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' 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 and Silver Headbutt trees Rare
Crystal Headbutt trees Rare
Ruby and Sapphire Safari Zone Rare
FireRed and LeafGreen Pattern Bush Uncommon
Emerald Safari Zone Rare
Diamond and Pearl Honey trees Rare
Platinum Honey trees Rare
HeartGold and SoulSilver Headbutt trees at Mt. Travail Common
Black and White Route 12 Rare
X and 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

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

Heracross's 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 Tough 1 0 ♥
1XY
1ORAS
Bullet Seed 25 100% 30 Grass Physical Cool 1 0 ♥
1XY
1ORAS
Night Slash 70 100% 15 Dark Physical Cool 3 0 ♥
1XY
1ORAS
Tackle 50 100% 35 Normal Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
1XY
1ORAS
Leer 100% 30 Normal Status Cool 2 1 ♥
1XY
1ORAS
Horn Attack 65 100% 25 Normal Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
1XY
1ORAS
Endure —% 10 Normal Status Tough 3 0 ♥
37XY
7ORAS
Feint 30 100% 10 Normal Physical Clever 3 0 ♥
10XY
10ORAS
Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical Cool 2 0 ♥
16XY
16ORAS
Chip Away 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Tough 2 0 ♥
19XY
19ORAS
Counter 100% 20 Fighting Physical Tough 2 0 ♥
7XY
25ORAS
Fury Attack 15 85% 20 Normal Physical Cool 1 0 ♥
25XY
28ORAS
Brick Break 75 100% 15 Fighting Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
31XY
31ORAS
Pin Missile 25 95% 20 Bug Physical Cool 1 0 ♥
28XY
34ORAS
Take Down 90 85% 20 Normal Physical Tough 6 0 ♥
46XY
37ORAS
Megahorn 120 85% 10 Bug Physical Cool 3 0 ♥
34XY
43ORAS
Close Combat 120 100% 5 Fighting Physical Tough 6 0 ♥
43XY
46ORAS
Reversal 100% 15 Fighting Physical 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 Beauty 3
1 Tackle 35 95% 35 Normal Physical Tough 3
1 Leer 100% 30 Normal Status Cool 2
1 Horn Attack 65 100% 25 Normal Physical Cool 3
1 Endure —% 10 Normal Status Tough 2
7 Fury Attack 15 85% 20 Normal Physical Cool 2
13 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical Cool 2
19 Brick Break 75 100% 15 Fighting Physical Cool 3
25 Counter 100% 20 Fighting Physical Tough 2
31 Take Down 90 85% 20 Normal Physical Tough 3
37 Close Combat 120 100% 5 Fighting Physical Smart 2
43 Reversal 100% 15 Fighting Physical Cool 2
49 Feint 50 100% 10 Normal Physical Beauty 0
55 Megahorn 120 85% 10 Bug Physical Cool 2
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
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LevelingGeneration III
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Contest Category Appeal Jam
1 Tackle 35 95% 35 Normal Tough 4 0 ♥
1 Leer 100% 30 Normal Cool 3 0 ♥
6 Horn Attack 65 100% 25 Normal Cool 4 0 ♥
11 Endure —% 10 Normal Tough 2 0 ♥
17 Fury Attack 15 85% 20 Normal Cool 2 1 ♥
23 Brick Break 75 100% 15 Fighting Cool 1 4 ♥
30 Counter 100% 20 Fighting Tough 2 0 ♥
37 Take Down 90 85% 15 Normal Tough 6 0 ♥
45 Reversal 100% 15 Fighting Cool 2 0 ♥
53 Megahorn 120 85% 10 Bug Cool 2 0 ♥
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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.
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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 Clever 3 0 ♥
TM08 Bulk Up —% 20 Fighting Status Cool 1 0 ♥
TM09 Venoshock 65 100% 10 Poison Special Beautiful 2 0 ♥
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special Clever 3 0 ♥
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status Beautiful 1 0 ♥
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special Cool 4 4 ♥
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status Beautiful 1 0 ♥
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2 3 ♥
TM23 Smack Down 50 100% 15 Rock Physical Tough 2 1 ♥
TM26 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground Physical Tough 2 1 ♥
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 4 0 ♥
TM28 Dig 80 100% 10 Ground Physical Tough 2 0 ♥
TM31 Brick Break 75 100% 15 Fighting Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Cool 1 0 ♥
TM39 Rock Tomb 60 95% 15 Rock Physical Clever 3 0 ♥
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical Cool 2 0 ♥
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2 0 ♥
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status Cute 1 0 ♥
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
TM46 Thief 60 100% 25 Dark Physical Tough 1 0 ♥
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special Beautiful 2 0 ♥
