Ho-Oh is in Raids until July 8.

Ho-Oh is rounding out Raids this June in Pokémon GO. This powerful Flying and Fire-type Pokémon is avaliable in Five Star Raids from June 28 until July 8.

Ho-Oh is a very solid Legendary Pokémon to have in your collection. It isn't the best Fire or Flying-type raid attacker but it ranks very solidly in both categories and crucially does not need an Elite TM to access either of its best moves. You will need an Elite TM for Scared Fire, however.

Additionally, Ho-Oh can be shiny in Pokémon GO, so now is a great time to get out and take on those Raids.

Here is everything you need to know to take on this Raid.

Best Ho-Oh counters in Pokémon GO:

Ho-Oh has a 2x weakness to Rock-types, and single weaknesses to Electric and Water-type attacks. It has a range of resistances, including a 2x resistance to Bug and Grass-type attacks. Crucially it also resists Fairy-type moves, which is a powerful category in PvP.

Here are the best Ho-Oh counters in Pokémon GO.

Mega Diancie
Rock Throw & Rock Slide
Mega Tyranitar
Smack Down & Stone Edge
Mega Aerodactyl
Rock Throw & Rock Slide
Smack Down & Rock Slide
Smack Down & Rock Wrecker
Rock Throw & Meteor Beam
Smack Down & Rock Slide
Mega Rayquaza
Dragon Tail & Ancient Power
Primal Kyogre
Waterfall & Origin Pulse
Smack Down & Meteor Beam
Smack Down & Stone Edge
Mega Aggron
Smack Down & Meteor Beam

As expected, with Ho-Oh having that 2x Weakness to Rock-type moves, a lot of the best counters are of course Rock-types. A great pick is Mega Tyranitar. Coincidentally, Mega Tyranitar is also in Pokémon GO Raids until July 8th. So, if you are really struggling for counters perhaps take on a Mega Tyranitar or two first.

Otherwise, there are some really good options here. Rampardos, Rhyperior, Gigalith and Tyrantrum are all reasonably budget Pokémon and have spawned in the wild frequently. That means that even lower level trainers should be able to get a team of counters together.

Outside of Rock-types, Mega Rayquaza (with a Rock-type move!) and Primal Kyogre are also good choices to take on this Raid.

Mega Evolutions to get you more Ho-Oh candy in Pokémon GO

Mega Evolutions can help you get more candy and XL candy with every catch. Having a mega level 3 active that boosts candy for Fire and Flying-types will give you an extra 2 candy per catch, as well as a 25% bonus to your XL candy chance.

Here are the Pokémon you can Mega Evolve to get more Ho-Oh candy in Pokémon GO.

  • Houndoom
  • Blaziken
  • Groudon
  • Pidgeot
  • Pinsir
  • Aerodactyl
  • Salamence
  • Rayquaza

Of these Mega Pokémon, two stand out. Both Mega Rayquaza and Mega Aerodactyl will both boost Candy and Candy XL for Ho-Oh whilst also being good counters. You should use either of these Pokémon when you can during these Raids.

Don't have Mega Rayquaza yet? It returns on June 29.

How many trainers do I need to beat Ho-Oh in Pokémon GO?

Any Pokémon with a 2x weakness isn't that hard to take down. High level trainers with Party Play can take on this Raid in a group of three. However, the safest minimum amount of Trainers is five.

Lower level trainers should aim for at least seven, if they want to make sure they can take down this Raid.

What is the Ho-Oh Pokémon GO 100% IV?

Here are the CP values to keep your eye out for to know if you have a 100% Ho-Oh in Pokémon GO after you complete the Raid.

  • 2207 CP
  • 2759 CP (Weather boosted)

Weather Effects:

Weather boost can help you save candy, get better IVs and benefit from power boosts on your team. Here are the weather effects to keep an eye on when taking on these raids.

SunnyHo-Oh will be a higher CP when caught.Ho-Oh's Fire-type attacks will be boosted.
WindyHo-Oh will be a higher CP when caught.Ho-Oh's Flying and Psychic-type attacks will be boosted.
Partly CloudyYour Pokémon's Rock-type attacks will be boosted.-
RainyWater and Electric-type attacks will be boosted-

If you're looking for a weather boosted Ho-Oh in Pokémon GO, you will want to keep your eyes peeled for either Sunny or Windy weather.

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