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Super Mario RPG enemy
Battle idle animation of a Hippopo from Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars
Location(s) Gate
HP 400
Attack 150
Magic attack 85
Defense 110
Magic defense 53
Speed 6
Spells Mega Drain, Blast, Flame Stone, Sand Storm, Solidify, Drain Beam
Sp. attacks Poison, Body Slam
Items Rock Candy (5%)
Exp. points 80
Coins 50
Misc. stats
FP 100
Evade 0%
Magic evade 15%
Strong Fear, Poison, Sleep, Mute
Weak Thunder
Bonus Flower Lucky! (100%)
Yoshi Cookie Megalixir
Morph rate 25%
"This is a drag..."

Hippopos are enemies in Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars that look like big blue hippopotamuses with large ears (also somewhat resembling beetle wings) and a small blue warrior mounted on them. They appear in Smithy's Factory. Hippopos can accompany Glum Reapers, Ameboids, Li'l Boos, and Ninjas in battle, appearing in all parts of the factory before the final hall to Smithy. They can also fly, making them capable of using aerial attacks. Hippopos are also able to using various magic attacks, such as Drain Beam, Solidify or Sand Storm.

Among the unused enemies of Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars, there is one named Crippo, which is a Hippopo lookalike. It has twice as much health as Hippopo. The only noticeable difference is Crippo's brown and green color and the moves Thornet which could lead the monster to attack itself and Doom Reverb. It is also possible that Crippo's name is a portmanteau of "cripple," referring to them attacking themselves, and "hippo." The unused enemy has no Psychopath thought.


Names in other languages[edit]


Language Name Meaning
Japanese ヒッポポ
Shortening of "hippopotamus", with a sokuon attached


Language Name Meaning
Japanese ヒッポポ スーパー
Hippopo Sūpā
Hippopo Super