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Pokemon of the Week



Date Reviewed: 01.01.08

Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale.
1 being the worst.  3 ... average.  5 is the highest rating.



# 250.

Type: Fire / Flying.

Ability: Pressure.

Locations: Navel rock (Emerald, FireRed, LeafGreen), complete Mt. Battle Mode after purifying all 48 Pokémon (Colosseum).


Hi everyone. Welcome to The first Pokémon of the Week this year. Today we’re reviewing Ho-oh, the Rainbow Pokémon.


Ho-oh has always been one of the best legendaries out there. It is an icon and one of the most requested Pokémom in terms of trading. I remember I had to wait for my Ho-oh and Lugia (via ticket) at Mexico City for 7-8 hours, but it’s worth it. Ho-oh has an amazing attack stat, which is weird for a fire type and a legendary Pokémon, and the rest are above or average, the most important of these is special defense, as you will probably survive most water or electric attacks.


We all know the legendary ability now, Pressure is good in both singles and doubles, the general strategy is just to drain PP and/or force switching.


Let’s move on to the move combinations, let’s see what’s up with this guy…



Nature: Adamant (+ Attack, - Special attack).

Equip: Poison orb.

EV´s: 252 Attack, 252 Defense, 6 HP.

- Aerial ace / Sky attack / Giga attack

- Sacred fire

- Earthquake / Sunny day

- Facade / Steel wind / Solar beam


Use sunny day with solar beam, otherwise you can use sunny day to boost sacred fire (awesome attack) or use earthquake. This is a simple physical sweeper and a very effective one too. Switch if you find yourself against a rock type.



Nature: Hardy, Docile, Serious, Bashful, Quirky (all neutral natures).

Equip: Heat rock.

EV´s: 252 Attack, 252 Special attack, 6 HP.

- Sunny day

- Sacred fire

- Solar beam / Calm mind/ Ancient power / Toxic / Hyper beam / Thunderbolt / Earthquake / Psychic / Shadow ball / Aerial ace / Steel wing / Roost / Thunderwave / Swagger / HP

- Solar beam / Calm mind/ Ancient power / Toxic / Hyper beam / Thunderbolt / Earthquake / Psychic / Shadow ball / Aerial ace / Steel wing / Roost / Thunderwave / Swagger / HP


This is one Pokémon you can easily get. You have a lot of natures that are exactly the same and you can choose between lots of powerful attacks. I’ll say I’ve been having a lot of fun with solar beam and roost for the last couple attacks but it’s up to you and it depends on you battle style, conditions and skill, so there you go, choose the set or sets you want to try as your mixed sweeper.



Nature: Calm (+ Special defense, - Attack).

Equip: Leftovers.

EV´s: 252 HP, 129 Defense, 129 Special defense.

- Roar

- Toxic

- Sacred fire

- Recover


A very irritating set. I don’t think this set is made for Ho-oh as it has a lot more potential and there are better Pokémon for the job (Skarmory or Forretress being the best), but I do know it works as I have one of these. If you don’t want your Ho-oh to be a sweeper, this is a good option for you.


When should I use this Pokémon?

Use it when you can, it is banned almost everywhere, but it is great every chance you have to use it. So go on and try it out.


What should I use against this Pokémon?

There isn’t perfect Pokémon, and Ho-oh’s type combination makes it 4x weak againt rock types. Almost any strong rock attacks as rock slide or Ancient power will OHKO Ho-oh, so Tyranitar or a rock polish / Slow rock type Pokémon will be great to beat Ho-oh.


Bottom line:

Ho-oh was seen back in the first anime episode, remember? Ho-oh represents a whole new beginning (in the anime, means a new adventure for Ash) and a new time for us to make whatever we want to do, that’s why I chose Ho-oh for this week as it will represent our new year and a whole new opportunity to review, battle and trade some more Pokémon during 2008. I hope you have a good new year in 2008.





If you have some questions about any game or specific strategy feel free to write to reeve@pojo.com if you find that you can’t write to that address or I don’t answer because of some issues, then try reeve.ryu@gmail.com I’ll be glad to help, trade or battle you…


Hope you enjoyed.


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