Ho-Oh is one of the Legendary Raid Bosses in Pokemon GO. It is not soloable and it is unknown how many trainers are required to take it down. Ho-Oh is a fire and type, resulting in a few solid counter choices.
Ho-Oh Boss CP is 55251 and it can have Max Capture CP of 2657.
Ho-Oh Raid Counters
Ho-Oh Raid Counters Explained
The best Pokemon to fight Ho-Oh is Golem with Rock Throw / Stone Edge moveset. Tyranitar is a strong (expected) choice also, but we were completely blown away by how good Zapdos is against Ho-Oh (per simulator outcomes)!
Even though it’s a “glass cannon” when compared to Tyranitar, Zapdos is not to be ignored against Ho-Oh. It’s by far the highest electric DPS you can use against Ho-Oh, but dodge, dodge everything Jimmy!
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 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.
Reminder: Ho-Oh takes Double Super Effective damage from rock type moves, due to its dual fire and type. It also takes Super Effective damage from water and electric type moves.
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:
- Aerodactyl with Bite / Ancient Power
- Sudowoodo with Rock Throw/ Stone Edge
- Kabutops with Mud Shot / Ancient Power
- Magneton with Spark / Discharge
- Arcanine with Bite / Wild Charge
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