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[[File:Type Bug/Fighting.gif|link=Bug/Fighting type]]  
Species Single horn Pokémon
Abilities Guts
Moxie (Dream World)
None ← 214 → None
Kanto N/A Johto N/A
Hoenn N/A Sinnoh N/A
Unova N/A Kalos N/A
Evolves from None
Evolves into None
(ヘラクロス Herakurosu)
[[Generation II]]
Evolutionary line
No evolution line
Weight Height
Pokédex color Egg group
<font color=Blue>Blue</font>
Shape Footprint

Heracross (Japanese: ヘラクロス Herakurosu) is a Bug/Fighting-type Pokémon introduced in Generation II.



Heracross is a large, blue, winged bipedal beetle. It has a capsule-shaped thorax similar to Pinsir's, a pair of yellow eyes and two clawed arms and feet. Growing from its head is a large T-shaped horn, which is flanked on either side by a smaller antenna.


Heracross is a powerful but docile Pokémon. Its natural habitat is forests and its diet consists of tree sap, nectar and honey. Its strength is such that it can topple large trees if it so wished. Heracross's main weapon is its large horn, of which it is particularly proud. However, it only uses it in the wild to deter its foes, not hurt them.


In the anime

In the Pokémon anime, Ash catches a Heracross in the episode A Sappy Ending. The Heracross is powerful, but also is distracted by sap, to the point where it tries to feed off the nectar of Ash's Bulbasaur's flower bulb when Bulbasaur is in sight. It is currently at Professor Oak's lab.

Game info

Game locations

Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Gold/Silver Headbutt trees Rare
Crystal Headbutt trees Rare
Ruby/Sapphire Safari Zone Rare
Emerald Safari Zone Rare
FireRed/LeafGreen Pattern Bush Uncommon
Diamond/Pearl Honey trees Rare
Platinum Honey trees Rare
HeartGold/SoulSilver Headbutt trees at Mt. Silver Common
Black/White Route 12 Rare

Side game locations

Game(s) Area(s)
Pokémon Channel Mt. Snowfall
Pokémon Pinball Ruby & Sapphire Safari Zone (Ruby Field)
Pokémon Trozei! Phobos Walker,
Endless Level 15,
Trozei Battle,
Mr. Who's Den
Red Rescue Team & Blue Rescue Team Great Canyon (7F-9F)
Joyous Tower (39F-42F)
Explorers of Time & Explorers of Darkness Mt. Travail (1F-19F)
Pokémon Ranger Olive Jungle

Pokédex entries



Generation II

Main article: Heracross/Learnset Generation II

Generation III

Main article: Heracross/Learnset Generation III

Generation IV

Main article: Heracross/Learnset Generation IV

Generation V

Leveling Generation VI
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
1 Night Slash 70 100% 15 [[Dark type|Dark]] [[Move#Physical Physical


1 Tackle 50 100% 35 [[Normal type|Normal]] [[Move#Physical Physical


1 Leer 100% 30 [[Normal type|Normal]] [[Move#Status Status


1 Horn Attack 65 100% 25 [[Normal type|Normal]] [[Move#Physical Physical


1 Endure —% 10 [[Normal type|Normal]] [[Move#Status Status


7 Fury Attack 15 85% 20 [[Normal type|Normal]] [[Move#Physical Physical


13 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 [[Flying type|Flying]] [[Move#Physical Physical


19 Brick Break 75 100% 15 [[Fighting type|Fighting]] [[Move#Physical Physical


25 Counter ?? 100% 20 [[Fighting type|Fighting]] [[Move#Physical Physical


31 Take Down 90 85% 20 [[Normal type|Normal]] [[Move#Physical Physical


37 Close Combat 120 100% 5 [[Fighting type|Fighting]] [[Move#Physical Physical


43 Reversal ?? 100% 15 [[Fighting type|Fighting]] [[Move#Physical Physical


49 Feint 30 100% 10 [[Normal type|Normal]] [[Move#Physical Physical


55 Megahorn 120 85% 10 [[Bug type|Bug]] [[Move#Physical Physical


Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Trainers with a Heracross


  • Heracross was thought to be a pre-evolution of Pinsir before the release of Pokémon Gold and Silver.
  • Despite being able to fly, it is unable to learn Fly.
  • It is the only Fighting/Bug-type Pokémon.
  • This Pokémon is modeled after the Japanese Rhinoceros Beetle, an insect that is used as a reference in many well known anime/manga.
  • The only Bug-type move that Heracross can learn is Megahorn.


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