Heracross

Heracross is a Bug/Fighting type Pokémon introduced in Generation 2. It is known as the Single Horn Pokémon.

Heracross has a Mega Evolution, available from X & Y onwards.

Pokédex data

National № 214
Type Bug Fighting
Species Single Horn Pokémon
Height 4′11″ (1.5 m)
Weight 119.0 lbs (54.0 kg)
Abilities 1. Swarm
2. Guts
Moxie (hidden ability)
Local № 113 (Gold/Silver/Crystal)
168 (Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald)
062 (Diamond/Pearl)
062 (Platinum)
114 (HeartGold/SoulSilver)
145 (Black 2/White 2)
131 (X/Y — Coastal Kalos)
175 (Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire)
367 (U.Sun/U.Moon — Alola dex)

Training

EV yield 2 Attack
Catch rate 45 (5.9% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 70 (normal)
Base Exp. 175
Growth Rate Slow

Breeding

Egg Groups Bug
Gender 50% male, 50% female
Egg cycles 25 (base 6,400 steps)

Base stats

HP 80
270 364
Attack 125
229 383
Defense 75
139 273
Sp. Atk 40
76 196
Sp. Def 95
175 317
Speed 85
157 295
Total 500 Min Max

The ranges shown on the right are for a level 100 Pokémon. Maximum values are based on a beneficial nature, 252 EVs, 31 IVs; minimum values are based on a hindering nature, 0 EVs, 0 IVs.

Type defenses

The effectiveness of each type on Heracross.

Pokédex data

National № 214
Type Bug Fighting
Species Single Horn Pokémon
Height 5′07″ (1.7 m)
Weight 137.8 lbs (62.5 kg)
Abilities 1. Skill Link
Local № 113 (Gold/Silver/Crystal)
168 (Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald)
062 (Diamond/Pearl)
062 (Platinum)
114 (HeartGold/SoulSilver)
145 (Black 2/White 2)
131 (X/Y — Coastal Kalos)
175 (Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire)
367 (U.Sun/U.Moon — Alola dex)

Training

EV yield 2 Attack
Catch rate 45 (5.9% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 70 (normal)
Base Exp. 210
Growth Rate Slow

Breeding

Egg Groups Bug
Gender 50% male, 50% female
Egg cycles 25 (base 6,400 steps)

Base stats

HP 80
270 364
Attack 185
337 515
Defense 115
211 361
Sp. Atk 40
76 196
Sp. Def 105
193 339
Speed 75
139 273
Total 600 Min Max

The ranges shown on the right are for a level 100 Pokémon. Maximum values are based on a beneficial nature, 252 EVs, 31 IVs; minimum values are based on a hindering nature, 0 EVs, 0 IVs.

Type defenses

The effectiveness of each type on Heracross.

Evolution chart

Heracross changes

Pokédex entries

Heracross

Gold This powerful POKéMON thrusts its prized horn under its enemies’ bellies then lifts and throws them.
Silver Usually docile, but if disturbed while sipping honey, it chases off the intruder with its horn.
Crystal With its Herculean powers, it can easily throw around an object that is 100 times its own weight.
Ruby HERACROSS charges in a straight line at its foe, slips beneath the foe’s grasp, and then scoops up and hurls the opponent with its mighty horn. This POKéMON even has enough power to topple a massive tree.
Sapphire HERACROSS has sharp claws on its feet. These are planted firmly into the ground or the bark of a tree, giving the POKéMON a secure and solid footing to forcefully fling away foes with its proud horn.
FireRed Usually docile, but if disturbed while sipping honey, it chases off the intruder with its horn.
LeafGreen This powerful POKéMON thrusts its prized horn under its enemies’ bellies, then lifts and throws them.
Emerald They gather in forests seeking the sweet sap of trees. It is completely clad in a steel-hard shell. It is proud of its horn, which it uses to fling foes.
Diamond It gathers in forests to search for tree sap, its favorite food. It’s strong enough to hurl foes.
Pearl With powerful legs and claws, it generates enough power to hurl foes over great distances.
Platinum It loves sweet honey. To keep all the honey to itself, it hurls rivals away with its prized horn.
HeartGold This powerful Pokémon thrusts its prized horn under its enemies’ bellies, then lifts and throws them.
SoulSilver It is usually docile, but if it is disturbed while sipping honey, it chases off the intruder with its horn.
Black
White
It loves sweet honey. To keep all the honey to itself, it hurls rivals away with its prized horn.
Black 2
White 2
No matter how heavy its opponents, it flings them far away with its prized horn.
X This powerful Pokémon thrusts its prized horn under its enemies’ bellies, then lifts and throws them.
Y With its Herculean powers, it can easily throw around an object that is 100 times its own weight.
Omega Ruby Heracross charges in a straight line at its foe, slips beneath the foe’s grasp, and then scoops up and hurls the opponent with its mighty horn. This Pokémon even has enough power to topple a massive tree.
Alpha Sapphire Heracross has sharp claws on its feet. These are planted firmly into the ground or the bark of a tree, giving the Pokémon a secure and solid footing to forcefully fling away foes with its proud horn.
Ultra Sun It’s proud of its thick horn. In Alola, its biggest rival is Vikavolt, which it’s always fighting with.
Ultra Moon It roams through forests searching for sweet nectar. Although it boasts fantastic physical strength, it’s not that good at flying.

