Ho-Oh (Pokémon)

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Lugia #249: Lugia
Pokémon
#251: Celebi Celebi
This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Ho-Oh (disambiguation).
Ho-Oh
Rainbow Pokémon
ホウオウ
Houou
#250
Ho-Oh



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Type
Fire Flying
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Pressure Cacophony
Cacophony
Regenerator
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Genderless
Catch rate
3 (1.6%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Undiscovered
Hatch time
30840 - 31096 steps
Egg not obtainable
Height
12'06" 3.8 m
Ho-Oh
0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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Weight
438.7 lbs. 199.0 kg
Ho-Oh
0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
220
Gen. II-IV
Unknown
IV
306
V+
Leveling rate
Slow
EV yield
Total: 3
Ho-Oh
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
3
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Shape
Body09.png BodyUnknown.png
{{{form2}}}
Footprint
F250.png None.png
{{{form2}}}
Pokédex color
Red
Base friendship
0
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Ho-Oh (Japanese: ホウオウ Houou) is a dual-type Fire/Flying Legendary Pokémon introduced in Generation II.

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

It is often considered to be closely related to Lugia as a duo, 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 also the trio master of the Legendary beasts.

Ho-Oh is the game mascot of Pokémon Gold and its remake Pokémon HeartGold, appearing on the boxart of both. It was also the first Generation II Pokémon revealed, in August 1996.

Biology

Ho-Oh is an avian Pokémon resembling a phoenix and a peacock. Its feathers are predominantly gold and red, with 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 red eyes, and a feathered, yellow crest on its head. Ho-Oh's wings are prismatic, causing it to trail a rainbow behind it. It has darkly colored feet and legs with four toes and long talons.

Ho-Oh has a mythical power to resurrect the dead. Ho-Oh was the only known Pokémon to learn Sacred Fire, its former signature move. It is said that when it flies its huge wings create bright, colorful rainbows. The rare few who bear witness to Ho-Oh are promised eternal happiness. Ho-Oh used to perch at the top of the Bell Tower until the Brass Tower was destroyed by fire. It now presumably flies through the world's skies in search of a Trainer with a pure heart.

In the anime

In the main series

Ho-Oh in the anime

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 Ho-Oh Shrine at Mt. Silver; it was obtained during the same war.

Major appearances

Ho-Oh (anime)

On occasion, Ho-Oh would only be seen by Ash, and always fleetingly. This trend began at the end of Pokémon - I Choose You!, where Ash saw it flying alongside a rainbow across the sky after the thunderstorm. In I Choose You!, which is set in a continuity different from the main series, Ho-Oh played a major role.

Minor appearances

A Ho-Oh appeared in the opening sequence of Jirachi: Wish Maker.

In Lucario and the Mystery of Mew, a Ho-Oh appeared in the intro, and then as a transformation of Mew.

In the opening sequence of The Rise of Darkrai, a Ho-Oh was flying through space.

A Ho-Oh appeared in the opening sequence of Arceus and the Jewel of Life.

A Ho-Oh appeared in the opening sequence of Zoroark: Master of Illusions.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
EP001 Ho-Oh Ash's Pokédex There is no data. There are still Pokémon yet to be identified.

In Pokémon Generations

A wild Ho-Oh appeared in Ecruteak City in The Reawakening, during a flashback about the creation of the legendary beasts.

In the GOTCHA! music video

A Ho-Oh briefly appeared as a silhouette in GOTCHA!.

In the manga

In the movie adaptations

Main article: Ho-Oh (anime)

Ho-Oh appeared in a flashback in ICYR1. It reappeared in ICYR3.

In the Pocket Monsters HGSS manga

A Ho-Oh appeared in PMHGSS02.

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Main article: Tower duo (Adventures)

In Pokémon Adventures, Ho-Oh first appeared as a silhouette in Just a Spearow Carrier. It appeared again as a silhouette in Hitmonlee, Baby! (One More Time), when Green was explaining to Bill that she believes the Elite Four were the ones who controlled it to capture her. It was used by the Masked Man to kidnap children showing remarkable talent in his scheme to capture Celebi, including Green and Silver, six years prior to the start of the entire manga.

Prior to the events of the Gold, Silver & Crystal chapter, Pryce had lost control over Ho-Oh, and thus attacked the 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. It was then lent to Karen and Will to fight Green with alongside Lugia, and nearly defeated her Legendary birds, but both of them were eventually brought back to their senses and freed.

