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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 October 13th, 2012 (9:15 PM).
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While Ho-oh has his strong points, such as an epic design and even more epic battle music, I have to go with Lugia! A lot of my love is nostalgia, but I always adored its simplistic but powerful (and huggable!) design--his "invisible cheeseburger" hands definitely added fuel to my love-fire! And I just love Aeroblast to pieces! It's hands-down one of my favorite attacks.
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Ho-Oh for life! I just love Sacred Fire! It's one of the few physical fire type moves, and as such is very useful in certain situations. Plus purple flames are really cool.

This isn't to say I only like him for his signature move. He's really cool design wise too.
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    I've played Silver/Soul Silver so many times, so I really appreciate Ho-oh more, even if you can obtain it later in the game. And the design is pretty awesome. Not to mention he comes with a Sacred Ash. Lugia comes with squat.
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    Old October 17th, 2012 (6:07 PM).
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      Ho-oh, duh, it is the guardian of the sky, and the creator of the three beasts. Plus Fire + Flying = excellent type combination, and lets not forget the Sacred Ash item it drops. Ho-oh for the win!!!
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      Old October 17th, 2012 (9:47 PM).
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        Ho-oh all the way! I'm more offensively inclined in battle so I much rather have the offensive powerhouse that is Ho-oh than the great wall known as Lugia.
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        Old October 17th, 2012 (10:58 PM).
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        Lugia. It's funny I got both Gold and HeartGold but prefer Lugia over Ho-Oh. I really like both aloit though. I kind of grow on to Lugia though because of Pokemon 2000:The Power of One. And I have fond memories of cloning many Lugia with my friends as a little kid.
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        Old October 18th, 2012 (12:14 AM).
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        I like the wall that is Lugia. I preferred the design of him and there was just a 'cool' vibe coming from him. I like both of them, but Lugia pips it for me.
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        Old October 18th, 2012 (1:05 AM).
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          I prefer Ho-oh due to it's design and it's based on a phoenix which are cool.
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          Old October 18th, 2012 (6:37 AM).
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            You can catch both in both games so its a choice in who you want have early

            Lugia First- Soulsliver
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            Old October 21st, 2012 (11:00 AM).
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              Lugia for me, just because I always thought it looked cooler.
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              Old October 21st, 2012 (11:03 AM).
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                I've always been a Lugia fan-girl. The dance and music before Lugia's appearance in SoulSilver sold me all over again. xD

                (the movie also sealed the deal)

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                Old October 21st, 2012 (1:44 PM).
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                Lugia, mainly due to personal bias. When it comes down to it, I honestly kinda prefer Ho-oh's design over Lugia, just because it's more colorful and resembles a bird more (B]), but it also pulls off a really terrifying facial expression, where, even though Lugia does too at times, it's less scary, and tend to look more desperate lol. But as I said, personal bias on Lugia, due to all my experiences with it from Silver. After seeing it kicking tail in a battle between my brother and a friend of his, I decided I wanted my own, and even with that, it wasn't like I hadn't tried looking for it. The place it was located was less notable than a huge freaking tower in a town, so I actually found Ho-oh before I got to Lugia, but once I finally found it in the Whirl Isles after searching for a long time, I was a) Very disappointed that it wasn't a Water type, and b) SUPER FREAKING EXCITED to finally get it. So I used it pretty much for the rest of my Silver versions life, but now it's long gone, borrowed out to a friend of mine who then lost it afterwards. :(
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                  I voted Ho-Oh even though most people prefer Lugia.
                  My first game was Silver which was my cousins but my first proper game that belonged to me was Gold.
                  And i prefer Ho-Oh in general anyway.
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                  Old October 23rd, 2012 (12:04 AM).
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                  Ho-oh for forever and always. Access to Regenerator, Sacred Fire being a better exclusive move, his design, his typing, everything. Plus I love how more mysterious and exclusive he is in the games compared to his counterpart (who is also awesome in my books but no where in comparison to my boo.) Ho-oh is probably my favorite legendary along with Virizion and Mewtwo. <3
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                  Old November 1st, 2012 (4:41 AM).
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                    I prefer Ho-oh, looks something more godlike and ancient, it's just awesome, a real LEGENDARY pokémon.
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                    Old November 1st, 2012 (4:50 AM).
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                      I like Ho-oh much better. Part of this might just be the fact that it was shown in the first episode of the anime, but also it's design seems better for a legendary pokemon than lugia's. Also, it seemed like Ho-oh had a sort of cult at the Tin Tower, which makes it seem even more awesome.
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                      Old November 1st, 2012 (5:04 AM).
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                      LUGIA. I simply love its design and it has always been more special to me than Ho-oh due to the fact that it starred in the pokemon movie I first watched when I was young. I always thought it was water & psychic type at first though, but flying & psychic is cool too. I just don't have a special connection to Ho-oh like I have with Lugia, so Lugia is definitely my choice. <3
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                      Old November 1st, 2012 (9:26 AM).
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                        Ho-Oh ftw, I always loved it ever since gold. I've also always found sacred fire to be infinitely superior to aeroblast.
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                          I'm a bit stuck in this mess. I love the way Lugia looks over Ho-oh. However I like Ho-oh's moves and type over Lugia.
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                          Old November 3rd, 2012 (1:52 AM).
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                            Lugia. Who could forget the Power of One! Oooh Lovely memories! I still haven't seen Ho-oh in a movie as the main character.

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                            Old November 28th, 2012 (1:28 PM). Edited November 28th, 2012 by johnnyman.
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                              Ho-oh, because the design/sprite is amazing, and I think Ho-oh is very underrated, and I should think it needs more love.

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                              Old November 28th, 2012 (1:57 PM).
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                                Ho-Oh is a quite a legendary right...No episodes or movies showing HO-OH battling...just an opening of the movie and mew who changed its form to HO-OH~~

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                                Ho-Oh. The whole theme HGSS was trying to set up is more fitting with Ho-Oh in mind, and I just like it a lot more than Lugia in every way. I grew up playing Silver so I was a little frustrated with that in mind.
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                                  I like them both, don't get me wrong

                                  But something about Lugia seems a little more likable to me. It feels like it's design portrays a certain set of characteristics I like more than Ho-Oh. He's also a bit more cute I think.

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                                    Ho-Oh. I just find it to be more interesting than Lugia, which I have no problems with.
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