Best Heracross counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

Looking for the best ways to take down Heracross in Pokémon GO Raid Battles? Our guide has got you covered with a comprehensive list of the top Heracross counters, including the highest DPS and tankiest options.

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          Highest DPS

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          Best Heracross counters

          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaFlyingAir Slash FlyingDragon Ascent 82.292982.18272.5s201.9
          2RayquazaRayquazaFlyingAir Slash FlyingDragon Ascent 63.881813.00256.8s147.4
          3Shadow MoltresShadow Pokémon iconShadow MoltresFlyingWing Attack FlyingSky Attack *59.731296.69365.1s128.9
          4YveltalYveltalFlyingGust FlyingOblivion Wing *53.291399.56378.8s120.6
          5Mega PidgeotMega Pokémon iconMega PidgeotFlyingGust *FlyingBrave Bird 53.841241.77369.2s118.0
          6Shadow HonchkrowShadow Pokémon iconShadow HonchkrowFlyingPeck FlyingSky Attack 62.08752.83560.6s115.9
          7MoltresMoltresFlyingWing Attack FlyingSky Attack *49.141269.94377.5s110.8
          8Shadow StaraptorShadow Pokémon iconShadow StaraptorFlyingGust *FlyingBrave Bird 55.25891.55580.7s110.7
          9Shadow ZapdosShadow Pokémon iconShadow ZapdosElectricThunder Shock *FlyingDrill Peck 50.081185.41494.7s110.5
          10Shadow UnfezantShadow Pokémon iconShadow UnfezantFlyingAir Slash FlyingSky Attack 53.74865.89580.6s107.7
          11Shadow LugiaShadow Pokémon iconShadow LugiaPsychicExtrasensory FlyingAeroblast *41.811743.293125.1s106.2
          12Mega Y CharizardMega Pokémon iconMega Y CharizardFlyingAir Slash FireBlast Burn *45.271217.61380.7s103.1
          13Shadow Ho-OhShadow Pokémon iconShadow Ho-OhPsychicExtrasensory FlyingBrave Bird 44.201291.39387.7s102.8
          14Galarian ArticunoGalarian ArticunoPsychicPsycho Cut FlyingBrave Bird 42.581252.42388.2s99.2
          15Mega BlazikenMega Pokémon iconMega BlazikenFireFire Spin FlyingBrave Bird 46.41947.89481.7s98.7
          16HonchkrowHonchkrowFlyingPeck FlyingSky Attack 50.23727.89572.5s98.0
          17Shadow MewtwoShadow Pokémon iconShadow MewtwoPsychicPsycho Cut PsychicPsystrike *47.92822.67585.8s97.5
          18StaraptorStaraptorFlyingGust *FlyingBrave Bird 45.85882.24596.2s96.0
          19BraviaryBraviaryFlyingAir Slash FlyingBrave Bird 43.421011.48493.2s95.4
          20ZapdosZapdosElectricThunder Shock *FlyingDrill Peck 40.971153.834112.6s94.4
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          About the results

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

          This table displays a list of best 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, TDO, faints, and TTW.

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

          Heracross type chart

          When fighting 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.