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Is Ho-Oh Good in Pokémon GO? A Guide to Ho-Oh in Pokémon GO

Is Ho-Oh any good in Pokémon GO?
Is Ho-Oh any good in Pokémon GO? / Photo by Niantic Labs/The Pokémon Company

Is Ho-Oh good in Pokémon GO? If you're looking to add the Rainbow Pokémon to your team this new year, you'll want to know if it's worth the investment to power up. Let's take a look at Ho-Oh and how it performs in Pokémon GO.

Is Ho-Oh Good Pokémon GO? A Guide to Ho-Oh in Pokémon GO

Ho-Oh is a dual Fire- and Flying-Type first introduced in Gold and Silver. It will be featured in Raids for the first few days of January. You'll have until Jan. 5 to battle and catch Ho-Oh, and Shiny Ho-Oh will be available too. If you're already Shiny Hunting, you can use the extra candy build it up to be a formidable Pokémon.

Ho-Oh covers much of the same ground as Charizard and Moltres, but is missing the power to compete with either of them. It suffers from a slow move pool, but it can get by with its impressive stats. It also can learn a wide swath of attacks — it's able to use Psychic-, Ground- and even Grass-Type moves. If there's a specific niche that Ho-Oh can fill, it can slot into your existing team.

If not, a standard build for Ho-Oh would have it know Incinerate as its Quick, and Brave Bird as a Charge move lets it deal massive Flying damage. Earthquake gives it coverage against its double Rock weakness, but Solar Beam can also work and cover Water types as well.