Mega Heracross

Ultra Sun It can grip things with its two horns and lift 500 times its own body weight.
Ultra Moon A tremendous influx of energy builds it up, but when Mega Evolution ends, Heracross is bothered by terrible soreness in its muscles.

Moves learned by Heracross

Moves learnt by level up

Heracross learns the following moves in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Arm ThrustFighting 15 100
1Bullet SeedGrass 25 100
1EndureNormal
1Horn AttackNormal 65 100
1LeerNormal 100
1Night SlashDark 70 100
1TackleNormal 40 100
7FeintNormal 30 100
10Aerial AceFlying 60
16Chip AwayNormal 70 100
19CounterFighting 100
25Fury AttackNormal 15 85
28Brick BreakFighting 75 100
31Pin MissileBug 25 95
34Take DownNormal 90 85
37MegahornBug 120 85
43Close CombatFighting 120 100
46ReversalFighting 100

Egg moves

Heracross learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Heracross egg moves page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
BideNormal
Double-EdgeNormal 120 100
FlailNormal 100
Focus PunchFighting 150 100
HardenNormal
MegahornBug 120 85
PursuitDark 40 100
RevengeFighting 60 100
Rock BlastRock 25 90
Seismic TossFighting 100

Move Tutor moves

Heracross can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon from move tutors (details):

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Bug BiteBug 60 100
Focus PunchFighting 150 100
Helping HandNormal
Iron DefenseSteel
Knock OffDark 65 100
Low KickFighting 100
SnoreNormal 50 100
Throat ChopDark 80 100

Moves learnt by TM

Heracross is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon:

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Work UpNormal
6ToxicPoison 90
8Bulk UpFighting
9VenoshockPoison 65 100
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
11Sunny DayFire
15Hyper BeamNormal 150 90
17ProtectNormal
18Rain DanceWater
21FrustrationNormal 100
23Smack DownRock 50 100
26EarthquakeGround 100 100
27ReturnNormal 100
31Brick BreakFighting 75 100
32Double TeamNormal
39Rock TombRock 60 95
40Aerial AceFlying 60
42FacadeNormal 70 100
44RestPsychic
45AttractNormal 100
46ThiefDark 60 100
48RoundNormal 60 100
52Focus BlastFighting 120 70
54False SwipeNormal 40 100
56FlingDark 100
59Brutal SwingDark 60 100
65Shadow ClawGhost 70 100
68Giga ImpactNormal 150 90
71Stone EdgeRock 100 80
75Swords DanceNormal
78BulldozeGround 60 100
80Rock SlideRock 75 90
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
90SubstituteNormal
100ConfideNormal

Transfer-only moves

Heracross can only learn these moves in previous generations. It must be taught the moves in the appropriate game and then transferred to Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon.
Note: Generation 1 and 2 refer to the 3DS Virtual Console titles, not the physical cartridges.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
CurseGhost Generation 2 — TM
DetectFighting Generation 2 — TM
Body SlamNormal 85 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
MimicNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
CaptivateNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
Fury CutterBug 40 95 Generation 4 — Move tutor
HeadbuttNormal 70 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Vacuum WaveFighting 40 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
DigGround 80 100 Generation 6 — TM
RetaliateNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
Rock SmashFighting 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
Struggle BugBug 50 100 Generation 6 — TM
CutNormal 50 95 Generation 6 — HM
StrengthNormal 80 100 Generation 6 — HM

