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View Poll Results: Lugia or Ho-Oh?
Lugia 60 55.56%
Ho-Oh 48 44.44%
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Old September 6th, 2012 (07:04 PM).
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The old thread was dead, so time for a remake.

This one's easy, do you like the sea-dwelling Psychic/Flying Lugia or the sky guardian Fire/Flying Ho-Oh?

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Old September 6th, 2012 (10:35 PM). Edited September 23rd, 2012 by curiousnathan.
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Right now I'm liking Lugia much more than Ho-oh. Although I've supported Ho-oh countlessly, Lugia's design has really grown on me, to the point now that I prefer it over Ho-oh. In HGSS, Lugia looked amazing flying behind you! It's got a great design with a intricate stroyline behind it. However, the only think that made me dislike about it was the fact that it' typing is Psychic & Water, not Water & Flying.
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Lugia.
Lugia was the reason why my first game was Silver and from that moment, I've always prefered Lugia to Ho-Oh.
And Lugia looks much better as HG/SS OW =D
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Ho-Oh don't know why...Seems More Powerful to me
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Even though I bought SoulSilver, honestly I prefer Ho-Oh a little bit more. Sky appeals to me more than sea, and Ho-Oh has some sort of traditional, ancient look to it that makes me really love it.
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Old September 8th, 2012 (06:18 PM).
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Pokemon Silver was my first game I got when the second generation came out pulse Lugia got its own movie. Don't get me wrong though I like Ho-oh as well just not as much as Lugia.
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I like both of them for different reasons, but Lugia will always hold a special place in my heart after an epic Lugia vs. Lugia battle with my cousin back on Pokemon Gold. It ended up going so long that one of our Game Boy's batteries died, so I'll always prefer Lugia out of the two.
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Both are pretty boss, but I love Fire-type Pokémon, so it's Ho-Oh for me!
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Ho-Oh will ALWAYS be the best to me. I had both Pokemon Gold and Pokemon Heart Gold, and I liked Ho-Oh very much. I never liked Lugia at all, because of a HORRIBLE design, a HORRIBLE Type Combination, and it is a Defender not an Attacker. In Generation IV, Lugia became even more of a nuisance, because it's Battle Sprite Front is just Terrible. Plus Fire-Types are one of my Favourite Pokemon Types.
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I played SoulSilver, so I go with Lugia.

Not to mention it's a Psychic and it has association with Water, which are two of my favorite types.

It's definitely my fave Johto Legendary.
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I have SS but don't have HG so Lugia! And mainly because I captured him first before Ho-Oh and I love water types even though Lugia isn't the fact that it was seen in anime swimming and stuff I consider it a water types. I just love the design to!
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Ho-oh for me. I like its battle theme better than Lugia's and it has good offensive stats.
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Lugia just because it has a cool type.
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I prefer Lugia, mainly because Ho-oh looks like a mess of colours to me, but I love Lugias design as well, especially its shiny. But, I think Ho-oh is starting to grow on me. I am starting to like it's detailed design more and i'm starting to think that Lugia's design is a bit boring. Typewise, I prefer Ho-oh's typing and moves, but Lugia still gets my vote. :)
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Lugia. I'm not sure why, I think it's because of The Power of One. It's odd though, 'cause I do love Fire-types.
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Lugia FTW ! SS mascot, graceful, strong ... It's always been my fav since Silver version, I mean, I always prefered it over Ho-Oh, which is still a Pokémon I love anyway.
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They're both kinda overrated but I'd have to choose Lugia over Ho-Oh. One, Lugia has a bigger move pool and 2 Lugia's design looks a lot cooler.

Is it just me or did you guy's have a problem solving Ho-Oh's puzzle in the Ruin of Alph in Silver the first time you tried. It took me so long to figure it out cuz I never did it before but now can do it with no problems.
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Lugia! Tbh I always thought Lugia was either Flying/Dragon or Water/Dragon when I first saw it and even after I found out it wasn't it was still difficult to believe, but I love it nonetheless. It's very cute for a legendary Pokémon and it's a complete badass in battle whereas Ho-Oh seems mainly just for show imo. Moltres will always be the Fire bird legendary in my opinion since raining down firey meteors from the sky seems much cooler than a flying rainbow bird! But yeah, I love Lugia so I'm going with her n.n
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This is really difficult for me, I just love them both xD. But if I had to pick one I'd actually said the colourful Ho-oh. The design is colourful and elegant, Ho-oh resembles this huge bird. And since birds are some of my favourite creatures, why not love Ho-oh xD? Honestly, it's a great legendary in my opinion. And since I played HG first, I kinda grew on Ho-oh before encountering Lugia.

Lugia is pretty awesome too, but I prefer Ho-oh.
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Ho-oh

-It was one of the first Pokemon Ash saw and holds a lot of symbolism within that scene

-In HG/SS it makes a lot more sense with the Kimono girls

-It was born from the ashes of the burnt tower and also created the 3 legendary felines, Entei/Raikou/Suicune

I still love Lugia and I have a lot of memories from it, but Ho-Oh just beats it in concept, design, and I feel overall usefulness in my opinion.
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Ho-oh. They're both pretty awesome, but I've always thought Lugia should've had a secondary Water typing or something, it just.. It doesn't make sense to me. I love both of their signature moves, and I love that they're both available in each game, I just prefer Ho-oh because its typing makes more sense, and as someone mentioned, it makes more sense with the Kimono Girls story (at least, to my knowledge. The fact that Ho-oh is actually in Ecruteak City seems to make a lot of sense). Otherwise they're both pretty great!
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Ho-Oh.

Ho-Oh seemed to fit with the Ancient Japan Koto theme that HGSS had going for it. So I like Ho-Oh a little better.
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I think it's a case of "the grass is greener on the other side" for me. When I originally played Gold version, I was really jealous that my brother - who bought Silver - got to capture Lugia. This was probably because I preferred its design, as well as its placement in the upcoming second Pokemon movie. In contrast, Ho-oh looked ugly, had a boring movepool and weird name. Fast forward many years, and I get SoulSilver for the DS. Now, all of a sudden, I really like Ho-oh but can't get it until much later in the game. Lugia, on the other hand, feels dated and old, with a weird typing combination that makes no sense.

So, yeah. Moral of the tale: I'm ridiculously fickle! :D
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Lugia, for what (most) people would say is a pretty stupid reason, but when I first got on the internet the first friend I made loved Lugia, and ever since then the Pokemon held a special place in my heart.
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Lugia, its so awesome. I like Ho-Oh also, but I like Lugia's design more.
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