The Bug is out There
Heracross, the elusive. Heracross, the one to lead the Bugs. That’s how people usually refer to Heracross both inside and outside region exclusive boundaries of Heracross. Heracross was bound to be the game changing BUG FIGHTING type Pokémon, delivering the best of both worlds.
Unfortunately, it’s region exclusive to Central and South America, making it rather useless for world wide Gym meta discussions.
Where to find Heracross?
Heracross is a confirmed region exclusive Pokémon for South and Central America. You can see how the current state of region exclusive Pokémon looks like on the map below:
Credits for the map go to oktimeforplanb
Heracross Max CP and Stats
Heracross is an offensive beast, with 234 ATK, making it among highest ranking ATK Pokémon in Generation II. However, ATK doesn’t solely make a Gym beast. His Max CP is respectably high, a lot higher than Generation II starters actually, making it a vey interesting alternative to Meganium.
Heracross is favored by almost all Tier lists, often placing it in Top 20s of Gym Offense and Defense due to its’ high ATK stat, solid STA and access to some amazing moves.
Heracross best Moves and best Moveset
It’s funny to see that the best Heracross moveset is not a BUG moveset, but a double FIGHTING moveset! Funny, but true, with Counter / Close Combat being the absolute best moveset for Heracross. Evidently, Counter / Megahorn is not bad either, but Close Combat tops Megahorn DPS and is a better fit for the current meta.
Surprisingly, Struggle is not completely useless anymore, so combinations with Struggle and Close Combat / Megahorn are not bad either. There are two bad Heracross movesets and both include Earthquake GROUND. Hopefully, you won’t get them.
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