Hippopotamus, Behemoth

This immense behemoth of a hippo is larger than an elephant. Its teeth are like scimitars, and it moves with an indomitable gait.

Behemoth Hippopotamus CR 10

XP 9,600
N Huge animal
Init +3; Senses low-light vision; Perception +12


AC 23, touch 7, flat-footed 23 (–1 Dex, +16 natural, –2 size)
hp 133 (14d8+70)
Fort +14 (+16 vs. nonmagical disease), Ref +8, Will +7
Defensive Abilities sweat


Speed 50 ft.
Melee bite +17 (4d8+13/19–20 plus grab)
Space 15 ft.; Reach 15 ft.
Special Attacks capsize, trample (2d6+13, DC 26)


Str 29, Dex 8, Con 20, Int 2, Wis 13, Cha 5
Base Atk +10; CMB +21 (+25 grapple); CMD 30 (34 vs. trip)
Feats Diehard, Endurance, Improved Critical (bite), Improved Initiative, Iron Will, Power Attack, Skill Focus (Perception)
Skills Perception +12, Stealth +2 (+12 underwater), Swim +13; Racial Modifiers +10 Stealth underwater
SQ hold breath



Environment warm rivers
Organization solitary or bloat (2–8)
Treasure none

The behemoth hippopotamus is a true monster. Standing taller than an elephant, this animal has few enemies in the natural world—even dinosaurs and dire crocodiles avoid fights with them. Making them even more dangerous is the fact that they are practically carnivores—while not above eating plant matter, they devour carrion or foolish creatures that come too close.

Section 15: Copyright Notice
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.
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