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 Related Article
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|| Mud Shot |
|6||Golem|| Mud-Slap |
|7||Blaziken|| Counter |
|8||Breloom|| Counter |
|9||Swampert|| Mud Shot|
|10||Flygon|| Mud Shot|
|13||Mewtwo|| Psycho Cut|
Battle Strategy Against Heatran
Best Pokemon To Use Vs. Heatran (Groudon)
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.
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|| Sunny |
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.
Individual Value (IV) Per CP Chart
You can also check Heatran's Individual Value (IV) beyond it being 100% value. You just need to check its CP once it appears after defeating it in the raid.
IV & CP Quick Reference Chart (98%)
Depending on the Individual Value, two Pokemon can still have the same CP.
Weather Boosted CP
Weather Boosted CP
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.
Weakness & Damage Chart Against Heatran
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
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! #BeLegendary pic.twitter.com/hd9d6cG293— Pokémon GO is ready to #GOBattle❗ (@PokemonGoApp) December 18, 2018
Official Pokemon GO Site
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