In the Pokémon Gold & Silver: The Golden Boys manga

Ho-Oh debuted in a fantasy in Farewell To Pikachu?!. It physically debuted in Let's Fight For The Future!!.

In the Pokémon Gotta Catch 'Em All manga

Ho-Oh appeared in GDZ65.

In the Pokémon HeartGold SoulSilver: Pokédex Completion Comic manga

A Ho-Oh appeared in Pokémon HeartGold SoulSilver: Pokédex Completion Comic.

In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga

A Ho-Oh appeared in The Legendary Ho-oh!!.

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. However, it appears very rarely.

Melee trophy information

As it soars around the skies of the world, this Rainbow Pokemon leaves a trail of rainbows and myths in its wake. Its signature move is called Sacred Fire, and it is believed to appear only before trainers who are pure of heart. If you see a trainer with Ho-oh, you can assume that catching it took a lot of work.

Brawl trophy information

"A Rainbow Pokémon. On sparkling wings of seven colors, Ho-Oh leaves a rainbow behind as it flies. Legend says that Ho-Oh suppressed a war that scorched the land in ancient times. Its attack Sacred Fire can melt ice in an instant and also damage the target with burns. Ho-Oh will show its solemn figure only for the most righteous Trainers."

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U/Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Ho-Oh returns as an occasional stage hazard in the Blazing Chamber of the Kalos Pokémon League stage. Rarely appearing, it makes the flames supporting the platforms flare up with higher intensity, likely KOing any characters unfortunate enough to be on the platforms at the time.

Trophy Information

This Pokémon flies through the skies, trailing rainbows from its wings, and is said to promise eternal happiness to all who see it. Supposedly, it appears every once in a while in the Fire-type Elite Four Trainer's room in the Kalos Pokémon League stage. Its screams cause pillars of fire to rise all the way to the ceiling.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Ho-Oh appears as a Spirit.

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II Johto
#248
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 Hoenn
#—
Kanto
#—
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
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 Sinnoh
#—
Johto
#253
Diamond It possesses seven-colored wings. It is said that those who see Ho-Oh are promised an eternal happiness.
Pearl
Platinum
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.
Generation V Unova
#—
Black It possesses seven-colored wings. It is said that those who see Ho-Oh are promised an eternal happiness.
White
Black 2 Its feathers are in seven colors. It is said that anyone seeing it is promised eternal happiness.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
#—
Hoenn
#—
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
Generation VII Alola
#—
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VII.
Generation VIII Galar
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VIII.

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II
Gold Silver
Tin Tower (requires Rainbow Wing) (only one)
Crystal
Tin Tower (requires Rainbow Wing) (only one)
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Trade
Emerald
Navel Rock (requires MysticTicket)
FireRed LeafGreen
Navel Rock (requires MysticTicket)
Colosseum
Mt. Battle
XD
Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Trade
Platinum
Trade
HeartGold SoulSilver
Bell Tower (requires Clear Bell* and Rainbow Wing) (only one)
Pal Park
Mountain
Generation V
Black White
Poké Transfer
Black 2 White 2
Transfer from Dream Radar (requires Pokémon HeartGold)
Generation VI
X Y
Trade
Omega Ruby
Sea Mauville (requires Clear Bell) (only one)
Alpha Sapphire
Trade
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Trade
Ultra Sun
Ultra Space Wilds (Cliff World) (Only one)
Ultra Moon
Trade
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
TradeVersion 1.3.0+
Sword Expansion Pass
Max Lair (Dynamax Adventure) (Only one)

In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II
This Pokémon is unavailable in Generation II side games.
Generation III
Trozei!
Random Agent Cards, Mr. Who's Den
MD Red MD Blue
Mt. Faraway (40F)
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Mt. Mistral (19F)
MD Sky
Mt. Mistral (19F)
Ranger: GS
Rainbow Dais
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Autumnwood: Volcanic Slope, Firebreathing Mountain (Random Legendary Encounter)
MD GTI
Eternal Ruins
Rumble U
Secret Warehouse: Walking a Thin Line (Reward),
Challenge Battle: The Battle for Sky and Land ("Land" Boss)
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Island of Haste: Stage 5
Shuffle
Event: Ho-Oh Swoops In!
Event: Ho-Oh Appears
Rumble World
Gold Plateau: Revival Mountain (Special Boss)
Super MD
Prism Bridge
Picross
Area 24: Stage 12
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Bulbasaur Sea, Entei SeaFinal
Masters EX
Legendary Event: Pure Hearts and Rainbow Wings (Silver's)

