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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
Single Horn Pokémon
ヘラクロス
Heracros
#214
Heracross
Heracross
Mega Heracross
Mega Heracross

Heracross

Heracross

Heracross
Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Bug Fighting
Unknown Unknown
Mega Heracross
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Swarm or Guts
Heracross
Cacophony
Cacophony
Moxie
Hidden Ability

Hidden Ability
Skill Link
Mega Heracross

Mega Heracross Y
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
45 (5.9%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Bug
Hatch time
6630 - 6884 steps
Height
4'11" 1.5 m
Heracross
5'07" 1.7 m
Mega Heracross
0'0" 0 m
{{{forme3}}}
0'0" 0 m
{{{forme4}}}
Weight
119.0 lbs. 54.0 kg
Heracross
137.8 lbs. 62.5 kg
Mega Heracross
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{forme3}}}
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{forme4}}}
Mega Stone
Heracronite {{{mega2}}}
Regional numbers
Pokédex
#214
Kanto
#114
Johto
#168
Hoenn
#062
Sinnoh
#145
Unova
Coastal
#131
Kalos
Not in any regional Pokédex
Browser
R-148
Fiore
R-000
Almia
R-295/N-190
Oblivia
Not in any Browser
Base experience yield
200
Gen. II-IV
Unknown
IV
175
V+
Leveling rate
Slow
EV yield
Total: 2
0
HP
2
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Body style
Body12.png BodyUnknown.png
{{{forme2}}}
Footprint
F214.png None.png
{{{forme2}}}
Pokédex color
Blue
Base friendship
70
External Links

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

While it is not known to evolve into or from any other Pokémon, it can Mega Evolve into Mega Heracross using the Heracronite.

Biology

Heracross is a bipedal, beetle-like Pokémon covered in a blue exoskeleton. There is a long, pronged horn on its forehead. The horn ends in a cross on the male and a heart-shape in the female. On either side of the horn is a short antenna with a spherical tip. Heracross has oval, yellow eyes. Its forearms have a pair of spikes, while its thighs have a single spike each. It has two claws on its hands, and a single long claw on each foot.

Mega Heracross is bulkier than its previous form. Thin orange markings now rim its head, hands, and shoulders. Additionally, there is a half-circle, orange marking over its eyes. It now has a long, pointed nose that curves slightly upward. Its back now lacks wings and is completely yellow. The horn on its head has grown into a large, simple spike with two smaller spikes on the front. The antennae have lengthened as well, and now have ovoid tips. Mega Heracross's forearms have thickened and lost their spines. This Pokémon has a high body temperature, so it opens the shell on its torso to allow heat to escape.[1]

Heracross's claws allow it to dig into the ground for sturdy footing or climb trees. Using its horn, it throws opponents or competitors for food. It lives in forests, where it feeds on tree sap. As seen in the anime, Heracross has been known to compete with Pokémon such as Pinsir for food. The same episode also shows Heracross allowing Butterfree to feed on tree sap after Heracross has finished its meal. In addition, it is shown to suck sap from Grass-type Pokémon such as Bulbasaur.

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 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.

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

A Heracross appeared in Arceus and the Jewel of Life under the ownership of Kato. It was used in a Tag Battle against Ash's Pikachu and Dawn's Piplup alongside Kiko's Beautifly.

Minor appearances

A Heracross appeared in Beauty and the Breeder where it participated in a Pokémon breeding competition.

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

Two Heracross competed alongside their Trainer in the Pokémon Balloon Race in The Big Balloon Blow-Up.

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

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!.

A Heracross appeared in the ending credits in Eevee & Friends, alongside Pinsir.

A Heracross that can Mega Evolve into Mega Heracross appeared in Mega Evolution Special I.

A Heracross appeared in a flashback/fantasy in The Forest Champion!.

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

Mega Heracross in Pokémon Adventures

In the Ash and Pikachu manga

Ash owns a Heracross similar to the anime but it only made a brief appearance on the scoreboard in One Half Of A Poké Ball.

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Heracross is first seen in The Legend. 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.

A Heracross is later seen as one of the Pokémon under Bugsy's control. It first appeared in Into the Unown where it helped defeat Team Rocket at the Ruins of Alph. He later uses it 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.

Anoth Heracross appeared in The Last Battle XIII as one of the Pokémon sent to help the fight in Ilex Forest.

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.

Gurkinn owns a Heracross who can Mega Evolve with its Heracronite.

In the Pokémon Gold and Silver: The Golden Boys manga

Multiple Heracross appeared in A Promise Given to Miltank.

In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga

Bugsy owns a Heracross in The Hardest Bug Pokémon Wins?!. Multiple Heracross also appeared in that chapter.

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 its 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 its 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 This powerful Pokémon thrusts its prized horn under its enemies' bellies, then lifts and throws them.
Y With its Herculean powers, it can easily throw around an object that is 100 times its own weight.

