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Ho-Oh (ホウオウ Houou) is a Fire/Flying-type Legendary Pokémon introduced in Generation II. It is the Version Mascot for Pokémon Gold, along with its remake, Pokémon HeartGold. It also is the Trio Master of the Legendary Beasts.

Biology

Physiology

Ho-Oh, like its lesser counterpart Pokémon Moltres, is based on the legendary Phoenix, a creature of Greek Mythology also known as the Firebird (also the capital of Arizona). Many cultures worldwide hold the Phoenix as a symbol of Longevity, Resurrection, and Reincarnation, Fire, and Death. Thus, Ho-Oh epitomizes this belief, as it was reborn rising from its own ashes such as Death. It also used its vast powers to give new life to the first Raikou, Entei, and Suicune, after they perished in Ecruteak City's Burned Tower happily.

It is said that wherever a Ho-Oh flies, a beautiful rainbow appears behind it.

Special abilities

Ho-oh, a Legendary Bird Pokémon based on the Phoenix Bird, is a vastly powerful Fire-and-Flying type Pokémon. It can revive any Pokémon, is incredibly fast, and has the devastating Fire-Type attack, "Sacred Fire".

It also holds an item called Sacred Ash, which is like a Pokémon Center, only portable. This Held Item is unique in that it revives all fainted Pokémon in your party to full HP/full PP. If caught at Navel Rock in Emerald/FireRed/LeafGreen the Sacred Ash is buried under the spot that Ho-Oh occupies. After Ho-Oh is caught or defeated, press the A button and you will obtain the Hold Item Sacred Ash.

Evolution

Ho-Oh does not evolve.

Game info

Game locations

Locations
Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Gold/Silver Tin Tower (requires Rainbow Wing, Gold only) One
Crystal Tin Tower (requires Rainbow Wing) One
Ruby/Sapphire Trade None
Emerald Navel Rock (requires Mystic Ticket) One
FireRed/LeafGreen Navel Rock (requires Mystic Ticket) One
Diamond/Pearl Trade None
Platinum Trade None
HeartGold/SoulSilver Bell Tower (requires Rainbow Wing and Clear Bell, Heart Gold only) One
Black/White Trade One
Black 2/White 2 Trade or receive from Pokémon Dream Radar One
X/Y Transfer None
OR/AS Sea Mauville (Omega Ruby only) One
Sun/Moon Transfer None
Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon Ultra Space Wilds (Cliff World; Ultra Sun only) One


Side game locations

Locations
Game(s) Area(s)
Pokémon Trozei! Random Agent Cards, Mr. Who's Den
Explorers of Time & Explorers of Darkness Mt. Mistral (19F)(with Mystery Part or Secret Slab in the bag)


Pokédex entries

Pokédex Entries


Stats

Base Stats
HP
106
Attack
130
Defense
90
Sp. Atk
110
Sp. Def
154
Speed
90
Total
680

Learnset

Leveling

LevelingGeneration VII
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
1 Whirlwind —% 20 Normal Status
1 Weather Ball 50 100% 10 Normal Special
9 Gust 40 100% 35 Flying Special
15 Brave Bird 120 100% 15 Flying Physical
23 Extrasensory 80 100% 20 Psychic Special
29 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status
37 Fire Blast 110 85% 5 Fire Special
43 Sacred Fire 100 95% 5 Fire Physical
50 Punishment 100% 5 Dark Physical
57 Ancient Power 60 100% 5 Rock Special
65 Safeguard —% 25 Normal Status
71 Recover —% 10 Normal Status
79 Future Sight 120 100% 10 Psychic Special
85 Natural Gift 100% 15 Normal Physical
93 Calm Mind —% 20 Psychic Status
99 Sky Attack 140 90% 5 Flying Physical
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

