Pokemon GO Introduces Ho-Oh as Raid Battle Boss

There’s a new legendary Pokemon out in Pokemon GO Raid Battles. The new boss is Ho-Oh, the legendary bird from the Johto region. Ho-Oh will be popping up as a Raid Battle boss worldwide until December 12th, 2017. It won’t be showing up in EX Raids, which should make it a bit more available. That is, if we don’t take into account the likely pretty low capture rate.

Pokemon GO Introduces Ho-Oh as Raid Battle Boss
Pokemon GO Introduces Ho-Oh as Raid Battle Boss

The Pokemon GO Global Catch Challenge has been a resounding success. Trainers worldwide managed to catch three billion Pokemon and unlock all three reward tiers. If you played while the rewards lasted, there was double XP, double Stardust, and regional Pokemon appearing in areas they normally don’t. However, Niantic has more surprises up their sleeve. The legendary bird Ho-Oh has started appearing as a Raid Battle Boss. According to the Pokemon GO website, and it’ll stay around until December 12th, 2017. And, best of all, it’s not an EX Raid, as some have been speculating!

Ho-Oh will appear in Pokemon GO worldwide, so that’s good news for everyone that wants to go out and catch the legendary bird. In other words, it’ll likely be more available than, say, Mewtwo or Lugia. Double so, considering that, like we’ve mentioned, it seems that Ho-Oh won’t be an EX Raid. Now, don’t get me wrong, I’m not necessarily against EX Raids as a thing, in principle. What I am against is the current state that they’re in. That said, I’m glad that Niantic appears to be listening to the complaints and taking some steps to rectify the situation. Of course, there’s also the matter of Ho-Oh’s catch rate. Legendary Pokemon are notoriously difficult to catch, and if that’s the case with Ho-Oh, too, then be prepared to pull out even more hair out in frustration.

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