To beat Ho-Oh in Pokemon GO, you will want to have at least five high-level Pokemon trainers battle it. You should take this many trainers along to fight any Tier 5 Raid boss!

Additionally, every Pokemon trainer taking part in the Raid should be well-equipped with some of the best Ho-Oh counters.

Of course, no matter which boss you’re battling, the top tips to win Pokemon GO Raids will also help you be victorious!

What Type is Ho-Oh?

Ho-Oh is a Fire/Flying-type Pokemon. This means it has seven resistances and just three weaknesses.

Luckily, one of these is a double weakness, meaning you can deal huge damage if you exploit it!

Pokemon GO Ho-Oh

Ho-Oh Weaknesses

Ho-Oh is weak to the following attack types in Pokmon GO:

  • Electric
  • Rock (Double Weakness)
  • Water

Electric and Water-tye attacks deal 160% damage to Ho-Oh, while Rock-type attacks deal a whopping 256% damage! Therefore, you’ll want to use powerful Rock-types against Ho-Oh.

Find out the best Rock-type Pokemon in Pokemon GO so you can take down Ho-Oh with ease!

Ho-Oh Resistances

Ho-Oh resists these types of attacks in Pokemon GO:

  • Bug (Double Resistance)
  • Grass (Double Resistance)
  • Fairy
  • Fighting
  • Fire
  • Ground
  • Steel

Bug and Grass-type attacks deal just 39% damage to Ho-Oh as it is double resistant to them. The other types it resists deal 63% damage.

Ho-Oh Pokemon GO Pokedex

Best Pokemon to Counter Ho-Oh in Raids

The best Pokemon to counter Ho-Oh in Pokemon GO Raids include Rampardos, Tyrantrum, Rhyperior, and Terrakion. This is because they have powerful Rock-type attacks.

Also, Mega Aerodactyl is extremely powerful against Ho-Oh, not only because of its Rock attacks, but also because it boosts your other Rock-type Pokemon!

These are our top 10 choices to beat Ho-Oh in Pokemon GO Raids as well as their strongest attacks:

PokemonFast AttackCharged Attack
Mega Aerodactyl Pokemon GOMega AerodactylRock ThrowRock Slide
Pokemon GO RampardosRampardosSmack DownRock Slide
Tyrantrum Pokemon GOTyrantrumRock ThrowMeteor Beam
Mega Aggron Pokemon GOMega AggronSmack DownMeteor Beam
Rhyperior Pokemon GORhyperiorSmack DownRock Wrecker
TerrakionTerrakionSmack DownRock Slide
Tyranitar Pokemon GOTyranitarSmack DownStone Edge
GigalithSmack DownMeteor Beam
Landorus Pokemon GOLandorusRock ThrowRock Slide
Aurorus Pokemon GOAurorusRock ThrowMeteor Beam

Find out how to get Elite Fast and Charged TMs in Pokemon GO so you can teach your Pokemon these attacks before taking on Ho-Oh.

Also, you’ll want your Pokemon to be as strong as possible before this battle. If you’re in need of some Candy to power up your ‘Min, here is the fastest way to earn Candy in Pokemon GO!

When is Ho-Oh in Pokemon GO Raids?

Ho-Oh is the Tier 5 Raid boss in Pokemon GO from March 8 to March 21, 2023. This is part of the Pokemon GO Festival of Colors event.

Additionally, there will be two Ho-Oh Raid Hours in Pokemon GO during this time, making March 2023 the perfect month to catch a shiny Ho-Oh!

Senior Staff Writer
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