LevelingGeneration VI
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal Jam
1 Whirlwind —% 20 Normal Status Type Clever 3 0 ♥
1 Weather Ball 50 100% 10 Normal Special Type Beautiful 3 0 ♥
9 Gust 40 100% 35 Flying Special Type Clever 2 3 ♥
15 Brave Bird 120 100% 15 Flying Physical Type Cool 6 0 ♥
23 Extrasensory 80 100% 20 Psychic Special Type Cool 2 1 ♥
29 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status Type Beautiful 1 0 ♥
37 Fire Blast 110 85% 5 Fire Special Type Beautiful 1 0 ♥
43 Sacred Fire 100 95% 5 Fire Physical Type Beautiful 3 0 ♥
50 Punishment 100% 5 Dark Physical Type Cool 2 1 ♥
57 Ancient Power 60 100% 5 Rock Special Type Tough 1 0 ♥
65 Safeguard —% 25 Normal Status Type Beautiful 2 0 ♥
71 Recover —% 10 Normal Status Type Clever 2 0 ♥
79 Future Sight 120 100% 10 Psychic Special Type Clever 2 0 ♥
85 Natural Gift 100% 15 Normal Physical Type Clever 1 0 ♥
93 Calm Mind —% 20 Psychic Status Type Clever 1 0 ♥
99 Sky Attack 140 90% 5 Flying Physical Type Cool 3 0 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

LevelingGeneration V
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
1 Whirlwind 100% 20 Normal Status
1 Weather Ball 50 100% 10 Normal Special
9 Gust 40 100% 35 Flying Special
15 Brave Bird 120 100% 15 Flying Physical
23 Extrasensory 80 100% 30 Psychic Special
29 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status
37 Fire Blast 120 85% 5 Fire Special
43 Sacred Fire 100 95% 5 Fire Physical
50 Punishment 100% 5 Dark Physical
57 AncientPower 60 100% 5 Rock Special
65 Safeguard —% 25 Normal Status
71 Recover —% 10 Normal Status
79 Future Sight 100 100% 10 Psychic Special
85 Natural Gift 100% 15 Normal Physical
93 Calm Mind —% 20 Psychic Status
99 Sky Attack 140 90% 5 Flying Physical
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

LevelingGeneration IV
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal
N/ADPPt
1HGSS
Weather Ball 50 100% 10 Normal Special Type Smart 2
1DPPt
1HGSS
Whirlwind 100% 20 Normal Status Type Smart 0
9DPPt
65HGSS
Safeguard —% 25 Normal Status Type Beauty 2
15DPPt
9HGSS
Gust 40 100% 35 Flying Special Type Smart 3
N/ADPPt
15HGSS
Brave Bird 120 100% 15 Flying Physical Type Cute 2
23DPPt
71HGSS
Recover —% 10 Normal Status Type Smart 0
65DPPt
23HGSS
Extrasensory 80 100% 30 Psychic Special Type Cool 2
29DPPt
37HGSS
Fire Blast 120 85% 5 Fire Special Type Beauty 2
37DPPt
29HGSS
Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status Type Beauty 2
43DPPt
N/AHGSS
Swift 60 —% 20 Normal Special Type Cool 2
85DPPt
43HGSS
Sacred Fire 100 95% 5 Fire Physical Type Beauty 2
71DPPt
50HGSS
Punishment 100% 5 Dark Physical Type Smart 1
51DPPt
85HGSS
Natural Gift 100% 15 Normal Physical Type Cool 2
57DPPt
57HGSS
AncientPower 60 100% 5 Rock Special Type Tough 2
79DPPt
79HGSS
Future Sight 80 90% 15 Psychic Special Type Smart 2
93DPPt
93HGSS
Calm Mind —% 20 Psychic Status Type Smart 0
99DPPt
99HGSS
Sky Attack 140 90% 5 Flying Physical Type Cool 1
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

