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Heracross (Pokémon)

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Minor appearances
Heracross is a bipedal, beetle-like Pokémon covered in a blue exoskeleton. There is a long, pronged horn on its forehead. The horn ends in a cross on the male and a heart-shape in the female. On either side of the horn is a short antenna with a spherical tip. Heracross has oval, yellow eyes. Its forearms have a pair of spikes near the wrists, while its thighs have a single spike each. It has two claws on its hands, and a single long claw on each foot. There is a single pair of wings covered by its carapace, which can been seen during its release from a Poké Ball in the 3D games.
Mega Heracross is bulkier than its previous form. Thin orange markings now rim its head, hands, and shoulders. Additionally, there is a half-circle, orange marking over its eyes. It now has a long, pointed nose that curves slightly upward. Its back now lacks wings and is completely yellow. The horn on its head has grown into a large, simple spike with two smaller spikes on the front. The antennae have lengthened as well, and now have ovoid tips. Mega Heracross's forearms have thickened and lost their spines. This Pokémon has a high body temperature, so it opens the shells of its arms and torso to allow heat to escape.<ref></ref> Mega Heracross boasts such incredible strength that it can lift objects up to 500 times its own weight between its horns. However, it is left with muscular soreness after reverting to its original form.
Heracross's claws allow it to dig into the ground for sturdy footing or climb trees. Using its horn, it throws opponents or competitors for food. It can lift and throw objects 100 times its own weight. It lives in {{DL|List of Pokémon by habitat|Forest Pokémon|forests}}, where it feeds on tree sap. As seen in [[EP119|the anime]], Heracross has been known to compete with Pokémon such as {{p|Pinsir}} for food. The same episode also shows Heracross allowing {{p|Butterfree}} to feed on tree sap after Heracross has finished its meal. In addition, it is shown to suck sap from {{type|Grass}} Pokémon such as {{p|Bulbasaur}}. In Alola, it has a rivalry with {{p|Vikavolt}}, but get along with {{p|Pinsir}} well, sharing a common enemy.
===Major appearances===
====[[Ash's Heracross]]====
Heracross debuted in ''[[EP119|A Sappy Ending]]''. Groups of {{p|Pinsir}} and Heracross were having a dispute due to the fact that {{TRT}} was siphoning all of the tree sap from the Pinsir side of the forest. One Heracross decided to help {{Ash}} and his friends{{ashfr}} forduring this crisis. Ash capturedthen {{pkmn2|caught}} that Heracross at the end of the episode.
A Heracross appeared in ''[[AG014|All in a Day's Wurmple]]'', under the ownership of [[Forrest Franklin]]. It is his main battling Pokémon.
In ''[[AG107|Absol-ute Disaster]]'', a Heracross was owned by a teenager named {{OBP|Gordon|AG107}}. Gordon's HeracrossIt saved {{AP|Pikachu}} from falling while {{AP|Swellow}} was busy saving [[Max]] from falling. It also helped {{p|Absol}} and Ash's, {{an|May}}'s, and {{an|Brock}}'s Pokémon, with a long-range attack to push a boulder in order to stop a flood.
A Heracross appeared in ''[[DP052|Smells Like Team Spirit!]]'', under the ownership of {{an|Dawn}}'s [[Multi Battle|Tag Battle]] partner, [[Conway]]. Conway used Heracross in a tag battle against [[Ash's Chimchar]] and [[Paul's Elekid]]; it was defeated after {{p|Elekid}} evolved into {{p|Electabuzz}}.
A Heracross appeared in ''[[DP110|Steeling Peace of Mind!]]'', under the ownership of {{an|Barry}}. Heracross was battled against [[Barry's Empoleon]], whichbut was called off when {{p|Empoleon}} went out of control. andIt later flew Barry around [[Iron Island]].
A Heracross appeared in ''[[M12|Arceus and the Jewel of Life]]'', under the ownership of [[Kato]]. It was used in a Tag Battle against [[Ash's Pikachu]] and [[Dawn's Piplup]] alongside [[Kiko]]'s {{p|Beautifly}}.