In events

Games Event Language/Region Location Level Distribution period
GSC Gotta Catch 'Em All Station! Ho-Oh English United States 40Shiny November 15 to 21, 2002;
December 6 to 12, 2002
RSEFRLG Top Ten Distribution Ho-Oh English United Kingdom 70 June 10, 2006;
October 14 to November 19, 2006
RSEFRLG Top Ten Distribution Ho-Oh Italian Italy 70 June 23 to 25, 2006
RSEFRLG Top Ten Distribution Ho-Oh Spanish Spain 70 June 27 to August 27, 2006
RSEFRLG Top Ten Distribution Ho-Oh German Germany 70 September 24 to November 5, 2006
RSEFRLG Top Ten Distribution Ho-Oh French France 70 September 26, 2006
ORAS Pokémon Center Kyoto Ho-Oh All Japan 50Shiny March 15, 2016
March 16 to May 8, 2016
SM Mount Tensei Ho-Oh Japanese region Online 100 July 15 to September 14, 2017
USUM Mount Tensei Ho-Oh Korean region Online 100 December 21, 2017 to January 31, 2018
M Legendary Pokémon Celebration Ho-Oh American region Online 60 November 2, 2018 to February 28, 2019
UM Legendary Pokémon Celebration Ho-Oh American region Online 100 November 2, 2018 to February 28, 2019
M Legendary Pokémon Celebration Ho-Oh PAL region Online 60 November 2, 2018 to February 28, 2019
UM Legendary Pokémon Celebration Ho-Oh PAL region Online 100 November 2, 2018 to February 28, 2019

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Gold Silver Sacred Ash Sacred Ash (100%)
Crystal
Emerald Sacred Ash Sacred Ash (100%)
HeartGold SoulSilver Sacred Ash Sacred Ash (100%)
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire Sacred Ash Sacred Ash (100%)
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon Sacred Ash Sacred Ash (100%)
Events* Sacred Ash Sacred Ash (100%) Gold Bottle Cap Gold Bottle Cap (100%)

Stats

Base stats

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

Pokéathlon stats

Speed
4/4 ★★★★
Power
3/4 ★★★
Skill
4/5 ★★★★
Stamina
3/4 ★★★
Jump
5/5 ★★★★★
Total
19/22 ★★★

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VIII, 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
Fairy ½×
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
Fairy ½×
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
Fairy ½×
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
Fairy ½×
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VIII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Gust Flying Special 04040 100100% 35
011 Whirlwind Normal Status 0000 00——% 20
011 Weather Ball Normal Special 05050 100100% 10
011 Ancient Power Rock Special 06060 100100% 5
099 Life Dew Water Status 0000 00——% 10
1818 Safeguard Normal Status 0000 00——% 25
2727 Calm Mind Psychic Status 0000 00——% 20
3636 Extrasensory Psychic Special 08080 100100% 20
4545 Recover Normal Status 0000 00——% 10
5454 Sacred Fire Fire Physical 100100 09595% 5
6363 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00——% 5
7272 Fire Blast Fire Special 110110 08585% 5
8181 Future Sight Psychic Special 120120 100100% 10
9090 Sky Attack Flying Physical 140140 09090% 5
9999 Burn Up Fire Special 130130 100100% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Ho-Oh
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Ho-Oh
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/TR

