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Pokemon GO: Best Heracross Movesets Listed

Ready to bug your opponent?

Generation 2 introduced the strong Bug-type Pokemon Heracross. If you want to make the most of this enormous rhinoceros beetle-like Pokemon in Pokemon GO, you’ll want to have the best moveset possible.

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The Best Heracross Movesets in Pokemon GO

Heracross has always been a favorite of mine, and not just because I truly believe that Johto is the best Pokemon generation. If you are similarly enamored with this giant beetle or want to try out something different in Pokemon GO, these are the movesets that you should go with.

Best Offensive Moveset When Using Heracross in Battle

If you are looking to use Heracross in battle, be it when attacking a Pokemon GO Gym, another trainer, or Team Rocket, you will want to make sure that you have the following moveset which will allow you to do the most damage.

MoveMove TypeBase Power
CounterFast Attack12
MegahornCharged Attack110

Best Defensive Moveset When Leaving Heracross in a Gym

If you are planning to leave Heracross in a Pokemon Gym, you will want to make sure that it puts up a fight against any trainer wanting to take over the Gym for their team. In a world where plenty of people leave Blissey and Slaking, it’s nice to have variety, and your Heracross will be appreciated, even if it is difficult to take down!

MoveMove TypeBase Power
Struggle BugFast Attack15
MegahornCharged Attack110

The above movesets are what work best for Mega Heracross also. Whenever the option is present, you should Mega Evolve Heracross as it makes it quite a considerable opponent when it comes to battles in Pokemon GO. In fact, out of all of the currently available Mega Evolutions in Pokemon GO, it is undoubtedly the strongest when it comes to its dual Bug/Fighting typing and shouldn’t be overlooked.


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