Heracross (Pokémon)

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



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Type
Bug Fighting
Unknown Unknown
Mega Heracross
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Swarm or Guts
Heracross
Cacophony
Mega Heracross
Cacophony
Moxie
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Skill Link
Mega Heracross
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
45 (11.9%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Bug
Hatch time
6425 - 6681 steps
Height
4'11" 1.5 m
Heracross
5'07" 1.7 m
Mega Heracross
0'0" 0 m
{{{form3}}}
0'0" 0 m
{{{form4}}}
Weight
119.0 lbs. 54.0 kg
Heracross
137.8 lbs. 62.5 kg
Mega Heracross
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{form3}}}
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{form4}}}
Mega Stone
Heracronite [[|]]
Base experience yield
200
Gen. II-IV
Unknown
IV
175
V+
Leveling rate
Slow
EV yield
Total: 2
Heracross
0
HP
2
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Mega Heracross
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
Shape
Body12.png BodyUnknown.png
Mega Heracross
Footprint
F214.png None.png
Mega Heracross
Pokédex color
Blue
Base friendship
70
External Links

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

While it is not known to evolve into or from any other Pokémon, Heracross 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 near the wrists, while its thighs have a single spike each. It has two claws on its hands, and a single long claw on each foot. There is a single pair of wings covered by its carapace, which can been seen during its release from a Poké Ball in the 3D games.

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 shells of its arms and torso to allow heat to escape.[1] Mega Heracross boasts such incredible strength that it can lift objects up to 500 times its own weight between its horns. However, it is left with muscular soreness after reverting to its original form.

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 can lift and throw objects 100 times its own weight. It uses its two two antennae to search for food by scent. It lives in boreal, temperate, and tropical 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 Alola, it has a rivalry with Vikavolt, but get along with Pinsir well, sharing a common enemy.

In the anime

Heracross in the anime
Mega Heracross in the anime

Major appearances

Ash's Heracross

Heracross debuted in A Sappy Ending, thus also marking the species' debut. It decided to help Ash and his friends deal with a feud between other Heracross and a group of Pinsir. Ash then caught that Heracross at the end of the episode.

Other

In A Sappy Ending, the group of Heracross that Ash's own Heracross belonged to was feuding with a group of Pinsir after Team Rocket began siphoning all of the tree sap from the Pinsir's side of the forest.

In All in a Day's Wurmple, Forrest Franklin owns a Heracross as his main battling Pokémon.

In Absol-ute Disaster, Gordon's Heracross saved Pikachu from falling while Swellow was busy with Max. 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.

In Smells Like Team Spirit!, Conway used a Heracross in the Hearthome City Tag Battle Competition finals against Ash's Chimchar and Paul's Elekid. It was defeated after Elekid evolved into Electabuzz.

In Steeling Peace of Mind!, Barry's Heracross battled Barry's Empoleon, but it was called off when Empoleon went out of control. It later flew Barry around Iron Island.

In Arceus and the Jewel of Life, Kato used a Heracross in a Tag Battle against Ash's Pikachu and Dawn's Piplup, where it worked alongside Kiko's Beautifly.

In Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel, a Heracross that can Mega Evolve fell under the control of Levi and Cherie's Mega Wave. Heracross was briefly lent to Jessie to use in an attempt to capture Magearna. It was later freed when Alva's Mega Wave Crystal was destroyed, and it escaped.

Minor appearances

In Wired for Battle!, the image of a Trainer's Heracross came up in Shingo's laptop.

In Beauty and the Breeder, a Pokémon Breeder's Heracross participated in a Pokémon breeding competition.

In Ring Masters, a Heracross competed in Rikishii Town's Sumo Conference.

In The Big Balloon Blow-Up, two Heracross belonging to the same Trainer competed in the Pokémon Balloon Race.

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

A Coordinator's Heracross appeared in Deceit and Assist.

A Heracross appeared in the opening sequence of Lucario and the Mystery of Mew.

A Trainer's Heracross appeared in Curbing the Crimson Tide!.

A Heracross appeared in Giratina and the Sky Warrior.

A wild Heracross appeared in Strategy Begins at Home!.

In An Old Family Blend!, a Trainer's Heracross was at the Lily of the Valley Conference.

A Heracross appeared with a Pinsir in the ending credits of Eevee & Friends.

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

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

In Mega Evolution Special IV, a Trainer's Heracross was one of the ten Mega Evolved Pokémon that Alain and his Charizard had to defeat.

A Heracross and its Mega Evolved form appeared during the opening sequence of Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel.

During the ending credits of I Choose You!, Ash and Pikachu battled a Heracross in the middle of a forest. The outcome of the battle was unknown, and thus it is unclear if this Heracross was meant to be Ash's in this timeline.