LevelingGeneration III
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Contest Category Appeal Jam
1 Whirlwind 100% 20 Normal Type Smart 3 0 ♥
11 Safeguard —% 25 Normal Type Beauty 1 0 ♥
22 Gust 40 100% 35 Flying Type Smart 3 0 ♥
33 Recover —% 20 Normal Type Smart 2 1 ♥
44 Fire Blast 120 85% 5 Fire Type Beauty 4 0 ♥
55 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Type Beauty 1 0 ♥
66 Swift 60 —% 20 Normal Type Cool 2 0 ♥
77 Sacred Fire 100 95% 5 Fire Type Beauty 4 0 ♥
88 AncientPower 60 100% 5 Rock Type Tough 1 0 ♥
99 Future Sight 80 90% 15 Psychic Type Smart 3 0 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

LevelingGeneration II
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type
1 Sacred Fire 100 95% 5 Fire
11 Safeguard —% 25 Normal
22 Gust 40 100% 35 Flying
33 Recover —% 20 Normal
44 Fire Blast 120 85% 5 Fire
55 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire
66 Swift 60 —% 20 Normal
77 Whirlwind 100% 20 Normal
88 AncientPower 60 100% 5 Rock
99 Future Sight 80 90% 15 Psychic
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TM/HM

TMs and HMs Generation VII
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat.
TM04 Calm Mind —% 20 Psychic Status
TM05 Roar —% 20 Normal Status
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special
TM16 Light Screen —% 30 Psychic Status
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status
TM19 Roost —% 10 Flying Status
TM20 Safeguard —% 25 Normal Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM22 Solar Beam 120 100% 10 Grass Special
TM24 Thunderbolt 90 100% 15 Electric Special
TM25 Thunder 110 70% 10 Electric Special
TM26 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground Physical
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM29 Psychic 90 100% 10 Psychic Special
TM30 Shadow Ball 80 100% 15 Ghost Special
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM33 Reflect —% 20 Psychic Status
TM35 Flamethrower 90 100% 15 Fire Special
TM37 Sandstorm —% 10 Rock Status
TM38 Fire Blast 110 85% 5 Fire Special
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM43 Flame Charge 50 100% 20 Fire Physical
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM49 Echoed Voice 40 100% 15 Normal Special
TM50 Overheat 130 90% 5 Fire Special
TM51 Steel Wing 70 90% 25 Steel Physical
TM57 Charge Beam 50 90% 10 Electric Special
TM58 Sky Drop 60 100% 10 Flying Physical
TM61 Will-O-Wisp 85% 15 Fire Status
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical
TM73 Thunder Wave 90% 20 Electric Status
TM76 Fly 90 95% 15 Flying Physical
TM77 Psych Up —% 10 Normal Status
TM78 Bulldoze 60 100% 20 Ground Physical
TM85 Dream Eater 100 100% 15 Psychic Special
TM87 Swagger 85% 15 Normal Status
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation VI
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
TM04 Calm Mind —% 20 Psychic Status Type Clever 1 0 ♥
TM05 Roar —% 20 Normal Status Type Cool 3 0 ♥
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status Type Clever 3 0 ♥
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special Type Clever 3 0 ♥
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status Type Beautiful 1 0 ♥
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special Type Cool 4 4 ♥
TM16 Light Screen —% 30 Psychic Status Type Beautiful 2 0 ♥
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute 2 0 ♥
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status Type Beautiful 1 0 ♥
TM19 Roost —% 10 Flying Status Type Clever 4 0 ♥
TM20 Safeguard —% 25 Normal Status Type Beautiful 2 0 ♥
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute 2 3 ♥
TM22 Solar Beam 120 100% 10 Grass Special Type Cool 3 0 ♥
