How to Beat Ho-Oh Pokémon GO: The Best Counters
Ho-Oh will be available in Raids until Jan. 5. There's a chance you'll get a Shiny one, so you'll want to get the right Pokémon for the job to beat Ho-Oh as fast as possible. Despite Ho-Oh's beefy stats, it has a critical weakness you can exploit.
The Rainbow Pokémon is a dual Fire- and Flying-Type, so it's double weak to Rock type moves. The best Rock types to use against Ho-Oh are the classic Tyranitar and Rhyperior. Both of these Rock-Types are among the most versatile Pokémon for Legendary Raids, and they both shine against Ho-Oh.
Water- and Electric-Types can do well against Ho-Oh, too. The game has many great Water-Types, so starter finals like Blastoise or Swampert are probably in your collection already. For Electric-Types, we recommend Jolteon, Zapdos, Electivire or Raikou. Magnezone is another popular Electric choice, but it's weak to Ho-Oh's Fire-Type attacks.
Ho-Oh can learn a few unusual moves that might catch your Pokémon off guard. Rock- and Electric-Types will want to watch out for Earthquake, and Ho-Oh's Solarbeam will ruin the day of any Rock- and Water-Types you throw against it. If your team is balanced for any of these movesets, you shouldn't run into any problems.