Competitive Information for Heracross [Gold/Silver]

Competitive Pokemon Gold/Silver Movesets and Strategies for Heracross heracross
Base Stats for Heracross

Bug / Fighting


Evolutions / Family:
Heracross

Weakness Chart for Bug/Fighting-type:
Bug
Dark
Dragon
Electric
Fighting
Fire
Flying
Ghost
Grass
0.5x
0.5x
  
  
0.5x
2x
4x
  
0.5x
Ground
Ice
Normal
Poison
Psychic
Rock
Steel
Water
0.5x
  
  
  
2x
  
  
  
  
¼x
½x
2x
4x


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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.


Common team mates for Heracross in Pokemon Gold/Silver:

RaikouForretressSteelixStarmieVaporeonDragoniteRhydonShuckle


Heracross is a spectacular Bug and Fighting-typed Pokemon. It's a almost common sight to see Heracross out in the 2nd generation battlefield. There were no known abilities back in the Gold/Silver Pokemon games. Heracross is weak to Fire, Flying, and Psychic-typed attacks.


Species: Heracross
Item: Coba Berry / Life Orb
Moveset:
- Return / Strength
- Earthquake
- Seismic Toss / Rock Smash
- Fury Cutter

Physical Sweeper Heracross (Retro)

Heracross is a stupendous Physical Sweeper. It tries to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. In the dark days prior to Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type.

Return is a physical 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at maximum happiness).
Strength is a physical 80-base power Normal-type move that deals a great 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).



Movepool


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.


Cat
Type
Movename
Damage
Accuracy
PP
Effect
Thief
40
100%
10
If the user has no item, it steals the target's.
Bide
--
100%
10
Waits 2-3 turns; deals double the damage taken.
Counter
--
100%
20
If hit by physical attack, returns double damage.
Cut
50
95%
30
No additional effect.
Earthquake
100
100%
10
Power doubles on Dig.
Flail
--
100%
15
More power the less HP the user has left.
Frustration
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at minimum Happiness.
Fury Attack
15
85%
20
Hits 2-5 times in one turn.
Fury Cutter
10
95%
20
Power doubles with each hit, up to 160.
Headbutt
70
100%
15
30% chance to flinch the target.
Horn Attack
65
100%
25
No additional effect.
Megahorn
120
85%
10
No additional effect.
Return
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at maximum Happiness.
Reversal
--
100%
15
More power the less HP the user has left.
Rock Smash
20
100%
15
50% chance to lower the target's Defense by 1.
Seismic Toss
--
100%
20
Does damage equal to the user's level.
Snore
40
100%
15
User must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target.
Strength
80
100%
15
No additional effect.
Tackle
35
95%
35
No additional effect.
Take Down
90
85%
20
Has 1/4 recoil.
Attract
--
100%
15
A target of the opposite gender gets infatuated.
Curse
--
--
10
Curses if Ghost, else -1 Spe, +1 Atk, +1 Def.
Detect
--
--
5
Prevents moves from affecting the user this turn.
Double Team
--
--
15
Raises the user's evasiveness by 1.
Endure
--
--
10
User survives attacks this turn with at least 1 HP.
Harden
--
--
30
Raises the user's Defense by 1.
Leer
--
100%
30
Lowers the target's Defense by 1.
Protect
--
--
10
Prevents moves from affecting the user this turn.
Rest
--
--
10
User sleeps 2 turns and restores HP and status.
Sleep Talk
--
--
10
User must be asleep. Uses another known move.
Sunny Day
--
--
5
For 5 turns, intense sunlight powers Fire moves.
Swagger
--
90%
15
Raises the target's Attack by 2 and confuses it.
Toxic
--
85%
10
Badly poisons the target.

Combo List


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

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