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Heracross is most likely based on the {{wp|Japanese rhinoceros beetle|kabutomushi}}, a very popular species of {{wp|rhinoceros beetle}} found in Japan and other parts of Asia. These beetles are known for their use in incredible strength, and use in {{wp|insect fighting}}, which explains its {{type2|Fighting}}.
 
Heracross is most likely based on the {{wp|Japanese rhinoceros beetle|kabutomushi}}, a very popular species of {{wp|rhinoceros beetle}} found in Japan and other parts of Asia. These beetles are known for their use in incredible strength, and use in {{wp|insect fighting}}, which explains its {{type2|Fighting}}.
Heracross although named after {{wp|Hercules}}<!-- Roman --> his origin actually appears closer to {{wp|Antaeus}}<!-- Roman --> a rival of Hercules. {{wp|Antaeus}}<!-- Roman --> was a Wrestler who was invincible and super strong as long as he was touching the ground (His mother {{wp|Gaia}}<!-- Roman -->). Hercules defeated him by lifting him into the air where he was very weak, this might explain both Heracross' types Fighting-type and Bug-type which make him 4x weak to Flying-type attacks.
 
 
 
 
====Name origin====
 
====Name origin====

Revision as of 21:36, 13 June 2009

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Heracross
ヘラクロス Heracros
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Artwork from FR/LG
Type
Bug Fighting
Category
Single Horn Pokémon
Abilities
Swarm or Guts
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,250,000
Regional Pokédex numbers
Johto
#113
Hoenn
#168
Sinnoh
#062
Regional Browser numbers
Height
4'11"
Imperial
1.5 m
Metric
Weight
119.0 lbs.
Imperial
54.0 kg
Metric
Dex color
Blue
Catch rate
45 (5.9%)
Body style
Body12.png
Footprint
 F214.png 
Gender ratio
50% male, 50% female
Breeding
Bug group 26 cycles
(6630 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
Atk
2
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
Base Exp.: 200 Battle Exp.: 2001*

Heracross (Japanese: ヘラクロス Heracros) is a dual-type Bug/Fighting Pokémon.

It is not known to evolve into or from any other Pokémon.

Biology

Physiology

Heracross are large beetle-like Pokémon covered in a blue exoskeleton. The most notable feature is a large horn which they use to defend themselves or to simply show their power.

Gender differences

A female Heracross's horn has a heart-like shape at the end, whereas the male's end in an 'X' shape.

Special abilities

Heracross is surprisingly strong for its size, and is able to knock down massive trees with it's mighty horn. Heracross can use said horn to lift other Pokémon, and its shell is said to be as tough as Steel.

Behavior

Heracross live in groups in deep forests. They bite through the bark of trees with their strong jaws to get to the sweet sap inside. This suggests a relation to fellow Pinsir, who share many of the same habits. Heracross's eating habits unwittingly enter them into a symbiotic relationship with Butterfree, who also love tree sap, but lack the strength to get to it. Despite their size, great strength, and powerful horns, Heracross are really docile creatures who prefer peace over resorting to violence.

Habitat

Heracross prefer to live in deep forests, where there are many trees for them to suck sap from.

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

Heracross's preferred diet is mainly made up of sap and other plant juices. This makes them unpopular among Grass-type Pokémon like Ash's Bulbasaur, as Heracross often try to suck nourishment from them. This makes them easy to attract with Honey.

In the anime

Heracross first appeared in A Sappy Ending. Groups of Pinsir and Heracross were having a dispute due to the fact that Team Rocket was siphoning all the tree sap from the Pinsir side of the forest. One Heracross decided to help Ash and his friends for this crisis. Ash captured Heracross at the end of the episode.

Ash sent Heracross back to Professor Oak's lab in Tricks Of The Trade in exchange for his Tauros, at Oak's request.

A Heracross appeared in All in a Day's Wurmple, under the ownership of Forrest Franklin.