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II
Gold Silver
Headbutt trees
Crystal
Headbutt trees
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Safari Zone
Emerald
Safari Zone
FireRed LeafGreen
Pattern Bush
Colosseum
Realgam Tower (Shadow)
XD
Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Honey trees
Platinum
Honey trees
HeartGold SoulSilver
Headbutt trees
Pal Park
Forest
Generation V
Black White
Route 12
Black 2
Route 12 and Lostlorn Forest
Lostlorn Forest (Hidden Grotto)
White 2
Lostlorn Forest (Hidden Grotto)
Dream World
Dream Park
Generation VI
X
Friend Safari (Bug)
Y
Route 12, Friend Safari (Bug)

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/Region Location Level Distribution period
GSC Gotta Catch 'Em All Station! Seismic Toss Heracross English United States 5 February 28 to March 6, 2003
X 2014 Korean World Championship Series Heracross All South Korea 50 July 6, 2014
X Summer 2014 Heracross American region Nintendo Network 50 August 13 to September 17, 2014

GTS events

Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
DP Christy Heracross English GTS 1 August 19 to 30, 2007
DP Seth Heracross English GTS 1 August 19 to 30, 2007
DP Tom Heracross English GTS 1 August 19 to 30, 2007

Held items

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

Stats

Base stats

Heracross
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.


Mega Heracross
Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 80
140 - 187 270 - 364
Attack: 185
171 - 260 337 - 515
Defense: 115
108 - 183 211 - 361
Sp.Atk: 40
40 - 101 76 - 196
Sp.Def: 105
99 - 172 193 - 339
Speed: 75
72 - 139 139 - 273
Total: 600   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 VI, 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×
Fairy
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×
Fairy
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×
Fairy
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×
Fairy
None

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VI
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
00Start Arm Thrust Fighting Physical 01515 100100% 20
00Start Bullet Seed Grass Physical 02525 100100% 30
00Start Night Slash Dark Physical 07070 100100% 15
00Start Tackle Normal Physical 05050 100100% 35
00Start Leer Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
00Start Horn Attack Normal Physical 06565 100100% 25
00Start Endure Normal Status 0000 —% 10
077 Fury Attack Normal Physical 01515 08585% 20
1010 Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 —% 20
1616 Chip Away Normal Physical 07070 100100% 20
1919 Counter Fighting Physical 0000 100100% 20
2525 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100100% 15
2828 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 08585% 20
3131 Pin Missile Bug Physical 02525 09595% 20
3434 Close Combat Fighting Physical 120120 100100% 5
3737 Feint Normal Physical 03030 100100% 10
4343 Reversal Fighting Physical 0000 100100% 15
4646 Megahorn Bug Physical 120120 08585% 10
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Heracross obtained at level 1 in Generation VI
  • 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 VI
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V
 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 TM08 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 06060 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 06060 095}}95% 15
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 06060 100}}100% 25
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 —}}—% 20
Bag TM Bug Sprite.png TM76 Struggle Bug Bug Special 05050 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 TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 090}}90% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM88 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
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 TM Normal Sprite.png TM100 Confide Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
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 VI
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
PinecoForretressShuckleKricketotKricketuneShelmet
Accelgor
Bide Normal Physical —% 10
LedybaLedianPinecoForretressVolbeatVenipede
WhirlipedeScolipedeKarrablastEscavalierLarvesta
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
DwebbleCrustle Rock Blast Rock Physical 25 90% 10
Pinsir Seismic Toss Fighting Physical 100% 20
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Heracross in Generation VI
  • 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 VI
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by tutoring.
  • A black or white 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

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

214Heracross.png
Unevolved
Heracross
 Bug  Fighting 

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II
Gold Silver Crystal
Spr 2g 214.png Spr b 2g 214.png Spr 2s 214.png Spr b 2g 214.png Spr 2c 214.gif Spr b 2c 214.png
Spr 2g 214 s.png Spr b 2g 214 s.png Spr 2s 214 s.png Spr b 2g 214 s.png Spr 2c 214 s.gif Spr b 2g 214 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
Spr 3r 214.png Spr b 3r 214.png Spr 3e 214.gif Spr b 3r 214.png Spr 3r 214.png Spr b 3r 214.png
Spr 3r 214 s.png Spr b 3r 214 s.png Spr 3e 214 s.gif Spr b 3r 214 s.png Spr 3r 214 s.png Spr b 3r 214 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
Male Male Male Male Male Male
Female Female Female Female Female Female
Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male
Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Male Male Male Male
Female Female Female Female
Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male
Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female
Front Back Front Back
214MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Heracross images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • 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.
  • Heracross can be seen as a counterpart to Pinsir. Both are Bug-type Pokémon based on beetles and lack an evolutionary family. Pinsir is not part Fighting like Heracross, but it learns several Fighting-type moves by leveling up. Both Pokémon and their Mega Stones are versions exclusives in Pokémon X and Y: Heracross and Heracronite are exclusive to Y while Pinsir and Pinsirite are exclusive to X. Each Mega Stone can be found in Santalune Forest in their respective versions. The heights of both Pokémon are the same, even when Mega Evolved.
  • Mega Heracross has the highest base Attack stat of any non-legendary Pokémon.

Origin

Heracross is most likely based on the Japanese rhinoceros beetle. These beetles are known for their incredible strength, and use in insect fighting, which explains its Fighting type.

Mega Heracross appears to be based on a Hercules beetle.

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

Notes

  1. http://www.pokemonxy.com/en-us/pokemon/mega_pokemon/#Heracross

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