Generation VIII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM06Bag TM Flying VI Sprite.png TM06 Fly Flying Physical 09090 095}}95% 15
TM08Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM08 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM09Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM09 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM11Bag TM Grass VI Sprite.png TM11 Solar Beam Grass Special 120120 100}}100% 10
TM13Bag TM Fire VI Sprite.png TM13 Fire Spin Fire Special 03535 085}}85% 15
TM14Bag TM Electric VI Sprite.png TM14 Thunder Wave Electric Status 0000 090}}90% 20
TM17Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM17 Light Screen Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TM18Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM18 Reflect Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM19Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM19 Safeguard Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 25
TM21Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM21 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM24Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM24 Snore Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 15
TM25Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM25 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM28Bag TM Grass VI Sprite.png TM28 Giga Drain Grass Special 07575 100}}100% 10
TM30Bag TM Steel VI Sprite.png TM30 Steel Wing Steel Physical 07070 090}}90% 25
TM32Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM32 Sandstorm Rock Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM33Bag TM Water VI Sprite.png TM33 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM34Bag TM Fire VI Sprite.png TM34 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM38Bag TM Fire VI Sprite.png TM38 Will-O-Wisp Fire Status 0000 085}}85% 15
TM39Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM39 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM40Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM40 Swift Normal Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM41Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM41 Helping Hand Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM44Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM44 Imprison Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM46Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM46 Weather Ball Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 10
TM76Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM76 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM81Bag TM Ground VI Sprite.png TM81 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TM92Bag TM Fire VI Sprite.png TM92 Mystical Fire Fire Special 07575 100}}100% 10
TM95Bag TM Flying VI Sprite.png TM95 Air Slash Flying Special 07575 095}}95% 15
TR02Bag TR Fire Sprite.png TR02 Flamethrower Fire Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TR08Bag TR Electric Sprite.png TR08 Thunderbolt Electric Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TR09Bag TR Electric Sprite.png TR09 Thunder Electric Special 110110 070}}70% 10
TR10Bag TR Ground Sprite.png TR10 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100}}100% 10
TR11Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png TR11 Psychic Psychic Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR15Bag TR Fire Sprite.png TR15 Fire Blast Fire Special 110110 085}}85% 5
TR20Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR20 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR26Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR26 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR27Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR27 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR33Bag TR Ghost Sprite.png TR33 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TR34Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png TR34 Future Sight Psychic Special 120120 100}}100% 10
TR36Bag TR Fire Sprite.png TR36 Heat Wave Fire Special 09595 090}}90% 10
TR42Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR42 Hyper Voice Normal Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR43Bag TR Fire Sprite.png TR43 Overheat Fire Special 130130 090}}90% 5
TR49Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png TR49 Calm Mind Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR55Bag TR Fire Sprite.png TR55 Flare Blitz Fire Physical 120120 100}}100% 15
TR66Bag TR Flying Sprite.png TR66 Brave Bird Flying Physical 120120 100}}100% 15
TR67Bag TR Ground Sprite.png TR67 Earth Power Ground Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR69Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png TR69 Zen Headbutt Psychic Physical 08080 090}}90% 15
TR74Bag TR Steel Sprite.png TR74 Iron Head Steel Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Ho-Oh
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Ho-Oh
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VIII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by breeding.
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Ho-Oh in Generation VIII
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Ho-Oh in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Ho-Oh
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Ho-Oh
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation VIII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Sw Sh EP Dual Wingbeat Flying Physical 40 90% 10
Sw Sh EP Scorching Sands Ground Special 70 100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Ho-Oh
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Ho-Oh
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

