Heatran is one of the most difficult 5-Star Raid bosses to beat in Pokemon GO if you are not prepared! Luckily, we’ve got all of the information you need to beat it.
Firstly, if you plan on taking on Heatran, you’ll want to battle in this Raid as a group of at least six Pokemon trainers. This will allow you to finish the battle with plenty of time to spare.
Also, every player in the battle will need to bring strong counters for Heatran – and we’ve got the top 10 best ones for you!
Heatran is a Fire/Steel-type Legendary Pokemon.
This very rare combination of types means it has just three weaknesses, but a pretty huge list of resistances, including six double resistances!
Heatran Weaknesses & Resistances
Heatran has the following weaknesses and resistances in Pokemon GO:
|Fighting||Bug (Double Resistance)|
|Ground (Double Weakness)||Fairy (Double Resistance)|
|Water||Grass (Double Resistance)|
|Ice (Double Resistance)|
|Poison (Double Resistance)|
|Steel (Double Resistance)|
Ground attacks deal a huge 256% damage to Heatran, while Fighting and Water-type attacks deal 160% damage.
Meanwhile, Dragon, Flying, Psychic, and Normal-type attacks deal 63% damage, and the six types it double resists do just 39% damage.
Best Pokemon to Counter Heatran in Raids
The best Pokemon to counter Heatran in Raids are strong Ground-type Pokemon like Groudon, Landorus, Garchomp, Rhyperior, and Excadrill. This is due to Heatran’s double weakness to Ground.
Additionally, Primal Groudon and Mega Swampert can boost that attack of your other Ground-types, so they are very useful to have!
These are the top Pokemon to use to take down Heatran and their strongest attacks:
|Pokemon||Image||Fast Attack||Charged Attack|
|Mega Swampert||Mud Shot||Earthquake|
|Primal Groudon||Mud Shot||Precipice Blades|
|Groudon||Mud Shot||Precipice Blades|
|Landorus (Therian Forme)||Mud Shot||Earthquake|
|Garchomp||Mud Shot||Earth Power|
|Landorus (Incarnate)||Mud Shot||Earth Power|
Also, if you are very lucky, the Heatran you encounter after winning a Heatran Raid could be shiny!
When is Heatran in Pokemon GO Raids?
Heatran is in Pokemon GO Raids from June 29 to July 6, 2023. This is during the Dark Flames event.