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Heracross (Pokémon)

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This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Heracross (disambiguation).
Heracross
ヘラクロス Heracros
#214
214Heracross.png
Art by Ken Sugimori from FireRed and LeafGreen
Type
Bug Fighting
Category
Single Horn Pokémon
Abilities
Swarm or Guts Moxie
Hidden Ability
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,250,000
Regional Pokédex numbers
Johto
#114
Hoenn
#168
Sinnoh
#062
Unova
#145
Regional Browser numbers
Fiore
R-148
Oblivia
R-295 N-190
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 the large, pronged horn protruding out of its forehead. Heracross has two antennae with spherical tips to the sides of the horn, and elliptical eyes with yellow scleras. Heracross has small spiky extensions on the forearm segments of its exoskeleton, and two claws on its hands. Heracross has a single spiky extension on each thigh, and one pointed toe on its feet. The lines on its exoskeleton make it look like it is smiling.

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 its mighty horn. Heracross can use said horn to lift other Pokémon, and its shell is said to be as tough as steel. Heracross is also able to fly, and is even depicted in the anime to be strong enough in its flying to transport its Trainer over limited distances.

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 Bug-type 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, such as those in Johto, Sinnoh & the Sevii Islands, 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 Bulbasaur, as Heracross often try to suck nourishment from them. This also makes them easy to attract with Honey.

In the anime

Heracross in the anime

Major appearances

Ash's Heracross

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.

Other

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

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

Minor appearances

A Heracross appeared in Beauty and the Breeder where it participated in a Pokémon beauty contest.

A Heracross was one of the Pokémon competing in the Pokémon Sumo Wrestling in Ring Masters.

Two Heracross competed alongside their Trainer in a balloon race in The Big Balloon Blow-Up.

A Heracross also appeared in Celebi: Voice of the Forest.

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 the opening of Lucario and the Mystery of Mew.

A Heracross made a brief cameo in Giratina and the Sky Warrior.

A wild Heracross appeared in Strategy Begins at Home!.

A Heracross made a brief appearance under the ownership of a Trainer in the Lily of the Valley Conference in An Old Family Blend!.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
EP119 Heracross Ash's Pokédex Heracross, the Single Horn Pokémon. Though gentle and docile, Heracross possesses 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

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Heracross is first seen in Volume 7. While Silver is communicating with Green following the conclusion of the Yellow chapter, he stands in a full shot of Sprout Tower with a bunch of Johto Pokémon in the background, Heracross being one of them.

Two Heracross are later seen as two of the Pokémon under Bugsy's control, which he later uses one of them to battle Sabrina in the opening ceremonies of the Pokémon League. It initially overwhelmed her Mr. Mime due to its type advantage, but lost when it was tricked into using Endure just in time for her to use Encore. After gleefully expounding that this left it powerless, she finished it off with a Psybeam attack.

Another Heracross was seen in Greta's arsenal, which was first sent out in her battle against Emerald. It was able to fight evenly against his Sceptile and outscored it.

In the W Mission Story: Pokémon Ranger - the Comic manga

Heracross is one of the Pokémon that Lunick asked for help in the short manga based on the game.

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

NPC appearances

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 This powerful Pokémon thrusts its prized horn under the enemies' bellies then lifts and throws them.
SoulSilver It is usually docile, but if it is disturbed while sipping honey, it chases off the intruder with its horn.
Generation V
Black It loves sweet honey. To keep all the honey to itself, it hurls rivals away with its prized horn.
White
Black 2 No matter how heavy its opponents, it flings them far away with its prized horn.
White 2
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 Headbutt trees
Crystal
Rare Headbutt trees
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Rare Safari Zone
Emerald
Rare 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
Common Headbutt trees
Pal Park
Forest
Pokéwalker
None
Generation V
Black White
Rare Route 12
Black 2 White 2
Unknown
Unknown
Route 12 and Lostlorn ForestB2
Lostlorn Forest (Hidden Grotto)* B2W2
Dream World
Dream Park
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
Pokémon Ranger:
Guardian Signs
Canal Ruins
Dark Temple
Pokémon Rumble Blast Treetops: World Axle - B2F (post ending)

In events

Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
List of Generation II Nintendo event Pokémon in 2003#Heracross Gotta Catch 'Em All Station! United States 2003 5 Never
List of GTS event Pokémon#Chirsty Christy Heracross GTS 2007 1 Never
List of GTS event Pokémon#Seth Seth Heracross GTS 2007 1 Never
List of GTS event Pokémon#Tom Tom Heracross GTS 2007 1 Never

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Events* Brick Mail Brick Mail (100%)

Stats

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.


