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

Biology

Physiology

Heracross is a large, blue, winged bipedal beetle. It has a capsule-shaped thorax similar to Pinsir's, a pair of yellow eyes and two clawed arms and feet. Growing from its head is a large T-shaped horn, which is flanked on either side by a smaller antenna. Heracross' horn shape depends on its gender.

Heracross's shiny variation is all pink as opposed to its regular blue. Males differ from females in that the female's horn ends in a heart shape.

Gender differences

Male Heracross have a pointed horn like the image above. Female Heracross have a heart-shaped tip on their horn.

Behavior

Heracross is a powerful but docile Pokémon. Its natural habitat is forests and its diet consists of tree sap, nectar and honey. Heracross are also shown to work with Butterfree in the wild in order to share sap to eat. Its strength is such that it can topple large trees if it so wished. Heracross's main weapon is its large horn, of which it is particularly proud. However, it only uses it in the wild to deter its foes, not hurt them. Heracross often fight using brute strength, usually pushing pack their foes and lifting them with their arms and horn.

Game info

Game locations

Locations
Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Gold/Silver Headbutt trees Rare
Crystal Headbutt trees Rare
Ruby/Sapphire Safari Zone Rare
Emerald Safari Zone Rare
FireRed/LeafGreen Pattern Bush Uncommon
Diamond/Pearl Honey trees Rare
Platinum Honey trees Rare
HeartGold/SoulSilver Headbutt trees at Mt. Travail Common
Black/White Route 12 Rare
X/Y Kalos Route 12 (Y Version); Friend Safari Rare


Side game locations

Locations
Game(s) Area(s)
Pokémon Channel Mt. Snowfall
Pokémon Pinball Ruby & Sapphire Safari Zone (Ruby Field)
Pokémon Trozei! Phobos Walker,
Endless Level 15,
Trozei Battle,
Mr. Who's Den
Red Rescue Team & Blue Rescue Team Great Canyon (7F-9F)
Joyous Tower (39F-42F)
Explorers of Time & Explorers of Darkness Mt. Travail (1F-19F)
Pokémon Ranger Olive Jungle


Pokédex entries

  • Gold

    This powerful Pokémon thrusts its prized horn under the 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 the enemies' bellies then lifts and throws them.

  • 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.

  • 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

    Usually docile, but if disturbed while sipping honey, it chases off the intruder with its horn.

  • Black

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

  • White

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

  • Black 2

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

  • White 2

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

  • 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.

  • Ultra Sun

    It’s proud of its thick horn. In Alola, its biggest rival is Vikavolt, which it’s always fighting with.
    Mega Evolution: It can grip things with its two horns and lift 500 times its own body weight.

  • Ultra Moon

    It roams through forests searching for sweet nectar. Although it boasts fantastic physical strength, it’s not that good at flying.
    Mega Evolution: A tremendous influx of energy builds it up, but when Mega Evolution ends, Heracross is bothered by terrible soreness in its muscles.


Stats

Base Stats
HP
80
Attack
125
Defense
75
Sp. Atk
40
Sp. Def
95
Speed
85
Total
500

Base Stats
HP
80
Attack
185
Defense
115
Sp. Atk
40
Sp. Def
105
Speed
75
Total
600

Learnset

Leveling

LevelingGeneration VII
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
1 Arm Thrust 15 100% 20 Fighting Physical
1 Bullet Seed 25 100% 30 Grass Physical
1 Night Slash 70 100% 15 Dark Physical
1 Tackle 40 100% 35 Normal Physical
1 Leer 100% 30 Normal Status
1 Horn Attack 65 100% 25 Normal Physical
1 Endure —% 10 Normal Status
7 Feint 30 100% 10 Normal Physical
10 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical
16 Chip Away 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
19 Counter 100% 20 Fighting Physical
25 Fury Attack 15 85% 20 Normal Physical
28 Brick Break 75 100% 15 Fighting Physical
31 Pin Missile 25 95% 20 Bug Physical
34 Take Down 90 85% 20 Normal Physical
37 Megahorn 120 85% 10 Bug Physical
43 Close Combat 120 100% 5 Fighting Physical
46 Reversal 100% 15 Fighting Physical
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

