Best Heatran counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This table displays a list of best Heatran 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

          • Ground52.5%
          • Fighting21.0%
          • Water14.5%
          • Dark2.5%
          • Electric2.0%
          • Fire2.0%
          • Rock2.0%
          • Bug1.5%
          • Normal1.0%
          • Ghost0.5%
          • Ice0.5%
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonGroundMud Shot GroundPrecipice Blades *51.141654.539329.5s103.3
          2Shadow GarchompShadow Pokémon iconShadow GarchompGroundMud Shot GroundEarth Power *44.431050.5114394.7s84.1
          3Shadow RhyperiorShadow Pokémon iconShadow RhyperiorGroundMud-Slap GroundEarthquake 41.34839.8217434.3s75.9
          4GroudonGroudonGroundMud Shot GroundPrecipice Blades *40.22893.1316440.1s75.2
          5Shadow MamoswineShadow Pokémon iconShadow MamoswineGroundMud-Slap GroundHigh Horsepower 47.15464.7832447.2s74.8
          6Mega SwampertMega Pokémon iconMega SwampertGroundMud Shot GroundEarthquake 36.621161.1612461.2s73.6
          7GarchompGarchompGroundMud Shot GroundEarth Power *36.511027.3914469.3s71.6
          8Shadow GolurkShadow Pokémon iconShadow GolurkGroundMud-Slap GroundEarth Power 41.34551.6927471.6s69.7
          9ExcadrillExcadrillGroundMud-Slap GroundScorching Sands 42.25500.0529475.1s69.5
          10Shadow RhydonShadow Pokémon iconShadow RhydonGroundMud-Slap GroundEarthquake 38.22658.8822483.5s67.9
          11Landorus (Therian)Landorus (Therian)GroundMud Shot GroundEarthquake 37.49701.0721485.7s67.7
          12Landorus (Incarnate)Landorus (Incarnate)GroundMud Shot GroundEarth Power 37.22706.4821487.9s67.4
          13Primal KyogrePrimal KyogreWaterWaterfall WaterOrigin Pulse *32.311120.2813517.8s66.2
          14RhyperiorRhyperiorGroundMud-Slap GroundEarthquake 34.31830.7118509.5s65.3
          15Shadow FlygonShadow Pokémon iconShadow FlygonGroundMud Shot GroundScorching Sands 36.32612.8624510.9s64.2
          16MamoswineMamoswineGroundMud-Slap GroundHigh Horsepower 38.69456.1032519.2s63.6
          17Shadow DonphanShadow Pokémon iconShadow DonphanGroundMud-Slap GroundEarthquake 36.51569.0926516.3s63.5
          18Shadow GolemShadow Pokémon iconShadow GolemGroundMud-Slap GroundEarthquake 35.62578.6125524.9s62.5
          19Shadow SwampertShadow Pokémon iconShadow SwampertGroundMud Shot GroundEarthquake 33.36732.3520531.6s62.2
          20Shadow HippowdonShadow Pokémon iconShadow HippowdonElectricThunder Fang GroundScorching Sands 33.31611.3924548.4s59.9
          21Shadow MagmortarShadow Pokémon iconShadow MagmortarFightingKarate Chop GroundScorching Sands 35.09494.5030548.8s59.8
          22GolurkGolurkGroundMud-Slap GroundEarth Power 33.82538.7027554.9s59.1
          23RhydonRhydonGroundMud-Slap GroundEarthquake 31.74652.5522564.6s58.4
          24Shadow NidokingShadow Pokémon iconShadow NidokingFightingDouble Kick GroundEarth Power 35.39415.6536568.2s58.1
          25Shadow EnteiShadow Pokémon iconShadow EnteiFireFire Fang GroundScorching Sands 31.97608.3024567.8s57.9
          26Shadow UrsalunaShadow Pokémon iconShadow UrsalunaFightingRock Smash GroundHigh Horsepower *31.48632.9723571.2s57.7
          27KrookodileKrookodileGroundMud-Slap GroundEarthquake 32.61533.9728572.3s57.3
