Heracross, The Singlehorn Pokémon. Capable of throwing something 100 times it's own weight, it is Usually Docile. It sips honey from trees and if disturbed, chases the intruder with its horn. It has enough power to topple a huge tree. It has sharp claws on it's feet to give it secure footing when climbing trees

Battle Moveset

The best Movesets for Heracross would have to be this:


Swords Dance
Rock Slide
Brick Break

Items Attached:

Salac Berry

Preferred Nature:


Preferred Ability:


Strategy Using Heracross

Heracross is my favorite pokemon, it has a certain spunk to it. As well, it was one of the best physical pokemon in G/S/C. Now, in the age of R/S and FR/LG it has received even more bonuses and the EV system might actually benefit it, along with the new berries. Biggest upgrade for heracross is Swords Dance. There was much debate in closed circles about which was better; Pinsir or Heracross. This was mainly due to Pinsir getting swords dance. Well folks, throw that out the window, because Heracross is now packing the heat. As well, it now gets a good fighting move in Brick Break, or if you want to go agaisnt my set, Focus Punch also is a new and very good fighting attack that this lovely bug uses. Lastly Rock Slide is great for taking our flyers. Dragonite and others are made Heracross' play toy with it on your set. MegaHorn should be obvious, it is one of the best physical attacks in the game and gets STAB, those type of moves tend to be quite useful on a physical sweeper. I find that a lot of pokemon do around 80% to Heracross, giving him way to get his Salac Berry activated and cause havoc throughout the battle. Also, keep in mind this isn't the only set for heracross. Swords Dance/MegaHorn/reversal/endure@salac is also a VERY good choice, but I don't use it personally, I don't know why I don't maybe I am just paranoid about status effects. Heracross is one dimensional, but when you do a dimension as well as he does, you need not more than one. Heracross is actually kind of hard to master IMO. However, it is a great pokemon for beginners because of its raw power. I have gotten into arguments before as to what pokemon in the best in r/s, and I kind of think it's Heracross, a truly top tier pokemon.

EV Corner:

Well, you want to max its attack out so put everything ou can into attack. I'd also put most of the rest in speed but take the time to give a little for defense, just so it'll survive a few of the borderline physical attacks.

Strategy Against Heracross

Well, even achilles, hercules, and random other mysthical heroes had weaknesses, and so does her brave beetle. Namely it cannot, under any circumstances, take a hit from a flying type move. With a move like Aerial Ace that can be used on non flying types, Heracross must tread lightly at times. You will need to learn what types can learn such moves and what the standards are if you are to keep heracross alive, or if you wish it, take heracross out of the battle.

Contest Moveset

The best Moveset for Heracross would have to be this for the Cool Contest best with Lonely, Adament, Naughty or Brave Nature:


Brick Break
Fury Attack
Horn Attack
Hyper Beam

Items Attached:

Red Scarf

Strategy Using Heracross

If you do the attacks in this following order you should have very few problems; 1st Brick break, 2nd Fury attack, 3rd Horn attack, 4th Fury attack, 5th Hyper beam

Locations in Games


Safari Zone


Snatched From Cipher Peon Dioge in Realgam Tower

Fire Red/Leaf Green

Symbol Forest on Island 6

Animé Appearences

Heracross has had many Animé Appearence. Most were under Ash's control so I will only state the ones where it wasnt and when its not a mere cameo. First, a bunch of Heracross were in dispute with a bunch of Pinsir. Ash & Co helped it and one decided to join. After that it gets sent to Oaks (In ep 148). Next we see one in a Fire fighting team. After that it is in a Sumo Contest

Episode 121: A Sappy Ending
Episode 122: Roll On, Pokémon
Episode 124: Flower Power
Episode 125: Spinarak Attack
Episode 126: Snubbull Snobbery
Episode 130: The Whistle Stop
Episode 132: A Bout With Sprout
Episode 133: Fighting Flyer With Fire
Episode 136: Charizard's Burning Ambition
Episode 138: Chikorita's Big Upset
Episode 139: Foul Weather Friends
Episode 142: Wired For Battle
Episode 144: Shadow Of a Drought
Episode 145: Goin` Apricorn
Episode 147: A Farfetch'd Tale
Episode 148: Tricks Of The Trade
Episode 149: The Fire-ring Squad
Episode 162: Air Time
Episode 171: Beauty And The Breeder
Episode 196: The Ring Masters
Episode 204: The Big Balloon Blow-Up
Movie 4: Celebi - Voice Of The Forest
Episode 227: Bulbasaur The Ambassador
Episode 271: The Ties That Bind
Episode 272: Can't Beat The Heat
Episode 273: Playing With Fire
Special 7: Epic Battle At Oak's Lab
Episode 290: All In A Day's Wurmple
Special 15: Pallet Town! The Setting Off of the Pokémon Trainer

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