Essentials

Ho-Oh

The Rainbow Pokémon

Ho-Oh

Fire Flying

Abilities

Pressure

Increases the PP cost of moves targetting the Pokémon by one.

Hidden Ability

Regenerator

Heals for 1/3 max HP upon switching out.

Damage Taken

  • Bug ¼
  • Dark 1
  • Dragon 1
  • Electric 2
  • Fairy ½
  • Fighting ½
  • Fire ½
  • Flying 1
  • Ghost 1
  • Grass ¼
  • Ground 0
  • Ice 1
  • Normal 1
  • Poison 1
  • Psychic 1
  • Rock 4
  • Steel ½
  • Water 2

Pokédex Numbers

Introduced in
Generation 2
National
250
Original Johto
248 Gold, Silver, Crystal
Updated Johto
253 HeartGold, SoulSilver

Names

Japanese
ホウオウ (houou)
Official roomaji
Houou
Korean
칠색조
Chinese
鳳王
French
Ho-Oh
German
Ho-Oh
Spanish
Ho-Oh
Italian
Ho-Oh

Breeding

Gender
genderless Search:
Egg groups
  • Undiscovered
Hatch counter
120 Search:
Steps to hatch
30855 / 15555

Compatibility

Ho-Oh cannot breed.

Training

Base EXP
306 Search:
Effort points
  • 3 Special Defense
Capture rate
3 Search:
Base happiness
0 Search:
Growth rate
slow Search:

Wild held items

Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald 100% Sacred Ash Sacred Ash
FireRed, LeafGreen, Colosseum, XD nothing
Generation 4 100% Sacred Ash Sacred Ash
Generation 5 100% Sacred Ash Sacred Ash
Generation 6 100% Sacred Ash Sacred Ash

Evolution

Baby Basic Stage 1 Stage 2
Ho-Oh

Stats

Pctile Min IVs Max IVs
HP
106
93.7 385 416
Attack
130
94.0 328 359
Defense
90
75.8 248 279
Special Attack
110
87.8 288 319
Special Defense
154
99.4 376 407
Speed
90
75.6 248 279
Total
680
98.1

HeartGold, SoulSilver Pokéathlon Performance

★ Minimum; ✯ Base; ☆ Maximum

Speed
★✯✯✯
Power
★✯✯☆
Skill
★★✯✯☆
Stamina
★✯✯☆
Jump
★★★★★
Total
10/19/22

Flavor

Flavor Text

Generation 5
Black, White, Black 2, White 2

Its feathers are in seven colors. It is said that anyone seeing it is promised eternal happiness.

Generation 6
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.

Sprites

Ho-Oh Ho-Oh Ho-Oh Ho-Oh

Miscellany

Species
Rainbow Search:
Color
Red Search:
Cry
Habitat FireRed, LeafGreen
rare Search:
Footprint
Ho-Oh
Shape
Alar Search:

Height

Trainer dude

Ho-Oh
38

12'5.6"
3.8 m

Weight

Trainer dudette

Ho-Oh
1990

438.7 lb
199.0 kg

Locations

Pal Park

Area
Mountain
Score
90
Rate
3

Moves

Fire and Flying moves get STAB, and have their type highlighted in green.

Physical moves better suit Ho-Oh's higher Attack, and have their class highlighted in green.

Generation 2 Generation 3 Diamond, Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold, SoulSilver Generation 5 Generation 6 Move Type Class PP Power Acc Pri Effect
Level up: Learned when a Pokémon reaches a certain level.
Sacred Fire Fire physical 5 100 95%

Has a 50% chance to burn the target. Lets frozen Pokémon thaw themselves.

Whirlwind Normal status 20 -6

Immediately ends wild battles. Forces trainers to switch Pokémon.

11 11 9 Safeguard Normal status 25

Protects the user's field from major status ailments and confusion for five turns.

Weather Ball Normal special 10 50 100%

If there be weather, this move has doubled power and the weather's type.

22 22 15 9 9 9 Gust Flying special 35 40 100%

Inflicts regular damage and can hit Pokémon in the air.

33 33 23 Recover Normal status 10

Heals the user by half its max HP.

44 44 29 Fire Blast Fire special 5 110 85%

Has a 10% chance to burn the target.

15 15 15 Brave Bird Flying physical 15 120 100%

User receives 1/3 the damage inflicted in recoil.

23 23 23 Extrasensory Psychic special 20 80 100%

Has a 10% chance to make the target flinch.

