Ho-Oh Counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This guide displays a list of best Ho-Oh counters in Pokémon GO with their Fast Attacks, Charged Attacks, DPS (damage per second), TDO (total damage output), faints, TTW (time to win), and score. The list is sorted by the score, which is calculated based on the DPS and TDO. Each Pokemon's move type is indicated by an icon beside the move name.

Best Ho-Oh Pokémon GO counters are Shadow Rampardos, Shadow Rhyperior, Mega Diancie, Mega Tyranitar, Mega Aerodactyl, Rampardos, and Shadow Tyranitar. These Pokémon perform best with the moves outlined below. We suggest a minimum group size of 3 - 7 Trainers to defeat Ho-Oh in a 5-Star Raid.

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          Best counter 👑

          Shadow Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Shadow RampardosShadow Rampardos
          Smack Down / Rock Slide
          #1
          Shadow Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Shadow RhyperiorShadow Rhyperior
          Smack Down / Rock Wrecker
          #2
          Mega Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Mega DiancieMega Diancie
          Rock Throw / Rock Slide
          #3
          Mega Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Mega TyranitarMega Tyranitar
          Smack Down / Stone Edge
          #4
          Mega Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Mega AerodactylMega Aerodactyl
          Rock Throw / Rock Slide
          #5
          Official artwork of RampardosRampardos
          Smack Down / Rock Slide
          #6
          Shadow Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Shadow TyranitarShadow Tyranitar
          Smack Down / Stone Edge
          #7
          #
          Name
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          DPS
          TDO
          Faints
          TTW
          Score
          1.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow RampardosShadow RampardosRockSmack Down RockRock Slide 47.87520.228429s77.4
          2.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow RhyperiorShadow RhyperiorRockSmack Down RockRock Wrecker *41.55737.320443s74.2
          3.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega DiancieMega Pokémon iconMega DiancieRockRock Throw RockRock Slide 41.87666.222449s73.2
          4.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega TyranitarMega Pokémon iconMega TyranitarRockSmack Down *RockStone Edge 35.131103.313482s70.5
          5.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega AerodactylMega Pokémon iconMega AerodactylRockRock Throw RockRock Slide 36.17936.316479s69.8
          6.Thumbnail image of RampardosRampardosRockSmack Down RockRock Slide 38.87505.329505s65.2
          7.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow TyranitarShadow TyranitarRockSmack Down *RockStone Edge 35.30716.720509s64.8
          8.Thumbnail image of RhyperiorRhyperiorRockSmack Down RockRock Wrecker *33.85717.420527s62.7
          9.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow AerodactylShadow AerodactylRockRock Throw RockRock Slide 34.52585.025538s61.1
          10.Thumbnail image of TyrantrumTyrantrumRockRock Throw RockMeteor Beam 32.35746.420545s61.0
          11.Thumbnail image of TerrakionTerrakionRockSmack Down RockRock Slide 32.80611.524556s59.2
          12.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaDragonDragon Tail RockAncient Power 28.55943.715589s57.9
          13.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow AggronShadow AggronRockSmack Down RockMeteor Beam 32.24556.826573s57.3
          14.Thumbnail image of Primal KyogrePrimal KyogreWaterWaterfall WaterOrigin Pulse *28.70860.917593s57.1
          15.Thumbnail image of GigalithGigalithRockSmack Down RockMeteor Beam *30.91628.023581s56.8
          16.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow OmastarShadow OmastarRockRock Throw *RockRock Slide *32.50478.731587s55.9
          17.Thumbnail image of TyranitarTyranitarRockSmack Down *RockStone Edge 29.29709.421597s55.7
          18.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow Alolan GolemShadow Alolan GolemRockRock Throw RockStone Edge 30.97476.131611s53.7
          19.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow GolemShadow GolemRockRock Throw RockStone Edge 31.08441.234619s53.1
          20.Thumbnail image of AerodactylAerodactylRockRock Throw RockRock Slide 28.48575.826631s52.2
          21.Thumbnail image of AurorusAurorusRockRock Throw RockMeteor Beam 28.86533.428633s52.0
          22.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega AggronMega Pokémon iconMega AggronRockSmack Down RockMeteor Beam 27.36654.122641s51.9
          23.Thumbnail image of Incarnate Forme LandorusIncarnate Forme LandorusRockRock Throw RockRock Slide 28.04560.226642s51.3
          24.Thumbnail image of LandorusLandorusRockRock Throw RockRock Slide 28.04560.226642s51.3
          25.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega SwampertMega Pokémon iconMega SwampertWaterWater Gun WaterHydro Cannon *27.30612.224648s51.1
          26.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega AmpharosMega Pokémon iconMega AmpharosElectricVolt Switch RockPower Gem 26.53683.721654s51.1
          27.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow ExcadrillShadow ExcadrillGroundMud Shot RockRock Slide 31.01347.943657s50.5
          28.Thumbnail image of ArcheopsArcheopsFlyingWing Attack RockAncient Power 28.28485.830654s50.2
          29.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow RegirockShadow RegirockRockRock Throw RockStone Edge 26.30637.623665s50.1
          30.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow KyogreShadow KyogreWaterWaterfall WaterOrigin Pulse *26.99553.927665s49.7
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          Group size

