Heatran Raid Guide

Heatran raid guide

Heatran is a legendary Pokemon from the Sinnoh region. Heatran is known as the Lava Dome Pokemon and according to Pokemon GO “Boiling blood, like magma, circulates through its body. It makes its dwelling place in volcanic caves”

A shiny form of Heatran IS available

It has:

HP 209

Defence 213

Attack 251

Heatran is number 485 in the Pokedex. It is a Dual Steel and Fire type Pokemon. It has several weaknesses. These are Fighting, Ground and Water.

Its Raid boss CP is 49,192

Its catch CP ranges are:

  • 2058-2145
  • Weather boosted: 2573-2681

Heatran is weather boosted by Sunny and Snowy weather

Moveset for Heatran

Heatran has 2 fast moves and 4 charge moves

Its fast moves are:

  • Bug Bite (Bug)
  • Fire Spin (Fire)

Its charge moves are:

  • Stone Edge (Rock)
  • Fire Blast (Fire)
  • Iron Head (Steel)
  • Flamethrower (Fire)
Heatran raid guide

Counters to Heatran

Fighting, Ground and Water are the types that Heatran is weak too therefore anything possessing this typing/move sets will be effective.

Here are some of the most effective counters and the movesets to go with:


  • Waterfall (fast move)
  • Hydro Pump (Charge move)


  • Mud Shot (Fast move)
  • Earthquake (Charge move)


  • Mud Slap (Fast move)
  • Earthquake (Charge move)


  • Counter (Fast move
  • Dynamic Punch (Charge move)


  • Mud Shot (Fast move)
  • Earthquake (Charge move)


  • Mud Slap (Fast move)
  • Earthquake (Charge move)

Other effective counters would include Garchomp, Mamoswine, Golem, Donphan, Golurk and Rhydon

Heatran has 10 resistances of which 6 are double resistant. This gives it good play against other types. It is one of if not the bulkiest fire type to date

In PvP it can only feature in the Ultra and Master league as the CP is too high for the great league.

In the ultra league it plays well to its strength but struggles somewhat outside of that

In the Master league Heatran is an effective pick with its resistance to 10 different typings although with changes and updates to the meta other picks have become better selections

As it’s a Legendary Pokemon, to give it a second charge move costs 100 candies and 100,000 Stardust. It requires 20KM as a buddy to earn a candy walking.

How many Heatran will you be raiding?!

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