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* Ho-Oh is the tallest {{type2|Fire}} Pokémon, and is tied for the highest Attack stat of them all with {{p|Flareon}}.
 
* Ho-Oh is the tallest {{type2|Fire}} Pokémon, and is tied for the highest Attack stat of them all with {{p|Flareon}}.
* Ho-Oh is the only [[version mascot]] with a wild held item ([[Sacred Ash]]).
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* Ho-Oh is one of eight Pokémon whose name has a non-alphabetic character in it, the others being {{p|Nidoran♀}}, {{p|Nidoran♂}}, {{p|Farfetch'd}}, {{p|Mr. Mime}}, {{p|Porygon2}}, {{p|Mime Jr.}} and {{p|Porygon-Z}}.
 
* Ho-Oh is one of eight Pokémon whose name has a non-alphabetic character in it, the others being {{p|Nidoran♀}}, {{p|Nidoran♂}}, {{p|Farfetch'd}}, {{p|Mr. Mime}}, {{p|Porygon2}}, {{p|Mime Jr.}} and {{p|Porygon-Z}}.
 
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Revision as of 01:55, 28 September 2009

Lugia #249: Lugia
Pokémon
#251: Celebi Celebi
Ho-Oh
ホウオウ Houou
#250
250Ho-Oh.png
Artwork from HG/SS
Type
Fire Flying
Category
Rainbow Pokémon
Ability
Pressure
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,250,000
Regional Pokédex numbers
Johto
#253
Regional Browser numbers
Height
12'06"
Imperial
3.8 m
Metric
Weight
438.7 lbs.
Imperial
199.0 kg
Metric
Dex color
Red
Catch rate
3 (0.4%)
Body style
Body09.png
Footprint
 F250.png 
Gender ratio
Genderless
Breeding
Undiscovered group 121 cycles*
(30855 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
3
Speed
0
Base Exp.: 220 Battle Exp.: 2201*

Ho-Oh (Japanese: ホウオウ Houou) is a dual-type Fire/Flying legendary Pokémon.

It is not known to evolve into or from any other Pokémon.

It is often considered to be closely related to Lugia, even sometimes as its polar opposite. Silver represents Lugia as "guardian of the seas", and Gold represents Ho-Oh as "guardian of the skies."

Ho-Oh is the version mascot of Pokémon Gold and Pokémon HeartGold, appearing on the boxart of both.

Biology

Physiology

Ho-Oh is a phoenix-like bird with red being its dominant color. Ho-Oh also has yellow tail-feathers, a white underside, and green feathers at the tip of its wings. Ho-Oh has a green stripe on its neck, a yellow beak, black rings around its eye and a feathered-crest. Ho-Oh's wings are prismatic, causing it to trail a rainbow behind it.

Gender differences

Ho-Oh is a genderless species.

Special abilities

Ho-Oh's most notable ability is its power to resurrect the dead. Ho-Oh is the only known Pokémon that learns Sacred Fire.

Behavior

Habitat

Ho-Oh used to perch at the top of Tin Tower until the Brass Tower was destroyed by fire. It now presumably flies through the world's skies.

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

In the anime

A Ho-Oh appeared to Ash at the end of the first episode, flying across the sky after the thunderstorm. His Pokédex could not identify it. It was the first Generation II Pokémon to be seen.

According to the anime, Ho-Oh lived in the Tin Tower in ancient times. When a war broke out, burning both the Tin Tower and the Brass Tower down, it created Raikou, Entei, and Suicune, and all four disappeared. Later, a new Tin Tower was erected, but Ho-Oh since then has never come back for sure. A sacred flame from Ho-Oh burns in the Dragon's Den; it was obtained during the same war.

After competing in the Silver Conference, Ash saw Ho-Oh flying towards Hoenn. This encouraged him to get over his depression at his loss and continue his journey.

Ho-Oh had a cameo appearance during the opening sequence for Jirachi: Wish Maker.

In the eighth movie, Mew transforms into Ho-Oh, making it the first in-movie appearance of Ho-Oh, not counting cameos.

Ho-Oh was most recently seen flying into the sunset at the end of Battling the Enemy Within. This time, Brock, May, Max, Scott and Brandon saw Ho-Oh as well.

Ho-Oh made a small cameo in the introduction of the movie The Rise of Darkrai.

Ho-Oh is also possibly to appear in the 13th Pokémon movie, alongside Lugia, to be released in 2010.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
EP001 Ho-Oh Ash's Pokédex There is no data. There still are Pokémon yet to be indentified.
This concludes the entries from the original series.

In the manga

File:Ho-Oh (Special).png
Ho-Oh in Pokémon Special

In Pokémon Special, Ho-Oh was used by Pryce to kidnap children in his plans to capture Celebi, including Blue and Silver, five years prior to the start of the entire manga. Prior to the events of the GSC saga, Pryce had lost his control over Ho-Oh, and thus attacked Tin Tower using Team Rocket to prompt Ho-Oh to return to Ecruteak City. Ho-Oh was later seen at Indigo Plateau under Pryce's control, alongside Lugia, wreaking havoc and destruction.

