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Pokemon GO: How to Beat Heatran with the Best Counters

Here's the best counters for PoGo's new Legendary Raid boss

by Kyle Hanson


Pokemon GO is about to get its latest Legendary Raid boss with Heatran. This Gen 4 creature will surely put up a strong fight, requiring a few extra people to help you take him on. Even with some friends, you’ll need to have a solid team of strong Pokemon to take him down, and for that you’ll want to know what the best counters are. Here’s how to beat Heatran with the best counters in Pokemon GO.

Heatran is a dual type Pokemon, combining Fire and Steel types to form a very tough opponent. Of course, with those two types you also have two chances to counter him. Ground is your best choice, though water and fighting work well in a pinch. For your team, you’ll want to focus on these potential Heatran counters (best moveset on the right)…

Groudon – Mud Shot and Earthquake
Rhyperior – Mud-Slap and Earthquake
Rhydon – Mud-Slap and Earthquake
Swampert: Mud Shot and Earthquake
Golem – Mud-Slap and Earthquake
Kyogre – Waterfall and Hydro Pump
Flygon – Mud Shot and Earthquake
Machamp – Counter and Dynamic Punch

As you can see, countering Heatran is all about Earthquake. If you have a strong Pokemon with that move, along with a Ground quick move, they’ll be a solid choice for this battle. For backups, focus on water or fighting type Pokemon and moves.

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