TM52 Focus Blast 120 70% 5 Fighting Special Cool 4 0 ♥
TM54 False Swipe 40 100% 40 Normal Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
TM56 Fling 100% 10 Dark Physical Cute 3 0 ♥
TM65 Shadow Claw 70 100% 15 Ghost Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
TM67 Retaliate 70 100% 5 Normal Physical Cool 3 0 ♥
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical Tough 4 4 ♥
TM71 Stone Edge 100 80% 5 Rock Physical Tough 3 0 ♥
TM75 Swords Dance —% 20 Normal Status Beautiful 1 0 ♥
TM76 Struggle Bug 50 100% 20 Bug Special Cute 2 0 ♥
TM78 Bulldoze 60 100% 20 Ground Physical Tough 2 2 ♥
TM80 Rock Slide 75 90% 10 Rock Physical Tough 2 2 ♥
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Cute 3 0 ♥
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status Cute 1 0 ♥
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
TM94 Rock SmashXY 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
TM94 Secret PowerORAS 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Clever 1 0 ♥
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status Cute 3 0 ♥
HM01 Cut 50 95% 30 Normal Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
HM06 Rock SmashORAS 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical 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 Tough 1
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison Status Smart 2
TM08 Bulk Up —% 20 Fighting Status Beauty 0
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Special Smart 1
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status Beauty 2
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special Cool 2
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Cute 0
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status Tough 2
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2
TM26 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground Physical Tough 2
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2
TM28 Dig 80 100% 10 Ground Physical Smart 1
TM31 Brick Break 75 100% 15 Fighting Physical Cool 3
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Cool 2
TM39 Rock Tomb 50 80% 10 Rock Physical Smart 2
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical Cool 2
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2
TM43 Secret Power 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Smart 2
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status Cute 0
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status Cute 2
TM46 Thief 40 100% 10 Dark Physical Tough 0
TM52 Focus Blast 120 70% 5 Fighting Special Cool 2
TM56 Fling 100% 10 Dark Physical Tough 1
TM58 Endure —% 10 Normal Status Tough 2
TM65 Shadow Claw 70 100% 15 Ghost Physical Cute 2
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical Beauty 2
TM71 Stone Edge 100 80% 5 Rock Physical Tough 2
TM75 Swords Dance —% 30 Normal Status Beauty 0
TM78 Captivate 100% 20 Normal Status Beauty 2
TM80 Rock Slide 75 90% 10 Rock Physical Tough 3
TM82 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status Cute 3
TM83 Natural Gift 100% 15 Normal Physical Cool 2
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Cute 2
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status Smart 1
HM01 Cut 50 95% 30 Normal Physical Cool 3
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal Physical Tough 3
HM06 Rock Smash 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical 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 Tough 3 0 ♥
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison Smart 3 0 ♥
TM08 Bulk Up —% 20 Fighting Beauty 1 0 ♥
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Smart 3 0 ♥
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Beauty 1 0 ♥
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Cool 4 4 ♥
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Cute 1 0 ♥
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Tough 1 0 ♥
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Cute 1 0 ♥
TM26 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground Tough 1 3 ♥
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Cute 1 0 ♥
TM28 Dig 60 100% 10 Ground Smart 1 0 ♥
TM31 Brick Break 75 100% 15 Fighting Cool 1 4 ♥
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Cool 2 0 ♥
TM39 Rock Tomb 50 80% 10 Rock Smart 3 0 ♥
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Cute 2 0 ♥
TM43 Secret Power 70 100% 20 Normal Smart 1 0 ♥
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Cute 2 0 ♥
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Cute 2 0 ♥