By transfer from another generation

Generation VIII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII 
 Gen.   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
II III IV V VI VII Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 00—}}—% 20
II III IV V VI VII Air Cutter Flying Special 06060 095}}95% 25
II III IV V VI VII Celebrate Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 40
II III IV V VI VII Charge Beam Electric Special 05050 090}}90% 10
II III IV V VI VII Confide Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
II III IV V VI VII Curse Ghost Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
II III IV V VI VII Defog Flying Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
II III IV V VI VII Detect Fighting Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
II III IV V VI VII Double Team Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
II III IV V VI VII Double-Edge Normal Physical 120120 100}}100% 15
II III IV V VI VII Dragon Breath Dragon Special 06060 100}}100% 20
II III IV V VI VII Dream Eater Psychic Special 100100 100}}100% 15
II III IV V VI VII Echoed Voice Normal Special 04040 100}}100% 15
II III IV V VI VII Flame Charge Fire Physical 05050 100}}100% 20
II III IV V VI VII Flash × Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
II III IV V VI VII Frustration × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
II III IV V VI VII Hidden Power × Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
II III IV V VI VII Incinerate Fire Special 06060 100}}100% 15
II III IV V VI VII Laser Focus Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
II III IV V VI VII Mimic Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
II III IV V VI VII Mud-Slap Ground Special 02020 100}}100% 10
II III IV V VI VII Natural Gift × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 15
II III IV V VI VII Nightmare × Ghost Status 0000 100}}100% 15
II III IV V VI VII Ominous Wind × Ghost Special 06060 100}}100% 5
II III IV V VI VII Pluck Flying Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
II III IV V VI VII Psych Up Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
II III IV V VI VII Punishment × Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 5
II III IV V VI VII Return × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
II III IV V VI VII Roar Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
II III IV V VI VII Rock Smash Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 15
II III IV V VI VII Roost Flying Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
II III IV V VI VII Secret Power × Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
II III IV V VI VII Shock Wave Electric Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
II III IV V VI VII Signal Beam × Bug Special 07575 100}}100% 15
II III IV V VI VII Sky Drop × Flying Physical 06060 100}}100% 10
II III IV V VI VII Strength Normal Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
II III IV V VI VII Swagger Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 15
II III IV V VI VII Tailwind Flying Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
II III IV V VI VII Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
II III IV V VI VII Twister Dragon Special 04040 100}}100% 20
II III IV V VI VII Zap Cannon Electric Special 120120 050}}50% 5
  • A striped background indicates a generation in which the move can only be obtained via event or as a special move
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Ho-Oh
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Ho-Oh
  • × indicates a move that cannot be used in Generation VIII
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see transfer-only moves for other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Trozei!
Trozeiani250.png
Rarity: Rare
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
Body size: 4
Recruit rate: 99.9%
Friend Area: Rainbow Peak
Phrases
51%-100% HP A vivid rainbow gives me protection!
26%-50% HP How can this be? My HP is reduced halfway?
1%-25% HP It's no good... Even my rainbow has faded away...
Level up Leveled up! Let the seven colors of my rainbow blaze across the sky!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
MDP RT 250.png Body size: 4
Recruit rate: 10%
IQ group: D
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group:
Fire
Poké Assist:
(present)
Fire Assist.png
Fire
Field move:
(present)
None - field move.png
(None ×-)
Not available in the past.
Browser entry R-286
It creates many pillars of fire to attack.
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●●●●
Defense ●●●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
Rush250Body.png Walking Speed: 0.82 seconds Base HP: 60
Base Attack: 86 Base Defense: 63 Base Speed: 60
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Fire
Attack Power: ★★★★★

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Power of Five
Increases the damage dealt by matching five Pokémon.
Pokémon Shuffle
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Fire
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Power of 5+
Deals even more damage when you make a match of five.
Skill Swapper: Pyre, Nosedive
Pokémon Shuffle
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Fire
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Cross Attack+
Deals even more damage when making a + shaped match.


Pokémon GO
GO250.png Base Stamina: 214 Base Attack: 239 Base Defense: 244
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 20 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Extrasensory, Steel Wing, Hidden Power*, Incinerate*
Charged Attacks: Brave Bird, Fire Blast, Solar Beam, Earthquake

Evolution

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Unevolved
Ho-Oh
 Fire  Flying 

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II
Gold Silver Crystal
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Generation IV
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Generation V
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Generation VI
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Generation VII
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250MS8.png For other sprites and images, please see Ho-Oh images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

Origin

Ho-Oh may be based on the legend of the phoenix, specifically the Fenghuang, the immortal phoenix of China from which it derives its name. It may also be based on the Huma bird, a legendary bird that is said to never rest, living its entire life flying continuously, and resurrects itself and others in its ashes and flames; it is a symbol of fortune and friendship and will bestow happiness to anyone who simply glimpses it. Many cultures view the Phoenix and Huma as symbols of resurrection; this is seen in Ho-Oh, which was reborn rising from its ashes and had a hand in resurrecting Suicune, Raikou and Entei; additionally, this is also reflected by its Hidden Ability Regenerator.

Given its category, it may also be an embodiment of the rainbow, very likely inspired by the multicolored aspect of the Fenghuang or by the rainbow-feathered bird god Achiyalabopa. Ho-Oh could also be inspired by many other firebirds; some notable examples are the three-legged bird, Simurgh, and the Ember Bird.

Name origin

Ho-Oh and Houou are derived from 鳳凰 Hōō, Japanese for the fènghuáng (Chinese phoenix). The ou may also refer to 皇 ō (emperor) or 王 ō (king). It may also include 炎 honō (flame).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ホウオウ Houou From 鳳凰 Hōō
France Flag.png French Ho-Oh Same as English name
Spain Flag.png Spanish Ho-Oh Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Ho-Oh Same as English name
Italy Flag.png Italian Ho-Oh Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 칠색조 Chilsaeckjo From ; literally means "seven-colored bird"
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese 鳳凰 Fuhngwòhng Literally referring to the Chinese Phoenix
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 鳳王 / 凤王 Fèngwáng Literally "Phoenix king"


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