55 55 37 29 29 29 Sunny Day Fire status 5

Changes the weather to sunny for five turns.

66 66 43 Swift Normal special 20 60

Never misses.

77 Whirlwind Normal status 20 -6

Immediately ends wild battles. Forces trainers to switch Pokémon.

51 Natural Gift Normal physical 15 * 100%

Power and type depend on the held berry.

37 37 37 Fire Blast Fire special 5 110 85%

Has a 10% chance to burn the target.

77 43 43 43 Sacred Fire Fire physical 5 100 95%

Has a 50% chance to burn the target. Lets frozen Pokémon thaw themselves.

50 50 50 Punishment Dark physical 5 * 100%

Power increases against targets with more raised stats, up to a maximum of 200.

88 88 57 57 57 57 Ancient Power Rock special 5 60 100%

Has a 10% chance to raise all of the user's stats by one stage.

65 Extrasensory Psychic special 20 80 100%

Has a 10% chance to make the target flinch.

71 Punishment Dark physical 5 * 100%

Power increases against targets with more raised stats, up to a maximum of 200.

65 65 65 Safeguard Normal status 25

Protects the user's field from major status ailments and confusion for five turns.

71 71 71 Recover Normal status 10

Heals the user by half its max HP.

99 99 79 79 79 79 Future Sight Psychic special 10 120 100%

Hits the target two turns later.

85 Sacred Fire Fire physical 5 100 95%

Has a 50% chance to burn the target. Lets frozen Pokémon thaw themselves.

85 85 85 Natural Gift Normal physical 15 * 100%

Power and type depend on the held berry.

93 93 93 93 Calm Mind Psychic status 20

Raises the user's Special Attack and Special Defense by one stage.

99 99 99 99 Sky Attack Flying physical 5 140 90%

User charges for one turn before attacking. Has a 30% chance to make the target flinch.

Generation 2 Generation 3 Diamond, Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold, SoulSilver Generation 5 Generation 6 Move Type Class PP Power Acc Pri Effect
Tutor: Can be taught at any time by an NPC.
Crystal Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Air Cutter Flying special 25 60 95%

Has an increased chance for a critical hit.

Crystal Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Ancient Power Rock special 5 60 100%

Has a 10% chance to raise all of the user's stats by one stage.

Crystal Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Double-Edge Normal physical 15 120 100%

User receives 1/3 the damage inflicted in recoil.

Crystal Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Dream Eater Psychic special 15 100 100%

Only works on sleeping Pokémon. Drains half the damage inflicted to heal the user.

Crystal Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Earth Power Ground special 10 90 100%

Has a 10% chance to lower the target's Special Defense by one stage.

Crystal Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Endure Normal status 10 4

Prevents the user's HP from lowering below 1 this turn.

Crystal Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Flamethrower Fire special 15 90 100%

Has a 10% chance to burn the target.

Crystal Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Giga Drain Grass special 10 75 100%

Drains half the damage inflicted to heal the user.

Crystal Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Heat Wave Fire special 10 95 90%

Has a 10% chance to burn the target.

Crystal Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Hyper Voice Normal special 10 90 100%

Inflicts regular damage with no additional effect.

Crystal Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Iron Head Steel physical 15 80 100%

Has a 30% chance to make the target flinch.

Crystal Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Mimic Normal status 10

Copies the target's last used move.

Crystal Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Mud-Slap Ground special 10 20 100%

Has a 100% chance to lower the target's accuracy by one stage.

Crystal Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Nightmare Ghost status 15 100%

Target loses 1/4 its max HP every turn as long as it's asleep.

Crystal Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Ominous Wind Ghost special 5 60 100%

Has a 10% chance to raise all of the user's stats by one stage.

Crystal Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Psych Up Normal status 10

Discards the user's stat changes and copies the target's.

Crystal Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Roost Flying status 10

Heals the user by half its max HP.

Crystal Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Signal Beam Bug special 15 75 100%

Has a 10% chance to confuse the target.

Crystal Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Sky Attack Flying physical 5 140 90%

User charges for one turn before attacking. Has a 30% chance to make the target flinch.

Crystal Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Sleep Talk Normal status 10

Randomly uses one of the user's other three moves. Only works if the user is sleeping.

Crystal Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Snore Normal special 15 50 100%

Has a 30% chance to make the target flinch. Only works if the user is sleeping.

Crystal Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Substitute Normal status 10

Transfers 1/4 of the user's max HP into a doll, protecting the user from further damage or status changes until it breaks.

Crystal Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Swagger Normal status 15 90%

Raises the target's Attack by two stages and confuses the target.

