[Guide] Best raid counters, moves, and skillsets for Heatran in Pokemon GO



Heatran is a Fire/Steel-type Pokemon from Generation 4. Its max CP is 3,754 at Lv. 40 and 4,244 at Lv. 50. Although its stats fall behind top-tier fire attackers like Mega Charizard or Moltres, Heatran is certainly the most durable fire-type Pokemon.


Raid Counters for Heatran in Pokemon GO


As mentioned above, Heatran is a very resistant Pokemon. It’s double resistant to Poison, Bug, Steel, Grass, Ice, and Fairy-type attacks. There are still weaknesses to take advantage of, as Heatran has a double-weakness against Ground-type attacks. Other weaknesses are Water and Fighting-type attacks. Therefore, it’s best to use all the Ground-type Pokemon you have. Among the best choices, there are Garchomp, Groudon, and Landorus.



Fast Move

Charged Move


Dragon / Ground

Mud Shot

Earth Power (Elite TM)



Mud Shot


Landorus (Therian)

Ground / Flying

Mud Shot



Ground / Steel


Drill Run


Ground / Rock






Best moves and skillsets for Heatran in Pokemon GO


There are only two fast moves Heatran can learn, and it’s quite obvious which move you want to use. The two moves are Bug Bite (Bug-type) and Fire Spin (Fire-type). DPS-wise and to benefit from STAB, you should pick Fire Spin, no questions asked.


There’s a bit more room for your Heatran’s charged move. There are two Fire-type skills — Fire Blast and Flamethrower, but Flamethrower is more recommended as Fire Blast falls behind Flamethrower in DPS and it takes all day to gather enough energy.


Heatran can also learn Stone Edge (Rock-type) and Iron Head (Steel-type). Iron Head can benefit from STAB and it requires the least amount of energy to charge. Stone Edge has advantages against certain types and it’s a decent charged move overall. Still, it’s best when one of these two moves is selected as the secondary move.


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