          28Shadow SandslashShadow Pokémon iconShadow SandslashGroundMud Shot GroundScorching Sands 33.37436.9634586.8s56.0
          29DonphanDonphanGroundMud-Slap GroundEarthquake 30.37564.6426600.1s54.8
          30FlygonFlygonGroundMud Shot GroundScorching Sands 29.87600.4024602.2s54.7
          31Shadow ArcanineShadow Pokémon iconShadow ArcanineDarkSnarl GroundScorching Sands 31.39485.4230601.5s54.5
          32Mega KangaskhanMega Pokémon iconMega KangaskhanGroundMud-Slap GroundEarthquake 29.10645.5323608.4s54.4
          33Shadow KinglerShadow Pokémon iconShadow KinglerGroundMud Shot *WaterCrabhammer 31.68450.6133606.6s54.1
          34GolemGolemGroundMud-Slap GroundEarthquake 29.68574.6626609.7s54.0
          35Mega BlastoiseMega Pokémon iconMega BlastoiseWaterWater Gun WaterHydro Cannon *27.70750.5419621.4s53.9
          36SwampertSwampertGroundMud Shot GroundEarthquake 27.86728.0620620.9s53.9
          37Mega BlazikenMega Pokémon iconMega BlazikenFightingCounter FightingFocus Blast 29.64564.8626612.2s53.7
          38Mega AerodactylMega Pokémon iconMega AerodactylRockRock Throw GroundEarth Power 29.16601.8624614.1s53.7
          39TerrakionTerrakionFightingDouble Kick FightingSacred Sword *29.03608.4524615.3s53.7
          40Keldeo (Ordinary)Keldeo (Ordinary)FightingLow Kick FightingSacred Sword 26.85727.2120641.2s52.3
          41SeismitoadSeismitoadGroundMud Shot GroundEarth Power 27.47648.4423638.5s52.0
          42MagmortarMagmortarFightingKarate Chop GroundScorching Sands 28.72482.5031646.7s50.7
          43HippowdonHippowdonElectricThunder Fang GroundScorching Sands 27.07592.4425655.3s50.5
          44Shadow MachampShadow Pokémon iconShadow MachampFightingCounter FightingDynamic Punch 29.58409.8036653.4s50.3
          45HaxorusHaxorusFightingCounter GroundEarthquake 27.66516.2329658.5s49.9
          46Shadow FeraligatrShadow Pokémon iconShadow FeraligatrWaterWater Gun *WaterHydro Cannon *27.36532.4828660.9s49.8
          47KyogreKyogreWaterWaterfall WaterOrigin Pulse *25.23715.9620678.2s49.6
          48Mega GyaradosMega Pokémon iconMega GyaradosWaterWaterfall WaterHydro Pump 24.76765.8119684.1s49.5
          49Mega SceptileMega Pokémon iconMega SceptileBugFury Cutter GroundEarthquake 28.48435.3234664.6s49.4
          50Gastrodon (West Sea)Gastrodon (West Sea)GroundMud-Slap GroundEarth Power 25.97614.0824675.3s49.2
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          Heatran type chart

          When fighting Heatran, keep in mind the following that Fire and Steel-type Pokémon are weak to Ground, Fighting, and Water type moves. They take reduced damage from Dragon, Flying, Normal, Psychic, Bug, Fairy, Grass, Ice, Poison, and Steel 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 Heatran in Raid Battles. Whether you're looking for the best counters to take Heatran down quickly with high DPS, or the tankiest counters that can withstand its attacks, our guide has something for every trainer.

          The top-ranked Heatran counter is Primal Groudon, followed by Shadow Garchomp, Shadow Rhyperior, and Groudon. The table also includes Shadow Mamoswine, Mega Swampert, Garchomp, and Shadow Golurk, among others. Each Pokemon's move type is indicated by an icon beside the move name.

          The most effective move-types to use against Heatran are:

          TypingUsage %

          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.