What a Hippo-Crite is a quest with a boss called the Hippo-Crite. Defeating this boss will unlock the Hippo Quest Pet. The quest scroll can be purchased from the Quest Shop for 4 gems.

The Hippo-Crite's HP (800) makes this a medium length quest and its strength multiplier (2) make this a medium difficulty quest. Without using Warrior or Mage boss damaging skills, a four-person party can typically finish this quest in about three weeks.


You and @awesomekitty collapse into the shade of a palm tree, exhausted. The sun beats down over the Sloensteadi Savannah, scorching the ground below. It’s been a productive day so far, conquering your Dailies, and this oasis looks like a nice place to take a break and refresh. Stooping near the water to get a drink, you stumble back in shock as a massive hippopotamus rises. “Resting so soon? Don’t be so lazy, get back to work.” You try and protest that you’ve been working hard and need a break, but the hippo isn’t having any of it.

@khdarkwolf whispers to you, “Notice how it’s lounging around all day but has the nerve to call you lazy? It’s the Hippo-Crite!”

Your friend @jumorales nods. “Let’s show it what hard work looks like!”


Defeat the Hippo-Crite.

On Completion

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The hippo bows in surrender. “I underestimated you. It seems you weren’t being lazy. My apologies. Truth be told, I may have been projecting a bit. Perhaps I should get some work done myself. Here, take these eggs as a sign of my gratitude.” Grabbing them, you settle down by the water, ready to relax at last.


Achievement: What a Hippo-Crite x1
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Hippo Egg x3 (Once the quest has been completed, the eggs become available for gems in the Market.)
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500 experience
55 gold

Quest Pets and Mounts

The eggs obtained from this quest can be used to raise the Hippo pets and mounts.

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Hippo Pet Hippo Mount
Base Pet-Hippo-Base.png Mount Hippo-Base.png
White Pet-Hippo-White.png Mount Hippo-White.png
Desert Pet-Hippo-Desert.png Mount Hippo-Desert.png
Red Pet-Hippo-Red.png Mount Hippo-Red.png
Shade Pet-Hippo-Shade.png Mount Hippo-Shade.png
Skeleton Pet-Hippo-Skeleton.png Mount Hippo-Skeleton.png
Zombie Pet-Hippo-Zombie.png Mount Hippo-Zombie.png
Pet-Hippo-CottonCandyPink.png Mount Hippo-CottonCandyPink.png
Pet-Hippo-CottonCandyBlue.png Mount Hippo-CottonCandyBlue.png
Golden Pet-Hippo-Golden.png Mount Hippo-Golden.png

Promotional Art

Artwork featuring the Hippo-Crite was created for the official Habitica blog.

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Development and Credits

  • Release date: August 10, 2017
  • Writers: Mike.Antonacci
  • Artists: Scroll - Shogirlgeek   Boss - khdarkwolf   Egg - Euan1   Mount - Awesomekitty   Pet - khdarkwolf and ju.morales   Promo Art - Vampitch
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