Pokéathlon stats

Speed
3/3 ★★★
Power
4/5 ★★★★
Skill
3/3 ★★★
Stamina
2/3 ★★
Jump
2/3 ★★
Total
14/17 ★★

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

By leveling up

Generation V
Other generations:
II - III - IV - VI
BW B2W2 Move Type Cat. Power Accuracy PP
000Start 000Start Night Slash Dark Physical 07070 100}}100% 15
000Start 000Start Tackle Normal Physical 05050 100}}100% 35
000Start 000Start Leer Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 30
000Start 000Start Horn Attack Normal Physical 06565 100}}100% 25
000Start 000Start Endure Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
0077 0077 Fury Attack Normal Physical 01515 085}}85% 20
01313 01010 Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 —}}—% 20
N/AN/A 01616 Chip Away Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
02525 01919 Counter Fighting Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
01919 02525 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
03131 02828 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 085}}85% 20
03737 03434 Close Combat Fighting Physical 120120 100}}100% 5
04949 03737 Feint Normal Physical 03030 100}}100% 10
04343 04343 Reversal Fighting Physical 0000 100}}100% 15
05555 04646 Megahorn Bug Physical 120120 085}}85% 10
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Heracross obtained at level 1 in Generation V
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Heracross
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Heracross
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation V
Other generations:
II - III - IV - VI
 TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM08B2W2 Bulk Up Fighting Status 0000 —}}—% 20
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM09 Venoshock Poison Special 06565 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 —}}—% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM15 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Water Sprite.png TM18 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 —}}—% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM23 Smack Down Rock Physical 05050 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Ground Sprite.png TM26 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Ground Sprite.png TM28 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM31 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM39 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 05050 080}}80% 10
Bag TM Flying Sprite.png TM40 Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 —}}—% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM45 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM46 Thief Dark Physical 04040 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM48 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM52 Focus Blast Fighting Special 120120 070}}70% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM54 False Swipe Normal Physical 04040 100}}100% 40
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM56 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Ghost Sprite.png TM65 Shadow Claw Ghost Physical 07070 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM67 Retaliate Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM68 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM71 Stone Edge Rock Physical 100100 080}}80% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM75 Swords Dance Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 30
Bag TM Bug Sprite.png TM76 Struggle Bug Bug Special 03030 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Ground Sprite.png TM78 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM80 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM83 Work Up Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 30
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 090}}90% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM94 Rock Smash Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 15
Bag HM Normal Sprite.png HM01 Cut Normal Physical 05050 095}}95% 30
Bag HM Normal Sprite.png HM04 Strength Normal Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Heracross
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Heracross
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation V
Other generations:
II - III - IV - VI
 Father   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
PinecoForretressShuckleKricketotKricketuneShelmet
Accelgor
Bide Normal Physical —% 10
LedybaLedianPinecoForretressVolbeatVenipede
WhirlipedeScolipedeKarrablastEscavalierLarvestaVolcarona
Double-Edge Normal Physical 120 100% 15
SewaddleSwadloonLeavannyDwebbleCrustleKarrablast Flail Normal Physical 100% 15
PinsirLedybaLedianHeracrossVolbeat Focus Punch Fighting Physical 150 100% 20
MetapodButterfreeKakunaBeedrillPinsirGligar
GliscorSilcoonBeautiflyCascoonDustoxNincada
Ninjask
Harden Normal Status —% 30
HeracrossScolipede Megahorn Bug Physical 120 85% 10
BeedrillScytherScizorYanmaYanmegaVenipede
WhirlipedeScolipede
Pursuit Dark Physical 40 100% 20
Pinsir Revenge Fighting Physical 60 100% 10
Pinsir Seismic Toss Fighting Physical 100% 20
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Heracross in Generation V
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Heracross in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Heracross
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Heracross
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation V
Other generations:
II - III - IV - VI
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
B W B2 W2 Bug Bite Bug Physical 60 100% 20
B W B2 W2 Helping Hand Normal Status —% 20
B W B2 W2 Iron Defense Steel Status —% 15
B W B2 W2 Knock Off Dark Physical 20 100% 20
B W B2 W2 Sleep Talk Normal Status —% 10
B W B2 W2 Snore Normal Special 40 100% 15
  • A black abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Heracross can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Heracross cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Heracross
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Heracross
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