LevelingGeneration VI
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal Jam
1XY
1ORAS
Arm Thrust 15 100% 20 Fighting Physical Type Tough 1 0 ♥
1XY
1ORAS
Bullet Seed 25 100% 30 Grass Physical Type Cool 1 0 ♥
1XY
1ORAS
Night Slash 70 100% 15 Dark Physical Type Cool 3 0 ♥
1XY
1ORAS
Tackle 50 100% 35 Normal Physical Type Tough 4 0 ♥
1XY
1ORAS
Leer 100% 30 Normal Status Type Cool 2 1 ♥
1XY
1ORAS
Horn Attack 65 100% 25 Normal Physical Type Cool 4 0 ♥
1XY
1ORAS
Endure —% 10 Normal Status Type Tough 3 0 ♥
37XY
7ORAS
Feint 30 100% 10 Normal Physical Type Clever 3 0 ♥
10XY
10ORAS
Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical Type Cool 2 0 ♥
16XY
16ORAS
Chip Away 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Tough 2 0 ♥
19XY
19ORAS
Counter 100% 20 Fighting Physical Type Tough 2 0 ♥
7XY
25ORAS
Fury Attack 15 85% 20 Normal Physical Type Cool 1 0 ♥
25XY
28ORAS
Brick Break 75 100% 15 Fighting Physical Type Cool 4 0 ♥
31XY
31ORAS
Pin Missile 25 95% 20 Bug Physical Type Cool 1 0 ♥
28XY
34ORAS
Take Down 90 85% 20 Normal Physical Type Tough 6 0 ♥
46XY
37ORAS
Megahorn 120 85% 10 Bug Physical Type Cool 3 0 ♥
34XY
43ORAS
Close Combat 120 100% 5 Fighting Physical Type Tough 6 0 ♥
43XY
46ORAS
Reversal 100% 15 Fighting Physical Type Cool 1 0 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

LevelingGeneration V
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
1BW
1B2W2
Night Slash 70 100% 15 Dark Physical
1BW
1B2W2
Tackle 50 100% 35 Normal Physical
1BW
1B2W2
Leer 100% 30 Normal Status
1BW
1B2W2
Horn Attack 65 100% 25 Normal Physical
1BW
1B2W2
Endure —% 10 Normal Status
7BW
7B2W2
Fury Attack 15 85% 20 Normal Physical
13BW
10B2W2
Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical
N/ABW
16B2W2
Chip Away 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
25BW
19B2W2
Counter 100% 20 Fighting Physical
19BW
25B2W2
Brick Break 75 100% 15 Fighting Physical
31BW
28B2W2
Take Down 90 85% 20 Normal Physical
37BW
34B2W2
Close Combat 120 100% 5 Fighting Physical
49BW
37B2W2
Feint 30 100% 10 Normal Physical
43BW
43B2W2
Reversal 100% 15 Fighting Physical
55BW
46B2W2
Megahorn 120 85% 10 Bug Physical
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

LevelingGeneration IV
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal
1 Night Slash 70 100% 15 Dark Physical Type Beauty 3
1 Tackle 35 95% 35 Normal Physical Type Tough 3
1 Leer 100% 30 Normal Status Type Cool 2
1 Horn Attack 65 100% 25 Normal Physical Type Cool 3
1 Endure —% 10 Normal Status Type Tough 2
7 Fury Attack 15 85% 20 Normal Physical Type Cool 2
13 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical Type Cool 2
19 Brick Break 75 100% 15 Fighting Physical Type Cool 3
25 Counter 100% 20 Fighting Physical Type Tough 2
31 Take Down 90 85% 20 Normal Physical Type Tough 3
37 Close Combat 120 100% 5 Fighting Physical Type Smart 2
43 Reversal 100% 15 Fighting Physical Type Cool 2
49 Feint 50 100% 10 Normal Physical Type Beauty 0
55 Megahorn 120 85% 10 Bug Physical Type Cool 2
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

LevelingGeneration III
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Contest Category Appeal Jam
1 Tackle 35 95% 35 Normal Type Tough 4 0 ♥
1 Leer 100% 30 Normal Type Cool 3 0 ♥
6 Horn Attack 65 100% 25 Normal Type Cool 4 0 ♥
11 Endure —% 10 Normal Type Tough 2 0 ♥
17 Fury Attack 15 85% 20 Normal Type Cool 2 1 ♥
23 Brick Break 75 100% 15 Fighting Type Cool 1 4 ♥
30 Counter 100% 20 Fighting Type Tough 2 0 ♥
37 Take Down 90 85% 15 Normal Type Tough 6 0 ♥
45 Reversal 100% 15 Fighting Type Cool 2 0 ♥
53 Megahorn 120 85% 10 Bug Type Cool 2 0 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