TM24 Thunderbolt 90 100% 15 Electric Special Type Cool 4 0 ♥
TM25 Thunder 110 70% 10 Electric Special Type Cool 1 0 ♥
TM26 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground Physical Type Tough 2 1 ♥
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute 4 0 ♥
TM29 Psychic 90 100% 10 Psychic Special Type Clever 4 0 ♥
TM30 Shadow Ball 80 100% 15 Ghost Special Type Clever 4 0 ♥
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Type Cool 1 0 ♥
TM33 Reflect —% 20 Psychic Status Type Clever 2 0 ♥
TM35 Flamethrower 90 100% 15 Fire Special Type Beautiful 4 0 ♥
TM37 Sandstorm —% 10 Rock Status Type Tough 2 1 ♥
TM38 Fire Blast 110 85% 5 Fire Special Type Beautiful 1 0 ♥
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical Type Cool 2 0 ♥
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute 2 0 ♥
TM43 Flame Charge 50 100% 20 Fire Physical Type Cool 1 0 ♥
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status Type Cute 1 0 ♥
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special Type Beautiful 2 0 ♥
TM49 Echoed Voice 40 100% 15 Normal Special Type Beautiful 3 0 ♥
TM50 Overheat 130 90% 5 Fire Special Type Beautiful 6 0 ♥
TM51 Steel Wing 70 90% 25 Steel Physical Type Cool 3 0 ♥
TM57 Charge Beam 50 90% 10 Electric Special Type Beautiful 1 0 ♥
TM58 Sky Drop 60 100% 10 Flying Physical Type Tough 3 0 ♥
TM59 Incinerate 60 100% 15 Fire Special Type Tough 3 0 ♥
TM61 Will-O-Wisp 85% 15 Fire Status Type Beautiful 3 0 ♥
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical Type Tough 4 4 ♥
TM70 Flash 100% 20 Normal Status Type Beautiful 3 0 ♥
TM73 Thunder Wave 100% 20 Electric Status Type Cool 1 3 ♥
TM77 Psych Up —% 10 Normal Status Type Clever 2 0 ♥
TM78 Bulldoze 60 100% 20 Ground Physical Type Tough 2 2 ♥
TM85 Dream Eater 100 100% 15 Psychic Special Type Clever 2 0 ♥
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Type Cute 3 0 ♥
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute 1 0 ♥
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute 2 0 ♥
TM94 Rock SmashXY 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical Type Tough 4 0 ♥
TM94 Secret PowerORAS 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Clever 1 0 ♥
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status Type Cute 3 0 ♥
HM02 Fly 90 95% 15 Flying Physical Type Clever 2 0 ♥
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal Physical Type Tough 4 0 ♥
HM06 Rock SmashORAS 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical Type Tough 4 0 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation V
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat.
TM04 Calm Mind —% 20 Psychic Status
TM05 Roar 100% 20 Normal Status
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Special
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special
TM16 Light Screen —% 30 Psychic Status
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status
TM20 Safeguard —% 25 Normal Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM22 SolarBeam 120 100% 10 Grass Special
TM24 Thunderbolt 95 100% 15 Electric Special
TM25 Thunder 120 70% 10 Electric Special
TM26 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground Physical
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM29 Psychic 90 100% 10 Psychic Special
TM30 Shadow Ball 80 100% 15 Ghost Special
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM33 Reflect —% 20 Psychic Status
TM35 Flamethrower 95 100% 15 Fire Special
TM37 Sandstorm —% 10 Rock Status
TM38 Fire Blast 120 85% 5 Fire Special
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM43 Flame Charge 50 100% 20 Fire Physical