Dream World moves

Generation V
Other generations:
II - III - IV
 Event   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Dream Park Flail Normal Physical 100% 15
Dream Park Focus Punch Fighting Physical 150 100% 20
  • A superscript level indicates that Heracross can learn this move normally in Generation V at that level
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Heracross
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Heracross
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see event moves from other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Pinball RS
 PinRS214.png PinRS214.gif 
Acquisition: Catch
Pokémon Trozei!
 Trozeiani214.gif 
Rarity: Common
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
MDP214.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 2.6%
Friend Area: Overgrown Forest
Phrases
51%-100% HP This horn is proof of my strength and power!
26%-50% HP Oof... I only have about half my HP now.
1%-25% HP It's too tough... I can't even flex my horn...
Level up Excellent! I've leveled up! My horn's grown more rigid!
Partner phrases
51%-100% HP <name>, my HP is between 51% and 100%.
26%-50% HP <name>, my HP is between 26% and 50%.
1%-25% HP <name>, my HP is between 1% and 25%.
Level up Excellent! I've leveled up! My horn's grown more rigid!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness
,
and Explorers of Sky
MDP214.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 6.4%
IQ group: C
Pokémon Ranger
Group:  Bug  Poké Assist: Fighting PA.png
( Fighting )
Field move: Tackle fm.pngTackle fm.pngTackle fm.png
(Tackle ×3)
Loops: 8 Min. exp.: 48 Max. exp.: 72
Browser entry  
Heracross rams with its horn thrust out. It can move heavy things out of the way.
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:  Normal  Poké Assist: None Field move: None
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group: Poké Assist: Field move:
 Bug  Normal Assist.png
( Normal )
Past
Electric Assist.png
( Normal )
Tackle 3 field move.png
(Tackle ×3)
Past
Electrify 1 field move.png
(Electrify ×1)
Browser entry  
It lets loose shock waves to attack.
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack ●●●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
None.png PokéPark Pad entry:
This Pokémon has no PokéPark Pad entry.
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
None.png Strong: {{{Park2strong}}} Weak: {{{Park2weak}}}
PokéPark Pad entry:
This Pokémon has no PokéPark Pad entry.
None.png HP: Move: {{{ConquestMove}}}
Attack: Ability 1: {{{ConquestAbility1}}}
Defense: Ability 2: {{{ConquestAbility2}}}
Speed: Ability 3: {{{ConquestAbility3}}}
Does not evolve.
Range: 0 Perfect Links: {{{ConquestLink}}}

Evolution

Heracross
Does not evolve
Heracross
 Bug  Fighting 

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 incredible strength, and use in insect fighting, which explains its Fighting type.

Name origin

Heracross and Heracros are a combination of Ἡρακλῆς, Hēraklēs (Heracles, a demigod of Greek mythology, whose Roman mythological analogue has given name to the Hercules beetle) and cross.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ヘラクロス Heracros From Heracles, Hercules beetle, and cross.
France Flag.png French Scarhino From scarabée and rhinocéros (beetle)
Spain Flag.png Spanish Heracross Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Skaraborn From Skarabäus and Horn
Italy Flag.png Italian Heracross Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 헤라크로스 Herakeuroseu Transliteration of its Japanese name


Related articles

External links

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