In Absol-ute Disaster, a Heracross was owned by a teenager named Gordon. Gordon's Heracross saved Ash's Pikachu from falling while Ash's Swellow was busy saving Max from falling. It also helped Absol and Ash's, May's and Brock's Pokémon, with a long-range attack to push a boulder in order to stop a flood.

A Heracross appeared in Smells Like Team Spirit! under the ownership of Dawn's tag battle partner, Conway.

Another Heracross appeared in Steeling Peace of Mind! under the ownership of Barry.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
EP119 Heracross Ash's Pokédex Heracross, a Single Horn Pokémon. Though gentle and docile, Heracross posesses great strength and power, their favorite food is the fresh sap of leafy trees.
This concludes the entries from the Original series.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
DP052 Heracross Dawn's Pokédex Heracross, the Single Horn Pokémon. Using the sharp claws on its feet, it generates enough power to throw its opponent with amazing force.
This concludes the entries from the Diamond & Pearl series.

In the manga

Pokémon Special

Heracross is first seen in Template:PSV. While Silver is communicating with Blue, he stands in a full shot of Sprout Tower with a bunch of Johto Pokémon in the background, Heracross being one of them.

Heracross is later seen as one of the Pokémon under Bugsy's control.

In the TCG

Main article: Heracross (TCG)

Other appearances

Super Smash Bros. Melee

Heracross only appears as a random trophy.

Trophy information

Heracross are powerful creatures that are known to drive their single horns into the bellies of their foes and then toss them over their heads. The immense power of their Megahorn move is said to be the strongest among Bug Pokémon. They are one of several types of Pokémon that can be found by shaking trees.

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation I
Red {{{redbluedex}}}
Blue
Yellow {{{yellowdex}}}
Stadium {{{stadiumdex}}}
Generation II
Gold This powerful Pokémon thrusts its prized horn under the enemies' bellies then lifts and throws them.
Silver Usually docile, but if disturbed while sipping honey, it chases off the intruder with its horn.
Crystal With its Herculean powers, it can easily throw around an object that is 100 times its own weight.
Stadium 2 This powerful Pokémon thrusts its prized horn under the enemies' bellies then lifts and throws them.
Generation III
Ruby Heracross charges in a straight line at its foe, slips beneath the foe's grasp, and then scoops up and hurls the opponent with its mighty horn. This Pokémon even has enough power to topple a massive tree.
Sapphire Heracross has sharp claws on its feet. These are planted firmly into the ground or the bark of a tree, giving the Pokémon a secure and solid footing to forcefully fling away foes with its proud horn.
Emerald They gather in forests seeking the sweet sap of trees. It is completely clad in a steel-hard shell. It is proud of its horn, which it uses to fling foes.
FireRed Usually docile, but if disturbed while sipping honey, it chases off the intruder with its horn.
LeafGreen This powerful Pokémon thrusts its prized horn under the enemies' bellies then lifts and throws them.
Generation IV
Diamond It gathers in forests to search for tree sap, its favorite food. It's strong enough to hurl foes.
Pearl With powerful legs and claws, it generates enough power to hurl foes over great distances.
Platinum It loves sweet honey. To keep all the honey to itself, it hurls rivals away with its prized horn.
HeartGold {{{heartgolddex}}}
SoulSilver {{{soulsilverdex}}}
Generation V
Black {{{blackdex}}}
White {{{whitedex}}}
Black 2 {{{black2dex}}}
White 2 {{{white2dex}}}
Generation VI
X Unknown
Y Unknown

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation I
Red Blue
None Trade
Blue (Japan)
None Trade
Yellow
None Trade
Generation II
Gold Silver
Rare Headbutted trees
Crystal
Rare Headbutted trees
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Rare Hoenn Safari Zone
Emerald
Rare Hoenn Safari Zone
FireRed LeafGreen
Uncommon Pattern Bush
Colosseum
One Realgam Tower (Shadow)
XD
None Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Rare Honey trees
Platinum
Rare Honey trees
HeartGold SoulSilver
None Trade
Pal Park
Forest
Pokéwalker
None
Generation V
Black White
None Trade
Black 2 White 2
None Trade
Dream World
None
Generation VI
X Y
None Trade