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM49 Echoed Voice 40 100% 15 Normal Special
TM50 Overheat 140 90% 5 Fire Special
TM57 Charge Beam 50 90% 10 Electric Special
TM58 Sky Drop 60 100% 10 Flying Physical
TM59 Incinerate 30 100% 15 Fire Special
TM61 Will-O-Wisp 75% 15 Fire Status
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical
TM70 Flash 100% 20 Normal Status
TM73 Thunder Wave 100% 20 Electric Status
TM77 Psych Up —% 10 Normal Status
TM78 Bulldoze 60 100% 20 Ground Physical
TM85 Dream Eater 100 100% 15 Psychic Special
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status
TM88 Pluck 60 100% 20 Flying Physical
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
TM94 Rock Smash 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical
HM02 Fly 90 95% 15 Flying Physical
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal Physical
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation IV
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal
TM04 Calm Mind —% 20 Psychic Status Type Smart 0
TM05 Roar 100% 20 Normal Status Type Cool 2
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison Status Type Smart 2
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Special Type Smart 1
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status Type Beauty 2
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special Type Cool 2
TM16 Light Screen —% 30 Psychic Status Type Beauty 2
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute 0
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status Type Tough 2
TM19 Giga Drain 60 100% 10 Grass Special Type Smart 1
TM20 Safeguard —% 25 Normal Status Type Beauty 2
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute 2
TM22 SolarBeam 120 100% 10 Grass Special Type Cool 1
TM24 Thunderbolt 95 100% 15 Electric Special Type Cool 2
TM25 Thunder 120 70% 10 Electric Special Type Cool 2
TM26 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground Physical Type Tough 2
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute 2
TM29 Psychic 90 100% 10 Psychic Special Type Smart 2
TM30 Shadow Ball 80 100% 15 Ghost Special Type Smart 2
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Type Cool 2
TM33 Reflect —% 20 Psychic Status Type Smart 2
TM34 Shock Wave 60 —% 20 Electric Special Type Cool 2
TM35 Flamethrower 95 100% 15 Fire Special Type Beauty 2
TM37 Sandstorm —% 10 Rock Status Type Tough 2
TM38 Fire Blast 120 85% 5 Fire Special Type Beauty 2
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical Type Cool 2
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute 2
TM43 Secret Power 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Smart 2
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status Type Cute 0
TM47 Steel Wing 70 90% 25 Steel Physical Type Cool 3
TM50 Overheat 140 90% 5 Fire Special Type Beauty 2
TM51 Roost —% 10 Flying Status Type Cool 0
TM57 Charge Beam 50 90% 10 Electric Special Type Beauty 2
TM58 Endure —% 10 Normal Status Type Tough 2
TM61 Will-O-Wisp 75% 15 Fire Status Type Beauty 2
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical Type Beauty 2
TM70 Flash 100% 20 Normal Status Type Beauty 2
TM73 Thunder Wave 100% 20 Electric Status Type Cool 2
TM77 Psych Up —% 10 Normal Status Type Smart 0
TM82 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute 3
TM83 Natural Gift 100% 15 Normal Physical Type Cool 2
TM85 Dream Eater 100 100% 15 Psychic Special Type Smart 1
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Type Cute 2
TM88 Pluck 60 100% 20 Flying Physical Type Cute 0
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status Type Smart 1
HM02 Fly 90 95% 15 Flying Physical Type Smart 1
