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Pokémon Go legendary Pokémon Shadow Ho-Oh Raid: Best Moveset, Counters, and Tips

Guide for the best counters against Shadow Ho-Oh during Battle Raids!

Shadow Ho-Oh is a Tier 5 legendary Shadow Raid Boss in Pokémon Go. Shadow Raids allow you to fight against Shadow Pokémon and also give you a chance to capture them. It is based on the Greek creature named Pheonix. The creature is based on the red peacock, which is based on the vermillion bird which can be found in the south. It will be very difficult to fight against Shadow Ho-Oh as Shadow Pokémon are very tough to fight against and as it is also a legendary Pokémon on top of that. So in this Pokémon Go guide, we are going to talk about the best ways and counters that you can use against Shadow Ho-Oh to secure your victory.

Shadow Ho-Oh in Pokémon Go

Shadow Ho-Oh is a dual-type Fire and Flying Pokémon in Pokémon Go. It has a maximum CP of 4367 at level 50 and is weak towards Rock, Electric, and Water-type attacks. Shadow Shards and Purified Gems are a must to carry into battle against Shadow Ho-Oh as you will stand no chance of winning without them. It is a very difficult Pokémon to fight against so if you are a low-level trainer or don’t have the ideal counters, going in a team of more than ten trainers is recommended.

Shadow Ho-Oh Moveset

Pokémon Go Shadow Ho-Oh moveset
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The best moves from the moveset of Shadow Ho-Oh are Incinerate and Brave Bird. Both of them have a combined DPS of 93.1. it is also the best combination of moves that can be used in both Pokémon Gyms and PvP battles. Other good options from its movepool include Steel Wing, Extrasensory, Fire Blast, and Solar Beam amongst others options.

Best counters against Shadow Ho-Oh in Pokémon Go

Here’s the list of the best counters that you can use against Shadow Ho-Oh to have the best chance at winning.

  • Diancie (Mega): Rock Throw/Rock Slide
  • Tyranitar (Mega): Smack Down/Stone Edge
  • Aerodactyl (Mega): Rock Throw/Rock Slide
  • Rampardos: Smack Down/Rock Slide
  • Rhyperior: Smack Down/Rock Wrecker
  • Tyrantrum: Rock Throw/Meteor Beam
  • Terrakion: Smack Down/Rock Slide
  • Rayquaza (Mega): Dragon Tail/Ancient Power
  • Kyogre (Primal): Waterfall/Origin Pulse
  • Gigalith: Smack Down/Meteor Beam
  • Tyranitar: Smack Down/Stone Edge
  • Aurorus: Rock Throw/Meteor Beam
  • Swampert (Mega): Water Gun/Hydro Cannon
  • Aerodactyl: Rock Throw/Rock Slide
  • Archeops: Wing Attack/Rock Slide
  • Landorus (Incarnate): Rock Throw/Rock Slide
  • Landorus: Rock Throw/Rock Slide
  • Aggron (Mega): Smack Down/Meteor Beam
  • Ampharos (Mega): Bolt Switch/Power Gem
  • Nihilego: Acid/Rock Slide
  • Aggron: Smack Down/Meteor Beam
  • Omastar: Rock Throw/Rock Slide
  • Blastoise (Mega): Water Gun/Hydro Cannon
  • Arcanine (Hisuian): Snarl/Rock Slide
  • Golem (Alola): Rock Throw/Stone Edge
  • Avalugg (Hisuian): Powder Snow/Rock Slide
  • Rayquaza: Dragon Tail/Ancient Power
  • Zekrom: Charge Beam/Fusion Bolt
  • Melmetal: Thunder Shock/Rock Slide
  • Kleavor: Quick Attack/Rock Slide
Pokémon Go Ho-Oh counters
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Shadow Ho-Oh gets boosted in Sunny and Windy weather so you should try to avoid them at all costs. This will be an extremely difficult raid to fight in, so unless you have the absolute best counters don’t even think about going into battle with any less than ten trainers in your team.

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