Pokémon Go: Best Moveset and Counters for legendary Pokémon Heatran

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Heatran is a Generation 4 legendary Pokémon in Pokémon Go and it has similar features to a tortoise. It has gray and orange spots on its shell along with a reddish-brown colour. Heatran has metal bangles on all of its legs along with four metal claws attached to its feet. It also has an iron mask and orange eyes and has yellow spots all over its body. Even though it is a legendary Pokémon, it is a decent opponent to fight against so it won’t be too tough if players know what they are doing. So in this guide, we are going to talk about the best ways and counters using which one can defeat Heatran in the best way possible.

Heatran in Pokémon Go

Heatran is a dual-type Fire and Steel Pokémon with a maximum CP of 3754. It is vulnerable to Fighting, Water, and Ground-type attacks and also has a 2x weakness towards Ground type counters. Low-level players are recommended to go in groups of eight to twenty players while high-level players can go as a duo against it if they have the best counters otherwise they should go in groups of three to seven players.

Heatran Movesets

Pokémon Go Heatran moveset
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The best moves from the moveset of Heatran are Fire Spin and Flamethrower. Both of them have a combined DPS of 53.5 and it is also the best combination of moves that can be used in Pokémon Gyms and PvP battles. Other decent attacks from its move pool include Bug Bite, Stone Edge, and Iron Head.

Best counters against Heatran in Pokémon Go

Here’s the list of the best counters that one can use against Heatran and guarantee a win for themselves.

  • Groudon (Primal): Mud Shot/Precipice Blades
  • Swampert (Mega): Mud Shot/Earthquake
  • Groudon: Mud Shot/Precipice Blades
  • Blaziken (Mega): Counter/Focus Blast
  • Landorus (Therian): Mud Shot/Earthquake
  • Garchomp: Mud Shot/Earth Power
  • Blastoise (Mega): Water Gun/Hydro Cannon
  • Landorus: Mud Shot/Earth Power
  • Landorus (Incarnate): Mud Shot/Earth Power
  • Kyogre (Primal): Waterfall/Origin Pulse
  • Rhyperior: Mud-Slap/Earthquake 
  • Gyarados (Mega): Waterfall/Hydro Pump
  • Excadrill: Mud-Slap/Earthquake
  • Kangaskhan (Mega): Mud-Slap/Earthquake
  • Mamoswine: Mud-Slap/High Horsepower
  • Aerodactyl (Mega): Rock Throw/Earth Power
  • Krookodile: Mud-Slap/Earthquake
  • Lopunny (Mega): Double Kick/Focus Blast
  • Rhydon: Mud-Slap/Earthquake
  • Golurk: Mud-Slap/Earth Power
  • Donphan: Mud-Slap/Earthquake
  • Golem: Mud-Slap/Earthquake
  • Swampert: Mud Shot/Earthquake
  • Steelix (Mega): Thunder Fang/Earthquake
  • Sceptile (Mega): Fury Cutter/Earthquake
  • Terrakion: Double Kick/Earthquake
  • Beedrill (Mega): Bug Bite/Drill Run
  • Flygon: Mud Shot/Earth Power
  • Alakazam (Mega): Counter/Focus Blast
  • Slowbro (Mega): Water Gun/Surf
  • Seismitoad: Mud Shot/Earth Power
  • Kyogre: Waterfall/Origin Pulse
  • Keldeo (Ordinary): Low Kick/Sacred Sword
  • Keldeo: Low Kick/Sacred Sword
  • Haxorus: Counter/Earthquake 
Pokémon Go Heatran
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Players should use their best Ground type Pokémon as Heatran as a 2x weakness towards them. Pokemon like Rhyperior, Groudon, and Rhydon are the best ones to choose from while building the team to fight against Heatran amongst other great options as players will be able to fully utilize its weakness while using these Pokémon.

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