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

Like its lesser counterpart Pokémon Moltres, Ho-Oh is based on the legendary Phoenix, a creature of Greek Mythology also known as the Firebird or the Phoenix (also the capital of Arizona). It is also based on the vermilion bird of the south. It bears a resemblance to a red peacock. 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 and Silver Tin Tower (requires Rainbow Wing, Gold only) One
Crystal Tin Tower (requires Rainbow Wing) One
Ruby and Sapphire Trade None
FireRed and LeafGreen Navel Rock (requires Mystic Ticket) One
Emerald Navel Rock (requires Mystic Ticket) One
Diamond and Pearl Trade None
Platinum Trade None
HeartGold and SoulSilver Bell Tower (requires Rainbow Wing and Clear Bell, Heart Gold only) One
Black and White Trade One
Black 2 and White 2 Trade or receive from Pokémon Dream Radar One
X and Y Transfer None
Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire Sea Mauville (Omega Ruby only) One
Sun and Moon Transfer None
Ultra Sun and 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

  • 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 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.

  • Ruby

    Ho-Oh's feathers glow in seven colors depending on the angle at which they are struck by light. These feathers 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 feathers are said to bring happiness to the bearers. This Pokémon 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.

  • 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.

  • Diamond

    It possesses seven-colored wings. It is said that those who see Ho-Oh are promised an eternal happiness.

  • Pearl

    It possesses seven-colored wings. It is said that those who see Ho-Oh are promised an eternal happiness.

  • Platinum

    It possesses seven-colored wings. It is said that those who see Ho-Oh are promised an 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.

  • Black

    It possesses seven-colored wings. It is said that those who see Ho-Oh are promised an eternal happiness.

  • White

    It possesses seven-colored wings. It is said that those who see Ho-Oh are promised an eternal happiness.

  • Black 2

    It possesses seven-colored wings. It is said that those who see Ho-Oh are promised an eternal happiness.

  • White 2

    It possesses seven-colored wings. It is said that those who see Ho-Oh are promised an eternal happiness.

  • 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

    Ho-Oh's feathers glow in seven colors depending on the angle at which they are struck by light. These feathers are said to bring happiness to the bearers. This Pokémon is said to live at the foot of a rainbow.

  • Alpha Sapphire

    Ho-Oh's feathers glow in seven colors depending on the angle at which they are struck by light. These feathers are said to bring happiness to the bearers. This Pokémon is said to live at the foot of a rainbow.