In The Power of Us, a male Heracross was following Harriet around.

In A Recipe for Success!, a male and female Heracross were customers at Oranguru's place.

In A Timeless Encounter!, a Heracross helped give Roarie a lift to the top of a Totem Trevenant. It reappeared in a flashback in Pikachu's Exciting Adventure!.

A Heracross will appear in JN033.

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.
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.

In the manga

Heracross in Pokémon Adventures
Mega Heracross in Pokémon Adventures

In the Ash & Pikachu manga

Main article: Ash's Heracross

Ash owns a Heracross similar to the anime, but it only made a brief appearance on a 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 seen as one of the Pokémon under Bugsy's control. He first appeared in Into the Unown where he helped defeat Team Rocket at the Ruins of Alph. Later on in Hurray for Heracross, he helped Bugsy capture an Unown before they followed Suicune to a chamber. Afterwards, he protected Bugsy after he activated the runes in the chamber where they encountered Suicune. Heracross faced the Legendary Pokémon, but was easily swatted away, forcing Bugsy to switch to another tactic. He later uses him to battle Sabrina in the opening ceremonies of the Pokémon League.

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

A 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. It first appeared in Sneaky Like Shedinja.

The Battle Factory rented a Heracross, which was stolen by Guile Hideout in Lemme at 'Em, Lapras! and Facing Gulpin Is Hard to Swallow.

A Heracross appears with its Trainer at the Mini-game Corner in the X & Y chapter.

A Heracross appeared under the ownership of Gurkinn in the X & Y chapter. It can Mega Evolve with its Heracronite.

In the Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure! manga

A Trainer used a Heracross against Hareta in Clash! Hareta vs. Koya.

In the Pokémon Gold & Silver: The Golden Boys manga

A Heracross appeared in Falkner The Bird Keeper's Challenge!!.

Multiple Heracross appeared in A Promise Given to Miltank.

A Heracross appeared in A Promise Given to Miltank.

A Heracross appeared in a flashback in Let's Fight For The Future!!.

In the Pokémon Gotta Catch 'Em All manga

A Heracross appeared in GDZ39, under the ownership of Mikuri.

In the Pokémon HeartGold SoulSilver: Pokédex Completion Comic manga

A Heracross appeared in Pokémon HeartGold SoulSilver: Pokédex Completion Comic.

In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga

A Heracross appeared in The Hardest Bug Pokémon Wins?!, under the ownership of Bugsy.

In the Pokémon Ranger the Comic: Double Mission manga

A Heracross was one of the Pokémon that Lunick asked for help in Pokémon Ranger the Comic: Double Mission Episode One.

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.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Heracross appears as a Spirit.

Game data

NPC appearances

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II Johto
#113
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 Hoenn
#168
Kanto
#—
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 Sinnoh
#062
Johto
#114
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 Unova
B2W2: #145
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 Kalos
Coastal #131
Hoenn
#175
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.
Omega 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.
Alpha 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.
Generation VII Alola
USUM: #367
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Sun, Moon, Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!‎.
Ultra Sun It's proud of its thick horn. In Alola, its biggest rival is Vikavolt, which it's always fighting with.
Ultra Moon It roams through forests searching for sweet nectar. Although it boasts fantastic physical strength, it's not that good at flying.
Mega Heracross
Ultra Sun It can grip things with its two horns and lift 500 times its own body weight.
Ultra Moon A tremendous influx of energy builds it up, but when Mega Evolution ends, Heracross is bothered by terrible soreness in its muscles.
Generation VIII Galar
Isle of Armor #121
Sword Heracross loves sweet sap and will go looking through forests for it. The Pokémon uses its two antennae to pick up scents as it searches.
Shield This Pokémon takes pride in its strength, which allows it to lift things 100 times heavier than itself with no trouble at all.

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II
Gold Silver
Routes 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 42, 43, and 44 (Headbutt trees)
Crystal
Azalea Town, Routes 33, 42, and 44 (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
Routes 205, 206, 207, 208, 209, 210, 211, 212, 213, 214, 215, 218, 221, and 222, Eterna Forest, Floaroma Meadow, Fuego Ironworks, Valley Windworks (Honey Trees)
Platinum
Routes 205, 206, 207, 208, 209, 210, 211, 212, 213, 214, 215, 218, 221, and 222, Eterna Forest, Floaroma Meadow, Fuego Ironworks, Valley Windworks (Honey Trees)
HeartGold SoulSilver
Routes 7, 11, 16, 28, 33, 42, 44, 45, 46, and 47, Azalea Town, Vermilion City, Celadon City, Mt. Silver* (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)
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Safari Zone (Zone 3, Long Grass)
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Trade
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Poni Grove
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
TradeVersion 1.2.0+
Expansion Pass
Challenge RoadSh, Forest of FocusSh, Training LowlandsSh

