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Caught CP Range:2119 -2207

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Ho-Oh Raid Guide

December 20, 2019 - Jace
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Ho-Oh Raid Guide
Ho-Oh– The Rainbow PokΓ©mon.

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Ho-Oh is a strong bulky Fire and Flying type attacker, with a handful of interesting niches as a Raid Attacker.  Generally outclassed by other Pokemon with better movesets. It’s shiny form is released.

Ho-Oh is weak to : Rock(x2), Water, Electric Damage.

Generally speaking, the best counters for it are:
Rampardos, Terrakion, and Tyranitar.

Ho-Oh can be beaten by 2 players in optimal weather, with max friendship and perfect level 40 counters or by 4 unfriended players using level 20 counters from this guide. When caught, Ho_Oh will be between 2119 and 2207 cp without a weather boost. In Clear weather, Ho_Oh will be between 2649 and 2759 when caught.

Release History:

  • 11/27/2017 for 4 days
  • 12/1/2017 for 7 days
  • 12/8/2017 for 6 days
  • 5/19/2018 for 5 days
  • 12/20/2019 for 4 days

Ho-Oh In the Meta

Raid Meta – Extrasensory/ HP Fire + Fire Blast

Fire Blast is unfotunate since both Overheat and Flamethrower are more useful. The real killer is the lack of a STAB fast move (aside from Hidden Power Fire). If you do roll lucky and get Hidden Power Fire, Ho-Oh still isn’t topping any charts, and is in general slightly worse as a tanky Fire-Type attacker than Heatran.
[#table id=Rank_Fire/]

Raid Meta – Extrasensory + Brave Bird

This moveset is pretty good against Fighting-Type Pokemon, but strictly outclassed by Lugia after Sky Attack got buffed.
[#table id=Rank_Flying/]

Movesets

  • Fire Blast:

    • Second hardest moveset, boosted in common Sunny.
    • Water-Types are hit for πŸ›‘οΈ Resistance
    • Rock-Types are hit for πŸ›‘οΈ Resistance
  • Solar Beam:

    • Hardest Moveset due to covering two of it’s weaknesses, and boosted in the common Sunny. See misc analysis at end for more information.
    • Water-Types are hit for πŸ’₯ Weakness
    • Rock-Types are hit for πŸ’₯ Weakness
  • Brave Bird:

    • Easiest Moveset by a mile. You can mindlessly use Rock-Type attackers.
    • Rock-Types are hit for πŸ›‘οΈ Resistance
    • Electric-Types are hit for πŸ›‘οΈ Resistance

Note: Hidden Power is one of Ho-Ohs fast moves. While it is a random type for the player, in Raids it will always be Fighting-Type.

Top Raid Counters

Rampardos

Best Moveset: Smack Down / Rock Slide

  • βš”οΈ Raw Damage: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • πŸ›‘οΈ Survival/Bulk: β­β­β­β˜†β˜†
  • πŸ“‰ Consistency: β­β­β˜†β˜†β˜†
  • 🌐 Accessibility: β­β˜†β˜†β˜†β˜†

Rampardos is very difficult to acquire being fairly new and only having been featured briefly in one quest as Cranidos. its the highest DPS Rock Type. This family hatches from 10K eggs.

-Best Matchup: Hidden Power / Brave Bird
-Worst Matchup: Extrasensory / Solar Beam
-Resists: Fire, Flying
-Weak: Grass, Steel
-With Level 35 Rampardos you need 2 players.

Terrakion

Best Moveset: Smack Down / Rock Slide

  • βš”οΈ Raw Damage: β­β­β­β­β˜†
  • πŸ›‘οΈ Survival/Bulk: β­β­β­β˜†β˜†
  • πŸ“‰ Consistency: β­β­β˜†β˜†β˜†
  • 🌐 Accessibility: β­β­β­β­β˜†

-Best Matchup: Hidden Power Bug / Fire Blast
-Worst Matchup: Steel Wing / Solar Beam
-Resists: Fire
-Weak: Grass, Steel, Psychic
-Canceled: Flying
-With Level 35 Terrakion you need 3 players.