In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Channel Mt. Snowfall
Pokémon Pinball:
Ruby & Sapphire
Safari Zone (Ruby Field)
Pokémon Trozei! Phobos Walker
Endless Level 15
Trozei Battle
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red/Blue Rescue Team
Great Canyon (7F-9F)
Joyous Tower (39F-42F)
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time/Darkness
Mt. Travail (1F-19F)
Pokémon Ranger Olive Jungle

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 80
140 - 187 270 - 364
Attack: 125
117 - 194 229 - 383
Defense: 75
72 - 139 139 - 273
Sp.Atk: 40
40 - 101 76 - 196
Sp.Def: 95
90 - 161 175 - 317
Speed: 85
81 - 150 157 - 295
Total: 500   Other Pokémon with this total  
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and a hindering nature, if applicable.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and a helpful nature, if applicable.


Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation V, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground ½×
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ½×
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground ½×
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ½×
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground ½×
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ½×
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground ½×
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ½×
None

Learnset

Template:Learnset intro

By leveling up

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A colored initial indicates that the move is not available to be tutored in this game,
while a colored background indicates that the move is available.
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Special moves

Pokémon Colosseum
Shadow moves Level 45+ Purified moves
Shadow Rush Shadow Box Colo 214.png Reversal Fighting
-- Endure Normal
-- Counter Fighting
-- Brick Break Fighting

Side game data

Template:Side game

Evolution

Template:Evobox/0

Sprites

Gen Game
I Red Blue Yellow Red (Ja) Green Back
This Pokémon did not appear during Generation I.
II Gold Silver Crystal   Back
Spr 2g 214.png Spr 2s 214.png Spr 2c 214.png Spr b 2g 214.png
Spr 2g 214 s.png Spr 2s 214 s.png Spr 2c 214 s.png Spr b 2g 214 s.png
III Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
Spr 3r 214.png Spr 3e 214.png Spr 3r 214.png Spr b 3r 214.png
Spr 3r 214 s.png Spr 3e 214 s.png Spr 3r 214 s.png Spr b 3r 214 s.png
IV Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Spr 4d 214 m.png Spr 4p 214 m.png Spr 4h 214 m.png Spr b 4d 214 m.png
Spr 4d 214 f.png Spr 4p 214 f.png Spr 4h 214 f.png Spr b 4d 214 f.png
Spr 4d 214 m s.png Spr 4p 214 m s.png Spr 4h 214 m s.png Spr b 4d 214 m s.png
Spr 4d 214 f s.png Spr 4p 214 f s.png Spr 4h 214 f s.png Spr b 4d 214 f s.png
V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Spr 5b 214 m.png Spr 5b 214 m.png Spr b 5b 214 m.png
Spr 5b 214 f.png Spr 5b 214 f.png Spr b 5b 214 f.png
Spr 5b 214 m s.png Spr 5b 214 m s.png Spr b 5b 214 m s.png
Spr 5b 214 f s.png Spr 5b 214 f s.png Spr b 5b 214 f s.png
Heracross For other sprites and images, please see Heracross images on Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

Origin

Heracross is most likely based on the kabutomushi, a very popular species of rhinoceros beetle found in Japan and other parts of Asia. These beetles are known for their use in incredible strength, and use in insect fighting, which explains its Template:Type2.

Name origin

Heracross's name is a combination of Hercules, or Heracles, and the word cross. This Pokémon is based on the Hercules beetle, hence the first part of its name. However, its appearance is obviously based on the common species in Japan. Its name is also possibly based upon a corruption of the word 'crosshair', a reference to its sharp aim.

In other languages

  • French: Scarhino - Combination of scarabée (scarab), and rhino as in rhino beetle.
  • Korean: 헤라크로스 Herakeuroseu

Related articles

External links

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