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 Type

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 Pokemon GO Pokeball Background

Heatran Weaknesses & Resistances

Heatran has the following weaknesses and resistances in Pokemon GO:

FightingBug (Double Resistance)
Ground (Double Weakness)Fairy (Double Resistance)
WaterGrass (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.

Pokemon GO Heatran

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:

PokemonImageFast AttackCharged Attack
Mega SwampertMega Swampert Pokemon GOMud ShotEarthquake
Primal GroudonPrimal Groudon Pokemon GOMud ShotPrecipice Blades
GroudonGroudon Pokemon GOMud ShotPrecipice Blades
Landorus (Therian Forme)Landorus Therian Forme Pokemon GOMud ShotEarthquake
GarchompGarchomp Pokemon GOMud ShotEarth Power
Landorus (Incarnate)Landorus Pokemon GOMud ShotEarth Power
MamoswinePokemon GO MamoswineMud-SlapHigh Horsepower
RhyperiorPokemon GO RhyperiorMud-SlapEarthquake
ExcadrillExcadrill Pokemon GOMud-SlapEarthquake
GolurkGolurk Pokemon GOMud-SlapEarthquake

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.

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