Tyranitar

Best Moveset: Smack Down(legacy) / Stone Edge

  • βš”οΈ Raw Damage: β­β­β­β­β˜†
  • πŸ›‘οΈ Survival/Bulk: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • πŸ“‰ Consistency: β­β­β˜†β˜†β˜†
  • 🌐 Accessibility: β­β­β­β˜†β˜†

Accessibility will be a bit tough if you are only starting now as Larvitars do not nest and are rare. They are also in 10k eggs. Tier 4 Tyranitar Raids were a staple for quite a while, however. Larvitar can be found in ‘Make 3 Excellent Throws in a Row’ Quests. The family was last in raid bosses during Water Festival in Sept 2019. Larvitar community day (the only time you could get Smack Down) was June 2018. It isn’t the highest raw DPS Dark-Type anymore, but it has a ton of bulk on top of near optimal DPS. Weavile and Honchkrow trade with it depending on the matchup.
Tyranitar was last a raid boss 11/4/2019 .It was last in Raids 42 days ago.

-Best Matchup: Hidden Power / Brave Bird
-Worst Matchup: Steel Wing / Solar Beam
-2xResists: Psychic
-Resists: Fire, Flying
-Weak: Grass, Steel
-With Level 35 Tyranitar you need 3 players.

Aerodactyl

Best Moveset: Rock Throw / Rock Slide

  • βš”οΈ Raw Damage: β­β­β­β­β˜†
  • πŸ›‘οΈ Survival/Bulk: β­β­β­β˜†β˜†
  • πŸ“‰ Consistency: β­β­β­β­β˜†
  • 🌐 Accessibility: β­β­β­β­β˜†

Aerodactyl is an occasional 3 star raid boss, and possible reward in the “Evolve a Pokemon Using an Item” and “complete five Raids” Quests. 10k Egg Hatch. Aerodactyl was last a raid boss 11/1/2019 .It was last in Raids 45 days ago.

-Best Matchup: Hidden Power / Brave Bird
-Worst Matchup: Steel Wing / Solar Beam
-Resists: Fire, Flying
-Weak: Steel
-Canceled: Grass
-With Level 35 Aerodactyl you need 3 players.

Rhyperior

Best Moveset: Smack Down / Stone Edge

  • βš”οΈ Raw Damage: β­β­β­β­β˜†
  • πŸ›‘οΈ Survival/Bulk: β­β­β­β˜†β˜†
  • πŸ“‰ Consistency: β­β˜†β˜†β˜†β˜†
  • 🌐 Accessibility: β­β­β­β­β˜†

Rhydon is very common and boosted in Sunny, but Rhyperior is a Sinnoh Stone evolution Pokemon. This family hatches from 5K eggs. Rhyhorn currently can be found in nests.Rhydon was last a raid boss 11/7/2019 .It was last in Raids 0 days ago.

-Best Matchup: Hidden Power / Fire Blast
-Worst Matchup: Extrasensory / Solar Beam
-Resists: Fire, Flying
-Weak: Steel
-2xWeak: Grass
-With Level 35 Rhyperior you need 3 players.

Omastar

Best Moveset: Rock Throw(legacy) / Rock Slide(legacy)

  • βš”οΈ Raw Damage: β­β­β­β˜†β˜†
  • πŸ›‘οΈ Survival/Bulk: β­β­β­β˜†β˜†
  • πŸ“‰ Consistency: β­β­β˜†β˜†β˜†
  • 🌐 Accessibility: β­β˜†β˜†β˜†β˜†

One of the absolute oldest legacy moves and extremely unlikely to ever return. Omastar has never been able to learn this moveset in the main games.

Omanyte currently can be found in nests.Omanyte was last a raid boss 6/4/2019 .It was last in Raids 190 days ago.

-Best Matchup: Hidden Power Bug / Fire Blast
-Worst Matchup: Steel Wing / Solar Beam
-2xResists: Fire
-Resists: Flying
-2xWeak: Grass
-Canceled: Steel
-With Level 35 Omastar you need 3 players.

