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This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Heracross (disambiguation).
Heracross
ヘラクロス Heracros
#214
214Heracross
Art by Ken Sugimori from FireRed and LeafGreen
Type
Bug Fighting
Species
Single Horn Pokémon
Abilities
Swarm or Guts Moxie
Hidden Ability
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,250,000
Regional Pokédex numbers
Johto
#114
Hoenn
#168
Sinnoh
#062
Unova
#145
Regional Browser numbers
Fiore
R-148
Oblivia
R-295 N-190
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
Footprint
 F214 
Gender ratio
50% male, 50% female
Breeding
Bug group 26 cycles
(6630 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
Atk
2
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 the large, pronged horn protruding out of its forehead. Heracross has two antennae with spherical tips to the sides of the horn, and elliptical eyes with yellow scleras. Heracross has small spiky extensions on the forearm segments of its exoskeleton, and two claws on its hands. Heracross has a single spiky extension on each thigh, and one pointed toe on its feet. The lines on its exoskeleton make it look like it is smiling.

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

Heracross is surprisingly strong for its size, and is able to knock down massive trees with its mighty horn. Heracross can use said horn to lift other Pokémon, and its shell is said to be as tough as steel. Heracross is also able to fly, and is even depicted in the anime to be strong enough in its flying to transport its Trainer over limited distances.

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

Forest

Forest Pokémon

Heracross prefer to live in deep forests, such as those in Johto, where there are many trees for them to suck sap from.

Diet

Heracross's preferred diet is mainly made up of sap and other plant juices. This makes them unpopular among Grass-type Pokémon like Bulbasaur, as Heracross often try to suck nourishment from them. This also makes them easy to attract with honey.

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.
Generation I
Kanto
Usually docile, but if disturbed while sipping honey, it chases off the intruder with its horn.
Generation II
Johto
This powerful Pokémon thrusts its prized horn under the enemies' bellies then lifts and throws them.
 ???
No Pokédex data is available.


Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.
Generation I
Kanto
None Trade
Generation II
Johto
Common Headbutt trees

Stats

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.


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 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

By leveling up

Generation V
Other generations:
II - III - IV
BW B2W2 Move Type Cat. Power Accuracy PP
00Start 00Start Night Slash Dark Physical 07070 100}}100% 15
00Start 00Start Tackle Normal Physical 05050 100}}100% 35
00Start 00Start Leer Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 30
00Start 00Start Horn Attack Normal Physical 06565 100}}100% 25
00Start 00Start Endure Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
077 077 Fury Attack Normal Physical 01515 085}}85% 20
1313 1010 Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 —}}—% 20
N/AN/A 1616 Chip Away Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
2525 1919 Counter Fighting Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
1919 2525 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
3131 2828 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 085}}85% 20
3737 3434 Close Combat Fighting Physical 120120 100}}100% 5
4949 3737 Feint Normal Physical 03030 100}}100% 10
4343 4343 Reversal Fighting Physical 0000 100}}100% 15
5555 4646 Megahorn Bug Physical 120120 085}}85% 10
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Heracross obtained at level 1 in Generation V
  • 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 V
Other generations:
II - III - IV
 TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Bag TM Poison Sprite TM06 Toxic Poison Status 90% 10
Bag TM Fighting Sprite TM08B2W2 Bulk Up Fighting Status —% 20
Bag TM Poison Sprite TM09 Venoshock Poison Special 65 100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status —% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM15 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150 90% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM17 Protect Normal Status —% 10
Bag TM Water Sprite TM18 Rain Dance Water Status —% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 100% 20
Bag TM Rock Sprite TM23 Smack Down Rock Physical 50 100% 15
Bag TM Ground Sprite TM26 Earthquake Ground Physical 100 100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM27 Return Normal Physical 100% 20
Bag TM Ground Sprite TM28 Dig Ground Physical 80 100% 10
Bag TM Fighting Sprite TM31 Brick Break Fighting Physical 75 100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM32 Double Team Normal Status —% 15
Bag TM Rock Sprite TM39 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 50 80% 10
Bag TM Flying Sprite TM40 Aerial Ace Flying Physical 60 —% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM42 Facade Normal Physical 70 100% 20
Bag TM Psychic Sprite TM44 Rest Psychic Status —% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM45 Attract Normal Status 100% 15
Bag TM Dark Sprite TM46 Thief Dark Physical 40 100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM48 Round Normal Special 60 100% 15
Bag TM Fighting Sprite TM52 Focus Blast Fighting Special 120 70% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM54 False Swipe Normal Physical 40 100% 40
Bag TM Dark Sprite TM56 Fling Dark Physical 100% 10
Bag TM Ghost Sprite TM65 Shadow Claw Ghost Physical 70 100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM67 Retaliate Normal Physical 70 100% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM68 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150 90% 5
Bag TM Rock Sprite TM71 Stone Edge Rock Physical 100 80% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM75 Swords Dance Normal Status —% 30
Bag TM Bug Sprite TM76 Struggle Bug Bug Special 30 100% 20
Bag TM Ground Sprite TM78 Bulldoze Ground Physical 60 100% 20
Bag TM Rock Sprite TM80 Rock Slide Rock Physical 75 90% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM83 Work Up Normal Status —% 30
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM87 Swagger Normal Status 90% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM90 Substitute Normal Status —% 10
Bag TM Fighting Sprite TM94 Rock Smash Fighting Physical 40 100% 15
Bag HM Normal Sprite HM01 Cut Normal Physical 50 95% 30
Bag HM Normal Sprite HM04 Strength Normal Physical 80 100% 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 V
Other generations:
II - III - IV
 Father   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
204MS205MS213MS Bide Normal Physical —% 10
165MS166MS204MS205MS Double-Edge Normal Physical 120 100% 15
127MS165MS166MS214MS Focus Punch Fighting Physical 150 100% 20
011MS012MS014MS015MS127MS207MS
472MS
Harden Normal Status —% 30
214MS Megahorn Bug Physical 120 85% 10
015MS123MS212MS193MS469MS Pursuit Dark Physical 40 100% 20
127MS Revenge Fighting Physical 60 100% 10
127MS Seismic Toss Fighting Physical 100% 20
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Heracross in Generation V
  • 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 V
Other generations:
II - III - IV
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
B W B2 W2 Bug Bite Bug Physical 60 100% 20
B W B2 W2 Helping Hand Normal Status —% 20
B W B2 W2 Iron Defense Steel Status —% 15
B W B2 W2 Knock Off Dark Physical 20 100% 20
B W B2 W2 Sleep Talk Normal Status —% 10
B W B2 W2 Snore Normal Special 40 100% 15
  • A black 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

Evolution

214
Does not evolve
Heracross
 Bug  Fighting 

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