===Minor appearances===
A Trainer's Heracross appeared in ''[[EP169EP140|BeautyWired andfor the BreederBattle!]]'', whereas itan participatedimage inthat [[Pokémoncame Beautyup Contest|ain Pokémon breeding competition[[Shingo]]'s laptop.
A Heracross wasappeared onein of''[[EP169|Beauty and the PokémonBreeder]]'', competing inunder the [[Sumoownership Conference]]of a {{tc|Pokémon Breeder}} participating in ''[[EP194Pokémon Beauty Contest|Ringa Pokémon breeding Masterscompetition]]''.
TwoA Heracross competedappeared alongsidein their''[[EP194|Ring TrainerMasters]]'' inas one of the [[Pokémon Balloon Race]]competing in ''[[EP202|TheRikishii BigTown]]'s Balloon[[Sumo Blow-UpConference]]''.
Two Heracross appeared in ''[[EP202|The Big Balloon Blow-Up]]'', both under the ownership of a Trainer. They were among the Pokémon competing in the [[Pokémon Balloon Race]].
A Heracross appeared in ''[[M04|Celebi: The Voice of the Forest]]''.
A {{pkmn|Coordinator}}'s Heracross appeared in ''[[AG122|Deceit and Assist]]''.
A Heracross appeared in the opening sequence of ''[[M08|Lucario and the Mystery of Mew]]''.
A Trainer's Heracross appeared in ''[[AG166|Curbing the Crimson Tide!]]''.
A Heracross made a brief cameo in ''[[M11|Giratina and the Sky Warrior]]''.
A {{pkmn2|wild}} Heracross appeared in ''[[DP138|Strategy Begins at Home!]]''.
A Trainer's Heracross briefly appeared in the [[Lily of the Valley Conference]] in ''[[DP182|An Old Family Blend!]]''.
A Heracross appeared in the ending credits of ''[[PK25|Eevee & Friends]]'', alongside {{p|Pinsir}}.
A Heracross that can [[Mega Evolution|Mega Evolve]] into Mega Heracross appeared in the opening of ''[[SS029|Mega Evolution Special I]]''.
A Heracross appeared in a flashback or a fantasy in ''[[XY035|The Forest Champion!]]''.
A Trainer's Heracross that can Mega Evolve appeared in ''[[SS035|Mega Evolution Special IV]]'' as one of the ten Mega Evolved Pokémon that [[Alain]] and his {{TP|Alain|Charizard}} had to defeat.
A Heracross and its Mega Evolved form appeared during the opening sequence of ''[[M19|Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel]]''.
A wild Heracross appeared during the ending credits of ''[[M20|I Choose You!]]'', where {{OBP|Ash Ketchum|M20|Ash}} and {{OBP|Ash's Pikachu|M20|Pikachu}} battled it in the middle of a forest. The outcome of the battle was unknown, and it is unclear if this Heracross was meant to be become [[{{OP|Ash's |Heracross|Ash]]'s}}, as the movie is set in a timeline separate from the main series.
A male Heracross appeared in ''[[M21|The Power of Us]]'', where it was among the Pokémon following [[Harriet]] around.
A male and female Heracross appeared in [[SM121]] as some of the customers at [[Oranguru's Café]].
A Heracross appeared in [[SM125]]. It reappeared in a flashback in [[SM126]].
===Pokédex entries===
Heracross is first seen in ''[[PS090|The Legend]]''. While {{adv|Silver}} is communicating with {{adv|Green}} following the conclusion of the {{chap|Yellow}}, he stands in a full shot of [[Sprout Tower]] with a bunch of [[Johto]] Pokémon in the background, Heracross being one of them.
A Heracross is later seen as one of the Pokémon under [[Bugsy]]'s control. He first appeared in ''[[PS100|Into the Unown]]'' where he helped defeat Team Rocket at the Ruins of Alph. Later on in ''[[PS134|Hurray for Heracross]]'', he helped Bugsy capture an Unown before they followed Suicune to a chamber. Afterwards, he protected Bugsy after he activated the runes in the chamber where they encountered Suicune. Heracross faced the Legendary Pokémon, but was easily swatted away, forcing Bugsy to switch to another tactic. He later uses him to battle [[Sabrina]] in the opening ceremonies of the [[Pokémon League]]. He initially overwhelmed her {{p|Mr. Mime}} due to his type advantage, but lost when he was tricked into using {{m|Endure}} just in time for her to use {{m|Encore}}. After gleefully expounding that this left him powerless, she finished him off with a {{m|Psybeam}} attack.
