Pokémon Go Legendary Raids with the return of Heatran, crawling around until September 10

The countermeasure is a double weakness: Ground.

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2020年08月22日, 午後 02:19 in egmt
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This article is based on an article from the Japanese edition of Engadget and was created using the translation tool Deepl.

Legendary Pokémon Heatran will reappear in place of the Mythical Pokémon Genesect, the Legendary Raid Boss of Pokémon GO.

Heatran is a Fire/Steel dual-type Pokémon, so its double weakness is Ground. To counter it, simply use a Pokémon with a high attack power using Ground-type moves.

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Heatran is a legendary Pokémon (Sinnoh region, Generation IV) that first appeared in the 2006 Nintendo DS Pokémon Diamond and Pearl.

In Pokémon Go, Heatran showed up unexpectedly at the end of 2018, leaving trainers feeling deflated amidst the expected appearance of Uxie, Mesprit, or Azelf.

With the addition of a shiny individual from its January 2020 reappearance, it's an opportunity for trainers who haven't captured it yet to try again.

The Legendary Raid Boss of Heatran will appear from August 22 to September 10, 2020.

Weaknesses and counters for Heatran

Heatran is a Fire/Steel dual-type Pokémon. It is an excellent combination, despite its dual weakness, and is resistant to 10 types, including 6 double resistances.


  • Ground (double weakness, approx. 2.5 times)

  • Fighting, Water (approx. 1.6 times)


  • Bug, Fairy, Grass, Ice, Poison, Steel (Double resists, approx. 0.4 times)

  • Dragon, Flying, Normal, Psychic (approx. 0.6 times)

As a countermeasure, the usual course of action is to simply exploit the dual weakness of the Ground.


  • Groudon

  • Garchomp

  • Rhyperior, Rhydon

  • Golem

  • Excadrill (Evolution from Mogurew)

  • Golurk (Evolution from Golett)

All of the moves must be of the Ground-type. If you have a selection of Ground-type moves, Swampert and Flygon are also powerful.

If you don't have any Pokémon trained in the Ground-type, you can also use your trained Pokémon such as Kyogre and Machamp.

Heatran is an unassuming presence among the legendary Pokémon, and even if you read the Pokedex, the only explanations are that it lives in a volcanic cave, crawls on ceilings and walls, and emits high heat.

Many other legendary Pokémon have mythological legends or otherwise anecdotes, such as " Governs Heaven and Earth" or "In the Creation Mythology...", but Heatran's notable feature is "crawls on ceilings and walls", which makes me wonder if it's really the one mentioned in the legend to begin with.

Combined with its humorous appearance, it's something of a joke, but in terms of status, it's an elite Pokémon that's blessed enough with 251 Attack, 213 Defense and 209 HP. Although it doesn't have many moves, it's a good Pokémon to have in your arsenal for attacking and fighting against other players.

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The most recent event, starting on the 21st, is the redo version of the Timed Research that was held during Ultra Unlock Dragon Week, which is being distributed again.

This action was taken after a certain number of players didn't receive the Timed Research during the recent Dragon Week event, but it will also be distributed to players who have completed the event thoroughly, so don't forget to complete it, including the rare Deino x2. You have until August 26 to complete the Timed Research.

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Pokémon Go is holding a Dragon Week makeup event from August 21 to 26

This article is based on an article from the Japanese edition of Engadget and was created using the translation tool Deepl. The Japanese edition of Engadget does not guarantee the accuracy or reliability of this article.

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