In the TCG

Main article: Ho-Oh (TCG)

In the TFG

One Ho-Oh figure has been released.

Other appearances

Super Smash Bros. Melee/Brawl

When released from a Poké Ball, Ho-Oh unleashes a spiral of Sacred Fire that deals massive amounts of damage to any opponent caught in it.

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation I
Red {{{redbluedex}}}
Blue
Yellow {{{yellowdex}}}
Stadium {{{stadiumdex}}}
Generation 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 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.
Stadium 2 Legends claim this Pokémon flies the world's skies continuously on its magnificent seven-colored wings.
Generation III
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.
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.
Generation IV
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 {{{soulsilverdex}}}
Generation V
Black {{{blackdex}}}
White {{{whitedex}}}
Black 2 {{{black2dex}}}
White 2 {{{white2dex}}}
Generation VI
X Unknown
Y Unknown

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation I
Red Blue
None Trade
Blue (Japan)
None Trade
Yellow
None Trade
Generation II
Gold Silver
One Tin Tower (requires Rainbow Wing)
Crystal
One Tin Tower (requires Rainbow Wing)
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
None Trade
Emerald
One Navel Rock (requires Mysticticket)
FireRed LeafGreen
One Navel Rock (requires Mysticticket)
Colosseum
One Mt. Battle
XD
None Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
None Pal Park
Platinum
None Pal Park
HeartGold SoulSilver
One Tin Tower (requires Rainbow Wing)
Pal Park
Mountain
Pokéwalker
None
Generation V
Black White
None Trade
Black 2 White 2
None Trade
Dream World
None
Generation VI
X Y
None Trade


In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Trozei! Random Agent Cards
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red/Blue Rescue Team
Mt. Faraway (40F)
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time/Darkness
Mt. Mistral (19F)
(with Mystery Part or Secret Slab in the bag)

In events

Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
List of 10th Anniversary event Pokémon#Entei and Ho-Oh 10th Anniversary Europe 2006 70 Never

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 106
166 - 213 322 - 416
Attack: 130
121 - 200 238 - 394
Defense: 90
85 - 156 166 - 306
Sp.Atk: 110
103 - 178 202 - 350
Sp.Def: 154
143 - 226 281 - 447
Speed: 90
85 - 156 166 - 306
Total: 680   Other Pokémon with this total  
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and a hindering nature, if applicable.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and a helpful nature, if applicable.


Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation V, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ¼×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water
Grass ¼×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ¼×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water
Grass ¼×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ¼×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water
Grass ¼×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ¼×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water
Grass ¼×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Notes:

Learnset

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By leveling up

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By breeding

None.

By tutoring

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Special moves

Side game data

Template:Side game

Evolution

Ho-Oh
Does not evolve
Ho-Oh
 Fire  Flying 

Sprites

Gen Game
I Red Blue Yellow Red (Ja) Green Back
This Pokémon did not appear during Generation I.
II Gold Silver Crystal   Back
Spr 2g 250.png Spr 2s 250.png Spr 2c 250.png Spr b 2g 250.png
Spr 2g 250 s.png Spr 2s 250 s.png Spr 2c 250 s.png Spr b 2g 250 s.png
III Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
Spr 3r 250.png Spr 3e 250.png Spr 3r 250.png Spr b 3r 250.png
Spr 3r 250 s.png Spr 3e 250 s.png Spr 3r 250 s.png Spr b 3r 250 s.png
IV Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Spr 4d 250.png Spr 4d 250.png Spr 4h 250.png Spr b 4d 250.png
Spr 4d 250 s.png Spr 4d 250 s.png Spr 4h 250 s.png Spr b 4d 250 s.png
V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Spr 5b 250.png Spr 5b 250.png Spr b 5b 250.png
Spr 5b 250 s.png Spr 5b 250 s.png Spr b 5b 250 s.png
Ho-Oh For other sprites and images, please see Ho-Oh images on Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

Origin

Ho-Oh, like Moltres, is based on the legend of the Phoenix; unlike Moltres, it is based on the Fènghuáng (the immortal phoenix of China). Many cultures view the Phoenix as a symbol of resurrection; this is seen in Ho-Oh, which was reborn rising from its own ashes and had a hand in resurrecting Suicune, Raikou and Entei.

On another note, the colors it bears are somewhat similar to a Scarlet Macaw or adarna, a mythological Filipino bird that is said to sing seven songs. Every time that the Adarna finishes a song, it defecates and turns to stone whomever it may land on. Its feathers change to a more beautiful shade, becoming more colorful and shiny just the same as Ho-Oh.

Name origin

Its English name is simply another way of transcribing 鳳凰 Hōō, which is the Japanese word for phoenix, specifically the Chinese phoenix, or Fènghuáng.

In other languages

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