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Type
Fire/Flying  
Species Rainbow Pokémon
Abilities Pressure
Regenerator (Dream World)
Pokédex
None ← 250 → None
Kanto N/A Johto N/A
Hoenn N/A Sinnoh N/A
Unova N/A Kalos N/A
Evolves From None
Evolves Into None
'Ho-Oh'
250
(ホウオウ Houou)
250Ho-Oh
[[Generation 1]]
Evolutionary Line
No evolution line
Gender
Genderless
Weight Height
Pokédex Color Egg Group
<font color=Red>Red</font>
Body Style Footprint
F250
Cry

Ho-Oh (Japanese: ホウオウ "Houou") is a Fire/Flying-type Legendary Pokémon introduced in Generation II. It was the Legendary Pokémon mascot of Pokémon Gold Version, and it appeared again in the game's remake, Pokémon HeartGold Version. When you catch Ho-Oh in the Tin Tower(Gold)/Bell Tower(HeartGold), it will be holding the Sacred Ash item. In HeartGold/SoulSilver, even if the player defeats it, it will re-appear after the player beats the Elite Four.

Anime

Ho-oh appears in the Episode 1 in Pokémon Indigo League when Ash sets out on his journey he sees Ho-oh flying
200px-Ho-Oh Adventures

In Manga

Old ho-oh
in the sky. Ash then sees it again in the episode " Gotta Catch Ya Later! " where it's flying towards the Hoenn region. It also makes an appearance on a painting in the episode "A Ghost Of A Chance", which is also the first episode where Ho-oh is mentioned by name.

Biological characteristics

Ho-Oh, like its lesser counterpart Moltres, is based on the legendary Phoenix, a creature of Greek Mythology also known as the Firebird. Many cultures worldwide hold the Phoenix as a symbol of Longevity, Resurrection, and Reincarnation. Thus, Ho-Oh epitomizes this belief, as it was reborn rising from its own ashes. 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. It is believed that through its unique abilities, this mighty Pokémon created the Legendary Beasts of the Johto Region out of a Jolteon, a Flareon, and Vaporeon respectively. However, it is unknown whether this is actually true.

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

Power and 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.

In the anime

Ho-Oh in the ainme

Ho-Oh in the anime

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 is then seen in Gotta Catch Ya Later!.

Game info

Game locations

Ho-Oh Locations
Version(s) Location Rarity
Gold/Silver Tin Tower (requires Rainbow Wing) 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 One
Black/White Trade None


Side game locations

Ho-Oh Locations
Game(s) Location
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
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.
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.
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.
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Learnset

Generation II

By Level Up
By Level Up
Level Move Type Pwr. Acc. PP
Start Sacred Fire Fire 100 95% 5
11 Safeguard Normal —% 25
22 Gust Flying 40 100% 35
33 Recover Normal —% 20
44 Fire Blast Fire 120 85% 5
55 Sunny Day Fire —% 5
66 Swift Normal 60 —% 20
77 Whirlwind Normal 100% 20
88 AncientPower Rock 60 100% 5
99 Future Sight Psychic 80 90% 15
*Bold indicates a move which receives STAB
By TM/HM
By TM/HM
# Move Type Pwr. Acc. PP
TM03 Curse ??? —% 10
TM05 Roar Normal 100% 20
TM06 Toxic Poison 85% 10
TM07 Zap Cannon Electric 100 50% 5
TM08 Rock Smash Fighting 20 100% 15
TM09 Psych Up Normal —% 10
TM10 Hidden Power Normal 100% 15
TM11 Sunny Day Fire —% 5
TM13 Snore Normal 40 100% 15
TM15 Hyper Beam Normal 150 90% 5
TM17 Protect Normal —% 10
TM18 Rain Dance Water —% 5
TM19 Giga Drain Grass 60 100% 5
TM20 Endure Normal —% 10
TM21 Frustration Normal 100% 20
TM22 SolarBeam Grass 120 100% 10
TM24 DragonBreath Dragon 60 100% 20
TM25 Thunder Electric 120 70% 10
TM26 Earthquake Ground 100 100% 10
TM27 Return Normal 100% 20
TM29 Psychic Psychic 90 100% 10
TM30 Shadow Ball Ghost 80 100% 15
TM31 Mud-Slap Ground 20 100% 10
TM32 Double Team Normal —% 15
TM34 Swagger Normal 90% 15
TM35 Sleep Talk Normal —% 10
TM37 Sandstorm Rock —% 10
TM38 Fire Blast Fire 120 85% 5
TM39 Swift Normal 60 —% 20
TM42 Dream Eater Psychic 100 100% 15
TM43 Detect Fighting —% 5
TM44 Rest Psychic —% 10
TM47 Steel Wing Steel 70 90% 25
TM50 Nightmare Ghost 100% 15
HM02 Fly Flying 70 95% 15
HM04 Strength Normal 80 100% 15
HM05 Flash Normal 70% 20
*Bold indicates a move which receives STAB

