Best Ho-OH Raid Counters for Johto Event 2022

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Best Ho-OH Raid Counters for Johto Event 2022

The Pokemon Go Johto tour event will take place this weekend on February 26th from 9 AM to 9 PM local time. During the event, both trainers who purchase an event ticket and those who are playing on Saturday will have the opportunity to catch Pokemon first found in the Johto region. During the event, trainers will have a higher chance to encounter shiny versions of the Johto Pokemon. Johto tour event ticket holders will have an increased chance beyond the normal amount based on the side they choose (Gold/Silver). During the event, trainers will receive additional raid passes. While the event is ongoing,  Entei, Suicune, Raikou, Lugia, and Ho-OH raids will spawn.

Ho-OH Raid Stats

  • Ho-Oh is a fire, flying-type Pokemon.
  • It is weak to Rock, Water, electric-type moves.
  • Ho-Oh’s Raid CP is 50,064
  • Ho-Oh’s Base HP is 214
  • Its Attack is 239 and Defense is 244
  • The Base catch CP is between 2119-2207
  • The Boosted Catch CP is between 2649 to 2759
  • It is Weather Boosted by Sunny or clear weather
  • Its fast moves can be Extrasensory, Hidden Power, Incinerate, and Steel Wing.
  • Its Charged moves can be Brave Bird, Fire Blast, Sacred Fire, and Solar Beam

Ho-OH’ Raid Counters

Going into the Ho-OH Raid, trainers will need Pokemon with balanced stat or attacks. Overall, Ho-OH is one of the easiest Legendary bird Pokemon to take down in Pokemon Go with a well-rounded team. The raid can be easily completed by a team of 2 to 5 trainers; a team of 5 to 10 trainers is recommended but for a better completionist bonus a team of 10 to 20 can easily take it down.

Using Mega Pokemon such as Mega Blastoise or Mega Aerodactyl will make trainer’s lives easier. Ultimately, you will want to use water, Electric, or Rock Pokemon. Be careful, because the raid can be difficult if using grass, fighting, bug, -type, Ice, or Steel Pokemon.

Here are the best counters to overcoming the Ho-OH raid. Some of these recommendations can be substituted out for Pokemon with type advantage or a better move set.


  • Mega Blastoise – Water Gun & Hydro Cannon
  • Rampardos – Smack Down & Rock Slide
  • Shadow Tyranitar – Smack Down & Stone Edge
  • Rhyperior – Smack Down & Rock Wrecker/Stone Edge
  • Terrakion – Smack Down & Rock Slide
  • Gigalith – Smack Down & Rock Slide


  • Mega Aerodactyl – Rock Throw & Rock Slide
  • Shadow Omastar – Rock Throw & Rock Slide/Rock Blast
  • Landorus – Rock Throw & Rock Slide
  • Mega Manectric – Thunder Fang & Wild Charge
  • Mega Ampharos – Volt Switch & Power Gem
  • Mega Gyarados – Waterfall & Hydro Pump
  • Golem – Rock Throw & Stone Edge
  • Regirock – Rock Throw & Stone Edge
  • Crustle – Smack Down & Rock Slide
  • Aggron – Smack Down & Stone Edge
  • Zekrom – Charge Beam & Wild Charge
  • Melmetal – Thunder Shock & Rock Slide
  • Hippowdon – Thunder Fang & Weather Ball
  • Excadrill – Mud Shot & Rock Slide
  • Zapdos – Thunder Shock & Ancient Power
  • Sudowoodo – Rock Throw & Rock Slide

With a wide variety of choices, players should easily be able to take down the Ho-OH raid. A shiny Ho-OH will be available alongside Shadow Apex Ho-OH; Shadow Apex Ho-OH will be available to catch through the event alongside Shadow Apex Lugia. During the 12 hours of the Johto event, the Deoxys raid will be unavailable.

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