LevelingGeneration II
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type
1 Tackle 35 95% 35 Normal
1 Leer 100% 30 Normal
6 Horn Attack 65 100% 25 Normal
12 Endure —% 10 Normal
19 Fury Attack 15 85% 20 Normal
27 Counter 100% 20 Fighting
35 Take Down 90 85% 20 Normal
44 Reversal 100% 15 Fighting
54 Megahorn 120 85% 10 Bug
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TM/HM

TMs and HMs Generation VII
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat.
TM01 Work Up —% 30 Normal Status
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM08 Bulk Up —% 20 Fighting Status
TM09 Venoshock 65 100% 10 Poison Special
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM23 Smack Down 50 100% 15 Rock Physical
TM26 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground Physical
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM31 Brick Break 75 100% 15 Fighting Physical
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM39 Rock Tomb 60 95% 15 Rock Physical
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status
TM46 Thief 60 100% 25 Dark Physical
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM52 Focus Blast 120 70% 5 Fighting Special
TM54 False Swipe 40 100% 40 Normal Physical
TM56 Fling 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM59 Brutal Swing 60 100% 20 Dark Physical
TM65 Shadow Claw 70 100% 15 Ghost Physical
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical
TM71 Stone Edge 100 80% 5 Rock Physical
TM75 Swords Dance —% 20 Normal Status
TM78 Bulldoze 60 100% 20 Ground Physical
TM80 Rock Slide 75 90% 10 Rock Physical
TM87 Swagger 85% 15 Normal Status
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation VI
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status Type Clever 3 0 ♥
TM08 Bulk Up —% 20 Fighting Status Type Cool 1 0 ♥
TM09 Venoshock 65 100% 10 Poison Special Type Beautiful 2 0 ♥
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special Type Clever 3 0 ♥
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status Type Beautiful 1 0 ♥
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special Type Cool 4 4 ♥
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute 2 0 ♥
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status Type Beautiful 1 0 ♥
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute 2 3 ♥
TM23 Smack Down 50 100% 15 Rock Physical Type Tough 2 1 ♥
TM26 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground Physical Type Tough 2 1 ♥
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute 4 0 ♥
TM28 Dig 80 100% 10 Ground Physical Type Tough 2 0 ♥
TM31 Brick Break 75 100% 15 Fighting Physical Type Cool 4 0 ♥
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Type Cool 1 0 ♥
TM39 Rock Tomb 60 95% 15 Rock Physical Type Clever 3 0 ♥
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical Type Cool 2 0 ♥
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute 2 0 ♥
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status Type Cute 1 0 ♥
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status Type Cute 2 0 ♥
TM46 Thief 60 100% 25 Dark Physical Type Tough 1 0 ♥
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special Type Beautiful 2 0 ♥
TM52 Focus Blast 120 70% 5 Fighting Special Type Cool 4 0 ♥
TM54 False Swipe 40 100% 40 Normal Physical Type Cool 4 0 ♥
TM56 Fling 100% 10 Dark Physical Type Cute 3 0 ♥
TM65 Shadow Claw 70 100% 15 Ghost Physical Type Cool 4 0 ♥
TM67 Retaliate 70 100% 5 Normal Physical Type Cool 3 0 ♥
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical Type Tough 4 4 ♥
TM71 Stone Edge 100 80% 5 Rock Physical Type Tough 3 0 ♥
TM75 Swords Dance —% 20 Normal Status Type Beautiful 1 0 ♥
TM76 Struggle Bug 50 100% 20 Bug Special Type Cute 2 0 ♥
TM78 Bulldoze 60 100% 20 Ground Physical Type Tough 2 2 ♥
TM80 Rock Slide 75 90% 10 Rock Physical Type Tough 2 2 ♥
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Type Cute 3 0 ♥
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute 1 0 ♥
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute 2 0 ♥
TM94 Rock SmashXY 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical Type Tough 4 0 ♥
TM94 Secret PowerORAS 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Clever 1 0 ♥
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status Type Cute 3 0 ♥
HM01 Cut 50 95% 30 Normal Physical Type Cool 4 0 ♥
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal Physical Type Tough 4 0 ♥
HM06 Rock SmashORAS 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical Type Tough 4 0 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation V
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat.
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM08B2W2 Bulk Up —% 20 Fighting Status
TM09 Venoshock 65 100% 10 Poison Special
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Special
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM23 Smack Down 50 100% 15 Rock Physical
TM26 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground Physical
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM28 Dig 80 100% 10 Ground Physical
TM31 Brick Break 75 100% 15 Fighting Physical
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM39 Rock Tomb 50 80% 10 Rock Physical
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status
TM46 Thief 40 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM52 Focus Blast 120 70% 5 Fighting Special
TM54 False Swipe 40 100% 40 Normal Physical
