The horrendously bad year that was 2020 has finally gone away for good, and – while there’s little to be optimistic about for the next 12-months – Pokémon Go at least has a packed events calendar for January. Aside from the current New Year’s event, there is also a Shiny Ho-Oh raid available. Here you’ll discover how to beat the Shiny Ho-Oh raid in Pokémon Go during January 2021 by knowing its weakness and suitable counters.

Know that Shiny Ho-Oh will only be available until January 5th at 10:00 local time. Once it’s turn has finished, fans will then be able to anticipate many more Legendary Raids and Mega Bosses such as Genesect with Burn Drive, Heatran, and Kyogre and Groudon. There is also a surprise encounter that will be happening on January 26th.

But, away from all of the upcoming mentioned above, below you’ll discover how to beat the Shiny Ho-Oh raid in Pokémon Go during January 2021 by using suitable counters to exploit its weakness.

How to beat Shiny Ho-Oh in Pokémon Go

Shiny Ho-Oh will appear as a raid boss to beat in Pokémon Go on January 1st at 13:00 PT.

This means that Shiny Ho-Oh should also be available to beat as a raid boss in Pokémon Go on the same day at 16:00 ET and 21:00 GMT.

Once it has finally arrived, you will have until 10:00 local time on January 5th to conquer it.

In order to best it, you will want to know its weakness so you can select from a plethora of suitable counters.

Pokémon Go Ho-Oh weakness and counters

Ho-Oh is a Fire and Flying-type with a major weakness to Rock in Pokémon Go, so suitable counters include Rampardos and Rhyperior.

It also has a weakness to Electric and Water, but you’ll want to focus on Ground-type counters to beat Ho-Oh in Pokémon Go thanks to this boasting the most damage.

Below you’ll find a list of possible creatures to use:

  • Rampardos – Smack Down, Rock Slide
  • Tyranitar – Smack Down, Stone Edge
  • Rhyperior – Smack Down, Rock Wrecker (Stone Edge)
  • Terrakion – Smack Down, Rock Slide
  • Aggron – Smack Down, Stone Edge
  • Golem – Rock Throw, Stone Edge
  • Omastar – Rock Throw, Rock Slide (Hyrdo Pump)

All counters and weaknesses come courtesy of Pokémon Go Info and Pokebattler.