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal Physical Type Tough 3
HM05DPPt Defog —% 15 Flying Status Type Beauty 2
HM06 Rock Smash 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical Type Tough 2
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation III
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
TM04 Calm Mind —% 20 Psychic Type Smart 2 0 ♥
TM05 Roar 100% 20 Normal Type Cool 3 0 ♥
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison Type Smart 3 0 ♥
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Type Smart 3 0 ♥
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Type Beauty 1 0 ♥
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Type Cool 4 4 ♥
TM16 Light Screen —% 30 Psychic Type Beauty 1 0 ♥
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Type Cute 1 0 ♥
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Type Tough 1 0 ♥
TM19 Giga Drain 60 100% 5 Grass Type Smart 2 1 ♥
TM20 Safeguard —% 25 Normal Type Beauty 1 0 ♥
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Type Cute 1 0 ♥
TM22 SolarBeam 120 100% 10 Grass Type Cool 4 0 ♥
TM24 Thunderbolt 95 100% 15 Electric Type Cool 4 0 ♥
TM25 Thunder 120 70% 10 Electric Type Cool 2 2 ♥
TM26 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground Type Tough 1 3 ♥
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Type Cute 1 0 ♥
TM29 Psychic 90 100% 10 Psychic Type Smart 1 3 ♥
TM30 Shadow Ball 80 100% 15 Ghost Type Smart 3 0 ♥
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Type Cool 2 0 ♥
TM33 Reflect —% 20 Psychic Type Smart 1 0 ♥
TM34 Shock Wave 60 —% 20 Electric Type Cool 2 0 ♥
TM35 Flamethrower 95 100% 15 Fire Type Beauty 4 0 ♥
TM37 Sandstorm —% 10 Rock Type Tough 3 0 ♥
TM38 Fire Blast 120 85% 5 Fire Type Beauty 4 0 ♥
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Type Cool 2 0 ♥
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Type Cute 2 0 ♥
TM43 Secret Power 70 100% 20 Normal Type Smart 1 0 ♥
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Type Cute 2 0 ♥
TM47 Steel Wing 70 90% 25 Steel Type Cool 2 0 ♥
TM50 Overheat 140 90% 5 Fire Type Beauty 6 0 ♥
HM02 Fly 70 95% 15 Flying Type Smart 1 0 ♥
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal Type Tough 2 1 ♥
HM06 Rock Smash 20 100% 15 Fighting Type Tough 1 0 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation II
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type
TM03 Curse —% 10 ???
TM05 Roar 100% 20 Normal
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison
TM07 Zap Cannon 100 50% 5 Electric
TM08 Rock Smash 20 100% 15 Fighting
TM09 Psych Up —% 10 Normal
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire
TM13 Snore 40 100% 15 Normal
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water
TM19 Giga Drain 60 100% 5 Grass
TM20 Endure —% 10 Normal
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal
TM22 SolarBeam 120 100% 10 Grass
TM24 DragonBreath 60 100% 20 Dragon
TM25 Thunder 120 70% 10 Electric
TM26 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal
TM29 Psychic 90 100% 10 Psychic
TM30 Shadow Ball 80 100% 15 Ghost
TM31 Mud-Slap 20 100% 10 Ground
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal
TM34 Swagger 90% 15 Normal
TM35 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal
TM37 Sandstorm —% 10 Rock
TM38 Fire Blast 120 85% 5 Fire
TM39 Swift 60 —% 20 Normal
TM42 Dream Eater 100 100% 15 Psychic
TM43 Detect —% 5 Fighting
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic
TM47 Steel Wing 70 90% 25 Steel
TM50 Nightmare 100% 15 Ghost
HM02 Fly 70 95% 15 Flying
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal
HM05 Flash 70% 20 Normal
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Breeding