TM56 Fling 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM65 Shadow Claw 70 100% 15 Ghost Physical
TM67 Retaliate 70 100% 5 Normal Physical
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical
TM71 Stone Edge 100 80% 5 Rock Physical
TM75 Swords Dance —% 30 Normal Status
TM76 Struggle Bug 30 100% 20 Bug Special
TM78 Bulldoze 60 100% 20 Ground Physical
TM80 Rock Slide 75 90% 10 Rock Physical
TM83 Work Up —% 30 Normal Status
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
TM94 Rock Smash 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical
HM01 Cut 50 95% 30 Normal Physical
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal Physical
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation IV
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal
TM01 Focus Punch 150 100% 20 Fighting Physical Type Tough 1
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison Status Type Smart 2
TM08 Bulk Up —% 20 Fighting Status Type Beauty 0
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Special Type Smart 1
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status Type Beauty 2
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special Type Cool 2
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute 0
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status Type Tough 2
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute 2
TM26 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground Physical Type Tough 2
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute 2
TM28 Dig 80 100% 10 Ground Physical Type Smart 1
TM31 Brick Break 75 100% 15 Fighting Physical Type Cool 3
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Type Cool 2
TM39 Rock Tomb 50 80% 10 Rock Physical Type Smart 2
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical Type Cool 2
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute 2
TM43 Secret Power 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Smart 2
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status Type Cute 0
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status Type Cute 2
TM46 Thief 40 100% 10 Dark Physical Type Tough 0
TM52 Focus Blast 120 70% 5 Fighting Special Type Cool 2
TM56 Fling 100% 10 Dark Physical Type Tough 1
TM58 Endure —% 10 Normal Status Type Tough 2
TM65 Shadow Claw 70 100% 15 Ghost Physical Type Cute 2
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical Type Beauty 2
TM71 Stone Edge 100 80% 5 Rock Physical Type Tough 2
TM75 Swords Dance —% 30 Normal Status Type Beauty 0
TM78 Captivate 100% 20 Normal Status Type Beauty 2
TM80 Rock Slide 75 90% 10 Rock Physical Type Tough 3
TM82 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute 3
TM83 Natural Gift 100% 15 Normal Physical Type Cool 2
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Type Cute 2
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status Type Smart 1
HM01 Cut 50 95% 30 Normal Physical Type Cool 3
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal Physical Type Tough 3
HM06 Rock Smash 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical Type Tough 2
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation III
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
TM01 Focus Punch 150 100% 20 Fighting Type Tough 3 0 ♥
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison Type Smart 3 0 ♥
TM08 Bulk Up —% 20 Fighting Type Beauty 1 0 ♥
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Type Smart 3 0 ♥
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Type Beauty 1 0 ♥
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Type Cool 4 4 ♥
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Type Cute 1 0 ♥
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Type Tough 1 0 ♥
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Type Cute 1 0 ♥
TM26 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground Type Tough 1 3 ♥
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Type Cute 1 0 ♥
TM28 Dig 60 100% 10 Ground Type Smart 1 0 ♥
TM31 Brick Break 75 100% 15 Fighting Type Cool 1 4 ♥
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Type Cool 2 0 ♥
TM39 Rock Tomb 50 80% 10 Rock Type Smart 3 0 ♥
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Type Cute 2 0 ♥
TM43 Secret Power 70 100% 20 Normal Type Smart 1 0 ♥
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Type Cute 2 0 ♥
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Type Cute 2 0 ♥
TM46 Thief 40 100% 10 Dark Type Tough 1 0 ♥
HM01 Cut 50 95% 30 Normal Type Cool 2 1 ♥
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal Type Tough 2 1 ♥
HM06 Rock Smash 20 100% 15 Fighting Type Tough 1 0 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation II
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type
TM02 Headbutt 70 100% 15 Normal
TM03 Curse —% 10 ???
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison
TM08 Rock Smash 20 100% 15 Fighting
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire
TM13 Snore 40 100% 15 Normal
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal
TM20 Endure —% 10 Normal
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal
TM26 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal
TM34 Swagger 90% 15 Normal
TM35 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal
TM43 Detect —% 5 Fighting
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal
TM46 Thief 40 100% 10 Dark
TM49 Fury Cutter 10 95% 20 Bug
HM01 Cut 50 95% 30 Normal
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Breeding