Stats

Ho-Oh's 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 Clever 3 0 ♥
1 Weather Ball 50 100% 10 Normal Special Beautiful 3 0 ♥
9 Gust 40 100% 35 Flying Special Clever 2 3 ♥
15 Brave Bird 120 100% 15 Flying Physical Cool 6 0 ♥
23 Extrasensory 80 100% 20 Psychic Special Cool 2 1 ♥
29 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status Beautiful 1 0 ♥
37 Fire Blast 110 85% 5 Fire Special Beautiful 1 0 ♥
43 Sacred Fire 100 95% 5 Fire Physical Beautiful 3 0 ♥
50 Punishment 100% 5 Dark Physical Cool 2 1 ♥
57 Ancient Power 60 100% 5 Rock Special Tough 1 0 ♥
65 Safeguard —% 25 Normal Status Beautiful 2 0 ♥
71 Recover —% 10 Normal Status Clever 2 0 ♥
79 Future Sight 120 100% 10 Psychic Special Clever 2 0 ♥
85 Natural Gift 100% 15 Normal Physical Clever 1 0 ♥
93 Calm Mind —% 20 Psychic Status Clever 1 0 ♥
99 Sky Attack 140 90% 5 Flying Physical 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 Smart 2
1DPPt
1HGSS
Whirlwind 100% 20 Normal Status Smart 0
9DPPt
65HGSS
Safeguard —% 25 Normal Status Beauty 2
15DPPt
9HGSS
Gust 40 100% 35 Flying Special Smart 3
N/ADPPt
15HGSS
Brave Bird 120 100% 15 Flying Physical Cute 2
23DPPt
71HGSS
Recover —% 10 Normal Status Smart 0
65DPPt
23HGSS
Extrasensory 80 100% 30 Psychic Special Cool 2
29DPPt
37HGSS
Fire Blast 120 85% 5 Fire Special Beauty 2
37DPPt
29HGSS
Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status Beauty 2
43DPPt
N/AHGSS
Swift 60 —% 20 Normal Special Cool 2
85DPPt
43HGSS
Sacred Fire 100 95% 5 Fire Physical Beauty 2
71DPPt
50HGSS
Punishment 100% 5 Dark Physical Smart 1
51DPPt
85HGSS
Natural Gift 100% 15 Normal Physical Cool 2
57DPPt
57HGSS
AncientPower 60 100% 5 Rock Special Tough 2
79DPPt
79HGSS
Future Sight 80 90% 15 Psychic Special Smart 2
93DPPt
93HGSS
Calm Mind —% 20 Psychic Status Smart 0
99DPPt
99HGSS
Sky Attack 140 90% 5 Flying Physical 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 Smart 3 0 ♥
11 Safeguard —% 25 Normal Beauty 1 0 ♥
22 Gust 40 100% 35 Flying Smart 3 0 ♥
33 Recover —% 20 Normal Smart 2 1 ♥
44 Fire Blast 120 85% 5 Fire Beauty 4 0 ♥
55 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Beauty 1 0 ♥
66 Swift 60 —% 20 Normal Cool 2 0 ♥
77 Sacred Fire 100 95% 5 Fire Beauty 4 0 ♥
88 AncientPower 60 100% 5 Rock Tough 1 0 ♥
99 Future Sight 80 90% 15 Psychic 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 Clever 1 0 ♥
TM05 Roar —% 20 Normal Status Cool 3 0 ♥
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status Clever 3 0 ♥
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special Clever 3 0 ♥
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status Beautiful 1 0 ♥
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special Cool 4 4 ♥
TM16 Light Screen —% 30 Psychic Status Beautiful 2 0 ♥
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status Beautiful 1 0 ♥
TM19 Roost —% 10 Flying Status Clever 4 0 ♥
TM20 Safeguard —% 25 Normal Status Beautiful 2 0 ♥
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2 3 ♥
TM22 Solar Beam 120 100% 10 Grass Special Cool 3 0 ♥
TM24 Thunderbolt 90 100% 15 Electric Special Cool 4 0 ♥
TM25 Thunder 110 70% 10 Electric Special Cool 1 0 ♥
TM26 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground Physical Tough 2 1 ♥
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 4 0 ♥
TM29 Psychic 90 100% 10 Psychic Special Clever 4 0 ♥
TM30 Shadow Ball 80 100% 15 Ghost Special Clever 4 0 ♥
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Cool 1 0 ♥
TM33 Reflect —% 20 Psychic Status Clever 2 0 ♥
TM35 Flamethrower 90 100% 15 Fire Special Beautiful 4 0 ♥
TM37 Sandstorm —% 10 Rock Status Tough 2 1 ♥
TM38 Fire Blast 110 85% 5 Fire Special Beautiful 1 0 ♥
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical Cool 2 0 ♥
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2 0 ♥
TM43 Flame Charge 50 100% 20 Fire Physical Cool 1 0 ♥
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status Cute 1 0 ♥
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special Beautiful 2 0 ♥
TM49 Echoed Voice 40 100% 15 Normal Special Beautiful 3 0 ♥
TM50 Overheat 130 90% 5 Fire Special Beautiful 6 0 ♥
TM51 Steel Wing 70 90% 25 Steel Physical Cool 3 0 ♥
TM57 Charge Beam 50 90% 10 Electric Special Beautiful 1 0 ♥