AnotherA Heracross appeared in ''[[PS179|The Last Battle XIII]]'' as one of the Pokémon sent to helpparticipate in the fight in [[Ilex Forest]].
AnotherA Heracross was seen in {{FB|Arena Tycoon|Greta}}'s arsenal, which was first sent out in her battle against {{adv|Emerald}}. It was able to fight evenly against his {{TP|Emerald|Sceptile}} and outscored it. It first appeared in ''[[PS317|Sneaky Like Shedinja]]''.
AThe {{gdis|Battle Factory|III}} rented a Heracross, appearedwhich was stolen by [[Guile Hideout]] in ''[[PS327PS326|FacingLemme Gulpinat Is Hard to'Em, SwallowLapras!]]'' asand a''[[PS327|Facing rentalGulpin PokémonIs thatHard [[Guileto HideoutSwallow]] stole''.
A Heracross appears with its {{pkmn|Trainer}} at the Mini-game Corner in the {{chap|X & Y}}.
A Heracross appeared under the ownership of [[Gurkinn]] in the {{chap|X & Y}}. It can [[Mega Evolution|Mega Evolve]] with its [[Heracronite]].
===In the Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure! manga===
Bugsy owns a Heracross in ''[[PM079|The Hardest Bug Pokémon Wins?!]]''. Multiple Heracross also appeared in that chapter.
===In the W Mission Story: Pokémon Ranger - the Comic: Double Mission manga===
Heracross is one of the Pokémon that Lunick asked for help in [[W Mission Story: Pokémon Ranger - the Comic: Double Mission|the short manga]] based on {{ga|Pokémon Ranger|the game}}.
====Trophy information====
''Heracross are powerful creatures that are known to drive their single horns into the bellies of their foes and then toss them over their heads. The immense power of their {{m|Megahorn}} move is said to be the strongest among Bug Pokémon. They are one of several types of Pokémon that can be found by shaking trees.''
===[[Super Smash Bros. Ultimate]]===
Heracross appears as a {{sbw|Spirits (characters)|Spirit}}.
==Game data==
{{Dex/Entry1|v=Gold|entry=This powerful Pokémon thrusts its prized horn under its enemies' bellies then lifts and throws them.}}
{{Dex/Entry1|v=Silver|entry=Usually docile, but if disturbed while sipping honey, it chases off the intruder with its horn.}}
{{Dex/Entry1|v=Ruby|t=FFF|entry=Heracross charges in a straight line at its foe, slips beneath the foe's grasp, and then scoops up and hurls the opponent with its mighty horn. This Pokémon even has enough power to topple a massive tree.}}
{{Dex/Entry1|v=Sapphire|t=FFF|entry=Heracross has sharp claws on its feet. These are planted firmly into the ground or the bark of a tree, giving the Pokémon a secure and solid footing to forcefully fling away foes with its proud horn.}}
{{Dex/Entry1|v=Diamond|entry=It gathers in forests to search for tree sap, its favorite food. It's strong enough to hurl foes.}}
{{Dex/Entry1|v=Pearl|entry=With powerful legs and claws, it generates enough power to hurl foes over great distances.}}
{{Dex/Entry2|v=Black|v2=White|t=FFF|entry=It loves sweet honey. To keep all the honey to itself, it hurls rivals away with its prized horn.}}
{{Dex/Entry2|v=Black 2|v2=White 2|t=FFF|entry=No matter how heavy its opponents, it flings them far away with its prized horn.}}
{{Dex/Entry1|v=X|t=FFF|entry=This powerful Pokémon thrusts its prized horn under its enemies' bellies, then lifts and throws them.}}
