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View Poll Results: Ho-Oh or Lugia?
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Old November 6th, 2012, 01:28 PM
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Lugia was my favorite pokemon back in the GSC days. I always thought it looked bigger and badder than Ho-Oh.
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Old November 6th, 2012, 01:34 PM
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I love Ho-Oh because of the mythology behind it but I also love Lugia for its superb design, both are also a ton of fun to use in battle as well so my hands are pretty much tied when it comes to choosing one in this case tbh.
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Old November 6th, 2012, 02:59 PM
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I'll definitely go for Lugia. In my opinion it is one of the strongest pokemon in the game (and one of the most difficult to catch)... Besides, it looks gorgeous, Whenever I play the game, I have him in my patrty. It can beat flying, fighting, fire, ghost, bug, rock, ground, etc.
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Old November 13th, 2012, 10:36 AM
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For me, it's always been Lugia. He just always so awesome. It doesn't help that the first Pokemon movie I remember seeing was 2000, and that my very first video game (period) was Silver.
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Old November 21st, 2012, 07:29 AM
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Lugia is so cool. I always thought it was a dragon type, though. I first saw it in the Pokemon 2000 movie, and loved it to bits.
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Old November 21st, 2012, 07:46 AM
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When I was little, I did not like colorful things (still do not like it as an adult) so that gravitated me to Pokemon Silver because Lugia was not colorful. Once I knew that Lugia can learn water type moves, I knew in my heart that it was way better than Ho-oh because I can keep spamming water type moves like Surf and Hydro Pump. Until this day, I will always pick Lugia and defeat Ho-oh with water type moves :D


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Old December 1st, 2012, 05:30 PM
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I remember buying Silver back then, and I thought Lugia was awesome. It's Aeroblast attack was just epic. It was actually the first legendary pokemon which I caught easily, using only 1 ultra ball
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Old December 2nd, 2012, 02:44 PM
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Lugia. Although I'm probably going to end up getting HG, and not SS when I decide to buy one of them, but that's just because of the exclusives.
Suicune still has the most nostalgia for me because Crystal was my first Pokemon game.
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Old December 2nd, 2012, 04:26 PM
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Ho-Oh for me. Gold version was the first in the series I beat, and I've always preferred Ho-Oh's story to Lugia's.
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Old December 2nd, 2012, 05:20 PM
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They're both powerful beasts but I gotta say Lugia is my favorite.
It flies, it is psychic, and it lives in ocean caves. This is too cool to me.
Lugia is more beautiful too.
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Old December 3rd, 2012, 05:48 AM
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I choose Ho-oh because he is my 2nd favourite legendary pokemon (after Shaymin) and he looks better than lugia (I think ) But ..... if I compare shiny Ho-oh and shiny Lugia, I choose shiny Lugia.
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Old December 3rd, 2012, 06:04 PM
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Lugia, without a doubt. I think it is one of the coolest out there. I definitely have to agree the movie really sealed the deal. Ho-oh always seems so absent, and really has done nothing to win me over. Lugia will always have my heart based on the awesome learnsets, and its role in the anime/movies.

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Old December 4th, 2012, 11:43 AM
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My favorite was Lugia. Only because I originally got, Pokemon Silver over Gold.
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Ho-oh, just wished he looked more like a Pheonix.
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Old December 4th, 2012, 01:59 PM
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I choose Lugia :D
I remember using Lugia so many times in Crystal.. Good times
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Old December 4th, 2012, 03:29 PM
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I like both of the legendaries equally. The only reason I voted for Ho-oh is that I've always played Gold and HeartGold a lot more than Silver and SoulSilver.
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Old December 7th, 2012, 06:21 AM
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I didn't expect there were more Lugia fans than Ho-Oh, but I choose Lugia! Lugia is my favorite Pokemon ever. Though I like Ho-Oh a lot too.
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Old December 9th, 2012, 06:47 PM
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Ho-oh was always my first choice, hands down. Version bias ftw?
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Old January 3rd, 2013, 11:08 AM
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Lugia is almost like a god like pokemon while hooh comes off as just another bird.
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Old January 3rd, 2013, 04:52 PM
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I lean towards Lugia, probably because I started out with Silver and >nostalgia. Also, Lugia can talk in movie 2. Let's see Ho-Oh do that!
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Old January 3rd, 2013, 05:01 PM
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I wanted to vote for Lugia,but I played Gold & Heart Gold first,so I went with Ho-oh instead,
It's stats are almost better than lugia anyway.
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Old January 3rd, 2013, 09:38 PM
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Well since this is the Metal Generation, as a child I liked Lugia better, he looked cooler, and had a great story in the anime, idk I just liked him better, now I like them equally after playing HeartGold xD
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Old January 3rd, 2013, 10:16 PM
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I lean towards Lugia, probably because I started out with Silver and >nostalgia. Also, Lugia can talk in movie 2. Let's see Ho-Oh do that!
I can see Pokemon the Movie 2000 definitely influencing my preference for Lugia as favourite 'legendary bird' from the GSC series. Despite playing Gold first, I've never really been a fan of Ho-oh (and bought SoulSilver when the remakes were made).
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Old January 5th, 2013, 04:55 PM
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Lugia, it looks awesome! Also, I remember that I'd always clone them and take them to the E4. :3
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Old January 5th, 2013, 06:21 PM
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Aeroblast almost sealed this for me back in the day, but being that I had Gold a newly caught Lugia would never know this wonderful move. Given that, Ho-oh got a bit more battle time from me. I quite like it more these days whereas Lugia I find somehow miss-able.
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