconExeggutor (Alola Shadow)GrassBullet Seed GrassSolar Beam 42.951642.66292.6s89.7
          28Mega AbomasnowMega Pokémon iconMega AbomasnowGrassLeafage IceWeather Ball 41.491866.71194.5s89.6
          29Mega LatiosMega Pokémon iconMega LatiosDragonDragon Breath GrassSolar Beam 40.152044.12196.7s88.9
          30BaxcaliburBaxcaliburIceIce Fang IceAvalanche 42.111680.28294.1s88.8
          31Galarian Standard DarmanitanGalarian Standard DarmanitanIceIce Fang IceAvalanche 44.571299.52291.9s88.1
          32KinglerKinglerWaterBubble WaterCrabhammer 43.611403.81292.8s88.0
          33Shadow Porygon-ZShadow Pokémon iconShadow Porygon-ZNormalLock-On GrassSolar Beam 44.021347.79292.5s87.9
          34Tapu BuluTapu BuluGrassBullet Seed GrassGrass Knot 39.551964.86198.3s87.2
          35ChesnaughtChesnaughtGrassVine Whip GrassFrenzy Plant *37.722345.821101.6s87.1
          36RoseradeRoseradeGrassMagical Leaf GrassGrass Knot 42.451470.06294.6s86.9
          37SwampertSwampertWaterWater Gun WaterHydro Cannon *39.162011.48199.1s86.9
          38MamoswineMamoswineIcePowder Snow IceAvalanche 40.611739.48296.9s86.8
          39MeowscaradaMeowscaradaGrassLeafage GrassGrass Knot 40.811614.78297.1s85.9
          40Shaymin (Land)Shaymin (Land)GrassMagical Leaf GrassGrass Knot 37.132277.961103.3s85.4
          41Mega GlalieMega Pokémon iconMega GlalieIceFrost Breath IceAvalanche 41.581393.79296.9s84.6
          42TsareenaTsareenaGrassMagical Leaf GrassGrass Knot 38.961788.002100.5s84.5
          43Shadow MeganiumShadow Pokémon iconShadow MeganiumGrassMagical Leaf GrassFrenzy Plant *39.081680.422100.7s83.6
          44SamurottSamurottBugFury Cutter WaterHydro Cannon *39.431613.982100.2s83.5
          45Shadow VictreebelShadow Pokémon iconShadow VictreebelGrassRazor Leaf GrassLeaf Blade 42.731150.82396.8s83.1
          46FeraligatrFeraligatrWaterWater Gun *WaterHydro Cannon *38.621698.402101.7s83.0
          47EmpoleonEmpoleonWaterWaterfall WaterHydro Cannon *38.431720.372102.0s82.9
          48Mega SalamenceMega Pokémon iconMega SalamenceDragonDragon Tail WaterHydro Pump 35.782264.671107.0s82.9
          49CelebiCelebiGrassMagical Leaf *GrassLeaf Storm 36.192156.381106.2s82.8
          50Shadow ShiftryShadow Pokémon iconShadow ShiftryGrassRazor Leaf GrassLeaf Blade 41.311269.93298.5s82.5
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          Hippopotas type chart

          When fighting Hippopotas, keep in mind the following that Ground-type Pokémon are weak to Grass, Ice, and Water type moves. They take reduced damage from Poison, Rock, and Electric type moves.


          Type chart shows the percentage (%) of damage taken from an incoming attack of a particular type.

          About the results

          Our guide provides detailed information on recommended Pokémon and moves that are most effective against Hippopotas in Raid Battles. Whether you're looking for the best counters to take Hippopotas down quickly with high DPS, or the tankiest counters that can withstand its attacks, our guide has something for every trainer.

          The top-ranked Hippopotas counter is Primal Kyogre, followed by Mega Swampert, Mega Sceptile, and Kartana. The table also includes Mega Rayquaza, Mega Blastoise, Shadow Kingler, and Mega Gyarados, among others. Each Pokemon's move type is indicated by an icon beside the move name.

          The most effective move-types to use against Hippopotas are:

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          About our ranking methodology

          When calculating the best counters for any Pokémon, our simulator takes into account various factors, such as the defender's typing and average DPS against each attacker, the weather's influence, energy left over from using charge moves, Shadow Pokémon attack and defense stat changes, and more. During the initial phase of simulations, we calculate DPS and TDO for each attacker that is currently available in the game, and then we continue to rank them.

          We use a ranking method developed by a Reddit user named /u/Elastic_Space, which is described in detail in this Reddit post. It is a fairly complicated, but very well thought-out mathematical model for predicting simulation results without actually running the simulations. It also correlates with field data almost too well not to be used.

          Our Time to Win (TTW) and Faint numbers are also estimated, and should be taken with a grain of salt. Since we do not account for factors like Friendship and Mega damage boost, they will differ from actual experience in the field.