Heracross Raid Guide

Heracross Raid guide

Bug  /  Fighting

Heracross is an easy Tier 3 raid boss to defeat, with a CP value of 20809. 2 trainers should be more than enough to defeat Heracross in the raid. Heracross is vulnerable to Flying, Rock, Fire type moves and mainly weaker to Pokémon such as Ho-Oh, Tyranitar, Heatran, Terrakion, Volcanion.

Heracross can obtain below CP values when defeated.

  • 2116 - 2215 CP during Cloudy and Rainy weather conditions.
  • 1693 - 1772 CP during other weather conditions.

Heracross is not available at the moment in raids and the last recently available date was February 27, 2022. Shiny Heracross is also available from raids in the game.

Weather boost

Heracross raids will be boosted during Cloudy and Rainy weather conditions.

Bug type Damage Relations

Double damage from: Flying
Double damage to: Grass
Half damage from: Fighting
Half damage to: Fighting
No damage from: -
No damage to: -

Heracross Raid Counters

  • Ho-Oh

    Ho-Oh is a Fire, Flying type Pokémon with charged moves: Brave Bird   Fire Blast   and fast moves: Incinerate   which are effective against Heracross.

  • Tyranitar

    Tyranitar is a Rock, Dark type Pokémon with charged moves: Fire Blast   Stone Edge   which are effective against Heracross.

  • Heatran

    Heatran is a Fire, Steel type Pokémon with charged moves: Fire Blast   Flamethrower   Stone Edge   and fast moves: Fire Spin   which are effective against Heracross.

  • Terrakion

    Terrakion is a Rock, Fighting type Pokémon with charged moves: Rock Slide   and fast moves: Smack Down   which are effective against Heracross.

  • Entei

    Entei is a Fire type Pokémon with charged moves: Fire Blast   Flame Charge   Flamethrower   Overheat   and fast moves: Fire Fang   Fire Spin   which are effective against Heracross.

  • Moltres

    Moltres is a Fire, Flying type Pokémon with charged moves: Ancient Power   Fire Blast   Heat Wave   Overheat   and fast moves: Fire Spin   Wing Attack   which are effective against Heracross.

  • Rampardos

    Rampardos is a Rock type Pokémon with charged moves: Flamethrower   Rock Slide   and fast moves: Smack Down   which are effective against Heracross.

  • Gigalith

    Gigalith is a Rock type Pokémon with charged moves: Rock Slide   and fast moves: Smack Down   which are effective against Heracross.

  • Tornadus

    Tornadus is a Flying type Pokémon with charged moves: Hurricane   and fast moves: Air Slash   which are effective against Heracross.

  • Tyrantrum

    Tyrantrum is a Rock, Dragon type Pokémon with charged moves: Stone Edge   and fast moves: Rock Throw   which are effective against Heracross.

  • Victini

    Victini is a Fire, Psychic type Pokémon with charged moves: Overheat   which is effective against Heracross.

  • Regirock

    Regirock is a Rock type Pokémon with charged moves: Stone Edge   and fast moves: Rock Throw   which are effective against Heracross.

  • Archeops

    Archeops is a Rock, Flying type Pokémon with charged moves: Ancient Power   and fast moves: Wing Attack   which are effective against Heracross.

  • Magmortar

    Magmortar is a Fire type Pokémon with charged moves: Fire Blast   Fire Punch   and fast moves: Fire Spin   which are effective against Heracross.

  • Golem

    Golem is a Rock, Ground type Pokémon with charged moves: Ancient Power   Rock Blast   Stone Edge   and fast moves: Rock Throw   which are effective against Heracross.

  • Flareon

    Flareon is a Fire type Pokémon with charged moves: Fire Blast   Flamethrower   Overheat   and fast moves: Ember   Fire Spin   which are effective against Heracross.

  • Delphox

    Delphox is a Fire, Psychic type Pokémon with charged moves: Fire Blast   Flame Charge   Flamethrower   and fast moves: Fire Spin   which are effective against Heracross.

  • Emboar

    Emboar is a Fire, Fighting type Pokémon with charged moves: Flame Charge   Heat Wave   Rock Slide   and fast moves: Ember   which are effective against Heracross.

  • Arcanine

    Arcanine is a Fire type Pokémon with charged moves: Fire Blast   Flamethrower   and fast moves: Fire Fang   which are effective against Heracross.

  • Aurorus

    Aurorus is a Rock, Ice type Pokémon with charged moves: Ancient Power   and fast moves: Rock Throw   which are effective against Heracross.

  • Typhlosion

    Typhlosion is a Fire type Pokémon with charged moves: Fire Blast   Overheat   and fast moves: Ember   Incinerate   which are effective against Heracross.

  • Charizard

    Charizard is a Fire, Flying type Pokémon with charged moves: Fire Blast   Overheat   and fast moves: Air Slash   Fire Spin   which are effective against Heracross.

Heracross Mega counters

Mega Aerodactyl, Mega Charizard Y, Mega Pidgeot are best Mega counters to battle with Heracross if you have Mega evolved Pokemon or Mega candy.

Heracross shadow counters

Shadow Aerodactyl, Shadow Aggron, Shadow Arcanine, Shadow Aron, Shadow Articuno, Shadow Camerupt, Shadow Charizard, Shadow Charmander, Shadow Charmeleon, Shadow Crobat, Shadow Cyndaquil, Shadow Delibird, Shadow Entei, Shadow Gligar, Shadow Gliscor, Shadow Golbat, Shadow Growlithe, Shadow Ho-Oh, Shadow Jumpluff, Shadow Kabuto, Shadow Kabutops, Shadow Lairon, Shadow Lugia, Shadow Magmar, Shadow Magmortar, Shadow Moltres, Shadow Ninetales, Shadow Nosepass, Shadow Numel, Shadow Omanyte, Shadow Omastar, Shadow Probopass, Shadow Quilava, Shadow Skarmory, Shadow Staraptor, Shadow Staravia, Shadow Starly, Shadow Sudowoodo, Shadow Typhlosion, Shadow Vulpix, Shadow Zubat are best Shadow counters to battle with Heracross.

Heracross moves set

Heracross will use below moves during the battle.

Close Combat Charged Fighting 43.5
Counter Fast Fighting 13.3
Earthquake Charged Ground 33.3
Megahorn Charged Bug 40.9
Struggle Bug Fast Bug 10.0

Heracross raids weather impact

Here is how each weather condition boosts Heracross moves and impacts your Pokemon during the battle with Heracross.

Cloudy Boosts Close Combat
Boosts Counter
Close Combat is bad for Flying type Pokemon
Counter is bad for Flying type Pokemon
Fog Great for battle
Partly cloudy Great for battle
Rainy Boosts Megahorn
Boosts Struggle Bug
Megahorn is bad for Fire type Pokemon, Megahorn is bad for Rock type Pokemon, Megahorn is bad for Flying type Pokemon
Struggle Bug is bad for Fire type Pokemon, Struggle Bug is bad for Rock type Pokemon, Struggle Bug is bad for Flying type Pokemon
Snow Great for battle
Sunny / clear Boosts Earthquake Great for battle
Windy Great for battle

Heracross stats

Stamina: 160
Attack: 234
Defence: 189
Max CP (level 50): 3402
Max HP (level 50): 149

Shiny Heracross

There is a chance that you may encounter a shiny Heracross if you win the raid.

Raid events