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Heracross (Pokémon)

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Heracross
ヘラクロス Heracros
#214
130
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
Genderless
Breeding
Bug group 1 cycles
(255 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
Atk
0
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

It is surprisingly strong for its size, much like real-world insects.

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, 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 and it helped Absol and Ash's, May's and Brock's Pokémon, with a long-range attack, pushed 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 one will appear in DP110 under the ownership of Jun.

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 Template:M2 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 Template:M2 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 Template:M2 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 {{{platinumdex}}}
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 Sweet 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 and Blue)
Great Canyon (7F-9F)
Joyous Tower (39F-42F)
Pokémon Ranger Olive Jungle
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
(Time and Darkness)
Mt. Travail (1F-19F)

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.


Of the second generation Bug Pokémon, Heracross has the highest base HP.

Of the second generation Fighting Pokémon, Heracross has the highest base HP, Attack, SpAtk and Speed.

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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By tutoring

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|- style="background:#C6D16E" | colspan="13" | Bold indicates a move that gets STAB
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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.gif Spr b 2g 214.png
Spr 2g 214 s.png Spr 2s 214 s.png Spr 2c 214 s.gif 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

  • Heracross is the only Template:Type2 Pokémon to learn Megahorn, even though Megahorn is a Bug-type move. The reason for this may be that when Megahorn was introduced in Generation II, it was exclusive to Heracross.
  • Since its debut in Generation II, Heracross has been featured in all regional Pokédexes.
  • During Generation 2, a shiny Heracross was depicted being a bluish-violet. The color was changed to a lighter shade of purple in subsequent games.
  • In 2007, employees of Nintendo of America put Heracross up on the Global Trade Station for Japanese Roselia.
  • No other Pokémon has the same type combination as Heracross.
  • Heracross is one of fourteen Pokémon that one could collect foreign Pokédex entries for in Pokémon Diamond and Pearl.
  • In Pokémon Mystery Dungeon, Heracross can use both of its abilities: Guts and Swarm. When both are activated, Heracross' Bug-type moves, such as Megahorn, gain terrifying power.
  • Scizor's cry seems to be a modified version of that of Heracross. This usually happens only with Pokémon related by evolution.
  • Heracross is the only Fighting-type Pokémon to not have an evolutionary relative.

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 insect fighting, which explains its Template:Type2.

It may also be based on the elephant beetle or the Hercules beetle, both of which live in the rainforests of Central and South America.

  • Being based off of one of these beetles would explain its high Attack stat; these beetles are (weight-for-weight) the strongest animals in the world, capable of lifting over 850 times their own weight.

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.

In other languages

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

Related articles

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