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Ho-Oh (Pokémon)

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Trivia
* It is directly implied in a myth in {{5v2|Gold|Silver|Crystal|HeartGold|SoulSilver}} that Ho-Oh revived {{p|Raikou}}, {{p|Entei}}, and {{p|Suicune}} upon their original deaths.
* As of [[Generation VI]], Ho-Oh is the only game mascot to lose its signature move.
* It's the heaviest Pokémon that can be taken to the sky by using {{m|Sky Drop}} from Generation VI onward.
 
===Origin===
Ho-Oh may be based on the legend of the {{wp|Phoenix (mythology)|phoenix}}, specifically the {{wp|Fenghuang}}, the immortal phoenix of China from which it derives its name. It may also be based on the {{wp|Huma bird}}, a Legendary bird that is said to never rest, living its entire life flying continuously, and resurrects itself and others in its own ashes and flames; it is a symbol of fortune and friendship and will bestow happiness to anyone who simply glimpses it. Many cultures view the Phoenix and Huma as symbols of resurrection; this is seen in Ho-Oh, which was reborn rising from [[Sacred Ash|its own ashes]] and had a hand in resurrecting {{p|Suicune}}, {{p|Raikou}} and {{p|Entei}}; additionally, this is also reflected by its Hidden Ability {{a|Regenerator}}.
 
Given its category, it may also be an embodiment of the rainbow, very likely inspired by the multicolored aspect of the Fenghuang or by the rainbow-feathered bird god {{wp|Achiyalabopa}}. Ho-Oh could also be inspired by many other {{wp|firebird}}s; some notable examples are the {{wp|Three-legged crow#Japan|three-legged bird}}, {{wp|Simurgh}}, and the {{wp|Firebird (Slavic folklore)|Ember Bird}}.
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