Heracross

Updated for New Gym Update
Pokemon Rating:
9
Heracross
54.00 kg Weight
1.50 m Height
Pokemon Max CP
2938
ATK 234
DEF 189
STA 160
Movesets Grades

* Legacy Moveset

Offensive Moves Explanation
  • Fighting-type moves cover Dark, Rock, Normal, and Ice, all types used in the current meta. Thus, Counter will be the superior pick for most matchups. 
  • Type coverage on Bug-type moves is limited, only doing super effective damage against Psychic, Dark, and Grass. Struggle Bug is sub-optimal but certainly usable. 
  • Close Combat is the clearly optimal charge move due to type coverage and synergy with Counter.
  • Megahorn unfortunately doesn't have much use, but it shares the same type as Struggle Bug.
  • Earthquake has okay type coverage but a long move duration and no STAB. This move is outclassed by all other charge moves Heracross has access to.
Defensive Moves Explanation
  • Struggle Bug does marginally better than Counter; it hits harder and gains energy faster, but Bug is resisted by many types, especially those that would attack Heracross.
  • Heracross is stuck with 1 bar chare moves only. Close Combat, Megahorn and Earthquake is the order of preference. 
Rating Explanation:

Latin Americans, rejoice! Your regional exclusive is a very useful Pokemon. 

Heracross has a very unique typing; Bug/Fighting is not seen in any other Pokemon, even in future generations. This gives trainers a unique attacker who covers a lot of Pokemon in the meta. Bug type is minimally useful and there are better Bug-type attackers in the game, but Fighting-type moves are fantastic, and Heracross has the stats to perform.

On the defense, Heracross's double weakness to Flying and unimpressive bulk give it wholly unremarkable performance. It may still pop up in gyms, either for players to show off or to get a chance at obtaining candy.

Fast Moves
+ 16.00
12
True DPS:
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Fighting

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS EPU DPS DPS w/STAB
0.90
0.20
8.89
13.33
16.67
+ 12.00
15
True DPS:
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Bug

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS EPU DPS DPS w/STAB
1.50
0.30
10.00
10.00
12.50
Charge Moves
+ 49.09
90
True DPS:
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Bug

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS EPU DPS DPS w/STAB
2.20
0.20
0.00
-100
40.91
51.14
+ 52.17
100
True DPS:
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Fighting

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS EPU DPS DPS w/STAB
2.30
1.30
0.00
-100
43.48
54.35
+ 40.00
120
True DPS:
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Ground

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS EPU DPS DPS w/STAB
3.60
0.80
0.00
-100
33.33
41.67
Other
Female Ratio 50.0 %
Male Ratio 50.0 %
Flee Rate 9.0 %
Buddy Distance 3 km
Capture Rate30.0 %
Pokemon Weakness/Resistance Chart

Bug/Fighting

.714x .714x -
- 1.4x .714x
1.4x 1.96x -
.714x .714x -
- - 1.4x
- - -

.714x Resists Type 1.4x Weak to Type
.51x Double Resists Type 1.96x Double Weak to Type

Pokemon Min/Max CP Values

How to use: You need to know your Pokemon's exact level. To find exactly what level your Pokémon is, power up your Pokémon following this chart until you're certain of your level from Stardust cost changes.

A Pokémon's minimum level is 1, and its maximum level is equal to your trainer level + 1.5.

Every time you power up, your Pokémon gains half a level.

StardustLevelMin CPMax CP
20013541
2001.57485
2002112130
2002.5151174
4003189218
4003.5227263
4004266307
4004.5304352
6005342396
6005.5381440
6006419485
6006.5457529
8007496573
8007.5534618
8008572662
8008.5611706
10009649751
10009.5688795
100010726839
100010.5762881
130011798923
130011.5835965
1300128711007
130012.59071049
1600139441091
160013.59801133
16001410161175
160014.510531217
19001510891259
190015.511251301
19001611611343
190016.511981385
22001712341427
220017.512701469
22001813071511
220018.513431553
25001913791595
250019.514151637
25002014521679
250020.514881721
30002115241763
300021.515611804
30002215971847
300022.516331888
35002316701930
350023.517061972
35002417422014
350024.517792056
40002518152098
400025.518512140
40002618882182
400026.519242224
45002719602266
450027.519962308
45002820332350
450028.520692392
50002921052434
500029.521422476
50003021782518
500030.521962539
60003122142560
600031.522332581
60003222512602
600032.522692623
70003322872644
700033.523052665
70003423232686
700034.523412707
80003523602728
800035.523782749
80003623962770
800036.524142791
90003724322812
900037.524502833
90003824682854
900038.524872875
100003925052896
1000039.525232917
100004025412938
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