A Chippopotamus is a blue hippo piñata.


Its large head is about half of its entire height, and its mouth protrudes by a large distance. It has large eyes with green irises and a purple border. A yellow pattern is on its ears and hands. Its lower body is a lighter shade of blue than its head.


Appear Requirements

Visit Requirements

Resident requirements

Romance Requirements

Species Variants

Other Information

Huge and valuable, the Chippopatamus is the argument for running multiple gardens at once. Requiring a huge amount of water to be in the garden, it’s tough to plan for one of these beasts in your primary area, trying to get ‘em next to all your cute and cuddly land-based piñatas. They’re extremely annoying and complex to get, but they’re worth it in the end.

Chippopotamus are happier when sprinkled with water.

Chippopotamus Uses


Species Conflicts


In the TV Series

Chortles Chippopotamus

Chortles Chippopotamus

Chortles Chippopotamus.

Chortles Chippopotamus is a major character in the Viva Piñata TV series. He is a gardener who is aided by Cecil Cocoadile who fertilizes his plants with Cocoadile Tears.

Shiraishi Chippopotamus

Shiraishi Chippopotamus

Shiraishi Chippopotamus.

Shiraishi Chippopotamus is a minor character in the Viva Piñata TV series who is a sumo wrestler. Drumstick Chippopotamus is his assistant and junior apprentice.

Drumstick Chippopotamus

Drumstick Chippopotamus

Drumstick Chippopotamus.

Drumstick Chippopotamus is a minor character in the Viva Piñata TV series who is a sumo wrestler. He is Shiraishi Chippopotamus's assistant and junior apprentice.

Frequency 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 exactly the same Chippopotamus, the next time a wild one visits your garden.

Always make sure to maintain well more than 14 watercress or 14 Water Lillies 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.)


To see all pictures and videos about this topic, see Chippopotamus/Gallery.
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