Ho-Oh (ホウオウ, Hōō) is a legendary Pokémon Fire/Flying-type Rainbow Pokémon. It is not known to evolve into or from any other Pokémon. It is often considered to be closely related to Lugia as a duo, even sometimes as its polar opposite. Lugia is represented as "guardian of the seas", and Ho-Oh is represented as "guardian of the skies."


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Ho-Oh is a phoenix-like bird with gold and red being its dominant colors. It also loosely resembles a peacock. Ho-Oh has yellow tail-feathers, a white underside, and green feathers at the tip of its wings. Ho-Oh has a green stripe on its neck, a yellow beak, black rings around its red-iris eyes, and a feathered-crest. Ho-Oh's wings are prismatic, causing it to trail a rainbow behind it. Its height is 12'06" and weight is 438.7 lbs.

Special AbilitiesEdit

Ho-Oh's most notable ability is its mythical power to resurrect the dead. Ho-Oh is the only known Pokémon that learns Sacred Fire and can hold Sacred Ash. It is said that when it flies its huge wings create bright, colorful rainbows.


Not much is known about this creature, due to the fact that few Trainers have been lucky enough to see it. It has been observed to be territorial at times when its nest is disturbed. It freely flies the world's skies in search of a Trainer with a pure heart.


Ho-Oh lived in the Tin Tower in ancient times, while Raikou, Entei, and Suicune lived underneath the Brass Tower. When a war broke out, burning both the Tin Tower and the Brass Tower down, and all four (Ho-Oh, Raikou, Entei, and Suicune) disappeared. Later, a new Tin Tower was erected, but Ho-Oh since then has never come back for sure. A sacred flame from Ho-Oh burns in the Dragon's Den; it was obtained during the same war. It now presumably flies through the world's skies.


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Major appearancesEdit


A Ho-Oh appeared to Ash at the end of the first episode, flying alongside a rainbow across the sky after the thunderstorm.

After competing in the Silver Conference, Ash saw Ho-Oh flying towards Hoenn. This encouraged him to get over his depression at his loss and continue his journey.

Ho-Oh was seen flying into the sunset at the end of Battling the Enemy Within!. This time, Misty, Brock, May, Max, Scott and Template:FB saw Ho-Oh as well (on a slightly related note, this time, [[May|someone}} other than Ash managed to identify it first).

Minor appearancesEdit

Ho-oh appeared in a flashback during Pop Goes The Sneasel.

Ho-Oh had a cameo appearance during the opening sequence for Jirachi: Wish Maker.

In the eighth movie, Mew transforms into Ho-Oh. Also, one appeared in the opening of the film.

Ho-Oh made a small cameo in the introductions of the movies The Rise of Darkrai, Arceus and the Jewel of Life, and Zoroark: Master of Illusions.

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