          You need at least 3 Trainers to defeat a Ho-Oh in a 5-Star Raid.

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          • Minimum group size: 3 Trainers
          • Optimal group size: 4 - 7 Trainers
          • Very easy with: 8+ Trainers
          • Probably impossible with less than 3 Trainers

          Ho-Oh CP range from Raids

          Ho-Oh can be caught with the following Combat Power after being defeated in Raids:

          • From 2119 CP to 2207 CP, with no weather boost
          • From 2649 CP to 2759 CP with Sunny and Windy weather boost

          Ho-Oh weaknesses

          Ho-Oh type chart

          When fighting Ho-Oh, keep in mind the that Fire and Flying-type Pokémon are weak to Rock, Electric, and Water type moves. They take reduced damage from Fairy, Fighting, Fire, Ground, Steel, Bug, and Grass type moves.

          Takes increased damage
          RockRock256.0%
          ElectricElectric160.0%
          WaterWater160.0%
          Takes decreased damage
          BugBug39.1%
          GrassGrass39.1%
          FairyFairy62.5%
          FightingFighting62.5%
          FireFire62.5%
          GroundGround62.5%
          SteelSteel62.5%

          Type chart shows the percentage (%) of damage taken from an incoming attack of a particular type.

          Best move-types and weather for Ho-Oh Raids

          Move-typeUsage (%)Weather
          Rock224.0%
          • partlyCloudyPartly Cloudy
          Water66.0%
          • rainRain
          Electric58.0%
          • rainRain
          Dragon6.0%
          • windyWindy
          Flying6.0%
          • windyWindy
          Ice6.0%
          • snowSnow
          Normal6.0%
          • partlyCloudyPartly Cloudy
          Bug6.0%
          • rainRain
          Fighting6.0%
          • cloudyCloudy
          Ground4.0%
          • sunnySunny
          Dark4.0%
          • fogFog
          Psychic4.0%
          • windyWindy
          Poison2.0%
          • cloudyCloudy
          Ghost2.0%
          • fogFog

          About our ranking methodology

          Our guide provides detailed information on recommended Pokémon and moves that are most effective against Ho-Oh in Raid Battles. Whether you're looking for the best counters to take Ho-Oh down quickly with high DPS, or the tankiest counters that can withstand its attacks, our guide has something for every trainer.

          When calculating the best counters for any Pokémon, our simulator takes into account various factors, such as the defender's typing and average DPS against each attacker, the weather's influence, energy left over from using charge attacks, Shadow Pokémon attack and defense stat changes, and more. During the initial phase of simulations, we calculate DPS and TDO for each attacker that is currently available in the game, and then we continue to rank them.

          We use a ranking method developed by a Reddit user named /u/Elastic_Space, which is described in detail in this Reddit post. It is a fairly complicated, but very well thought-out mathematical model for predicting simulation results without actually running the simulations. It also correlates with field data almost too well not to be used. Reddit

          Our Time to Win (TTW) and Faint numbers are also estimated, and should be taken with a grain of salt. Since we do not account for factors like Friendship and Mega damage boost, they will differ from actual experience in the field.