Ho-Oh (Japanese: ホウオウ Houou) is a Fire/Flying-type legendary Pokémon. It is not known to evolve into any other Pokémon. It lives in Johto.


According to the anime, Ho-Oh lived in the Tin Tower in ancient times. When a war broke out, burning both the Tin Tower and the Brass Tower down, it created Raikou, Entei, and Suicune, and all four disappeared. Later, a new Tin Tower was erected, but Ho-Oh since then has never come back for sure. A sacred flame known as the "Prayer Flame" from Ho-Oh burns in the Dragon's Den; it was obtained during the same war.


Ho-Oh (anime)Edit

A Ho-Oh appeared to Ash at the end of the first episode, flying alongside a rainbow across the sky after the thunderstorm.

After competing in the Silver Conference, Ash saw Ho-Oh flying towards Hoenn. This encouraged him to get over his depression at his loss and continue his journey.

Ho-Oh was seen flying into the sunset at the end of Battling the Enemy Within!. This time, Brock, May, Max, Scott and Brandon saw Ho-Oh as well (on a slightly related note, this time, someone other than Ash managed to identify it first).


Ho-Oh had a cameo appearance during the opening sequence for Jirachi: Wish Maker.

In the eighth movie, Mew transforms into Ho-Oh. Also, one appeared in the opening of the film.

Ho-Oh made a small cameo in the introductions of the movies The Rise of Darkrai, Arceus and the Jewel of Life, and Zoroark: Master of Illusions.

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Dexter in IL001: Pokémon, I Choose You!.