Even though I played all Gen II games, Ho-oh was the pokemon I considered the best of that Gen. He was the part of my All Legends team, and he rocked. All my friends were Lugia fans, I challenged them 1 on 1, and Ho-oh everytime kicked Lugia's ass.
My Ho-oh had Sacred Fire, Earthquake, Thunder bolt and Recover. Combine that moveset with 350+ Sp. Attack and 300+ Attack and that massive speed, do you think anyone out of the 251 other than Mewtwo can stand against him. Huh?