{{Dex/Entry1|v=Y|entry=With its Herculean powers, it can easily throw around an object that is 100 times its own weight.}}
{{Dex/NE|[[Pokémon Sun and Moon|Sun, Moon]], [[Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!|Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!]]‎}}
{{Dex/Entry1|v=Ultra Sun|entry=It's proud of its thick horn. In Alola, its biggest rival is Vikavolt, which it's always fighting with.}}
{{Dex/Entry1|v=Ultra Moon|entry=It roams through forests searching for sweet nectar. Although it boasts fantastic physical strength, it's not that good at flying.}}
====Mega Heracross====
{{Dex/NE|[[Generation VI]]}}
{{Dex/NE|[[Pokémon Sun and Moon|Sun, Moon]], [[Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!|Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!]]‎}}
{{Dex/Entry1|v=Ultra Sun|entry=It can grip things with its two horns and lift 500 times its own body weight.}}
{{Dex/Entry1|v=Ultra Moon|entry=A tremendous influx of energy builds it up, but when Mega Evolution ends, Heracross is bothered by terrible soreness in its muscles.}}
{{Availability/Entry2|v=Gold|v2=Silver|area=[[Route]]s {{rtn|29|Johto}}, {{rtn|30|Johto}}, {{rtn|31|Johto}}, {{rtn|32|Johto}}, {{rtn|33|Johto}}, {{rtn|42|Johto}}, {{rtn|43|Johto}}, and {{rtn|44|Johto}} ([[Headbutt tree]]s)}}
{{Availability/Entry1|v=Crystal|area=[[Azalea Town]], [[Route]]s {{rtn|33|Johto}}, {{rtn|42|Johto}}, and {{rtn|44|Johto}} ([[Headbutt tree]]s)}}
{{Availability/Entry2|v=Diamond|v2=Pearl|area=[[HoneyRoute]]s trees{{rtn|205|Sinnoh}}, {{rtn|206|Sinnoh}}, {{rtn|207|Sinnoh}}, {{rtn|208|Sinnoh}}, {{rtn|209|Sinnoh}}, {{rtn|210|Sinnoh}}, {{rtn|211|Sinnoh}}, {{rtn|212|Sinnoh}}, {{rtn|213|Sinnoh}}, {{rtn|214|Sinnoh}}, {{rtn|215|Sinnoh}}, {{rtn|218|Sinnoh}}, {{rtn|221|Sinnoh}}, and {{rtn|222|Sinnoh}}, [[Eterna Forest]], [[Floaroma Meadow]], [[Fuego Ironworks]], [[Valley Windworks]] ([[Honey Tree]]s)}}
{{Availability/Entry1|v=Platinum|area=[[HoneyRoute]]s trees{{rtn|205|Sinnoh}}, {{rtn|206|Sinnoh}}, {{rtn|207|Sinnoh}}, {{rtn|208|Sinnoh}}, {{rtn|209|Sinnoh}}, {{rtn|210|Sinnoh}}, {{rtn|211|Sinnoh}}, {{rtn|212|Sinnoh}}, {{rtn|213|Sinnoh}}, {{rtn|214|Sinnoh}}, {{rtn|215|Sinnoh}}, {{rtn|218|Sinnoh}}, {{rtn|221|Sinnoh}}, and {{rtn|222|Sinnoh}}, [[Eterna Forest]], [[Floaroma Meadow]], [[Fuego Ironworks]], [[Valley Windworks]] ([[Honey Tree]]s)}}
{{Availability/Entry2|v=HeartGold|v2=SoulSilver|area=[[Route]]s {{rtn|7|Kanto}}, {{rtn|11|Kanto}}, {{rtn|16|Kanto}}, {{rtn|28|Kanto}}, {{rtn|33|Johto}}, {{rtn|42|Johto}}, {{rtn|44|Johto}}, {{rtn|45|Johto}}, {{rtn|46|Johto}}, and {{rtn|47|Johto}}, [[Azalea Town]], [[Vermilion City]], [[Celadon City]], [[Mt. Silver]]{{tt|*|Outside and lower mountainside}} ([[Headbutt tree]]s)}}
{{Availability/Entry1|v=Pal Park|color=71AD64|link=Pal Park|area={{DL|List of Pokémon by Pal Park location|Forest}}}}
|SpAtk= 40
|SpDef= 95
|Speed= 85 }}
=====Mega Heracross=====
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|browser=Heracross rams with its horn thrust out. It can move heavy things out of the way.
|browser=It lets loose shock waves to attack.