How to Catch Ho-oh in Pokemon Heartgold and Soulsilver
Want some literal firepower in your Pokemon arsenal? Then you need to know how to catch Ho-Oh in Pokemon HeartGold and SoulSilver!
The cover pokemon of Pokemon HeartGold, Ho-Oh is, as with other newer generation games, a staple encounter during the main game. In order to reach it you need to do the following:
- Beat the gyms of Johto
- Beat the five Kimono Girls of Ecruteak City
- Defeat Team Rocket in Goldenrod City and claim the Rainbow Wing after your victory
- Climb to the top of the Bell Tower just outside Ecruteak City
Once you reach the top of the Bell Tower you’ll find the Kimono Girls waiting, and they’ll summon Ho-Oh. You can then fight the fire- and flying-type and, hopefully, catch it. It’s at level 45, so be prepared for a tough brawl.
Despite Ho-Oh being the staple pokemon of Pokemon HeartGold, you can still snag it in SoulSilver as well, and via roughly the same process at the top of the Bell Tower. First, though, you need to defeat the Pokemon League for the first time and then travel to Kanto, where, in Pewter Town, you’ll find a man waiting with the Rainbow Wing. Take the wing to the Bell Tower to summon Ho-Oh, where it will descend and battle you – this time at level 70. (Your pokemon should be up to the task after traveling in Kanto, however, so don’t worry too much.)
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