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What is a good moveset for Heracross?

6 votes

Just got in a trade. It came with:

Megahorn: High power, makes use of Heracross's high Attack stat, STAB, used to deal with Psychic types.

Horn Attack: Decent power, high accuracy.

Brick Break: Decent power, high accuracy, STAB, makes use of Heracross's high attack stat, breaks through Reflect and Light Screen.

Rock Slide: Decent power, decent accuracy, good chance to cause flinching, used to deal with Flying and Fire types.

Heracross learnset

asked Jul 16, 2010 by trachy
edited Jul 1, 2011 by DarkTyphlosion
Heracross (M) @ Choice Scarf
Trait: Earthquake Spiral
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spd
Jolly Nature (+Spd, -SAtk)
- Close Combat
- Earthquake
- Stone Edge
- Megahorn

13 Answers

5 votes

Megahorn- STAB, pick off psychic types.

Rock Slide/stone edge- Deal with Flying and fire weakness.

Close Combat-High Power, STAB, Accuracy, combined with swords dance, can be deadly, plus a physical flying attack will OHKO him anyway so the lowered defense isn't too much of an issue, as for his special, you can always switch out.

Swords Dance-self explanatory.

answered Jul 16, 2010 by DarkTyphlosion
edited Sep 12, 2010 by DarkTyphlosion
Nice job making me actually want to teach a Pokemon Close Combat.
3 votes

Gen V

Heracross (M) @ Choice Scarf

Trait: Moxie

EVs: 252 Atk / 156 SDef / 100 Spd

Careful Nature (+SDef, -SAtk)

  • Megahorn
  • Stone Edge
  • Close Combat
  • Night Slash
answered Jun 29, 2011 by trachy
I have this exact heracross 0_o
me too.It is the best moveset that any heracross can have.
No,replace night slash with shadow claw,that's MUCH better
3 votes

Heracross (M) @ Salac Berry

Role: 1 Hp Sweeper

Trait: Moxie

EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spd

Jolly Nature (+Spd, -SAtk)

  • Endure
  • Reversal
  • Night Slash
  • Frustration

Endure Reversal with Salac Is Beast.

And Fighting, Dark, and Normal all having 100% accuracy makes for good Neutral coverage Killing your opponent.

answered Aug 11, 2011 by Josh
That Sprite = Come At Me BRO!!!
xD You are so right!
He is surprised
3 votes

Standard Sweeper

Suggested Item: Life orb/Choice Scarf
Suggested ability: Moxie
Suggested nature: Jolly (+Spd, -SAtk)
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spd

  • Close Combat
  • Earthquake
  • Megahorn
  • Stone Edge

These moves all give great coverage and hit hard, so anything coming up on him better be careful.

answered Sep 11, 2011 by DarkTyphlosion
2 votes

Now with the mega evolution this baby wrecks...

Heracross@Heracrossite
Ability:Guts/Skill Link
Nature:Adamant/Brave
Ev:252Atk/100Sp. Def/156Def

Rock Blast
Pin Missile
Arm Thrust
Night Slash/Bullet Seed/Aerial Ace

Rock Blast is for Flying and Fire Types, your main weaknesses
Pin Missile/Arm Thrust is for STAB(Pin Missile is also to cover Psychic weakness)
Last slot is up to you to decide, Night Slash also covers Ghost(and Psychic ofcourse), Bullet Seed, like your other 3 moves, makes use of Skill Link and can deal with bulky Water types like Blastoise or Azumarill. Aerial Ace is maybe low on BP, but never misses, and covers bulky Grass Types as well as other Fighting types

This thing is OP with a 185 Atk BP...but his speed is not that great...maybe in a Trick Room he can deal quite some damage...otherwise you just have to hope that Heracross doesn't get hit with a Flying Type move

answered Jan 12 by MoccahSteeltype
edited Feb 15 by MoccahSteeltype
I'd recommend Close Combat over Arm Thrust, it's far stronger than a Skill Link Arm Thrust and Mega Heracross has defense to spare.
1 vote

Heracross
most of you will have guessed that I will have answered on this one but lets get to the moveset already,
Heracross@toxic orb
trait: guts
EVs/252atk./252spd./4 HP
facade
u turn
rock slide
brick break

unless you are dumb I think you will get the point of this moveset.

answered Feb 11 by the cool heracross
Im not going to notpick, but flame orb would be better that toxic orb. I like to use Stone edge > rock slide. Shabby accuracy, but Stone Edge has more power and therefore able to OHKO many more pokés than rock slide
1. rock slide has 100 accuracy stone edge has 80
2. a burn lowers attack so if you think about it you are lowered because of burn then hightend by guts so it is just normal :)
Don't be an idiot cool heracross, guts negates the drop in attack caused by burn, and Dr.Dude, it depends on how you use him, on a U-Turn set, toxic would be better, since you take less damage in the first two turns, however, if you want him to stay in and sweep,  flame orb is  the only option
0 votes

Nature adamant
Ability guts
Item-Choice Scarf
Movesets
Close Combat-Stab move!!!
Megahorn-for psychic/stab move!!!
Rock slide/stone edge-coverage for fire and flying.
Thunder punch/shadow claw-For ghost and water.

