Pokemon GO Mega Heracross weaknesses, counters & Shiny details

Pokemon GO Mega Heracross weaknesses, counters & Shiny details
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Written by 

Coleman Hamstead


15th Apr 2024 09:00


Mega Heracross has finally made its Pokemon GO debut as part of the Bug Out Event, even getting its own personal Raid Day.

You won't have long to get this Mega Evolution, so let's review Mega Heracross' weaknesses, complete with a list of the best counters to use against the game's latest Mega!

Mega Heracross weaknesses

Mega Heracross is a dual-type Bug/Fighting Pokemon, so it's biggest weakness is Flying-type attacks, although it's also vulnerable to Psychic, Fire, and Fairy-type attacks.

On the other hand, the Single Horn Pokemon is resistant to Bug, Dark, Fighting, Grass, and Ground-type attacks, so avoid using those!

Best counters for Mega Heracross

You'll only be able to encounter Mega Heracross in Raids for a limited time. So, to ensure you defeat and capture the Bug/Fighting-type Pokemon, here are some of the best counters to use against it:

Pokemon Best Moveset Sprite
Rayquaza Air Slash & Dragon Ascent
Rayquaza in Pokemon GO
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Enamorus Fairy Wind & Fly
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Yveltal Gust & Oblivion Wing
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Moltres Wing Attack & Sky Attack
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Staraptor Gust & Fly
Staraptor in Pokemon GO
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Ho-Oh Hidden Power & Brave Bird
Ho-Oh in Pokemon GO
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Lugia Extrasensory & Aeroblast
Lugia in Pokemon GO
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Togekiss Charm & Aura Sphere
Togekiss in Pokemon GO
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Mewtwo Psycho Cut & Psystrike
Mewtwo in Pokemon GO
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Cresselia Psycho Cut & Moonblast
Cresselia in Pokemon GO
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Talonflame Incernate & Fly
Talonflame in Pokemon GO
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Tapu Lele Confusion & Nature's Madness
Tapu Lele in Pokemon GO
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Mega Heracross is arguably the best Bug-type Mega Evolution in Pokemon GO, and it's also an excellent Fighting-type Pokemon!

However, it's easy prey for Psychic, Fire, Fairy, and most of all, Flying-types. With the right counters, you should be able to defeat this beastly bug.

Can Mega Heracross be Shiny in Pokemon GO?

Yes, it's possible to encounter a Shiny Mega Heracross. Challenge as many Mega Heracross as you can in Mega Raids on Mega Heracross Raid Day, and if you're lucky, you may run into a Shiny!

Visit our Pokemon GO homepage at GGRecon for details on this month's other Raid Bosses, as well as information on the upcoming Community Days, the next Spotlight Hours, and the current Egg Charts.

Coleman Hamstead
About the author
Coleman Hamstead
Coleman is a freelance journalist at GGRecon. While gaming has always been his passion, it wasn’t until he worked as a Sports Journalist at the Community College of Baltimore County that he found his enthusiasm for writing. In the time since Coleman has had his work featured in publications such as The Washington Post/Launcher and ESTNN. Coleman is a graduate of Towson University with a degree in Sport Management and Business Administration.
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