TM46 Thief 40 100% 10 Dark Tough 1 0 ♥
HM01 Cut 50 95% 30 Normal Cool 2 1 ♥
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal Tough 2 1 ♥
HM06 Rock Smash 20 100% 15 Fighting 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 Tough 3 0 ♥
Double-Edge Ledyba, Ledian, Pineco, Forretress, Volbeat, Venipede, Whirlipede, Scolipede, Karrablast, Escavalier, Larvesta 120 100% 15 Normal Physical Tough 6 0 ♥
Flail Sewaddle, Swadloon, Leavanny, Dwebble, Crustle, Karrablast 100% 15 Normal Physical Cute 1 0 ♥
Focus Punch Pinsir, Ledyba, Ledian, Heracross, Volbeat 150 100% 20 Fighting Physical Tough 2 0 ♥
Harden Metapod, Butterfree, Kakuna, Beedrill, Pinsir, Gligar, Gliscor, Silcoon, Beautifly, Cascoon, Dustox, Nincada, Ninjask —% 30 Normal Status Tough 2 0 ♥
Megahorn Heracross, Scolipede 120 85% 10 Bug Physical Cool 3 0 ♥
Pursuit Beedrill, Scyther, Scizor, Yanma, Yanmega, Venipede, Whirlipede, Scolipede 40 100% 20 Dark Physical Clever 2 1 ♥
Revenge Pinsir 60 100% 10 Fighting Physical Tough 2 0 ♥
Rock Blast Dwebble, Crustle 25 90% 10 Rock Physical Tough 1 0 ♥
Seismic Toss Pinsir 100% 20 Fighting Physical 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 Tough 2
Double-Edge Pineco, Forretress, Ledyba, Ledian, Volbeat 120 100% 15 Normal Physical Tough 0
False Swipe Scyther, Scizor, Nincada, Ninjask 40 100% 40 Normal Physical Cool 0
Flail * Paras, Parasect, Pinsir, Pineco, Forretress 100% 15 Normal Physical Cute 2
Harden Metapod, Butterfree, Kakuna, Beedrill, Pinsir, Gligar, Silcoon, Beautifly, Cascoon, Dustox, Nincada, Ninjask —% 30 Normal Status Tough 2
Pursuit Beedrill, Scyther, Scizor, Yanma, Yanmega 40 100% 20 Dark Physical Smart 1
Revenge Pinsir 60 100% 10 Fighting Physical 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 Tough 1 0 ♥
False Swipe Scyther, Scizor, Nincada, Ninjask 40 100% 40 Normal Cool 1 3 ♥
Flail * Paras, Parasect, Pinsir, Pineco, Forretress 100% 15 Normal Cute 1 0 ♥
Harden Metapod, Butterfree, Kakuna, Beedrill, Pinsir, Gligar, Silcoon, Beautifly, Cascoon, Dustox, Nincada, Ninjask —% 30 Normal 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 Cute 3 0 ♥
Focus Punch ORAS 150 100% 20 Fighting Physical Tough 2 0 ♥
Helping Hand ORAS —% 20 Normal Status Clever 4 0 ♥
Iron Defense ORAS —% 15 Steel Status Tough 1 0 ♥
Knock Off ORAS 65 100% 25 Dark Physical Clever 2 3 ♥
Low Kick ORAS 100% 20 Fighting Physical Tough 1 0 ♥
Snore ORAS 50 100% 15 Normal Special 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 Tough 0
Fury Cutter HGSSPt 10 95% 20 Bug Physical Cool 2
Headbutt HGSS 70 100% 15 Normal Physical Tough 3
Helping Hand HGSSPt —% 20 Normal Status Smart 1
Iron Defense HGSSPt —% 15 Steel Status Tough 2
Knock Off HGSSPt 20 100% 20 Dark Physical Smart 3
Low Kick HGSS 100% 20 Fighting Physical Tough 3
Snore HGSSPt 40 100% 15 Normal Special Cute 3
Vacuum Wave HGSSPt 40 100% 30 Fighting Special 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 Tough 1 4 ♥
Counter FRLGE 100% 20 Fighting Tough 2 0 ♥
Double-Edge FRLGEXD 120 100% 15 Normal Tough 6 0 ♥
Endure E —% 10 Normal Tough 2 0 ♥
Fury Cutter E 10 95% 20 Bug Cool 3 0 ♥
Mimic FRLGEXD —% 10 Normal Cute 1 0 ♥
Rock Slide FRLGE 75 90% 10 Rock Tough 1 3 ♥
Seismic Toss FRLGEXD 100% 20 Fighting Tough 2 1 ♥
Sleep Talk E —% 10 Normal Cute 3 0 ♥
Snore E 40 100% 15 Normal Cute 4 0 ♥
Substitute FRLGEXD —% 10 Normal Smart 2 0 ♥
Swagger EXD 90% 15 Normal Cute 2 0 ♥
Swords Dance FRLGE —% 30 Normal 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


Mega Evolution Sprites

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Front
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Back
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Front (Shiny)
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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.

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.
  • Mega Heracross has the highest Attack of all Bug-type Pokémon, and of all non-legendary Pokémon, at 185.

Origin

Heracross is based on a Japanese rhinoceros beetle and a Hercules beetle (the latter's influence is more obvious in its Mega form), both insects popular for insect fighting, a common hobby in Japan and one of the Pokémon franchise's inspirations.

Etymology

Heracross and Herakurosu come from Heracles (the Greek mythological hero known by the Romans as Hercules, after which the Hercules beetle was named) and "cross" (angry, from its Fighting type).

Gallery

See also

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