Pokémon Go Heatran counters, weaknesses and moveset explained

The lava dome Pokémon erupts into Pokémon Go!

Heatran, a legendary Pokémon from Gen 4, debuted in Pokémon Go at the end of 2018.

Originating in the Sinnoh region, Heatran is a fire and steel-type Pokémon, which makes it very effective against grass and bug-type Pokémon, among others.

Like all Legendary Pokémon in Pokémon Go, Heatran can be found in five-star raids. This means that if you want to add Heatran to your Pokédex, then it's a good idea to gather a couple of fellow trainers to assist you in battle.

If you're lucky, then you might get the chance to catch a shiny Heatran.

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Heatran counters and weaknesses in Pokémon Go

Heatran's counters and weaknesses in Pokémon Go are:

  • Heatran type: Fire and steel-type
  • Heatran is weak against: Fighting, ground and water-type Pokémon
  • Heatran counters: Golem, Machamp, Swampert, Groundon, Kyogre, Rhyperior, Garchomp, Excadrill
  • Other Heatran notes: It's best to focus with either a ground or fighting-type Pokémon when the battle begins, as they are more effective than water-type Pokémon.

Heatran CP in Pokémon Go

Heatran should have the following CP ranges in Pokémon Go:

  • Raid Boss CP - 49,192 CP
  • Normal CP for catching Heatran - 2058 CP to 2145 CP
  • Weather Boost CP (Sunny or snowing) for catching Heatran - 2573 CP to 2681 CP

Thank you to fabianfl111 from reddit for the help with this information.

Heatran Moveset in Pokémon Go

Heatran can use a range of fast and charged in Pokémon Go, including:

Possible Fast Moves:

  • Bug Bite (Bug)
  • Fire Spin (Fire)

Possible Charged Moves:

  • Fire Blast (Fire)
  • Flamethrower (Fire)
  • Iron Head (Steel)
  • Stone Edge (Rock)

Pokémon Go in 2020 continues to add new features, such the arrival of the Go Battle League - which is currently highlighting the Master League - and soon, Clone Pokémon. We've also recently had the Buddy Adventure feature, which introduces a variety of perks - including finding Souvenirs - as well as a new trade evolution feature. 2019 saw the release of the first Gen 5 Pokémon, along with new regional exclusive Pokémon, Egg charts, and the introduction of the Unova Stone. Pokemon Go also sees regular events - including weekly Spotlight Hour and Mystery Bonus evenings, monthly Field Research rewards and Pokémon Go Community Day, plus a new Giovanni counters quest - the latest being The Shadowy Threat Grows. There is also an upcoming paid in-game event, A Drive for Discovery.

Everything we know about Heatran


Heatran made its first appearance in Pokémon Diamond and Pearl, where it could be found in the post-game area, Stark Mountain. It's notable as being the only Legendary Pokémon that can be either male or female.

Heatran is also currently the only fire and steel-type Pokémon. This unique combination supports the belief that Heatran was based on volcanoes; the fire-type references the lava, while the steel-type represents the inner core of the earth.

This legendary Pokémon made its first appearance in Pokémon Go from December 2018 to January 2019.

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