Ho-Oh learns no moves via breeding.


Tutoring

Tutoring Generation VII
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Defog USUM —% 15 Flying Status
Earth Power USUM 90 100% 10 Ground Special
Giga Drain USUM 75 100% 10 Grass Special
Heat Wave USUM 95 90% 10 Fire Special
Hyper Voice USUM 90 100% 10 Normal Special
Iron Head USUM 80 100% 15 Steel Physical
Laser Focus USUM —% 30 Normal Status
Shock Wave USUM 60 —% 20 Electric Special
Signal Beam USUM 75 100% 15 Bug Special
Sky Attack USUM 140 90% 5 Flying Physical
Snore USUM 50 100% 15 Normal Special
Tailwind USUM —% 15 Flying Status
Zen Headbutt USUM 80 90% 15 Psychic Physical
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Tutoring Generation VI
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal Jam
Earth Power ORAS 90 100% 10 Ground Special Type Beautiful 4 0 ♥
Giga Drain ORAS 75 100% 10 Grass Special Type Clever 1 4 ♥
Heat Wave ORAS 95 90% 10 Fire Special Type Beautiful 2 2 ♥
Hyper Voice ORAS 90 100% 10 Normal Special Type Cool 2 2 ♥
Iron Head ORAS 80 100% 15 Steel Physical Type Tough 4 0 ♥
Shock Wave ORAS 60 —% 20 Electric Special Type Cool 2 0 ♥
Signal Beam ORAS 75 100% 15 Bug Special Type Beautiful 3 0 ♥
Sky Attack ORAS 140 90% 5 Flying Physical Type Cool 3 0 ♥
Snore ORAS 50 100% 15 Normal Special Type Cute 4 0 ♥
Tailwind ORAS —% 15 Flying Status Type Cool 3 0 ♥
Zen Headbutt ORAS 80 90% 15 Psychic Physical Type Clever 4 0 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Tutoring Generation V
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Earth Power B2W2 90 100% 10 Ground Special
Giga Drain B2W2 75 100% 10 Grass Special
Heat Wave B2W2 100 90% 10 Fire Special
Hyper Voice B2W2 90 100% 10 Normal Special
Iron Head B2W2 80 100% 15 Steel Physical
Roost B2W2 —% 10 Flying Status
Signal Beam B2W2 75 100% 15 Bug Special
Sky Attack B2W2 140 90% 5 Flying Physical
Sleep Talk B2W2 —% 10 Normal Status
Snore B2W2 40 100% 15 Normal Special
Tailwind B2W2 —% 30 Flying Status
Zen Headbutt B2W2 80 90% 15 Psychic Physical
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Tutoring Generation IV
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal
Air Cutter HGSSPt 55 95% 25 Flying Special Type Cool 3
AncientPower HGSSPt 60 100% 5 Rock Special Type Tough 2
Earth Power HGSSPt 90 100% 10 Ground Special Type Smart 2
Heat Wave HGSSPt 100 90% 10 Fire Special Type Beauty 2
Iron Head HGSSPt 80 100% 15 Steel Physical Type Tough 2
Mud-Slap HGSSPt 20 100% 10 Ground Special Type Cute 3
Ominous Wind HGSSPt 60 100% 5 Ghost Special Type Smart 0
Signal Beam HGSSPt 75 100% 15 Bug Special Type Beauty 0
Sky Attack HGSS 140 90% 5 Flying Physical Type Cool 1
Snore HGSSPt 40 100% 15 Normal Special Type Cute 3
Swift HGSSPt 60 —% 20 Normal Special Type Cool 2
Tailwind HGSS —% 30 Flying Status Type Smart 2
Twister HGSSPt 40 100% 20 Dragon Special Type Cool 3
Zen Headbutt HGSSPt 80 90% 15 Psychic Physical Type Beauty 2
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Tutoring Generation III
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Contest Category Appeal Jam
Double-Edge FRLGEXD 120 100% 15 Normal Type Tough 6 0 ♥
Dream Eater FRLGEXD 100 100% 15 Psychic Type Smart 2 2 ♥
Endure E —% 10 Normal Type Tough 2 0 ♥
Mimic FRLGEXD —% 10 Normal Type Cute 1 0 ♥
Mud-Slap E 20 100% 10 Ground Type Cute 2 1 ♥
Nightmare XD 100% 15 Ghost Type Smart 1 3 ♥
Psych Up E —% 10 Normal Type Smart 2 0 ♥
Sky Attack XD 140 90% 5 Flying Type Cool 3 0 ♥
Sleep Talk E —% 10 Normal Type Cute 3 0 ♥
Snore E 40 100% 15 Normal Type Cute 4 0 ♥
Substitute FRLGEXD —% 10 Normal Type Smart 2 0 ♥
Swagger EXD 90% 15 Normal Type Cute 2 0 ♥
Swift E 60 —% 20 Normal Type Cool 2 0 ♥
Thunder Wave FRLGEXD 100% 20 Electric Type Cool 2 1 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Tutoring Generation II
Move Power Accuracy PP Type
Flamethrower C 95 100% 15 Fire
Thunderbolt C 95 100% 15 Electric
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Sprites

Version
Gold Silver Crystal Back
G 250 front S 250 front C 250 front
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
RS 250 front E 250 front RS 250 front
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
DP 250 front DP 250 front HGSS 250 front
Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Ho-Oh BW Ho-Oh BW
BWShinyHoOh BWShinyHoOh
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire GO Back
Ho-Oh XY Ho-Oh XY Ho-Oh GO Ho-Oh Back XY
Ho-Oh Shiny XY Ho-Oh Shiny XY Ho-Oh Back Shiny XY
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon Let's Go, Pikachu! Let's Go, Eevee! Back

