Essentials

Heracross

Heracross

Bug Fighting

Abilities

Swarm

Strengthens Bug moves to inflict 1.5× damage at 1/3 max HP or less.

Guts

Increases Attack to 1.5× with a major status ailment.

Hidden Ability

Moxie

Raises Attack one stage upon KOing a Pokémon.

Damage Taken

  • Bug ½
  • Dark ½
  • Dragon 1
  • Electric 1
  • Fairy 2
  • Fighting ½
  • Fire 2
  • Flying 4
  • Ghost 1
  • Grass ½
  • Ground ½
  • Ice 1
  • Normal 1
  • Poison 1
  • Psychic 2
  • Rock 1
  • Steel 1
  • Water 1

Pokédex Numbers

Introduced in
Generation 2
National
214
Original Johto
113 Gold, Silver, Crystal
Hoenn
168 Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald
Original Sinnoh
62 Diamond, Pearl
Extended Sinnoh
62 Platinum
Updated Johto
114 HeartGold, SoulSilver
Updated Unova
145 Black 2, White 2
Coastal Kalos
131 X, Y

Names

Japanese
ヘラクロス (herakurosu)
Official roomaji
Heracros
Korean
헤라크로스
Chinese
赫拉剋羅斯
French
Scarhino
German
Skaraborn
Spanish
Heracross
Italian
Heracross

Breeding

Gender
½ male, ½ female Search:
Egg groups
  • Bug
Hatch counter
25 Search:
Steps to hatch
6630 / 3570

Compatibility

Training

Base EXP
175 Search:
Effort points
  • 2 Attack
Capture rate
45 Search:
Base happiness
70 Search:
Growth rate
slow Search:

Wild held items

Generation 3 nothing
Generation 4 nothing
Generation 5 nothing
Generation 6 nothing

Evolution

Baby Basic Stage 1 Stage 2
Heracross

Heracross Forms

  • Heracross
  • Mega Heracross

Stats

Pctile Min IVs Max IVs
HP
80
73.9 333 364
Attack
125
92.1 318 349
Defense
75
59.1 218 249
Special Attack
40
15.3 148 179
Special Defense
95
82.3 258 289
Speed
85
71.2 238 269
Total
500
72.7

HeartGold, SoulSilver Pokéathlon Performance

★ Minimum; ✯ Base; ☆ Maximum

Speed
★✯✯
Power
★✯✯✯☆
Skill
★✯✯
Stamina
★✯☆
Jump
★★☆
Total
6/14/17

Flavor

Flavor Text

Generation 5
Black, White

It loves sweet honey. To keep all the honey to itself, it hurls rivals away with its prized horn.

Black 2, White 2

No matter how heavy its opponents, it flings them far away with its prized horn.

Generation 6
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.

Sprites

Heracross Heracross Heracross Heracross
Heracross Heracross Heracross Heracross

Miscellany

Species
Single Horn Search:
Color
Blue Search:
Cry
Habitat FireRed, LeafGreen
forest Search:
Footprint
Heracross
Shape
Anthropomorphic Search:

Height

Trainer dude

Heracross
15

4'11.1"
1.5 m

Weight

Trainer dudette

Heracross
540

119.0 lb
54.0 kg

Locations

Ruby Ruby
Sapphire Sapphire
Emerald Emerald
FireRed FireRed
LeafGreen LeafGreen
Black Black
White White
Black 2 Black 2

Pal Park

Area
Forest
Score
80
Rate
10

Moves

Bug and Fighting moves get STAB, and have their type highlighted in green.

Physical moves better suit Heracross's higher Attack, and have their class highlighted in green.

Generation 2 Generation 3 Generation 4 Black, White Black 2, White 2 Generation 6 Move Type Class PP Power Acc Pri Effect
Level up: Learned when a Pokémon reaches a certain level.
Arm Thrust Fighting physical 20 15 100%

Hits 2-5 times in one turn.

Bullet Seed Grass physical 30 25 100%

Hits 2-5 times in one turn.

