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 1.5 m (4′11″)
Weight 54.0 kg (119.0 lbs)
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)
062 (Brilliant Diamond/Shining Pearl)
075 (Legends: Arceus)
121 (The Isle of Armor)

Training

EV yield 2 Attack
Catch rate 45 (5.9% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 50 (normal)
Base Exp. 175
Growth Rate Slow

Breeding

Egg Groups Bug
Gender 50% male, 50% female
Egg cycles 25 (6,169–6,425 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 1.7 m (5′07″)
Weight 62.5 kg (137.8 lbs)
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)
062 (Brilliant Diamond/Shining Pearl)
075 (Legends: Arceus)
121 (The Isle of Armor)

Training

EV yield 2 Attack
Catch rate 45 (5.9% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 50 (normal)
Base Exp. 210
Growth Rate Slow

Breeding

Egg Groups Bug
Gender 50% male, 50% female
Egg cycles 25 (6,169–6,425 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.
Sword Heracross loves sweet sap and will go looking through forests for it. The Pokémon uses its two antennae to pick up scents as it searches.
Shield This Pokémon takes pride in its strength, which allows it to lift things 100 times heavier than itself with no trouble at all.
Brilliant Diamond It gathers in forests to search for tree sap, its favorite food. It’s strong enough to hurl foes.
Shining Pearl Its powerful legs and claws give it enough power to hurl foes over great distances.
Legends: Arceus This Pokémon has an unparalleled horn. Heracross itself demonstrates tremendous power—it’s capable of throwing several people trained in the traditional arts of war at once.

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 Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1LeerNormalStatus 100
1TackleNormalPhysical 40 100
5Fury AttackNormalPhysical 15 85
10EndureNormalStatus
15Aerial AceFlyingPhysical 60
20Horn AttackNormalPhysical 65 100
25CounterFightingPhysical 100
30Brick BreakFightingPhysical 75 100
35Pin MissileBugPhysical 25 95
40Throat ChopDarkPhysical 80 100
45ThrashNormalPhysical 120 100
50Swords DanceNormalStatus
55MegahornBugPhysical 120 85
60Close CombatFightingPhysical 120 100

Egg moves

Heracross learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Heracross egg moves page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Double-EdgeNormalPhysical 120 100
FeintNormalPhysical 30 100
FlailNormalPhysical 100
HardenNormalStatus
MegahornBugPhysical 120 85
Night SlashDarkPhysical 70 100
RevengeFightingPhysical 60 100
Rock BlastRockPhysical 25 90
Seismic TossFightingPhysical 100
Take DownNormalPhysical 90 85

Moves learnt by TM

Heracross is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl:

Moves learnt by level up

Heracross learns the following moves in Pokémon Legends: Arceus at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1TackleNormalPhysical 40 100
5Rock SmashFightingPhysical 40 100
9Pin MissileBugPhysical 25 95
15Aerial AceFlyingPhysical 60
21SlashNormalPhysical 70 100
29Swords DanceNormalStatus
37Double-EdgeNormalPhysical 120 100
47Close CombatFightingPhysical 120 100
57MegahornBugPhysical 120 85

Move Tutor moves

Heracross can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Legends: Arceus from move tutors:

Heracross sprites

Type Generation 2 Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7 Generation 8
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 Heracross  sprite from Sword & Shield
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
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Not available in this game
Sword Trade/migrate from another game
Shield Training Lowlands
Brilliant Diamond
Shining Pearl
Trade/migrate from another game
Legends: Arceus Grueling Grove, Lonely Spring, Wayward Wood

Other languages

English, Spanish, Italian 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