Breeding Generation VII
Move Father Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Bide Pineco, Forretress, Shuckle, Nincada, Trapinch, Vibrava, Flygon, Kricketot, Kricketune, Shelmet —% 10 Normal Physical
Double-Edge Ledyba, Ledian, Pineco, Forretress, Volbeat, Venipede, Whirlipede, Scolipede, Karrablast, Escavalier, Larvesta 120 100% 15 Normal Physical
Flail Sewaddle, Dwebble, Crustle, Karrablast 100% 15 Normal Physical
Focus Punch Pinsir, Ledyba, Ledian, Heracross, Volbeat 150 100% 20 Fighting Physical
Harden Metapod, Kakuna, Pinsir, Gligar, Silcoon, Cascoon, Nincada, Ninjask, Gliscor, Spewpa —% 30 Normal Status
Megahorn Scolipede 120 85% 10 Bug Physical
Pursuit Beedrill, Scyther, Yanma, Scizor, Skorupi, Drapion, Yanmega, Venipede, Whirlipede, Scolipede 40 100% 20 Dark Physical
Revenge Pinsir 60 100% 10 Fighting Physical
Rock Blast Dwebble, Crustle 25 90% 10 Rock Physical
Seismic Toss Pinsir 100% 20 Fighting Physical

Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
* indicates this move requires chain breeding.
◊ indicates the father must learn this move in a previous generation.
♈ indicates the father must learn this move via a TM.

Breeding Generation VI
Move Father Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal Jam
Bide Pineco, Forretress, Shuckle, Kricketot, Kricketune, Shelmet, Accelgor —% 10 Normal Physical Type Tough 3 0 ♥
Double-Edge Ledyba, Ledian, Pineco, Forretress, Volbeat, Venipede, Whirlipede, Scolipede, Karrablast, Escavalier, Larvesta 120 100% 15 Normal Physical Type Tough 6 0 ♥
Flail Sewaddle, Swadloon, Leavanny, Dwebble, Crustle, Karrablast 100% 15 Normal Physical Type Cute 1 0 ♥
Focus Punch Pinsir, Ledyba, Ledian, Heracross, Volbeat 150 100% 20 Fighting Physical Type Tough 2 0 ♥
Harden Metapod, Butterfree, Kakuna, Beedrill, Pinsir, Gligar, Gliscor, Silcoon, Beautifly, Cascoon, Dustox, Nincada, Ninjask —% 30 Normal Status Type Tough 2 0 ♥
Megahorn Heracross, Scolipede 120 85% 10 Bug Physical Type Cool 3 0 ♥
Pursuit Beedrill, Scyther, Scizor, Yanma, Yanmega, Venipede, Whirlipede, Scolipede 40 100% 20 Dark Physical Type Clever 2 1 ♥
Revenge Pinsir 60 100% 10 Fighting Physical Type Tough 2 0 ♥
Rock Blast Dwebble, Crustle 25 90% 10 Rock Physical Type Tough 1 0 ♥
Seismic Toss Pinsir 100% 20 Fighting Physical Type Tough 3 0 ♥

Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
* indicates this move requires chain breeding.
◊ indicates the father must learn this move in a previous generation.
♈ indicates the father must learn this move via a TM.