Moves learnt by level up

Heracross learns the following moves in Pokémon Sun & Moon at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Arm ThrustFighting 15 100
1Bullet SeedGrass 25 100
1EndureNormal
1Horn AttackNormal 65 100
1LeerNormal 100
1Night SlashDark 70 100
1TackleNormal 40 100
7FeintNormal 30 100
10Aerial AceFlying 60
16Chip AwayNormal 70 100
19CounterFighting 100
25Fury AttackNormal 15 85
28Brick BreakFighting 75 100
31Pin MissileBug 25 95
34Take DownNormal 90 85
37MegahornBug 120 85
43Close CombatFighting 120 100
46ReversalFighting 100

Egg moves

Heracross learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Sun & Moon. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Heracross egg moves page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
BideNormal
Double-EdgeNormal 120 100
FlailNormal 100
Focus PunchFighting 150 100
HardenNormal
MegahornBug 120 85
PursuitDark 40 100
RevengeFighting 60 100
Rock BlastRock 25 90
Seismic TossFighting 100

Moves learnt by TM

Heracross is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Sun & Moon:

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Work UpNormal
6ToxicPoison 90
8Bulk UpFighting
9VenoshockPoison 65 100
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
11Sunny DayFire
15Hyper BeamNormal 150 90
17ProtectNormal
18Rain DanceWater
21FrustrationNormal 100
23Smack DownRock 50 100
26EarthquakeGround 100 100
27ReturnNormal 100
31Brick BreakFighting 75 100
32Double TeamNormal
39Rock TombRock 60 95
40Aerial AceFlying 60
42FacadeNormal 70 100
44RestPsychic
45AttractNormal 100
46ThiefDark 60 100
48RoundNormal 60 100
52Focus BlastFighting 120 70
54False SwipeNormal 40 100
56FlingDark 100
59Brutal SwingDark 60 100
65Shadow ClawGhost 70 100
68Giga ImpactNormal 150 90
71Stone EdgeRock 100 80
75Swords DanceNormal
78BulldozeGround 60 100
80Rock SlideRock 75 90
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
90SubstituteNormal
100ConfideNormal

Transfer-only moves

Heracross can only learn these moves in previous generations. It must be taught the moves in the appropriate game and then transferred to Pokémon Sun & Moon.
Note: Generation 1 and 2 refer to the 3DS Virtual Console titles, not the physical cartridges.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
CurseGhost Generation 2 — TM
DetectFighting Generation 2 — TM
Body SlamNormal 85 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
MimicNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
CaptivateNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
Fury CutterBug 40 95 Generation 4 — Move tutor
HeadbuttNormal 70 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Vacuum WaveFighting 40 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
DigGround 80 100 Generation 6 — TM
RetaliateNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
Rock SmashFighting 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
Struggle BugBug 50 100 Generation 6 — TM
CutNormal 50 95 Generation 6 — HM
StrengthNormal 80 100 Generation 6 — HM

Heracross sprites

Type Generation 2 Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7
Normal Heracross  sprite from Silver Heracross  sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Heracross  sprite from Diamond & Pearl Heracross  sprite from Black & White Heracross  sprite from X & Y Heracross  sprite from Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon
Shiny Heracross Shiny sprite from Silver Heracross Shiny sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Heracross Shiny sprite from Diamond & Pearl Heracross Shiny sprite from Black & White Heracross Shiny sprite from X & Y Heracross Shiny sprite from Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon

Where to find Heracross

Gold
Silver
Route 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46
Crystal Route 33, 42, 44, Azalea Town
Ruby
Sapphire
Safari Zone
FireRed
LeafGreen
Pattern Bush
Emerald Safari Zone
Diamond
Pearl
Platinum
Route 205, 206, 207, 208, 209, 210, 211, 212, 213, 214, 215, 218, 221, 222, Eterna Forest, Floaroma Meadow, Fuego Ironworks, Valley Windworks
HeartGold Route 7, 11, 16, 28, 33, 42, 44, 45, 46, 47, Azalea Town, Celadon City, Mt. Silver, Vermilion City
SoulSilver Route 7, 11, 16, 28, 42, 44, 45, 46, 47, Azalea Town, Celadon City, Mt. Silver, Vermilion City
Black
White
Route 12
Black 2 Route 12, Lostlorn Forest
White 2 Trade/migrate from another game
X Trade/migrate from another game
Y Route 12
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Safari Zone
Sun
Moon
Trade/migrate from another game
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Poni Grove

Other languages

English Heracross
Japanese ヘラクロス (Heracros)
German Skaraborn
French Scarhino

Name origin

Hercules
Greek god (aka Heracles) and type of beetle
cross
intersecting lines