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Heatran Pokémon GO Raid Guide (Counters, candy tips & more)

The heat is on. Here’s how to handle it.

Heatran is back in Pokémon GO raids, as part of the road to Sinnoh Tour. Heatran is the second best non shadow or non mega fire-type raid attacker in Pokémon GO and is worth raiding.

Thursday, February 22 will see Heatran return to Pokémon GO raids, with a raid hour that same day between 6 and 7pm local time.

Here is your complete Heatran Pokémon GO raid guide, with the tips and tricks you need to win your battles.

Best Heatran counters in Pokémon GO:

Heatran is a Fire and Steel-type Pokémon. This means that it is double weak to Ground-type Pokémon. This means that a team of strong Ground-type Pokémon can make short work of a Heatran.

Heatran is also single weak to Fighting and Water-type Pokémon.

Primal Groudon
Mud Shot & Precipice Blades
Mega Garchomp
Mud Shot & Earth Power
Therian Forme Landorus
Mud Shot & Sandsear Storm
Mega Swampert
Mud Shot & Earthquake
Mud-Slap & Scorching Sands
Incarnate Forme Landorus
Mud Shot & Earth Power
Primal Kyogre
Waterfall & Origin Pulse
Mud-Slap & Earthquake
Mud-Slap & High Horsepower
Shadow Golurk
Mud-Slap & Earth Power
Shadow Donphan
Mud-Slap & Earthquake
Mud-Slap & Earthquake

With the double weakness that Heatran has, even weaker Ground-type Pokémon will have a easy time taking down Heatran. It could be a rare appearance for Pokémon like Krookodile, if you have one sat in your storage somewhere.

Mega Evolutions to get you more Heatran candy in Pokémon GO

Mega Evolutions can help you get more candy and XL candy with every catch. Having a mega level 3 active that boosts candy for Fire or Steel types will give you an extra 2 candy per catch, as well as a 25% bonus to your XL candy chance.

Here are the Pokémon you can mega evolve to get more Heatran candy in Pokémon GO:

  • Steelix
  • Scizor
  • Houndoom
  • Blaziken
  • Aggron
  • Groudon

Primal Groudon is the number one Heatran counter in Pokémon GO, and will also net you bonus candy, XL candy and XP. Having a Primal Groudon in your team is a must when you fight Heatran.

How many trainers do I need to beat Heatran in Pokémon GO?

Very high level trainers, with party power and Primal Groudon's followed by other high level Ground-types should be able to take down Heatran as a duo.

To be safe, you'll need 3-5 higher level trainers or 6-8 lower level trainers to take Heatran down.

Heatran Pokémon GO 100% IV

A 100% IV Heatran can be a very powerful fire-type Pokémon to have in your arsenal. Here are the CP values to look out for after you win your raid, to see if your Heatran is a 100% IV.

  • 2145 CP
  • 2681 CP (Weather boosted)

Weather Effects:

Weather boost can help you save candy, get better IVs and benefit from power boosts on your team. Here are the weather effects to keep an eye on when taking on these raids.

Will allow your Heatran to be higher level. Will also boost your Ground-type Pokémon
Will boost Heatran's Fire-type and Ground-type moves
Partly Cloudy
Boosts Heatran's Stone Edge move
Boosts Fighting-type Pokémon
Will allow your Heatran to be higher level
Boosts Heatran's Iron Head move
Boosts Water-type Pokémon
Boosts Heatran's Bug Bite move

Sunny weather is your ideal weather for fighting Heatran. The boost to Ground-types will far outweigh the risks of Heatran having stronger moves too. Plus, your caught Heatran will be higher CP afterwards saving you candy. If the sun is out, absolutely try and hunt down some raids.

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