Weather

Here is a list of Pokemon that can perform similar or better than the typical #1 option (in this case, Rampardos) with weather bonuses:

Pokemon Weather Fast Move Charge Move Estimator
Rampardos
Partly Cloudy
Smack Down Rock Slide 1.6
Terrakion
Partly Cloudy
Smack Down Rock Slide 1.8
(Legacy) Tyranitar
Partly Cloudy
Smack Down Stone Edge 1.8
Rampardos
No Weather
Smack Down Rock Slide 1.9

Alternate Pokemon

Golem_Alola_Form

Best Moveset: Rock Throw / Stone Edge

  • βš”οΈ Raw Damage: β­β­β­β˜†β˜†
  • πŸ›‘οΈ Survival/Bulk: β­β­β­β˜†β˜†
  • πŸ“‰ Consistency: β­β˜†β˜†β˜†β˜†
  • 🌐 Accessibility: β­β­β­β˜†β˜†

-Best Matchup: Hidden Power / Brave Bird
-Worst Matchup: Extrasensory / Solar Beam
-2xResists: Flying
-Resists: Fire
-Weak: Grass
-Canceled: Steel
-With Level 35 Golem_Alola_Form you need 3 players.

Golem

Best Moveset: Rock Throw / Stone Edge

  • βš”οΈ Raw Damage: β­β­β­β˜†β˜†
  • πŸ›‘οΈ Survival/Bulk: β­β­β˜†β˜†β˜†
  • πŸ“‰ Consistency: β­β˜†β˜†β˜†β˜†
  • 🌐 Accessibility: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Golem was last a raid boss 11/7/2019 .It was last in Raids 0 days ago.

-Best Matchup: Hidden Power / Brave Bird
-Worst Matchup: Extrasensory / Solar Beam
-Resists: Fire, Flying
-Weak: Steel
-2xWeak: Grass
-With Level 35 Golem you need 3 players.

Aggron

Best Moveset: Smack Down / Stone Edge

  • βš”οΈ Raw Damage: β­β­β­β˜†β˜†
  • πŸ›‘οΈ Survival/Bulk: β­β­β­β­β˜†
  • πŸ“‰ Consistency: β­β­β­β˜†β˜†
  • 🌐 Accessibility: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Aggron was last a raid boss 11/1/2019 .It was last in Raids 45 days ago.

-Best Matchup: Extrasensory / Brave Bird
-Worst Matchup: Hidden Power / Fire Blast
-2xResists: Flying
-Resists: Psychic
-Canceled: Fire, Grass, Steel
-With Level 35 Aggron you need 3 players.

Regirock

Best Moveset: Rock Throw / Stone Edge

  • βš”οΈ Raw Damage: β­β­β˜†β˜†β˜†
  • πŸ›‘οΈ Survival/Bulk: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • πŸ“‰ Consistency: β­β­β­β˜†β˜†
  • 🌐 Accessibility: β­β­β­β˜†β˜†

Regirock was last a raid boss 11/1/2019 .It was last in Raids 45 days ago.

-Best Matchup: Extrasensory / Brave Bird
-Worst Matchup: Hidden Power / Solar Beam
-Resists: Fire, Flying
-Weak: Grass, Steel
-With Level 35 Regirock you need 3 players.

Solrock

Best Moveset: Rock Throw / Rock Slide

  • βš”οΈ Raw Damage: β­β­β˜†β˜†β˜†
  • πŸ›‘οΈ Survival/Bulk: β­β­β˜†β˜†β˜†
  • πŸ“‰ Consistency: β­β­β˜†β˜†β˜†
  • 🌐 Accessibility: β­β­β­β˜†β˜†

This family hatches from 5K eggs. Solrock was last a raid boss 6/4/2019 .It was last in Raids 190 days ago.

-Best Matchup: Hidden Power / Brave Bird
-Worst Matchup: Steel Wing / Solar Beam
-Resists: Fire, Flying, Psychic
-Weak: Grass, Steel
-With Level 35 Solrock you need 3 players.