Generation IV

By Level Up
By Level Up
Level Move Type Cat. Pwr. Acc. PP Contest Appeal
Start Weather Ball(HGSS) Normal Special 50 100% 10 Smart 2 ♥♥
Start Whirlwind Normal Status 100% 10 Smart 0
9 Safeguard(DPPt) Normal Status —% 25 Beauty 2 ♥♥
9 Gust(HGSS) Flying Special 40 100% 35 Smart 3 ♥♥♥
15 Gust(DPPt) Flying Special 40 100% 35 Smart 3 ♥♥♥
15 Brave Bird(HGSS) Flying Physical 120 100% 15 Cute 2 ♥♥
23 Recover(DPPt) Normal Status —% 10 Smart 0
23 Extrasensory(HGSS) Psychic Special 80 100% 30 Cool 2 ♥♥
29 Fire Blast(DPPt) Fire Special 120 85% 5 Beauty 2 ♥♥
29 Sunny Day(HGSS) Fire Status —% 5 Beauty 2 ♥♥
37 Sunny Day(DPPt) Fire Status —% 5 Beauty 2 ♥♥
37 Fire Blast(HGSS) Fire Special 120 85% 5 Beauty 2 ♥♥
43 Swift(DPPt) Normal Special 60 —% 20 Cool 2 ♥♥
43 Sacred Fire(HGSS) Fire Physical 100 95% 5 Beauty 2 ♥♥
50 Punishment(HGSS) Dark Physical 100% 5 Smart 1
51 Natural Gift(DPPt) Normal Physical 100% 15 Cool 2 ♥♥
57 AncientPower Rock Special 60 100% 5 Tough 2 ♥♥
65 Extrasensory(DPPt) Psychic Special 80 100% 30 Cool 2 ♥♥
65 Safeguard(HGSS) Normal Status —% 25 Beauty 2 ♥♥
71 Punishment(DPPt) Dark Physical 100% 5 Smart 1
71 Recover(HGSS) Normal Status —% 10 Smart 0
79 Future Sight Psychic Special 80 90% 15 Smart 2 ♥♥
85 Sacred Fire(DPPt) Fire Physical 100 95% 5 Beauty 2 ♥♥
85 Natural Gift(HGSS) Normal Physical 100% 15 Cool 2 ♥♥
93 Calm Mind Psychic Status —% 20 Smart 0
99 Sky Attack Flying Physical 140 90% 5 Cool 1
*Bold indicates a move which receives STAB
By TM/HM
By TM/HM
# Move Type Cat. Pwr. Acc. PP Contest Appeal
TM04 Calm Mind Psychic Status —% 20 Smart 0
TM05 Roar Normal Status 100% 20 Cool 2 ♥♥
TM06 Toxic Poison Status 85% 10 Smart 2 ♥♥
TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 100% 15 Smart 1
TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status —% 5 Beauty 2 ♥♥
TM15 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150 90% 5 Cool 2 ♥♥
TM16 Light Screen Psychic Status —% 30 Beauty 2 ♥♥
TM17 Protect Normal Status —% 10 Cute 0
TM18 Rain Dance Water Status —% 5 Tough 2 ♥♥
TM19 Giga Drain Grass Special 60 100% 10 Smart 1
TM20 Safeguard Normal Status —% 25 Beauty 2 ♥♥
TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 100% 20 Cute 2 ♥♥
TM22 SolarBeam Grass Special 120 100% 10 Cool 1
TM24 Thunderbolt Electric Special 95 100% 15 Cool 2 ♥♥
TM25 Thunder Electric Special 120 70% 10 Cool 2 ♥♥
TM26 Earthquake Ground Physical 100 100% 10 Tough 2 ♥♥
TM27 Return Normal Physical 100% 20 Cute 2 ♥♥
TM29 Psychic Psychic Special 90 100% 10 Smart 2 ♥♥
