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Heatran Raid Battle Guide: Strategy & Tips

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Heatran Raid Battle Guide: Strategy & Tips

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Conquer the legendary Pokemon Heatran in this Pokemon GO raid battle strategy guide. Get tips on how to defeat it, recommended Pokemon & moves, CP to get 100% IV, and more!

Heatran Raid Battle Guide Strategy Tips
Raid Duration Dec 19, 2018 (Wed) - Jan 15, 2019 (Tue)
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Table of Contents

Recommended Pokemon Vs. Heatran

This recommended Pokemon list is based on the combo DPS and durability of the Pokemon, including strength & ease-of-use of their recommended moves.

Rank Pokemon Recommended Moves Combo DPS
1 Groudon IconGroudon Mud Shot
2 Rhypherior IconRhypherior Mud-Slap
3 Rhydon IconRhydon Mud-Slap
4 Kyogre IconKyogre Waterfall
Hydro Pump
5 Machamp IconMachamp Counter
Dynamic Punch
6 Golem IconGolem Mud-Slap
7 Blaziken IconBlaziken Counter
Focus Blast
8 Breloom IconBreloom Counter
Dynamic Punch
9 Swampert IconSwampert Mud Shot
10 Flygon IconFlygon Mud Shot
11 Lucario IconLucario Counter
Close Combat
12 Donphan IconDonphan Counter
13 Mewtwo IconMewtwo Psycho Cut
Focus Blast
14 Gyarados IconGyarados Waterfall
Hydro Pump
15 Kyogre IconKyogre Waterfall

Heatran's Type & Weakness Chart

Heatran's Weakness According To Type

Heatran is a Fire & Steel Type of Pokemon and is resistant to many Types of attacks. Be wary of bringing Dragon Type Pokemon with Dragon attacks as they will not be effective against Heatran's Types.

Check Out Heatran's Stats & Moves Here!

Weakness & Damage Chart Against Heatran

x 2.56None
x 1.6Ground
x 0.625NormalFlyingPsychicDragon
x 0.39GrassIcePoisonBugSteelFairy
x 0.244None
Check Out Type Effectiveness Chart Here!

Best Pokemon To Use Vs. Heatran

Heatran Raid Battle Guide Strategy Tips
Check Out Groudon's Stats & Moves Here!

The most recommended Pokemon to be used against Heatran is Groudon. A Ground Type, it can hit both of Heatran's weak points as a Fire & Steel Pokemon. It is also very powerful, has high base stats, & strong moves.

Use Fighting & Water Pokemon In Roster

Heatran is also weak against Fighting and Water Pokemon. Bring powerful Pokemon that have high attack power and tanky HP to easily bring it down.

Recommended Fighting & Water Pokemon
Machamp IconMachamp Kyogre IconKyogre Gyarados IconGyarados

Getting 100% IV Heatran

Heatran With CP 2145 Has 100% IV

When you defeat Heatran and move to the capture phase, check its CP immediately. Heatran with 2145 CP is guaranteed to have 100% IV!

CP On Normal Weather Weather Weather Boosted CP
2145 Heatran Raid Battle Guide Strategy Tips Sunny
Heatran Raid Battle Guide Strategy Tips Snowing

Heatran Is 100% IV At CP 2681 With Weather Boost

When the weather is sunny or snowing, Heatran's CP will be boosted. When capturing Heatran, check if its CP is 2681. If it is, then it is guaranteed at 100% IV.

No. Of Players Needed To Defeat Heatran

Even Just Two People Can Defeat The Raid!

Two high-level players, each with several Groudon and Rhypherior, can actually beat the raid battle & defeat Heatran. However, it is recommended to have 4-5 people in the raid lobby for an easier & faster fight.

Pokemon GO Official Announcement

Official Pokemon GO Site

Heatran Raid Battle Guide Strategy Tips


One more legendary surprise is coming to Pokémon GO in 2018! The Fire- and Steel-type Lava Dome Pokémon, Heatran, will join Raid Battles across the world from December 18 at 1:00 p.m. PST to January 15 at 1:00 p.m. PST!

Be sure to assemble a team that includes Water-, Fighting-, and Ground-type Pokémon to take down this Legendary Pokémon before it overpowers your team with its massive strength!

Don’t miss this chance to catch this Legendary Pokémon before it returns to its mountain home! Stay safe, and happy exploring!

—The Pokémon GO team

From: Pokemon GO Official Site

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