In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II
This Pokémon is unavailable in Generation II side games.
Generation III
Channel
Mt. Snowfall
Pinball: R&S
Safari Zone (Ruby Field)
Trozei!
Phobos Walker, Endless Level 15, Trozei Battle, Mr. Who's Den
MD Red MD Blue
Great Canyon (7F-9F), Joyous Tower (39F-42F)
Ranger
Olive Jungle
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Mt. Travail (1F-19F)
MD Sky
Mt. Travail (1F-19F)
Ranger: GS
Canal Ruins, Dark Temple
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Treetops: World Axle - B2F (post-ending)
Rumble U
Entranceway: A Fateful Showdown!, Entranceway: Battle Royale - Cage Match
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Island of Haste: Stage 5
Shuffle
Jungle Verde: Stage 148
Rumble World
Gold Plateau: Verdant Grove (Center Boss, Back)
Picross
Area 18: Stage 02

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
80
140 - 187 270 - 364
125
117 - 194 229 - 383
75
72 - 139 139 - 273
40
40 - 101 76 - 196
95
90 - 161 175 - 317
85
81 - 150 157 - 295
Total:
500
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.

Mega Heracross
Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
80
140 - 187 270 - 364
185
171 - 260 337 - 515
115
108 - 183 211 - 361
40
40 - 101 76 - 196
105
99 - 172 193 - 339
75
72 - 139 139 - 273
Total:
600
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.

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 VIII, 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 VIII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Tackle Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
011 Leer Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
055 Fury Attack Normal Physical 01515 08585% 20
1010 Endure Normal Status 0000 —% 10
1515 Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 —% 20
2020 Horn Attack Normal Physical 06565 100100% 25
2525 Counter Fighting Physical 0000 100100% 20
3030 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100100% 15
3535 Pin Missile Bug Physical 02525 09595% 20
4040 Throat Chop Dark Physical 08080 100100% 15
4545 Thrash Normal Physical 120120 100100% 10
5050 Swords Dance Normal Status 0000 —% 20
5555 Megahorn Bug Physical 120120 08585% 10
6060 Close Combat Fighting Physical 120120 100100% 5
  • 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/TR

Generation VIII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM07Bag TM Bug VI Sprite.png TM07 Pin Missile Bug Physical 02525 095}}95% 20
TM08Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM08 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM09Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM09 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM15Bag TM Ground VI Sprite.png TM15 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM21Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM21 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM22Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM22 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
TM23Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM23 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
TM24Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM24 Snore Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 15
TM25Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM25 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM31Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM31 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM33Bag TM Water VI Sprite.png TM33 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM34Bag TM Fire VI Sprite.png TM34 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM39Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM39 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM41Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM41 Helping Hand Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM42Bag TM Fighting VI Sprite.png TM42 Revenge Fighting Physical 06060 100}}100% 10
TM43Bag TM Fighting VI Sprite.png TM43 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM48Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM48 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 15
TM50Bag TM Grass VI Sprite.png TM50 Bullet Seed Grass Physical 02525 100}}100% 30
TM54Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM54 Rock Blast Rock Physical 02525 090}}90% 10
TM58Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM58 Assurance Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 10
TM59Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM59 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TM65Bag TM Ghost VI Sprite.png TM65 Shadow Claw Ghost Physical 07070 100}}100% 15
TM74Bag TM Poison VI Sprite.png TM74 Venoshock Poison Special 06565 100}}100% 10
TM76Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM76 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM79Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM79 Retaliate Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 5
TM81Bag TM Ground VI Sprite.png TM81 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TM94Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM94 False Swipe Normal Physical 04040 100}}100% 40
TM96Bag TM Steel VI Sprite.png TM96 Smart Strike Steel Physical 07070 00—}}—% 10
TM97Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM97 Brutal Swing Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TR00Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR00 Swords Dance Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR01Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR01 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100}}100% 15
TR07Bag TR Fighting Sprite.png TR07 Low Kick Fighting Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
TR10Bag TR Ground Sprite.png TR10 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100}}100% 10
TR20Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR20 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR21Bag TR Fighting Sprite.png TR21 Reversal Fighting Physical 0000 100}}100% 15
TR23Bag TR Ground Sprite.png TR23 Spikes Ground Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR26Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR26 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR27Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR27 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR28Bag TR Bug Sprite.png TR28 Megahorn Bug Physical 120120 085}}85% 10
TR46Bag TR Steel Sprite.png TR46 Iron Defense Steel Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
TR48Bag TR Fighting Sprite.png TR48 Bulk Up Fighting Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR53Bag TR Fighting Sprite.png TR53 Close Combat Fighting Physical 120120 100}}100% 5
TR64Bag TR Fighting Sprite.png TR64 Focus Blast Fighting Special 120120 070}}70% 5
TR75Bag TR Rock Sprite.png TR75 Stone Edge Rock Physical 100100 080}}80% 5
TR85Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR85 Work Up Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TR94Bag TR Ground Sprite.png TR94 High Horsepower Ground Physical 09595 095}}95% 10
TR95Bag TR Dark Sprite.png TR95 Throat Chop Dark 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 VIII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
VenipedeWhirlipedeScolipedeKarrablastEscavalierLarvesta
Volcarona
Double-Edge Normal Physical 120 100% 15
Flygon Feint Normal Physical 30 100% 10
DwebbleCrustleKarrablastEscavalier Flail Normal Physical 100% 15
MetapodButterfreePinsirNincadaNinjask Harden Normal Status —% 30
SkorupiDrapion Night Slash Dark Physical 70 100% 15
Pinsir Seismic Toss Fighting Physical 100% 20
KarrablastEscavalierLarvestaVolcarona Take Down Normal Physical 90 85% 20
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Heracross in Generation VIII
  • 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 VIII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Sw Sh IoA Coaching Fighting Status —% 10
  • 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