Crystal Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Swift Normal special 20 60

Never misses.

Crystal Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Tailwind Flying status 15

For three turns, friendly Pokémon have doubled Speed.

Crystal Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Thunder Wave Electric status 20 100%

Paralyzes the target.

Crystal Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Thunderbolt Electric special 15 90 100%

Has a 10% chance to paralyze the target.

Crystal Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Twister Dragon special 20 40 100%

Has a 20% chance to make the target flinch.

Crystal Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Zen Headbutt Psychic physical 15 80 90%

Has a 20% chance to make the target flinch.

Generation 2 Generation 3 Diamond, Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold, SoulSilver Generation 5 Generation 6 Move Type Class PP Power Acc Pri Effect
Machine: Can be taught at any time by using a TM or HM.
04 04 04 04 04 Calm Mind Psychic status 20

Raises the user's Special Attack and Special Defense by one stage.

03 Curse Ghost status 10

Ghosts pay half their max HP to hurt the target every turn. Others decrease Speed but raise Attack and Defense.

05 05 05 05 05 05 Roar Normal status 20 -6

Immediately ends wild battles. Forces trainers to switch Pokémon.

06 06 06 06 06 06 Toxic Poison status 10 90%

Badly poisons the target, inflicting more damage every turn.

07 Zap Cannon Electric special 5 120 50%

Has a 100% chance to paralyze the target.

08 Rock Smash Fighting physical 15 40 100%

Has a 50% chance to lower the target's Defense by one stage.

09 Psych Up Normal status 10

Discards the user's stat changes and copies the target's.

10 10 10 10 10 10 Hidden Power Normal special 15 60 100%

Power and type depend upon user's IVs. Power can range from 30 to 70.

11 11 11 11 11 11 Sunny Day Fire status 5

Changes the weather to sunny for five turns.

13 Snore Normal special 15 50 100%

Has a 30% chance to make the target flinch. Only works if the user is sleeping.

15 15 15 15 15 15 Hyper Beam Normal special 5 150 90%

User foregoes its next turn to recharge.

16 16 16 16 16 Light Screen Psychic status 30

Reduces damage from special attacks by 50% for five turns.

17 17 17 17 17 17 Protect Normal status 10 4

Prevents any moves from hitting the user this turn.

18 18 18 18 18 18 Rain Dance Water status 5

Changes the weather to rain for five turns.

19 Roost Flying status 10

Heals the user by half its max HP.

19 19 19 19 Giga Drain Grass special 10 75 100%

Drains half the damage inflicted to heal the user.

20 20 20 20 20 Safeguard Normal status 25

Protects the user's field from major status ailments and confusion for five turns.

20 Endure Normal status 10 4

Prevents the user's HP from lowering below 1 this turn.

21 21 21 21 21 21 Frustration Normal physical 20 * 100%

Power increases as happiness decreases, up to a maximum of 102.

22 22 22 22 22 22 Solar Beam Grass special 10 120 100%

Requires a turn to charge before attacking.

24 24 24 24 24 Thunderbolt Electric special 15 90 100%

Has a 10% chance to paralyze the target.

24 Dragon Breath Dragon special 20 60 100%

Has a 30% chance to paralyze the target.

25 25 25 25 25 25 Thunder Electric special 10 110 70%

Has a 30% chance to paralyze the target.

26 26 26 26 26 26 Earthquake Ground physical 10 100 100%

Inflicts regular damage and can hit Dig users.

27 27 27 27 27 27 Return Normal physical 20 * 100%

Power increases with happiness, up to a maximum of 102.

29 29 29 29 29 29 Psychic Psychic special 10 90 100%

Has a 10% chance to lower the target's Special Defense by one stage.

30 30 30 30 30 30 Shadow Ball Ghost special 15 80 100%

Has a 20% chance to lower the target's Special Defense by one stage.

31 Mud-Slap Ground special 10 20 100%

Has a 100% chance to lower the target's accuracy by one stage.

32 32 32 32 32 32 Double Team Normal status 15

Raises the user's evasion by one stage.

34 Swagger Normal status 15 90%

Raises the target's Attack by two stages and confuses the target.

35 Sleep Talk Normal status 10

Randomly uses one of the user's other three moves. Only works if the user is sleeping.

33 33 33 33 33 Reflect Psychic status 20

Reduces damage from physical attacks by half.

34 34 34 Shock Wave Electric special 20 60

Never misses.

35 35 35 35 35 Flamethrower Fire special 15 90 100%

Has a 10% chance to burn the target.