TM30 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 80 100% 15 Smart 2 ♥♥
TM32 Double Team Normal Status —% 15 Cool 2 ♥♥
TM33 Reflect Psychic Status —% 20 Smart 2 ♥♥
TM34 Shock Wave Electric Special 60 —% 20 Cool 2 ♥♥
TM35 Flamethrower Fire Special 95 100% 15 Beauty 2 ♥♥
TM37 Sandstorm Rock Status —% 10 Tough 2 ♥♥
TM38 Fire Blast Fire Special 120 85% 5 Beauty 2 ♥♥
TM40 Aerial Ace Flying Physical 60 —% 20 Cool 2 ♥♥
TM42 Facade Normal Physical 70 100% 20 Cute 2 ♥♥
TM43 Secret Power Normal Physical 70 100% 20 Smart 2 ♥♥
TM44 Rest Psychic Status —% 10 Cute 0
TM47 Steel Wing Steel Physical 70 90% 25 Cool 3 ♥♥♥
TM50 Overheat Fire Special 140 90% 5 Beauty 2 ♥♥
TM51 Roost Flying Status —% 10 Cool 0
TM57 Charge Beam Electric Special 50 90% 10 Beauty 2 ♥♥
TM58 Endure Normal Status —% 10 Tough 2 ♥♥
TM61 Will-O-Wisp Fire Status 75% 15 Beauty 2 ♥♥
TM68 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150 90% 5 Beauty 2 ♥♥
TM70 Flash Normal Status 100% 20 Beauty 2 ♥♥
TM73 Thunder Wave Electric Status 100% 10 Cool 2 ♥♥
TM77 Psych Up Normal Status —% 10 Smart 0
TM82 Sleep Talk Normal Status —% 10 Cute 3 ♥♥♥
TM83 Natural Gift Normal Physical 100% 15 Cool 2 ♥♥
TM85 Dream Eater Psychic Special 100 100% 15 Smart 1
TM87 Swagger Normal Status 90% 15 Cute 2 ♥♥
TM88 Pluck Flying Physical 60 100% 20 Cute 2 ♥♥
TM90 Substitute Normal Status —% 10 Smart 1
HM02 Fly Flying Physical 95 90% 15 Smart 1
HM04 Strength Normal Physical 80 100% 15 Tough 3 ♥♥♥
HM05 Defog Flying Status —% 15 Beauty 2 ♥♥
HM06 Rock Smash Fighting Physical 40 100% 15 Tough 2 ♥♥
*Bold indicates a move which receives STAB

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".

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.
  • 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). All together, there is 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 has not been a featured Pokémon in any movie yet; however, it has made cameo appearances in many.
    • It's Trio, Entei, Raikou, and Suicune, have.
  • 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 Template:WP.
  • A Shiny Ho-Oh has orange feathers and silver trim, such as its beak. A Shiny Ho-Oh kidnapped Silver and the other kids on the Mask of Ice's orders.
  • It is possible that Lugia and Ho-oh are references from the book of Genesis. With Lugia being the 40 day storm(being able to create a 40 day storm with the flap of it wings) and Ho-oh being the rainbow after the storm.
  • It's cry is similar to Parasect

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