Originally Posted by green gyarados
What? That was weird! Anyway, on these hint pages for G/S/C, it said "You'll have more trouble catching Lugia than Ho-oh, so when you come to face Lugia, have a Master Ball on you. Ho-oh won't be as hard." When I came to battle Ho-oh for the first time, it was very difficult trying to catch , so I gave up trying and went on trying to catch Lugia. I caught it in my second battle with only two Ultra Ball's wasted! And so I carried on trying to catch Ho-oh, as per usual, and I caught about 25 battles later! And it said that Lugia is harder too!
actually the hint is not totally true. i think they said this becoz Lugia's attacks are stronger than Ho-oh.
Anyway, for me i caught Lugia with 2 heavy balls and 1 ultra ball, then caught Ho-oh with master-ball.