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Pokémon Go Ho-Oh - moveset, strengths, and weaknesses

Pokémon Go's Ho-Oh is one powerful legendary you’re going to want to catch, but it’s not easy. Our guide outlines strengths, weaknesses, and the best moveset.

Pokemon Go's Ho-oh flying in front of a camper van

To catch ‘em all in Pokémon Go is quite the impossible feat (seriously, you can’t), but if you’re looking to catch Pokémon Go’s Ho-Oh, well, we can help with that. Ho-Oh is a legendary fire and flying Pokémon, reborn from its ashes and holds fast as a powerful raid boss. Luckily, we’ve put together a guide detailing everything you need to know about Ho-Oh from strengths to weaknesses, to raid schedule, to moveset, all in the hopes of preparing you as best we can to lock Ho-Oh down.

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How do I encounter Pokémon Go’s Ho-Oh?

While you could once secure Pokémon Go’s Ho-Oh from a research breakthrough, the only possible way to catch one now is during a five-star raid. Keep on scrolling to see when those raids are.

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What is the Pokémon Go Ho-Oh raid schedule?

Pokémon Go’s Ho-Oh last appeared in five-star raids from March 8, 2023, to March 21, 2023. It was also the focus of two spotlight raid hours on March 8, 2023, and March 15, 2023, respectively from 18:00 until 19:00 pm local time. Ho-Oh has a 1:30 chance of being shiny in these raids. We’ll update this guide when Ho-Oh is set to come back to raids.

What are Pokémon Go Ho-Oh’s weaknesses?

Pokémon Go’s Ho-Oh is legendary and therefore cannot be caught easily. But there’s hope. Much like any other Pokémon, it still has its weaknesses (as well as strengths, but we’ll get to those in a minute).

Pokémon Go’s Ho-Oh’s weaknesses are:

So, when choosing which Pokémon to bring into battle, you might want to look at some of the following to truly take advantage of Ho-Oh’s weak spots:

  • Rampardos
  • Tyrantrum
  • Rhyperior
  • Terrakion
  • Gigalith
  • Aerodactyl
  • Aggron
  • Omastar

What are Pokémon Go Ho-Oh’s strengths?

Ho-Oh is a dual-type Pokémon utilizing fire and flying attacks which makes it resistant to quite a wide range of other types.

Ho-Oh is resistant to:

Pokémon Go's Ho-Oh flying through the sky next to the game's logo

What is Pokémon Go Ho-Oh’s best moveset?

Ho-Oh has an abundance of moves to choose from. With such a choice, it can be a little overwhelming, but here’s what we suggest for consideration when heading into battle.

For a fast attack, Ho-Oh’s incinerate is an excellent option. If you don’t fancy playing with fire, then extrasensory is also a great choice. When it comes to Ho-Oh’s charged moves, in combination with incinerate, brave bird is a prime pairing. Of course, you can’t go far wrong with also considering fire blast, earthquake, or sacred fire.

So, there you have it, there’s everything you need to know about Pokémon Go’s Ho-Oh. If you’re looking to expand your knowledge even further for successful takedowns, we’ve got a flying Pokémon weakness guide as well as a fire Pokémon weakness guide.

We can also help you beat other types with our dark Pokémon weakness, steel Pokémon weakness, ground Pokémon weakness, water Pokémon weakness, dragon Pokémon weakness, psychic Pokémon weakness, and ghost Pokémon weakness guides. When it’s time to fight, you want to be the very best, right?