Years ago, Mask of Ice used Ho-oh to kidnap children across the land and made them his minions. With the help of Suicune, Entei and Raikou, whom it resurrected some 150 years ago, it was set free from the masked man's grasps. However, years later, Ho-oh once again fell victim to Mask of Ice's pursuit and was captured atop the Tin Tower. Together with Lugia, it was used to cause havoc at the Pokemon League. It fought Articuno, Zapdos and Moltres at the Ilex Forest, and was eventually set free from Mask of Ice's evil control by the powerful emotions of all the Pokemon sent in by the trainers in Kanto and Johto.