Ho-Oh Raid Boss

Ho-Oh Pokémon GO Raid Boss

Ho-Oh is one of the Legendary Raid Bosses in Pokemon GO. This page details best Ho-Oh counters and overall the strategy required to take it down. Ho-Oh is a fire and flying type and it’s not soloable.

Ho-Oh Raid Boss CP is 48276 and it can have Max Capture CP of 2222 (Level 20, perfect 100% IV).

Ho-Oh Raid Counters

Legendary Counters
Omastar Rock Throw rock Rock Slide rock
Water Gun water Hydro Pump water
Golem Rock Throw rock Stone Edge rock
Raikou Thunder Shock electric Wild Charge electric
Tyranitar Bite dark Stone Edge rock
Zapdos Charge Beam electric Thunderbolt electric
Vaporeon Water Gun water Hydro Pump water
Gyarados Dragon Tail dragon Hydro Pump water
Weakness 2xrock

Ho-Oh Raid Counters Explained

Ho-Oh has mostly the same counters like Moltres, as they have the same type combination. However, Ho-Oh has access to Solar Beam, which makes it quite dangerous not to dodge with Rock and Water attackers.

Overall, Ho-Oh strongest counter is Omastar, as it can counter it with great typing and great moves. The second best Pokemon to fight Ho-Oh is Golem with Rock Throw / Stone Edge move set.

Zapdos and Raikou are also great as Ho-Oh raid counters. They offer strong DPS and utilize electric moves to be achieve advantage over Ho-Oh, but they are a bit squishy.

Please, be very careful of Solar Beam Ho-Oh! It’s completely devastating for Rock and Water types, especially to Golem (low HP) and Omastar (double weakness). Think of it in the same way you think about Hydro Pump Lugia. Scary, isn’t it? 👻

Ho-Oh can have the following moves:

  • Steel Wing (quick) steel
  • Extrasensory (quick) psychic
  • Brave Bird (charged) flying
  • Fire Blast (charged) fire
  • Solar Beam (charged) grass

Additional Ho-Oh Counters

These Pokemon are weaker than the counters mentioned above, but they are still viable, especially in large raid groups. Do note that these Pokemon are often siting in your inventory forgotten, even though they can perform better than much higher CP Blissey/Snorlax/Exeggutor:

Considerably weaker, but still viable counters, mostly used in large groups as throw away attackers:

  • Magcargo with Rock Throw/ Stone Edge
  • Kingler with Bubble/ Water Pulse
  • Slowbro with Water Gun/ Water Pulse

Ho-Oh Catch Chances with various throws and berries

Ho-Oh BCR is 2% as observed in the GAME_MASTER file. The following table shows various throw/berry combos.

Berry Curve Throw type
Normal Nice Great Excellent
No Berry
2.00% 2.30% 3.00% 3.70%
Curve 3.40% 3.91% 5.10% 6.29%
Razz Berry
3.00% 3.45% 4.50% 5.55%
Curve 5.10% 5.87% 6.29% 7.65%
Golden Razz Berry
5.00% 5.75% 7.50% 9.25%
Curve 8.50% 9.78% 12.75% 15.73%