Mega Heracross Raid Day

On April 13, Mega Heracross will be making their debut in Pokémon GO during a special Mega Raid day! Mega Heracross is one of the most anticipated non Legendary Mega Pokémon, and it ranks number one as Bug and Fighting-type attacker!

Here are all the things you need to know about Mega Heracross Raid day, including remote limit increase, optional ticket price, and how the new shiny Mega Heracross looks like! For a full list of Mega Heracross raid counters, check our dedicated guide.

How does Mega Heracross stack up as a raid attacker? Check out the analysis here.

Event Details Event icon

Date & Time 📅

  • Starts Saturday, April 13, 2024, 2:00 p.m. local time
  • Ends Saturday, April 13, 2024, 5:00 p.m. local time

Bonuses 🎁

Raid Pass icon The Remote Raid Pass limit will be increased to 20 from Friday, April 12, at 5:00 p.m. to Saturday, April 13, 2024, to 8:00 p.m. PDT.
Raid Pass icon You can receive up to five additional daily Raid Passes from spinning Photo Discs at Gyms during the event.
Pokemon Encounter icon Mega Heracross will make their debut in Pokémon GO
Pokemon Encounter icon Increased chance of encountering shiny Heracross from Mega Raids
Pokemon Encounter icon Once two or more Trainers successfully complete an in-person raid, more Pokémon will appear around the Gym that hosted the raid for 15 minutes.


Mega Heracross Debut Pokemon Encounter icon

Heracross (Mega)

Heracross is a Pokémon usually only found in Central and Southern American Regions, so this is a great chance to not only get your hands on a regional Pokémon, but potentially a shiny one!

Heracross (Mega) BugFighting
Max CP at Level 40 4814 | Max CP at Level 50 5443
ATK 334 DEF 223 HP 190
Weak to Resistances
Flyingx2 Fairy Ice Psychic Bug Dark Fighting Grass Ground

During the event there will be an increased chance of encountering shiny Heracross! You cannot catch the Mega evolved version of Heracross from raids, and it will instead be regular Heracross. Heracross has a distinct gender difference, with the female version having a heart shaped horn, whereas the male version has a double point. Mega Heracross does not have a gender difference.

Female Shiny Heracross Male Shiny Heracross

Pokémon GO Web Store: Heracross Raid Ultra Ticket Box Shop icon

A Heracross Raid Ultra Ticket Box will be available for US$4.99, which includes a bonus Premium Battle Pass at no additional cost! This web store deal will be available starting April 8, 2024 at 10:00 a.m. PDT, three days before the ticket is available in the in-game shop.

Event Ticket Shop icon

For US$5.00 (or the equivalent pricing tier in your local currency), you’ll be able to purchase a ticket to receive the following bonuses:

  • Eight additional Raid Passes from spinning Gym Photo Discs
  • Increased chance to get Rare Candy XL from Raid Battles
  • 50% more XP from Raid Battles
  • 2× Stardust from Raid Battles

These bonuses will be effective Saturday, April 13, 2024, at 2:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. local time.

Trainers will be able to purchase and gift tickets to any of their Pokémon GO friends that they have achieved a Friendship level of Great Friends or higher with. Please note that purchases—including those made for other Trainers—are non-refundable (subject to
applicable law and the exceptions set forth in the Terms of Service). Tickets cannot be purchased with PokéCoins.

*Please note that this ticket will only be available in the in-game shop until Saturday, April 13, 2024, at 5:00 p.m. local time.

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