answered Jul 15, 2012 by charm .lomibao
Uhh. What's with the Uxie picture?
Epic pic
THANKS
Badass Heracross : You gotta bone to pick up with me?
Yes that is an awesome heracross moveset!(use shadow claw,not t-punch)
Just gonna point out, Heracross can't learn Thunder Punch. And from what I'm seeing, never could.
That is, hands down, the most awesome Heracross pic ever.
0 votes

Facade Heracross
Heracross (M) @ Toxic Orb
Ability: Guts
Nature: Jolly (+Spd -SpAtk)
EVs: 252 HP / 4 Atk / 252 Spd
-Close Combat - Gains STAB
-Rock Slide - For Flying- and Fire-types
-Megahorn - Gains STAB and for Psychic-types
-Facade - Facade doubled power with badly poison status that Toxic Orb gives me plus the ability Guts making even more stronger

Flail Heracross
Heracross (M) @ Scope Lens
Ability: Moxie
Nature: Jolly (+Spd -SpAtk)
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spd
-Endure - For resting 1 HP
-Flail - After you have 1 HP by help of Endure you can OHKO anything
-Rock Slide/Stone Edge - Flying- and Fire-type coverage
-Close Combat - For Steel- and Rock-types that Flail is not very effective plus gains STAB

Attack Heracross
Heracross (M) @ Life Orb
Ability: Moxie
Nature: Adamant (+Atk -SpAtk)
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spd
-Close Combat - Gains STAB
-Megahorn - Gains STAB plus can take some Psychic-types
-Stone Edge - Flying- and Fire-type coverage
-Swords Dance - For boosting its attack and go OHKOing anything.

Defense Heracross
Heracross (F) @ Leftovers
Ability: Guts
Nature: Impish (+Def -SpAtk)
EVs: 172 HP / 168 Def / 168 SpDef
-Toxic
-Protect
-Substitute
-Megahorn

answered Nov 27, 2012 by RainyThunderDragon
Flail and reversal would work better together than close combat and flail because reversal is also based on hp and becomes insanely powerful with STAB
But CC is more suefull at full health.
Close combat > Megahorn on that defense Hera, or he'll never take down a Steel type (I think, bug typings always confuse me)
0 votes

My Heracross knows..

Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SpAtk)

Ability: Moxie or Guts

Item: Leftovers.

-Megahorn:
STAB. Great move with Atk stat. Deals with Psychics.

-Stone Edge/Rock Slide:
We all have this choice. Both great coverage moves, both deal with Fire and Flying weakness.

-Close Combat/Brick Break:
Close Combat is powerful but risky at the same time. Brick Break goes through Reflect and Light Screen. Your choice.

-Earthquake:
Unexpected move with Heracross. STAB.

Please comment!!

answered Mar 2, 2013 by Spicy10077
edited Mar 2, 2013 by Spicy10077
earthquake won't have STAB on heracross....
0 votes

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Heracross @ Leftovers

Ability: Moxie

Nature: Rash (+ Sp. Atk., -Sp. Def.)

-Megahorn (STAB, good power, good to deal with Psychics)

-Stone Edge (Good to deal with Fires and Flyings)

-Earthquake (Good to deal with Fires)

-Brick Break (STAB, good power and accuraccy)

*You can replace Megahorn with Night Slash, because of the accuraccy. Also, you can replace Brick Break with Rain dance to weaken those pesky Fire moves.

answered Mar 9, 2013 by VladyAndSamurott
This one's actually a good set, but I gotta ask.. Why Rash Nature on a physical set?
Thnaks, and also.
You can put Naughty nature. Rash is a recomendation for a Special set for this bro.
The point Poke/ is making is that the nature you gave it lowers a useful stat and raises the one stat you don't make any use of whatsoever.
0 votes

look,this is My Idea of a heracross (swept Gershwin's team with it)

''Yes! I swept another uber team!''-the heracross in the picture aka MY heracross
Yes! I swept another uber team!

@coba berry ability swarm
trait:physical sweeper
EVs 252 attack,252 speed,4sp.def
moves v
Megahorn-STAB bye-bye psychic types
Close Combat-STAB coverage
stone edge-fly no more flying types XD
shadow claw-he,he no exeptions, fight-psy types

Hope I helped you

answered Jun 10, 2013 by Brisingr
0 votes

Heracross (M) @ Heracrossite
Trait: Moxie -> Skill Link
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spd
Jolly Nature
- Pin Missile
- Arm Thrust
- Bullet Seed
- Rock Blast

answered Oct 31, 2013 by Mewderator
–2 votes

Herracross
Nature Rash SP.ATK up SP.DEF down
Item Bug gem or focus sash
@ Synchronize
Moves:Bulldoze(slow down Pokemon/take out fire types)
Focus blast or brick break(deal serious damage)
Megahorn(good stab move take out psychic types)
Smack down(to take down pesky flying types)

answered May 14, 2013 by pokequizer
reshown May 14, 2013 by Pokemaster
Why? When would you ever use Rash on a Heracross