The Ho-Oh Legendary Battle Deck is one of a pair of Theme Decks centered around the tower duo and doesn’t focus on any specific types. The Tower duo is a fan term for the Legendary duo of Johto that consists of Lugia and Ho-Oh. Lugia and Ho-Oh are often regarded as polar opposites. Lugia, the mascot of Pokémon Silver and Pokémon SoulSilver, represents the sea, storms, and the color silver. Ho-Oh, the mascot of Pokémon Gold and Pokémon HeartGold, represents the sky, rainbows, and the color gold. Both are also trio masters: Lugia is the master of the Legendary birds, while Ho-Oh is the master of the Legendary beasts.
The legend of the Tower Duo is introduced in Generation II, and states that the two birds each resided on a tower: Lugia on the Brass Tower, and Ho-Oh on the Bell Tower. When the Brass Tower was destroyed, the pair was split up, and Ho-Oh created the Legendary beasts: Entei, Raikou, and Suicune.
The Ho-Oh Legendary Battle Deck is focused on Dragons Exalted Ho-Oh-EX and other Pokémon from the Black & White and early XY Series.
It includes a number of exclusive versions of cards, more than any other Legendary Battle Deck:
- Sheen Holofoil print (×2) of Dragons Exalted Ho-Oh-EX (previously Mirror Holofoil)
- Non Holofoil print (×1) of Noble Victories Cobalion (previously Tinsel Holofoil)
- Non Holofoil print (×2) of Boundaries Crossed Vileplume (previously Tinsel Holofoil)
- Non Holofoil print (×1) of Boundaries Crossed Meloetta (previously Tinsel Holofoil)
- Non Holofoil print (×1) of Flashfire Druddigon (previously Sheen Holofoil)
- Non Holofoil print (×1) of BREAKthrough Xerneas (previously Sheen Holofoil)
- Glossy, Sheen Holofoil print (×1) each of Grass Energy, Fire Energy, Water Energy, Psychic Energy, Fighting Energy, Darkness Energy, Metal Energy, and Fairy Energy
The Pokémon TCG: Legendary Battle Deck—Ho-Oh includes:
- A ready-to-play 60-card deck
- 1 metallic coin
- 2-player playmat and rulesheet
- 1 code card to play this deck online
- 1 deck box
- Damage counters
- 1 Quick Guide to unlock the powerful strategies within