Competitive Information for Ho-oh [Gold/Silver]
Fire / Flying
Evolutions / Family:
Movesets for Singles
What is a good competitive moveset for Ho-oh? These builds have been optimized for Pokemon competing in Gold/Silver Single Battles. The movesets and EVs have been specifically calibrated to deal the most amount of damage to the largest group of potentially common opponents and typing threats for the Gold/Silver generation metagame.
Ho is a decent Fire and Flying-typed Pokemon. Ho is a pretty usual Pokemon to see in Generation 2. There were no known abilities back in the Gold/Silver Pokemon games. Ho is weak to Electric, Rock, and Water-typed attacks.
Item: Gold Berry
- Return / Strength
- Shadow Ball
- Steel Wing
Physical Sweeper Ho-Oh (Retro)
Ho is a pretty decent Physical Sweeper. It's goal is to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. In the dark days before Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type.
♦ Strength is a physical 80-base power Normal-type move that deals a good amount of damage.
♦ Earthquake is a physical 100-base power Ground-type move (power doubles on dig).
♦ Shadow Ball is a physical 80-base power Ghost-type move (20% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
♦ Steel Wing is a physical 70-base power Steel-type move (10% chance to raise your Ho's defense by 1 stage).
- Sacred Fire / Flamethrower
- Psychic / Future Sight
- Solar Beam / Giga Drain
Special Sweeper Ho-Oh (Retro)
Ho is an extraordinary Special Sweeper. The purpose of this moveset is to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Previously before Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type.
♦ Flamethrower is a special STAB-boosted 95-base power Fire-type move (10% chance to burn the target).
♦ Thunderbolt is a special 95-base power Electric-type move (10% chance to paralyze the target).
♦ Psychic is a special 90-base power Psychic-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
♦ Future Sight is a special 80-base power Psychic-type move (hits two turns after being used).
♦ Solar Beam is a special 120-base power Grass-type move (charges turn 1. hits turn 2. no charge in sunlight).
♦ Giga Drain is a special 60-base power Grass-type move (Ho recovers 50% of the damage dealt).
Wondering what moves can Ho-oh learn? Here is the list of moves this Pokemon can learn in this selected generation.
Sort and organize the learnset by move type, category, accuracy, and power. Bolded moves will gain the same-type attack bonus (STAB) if this Pokemon uses them.
These are a list of several common move combinations Ho-oh can perform in Gold/Silver. Not every combo going to be game-changing, but some can be pretty fun to play with. Sometimes these can be easily overlooked or forgotten, hence why we find and list them here. Discover what items, abilities, and moves this Pokemon can use in combination with each other to gain a strategic advantage in competitive battles.
Competitive GS Move and Ability Combos for Ho-oh
- Moves: Sunny day + Solar Beam
- Moves: Rain dance + Thunder
- Moves: Rest + Sleep talk
- Item: Blunder Policy + Move: Zap Cannon
- Moves with Priority: Detect, Endure, Protect
Optimize Ho-oh's EVs for Gold/Silver
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