How to beat Pokemon Go Mega Heracross Raid: Best counters

Niladri Sarkar
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Mega Heracross has made its debut in Pokemon Go, and players eager to challenge this popular species in Raids. Here’s how to beat Mega Heracross in Pokemon Go including weaknesses, best counters, and shiny odds.

Pokemon Go is rolling out Mega Heracross Raids, and players are facing the Single Horn Pokemon in Mega Raids. To beat this powerful Mega Evolution and add it to your collection, you should be prepared with the best of the best.

So, here’s all you need to know about Mega Heracross Raids in Pokemon Go, alongside its weaknesses, recommended counters, and shiny chances.

How to get Mega Heracross in Pokemon Go

You can get Mega Heracross in Pokemon Go by catching regular Heracross after beating the Raid Battle and then Mega-evolving it with 200 Mega Energy.

Mega Heracross will be available in Pokemon Go Raid Battles from April 13, 2024, until April 25, 2024, giving you enough time to collect the required Mega Energy.

Pokemon Go Mega Heracross weaknesses

As a Bug/Fighting-type, Mega Heracross is weak to Flying, Fairy, Fire, and Psychic-type attacks in Pokemon Go.

You should know that Mega Heracross is double weak (4x) to Flying-type attacks in Pokemon Go, making them the go-to counters in the Raid battle.

Best counters for Pokemon Go Mega Heracross Raids

The overall best counter for beating Mega Heracross Raids in Pokemon Go is Mega Rayquaza with Air Slash and Dragon Ascent.

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Mega Rayquaza has an insanely high DPS (Damage Per Second).

Here are the top counters for Mega Heracross Raids in Pokemon Go and their recommended moves:

  • Mega Rayquaza: Air Slash and Dragon Ascent
  • Yveltal: Gust and Oblivion Wing
  • Mega Pidgeot: Gust and Brave Wind
  • Enamorus Incarnate: Fairy Wind and Fly
  • Moltres: Wing Attack and Sky Attack
  • Staraptor: Gust and Fly

Other good Mega Heracross Raid counters are Mega Charizard Y, Honchkrow, Mega Blaziken, Galarian Articuno, and Hisuian Braviary.

All Mega Heracross moves in Pokemon Go

Here are all the moves that Mega Heracross can learn in Pokemon Go:

Fast Moves

  • Struggle Bug (Bug)
  • Counter (Fighting)

Charged Moves

  • Megahorn (Bug)
  • Close Combat (Fighting)
  • Rock Blast (Rock)
  • Earthquake (Ground)
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Mega Heracross’ stats in Pokemon Go are 334 Attack, 223 Defense, and 190 HP.

Can Mega Heracross be shiny in Pokemon Go?

Yes, Mega Heracross can be shiny in Pokemon Go.

If you’re lucky, you can encounter a shiny Heracross after the Raid Battle and get a shiny Mega Heracross by Mega-evolving it. The odds of finding a shiny Pokemon from a Mega Raid Battle is 1 in 64 or 1.56% chance. That’s not all, as a shiny encounter from a Mega Raid battle is a guaranteed catch.

And there you have it! This is all you need to know about Mega Heracross Raids in Pokemon Go. For more content on the game, be sure to check out the following:

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About The Author

Niladri is a Writer who specializes in Pokemon Go, Scarlet and Violet, and competitive VGC battles. With more than seven years of experience in copywriting and SEO content writing, Niladri has previously written for Pokémon GO Hub and Smogon. He has been covering Pokemon for CharlieIntel since June 2023. Niladri can be contacted at [email protected].