Ho-oh

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Ho-Oh
ホウオウ - Houou
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Lugia < Ho-oh > Celebi

Species Type
Rainbow Pokemon Fire.pngFlying.png
Number Ability
#250 Pressure
Regenerator
Height Weight
12'6" (3.8m) 438.7 lbs (199kg)
Gender Ratio
Male: Genderless Female: Genderless
Evolves From Evolves Into
None None
Egg Group Catch Rate
No Eggs 3
Tier EV Yield
NU 3 Special Defense Points

Ho-Oh is the 250th Pokémon in the Pokédex. It is a Fire/Flying type, and is known as the Rainbow Pokémon.

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.

Contents

[edit] Biology

[edit] Physiology

Ho-Oh resembles a phoenix. Its wings are said to be rainbow-colored.

[edit] Gender Differences

Ho-Oh is genderless.

[edit] Game Information

[edit] 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.

Ho-Oh can be obtained at Navel Rock in Emerald, FireRed and LeafGreen as part of a Nintendo Promotion.

In HeartGold and SoulSilver, Ho-Oh can be found at the top of the Bell Tower after obtaining the Rainbow Wing, just like in the games' Generation II counterparts.

Ho-Oh can be found in Pokémon Dream Radar, a Nintendo eShop game, if Pokémon Heart Gold is inserted into the Nintendo 3DS during gameplay. Once captured it can be transferred to Black 2 or White 2.

[edit] Spin-Off Games

Ho-Oh can be obatined in Pokémon Colosseum after completing Mt. Battle in Battle Mode after Purifying all 48 Shadow Pokémon.

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 is absent from the first two Pokémon Ranger games. It does appear as a Boss Pokémon in Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs at the West Sea Pillar.

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.

[edit] 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.

[edit] Anime/Manga Information

[edit] Anime

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.

[edit] Movies

Ho-Oh appears in Jirachi: Wish Maker, Giratina & The Sky Warrior, Arceus & The Jewel of Life, and Zoroark: Master of Illusions.

[edit] Manga

Ho-Oh's Manga Information is unconfirmed as of writing.

[edit] Pokémon Informaion

[edit] 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.

[edit] Area Location

Game Rarity Location
Gold
Heart Gold
Only One Tin Tower - Top (Level 45)
Silver
Soul Silver
Only One Tin Tower - Top (Level 70)
Crystal Only One Tin Tower - Top (Level 60)
Ruby/Sapphire None Trade
Emerald/FireRed/LeafGreen Only One Navel Rock
Colosseum Only One Complete Mt. battle in Battle Mode after Purifying all 48 Shadow Pokémon
Diamond/Pearl/Platinum None Pal Park or trade
Black/White None PokéTransfer or Dream World

[edit] Pokédex Entries

Gen Game Pokédex Entry
I Red N/A
Blue N/A
Yellow N/A
II Gold Legends claim this Pokémon flies the world's skies continuously on its magnificent seven-colored wings.
Silver A legend says that its body glows in seven different colors. A rainbow is said to form behind it when it flies.
Crystal It will reveal itself before a pure-hearted trainer by shining its bright rainbow-colored wings.
III Ruby Ho-Oh's feathers glow in seven colors depending on the angle at which they are struck by light. These featers are said to bring happiness to the bearers. This Pokémon is said to live at the foot of a rainbow.
Sapphire Ho-Oh's feathers glow in seven colors depending on the angle at which they are struck by light. These featers are said to bring happiness to the bearers. This Pokémon is said to live at the foot of a rainbow.
Emerald Its feathers--which glow in seven colors depending on the angle at which they are struck by light--are thought to bring joy. It is said to live at the foot of a rainbow.
FireRed A legend says that its body glows in seven colors. A rainbow is said to form behind it when it flies.
LeafGreen Legends claim this Pokémon flies the world's skies continuously on its magnificent seven-colored wings.
IV Diamond Its feathers are in seven colors. It is said that anyone seeing it is promised eternal happiness.
Pearl Its feathers are in seven colors. It is said that anyone seeing it is promised eternal happiness.
Platinum Its feathers are in seven colors. It is said that anyone seeing it is promised eternal happiness.
HeartGold Legends claim this Pokémon flies the world's skies continuously on its magnificent seven-colored wings.
SoulSilver A legend says that its body glows in seven colors. A rainbow is said to form behind it when it flies.
V Black Its feathers are in seven colors. It is said that anyone seeing it is promised eternal happiness.
White Its feathers are in seven colors. It is said that anyone seeing it is promised eternal happiness.
Black 2 Its feathers are in seven colors. It is said that anyone seeing it is promised eternal happiness.
White 2 Its feathers are in seven colors. It is said that anyone seeing it is promised eternal happiness.
VI X A legend says that its body glows in seven colors. A rainbow is said to form behind it when it flies.
Y It will reveal itself before a pure-hearted Trainer by shining its bright, rainbow-colored wings.
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire

[edit] Pokéathlon Statistics

Stats
Speed
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Power
Full.pngFull.pngFull.pngEmpty.png
Technique
Full.pngFull.pngFull.pngFull.pngEmpty.png
Stamina
Full.pngFull.pngFull.pngEmpty.png
Jump
Full.pngFull.pngFull.pngFull.pngFull.png

