This lumbering bull hippopotamus lunges out of the water and yawns wide, displaying an impressive set of tusk-like teeth.
Hippopotamus CR 5
Speed 40 ft.
Melee bite +8 (2d8+6)
Space 10 ft.; Reach 5 ft.
Special Attacks capsize, trample (1d8+6, DC 17)
Str 19, Dex 10, Con 16, Int 2, Wis 13, Cha 5
Base Atk +5; CMB +10; CMD 20 (24 vs. trip)
Feats Endurance, Improved Initiative, Power Attack, Skill Focus (Perception)
Skills Perception +8, Stealth +1 (+11 underwater), Swim +11; Racial Modifiers +10 Stealth underwater
SQ hold breath
A hippopotamus can overturn a boat of its size or Smaller by ramming it as a charge attack and making a CMB check. The DC of this check is 25 or the result of the boat captain’s Profession (sailor) check, whichever is higher.
Environment warm rivers
Organization solitary, pair, or bloat (3–20)
The ill-tempered “river horse” has a well-earned reputation for hostility, despite the fact that it is a herbivore.
Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Bestiary 2, © 2010, Paizo Publishing, LLC; Authors Wolfgang Baur, Jason Bulmahn, Adam Daigle, Graeme Davis, Crystal Frasier, Joshua J. Frost, Tim Hitchcock, Brandon Hodge, James Jacobs, Steve Kenson, Hal MacLean, Martin Mason, Rob McCreary, Erik Mona, Jason Nelson, Patrick Renie, Sean K Reynolds, F. Wesley Schneider, Owen K.C. Stephens, James L. Sutter, Russ Taylor, and Greg A. Vaughan, based on material by Jonathan Tweet, Monte Cook, and Skip Williams.