Tier 5 Raid Boss Guides
Heatran
Difficulty:

Doable at trainer level 30 with optimized counters or weather boost

HP15,000 ATK210.14 DEF180.12
CP Range
Lvl 20 2058 - 2145 Lvl 25 2573 - 2681

Notable Weather

Boosts Boss's Moves Boosts Counters' Moves
Snow, Sunny / Clear, Rain, Partly Cloudy Sunny / Clear, Rain, Cloudy

Fast Move Difficulty

Move Difficulty
Fire Spin Challenging
Bug Bite Easy

Charge Move Difficulty

Move Difficulty
Fire Blast Intermediate
Iron Head Challenging
Stone Edge Easy

Overview

Heatran is the latest boss. This powerful Pokemon comes with awful moves and a double weakness. It is a very straightforward duo with proper counters… Did you save some level 25 Groudon? Well, they are strong enough for the duo!

Beware though, most movesets hit hard enough that re-entry will be required.

Approach

Team composition

  • Groudon & Rhyperior are so good that they should be your first options regardless of weather

  • Machamp is a strong addition in Cloudy, and Kyogre is powerful in rain. Both can round out a team in any weather

Dodging strategy

  • Dodging can be a huge help if it allows you to avoid relobbying, especially vs the easy to dodge Fire Blast

  • If dodging beware of the death loop dodge glitch

Video Guide

Best Raid Boss Counters

Counters viable for Ultra Friends at level 25
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Pros:

  • Absolute best option

  • Viable at a relatively low level

Cons:

  • Has not been a raid boss for a while. Very expensive to power up

  • Iron Head hits much harder than you expect

Counters viable for Ultra Friends at level 30
Rhyperior Rhyperior
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Pros:

  • Very strong option, even at low levels. Viable vs non-IH sets at level 25

  • While still limited, Sinnoh Stones are appearing more via PvP. Many players have strong Rhydon to evolve

Cons:

  • Iron Head hits much harder than you expect

  • Not as strong as Groudon, not as available as Rhydon

Counters viable for Ultra Friends at level 35
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Pros:

  • Very strong option, even at moderate levels. Viable vs non-IH sets at level 30

  • Widely available

Cons:

  • Iron Head hits much harder than you expect. Still gives trouble at level 35

Counters viable for Ultra Friends at level 40
Swampert Swampert
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Pros:

  • Better survivability vs Iron Head than the rock types or Groudon

  • Water moves are nice to have, but even in rain MS/EQ is best

Cons:

  • Mudkip Community Day is coming. If you haven’t evolved yet, you may want to wait!

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Pros:

  • Players may have high level versions from the early days where Golem was the best Rock option. Don’t forget those TMs though

Cons:

  • Iron Head is nasty. Barely filler level at level 40 vs those sets

Counters viable for Ultra Friends at level 30 in Rain
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Pros:

  • Filler at level 40 in neutral. 3rd best option in rain

  • Boosts nice survivability vs Iron Head. Level 40 versions help avoid re-entry vs all sets

Cons:

  • Older legendary. Hard to obtain good versions and/or candy to power up

Counters viable for Ultra Friends at level 35 in Rain
Gyarados Gyarados
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Pros:

  • Magikarp widely available in some events, biomes

Cons:

  • Stone Edge hurts, but is still beatable.

Counters viable for Ultra Friends at level 30 in Cloudy
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Pros:

  • Widely available, many players have high-level versions

  • Fine filler at level 40 in neutral

Cons:

  • Fire Blast hits very hard. FS/FB is difficult to beat at level 30 in cloudy.

Counters viable for Ultra Friends at level 35 in Cloudy
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Pros:

  • Widely available, many players have high-level versions

Cons:

  • Bring those revives. Expect many deaths

Hariyama Hariyama
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Pros:

  • Widely available, many players have high-level versions

Cons:

  • Less bulky vs Heatran than you would expect. Still will need many revives

Blaziken Blaziken
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Pros:

  • Widely available, many players have high-level versions

Cons:

  • Less bulky vs Heatran than you would expect. Still will need many revives

Counters viable for Ultra Friends at level 40 in Cloudy
Toxicroak Toxicroak
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Counters viable for Ultra Friends at level 30 in Clear
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Pros:

  • Decent filler at level 40

Cons:

  • Iron Head is a problem

Counters viable for Ultra Friends at level 35 in Clear
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Pros:

  • Very Hilarious

Cons:

  • Very Fragile, may not live long enough to charge EQ

Counters viable for Ultra Friends at level 40 in Clear
Whiscash Whiscash
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