Lunatone

Best Moveset: Rock Throw / Rock Slide

  • βš”οΈ Raw Damage: β­β­β˜†β˜†β˜†
  • πŸ›‘οΈ Survival/Bulk: β­β­β˜†β˜†β˜†
  • πŸ“‰ Consistency: β­β­β˜†β˜†β˜†
  • 🌐 Accessibility: β­β­β˜†β˜†β˜†

This family hatches from 5K eggs. Lunatone was last a raid boss 6/4/2019 .It was last in Raids 190 days ago.

-Best Matchup: Hidden Power / Brave Bird
-Worst Matchup: Extrasensory / Solar Beam
-Resists: Fire, Flying, Psychic
-Weak: Grass, Steel
-With Level 35 Lunatone you need 3 players.

Rayquaza

Best Moveset: Dragon Tail / Ancient Power

  • βš”οΈ Raw Damage: β­β­β˜†β˜†β˜†
  • πŸ›‘οΈ Survival/Bulk: β­β­β­β­β˜†
  • πŸ“‰ Consistency: β­β­β­β­β˜†
  • 🌐 Accessibility: β­β­β­β˜†β˜†

Rayquaza was last a raid boss 8/31/2019 .It was last in Raids 108 days ago.

-Best Matchup: Extrasensory / Solar Beam
-Worst Matchup: Steel Wing / Brave Bird
-2xResists: Grass
-Resists: Fire
-With Level 35 Rayquaza you need 3 players.

Melmetal

Best Moveset: Thunder Shock / Rock Slide

  • βš”οΈ Raw Damage: β­β­β˜†β˜†β˜†
  • πŸ›‘οΈ Survival/Bulk: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • πŸ“‰ Consistency: β­β­β­β˜†β˜†
  • 🌐 Accessibility: β­β˜†β˜†β˜†β˜†

-Best Matchup: Hidden Power / Solar Beam
-Worst Matchup: Hidden Power / Fire Blast
-Resists: Grass, Flying, Steel, Psychic
-Weak: Fire
-With Level 35 Melmetal you need 3 players.

Zapdos

Best Moveset: Thunder Shock(legacy) / Ancient Power

  • βš”οΈ Raw Damage: β­β˜†β˜†β˜†β˜†
  • πŸ›‘οΈ Survival/Bulk: β­β­β­β­β˜†
  • πŸ“‰ Consistency: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • 🌐 Accessibility: β­β­β­β˜†β˜†

Zapdos was last a raid boss 9/13/2018 .It was last in Raids 455 days ago.

-Best Matchup: Steel Wing / Brave Bird
-Worst Matchup: Extrasensory / Solar Beam
-Resists: Grass, Flying, Steel
-With Level 35 Zapdos you need 3 players.

Kyogre

Best Moveset: Waterfall / Surf

  • βš”οΈ Raw Damage: β­β­β˜†β˜†β˜†
  • πŸ›‘οΈ Survival/Bulk: β­β­β­β˜†β˜†
  • πŸ“‰ Consistency: β­β­β­β˜†β˜†
  • 🌐 Accessibility: β­β­β­β˜†β˜†

Kyogre was last a raid boss 6/18/2019 .It was last in Raids 175 days ago.

-Best Matchup: Extrasensory / Brave Bird
-Worst Matchup: Extrasensory / Solar Beam
-Resists: Fire, Steel
-Weak: Grass
-With Level 35 Kyogre you need 4 players.

Regigigas

Best Moveset: Hidden Power Rock / Giga Impact

  • βš”οΈ Raw Damage: β­β˜†β˜†β˜†β˜†
  • πŸ›‘οΈ Survival/Bulk: β­β­β­β˜†β˜†
  • πŸ“‰ Consistency: β­β­β­β­β˜†
  • 🌐 Accessibility: β­β˜†β˜†β˜†β˜†

-Best Matchup: Steel Wing / Brave Bird
-Worst Matchup: Extrasensory / Fire Blast
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-With Level 35 Regigigas you need 4 players.

Raikou

Best Moveset: Thunder Shock / Wild Charge

  • βš”οΈ Raw Damage: β­β˜†β˜†β˜†β˜†
  • πŸ›‘οΈ Survival/Bulk: β­β­β­β˜†β˜†
  • πŸ“‰ Consistency: β­β­β­β­β˜†
  • 🌐 Accessibility: β­β­β­β˜†β˜†

Raikou was last a raid boss 9/2/2019 .It was last in Raids 101 days ago.

