Hippopotas, the Hippo Pokémon. It lives in dry places and covers itself in sand to protect against germs. It does not enjoy getting wet.
– Dawn’s Pokedex
Hippoppotas is one of the Pokemon with very visible gender differences. I like how instead of alternate colours, the male and female have their base colour and the spot colour inverted. Hippopotas looks like its nose/snout is too large, and it’s too front-heavy and would topple over.
Stat-wise, it has Defense and Attack as its higher stats, and low Speed. It has the ability Sandstream, one of the 3 Pokemon that can have it, and Hippopotas is the only not-fully evolved Pokemon to have it.