Best Ho-Oh counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

Looking for the best ways to take down Ho-Oh in Pokémon GO Raid Battles? Our guide has got you covered with a comprehensive list of the top Ho-Oh counters, including the highest DPS and tankiest options.

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          Best overall

          Highest DPS

          Highest TDO

          Best Ho-Oh counters

          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1Shadow RhyperiorShadow Pokémon iconShadow RhyperiorRockSmack Down RockRock Wrecker *41.55737.3421372.6s85.3
          2Mega DiancieMega Pokémon iconMega DiancieRockRock Throw RockRock Slide 41.87666.1923365.9s83.6
          3Mega TyranitarMega Pokémon iconMega TyranitarRockSmack Down *RockStone Edge 35.131103.3014439.7s83.2
          4Mega AerodactylMega Pokémon iconMega AerodactylRockRock Throw RockRock Slide 36.17936.3417440.0s81.6
          5Shadow TyranitarShadow Pokémon iconShadow TyranitarRockSmack Down *RockStone Edge 35.30716.6821426.4s74.9
          6RampardosRampardosRockSmack Down RockRock Slide 38.87505.2830390.0s73.8
          7RhyperiorRhyperiorRockSmack Down RockRock Wrecker *33.85717.3921445.1s72.6
          8TyrantrumTyrantrumRockRock Throw RockMeteor Beam 32.35746.3621484.5s70.9
          9Shadow AerodactylShadow Pokémon iconShadow AerodactylRockRock Throw RockRock Slide 34.52584.9726440.6s70.0
          10Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaDragonDragon Tail RockAncient Power 28.55943.7016528.9s68.5
          11TerrakionTerrakionRockSmack Down RockRock Slide 32.80611.5225466.1s68.2
          12Primal KyogrePrimal KyogreWaterWaterfall WaterOrigin Pulse *28.70860.8818539.8s67.2
          13Shadow AggronShadow Pokémon iconShadow AggronRockSmack Down RockMeteor Beam 32.24556.7727466.2s65.7
          14GigalithGigalithRockSmack Down RockMeteor Beam *30.91627.9924487.6s65.6
          15TyranitarTyranitarRockSmack Down *RockStone Edge 29.29709.3722532.9s65.0
          16Shadow OmastarShadow Pokémon iconShadow OmastarRockRock Throw *RockRock Slide *32.50478.7532471.3s63.7
          17Golem (Alola Shadow)Shadow Pokémon iconGolem (Alola Shadow)RockRock Throw RockStone Edge 30.97476.0732492.0s61.3
          18Mega AggronMega Pokémon iconMega AggronRockSmack Down RockMeteor Beam 27.36654.1423549.9s60.5
          19AerodactylAerodactylRockRock Throw RockRock Slide 28.48575.8127545.9s60.4
          20Shadow GolemShadow Pokémon iconShadow GolemRockRock Throw RockStone Edge 31.08441.1735496.9s60.3
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          About the results

          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.

          This table 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, TDO, faints, and TTW.

          The top-ranked Ho-Oh counter is Shadow Rhyperior, followed by Mega Diancie, Mega Tyranitar, and Mega Aerodactyl. The table also includes Shadow Tyranitar, Rampardos, Rhyperior, and Tyrantrum, among others. Each Pokemon's type is indicated by an icon beside their name.

          Ho-Oh type chart

          When fighting Ho-Oh, keep in mind the following 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.


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