-Best Matchup: Steel Wing / Brave Bird
-Worst Matchup: Extrasensory / Fire Blast
-Resists: Flying, Steel
-With Level 35 Raikou you need 4 players.

Sudowoodo

Best Moveset: Rock Throw / Rock Slide

  • βš”οΈ Raw Damage: β­β˜†β˜†β˜†β˜†
  • πŸ›‘οΈ Survival/Bulk: β­β˜†β˜†β˜†β˜†
  • πŸ“‰ Consistency: β­β­β˜†β˜†β˜†
  • 🌐 Accessibility: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

This family hatches from 7K eggs. Sudowoodo currently can be found in nests.Sudowoodo was last a raid boss 6/4/2019 .It was last in Raids 190 days ago.

-Best Matchup: Hidden Power Bug / Fire Blast
-Worst Matchup: Steel Wing / Solar Beam
-Resists: Fire, Flying
-Weak: Grass, Steel
-With Level 35 Sudowoodo you need 4 players.

Togekiss

Best Moveset: Hidden Power Rock / Ancient Power

  • βš”οΈ Raw Damage: β­β˜†β˜†β˜†β˜†
  • πŸ›‘οΈ Survival/Bulk: β­β­β­β˜†β˜†
  • πŸ“‰ Consistency: β­β­β­β˜†β˜†
  • 🌐 Accessibility: β­β˜†β˜†β˜†β˜†

This family hatches from 7K eggs. Togetic was last a raid boss 10/5/2019 .It was last in Raids 55 days ago.

-Best Matchup: Extrasensory / Solar Beam
-Worst Matchup: Steel Wing / Brave Bird
-Resists: Grass
-Weak: Steel
-With Level 35 Togekiss you need 4 players.

Moltres

Best Moveset: Wing Attack / Ancient Power

  • βš”οΈ Raw Damage: β­β˜†β˜†β˜†β˜†
  • πŸ›‘οΈ Survival/Bulk: β­β­β­β˜†β˜†
  • πŸ“‰ Consistency: β­β­β­β­β˜†
  • 🌐 Accessibility: β­β­β­β˜†β˜†

Moltres was last a raid boss 9/13/2018 .It was last in Raids 455 days ago.

-Best Matchup: Extrasensory / Solar Beam
-Worst Matchup: Extrasensory / Brave Bird
-2xResists: Grass
-Resists: Fire, Steel
-With Level 35 Moltres you need 4 players.

Luxray

Best Moveset: Hidden Power Rock / Wild Charge

  • βš”οΈ Raw Damage: β­β˜†β˜†β˜†β˜†
  • πŸ›‘οΈ Survival/Bulk: β­β˜†β˜†β˜†β˜†
  • πŸ“‰ Consistency: β­β­β­β˜†β˜†
  • 🌐 Accessibility: β­β­β­β˜†β˜†

This family hatches from 10K eggs. Shinx was last a raid boss 11/4/2019 .It was last in Raids 42 days ago.

-Best Matchup: Steel Wing / Brave Bird
-Worst Matchup: Extrasensory / Solar Beam
-Resists: Flying, Steel
-With Level 35 Luxray you need 4 players.

Electivire

Best Moveset: Thunder Shock / Wild Charge

  • βš”οΈ Raw Damage: β­β˜†β˜†β˜†β˜†
  • πŸ›‘οΈ Survival/Bulk: β­β˜†β˜†β˜†β˜†
  • πŸ“‰ Consistency: β­β­β˜†β˜†β˜†
  • 🌐 Accessibility: β­β­β­β˜†β˜†

This family hatches from 7K eggs. Electabuzz currently can be found in nests.Electabuzz was last a raid boss 6/18/2019 .It was last in Raids 175 days ago.

-Best Matchup: Steel Wing / Brave Bird
-Worst Matchup: Extrasensory / Solar Beam
-Resists: Flying, Steel
-With Level 35 Electivire you need 4 players.

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