Pokemon GO Heatran Raid Weakness & Counters

Heatran, also known as the Lava Dome Pokemon, is a Fire/Steel dual-type Legendary Pokemon. For the next week, it is going to appear in 5-star Raids in Pokemon GO. Of course, as it is a very powerful Pokemon, you are going to need to know how to defeat this. To be able to do this, you have to be aware of Heatran Weakness and Counters for this Pokemon GO Raid. In this guide, we are going to explain what Heatran is weak to, as well as which Pokemon can best be used to counter it.

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Pokemon GO Heatran Raid Weakness & Counters
Pokemon GO Heatran Raid Weakness & Counters

Pokemon GO Heatran Weakness

Luckily, Heatran has several notable weaknesses that you can exploit. It is particularly vulnerable to Ground moves (which deal 256% damage to it), as well as Fighting and Water moves (both of which deal 160% damage to Heatran). Consequently, you should use these moves when battling it. On the other hand, it is resistant to Normal, Psychic, and Dragon moves (which deal 69% damage), and is very resistant to Bug, Steel, Grass, Ice, and Fairy moves (these deal just 39% damage to Heatran). As such, you should avoid these moves, since they will deal very little damage to Heatran.

Heatran Counters Pokemon GO

The Heatran 5-star Raid is going to be available starting from Thursday, June 29th, 2023, at 10 AM your local time, and end the next week, on Thursday, July 6th, 2023, also at 10 AM your local time. Note that there is also going to be a Raid Hour featuring Heatran on Wednesday, July 5th, 2023, from 6 PM until 7 PM your local time. And now, let’s see the best counters for Heatran in Pokemon GO:

  • Garchomp: Mud Shot & Earth Power.
  • Primal Groudon: Mud Shot & Precipice Blades.
  • Groudon: Mud Shot & Precipice Blades.
  • Rhyperior: Mud Slap & Earthquake.
  • Landorus: Mud Shot & Earth Power.

Can Heatran be Shiny in Pokemon GO?

Yes, Heatran can be Shiny in Pokemon GO. Of course, just like with any Shiny Pokemon, the odds of you encountering a Shiny one are small. Because of that, we recommend that you try and defeat as many Heatran as you can during this 5-star Raid.

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