Second Generation Following the success of Red, Blue and Yellow, Pokémon Gold, Silver and Crystal introduced fans to an exciting new world full of new Pokémon to find, catch and train. Reminisce about your favourite moments in the Johto region, share your adventures and argue about the Johto master race.

View Poll Results: Ho-Oh or Lugia?
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Old October 10th, 2012 (5:58 PM). Edited November 14th, 2012 by Sydian.
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Pokemon Gold and Silver mark the first time a legendary would be used as the box mascot, and would set the standard for all main games (as of now) to follow. Both of them had some heavy back story in their respective games, and both of them look pretty bad ass. So the question here is which one do you like better? The majestic beast of the sea, Lugia, or the rainbow bird, Ho-Oh? Or are they just too great to choose one?

I personally have always preferred Lugia over Ho-Oh. Even though I like Fire types much more, The Power of One pulled me over to Lugia. I used to pretend I was a baby Lugia when I would go swimming, lol. And obviously Ho-Oh couldn't swim... :P So that answers that for me! But I think they're both great legendaries and they look fantastic.
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    Game-wise, I always thought Lugia's Aeroblast was like one of the most boss things ever, and that gave me a real vibe that Lugia was something awesome. Ho-oh didn't have the same feeling, and I do prefer Lugia's more simplistic design.

    The Power of One is really the icing on the cake, because it sets Lugia apart as something else, something with a caring understanding and makes it a truly unique legendary. What has Ho-oh had in the anime? A random sighting in the first episode, and then again in one of the last in the original series?

    Lugia really resonates more with me, plus I got Silver because I liked it better way back when. Lugia it is for me.
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      While I think Ho-oh is more majestic then Lugia. I prefer Lugiamore then Ho-oh even though I do like both of them. Lugia became oneof my all time favorite Pokemon after I saw the Power of One. I alsogot Silver Version before I got Gold Version.
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        They are both awesome, but Lugia is my favourite. Not only did he get his own movie, but he also feels like the more... what's the word... majestic? I don't know but he has an aura around him. Besides that, the nostalgia level with him is through the roof.
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        Old October 11th, 2012 (1:42 AM).
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          I always prefer Ho-Oh because it was a great help to my team in Gold.
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          Old October 11th, 2012 (2:07 AM).
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          In GSC, although I prefer Lugia in HGSS, I much prefer Ho-Oh. Mainly due to the fact of its sprite. It's colourful and lively and I definitely think that's what any legendary should be! Plus the nostalgic factor having played Gold instead of Silver or Crystal maintains a heavy role on influencing my preference as well.
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            Lugia, the master of the sea. For competitive reasons, and also for a design reason. Also because it's the emblem of the awesome Silver game.
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            Always thought that it was awesome that we got to see Ho-oh well before any other Johto Pokemon thanks to the anime, but Lugia will always hold a special place in my heart thanks to a Lugia vs. Lugia battle that I had against my cousin when I was younger.
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              Ohh I love ho oh much more than lugia. He seems so much more... I guess or could say godlike... no how about magestic. He's much more magestic than lugia and it feels so much more worthwhile in gold when I reach the top of tin tower and i am staring at the face of death, or something like that. I can just imagine reaching the top, hearing the wind blowing, and walking up to this massive red bird.
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                Considering Silver Version was the first game I fully played through to the end, along with my first lv. 100, I definitely prefer Lugia.

                And, it just looks cooler lol.
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                  As much as I do love Ho-Oh, I'll always choose Lugia. Just like the mascots of Silver & SoulSilver, because the Silvers actually has more of my favorite pokemon on their respectable games also. I adore. Not to mention he doesn't have a 4x weakness, which Ho-Oh does. I much prefer Aeroblast over Sacred Fire, as I like Special moves better than Physical overall.

                  Lugia, the guardian of the sea, would for sure have a water type as a third typing. Even though some think it actually IS a water type, which it isn't LOL. So Lugia wins in every aspect for me, with the exception of the design which would be a draw there.
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                    Even though I purchased SoulSilver, I prefer Ho-Oh by a considerable amount. She just seems so majestic and ancient, and kind of mysterious. Her design is less plain than Lugia's (although Lugia's design is still kickass) and she sort of stands out among other legendaries to me. Battle-wise, I don't really know. They're both legendary so they should both help your team out a lot lol.
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                      I'm pretty sure I picked Silver over Gold when I got them both for my birthday because of Lugia. That said, I've always preferred Lugia. I can't really think of anything that Ho-Oh has that Lugia doesn't to me other than being colorful, but I like Lugia's colors just as much.
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                        It's easily Ho-oh for me. It's the reason I choose Pokemon Gold way back when.

                        I've always felt Lugia was overrated.
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                          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?
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                          Lugiaaaaaa ♥ I don't like Fire types so that's an instant bonus for Lugia, but I just think it's such a majestic and powerful Pokémon that it deserves some recognition. Ho-Oh is a Pokémon that I've always seen as being somewhat bland tbh, it doesn't really have that many interesting features about it other than looking like a rainbow, so I'd definitely go with Lugia as a favourite. Also in a battle, I think I know which would win. Hydro Pump vs Sacred Fire? ;)
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                            I always liked Luiga more for two reasons. For one I had the silver game as a kid, so that played a huge part in the decision. The other reason is that Ho-Oh has just such a stupid name.

                            However, I had to draw both of them recently and when I paid attention to the details Ho-Oh looked somehow so much more awesome than I had always given it credit for (and I would constantly mess up Lugia), that I now think they are both great. Still voting for Lugia, though.
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                              Lugia is the shizznazz. And Ho-Oh doesn't even look like a real pokemon haaha :p

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                                For me it was Lugia even though i have HG.
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                                LUGIA. It was one of the first legendaries I've seen and loved in the movies as part of my childhood. It has such an awesomely majestic form. Who can deny that? <3
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                                  I prefer Ho-oh even though the requirements for it in Crystal are complete BS
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                                  Lugia has always been one of my very favourites, and is at the top of the list when it comes to legendaries. It took me quite a while to catch it, seeing as its location wasn't quite as obvious as Ho-oh's, since it was located deep within one of several caves out in the ocean, whereas Ho-oh was at the top of a tower that was inaccessible before you got the Rainbow Wing, so not quite equal on that part. But anyways, I used it, and it was amazing. Pretty much became my favored Pokemon of use throughout the rest of my second generation experience, and it was quite a help when playing through the games or battling against my friends, and I've just generally bonded much more with it than I have with Ho-oh. It is also one of my favourite Pokemon in any of the movies :D
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                                    Honestly, I got no idea. I remember playing Pokemon Gold and trying super hard to catch my first Legendary Pokemon, Ho-Oh, on the way to a Picnic. And I remember being so happy about that and the next day at school I showed my friends who were also playing Pokemon on the Gameboy. It were those moments of playing the game with Ho-Oh that made me like Ho-Oh. But now I kinda lean towards to Lugia, because it looks a hell of a lot better then Ho-Oh, but it's the childhood memory of liking Ho-Oh that makes me choose Ho-Oh.
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                                    Lugia, cos I not only prefer Psychic-types over Fire-types but it also has association with Water, which is another of my fave types.

                                    It's also my fave Johto legendary too.
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