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For answers to commonly asked Chippopotamus questions, see below.
Candy:Chocolate Chip
Base value:3600 coins
Attack:Mud Pies
A mud house that looks like a hippo's face
Housing cost:1980 coins
Romance dance

Animbassador: Chortles

Everything about this pinata is absolutely huge! To start, to get it to appear you'll need 400 square pinometers of water. 500 pinometers to visit and 14 watercress or 14 water lilies or 14 bullrush! Now, 600 pinometers of water and the consumpution of 10 water lily flowers, 10 watercress flowers, and 10 bullrush heads for residence! To romance you'll need 700 pinometers of water. Now top that with a 1 Candary and a Candary master romancer award. Finally feed the Chippo 4 birds of paradise flowers. The Chippopotamus has some massive requirements but will pay off in some massive rewards!


Appear requirements

Visit requirements

Resident requirements

  • Have 600 square pinometers of water (60%).
  • Has eaten 10 water lily flowers.
  • Has eaten 10 watercress flowers.
  • Has eaten 10 bullrush heads.

Romance requirements

  • Have 700 square pinometers of water (70%).
  • Own a Candary master breeder award.
  • Have 1 Candary in the garden.
  • Has eaten 4 bird of paradise flowers.
  • Have a Chippopotamus house in your garden

Species variants

Species variants for the Chippopotamus

Feeding it a watercress flower and a mushroom changes its color to yellow and green.
Feeding it a water lily seed and a bird of paradise flower changes its color to pink and purple.
Feeding it a bottle of medicine and a jar of jam changes its color to pink.

Happiness tips

  • Chippopotamuses are happier when sprinkled with water.

Commonly asked questions
I've spent days and days trying to get a Chippo to be a resident with no luck. Is this a glitch?

Like the Elephanilla (see answer), this is another pinata that takes time to reside. As with any pinata that needs multiple visits, it's important to keep in mind that you probably won't get the exact same Chippopotamus, the next time a wild one visits your garden.

Always make sure to maintain well more than 14 watercress or 14 water lilies or 14 bullrush in the garden, and replant the ones it eats. If its Visit requirements are no longer met, it will leave the garden early, drawing out the number of visits needed.

If you've got a visitor that only needs to meet one or two more requirements, try not to distract it with other items that it no longer is required to eat. One tip is to whack the plants that a particular visitor needs to eat, and move the flower heads near where he visits/eats, to help speed things along. This way, it will hopefully eat more of what it needs to eat, instead of randomly devouring whatever it's fond of.

Ultimately, patience is the key, while you pay attention to its needs, and keep your garden well-planted. (Either that, or you could pay someone off to ship you one.) View thread