Hippo Launcher
Hippo Launcher HippoLauncher2
Sprites Hippo Launcher World
Origin Chimera Lab
Relatives Other Hippo Launchers
Affiliations Pigmask Army
Appears in Mother 3
Mother 3
Status Enemy
Hit points In Water: 1623
On Land: 998
Psychic points 0
Offense 182
Defense 108
IQ 50
Speed 58
Experience reward 4566
Wealth 254 DP
Drops Thud Charm (3%)
Vulnerable to Sleep
Location Empire Porky Building (Hippo Launcher Room)
In-battle theme Strong One
"A special Chimera created for Porky's birthday. Production expenses were astronomical."
Battle Memory

The Hippo Launcher is an enemy in Mother 3. They appear exclusively in the Empire Porky Building. Their name is a play on the words "rocket launcher". The hippos are extremely passive by design, and can only be battled by pressing the A button near one. These enemies can be fought on water or on land, with the ones in water actually having twice as much HP.

Spoiler warning: Plot and/or ending details follow.

According to the Hippo Specialist, the prototype chimera was made in the Chimera Laboratory, where she experimented on it. They were moved to the Empire Porky Building's Hippo Launcher Level after everyone had abandoned the Nowhere Islands. They are apparently quite popular, causing the scientists to look into making them smaller and more useful as pets. In addition, the Battle Memory states that these were made for King P's birthday.

Spoiler warning: Spoilers end here.


The Hippo Launcher can charge at foes or launch missiles from its mouth. Its theme is Strong One.

PK Thunder and the party's own explosives are the best methods of fighting back, along with Duster's Hypno Pendulum and Siren Beetle. When defeated, they drop a Thud Charm 3% of the time.

Its battle sound is Battle Sound 28 which falls under Code Numbers 520 for regular attack, 521 for Smaaaash! and 522 for Miss.

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