Mega Heracross Raid Guide

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Heracross (Mega)

Mega Heracross is a Bug and Fighting type Mega Raid boss. Best Mega Heracross raid counters include powerful Flying, Fairy, Fire and Psychic types, with a focus on Flying types as it is 2x weak to Flying. This guide will tell you how to beat this Mega Beast, as well as its optimal stats, moves and CP range.

Depending on your levels and counters, we would recommend 5+ trainers who are high level, and more if you don’t have optimal teams. You need to be as prepared as possible when defeating a Mega Raid Boss, not only are they difficult to beat, but the quicker you beat it, the more Mega Energy you will get.

Mega Heracross Counters

Let’s check out the top raid counters for Mega Heracross:

# Attacker Fast Move Charge Move Faints TTW
1. Rayquaza (Mega) Air Slash Flying Dragon Ascent Flying 6 153s
2. Rayquaza Air Slash Flying Dragon Ascent Flying 10 197s
3. Moltres (Shadow) Wing Attack Flying Sky Attack Flying 14 214s
4. Honchkrow (Shadow) Peck Flying Sky Attack Flying 24 207s
5. Staraptor (Shadow) Gust Flying Fly Flying 19 216s
6. Yveltal Gust Flying Oblivion Wing Flying 13 239s
7. Enamorus (Incarnate) Fairy Wind Fairy Fly Flying 12 250s
8. Pidgeot (Mega) Gust Flying Brave Bird Flying 15 248s
9. Zapdos (Shadow) Thunder Shock Electric Drill Peck Flying 15 249s
10. Unfezant (Shadow) Air Slash Flying Sky Attack Flying 21 241s
11. Moltres Wing Attack Flying Sky Attack Flying 14 259s
12. Enamorus (Therian) Fairy Wind Fairy Fly Flying 11 282s
13. Staraptor Gust Flying Fly Flying 19 261s
14. Honchkrow Peck Flying Sky Attack Flying 25 254s
15. Braviary Air Slash Flying Fly Flying 17 271s
16. Mewtwo (Shadow) Psycho Cut Psychic Psystrike Psychic 22 267s
17. Tornadus (Therian) Gust Flying Bleakwind Storm Flying 15 287s
18. Lugia (Shadow) Extrasensory Psychic Aeroblast Flying 11 309s
19. Charizard (Mega Y) Air Slash Flying Blast Burn Fire 15 288s
20. Ho-Oh (Shadow) Extrasensory Psychic Brave Bird Flying 14 293s
21. Ho-Oh (Apex Shadow) Extrasensory Psychic Brave Bird Flying 14 293s
22. Braviary (Hisuian) Air Slash Flying Fly Flying 17 290s
23. Blaziken (Mega) Fire Spin Fire Brave Bird Flying 20 286s
24. Articuno (Galarian) Psycho Cut Psychic Brave Bird Flying 15 303s
25. Zapdos Thunder Shock Electric Drill Peck Flying 16 304s
26. Unfezant Air Slash Flying Sky Attack Flying 22 292s
27. Tornadus (Incarnate) Air Slash Flying Hurricane Flying 18 313s
28. Tornadus Air Slash Flying Hurricane Flying 18 313s
29. Scyther (Shadow) Air Slash Flying Aerial Ace Flying 24 311s
30. Toucannon Peck Flying Drill Peck Flying 23 313s

While Shadow Pokémon are extremely expensive to power up, we have included the top Shadow Pokémon you can use against Mega Heracross. Ensure you no longer have Frustration on these Pokémon before considering adding them to your team. If you have any of these as an option, while they may take more damage than non-shadow Pokémon, they will also deal more.

Mega Heracross Moveset

Fast Moves Charge Moves
  • Counter Fighting
  • Struggle Bug Bug
  • Megahorn Bug
  • Earthquake Ground
  • Close Combat Fighting
  • Rock Blast Rock

Weather Effects

Weather Pro Attacker Pro Mega Heracross
Sunny Boosts Super Effective Fire type attacks Boosts Ground type moves
Partly Cloudy Boosts Rock type moves
Cloudy Boosts Super Effective Fairy type attacks, level 25 encounter Boosts Fighting type moves
Rainy Level 25 encounter Boosts Bug type moves
Windy Boosts Super Effective Flying and Psychic type attacks

Your most hard-hitting counters will be Flying type due to the 2x weakness, so ideally you’re looking for Windy weather. This is the only weather that will boost you and not Mega Heracross’ potential movepool. However, with a lobby of strong attackers the weather should not be crucial to your gameplay.

How to Get Mega Heracross

You cannot catch Heracross in its mega evolved form from the raid. The mega raid boss is always catchable in its base form and as such, the CP ranges are for a regular Heracross.

Heracross can be caught with the following CP values:

  • 1693 – 1772 CP no weather boost
  • 2116 – 2215 CP boosted by Rainy and Cloudy weather boost

In order to get Mega Heracross you will need 400 Mega Energy for the initial evolution, then 40 Mega Energy to evolve the same Heracross again in the future. If you wait for their ‘cooldown’ period to end, Mega Evolution is free. This cooldown period is shorter the higher mega level your Mega Pokémon is.

Mega Energy can be obtained via Mega Heracross Raids, and once you have evolved Mega Heracross, you can earn 100 Mega Energy per candy while walking it as your buddy. You can walk any Heracross to earn Mega Energy, as long as you have previously evolved one to register it to your Mega Pokédex.

Shiny Heracross

Like all Mega/Mega Raid Bosses, you can catch the shiny version of Heracross from a raid.

  Regular Sprite Shiny Sprite
Heracross (M)
Heracross (F)

Mega Heracross Stats

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


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