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Pokemon Go Heatran Counters, weaknesses and best moveset

Heatran is back in Pokemon Go! Here's all you need to know about beating Heatran!

Updated: Jan 7, 2022 12:10 pm
Pokemon Go Heatran Counters, weaknesses and best moveset

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Kyurem is finally taking a backseat in the five star raids, as Heatran takes to the centre. It feels like forever now that we’ve have another legendary back in Pokemon Go. But from the 7th of January til the 15th, Heatran will be appearing in Pokemon Go Raids. So naturally you’ll want to know what are Heatran weaknesses, counters and – once you catch it – the best moveset.

Heatran is a legendary Fire & Steel Pokémon. It is vulnerable to Ground, Fighting and Water moves. Heatran’s strongest moveset is Fire Spin & Flamethrower and it has a Max CP of 3,754.

Heatran Weakness

So when you’re going up against Heatran, you might want to bear in mind Heatran’s very specific typing. Heatran is a fire and steel type. Meaning it’s going to be resistant to more types than it’s vulnerable to.


  • Ground
  • Fighting
  • Water


  • Normal
  • Flying
  • Psychic
  • Dragon
  • Poison
  • Bug
  • Steel
  • Grass
  • Ice
  • Fairy


  • Fire
  • Dark
  • Ghost
  • Electric
  • Water

Heatran Counters – Best Counters against Heatran

So when it comes to Heatran Counters, you won’t be surprised to see that they’re all mainly Ground types with ground moves. These Pokemon will give you the best chance to beating Heatran.

PokémonQuick moveMain moveEffective
 Landorus (Therian)  Mud Shot  Earthquake100%
 Landorus (Therian)  Mud Shot  Earth Power99%
 Excadrill  Mud-Slap  Earthquake97%
 Groudon  Mud Shot  Earthquake94%
 Excadrill  Mud-Slap  Drill Run93%
 Garchomp  Mud Shot  Earthquake92%
 Rhyperior  Mud-Slap  Earthquake92%
 Landorus (Incarnate)  Mud Shot  Earth Power90%
 Garchomp  Mud Shot  Earth Power90%
 Excadrill  Mud Shot  Earthquake89%
 Krookodile  Mud-Slap  Earthquake88%
 Landorus (Therian)  Mud Shot  Bulldoze87%
 Excadrill  Mud Shot  Drill Run85%
 Rhydon  Mud-Slap  Earthquake85%
 Golurk  Mud-Slap  Earth Power84%
 Mamoswine  Mud-Slap  Bulldoze83%
 Donphan  Mud-Slap  Earthquake83%
 Golem  Mud-Slap  Earthquake81%

Heatran Best Moveset

That’s it, you’ve finally caught yourself a Heatran! Now you want to know what moveset to teach it to make sure it’s the strongest it can be!

The best moves for Heatran are Fire Spin and Flamethrower when attacking Pokémon in Gyms. This move combination has the highest total DPS and is also the best moveset for PVP battles.


  Fire Spin15.3 dps
  Flamethrower38.2 dps


  Fire Spin15.3 dps
  Flamethrower38.2 dps

Can Heatran be Shiny in Pokemon Go?

Luckily for you, yes!

You can indeed catch a shiny Heatran in Pokemon Go, but you’ll need to hope luck is on your side! When it comes to Legendaries, you have a 1 in 20 chance it’ll be shiny. Which might not seem too bad, but considering how many five star raids you’ll need to do… Well it can end up being a lot more difficult than it sounds.

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