Competitive Information for Heracross [Gold/Silver]
Bug / Fighting
Evolutions / Family:
Movesets for Singles
What is a good competitive moveset for Heracross? These builds have been optimized for Pokemon competing in Gold/Silver Single Battles. The movesets and EVs have been specifically calibrated to deal the most amount of damage to the largest group of potentially common opponents and typing threats for the Gold/Silver generation metagame.
Heracross is a remarkable Bug and Fighting-typed Pokemon. Heracross is a pretty common Pokemon to see in Generation 2. There were no known abilities back in the Gold/Silver Pokemon games. Heracross is weak to Fire, Flying, and Psychic-typed attacks.
Item: Gold Berry
- Return / Strength
- Seismic Toss / Rock Smash
- Fury Cutter
Physical Sweeper Heracross (Retro)
Heracross is a phenomenal Physical Sweeper. The purpose of this moveset is to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Remember before Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type.
♦ Strength is a physical 80-base power Normal-type move that deals a decent amount of damage.
♦ Earthquake is a physical 100-base power Ground-type move (power doubles on dig).
♦ Seismic Toss is a physical STAB-boosted 0-base power Fighting-type move (does damage equal to your Heracross's level).
♦ Rock Smash is a physical STAB-boosted 20-base power Fighting-type move (50% chance to lower the target's defense by 1 stage).
♦ Fury Cutter is a physical STAB-boosted 10-base power Bug-type move (power doubles with each hit, up to 160).
Wondering what moves can Heracross learn? Here is the list of moves this Pokemon can learn in this selected generation.
Sort and organize the learnset by move type, category, accuracy, and power. Bolded moves will gain the same-type attack bonus (STAB) if this Pokemon uses them.
These are a list of several common move combinations Heracross can perform in Gold/Silver. Not every combo going to be game-changing, but some can be pretty fun to play with. Sometimes these can be easily overlooked or forgotten, hence why we find and list them here. Discover what items, abilities, and moves this Pokemon can use in combination with each other to gain a strategic advantage in competitive battles.
Competitive GS Move and Ability Combos for Heracross
- Moves: Endure + Flail
- Moves: Endure + Reversal
- Moves: Rest + Sleep talk
- Moves with Priority: Detect, Endure, Protect
Optimize Heracross's EVs for Gold/Silver
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