Heatran Raid Counters for Pokemon Go

Shiny Heatran Raid Counters Pokemon Go

A new Legendary Raid is now available for trainers. Here are the best Heatran Raid counters for Pokemon Go (January 2022).

The Season of Heritage event, Mountains of Power event is currently underway in Pokemon Go. During the event, trainers will help Spark to open the second part of the mysterious door. During the Mountains of Power event, various Pokemon found within the mountains of Johto and Sinnoh will spawn. Additionally, the Mega Aerodactyl raid has made its debut in Pokemon Go. The new event also welcomes back the Heatran Legendary raid. Many Pokemon Go trainers are disappointed with the return of Heatran due to its frequent appearances. With the return of Heatran, here are the best Heatran Raid Counters for Pokemon Go.


Heatran’s Raid Stats

  • Heatran is a Fire Steel-type Pokemon
  • It is weak to fighting, water, and (2x) ground-type moves.
  • Heatran’s Raid CP is 49192
  • Heatran’s Base HP is 209
  • Its Attack is 251 and Defense is 213
  • The base catch CP is between 2058 to 2145
  • The Boosted Catch CP is between 2573 to 2681
  • It is weather boosted by either sunny or snowy weather.
  • Heatran’s Fast moves can be Bug Bite or Fire Spin
  • Its Charged moves can be Stone Edge, Fire Blast, Flamethrower, and Iron Head

Best Heatran Raid Counters

With these stats in mind, trainers will need Pokemon with high defensive stats. Heatran is relatively easy to take down. This raid can be completed with 2 to 4 decently leveled trainers. Because of its weakness to fighting, water, and Ground-type moves, trainers have a few options of moves and Pokemon to choose from. Here are the best counters to overcoming the Heatran raid. Some of these recommendations can be substituted out for Pokemon with type advantage or a better move set. Be careful, it is strong against grass, ice, rock, fairy, fire, bug, and steel-type Pokemon.


  • Mega Blastoise – Water Gun & Hydro Cannon
  • Excadrill – Mud-Slap & Drill Run
  • Kyogre – Waterfall & Surf
  • Rhyperior – Mud-Slap & Earthquake
  • Garchomp – Mud Shot & Earth Power
  • Landorus (Therian Forme) – Mud Shot & Earthquake


  • Mega Slowbro – Water Gun & Water Pulse
  • Mega Gyarados – Waterfall & Hydro Pump/Aqua Tail
  • Empoleon – Water Gun & Hydro Cannon
  • Swampert – Water Gun & Hydro Cannon
  • Groudon – Mud Shot & Earthquake
  • Landorus (Incarnate) – Mud Shot & Earth Power
  • Seismitoad – Bubble & Muddy Water
  • Machamp – Counter & Close Combat
  • Hariyama – Counter & Superpower

The Pokemon Go Heatran raid will be available from January 7th to January 15th, 2022 10 am local time. Learn more about all the events going on throughout January 2022 in Pokemon Go. Make sure to check back for additional Pokemon Go news and guides.

Pokemon Go is available now on iOS and Android.



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