TM58 Sky Drop 60 100% 10 Flying Physical Tough 3 0 ♥
TM59 Incinerate 60 100% 15 Fire Special Tough 3 0 ♥
TM61 Will-O-Wisp 85% 15 Fire Status Beautiful 3 0 ♥
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical Tough 4 4 ♥
TM70 Flash 100% 20 Normal Status Beautiful 3 0 ♥
TM73 Thunder Wave 100% 20 Electric Status Cool 1 3 ♥
TM77 Psych Up —% 10 Normal Status Clever 2 0 ♥
TM78 Bulldoze 60 100% 20 Ground Physical Tough 2 2 ♥
TM85 Dream Eater 100 100% 15 Psychic Special Clever 2 0 ♥
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Cute 3 0 ♥
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status Cute 1 0 ♥
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
TM94 Rock SmashXY 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
TM94 Secret PowerORAS 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Clever 1 0 ♥
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status Cute 3 0 ♥
HM02 Fly 90 95% 15 Flying Physical Clever 2 0 ♥
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
HM06 Rock SmashORAS 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical 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 Solar Beam 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 Smart 0
TM05 Roar 100% 20 Normal Status Cool 2
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison Status Smart 2
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Special Smart 1
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status Beauty 2
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special Cool 2
TM16 Light Screen —% 30 Psychic Status Beauty 2
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Cute 0
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status Tough 2
TM19 Giga Drain 60 100% 10 Grass Special Smart 1
TM20 Safeguard —% 25 Normal Status Beauty 2
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2
TM22 Solar Beam 120 100% 10 Grass Special Cool 1
TM24 Thunderbolt 95 100% 15 Electric Special Cool 2
TM25 Thunder 120 70% 10 Electric Special Cool 2
TM26 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground Physical Tough 2
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2
TM29 Psychic 90 100% 10 Psychic Special Smart 2
TM30 Shadow Ball 80 100% 15 Ghost Special Smart 2
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Cool 2
TM33 Reflect —% 20 Psychic Status Smart 2
TM34 Shock Wave 60 —% 20 Electric Special Cool 2
TM35 Flamethrower 95 100% 15 Fire Special Beauty 2
TM37 Sandstorm —% 10 Rock Status Tough 2
TM38 Fire Blast 120 85% 5 Fire Special Beauty 2
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical Cool 2
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2
TM43 Secret Power 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Smart 2
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status Cute 0
TM47 Steel Wing 70 90% 25 Steel Physical Cool 3
TM50 Overheat 140 90% 5 Fire Special Beauty 2
TM51 Roost —% 10 Flying Status Cool 0
TM57 Charge Beam 50 90% 10 Electric Special Beauty 2
TM58 Endure —% 10 Normal Status Tough 2
TM61 Will-O-Wisp 75% 15 Fire Status Beauty 2
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical Beauty 2
TM70 Flash 100% 20 Normal Status Beauty 2
TM73 Thunder Wave 100% 20 Electric Status Cool 2
TM77 Psych Up —% 10 Normal Status Smart 0
TM82 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status Cute 3
TM83 Natural Gift 100% 15 Normal Physical Cool 2
TM85 Dream Eater 100 100% 15 Psychic Special Smart 1
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Cute 2
TM88 Pluck 60 100% 20 Flying Physical Cute 0
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status Smart 1
HM02 Fly 90 95% 15 Flying Physical Smart 1
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal Physical Tough 3
HM05DPPt Defog —% 15 Flying Status Beauty 2
HM06 Rock Smash 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical 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 Smart 2 0 ♥
TM05 Roar 100% 20 Normal Cool 3 0 ♥
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison Smart 3 0 ♥
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Smart 3 0 ♥
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Beauty 1 0 ♥
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Cool 4 4 ♥
