View Full Version : whos better ho oh or lugia
September 28th, 2007, 7:44 AM
well it has to be asked who is better out of ho oh and lugia all round leave ur posts here
September 28th, 2007, 7:47 AM
Moved to Pokémon General.
September 28th, 2007, 7:48 AM
Lugia is generally better, it has better defenses and is faster.
Ho-oh is better at attacking, but it's hurt badly by Stealth Rock.
September 28th, 2007, 8:04 AM
Quad weaknesses to Rock aren't fun.
Lugia is one of 3 legendaries I can stomach (along with Raikou and Shaymin), just because of the good memories with him in my Silver way back when.
September 28th, 2007, 8:06 AM
Lugia is one of the best walls, if not, the best wall out there. With its ability, Pressure, and with the use of Reflect / Light screen, it's practically impossible to break. Ho-oh's movepool isn't as diverse as many of its Uber friends, making it less effective as a sweeper.
September 28th, 2007, 8:12 AM
Ho-oh is cool, but yeah, lugia is pwnage, even in ubers...one of the best ubers...can take any special hit except maybe a soul dew latios Thunderbolt...but still amazing. Ho-oh has that SpD too, they both rock, but lugia is better.
September 28th, 2007, 8:21 AM
Ho-Oh, although I hate to say it. Lugia is the greatest Legendary in Pokemon history. Ho-Oh has an okay movepool, average defences and great Attack (albeit with few attacks with which to use it). Lugia's purely defensive.
September 28th, 2007, 9:35 AM
I'd say Ho-Oh. It's Sacred Fire attack is awesome - 50% chance of burning. And Pressure ensures that the opponent will eventually wear down on healing/status cure moves.
September 28th, 2007, 11:05 AM
Lugia, in my opinion. First off, yeah, better speed and defenses, although I admit that Ho-oh has better offensive stats (...with less speed). Second, okay, so Lugia doesn't have the attack power or the 50% chance to burn the opponent (which probably really wouldn't matter all that much anyway, considering Ho-oh's offensive stats... or midland defenses), but it is a fairly impressive wall, which has already been touched upon already. Third, as also touched upon already, Ho-oh's got a 4x weakness to Rock-type moves. So, either way, it's "lol, Rock Slide/Stone Edge."
And to complete the package and respond to DarkArcz, Lugia has Pressure too. ^_-
September 28th, 2007, 11:07 AM
Both have amazing exclusive moves though. Who doesn't love sacred fire and aeroblast? Sacred fire FTW! They both have 160 base SpD I believe...ouch.
September 28th, 2007, 12:23 PM
ho-oh > lugia coolnesswise
lugia > ho-oh battlewise
ho-oh > lugia statwise
lugia > ho-oh movewise
September 28th, 2007, 12:25 PM
my 1st legandary, and much stronger.
September 28th, 2007, 12:39 PM
Lugia, for all reasons previously stated about how much greater it is in competitive battling. I also prefer Lugia for the overall design. Shame it completely slipped my mind what beast Lugia is based upon...
And Aeroblast makes me giddy with destructive glee.
September 28th, 2007, 2:40 PM
They both have 160 base SpD I believe...ouch.
Close enough. But Lugia also has 130 Defense, compared to Ho-oh's 90, and Ho-oh kinda needs those points. o_o
ho-oh > lugia statwise
They're actually the same. Just allotted to different stats. Lugia has 90 Attack and S Attack but 130 Defense and 110 Speed. Ho-oh has 130 Attack and 110 S Attack but 90 in both Defense and Speed. I guess it depends, then, on what you want to use the legendary for. Lugia might last longer in battle because of the higher Defense and Speed (for setting up) and lack of a 4x weakness to a type a lot of physical fighters tend to use, but on the other hand, Ho-oh can deliver harder hits before it goes down.
September 28th, 2007, 3:25 PM
That and ho-oh can burn the foe with sacred fire, making its defense much higher. EDIT: Well, not exactly, but it helps it take hits is what I'm saying.
September 28th, 2007, 4:41 PM
I had a thread just like this but anyways I think that Rugia is better because it can learn Water attacks and also it having Ancient Power 4x weakness to Houou