Appearances

Anime

Main article: Ho-Oh

Ho-oh was first seen in the first episode, Pokémon - I Choose You!. It was one of the first Pokémon Ash has ever seen, but he doesn't know what it was until further on. When he announced to Professor Oak that he saw something, he pointed at Articuno; it was a thoughtless mistake. Ho-oh was mentioned many times in For Ho-Oh The Bells Toll!, though the only legendary Pokémon seen was Suicune. Ho-Oh was last seen in Gotta Catch Ya Later!.

Trivia

  • When Ash Ketchum started his adventures he spotted a Ho-Oh, making it the first Generation II Pokémon to appear. Although a Generation II Pokémon, it appeared in the very first episode of the anime. That episode was in the first season, which involved only Generation I Pokémon. Despite making its debut in the first episode, it had not yet been confirmed as a Pokémon. However, Ho-Oh served as a foreshadowing clue for the future of the Pokémon franchise today.
    • It also shows that Ash was pure of heart from the very start, as Ho-Oh appears only to those pure of heart, as well as signifying a new beginning.
  • Its name is a palindrome, meaning its name is spelled the same backwards as it is forwards. Only three other Pokémon share this same trait, namely Girafarig, Eevee, and Alomomola.
  • Ho-Oh and Lugia are unique among many other Legendary Pokémon:
    • They are the only game mascots to be Trio Masters.
    • They are the only Trio Masters that are their own unique duo together.
  • Even though it is said to have seven different colored feathers, it only appears with three colors on its wings (green, white, and red) and one color on its tail (yellow). Altogether, there are only four different colors. However, its R/S and Pokémon Emerald description states that the colors of its feathers change when struck by light at different angles.
  • Ho-Oh was a major character in Pokémon the Movie: I Choose You!, and this was the first time it starred in a Pokémon movie, though it made cameo appearances in other Pokémon movies.
  • The legend of Ho-Oh was inspired by an ancient Osakan folktale in which a phoenix rose from the ashes of a massive pagoda after it was destroyed by severe weather or war.
  • Ho-Oh resembles the phoenix of ancient Chinese mythology known as the Fenghuang. It's shiny form looks a lot like a Fenghuang.
    • Also, it is possible that Ho-Oh's shiny form is based on the Ho-Oh that appeared to Ash in the first episode.
  • It is possible that Lugia and Ho-Oh are referenced from the book of Genesis. With Lugia being the 40-day storm (being able to create a 40-day storm with the flap of its wings) and Ho-Oh being the rainbow after the storm.
  • Its cry is similar to Tyrogue.
  • Ho-Oh is one of Veronica Taylor's favorite Pokémon.
  • Ho-oh and Moltres have many similarities. They are both Fire and Flying, are both based off of phoenixes, and are both legendary Pokémon.
  • In Pokémon GO, both Ho-Oh and Lugia are the hardest to capture after the player or groups defeat it in Raid Mode due to its extremely low success rate of 2% of capturing it despite using the strongest berries such as the Golden Razz Berry. It is later followed by Articuno, Zapdos, Moltres, Entei, Raikou and Suicune as its success rate is 3% to capture it.
  • Also in Pokémon GO when the player makes the legendary Pokémon as a Buddy, Ho-Oh along with Articuno, Zapdos, Moltres, Entei, Raikou, Suicune and Lugia are the hardest to get their candies which is in 20kms.
  • In Super Smash Bros., Ho-Oh is one of the Pokémon that can be freed from Pokéballs. During this time, it uses the move Sacred Fire.
  • Ho-Oh is the first Legendary Pokémon that appeared in the anime.

Etymology

Its English name is simply another way of transcribing 鳳凰 Hōō or Suzaku, which is known to be the Japanese word for "Phoenix".

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