TM16 Light Screen —% 30 Psychic Beauty 1 0 ♥
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Cute 1 0 ♥
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Tough 1 0 ♥
TM19 Giga Drain 60 100% 5 Grass Smart 2 1 ♥
TM20 Safeguard —% 25 Normal Beauty 1 0 ♥
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Cute 1 0 ♥
TM22 Solar Beam 120 100% 10 Grass Cool 4 0 ♥
TM24 Thunderbolt 95 100% 15 Electric Cool 4 0 ♥
TM25 Thunder 120 70% 10 Electric Cool 2 2 ♥
TM26 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground Tough 1 3 ♥
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Cute 1 0 ♥
TM29 Psychic 90 100% 10 Psychic Smart 1 3 ♥
TM30 Shadow Ball 80 100% 15 Ghost Smart 3 0 ♥
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Cool 2 0 ♥
TM33 Reflect —% 20 Psychic Smart 1 0 ♥
TM34 Shock Wave 60 —% 20 Electric Cool 2 0 ♥
TM35 Flamethrower 95 100% 15 Fire Beauty 4 0 ♥
TM37 Sandstorm —% 10 Rock Tough 3 0 ♥
TM38 Fire Blast 120 85% 5 Fire Beauty 4 0 ♥
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Cool 2 0 ♥
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Cute 2 0 ♥
TM43 Secret Power 70 100% 20 Normal Smart 1 0 ♥
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Cute 2 0 ♥
TM47 Steel Wing 70 90% 25 Steel Cool 2 0 ♥
TM50 Overheat 140 90% 5 Fire Beauty 6 0 ♥
HM02 Fly 70 95% 15 Flying Smart 1 0 ♥
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal Tough 2 1 ♥
HM06 Rock Smash 20 100% 15 Fighting 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 Solar Beam 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 Beautiful 4 0 ♥
Giga Drain ORAS 75 100% 10 Grass Special Clever 1 4 ♥
Heat Wave ORAS 95 90% 10 Fire Special Beautiful 2 2 ♥
Hyper Voice ORAS 90 100% 10 Normal Special Cool 2 2 ♥
Iron Head ORAS 80 100% 15 Steel Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
Shock Wave ORAS 60 —% 20 Electric Special Cool 2 0 ♥
Signal Beam ORAS 75 100% 15 Bug Special Beautiful 3 0 ♥
Sky Attack ORAS 140 90% 5 Flying Physical Cool 3 0 ♥
Snore ORAS 50 100% 15 Normal Special Cute 4 0 ♥
Tailwind ORAS —% 15 Flying Status Cool 3 0 ♥
Zen Headbutt ORAS 80 90% 15 Psychic Physical 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 Cool 3
AncientPower HGSSPt 60 100% 5 Rock Special Tough 2
Earth Power HGSSPt 90 100% 10 Ground Special Smart 2
Heat Wave HGSSPt 100 90% 10 Fire Special Beauty 2
Iron Head HGSSPt 80 100% 15 Steel Physical Tough 2
Mud-Slap HGSSPt 20 100% 10 Ground Special Cute 3
Ominous Wind HGSSPt 60 100% 5 Ghost Special Smart 0
Signal Beam HGSSPt 75 100% 15 Bug Special Beauty 0
Sky Attack HGSS 140 90% 5 Flying Physical Cool 1
Snore HGSSPt 40 100% 15 Normal Special Cute 3
Swift HGSSPt 60 —% 20 Normal Special Cool 2
Tailwind HGSS —% 30 Flying Status Smart 2
Twister HGSSPt 40 100% 20 Dragon Special Cool 3
Zen Headbutt HGSSPt 80 90% 15 Psychic Physical 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 Tough 6 0 ♥
Dream Eater FRLGEXD 100 100% 15 Psychic Smart 2 2 ♥
Endure E —% 10 Normal Tough 2 0 ♥
Mimic FRLGEXD —% 10 Normal Cute 1 0 ♥
Mud-Slap E 20 100% 10 Ground Cute 2 1 ♥
Nightmare XD 100% 15 Ghost Smart 1 3 ♥
Psych Up E —% 10 Normal Smart 2 0 ♥
Sky Attack XD 140 90% 5 Flying Cool 3 0 ♥
Sleep Talk E —% 10 Normal Cute 3 0 ♥
Snore E 40 100% 15 Normal Cute 4 0 ♥
Substitute FRLGEXD —% 10 Normal Smart 2 0 ♥
Swagger EXD 90% 15 Normal Cute 2 0 ♥
Swift E 60 —% 20 Normal Cool 2 0 ♥
Thunder Wave FRLGEXD 100% 20 Electric 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.

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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.
  • 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.
  • Its cry is similar to Tyrogue.
  • Ho-Oh is one of Veronica Taylor's favorite 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.
  • 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.
    • Ho-Oh was also first seen before it was ever officially named.

Origin

Ho-Oh is based on the fenghuang, a phoenix-like bird in Chinese mythology. 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. Along with Lugia, their Pokédex entries reference a flood myth, a group of similar legends found in various cultures worldwide.

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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