37 37 37 37 37 37 Sandstorm Rock status 10

Changes the weather to a sandstorm for five turns.

38 38 38 38 38 38 Fire Blast Fire special 5 110 85%

Has a 10% chance to burn the target.

40 40 40 40 40 Aerial Ace Flying physical 20 60

Never misses.

42 42 42 42 42 Facade Normal physical 20 70 100%

Power doubles if user is burned, paralyzed, or poisoned.

43 43 Flame Charge Fire physical 20 50 100%

Inflicts regular damage. Raises the user's Speed by one stage.

43 43 43 Secret Power Normal physical 20 70 100%

Has a 30% chance to inflict a status effect which depends upon the terrain.

39 Swift Normal special 20 60

Never misses.

42 Dream Eater Psychic special 15 100 100%

Only works on sleeping Pokémon. Drains half the damage inflicted to heal the user.

43 Detect Fighting status 5 4

Prevents any moves from hitting the user this turn.

44 44 44 44 44 44 Rest Psychic status 10

User sleeps for two turns, completely healing itself.

48 48 Round Normal special 15 60 100%

Has double power if it's used more than once per turn.

49 49 Echoed Voice Normal special 15 40 100%

Power increases by 100% for each consecutive use by any friendly Pokémon, to a maximum of 200.

47 47 47 47 Steel Wing Steel physical 25 70 90%

Has a 10% chance to raise the user's Defense by one stage.

50 50 50 50 50 Overheat Fire special 5 130 90%

Lowers the user's Special Attack by two stages after inflicting damage.

51 Steel Wing Steel physical 25 70 90%

Has a 10% chance to raise the user's Defense by one stage.

51 51 Roost Flying status 10

Heals the user by half its max HP.

57 57 57 57 Charge Beam Electric special 10 50 90%

Has a 70% chance to raise the user's Special Attack by one stage.

58 58 Sky Drop Flying physical 10 60 100%

Carries the target high into the air, dodging all attacks against either, and drops it next turn.

59 59 Incinerate Fire special 15 60 100%

Destroys the target's held berry.

58 58 Endure Normal status 10 4

Prevents the user's HP from lowering below 1 this turn.

61 61 61 61 Will-O-Wisp Fire status 15 85%

Burns the target.

68 68 68 68 Giga Impact Normal physical 5 150 90%

User foregoes its next turn to recharge.

70 70 70 70 Flash Normal status 20 100%

Lowers the target's accuracy by one stage.

73 73 73 73 Thunder Wave Electric status 20 100%

Paralyzes the target.

77 77 77 77 Psych Up Normal status 10

Discards the user's stat changes and copies the target's.

82 82 Sleep Talk Normal status 10

Randomly uses one of the user's other three moves. Only works if the user is sleeping.

83 83 Natural Gift Normal physical 15 * 100%

Power and type depend on the held berry.

78 78 Bulldoze Ground physical 20 60 100%

Has a 100% chance to lower the target's Speed by one stage.

50 Nightmare Ghost status 15 100%

Target loses 1/4 its max HP every turn as long as it's asleep.

85 85 85 85 Dream Eater Psychic special 15 100 100%

Only works on sleeping Pokémon. Drains half the damage inflicted to heal the user.

87 87 87 87 Swagger Normal status 15 90%

Raises the target's Attack by two stages and confuses the target.

88 Sleep Talk Normal status 10

Randomly uses one of the user's other three moves. Only works if the user is sleeping.

88 88 88 Pluck Flying physical 20 60 100%

If target has a berry, inflicts double damage and uses the berry.

90 90 90 90 Substitute Normal status 10

Transfers 1/4 of the user's max HP into a doll, protecting the user from further damage or status changes until it breaks.

94 94 Rock Smash Fighting physical 15 40 100%

Has a 50% chance to lower the target's Defense by one stage.

100 Confide Normal status 20

Lowers the target's Special Attack by one stage.

H2 H2 H2 H2 H2 H2 Fly Flying physical 15 90 95%

User flies high into the air, dodging all attacks, and hits next turn.

H4 H4 H4 H4 H4 H4 Strength Normal physical 15 80 100%

Inflicts regular damage with no additional effect.

H5 Defog Flying status 15

Lowers the target's evasion by one stage. Removes field effects from the enemy field.

H5 H5 Flash Normal status 20 100%

Lowers the target's accuracy by one stage.

H6 H6 H6 Rock Smash Fighting physical 15 40 100%

Has a 50% chance to lower the target's Defense by one stage.

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