Best Mega Heracross counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This table displays a list of best Mega Heracross counters in Pokémon GO with their Fast Attacks, Charged Attacks, DPS (damage per second), TDO (total damage output), faints, TTW (time to win), and score. The list is sorted by the score, which is calculated based on the DPS and TDO.

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          Best performing move types

          • Flying50.0%
          • Psychic23.0%
          • Fire16.0%
          • Bug2.5%
          • Electric1.5%
          • Normal1.5%
          • Dragon1.5%
          • Fairy1.5%
          • Steel1.0%
          • Ghost0.5%
          • Fighting0.5%
          • Poison0.5%
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaFlyingAir Slash FlyingDragon Ascent 68.53869.0310172.8s114.3
          2RayquazaRayquazaFlyingAir Slash FlyingDragon Ascent 54.47536.5816232.3s86.3
          3Shadow HonchkrowShadow Pokémon iconShadow HonchkrowFlyingPeck FlyingSky Attack 54.42301.7729284.7s76.8
          4Shadow MoltresShadow Pokémon iconShadow MoltresFlyingWing Attack FlyingSky Attack *49.30418.0821268.7s75.8
          5YveltalYveltalFlyingGust FlyingOblivion Wing *42.11512.8017283.9s69.7
          6Shadow ZapdosShadow Pokémon iconShadow ZapdosElectricThunder Shock *FlyingDrill Peck 44.29383.2423297.1s68.4
          7Shadow UnfezantShadow Pokémon iconShadow UnfezantFlyingAir Slash FlyingSky Attack 45.39292.5930321.3s66.0
          8MoltresMoltresFlyingWing Attack FlyingSky Attack *39.74403.5122315.7s63.4
          9HonchkrowHonchkrowFlyingPeck FlyingSky Attack 42.90285.0431336.1s62.8
          10Mega PidgeotMega Pokémon iconMega PidgeotFlyingGust *FlyingBrave Bird 39.76370.3424323.6s62.3
          11Shadow StaraptorShadow Pokémon iconShadow StaraptorFlyingWing Attack FlyingBrave Bird 41.79269.5833348.9s60.8
          12Shadow MewtwoShadow Pokémon iconShadow MewtwoPsychicPsycho Cut PsychicPsystrike *38.50338.4926340.1s59.6
          13Shadow LugiaShadow Pokémon iconShadow LugiaPsychicExtrasensory FlyingSky Attack 32.37508.9317348.7s56.4
          14ZapdosZapdosElectricThunder Shock *FlyingDrill Peck 35.21364.7224354.3s56.4
          15Mega Y CharizardMega Pokémon iconMega Y CharizardFlyingAir Slash FireBlast Burn *34.47366.2224359.4s55.5
          16Shadow Ho-OhShadow Pokémon iconShadow Ho-OhPsychicExtrasensory FlyingBrave Bird 33.83389.6723358.4s55.4
          17UnfezantUnfezantFlyingAir Slash FlyingSky Attack 36.33280.4732376.1s54.8
          18Mega BlazikenMega Pokémon iconMega BlazikenFireFire Spin FlyingBrave Bird 35.02306.8429374.3s54.2
          19Galarian ArticunoGalarian ArticunoPsychicPsycho Cut FlyingBrave Bird 32.53356.8725377.6s52.7
          20BraviaryBraviaryFlyingAir Slash FlyingBrave Bird 33.53314.2528383.0s52.6
          21StaraptorStaraptorFlyingWing Attack FlyingBrave Bird 34.39265.7333397.2s51.9
          22ToucannonToucannonFlyingPeck FlyingDrill Peck 34.08263.1234400.9s51.4
          23Shadow ScytherShadow Pokémon iconShadow ScytherFlyingAir Slash FlyingAerial Ace 34.25231.0738418.6s50.3
          24KartanaKartanaFlyingAir Slash FlyingAerial Ace 30.86346.7925395.4s50.2
          25BombirdierBombirdierFlyingWing Attack FlyingFly 32.92268.8333407.3s50.2
          26MewtwoMewtwoPsychicPsycho Cut PsychicPsystrike *31.07327.1027399.7s49.9
          27Hisuian BraviaryHisuian BraviaryFlyingAir Slash FlyingBrave Bird 31.84291.1230406.4s49.7
          28Shadow UrsalunaShadow Pokémon iconShadow UrsalunaNormalTackle FlyingAerial Ace 30.50340.2726400.9s49.6
          29Mega AlakazamMega Pokémon iconMega AlakazamPsychicPsycho Cut PsychicPsychic *32.36269.4233411.8s49.6
          30Galarian MoltresGalarian MoltresFlyingWing Attack FlyingBrave Bird 29.27371.7524404.3s48.9
          31Tornadus (Incarnate)Tornadus (Incarnate)FlyingAir Slash FlyingHurricane 31.53267.6933419.9s48.5
          32Mega LatiosMega Pokémon iconMega LatiosPsychicZen Headbutt PsychicPsychic 29.01353.8125412.0s48.0
          33LunalaLunalaFlyingAir Slash PsychicPsychic 23.53789.9111428.1s47.9
          34LugiaLugiaPsychicExtrasensory FlyingSky Attack 26.29494.0518415.3s47.5
          35Ho-OhHo-OhPsychicExtrasensory FlyingBrave Bird 27.84383.7023417.1s47.2
          36Mega SceptileMega Pokémon iconMega SceptileBugFury Cutter FlyingAerial Ace 30.42266.7133430.9s47.1
          37Shadow BlazikenShadow Pokémon iconShadow BlazikenFireFire Spin FlyingBrave Bird 32.31201.8944456.8s46.7
          38Mega GardevoirMega Pokémon iconMega GardevoirPsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 29.01302.9129429.1s46.5
          39Tornadus (Therian)Tornadus (Therian)FlyingGust FlyingHurricane 29.30283.0331434.3s46.3
          40YanmegaYanmegaFlyingWing Attack FlyingAerial Ace 29.98257.6534439.9s46.2
          41Shadow CharizardShadow Pokémon iconShadow CharizardFlyingAir Slash FireBlast Burn *30.90227.6639449.4s46.2
          42Shadow LatiosShadow Pokémon iconShadow LatiosPsychicZen Headbutt PsychicPsychic 29.61268.0833438.3s46.1
          43Mega X CharizardMega Pokémon iconMega X CharizardFlyingWing Attack *FireBlast Burn *28.43303.3829435.2s45.8
          44Shadow MetagrossShadow Pokémon iconShadow MetagrossPsychicZen Headbutt PsychicPsychic 26.27403.6722431.8s45.6
          45TogekissTogekissFlyingAir Slash FlyingAerial Ace 27.80319.7628436.4s45.5
          46Shadow DragoniteShadow Pokémon iconShadow DragoniteDragonDragon Breath FlyingHurricane 28.52264.9433451.5s44.7
          47Mega AltariaMega Pokémon iconMega AltariaFlyingPeck FlyingSky Attack 27.64293.8630448.1s44.5
          48Hoopa (Unbound)Hoopa (Unbound)PsychicConfusion PsychicPsychic 28.44256.8335456.7s44.3
          49Shadow GliscorShadow Pokémon iconShadow GliscorFlyingWing Attack FlyingAerial Ace 28.41256.5835457.2s44.2
          50Shadow AlakazamShadow Pokémon iconShadow AlakazamPsychicPsycho Cut PsychicPsychic *30.97177.0450493.9s44.0
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          Mega Heracross type chart

