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Basi's pod
Basi's pod
Biographical Information

Basi's pod




Big Springs
The Pride Lands

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The Lion Guard

The fish in Big Springs love eating the muck and dirt off us hippos!
Beshte to his friends

Basi's pod is a group of hippopotamuses led by Basi. They live in Big Springs, a water hole in the Pride Lands.


The Lion Guard

"The Rise of Makuu"

Pua: I've told you before, Makuu. It's the Circle of Life.
Makuu: So you say. But I think you listen to the hippos because you're weak. You're afraid of 'em!
Makuu and Pua

When Beshte gets covered in mud, he brings his friends to Big Springs, where the pod is milling around lazily. Once there, Beshte demonstrates how the fish pick the mud off the coats of the hippopotamuses, even opening his mouth to let the fish pick through his teeth. Basi joins his son and is approached by Pua, the leader of the crocodiles, who asks if his float is allowed to eat from the water. Basi tells Pua to come back next week, and Pua amicably agrees.


Beshte with his pod

However, as Basi's pod watches, Makuu challenges Pua to a mashindano, which Basi explains as being a crocodile tradition that determines who reigns over the float. The hippopotamuses can later be seen watching the mashindano, and Basi explains to his son that Pua will be exiled for losing the fight.

Once Makuu rises to power, he and his float force Basi's pod out of Big Springs, and they move to the water hole of the elephants. However, with Kion's help, they are moved back into Big Springs, and Basi offers to let Makuu share their waters once the fish are ready. Makuu promises to keep Basi's offer in mind.

"Fuli's New Family"

So I thought you might want to join me for a swim! You can meet my whole hippo pod!
―Beshte to Fuli
When Fuli's friends grow worried that she's spending too much time alone, they try to include her in their family activities. Beshte does his part by inviting Fuli to cool off in a water hole with him and his pod, but when he accidentally knocks Fuli into the water, she departs in a fury.

"Beshte and the Hippo Lanes"

Basi and his son Beshte create hippo lanes across the Flood Plains so that animals can cross safely from one side to the other. During the task, Basi is injured, and Beshte is tasked with completing the hippo lanes himself. At first, Beshte messes up by creating twisty lanes rather than straight ones, but with Basi's help, the two manage to complete the lanes.

"Timon and Pumbaa's Christmas"

The pod takes part in the "The Twelve Ways of Christmas" performance.

Notable members

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