Hippaul is a minor character in Final Fantasy IX who lives in Alexandria. Hippaul's Father owns the Hotel in Alexandria and Zidane notices that the boy seems to be more adept at managing it than his Father is.
Something of a Tetra Master expert, Hippaul's stash of Cards can be found in the Bell Tower of Alexandria, his stash varies depending on when it is found. If found during Disc One the stash contains an Ironite Card, a Goblin Card and a Fang Card. On Disc Three, the stash will include rare Eidolon Cards; Shiva and Ramuh, as well as the other cards if they were missed on Disc One.
Hippaul gains levels as he loses to Vivi during the successive races. He quickly becomes extremely fast and difficult to defeat. Every ten levels up to 80 you are rewarded with a prize; there are no rewards at levels 90 or 100. Hippaul gains five levels if Vivi beats him by a lot but he only gains one level otherwise.
|Level 10||Wyerd Card|
|Level 20||Carrion Worm Card|
|Level 30||Tantarian Card|
|Level 40||Armstrong Card|
|Level 50||Ribbon Card|
|Level 60||Nova Dragon Card|
|Level 70||Genji Card|
|Level 80||Athlete Queen|
There are several methods for making this task slightly easier. The most basic is to reconfigure the controller so that instead of and , you have to press, say, L1 and R1. Another technique, albeit one with minimal effect, is to open the disc cover or disc tray, as this slows the game down very slightly. It is worth noting that jumping the gun is impossible, so you can start pressing the buttons before the race begins to get into the rhythm. Also bear in mind that, if you're willing to treat the controller this roughly, it can be easier, for example, to configure opposing shoulder buttons and place the controller upside down on a solid surface, rocking it left and right to press the buttons.
|Zidane Tribal - Vivi Orunitia - Adelbert Steiner - Garnet til Alexandros XVII - Freya Crescent - Quina Quen - Eiko Carol - Amarant Coral|
|Temporary playable characters|
|Marcus - Blank - Cinna - Beatrix|
|Black Waltz No. 1 - Black Waltz No. 2 - Black Waltz No. 3 - Brahne Raza Alexandros XVI - Garland - Kuja - Lani - Necron - SoulCage - Zorn and Thorn|
|Artania - Artemicion - Lord Avon - Baku - Black Mage No. 288 - Bobby Corwen - Choco - Erin - Cid Fabool VIII - Cid Fabool IX - Fratley - Gilgamesh - Queen Hilda - Hippaul - Jane - Lowell Bridges - Mikoto - Mog - Morrid - Nero Brothers - Knights of Pluto - Puck - Quale - Quan - Ruby - Queen Stella - Stiltzkin - Doctor Tot - Zebolt|
|Gaia - Terra|
|Alexandria - Evil Forest - Ice Cavern - Dali - Morrid's Tower - Lindblum - Gizamaluke's Grotto - Burmecia - Aerbs Mountains - Treno - Gargan Roo - Cleyra - Pinnacle Rocks - Fossil Roo - Chocobo's Forest - Quan's Dwelling|
|Conde Petie - Black Mage Village - Conde Petie Mountain Path - Madain Sari - Iifa Tree - Desert Palace - Earth Shrine - Mognet Central|
|Oeilvert - Daguerreo - Ipsen's Castle - Wind Shrine - Water Shrine - Chocobo's Lagoon|
|Esto Gaza - Mount Gulug - Fire Shrine - Shimmering Island|
|Bran Bal - Pandemonium|
|Chocobo's Air Garden - Chocobo's Dream World - Crystal World - Memoria - Chocobo's Paradise - Qu's Marsh - Hill of Despair -|
|Races and creatures|
|Black Mage - Burmecian/Cleyran - Dwarves - Eidolon - Genome - Gargant - Human - Moogle - Oglop - Qu - Summoner|
|Active Time Event - Airship - Battle of the Iifa Tree - Blackjack - Chocobo Hot and Cold - Chocograph - Crystal - Festival of the Hunt - Frog Catching - Gulug Stone - Invincible - Jump Rope - Magic Stone - Mognet - Siege of Burmecia - Siege of Cleyra - Siege of Lindblum - Tantalus Theater Troupe - Tetra Master|
|Original Soundtrack - Original Soundtrack PLUS - Uematsu's Best Selection - Melodies of Life -Final Fantasy IX- - Piano Collections
|Abilities - Add-on - Allusions - Armor - Characters - Eidolons - Enemies - Enemy Abilities - Items - Jewels - Locations - Merchandise - Timeline - Translations - Walkthroughs - Wallpapers - Weapons|