Breeding Generation V
Move Father Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Bide Pineco, Forretress, Shuckle, Kricketot, Kricketune, Shelmet, Accelgor —% 10 Normal Physical
Double-Edge Ledyba, Ledian, Pineco, Forretress, Volbeat, Venipede, Whirlipede, Scolipede, Karrablast, Escavalier, Larvesta, Volcarona 120 100% 15 Normal Physical
Flail Sewaddle, Swadloon, Leavanny, Dwebble, Crustle, Karrablast 100% 15 Normal Physical
Focus Punch Pinsir, Ledyba, Ledian, Heracross, Volbeat 150 100% 20 Fighting Physical
Harden Metapod, Butterfree, Kakuna, Beedrill, Pinsir, Gligar, Gliscor, Silcoon, Beautifly, Cascoon, Dustox, Nincada, Ninjask —% 30 Normal Status
Megahorn Heracross, Scolipede 120 85% 10 Bug Physical
Pursuit Beedrill, Scyther, Scizor, Yanma, Yanmega, Venipede, Whirlipede, Scolipede 40 100% 20 Dark Physical
Revenge Pinsir 60 100% 10 Fighting Physical
Seismic Toss Pinsir 100% 20 Fighting Physical

Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
* indicates this move requires chain breeding.
◊ indicates the father must learn this move in a previous generation.
♈ indicates the father must learn this move via a TM.

Breeding Generation IV
Move Father Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal
Bide Pineco, Forretress, Shuckle, Kricketot, Kricketune —% 10 Normal Physical Type Tough 2
Double-Edge Pineco, Forretress, Ledyba, Ledian, Volbeat 120 100% 15 Normal Physical Type Tough 0
False Swipe Scyther, Scizor, Nincada, Ninjask 40 100% 40 Normal Physical Type Cool 0
Flail * Paras, Parasect, Pinsir, Pineco, Forretress 100% 15 Normal Physical Type Cute 2
Harden Metapod, Butterfree, Kakuna, Beedrill, Pinsir, Gligar, Silcoon, Beautifly, Cascoon, Dustox, Nincada, Ninjask —% 30 Normal Status Type Tough 2
Pursuit Beedrill, Scyther, Scizor, Yanma, Yanmega 40 100% 20 Dark Physical Type Smart 1
Revenge Pinsir 60 100% 10 Fighting Physical Type Tough 2

Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
* indicates this move requires chain breeding.
◊ indicates the father must learn this move in a previous generation.
♈ indicates the father must learn this move via a TM.

Breeding Generation III
Move Father Power Accuracy PP Type Contest Category Appeal Jam
Bide Pineco, Forretress, Shuckle —% 10 Normal Type Tough 1 0 ♥
False Swipe Scyther, Scizor, Nincada, Ninjask 40 100% 40 Normal Type Cool 1 3 ♥
Flail * Paras, Parasect, Pinsir, Pineco, Forretress 100% 15 Normal Type Cute 1 0 ♥
Harden Metapod, Butterfree, Kakuna, Beedrill, Pinsir, Gligar, Silcoon, Beautifly, Cascoon, Dustox, Nincada, Ninjask —% 30 Normal Type Tough 2 0 ♥

Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
* indicates this move requires chain breeding.
◊ indicates the father must learn this move in a previous generation.
♈ indicates the father must learn this move via a TM.

Breeding Generation II
Move Father Power Accuracy PP Type
Bide Pineco, Forretress, Shuckle —% 10 Normal
Flail * Paras, Parasect, Pinsir, Pineco, Forretress 100% 15 Normal
Harden Metapod, Butterfree, Kakuna, Beedrill, Pinsir, Gligar —% 30 Normal

Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
* indicates this move requires chain breeding.
◊ indicates the father must learn this move in a previous generation.
♈ indicates the father must learn this move via a TM.