Night Slash Dark physical 15 70 100%

Has an increased chance for a critical hit.

Tackle Normal physical 35 50 100%

Inflicts regular damage with no additional effect.

Leer Normal status 30 100%

Lowers the target's Defense by one stage.

6 6 Horn Attack Normal physical 25 65 100%

Inflicts regular damage with no additional effect.

12 11 Endure Normal status 10 4

Prevents the user's HP from lowering below 1 this turn.

19 17 7 7 7 7 Fury Attack Normal physical 20 15 85%

Hits 2-5 times in one turn.

13 13 10 10 Aerial Ace Flying physical 20 60

Never misses.

16 16 Chip Away Normal physical 20 70 100%

Ignores the target's stat modifiers.

27 19 19 Counter Fighting physical 20 * 100% -5

Inflicts twice the damage the user received from the last physical hit it took.

23 19 19 25 25 Brick Break Fighting physical 15 75 100%

Destroys Reflect and Light Screen.

30 25 25 Counter Fighting physical 20 * 100% -5

Inflicts twice the damage the user received from the last physical hit it took.

35 37 31 31 28 28 Take Down Normal physical 20 90 85%

User receives 1/4 the damage it inflicts in recoil.

31 Pin Missile Bug physical 20 25 95%

Hits 2-5 times in one turn.

37 37 34 34 Close Combat Fighting physical 5 120 100%

Lowers the user's Defense and Special Defense by one stage after inflicting damage.

37 37 Feint Normal physical 10 30 100% 2

Hits through Protect and Detect.

44 45 43 43 43 43 Reversal Fighting physical 15 * 100%

Inflicts more damage when the user has less HP remaining, with a maximum of 200 power.

49 49 Feint Normal physical 10 30 100% 2

Hits through Protect and Detect.

54 53 55 55 46 46 Megahorn Bug physical 10 120 85%

Inflicts regular damage with no additional effect.

Generation 2 Generation 3 Generation 4 Black, White Black 2, White 2 Generation 6 Move Type Class PP Power Acc Pri Effect
Egg: Appears on a newly-hatched Pokémon, if the father had the same move.
• • • • • • Bide Normal physical 10 * 1

User waits for two turns, then hits back for twice the damage it took.

• • • • Double-Edge Normal physical 15 120 100%

User receives 1/3 the damage inflicted in recoil.

• • False Swipe Normal physical 40 40 100%

Cannot lower the target's HP below 1.

• • • • • • Flail Normal physical 15 * 100%

Inflicts more damage when the user has less HP remaining, with a maximum of 200 power.

• • • Focus Punch Fighting physical 20 150 100% -3

If the user takes damage before attacking, the attack is canceled.

• • • • • • Harden Normal status 30

Raises the user's Defense by one stage.

• • • Megahorn Bug physical 10 120 85%

Inflicts regular damage with no additional effect.

• • • • Pursuit Dark physical 20 40 100%

Has double power against, and can hit, Pokémon attempting to switch out.

• • • • Revenge Fighting physical 10 60 100% -4

Inflicts double damage if the user takes damage before attacking this turn.

• Rock Blast Rock physical 10 25 90%

Hits 2-5 times in one turn.

• • • Seismic Toss Fighting physical 20 * 100%

Inflicts damage equal to the user's level.

Generation 2 Generation 3 Generation 4 Black, White Black 2, White 2 Generation 6 Move Type Class PP Power Acc Pri Effect
Tutor: Can be taught at any time by an NPC.
Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Body Slam Normal physical 15 85 100%

Has a 30% chance to paralyze the target.

Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Bug Bite Bug physical 20 60 100%

If target has a berry, inflicts double damage and uses the berry.

Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Counter Fighting physical 20 * 100% -5

Inflicts twice the damage the user received from the last physical hit it took.

Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Double-Edge Normal physical 15 120 100%

User receives 1/3 the damage inflicted in recoil.

Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Endure Normal status 10 4

Prevents the user's HP from lowering below 1 this turn.

Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Fury Cutter Bug physical 20 40 95%

Power doubles every turn this move is used in succession after the first, maxing out after five turns.

Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Headbutt Normal physical 15 70 100%

Has a 30% chance to make the target flinch.

Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Helping Hand Normal status 20 5

Ally's next move inflicts half more damage.

Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Iron Defense Steel status 15

Raises the user's Defense by two stages.

Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Knock Off Dark physical 20 65 100%

Target drops its held item.

Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Low Kick Fighting physical 20 * 100%

Inflicts more damage to heavier targets, with a maximum of 120 power.

Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Mimic Normal status 10

Copies the target's last used move.

Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Rock Slide Rock physical 10 75 90%

Has a 30% chance to make the target flinch.

Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Seismic Toss Fighting physical 20 * 100%

Inflicts damage equal to the user's level.

Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Sleep Talk Normal status 10

Randomly uses one of the user's other three moves. Only works if the user is sleeping.

Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Snore Normal special 15 50 100%

Has a 30% chance to make the target flinch. Only works if the user is sleeping.

Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Substitute Normal status 10

Transfers 1/4 of the user's max HP into a doll, protecting the user from further damage or status changes until it breaks.

Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Swagger Normal status 15 90%

Raises the target's Attack by two stages and confuses the target.

Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Swords Dance Normal status 20

Raises the user's Attack by two stages.

Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Vacuum Wave Fighting special 30 40 100% 1

Inflicts regular damage with no additional effect.

Generation 2 Generation 3 Generation 4 Black, White Black 2, White 2 Generation 6 Move Type Class PP Power Acc Pri Effect
Machine: Can be taught at any time by using a TM or HM.
02 Headbutt Normal physical 15 70 100%

Has a 30% chance to make the target flinch.

03 Curse Ghost status 10

Ghosts pay half their max HP to hurt the target every turn. Others decrease Speed but raise Attack and Defense.

01 01 Focus Punch Fighting physical 20 150 100% -3

If the user takes damage before attacking, the attack is canceled.

06 06 06 06 06 06 Toxic Poison status 10 90%

Badly poisons the target, inflicting more damage every turn.

08 08 08 08 Bulk Up Fighting status 20

Raises the user's Attack and Defense by one stage.

08 Rock Smash Fighting physical 15 40 100%

Has a 50% chance to lower the target's Defense by one stage.

09 09 09 Venoshock Poison special 10 65 100%

Inflicts double damage if the target is Poisoned.

10 10 10 10 10 10 Hidden Power Normal special 15 60 100%

Power and type depend upon user's IVs. Power can range from 30 to 70.

11 11 11 11 11 11 Sunny Day Fire status 5

Changes the weather to sunny for five turns.

15 15 15 15 15 Hyper Beam Normal special 5 150 90%

User foregoes its next turn to recharge.

13 Snore Normal special 15 50 100%

Has a 30% chance to make the target flinch. Only works if the user is sleeping.

17 17 17 17 17 17 Protect Normal status 10 4

Prevents any moves from hitting the user this turn.

20 Endure Normal status 10 4

Prevents the user's HP from lowering below 1 this turn.

18 18 18 18 18 Rain Dance Water status 5

Changes the weather to rain for five turns.

21 21 21 21 21 21 Frustration Normal physical 20 * 100%

Power increases as happiness decreases, up to a maximum of 102.

23 23 23 Smack Down Rock physical 15 50 100%

Removes any immunity to Ground damage.

26 26 26 26 26 26 Earthquake Ground physical 10 100 100%

Inflicts regular damage and can hit Dig users.

27 27 27 27 27 27 Return Normal physical 20 * 100%

Power increases with happiness, up to a maximum of 102.

28 28 28 28 28 Dig Ground physical 10 80 100%

User digs underground, dodging all attacks, and hits next turn.

31 31 31 31 31 Brick Break Fighting physical 15 75 100%

Destroys Reflect and Light Screen.

32 32 32 32 32 32 Double Team Normal status 15

Raises the user's evasion by one stage.

