GamePress

Ho-Oh Duo Raid Guide

Submit Feedback or Error
Tier 5 Raid Boss Guides
HoohDuo
Difficulty:

Requires specific high level counters or weather boost

HP15,000 ATK200.66 DEF228.31
CP Range
Lvl 20 2119 - 2207 Lvl 25 2649 - 2759

Notable Weather

Boosts Boss's Moves Boosts Counters' Moves
Snow, Sunny / Clear, Windy, Cloudy Rain, Partly Cloudy

Fast Move Difficulty

Move Difficulty
Extrasensory Easy
Steel Wing Intermediate
Hidden Power Intermediate

Charge Move Difficulty

Move Difficulty
Brave Bird Easy
Fire Blast Easy
Solar Beam Challenging

Overview

Despite its high defense, the sheer power of Ho-oh's best counters and its double-weakness to the highly pervasive Rock Type make it a manageable duo. It's not going to be easy, as it's going to take a team or two of powerful counters, but it's definitely doable, especially in Partly Cloudy weather. Prioritize Rock Types, and be aware of the fact that Solar Beam in particular is a huge threat.

Approach

Team composition

  • Rampardos can help get ahead of the clock due to its sky-high DPS

  • Shadow Tyranitar is the strongest overall choice, sporting high DPS and TDO.

  • Rock Wrecker Rhyperior is another fantastic overall choice, and it's basically a somewhat weaker Shadow Tyranitar in this raid.

Note on Hidden Power

Current discoveries by the community suggest that Hidden Power is always Fighting Type when used by a raid boss. This makes life fairly difficult for many of Ho-oh's counters.

Battling strategy

  • Re-entering is necessary; Solar Beam sets may need an extra re-entry

Note: "Good" movesets are not necessarily viable at the level indicated.

Best Raid Boss Counters

Counters Viable at Lv.35
Rampardos Rampardos
Fast MoveCharge MoveRating

Pros:

  • Top DPS among Ho-oh's counters, great for getting ahead of the clock
  • Decent availability, has been featured in several events to date
  • Resists Brave Bird and Fire Blast

Cons:

  • Weak to Steel Wing and Hidden Power (Fighting)
  • Basically deleted by Solar Beam
  • Frail, needs to dodge charged moves to keep up its high DPS.
ShadowTyranitar Shadow Tyranitar
Fast MoveCharge MoveRating

Pros:

  • The strongest overall choice for this raid. It may not have the DPS of Rampardos, but its higher TDO makes it a very solid choice overall.

  • Resists Fire Blast and Brave Bird, double-resists Extrasensory

Cons:

  • Definitively worse vs. Solar Beam, but still the best option

  • Weak to Steel Wing and Solar Beam, double-weak to Hidden Power (Fighting)

  • Needs Smack Down, an Elite Move, to excel.

  • Shadow Pokemon, needs an event to remove Frustration, is expensive to raise, and tends to have low average IVs

Rhyperior Rhyperior
Fast MoveCharge MoveRating

Pros:

  • Great DPS with very high TDO makes Rhyperior a superior choice for this raid
  • Resists Brave Bird and Fire Bast
  • Good overall availability; has been available in numerous events, has had its own Community Day, and has been available since day 1

Cons:

  • Requires Rock Wrecker, an Elite Move, to be genuinely effective
  • Weak to Steel Wing and Hidden Power (Fighting), double-weak to Solar Beam
Terrakion Terrakion
Fast MoveCharge MoveRating

Pros:

  • Resists Fire Blast

Cons:

  • Weak to Steel Wing, Hidden Power (Fighting), and Solar Beam
  • Legendary Species, can be difficult to obtain candy for
Tyranitar Tyranitar
Fast MoveCharge MoveRating

Pros:

  • Good overall availability. Species has been available in several events and research lines, has had its own community day, and has been featured as a raid boss since the system's inception

  • Resists Fire Blast and Brave Bird, double-resists Extrasensory

Cons:

  • Definitively worse vs. Solar Beam

  • Weak to Steel Wing and Solar Beam, double-weak to Hidden Power (Fighting)

  • Needs Smack Down, an Elite Move, to excel.

ShadowOmastar Shadow Omastar
Fast MoveCharge MoveRating

Pros:

  • Double-resists Fire Blast, resists Brave Bird

Cons:

  • Needs Rock Throw, an Elite Move

  • Weak to Hidden Power (Fighting) and double-weak to Solar Beam

  • Shadow Pokemon, needs an event to remove Frustration, is expensive to raise, and tends to have low average IVs

Gigalith Gigalith
Fast MoveCharge MoveRating

Pros:

  • Resists Fire Blast and Brave Bird

Cons:

  • Weak to Steel Wing, Hidden Power (Fighting), and Solar Beam
Aerodactyl Aerodactyl
Fast MoveCharge MoveRating

Pros:

  • One of the only genuinely viable counters not weak to Solar Beam
  • Resists Fire Blast and Brave Bird

Cons:

  • Weak to Steel Wing
  • Acceptable DPS, but low TDO. Appreciates dodging
Landorus (Incarnate Forme) Landorus (Incarnate Forme)
Fast MoveCharge MoveRating

Pros:

  • One of the only genuinely viable counters not weak to Solar Beam
  • Resists Hidden Power (Fighting)

Cons:

  • Legendary Species, can be difficult to obtain candy for

Raid Graph