[edit] Statistics

Base Stats Min- Min Max Max+
HP
106
. 322 416 .
Atk
130
238 265 359 394
Def
90
166 185 279 306
Sp. Atk
110
202 225 319 350
Sp. Def
154
281 313 407 447
Speed
90
166 185 279 306

[edit] Moves

[edit] Via Level-Up

Level Up
Level Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Start Whirlwind Normal.gif N/A 100 Other.png
Start Weather Ball Normal.gif 50 100 Special.png
9 Gust Flying.gif 40 100 Special.png
15 Brave Bird Normal.gif 120 100 Physical.png
23 Extrasensory Psychic.gif 80 100 Special.png
29 Sunny Day Fire.gif N/A N/A Other.png
37 Fire Blast Fire.gif 120 85 Special.png
43 Sacred Fire Fire.gif 100 95 Physical.png
50 Punishment Dark.gif ?? 100 Physical.png
57 Ancientpower Rock.gif 60 100 Special.png
65 Safeguard Normal.gif N/A N/A Other.png
71 Recover Normal.gif N/A N/A Other.png
79 Future Sight Psychic.gif 100 100 Special.png
85 Natural Gift Normal.gif ?? 100 Physical.png
93 Calm Mind Psychic.gif N/A N/A Other.png
99 Sky Attack Flying.gif 140 90 Physical.png

[edit] Via TM/HM

TM/HM
TM/HM No. Move Type Power Accuracy Class
TM04 Calm Mind Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
TM05 Roar Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM06 Toxic Poison.gif -- 90 Other.png
TM10 Hidden Power Normal.gif 60 100 Special.png
TM11 Sunny Day Fire.gif -- -- Other.png
TM15 Hyper Beam Normal.gif 150 90 Special.png
TM16 Light Screen Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
TM17 Protect Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM18 Rain Dance Water.gif -- -- Other.png
TM20 Safeguard Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM21 Frustration Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM22 Solarbeam Grass.gif 120 100 Special.png
TM24 Thunderbolt Electric.gif 90 100 Special.png
TM25 Thunder Electric.gif 110 70 Special.png
TM26 Earthquake Ground.gif 100 100 Physical.png
TM27 Return Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM29 Psychic Psychic.gif 90 100 Special.png
TM30 Shadow Ball Ghost.gif 80 100 Special.png
TM32 Double Team Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM33 Reflect Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
TM35 Flamethrower Fire.gif 90 100 Special.png
TM37 Sandstorm Rock.gif -- -- Other.png
TM38 Fire Blast Fire.gif 110 85 Special.png
TM40 Aerial Ace Flying.gif 60 -- Physical.png
TM42 Facade Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png
TM43 Flame Charge Fire.gif 50 100 Physical.png
TM44 Rest Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
TM48 Round Normal.gif 60 100 Special.png
TM49 Echoed Voice Normal.gif 40 100 Special.png
TM50 Overheat Fire.gif 130 90 Special.png
TM57 Charge Beam Electric.gif 50 90 Special.png
TM58 Sky Drop Flying.gif 60 100 Physical.png
TM59 Incinerate Fire.gif 60 100 Special.png
TM61 Will-O-Wisp Fire.gif -- 85 Other.png
TM68 Giga Impact Normal.gif 150 90 Physical.png
TM70 Flash Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM73 Thunder Wave Electric.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM77 Psych Up Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM78 Bulldoze Ground.gif 60 100 Physical.png
TM85 Dream Eater Psychic.gif 100 100 Special.png
TM87 Swagger Normal.gif -- 90 Other.png
TM88 Sleep Talk Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM90 Substitute Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM94 Secret Power Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png
HM02 Fly Flying.gif 90 95 Physical.png
HM04 Strength Normal.gif 80 100 Physical.png

[edit] Via Breeding

Ho-Oh cannot breed, thus having no egg moves.

[edit] Via Move Tutor

Ho-Oh is unable to learn any moves by way of a Move Tutor in Generation V as of writing.

[edit] Generation III Exclusive Move Tutor Moves

[edit] Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Nightmare Ghost.gif -- 100 Other.png

[edit] Fire Red/Leaf Green

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Double-Edge Normal.gif 120 100 Physical.png
Mimic Normal.gif -- -- Other.png

[edit] Generation IV Exclusive Moves

[edit] By Level Up

Excluding HeartGold and Soul Silver

Level Up
Level Move Type Power Accuracy Class
43 Swift Normal.gif 60 N/A Special.png

[edit] By TM/HM

[edit] By Move Tutor

[edit] Platinum, Heart Gold and Soul Silver
Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Air Cutter Flying.gif 55 95 Special.png
Ominous Wind Ghost.gif 60 100 Special.png
Zen Headbutt Psychic.gif 80 90 Physical.png
Snore Normal.gif 40 100 Special.png
Swift Normal.gif 60 -- Special.png
Earth Power Ground.gif 90 100 Special.png
Heat Wave Fire.gif 100 90 Special.png
Iron Head Steel.gif 80 100 Physical.png
Mud-Slap Ground.gif 20 100 Special.png
Signal Beam Bug.gif 75 100 Special.png
Twister Dragon.gif 40 100 Special.png
[edit] Heart Gold and Soul Silver
Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Tailwind Flying.gif -- -- Other.png

[edit] Evolution Line

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[edit] Type Matchups

Type Attack Advantages Attack Disadvantages Defense Advantages Defense Disadvantages
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