Ho-oh

Ho-oh is a Fire/Flying type Pokémon introduced in Generation 2. It is known as the Rainbow Pokémon.

Pokédex data

National № 250
Type Fire Flying
Species Rainbow Pokémon
Height 3.8 m (12′06″)
Weight 199.0 kg (438.7 lbs)
Abilities 1. Pressure
Regenerator (hidden ability)
Local № 248 (Gold/Silver/Crystal)
253 (HeartGold/SoulSilver)

Training

EV yield 3 Special Defense
Catch rate 3 (0.4% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 0 (lower than normal)
Base Exp. 306
Growth Rate Slow

Breeding

Egg Groups Undiscovered
Gender Genderless
Egg cycles 120 (30,584–30,840 steps)

Base stats

HP 106
322 416
Attack 130
238 394
Defense 90
166 306
Sp. Atk 110
202 350
Sp. Def 154
281 447
Speed 90
166 306
Total 680 Min Max

The ranges shown on the right are for a level 100 Pokémon. Maximum values are based on a beneficial nature, 252 EVs, 31 IVs; minimum values are based on a hindering nature, 0 EVs, 0 IVs.

Type defenses

The effectiveness of each type on Ho-oh.

Evolution chart

Ho-oh changes

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
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.
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.
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.
Diamond
Pearl
Platinum
Its feathers are in seven colors. It is said that anyone seeing it is promised 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
White
Black 2
White 2
Its feathers are in seven colors. It is said that anyone seeing it is promised eternal happiness.
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
Alpha 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.

Moves learned by Ho-oh

Moves learnt by level up

Ho-oh learns the following moves in Pokémon Sword & Shield at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Ancient PowerRockSpecial 60 100
1GustFlyingSpecial 40 100
1Weather BallNormalSpecial 50 100
1WhirlwindNormalStatus
9Life DewWaterStatus
18SafeguardNormalStatus
27Calm MindPsychicStatus
36ExtrasensoryPsychicSpecial 80 100
45RecoverNormalStatus
54Sacred FireFirePhysical 100 95
63Sunny DayFireStatus
72Fire BlastFireSpecial 110 85
81Future SightPsychicSpecial 120 100
90Sky AttackFlyingPhysical 140 90
99Burn UpFireSpecial 130 100

Egg moves

Ho-oh does not learn any moves by breeding in Pokémon Sword & Shield.

Move Tutor moves

Ho-oh can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Sword & Shield from move tutors (details):

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Dual WingbeatFlyingPhysical 40 90
Scorching SandsGroundSpecial 70 100

Moves learnt by TM

Ho-oh is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Sword & Shield:

Moves learnt by TR

Ho-oh is compatible with these Technical Records in Pokémon Sword & Shield:

Moves learnt by level up

Ho-oh learns the following moves in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Weather BallNormalSpecial 50 100
1WhirlwindNormalStatus
9GustFlyingSpecial 40 100
15Brave BirdFlyingPhysical 120 100
23ExtrasensoryPsychicSpecial 80 100
29Sunny DayFireStatus
37Fire BlastFireSpecial 110 85
43Sacred FireFirePhysical 100 95
50PunishmentDarkPhysical 100
57Ancient PowerRockSpecial 60 100
65SafeguardNormalStatus
71RecoverNormalStatus
79Future SightPsychicSpecial 120 100
85Natural GiftNormalPhysical 100
93Calm MindPsychicStatus
99Sky AttackFlyingPhysical 140 90

Egg moves

Ho-oh does not learn any moves by breeding in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon.

Move Tutor moves

Ho-oh can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon from move tutors (details):

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
DefogFlyingStatus
Earth PowerGroundSpecial 90 100
Giga DrainGrassSpecial 75 100
Heat WaveFireSpecial 95 90
Hyper VoiceNormalSpecial 90 100
Iron HeadSteelPhysical 80 100
Laser FocusNormalStatus
Shock WaveElectricSpecial 60
Signal BeamBugSpecial 75 100
Sky AttackFlyingPhysical 140 90
SnoreNormalSpecial 50 100
TailwindFlyingStatus
Zen HeadbuttPsychicPhysical 80 90

Moves learnt by TM

Ho-oh is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon:

Transfer-only moves

Ho-oh can only learn these moves in previous generations. It must be taught the moves in the appropriate game and then transferred to Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon.
Note: Generation 1 and 2 refer to the 3DS Virtual Console titles, not the physical cartridges.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
CurseGhostStatus Generation 2 — TM
DetectFightingStatus Generation 2 — TM
Dragon BreathDragonSpecial 60 100 Generation 2 — TM
NightmareGhostStatus 100 Generation 2 — TM
Zap CannonElectricSpecial 120 50 Generation 2 — TM
Double-EdgeNormalPhysical 120 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
MimicNormalStatus Generation 3 — Move tutor
SwiftNormalSpecial 60 Generation 4 — Level up
EndureNormalStatus Generation 4 — TM
Air CutterFlyingSpecial 60 95 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Mud-SlapGroundSpecial 20 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Ominous WindGhostSpecial 60 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
TwisterDragonSpecial 40 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
PluckFlyingPhysical 60 100 Generation 5 — TM
FlashNormalStatus 100 Generation 6 — TM
IncinerateFireSpecial 60 100 Generation 6 — TM
Rock SmashFightingPhysical 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormalPhysical 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
StrengthNormalPhysical 80 100 Generation 6 — HM

Ho-oh sprites

Type Generation 2 Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7 Generation 8
Normal Ho-oh  sprite from Silver Ho-oh  sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Ho-oh  sprite from Diamond & Pearl Ho-oh  sprite from Black & White Ho-oh  sprite from X & Y
Shiny Ho-oh Shiny sprite from Silver Ho-oh Shiny sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Ho-oh Shiny sprite from Diamond & Pearl Ho-oh Shiny sprite from Black & White Ho-oh Shiny sprite from X & Y

Where to find Ho-oh

Gold
Silver
Crystal
Tin Tower
Ruby
Sapphire
Trade/migrate from another game
FireRed
LeafGreen
Emerald
Navel Rock
Diamond
Pearl
Platinum
Trade/migrate from another game
HeartGold
SoulSilver
Bell Tower
Black
White
Black 2
White 2
Trade/migrate from another game
X
Y
Trade/migrate from another game
Omega Ruby Sea Mauville
Alpha Sapphire Trade/migrate from another game
Sun
Moon
Trade/migrate from another game
Ultra Sun Ultra Space Wilds
Ultra Moon Trade/migrate from another game
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Not available in this game
Sword
Shield
Location data not yet available

Other languages

English, Spanish, Italian Ho-oh
Japanese ホウオウ (Houou)
German Ho-Oh
French Ho-Oh

Name origin

Hōō
Chinese phoenix