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 12′06″ (3.8 m)
Weight 438.7 lbs (199.0 kg)
Abilities 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 (base 30,720 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 Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Weather BallNormal 50 100
1WhirlwindNormal
9GustFlying 40 100
15Brave BirdFlying 120 100
23ExtrasensoryPsychic 80 100
29Sunny DayFire
37Fire BlastFire 110 85
43Sacred FireFire 100 95
50PunishmentDark 100
57Ancient PowerRock 60 100
65SafeguardNormal
71RecoverNormal
79Future SightPsychic 120 100
85Natural GiftNormal 100
93Calm MindPsychic
99Sky AttackFlying 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.
DefogFlying
Earth PowerGround 90 100
Giga DrainGrass 75 100
Heat WaveFire 95 90
Hyper VoiceNormal 90 100
Iron HeadSteel 80 100
Laser FocusNormal
Shock WaveElectric 60
Signal BeamBug 75 100
Sky AttackFlying 140 90
SnoreNormal 50 100
TailwindFlying
Zen HeadbuttPsychic 80 90

Moves learnt by TM

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

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
4Calm MindPsychic
5RoarNormal
6ToxicPoison 90
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
11Sunny DayFire
15Hyper BeamNormal 150 90
16Light ScreenPsychic
17ProtectNormal
18Rain DanceWater
19RoostFlying
20SafeguardNormal
21FrustrationNormal 100
22Solar BeamGrass 120 100
24ThunderboltElectric 90 100
25ThunderElectric 110 70
26EarthquakeGround 100 100
27ReturnNormal 100
29PsychicPsychic 90 100
30Shadow BallGhost 80 100
32Double TeamNormal
33ReflectPsychic
35FlamethrowerFire 90 100
37SandstormRock
38Fire BlastFire 110 85
40Aerial AceFlying 60
42FacadeNormal 70 100
43Flame ChargeFire 50 100
44RestPsychic
48RoundNormal 60 100
49Echoed VoiceNormal 40 100
50OverheatFire 130 90
51Steel WingSteel 70 90
57Charge BeamElectric 50 90
58Sky DropFlying 60 100
61Will-O-WispFire 85
68Giga ImpactNormal 150 90
73Thunder WaveElectric 90
76FlyFlying 90 95
77Psych UpNormal
78BulldozeGround 60 100
85Dream EaterPsychic 100 100
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
90SubstituteNormal
100ConfideNormal

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
CurseGhost Generation 2 — TM
DetectFighting Generation 2 — TM
Dragon BreathDragon 60 100 Generation 2 — TM
NightmareGhost 100 Generation 2 — TM
Zap CannonElectric 120 50 Generation 2 — TM
Double-EdgeNormal 120 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
MimicNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
SwiftNormal 60 Generation 4 — Level up
EndureNormal Generation 4 — TM
Air CutterFlying 60 95 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Mud-SlapGround 20 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Ominous WindGhost 60 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
TwisterDragon 40 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
PluckFlying 60 100 Generation 5 — TM
FlashNormal 100 Generation 6 — TM
IncinerateFire 60 100 Generation 6 — TM
Rock SmashFighting 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
StrengthNormal 80 100 Generation 6 — HM

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Weather BallNormal 50 100
1WhirlwindNormal
9GustFlying 40 100
15Brave BirdFlying 120 100
23ExtrasensoryPsychic 80 100
29Sunny DayFire
37Fire BlastFire 110 85
43Sacred FireFire 100 95
50PunishmentDark 100
57Ancient PowerRock 60 100
65SafeguardNormal
71RecoverNormal
79Future SightPsychic 120 100
85Natural GiftNormal 100
93Calm MindPsychic
99Sky AttackFlying 140 90

Egg moves

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

Moves learnt by TM

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

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
4Calm MindPsychic
5RoarNormal
6ToxicPoison 90
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
11Sunny DayFire
15Hyper BeamNormal 150 90
16Light ScreenPsychic
17ProtectNormal
18Rain DanceWater
19RoostFlying
20SafeguardNormal
21FrustrationNormal 100
22Solar BeamGrass 120 100
24ThunderboltElectric 90 100
25ThunderElectric 110 70
26EarthquakeGround 100 100
27ReturnNormal 100
29PsychicPsychic 90 100
30Shadow BallGhost 80 100
32Double TeamNormal
33ReflectPsychic
35FlamethrowerFire 90 100
37SandstormRock
38Fire BlastFire 110 85
40Aerial AceFlying 60
42FacadeNormal 70 100
43Flame ChargeFire 50 100
44RestPsychic
48RoundNormal 60 100
49Echoed VoiceNormal 40 100
50OverheatFire 130 90
51Steel WingSteel 70 90
57Charge BeamElectric 50 90
58Sky DropFlying 60 100
61Will-O-WispFire 85
68Giga ImpactNormal 150 90
73Thunder WaveElectric 90
76FlyFlying 90 95
77Psych UpNormal
78BulldozeGround 60 100
85Dream EaterPsychic 100 100
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
90SubstituteNormal
100ConfideNormal

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 Sun & Moon.
Note: Generation 1 and 2 refer to the 3DS Virtual Console titles, not the physical cartridges.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
CurseGhost Generation 2 — TM
DetectFighting Generation 2 — TM
Dragon BreathDragon 60 100 Generation 2 — TM
NightmareGhost 100 Generation 2 — TM
Zap CannonElectric 120 50 Generation 2 — TM
Double-EdgeNormal 120 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
MimicNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
SwiftNormal 60 Generation 4 — Level up
EndureNormal Generation 4 — TM
Air CutterFlying 60 95 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Mud-SlapGround 20 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Ominous WindGhost 60 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
TwisterDragon 40 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
PluckFlying 60 100 Generation 5 — TM
FlashNormal 100 Generation 6 — TM
IncinerateFire 60 100 Generation 6 — TM
Rock SmashFighting 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
StrengthNormal 80 100 Generation 6 — HM

Ho-oh sprites

Type Generation 2 Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7
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

Other languages

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

Name origin

Hōō
Chinese phoenix