Tutoring

Tutoring Generation VII
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Bug Bite USUM 60 100% 20 Bug Physical
Focus Punch USUM 150 100% 20 Fighting Physical
Helping Hand USUM —% 20 Normal Status
Iron Defense USUM —% 15 Steel Status
Knock Off USUM 65 100% 20 Dark Physical
Low Kick USUM 100% 20 Fighting Physical
Snore USUM 50 100% 15 Normal Special
Throat Chop USUM 80 100% 15 Dark Physical
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Tutoring Generation VI
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal Jam
Bug Bite ORAS 60 100% 20 Bug Physical Type Cute 3 0 ♥
Focus Punch ORAS 150 100% 20 Fighting Physical Type Tough 2 0 ♥
Helping Hand ORAS —% 20 Normal Status Type Clever 4 0 ♥
Iron Defense ORAS —% 15 Steel Status Type Tough 1 0 ♥
Knock Off ORAS 65 100% 25 Dark Physical Type Clever 2 3 ♥
Low Kick ORAS 100% 20 Fighting Physical Type Tough 1 0 ♥
Snore ORAS 50 100% 15 Normal Special Type Cute 4 0 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Tutoring Generation V
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Bug Bite B2W2 60 100% 20 Bug Physical
Helping Hand B2W2 —% 20 Normal Status
Iron Defense B2W2 —% 15 Steel Status
Knock Off B2W2 20 100% 20 Dark Physical
Sleep Talk B2W2 —% 10 Normal Status
Snore B2W2 40 100% 15 Normal Special
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Tutoring Generation IV
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal
Bug Bite HGSS 60 100% 20 Bug Physical Type Tough 0
Fury Cutter HGSSPt 10 95% 20 Bug Physical Type Cool 2
Headbutt HGSS 70 100% 15 Normal Physical Type Tough 3
Helping Hand HGSSPt —% 20 Normal Status Type Smart 1
Iron Defense HGSSPt —% 15 Steel Status Type Tough 2
Knock Off HGSSPt 20 100% 20 Dark Physical Type Smart 3
Low Kick HGSS 100% 20 Fighting Physical Type Tough 3
Snore HGSSPt 40 100% 15 Normal Special Type Cute 3
Vacuum Wave HGSSPt 40 100% 30 Fighting Special Type Smart 2
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Tutoring Generation III
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Contest Category Appeal Jam
Body Slam FRLGEXD 85 100% 15 Normal Type Tough 1 4 ♥
Counter FRLGE 100% 20 Fighting Type Tough 2 0 ♥
Double-Edge FRLGEXD 120 100% 15 Normal Type Tough 6 0 ♥
Endure E —% 10 Normal Type Tough 2 0 ♥
Fury Cutter E 10 95% 20 Bug Type Cool 3 0 ♥
Mimic FRLGEXD —% 10 Normal Type Cute 1 0 ♥
Rock Slide FRLGE 75 90% 10 Rock Type Tough 1 3 ♥
Seismic Toss FRLGEXD 100% 20 Fighting Type Tough 2 1 ♥
Sleep Talk E —% 10 Normal Type Cute 3 0 ♥
Snore E 40 100% 15 Normal Type Cute 4 0 ♥
Substitute FRLGEXD —% 10 Normal Type Smart 2 0 ♥
Swagger EXD 90% 15 Normal Type Cute 2 0 ♥
Swords Dance FRLGE —% 30 Normal Type Beauty 1 0 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

This Pokémon learns no moves by Tutoring.
Tutoring Generation II
Move Power Accuracy PP Type
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Sprites

Version
Gold Silver Crystal Back
G 214 front S 214 front C 214 front
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
RS 214 front E 214 front RS 214 front
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
DP 214 front Pt 214 front HGSS 214 front
DP 214f front Pt 214f front HGSS 214f front
Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Heracross BW Heracross BW
BWShinyHeracross BWShinyHeracross
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire GO Back
Heracross XY Heracross XY
Heracross Shiny XY Heracross Shiny XY
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon Let's Go, Pikachu! Let's Go, Eevee! Back
Sword Shield Back

Mega Evolution Sprites

Heracross Mega XY
Front
Heracross Mega XY Back
Back
Heracross Mega XY Shiny
Front (Shiny)
Heracross Mega XY Shiny Back
Back (Shiny)

Appearances

Anime

Main article: Ash's Heracross

In the Pokémon anime, Ash catches a Heracross in the episode A Sappy Ending. The Heracross is powerful, but also is distracted by sap, to the point where he tries to feed off the nectar of Ash's Bulbasaur's flower bulb when Bulbasaur is in sight. He is currently at Professor Oak's lab.

Trainers with a Heracross

Trivia

  • Heracross was thought to be a pre-evolution of Pinsir before the release of Pokémon Gold and Silver.
  • Despite being able to fly, it is unable to learn Fly and is not a Flying-type Pokémon.
  • It is the first Bug/Fighting-type Pokémon, the second and third being Buzzwole and Pheromosa, although they are Ultra Beasts.
  • This Pokémon is modeled after the Japanese Rhinoceros Beetle, an insect that is used as a reference in many well known anime/manga.
  • As of USUM, the only three Bug-type moves that Heracross can learn are Megahorn, Bug Bite & Pin Missile.
  • Heracross almost resembles to Ballistamon from Digimon Fusion.

Gallery

See also

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