TCG-only moves

Move Card
Focus Energy Heracross 4 (Rising Rivals 24)
Slash Heracross (Skyridge 64)

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball RS
PinRS214.png PinRSani214.png
Acquisition: Catch
Pokémon Trozei!
Trozeiani214.png
Rarity: Common
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
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!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
MDP E 214.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 R-148
Heracross rams with its horn thrust out. It can move heavy things out of the way.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group:
Bug
Poké Assist:
(present)
Normal Assist.png
Normal
Field move:
(present)
Tackle 3 field move.png
(Tackle ×3)
Poké Assist:
(past)
Fighting Assist.png
Fighting
Field move:
(past)
Tackle 1 field move.png
(Tackle ×1)
Browser entry R-295/N-190
It lets loose shock waves to attack.
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Bug
Attack Power: ★★★★★

BT214.png

Pokémon Shuffle
Dream Heracronite Sprite.png
Bug
None.png Attack Power: 70 - 110 Raise Max Level.png 5

#047
Shuffle214.png
Shuffle214M.png

Crowd Control
Increases damage when there are more Heracross in the puzzle area.
Skill Swapper: Mega Boost+
Mega Effects Mega Speedup.png 8
Adds one more Mega Heracross to the left of the match.
Pokémon GO
GO214.png Base Stamina: 190 Base Attack: 234 Base Defense: 179
Egg Distance: 5 km Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Counter, Struggle Bug
Charged Attacks: Megahorn, Close Combat, Earthquake

Evolution

214Heracross.png
Unevolved
Heracross
 Bug  Fighting 

Forms

Mega Evolution

Default
Heracross
Heracross
Heracross
 Bug  Fighting 

Heracronite
Heracronite


Held Heracronite
Heracross
Mega Heracross
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.png 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.png 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.png 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.png 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
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Male Male Male Male
Female Female Female Female
Form Form Form Form
Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male
Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female
Shiny Form Shiny Form Shiny Form Shiny Form
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Male Male Male Male
Female Female Female Female
Form Form Form Form
Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male
Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female
Shiny Form Shiny Form Shiny Form Shiny Form
Front Back Front Back
214MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Heracross images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • Heracross can be seen as a counterpart to Pinsir, replacing Scyther in that role, which gained an evolution in Generation II. 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. The Pokémon are also version exclusives in the Pokémon Sword and Shield Expansion Pass. Heracross can be found on the Isle of Armor if playing Shield, whereas Pinsir can be found in its place when playing Sword.
  • Mega Heracross has the highest Attack stat of all non-legendary Fighting-type Pokémon, and the highest Attack of all non-Legendary Pokémon.
  • Mega Heracross has the highest base Attack stat of all Bug-type Pokémon.
  • Mega Heracross is tied with Mega Pinsir, Mega Scizor, and Genesect for the highest base stat total of all Bug-type Pokémon.
  • Heracross is one of fourteen Pokémon that one could collect foreign Pokédex entries for in Pokémon Diamond and Pearl.

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 Heracross Transliteration of its Japanese name
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 赫拉剋羅斯 / 赫拉克罗斯 Hèlākèluósī Transliteration of its Japanese name. Also from 赫拉克勒斯 Hèlākèlèsī.


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