39 39 39 39 39 Rock Tomb Rock physical 15 60 95%

Has a 100% chance to lower the target's Speed by one stage.

40 40 40 40 Aerial Ace Flying physical 20 60

Never misses.

34 Swagger Normal status 15 90%

Raises the target's Attack by two stages and confuses the target.

42 42 42 42 42 Facade Normal physical 20 70 100%

Power doubles if user is burned, paralyzed, or poisoned.

43 43 Secret Power Normal physical 20 70 100%

Has a 30% chance to inflict a status effect which depends upon the terrain.

35 Sleep Talk Normal status 10

Randomly uses one of the user's other three moves. Only works if the user is sleeping.

43 Detect Fighting status 5 4

Prevents any moves from hitting the user this turn.

44 44 44 44 44 44 Rest Psychic status 10

User sleeps for two turns, completely healing itself.

45 45 45 45 45 45 Attract Normal status 15 100%

Target falls in love if it has the opposite gender, and has a 50% chance to refuse attacking the user.

46 46 46 46 46 46 Thief Dark physical 25 60 100%

Takes the target's item.

49 Fury Cutter Bug physical 20 40 95%

Power doubles every turn this move is used in succession after the first, maxing out after five turns.

48 48 48 Round Normal special 15 60 100%

Has double power if it's used more than once per turn.

52 52 52 52 Focus Blast Fighting special 5 120 70%

Has a 10% chance to lower the target's Special Defense by one stage.

54 54 54 False Swipe Normal physical 40 40 100%

Cannot lower the target's HP below 1.

56 56 56 56 Fling Dark physical 10 * 100%

Throws held item at the target; power depends on the item.

58 Endure Normal status 10 4

Prevents the user's HP from lowering below 1 this turn.

65 65 65 65 Shadow Claw Ghost physical 15 70 100%

Has an increased chance for a critical hit.

67 67 67 Retaliate Normal physical 5 70 100%

Has double power if a friendly Pokémon fainted last turn.

68 68 68 68 Giga Impact Normal physical 5 150 90%

User foregoes its next turn to recharge.

71 71 71 71 Stone Edge Rock physical 5 100 80%

Has an increased chance for a critical hit.

75 75 75 75 Swords Dance Normal status 20

Raises the user's Attack by two stages.

78 Captivate Normal status 20 100%

Lowers the target's Special Attack by two stages if it's the opposite gender.

76 76 76 Struggle Bug Bug special 20 50 100%

Has a 100% chance to lower the target's Special Attack by one stage.

78 78 78 Bulldoze Ground physical 20 60 100%

Has a 100% chance to lower the target's Speed by one stage.

80 80 80 80 Rock Slide Rock physical 10 75 90%

Has a 30% chance to make the target flinch.

83 83 Work Up Normal status 30

Raises the user's Attack and Special Attack by one stage each.

82 Sleep Talk Normal status 10

Randomly uses one of the user's other three moves. Only works if the user is sleeping.

83 Natural Gift Normal physical 15 * 100%

Power and type depend on the held berry.

87 87 87 87 Swagger Normal status 15 90%

Raises the target's Attack by two stages and confuses the target.

88 Sleep Talk Normal status 10

Randomly uses one of the user's other three moves. Only works if the user is sleeping.

90 90 90 90 Substitute Normal status 10

Transfers 1/4 of the user's max HP into a doll, protecting the user from further damage or status changes until it breaks.

94 94 94 Rock Smash Fighting physical 15 40 100%

Has a 50% chance to lower the target's Defense by one stage.

100 Confide Normal status 20

Lowers the target's Special Attack by one stage.

H1 H1 H1 H1 H1 H1 Cut Normal physical 30 50 95%

Inflicts regular damage with no additional effect.

H4 H4 H4 H4 H4 H4 Strength Normal physical 15 80 100%

Inflicts regular damage with no additional effect.

H6 H6 Rock Smash Fighting physical 15 40 100%

Has a 50% chance to lower the target's Defense by one stage.

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