ホウオウ - Houou
|12'6" (3.8m)||438.7 lbs (199kg)|
|Male: Genderless||Female: Genderless|
|Evolves From||Evolves Into|
|Egg Group||Catch Rate|
|NU||3 Special Defense Points|
Ho-Oh has the ability Pressure. This ability forces the opposing Pokémon to use 2 PP for every attack that is used by the opposing Pokémon instead of 1 PP. A second ability can be obtained for Ho-Oh that come from the Dream World. This ability is called Regenerator, which resstores up to one-third of its maximum HP when this Pokémon is switched out of battle.
Like the majority of all Legendary Pokémon, Ho-Oh has no pre-evolved form and doesn't evolve, nor is it able to breed. It takes Ho-Oh 1,250,000 Experience Points for this Pokémon to reach Level 100.
Ho-Oh resembles a phoenix. Its wings are said to be rainbow-colored.
 Gender Differences
Ho-Oh is genderless.
 Game Information
 Original Games
Ho-Oh did not appear in the Generation I games despite being seen on the pilot episode of the Anime. In Gold and Silver, the Rainbow Wing is required to access the Tin Tower. It's more complicated in Crystal, however: to obatin the Rainbow Wing, you must capture Raikou, Entei, and Suicune. Then talk to a member of the Wise Trio inside Tin Tower to obtain the Rainbow Wing, which will open the way to Ho-Oh.
 Spin-Off Games
Ho-Oh appears on the 40th Floor of Mt. Faraway in the first wave of Mystery Dungeon Games. In Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness and Explorers of Sky, Ho-Oh appears at the 19th Floor of Mt. Mistral, but a Stone Plate or Enigma Plate is required. Ho-Oh is exclusive to Dungeon Blazing Adventure Squad in t[Mystery Dungeon 3]]; it is located at floor 50 of Legendary Volcanic Island.
Ho-Oh can be found at Volcanic Slope: Autumnwood 3-2 and Firebreathing Mountain: Autumnwood 3-3 in Pokémon Rumble Blast, but Ho-Oh won't appear in these locations until after the game has been completed.
 Trading Card Game
Ho-Oh appears in 9 different sets, two Organized Play sets and three Promotional sets. It is listed as a Rare card in all sets that it appears in: Neo Revelation (2), Skyridge (hidden), EX Unseen Forces (2), Secret Wonders, HeartGold SoulSilver (Legend), and Call of Legends, along with the Wizards Promos, a Pokémon Players Club Promo, Pokémon Organized Play Series 3 & 5, and the HeartGold SoulSilver Promo.
 Anime/Manga Information
A "shiny" (or alternate color) Ho-Oh appeared in the pilot episode after Pikachu had fought off a flock of angry Spearow that had been chasing him and Ash. This gets featured in a flashback from time to time in the Anime, although Ho-Oh has appeared a couple of times since.
Ho-Oh appears in Jirachi: Wish Maker, Giratina & The Sky Warrior, Arceus & The Jewel of Life, and Zoroark: Master of Illusions.
Ho-Oh's Manga Information is unconfirmed as of writing.
 Pokémon Informaion
 Competitive Battling
Ho-Oh is listed in the uber environment and make a good job there thanks to its awesome offensive stats and movepool. However, its 4*stealth rock weakness is a problem. If you're using Ho-Oh, you need rapid spin support to get stealth rock out of your field.
 Area Location
 Pokéathlon Statistics
 Via Level-Up
 Via TM/HM
 Via Breeding
Ho-Oh cannot breed, thus having no egg moves.
 Via Move Tutor
Ho-Oh is unable to learn any moves by way of a Move Tutor in Generation V as of writing.
 Generation III Exclusive Move Tutor Moves
 Generation IV Exclusive Moves
 By Level Up
Excluding HeartGold and Soul Silver
 By TM/HM
- TM19: Giga Drain
- TM34: Shock Wave
- TM43: Secret Power
- TM47: Steel Wing
- TM51: Roost
- TM58: Endure
- TM82: Sleep Talk
- HM05: Defog (Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum Only)
 By Move Tutor
 Platinum, Heart Gold and Soul Silver
 Heart Gold and Soul Silver
 Evolution Line
 Type Matchups
Related ThreadsI found a Shiny Ho-oh In Pokemon Crystal... - last post by @ Feb 18, 2009
getting Ho-oh - last post by @ Feb 4, 2005
No Ho-oh?!?! - last post by @ Mar 22, 2010
Ho-oh translation help - last post by @ Mar 10, 2010
Ho-Oh and Lugia figure - last post by @ Jan 21, 2010