          When fighting Mega Heracross, keep in mind the following that Bug and Fighting-type Pokémon are weak to Flying, Fairy, Fire, and Psychic type moves. They take reduced damage from Bug, Dark, Fighting, Grass, and Ground type moves.


          Type chart shows the percentage (%) of damage taken from an incoming attack of a particular type.

          About the results

          Our guide provides detailed information on recommended Pokémon and moves that are most effective against Mega Heracross in Raid Battles. Whether you're looking for the best counters to take Mega Heracross down quickly with high DPS, or the tankiest counters that can withstand its attacks, our guide has something for every trainer.

          The top-ranked Mega Heracross counter is Mega Rayquaza, followed by Rayquaza, Shadow Honchkrow, and Shadow Moltres. The table also includes Yveltal, Shadow Zapdos, Shadow Unfezant, and Moltres, among others. Each Pokemon's move type is indicated by an icon beside the move name.

          The most effective move-types to use against Mega Heracross are:

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          About our ranking methodology

          When calculating the best counters for any Pokémon, our simulator takes into account various factors, such as the defender's typing and average DPS against each attacker, the weather's influence, energy left over from using charge moves, Shadow Pokémon attack and defense stat changes, and more. During the initial phase of simulations, we calculate DPS and TDO for each attacker that is currently available in the game, and then we continue to rank them.

          We use a ranking method developed by a Reddit user named /u/Elastic_Space, which is described in detail in this Reddit post. It is a fairly complicated, but very well thought-out mathematical model for predicting simulation results without actually running the simulations. It also correlates with field data almost too well not to be used.

          Our Time to Win (TTW) and Faint numbers are also estimated, and should be taken with a grain of salt. Since we do not account for factors like Friendship and Mega damage boost, they will differ from actual experience in the field.