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What is a good moveset for Ho-oh?

3 votes

Mine is EV trained in Sp. Attack. It knows:

Sacred Fire: High power, decent accuracy, STAB, 50% chance to burn.

Earth Power: Good power high accuracy, chance to lower Sp. Def, used to deal with Electric and Rock types.

Calm Mind: Used to increase special stats.

Psychic: Good power, high accuracy, chance to lower Sp. Def.

Ho-oh Learnset

asked Jul 20, 2010 by trachy
edited Jul 1, 2011 by DarkTyphlosion
Isn't Sacred fire Physical?
Yes, if you haven't noticed this was from TWO YEARS AGO. This was not the moveset I suggest for Pokemon, just the moveset I had.

13 Answers

6 votes

Good, rounded attacks. Maybe throw in roost for recovery, or Thunder to take out Kyogre and Lugia.

answered Jul 20, 2010 by DarkTyphlosion
edited Jul 1, 2011 by DarkTyphlosion
That ho-oh me money.
so I'm not the only one who thought of that
5 votes

I think thats an excellent Ho-oh!

answered Jul 20, 2010 by Swampert
3 votes

Ho-Oh @ Fire Gem

Trait: Regenerator

EVs: 4 HP / 252 SAtk / 252 SDef

Mild Nature (+SAtk, -Def)

  • Flamethrower
  • Thunderbolt
  • Toxic
  • Sacred Fire

God, I love Ho-oh now. I swept 2 Ubers on PO with him.

answered Feb 24, 2012 by Ninja
edited Feb 24, 2012 by Ninja
Charcoal is a good item choice. It gets your Fire boosts but can be used multiple times.
My Tank-Oh swept an hole Uber team.
Regenerator is by the way not released.
1 vote

BandCharge Ho-Oh

Ho-Oh @ Choice Band
Trait: Regenerator
Adamant Nature (+ Atk, - SAtk)
EVs: 252 Atk, 240 HP, 16 SDef
- Flame Charge
- Sacred Fire
- Brave Bird
- Earthquake

Simple set. Flame Charge is used to boost Ho-Oh's twiddling Speed, as well as having huge power. Sacred Fire is used when you really need that burn, like when you are facing Zekrom. Brave Bird is more powerful STAB, and Earthquake gets good coverage. The HP EVs were altered so that he could switch into Stealth Rock twice.

answered Nov 4, 2012 by XtremeKiller
Huge power = 40 Base power??
Not really. It gets STAB.
After STAB and Band, it's 112.5. With potential sun, that's 168.75 power.
0 votes

Gen V

Ho-Oh @ Choice Scarf

Trait: Regenerator

EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 SDef

Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)

  • Sacred Fire
  • Brave Bird
  • Punishment
  • Earthquake
answered Jun 28, 2011 by trachy
0 votes


Nature: Bold
Ability: Re-generator/Pressure
Item: Leftovers
EVs: 252 Defense, 252 Hp, and 6 S.def


Calm-mind makes him a special sponge. Flamethrower is for STAB. Recover is awesome healing paired with re generator but it may be worth noting that giving him Pressure and Roost is great for eliminating some of his weaknesses. Toxic is for stalling.

answered Sep 12, 2011 by Speed freak
edited Apr 24, 2012 by Speed freak
What about sacred fire instead of flamethrower?
0 votes

Recover -Recover is used over roost for fear of a smart opponent playing something like an Earthquake when he has lost his flying typing. Restores heatlh and softens up the rest of regenerator when injured by stealth rock. I guess you could use roost if you didn't want to get X4 damage from stone edge, but I think earthquakes are a bigger threat for him if he were to lose his flying typing.

Sacred Fire-STAB fire, breaks through most everything that doesn't resist it, and sets in a bunch of burns on the opponent.

Brave Bird-Deals with Kyogre, Palkia, Reshiram, and all those other annoying guys.

Substitute/ Tailwind/ Whirlwind/Earthquake-Tailwind allows him to get past his base 90 speed issue, which can really screw you over in ubers. Earthquake offers another combat move, and is generally pretty handy, especially against things like Palkia, which double resist him, or Zekrom, who can be OHKO'd on the switch with the help of hazards. Whirlwind can allow for phazing, which is an option to pair with Substitute if you want to sacrifice a second move, and substitute allows Ho-oh to PP stall low moves like water spout on Kyogre. Be wary of thunder though. You could combine it with pressure and run it out pretty quickly, but I think his new ability will be of more use.

Suggested item: Leftovers
Suggested Nature: Adamant
Suggested ability: Regenerator

answered Jun 7, 2012 by DarkTyphlosion
0 votes

Ho-oh @ Life Orb

Trait: Regnerator
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SDef / 252 Spd
Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)

  • Flame Charge
  • Sacred Fire
  • Brave Bird
  • Earthquake / Recover / Roost
answered Jul 12, 2012 by Mewderator
Recover over roost, as roost makes Ho-Oh be able to get hit by ground moves in the next turn
And also manages to get rid of a x4 weakness and a x2 weakness that I would call a more common Uber weakness.
urm right
0 votes

Black and White 2 Ho-oh

Special Sweeper

Item : Life orb

Ability : Regenerator

EVs : 252 Satk , 252 Sdef , 4 Hp

  • Flamethrower
  • Earthquake
  • Phychic
  • Giga Drain

Flamethower for Stab and a chance to burn , Earthquake for coverage ,
Phychic cuz its a good move and Giga drain for the life orb and for Kyorge

answered Jan 13, 2013 by jacobroxz1
reshown Jan 14, 2013 by Ninja
0 votes

Ho-Oh @ Leftovers/Life Orb

Trait: Regenerator

EV's: 248 HP/176 Atk/84 SpD

Nature: Adamant


  • Sacred Fire
  • Brave Bird
  • Substitute/Earthquake
  • Roost
answered Apr 29, 2013 by Poke Joe
edited Apr 29, 2013 by Pokemaster
0 votes

Item: Focus Sash
Ability: Pressure
Nature: Quiet
Safeguard-To protect the team from status problems
Recover-To keep Ho-Oh from fainting
Fire Blast-A good STAB, and good for burning the target
Sacred Fire-A good STAB and for burn. It is a priority move for Ho-Oh to have

This Pokemon's moveset is made specially for defense.

answered May 11, 2013 by Enderdragon
0 votes

Tailwind Sweeper
Ho-Oh @ Life Orb
Ability: Regenerator
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spd
Adamant Nature
- Brave Bird
- Sacred Fire
- Tailwind
- Roost/Earthquake

answered Dec 27, 2013 by Dudeicolo
0 votes

Ho-Oh@Life Orb
Ev's: 252 Sp.Def/ 252 Attack/ 4 Hp
-Sacred Fire
-Brave Bird
-Iron Head

answered Jan 16, 2014 by jy161