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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. [1]

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 forests, where it feeds on tree sap. As seen in the anime, Heracross has been known to compete with Pokémon such as Pinsir for food. The same episode also shows Heracross allowing Butterfree to feed on tree sap after Heracross has finished its meal. In addition, it is shown to suck sap from Grass-type Pokémon such as Bulbasaur. In Alola, it has a rivalry with Vikavolt, but get along with Pinsir well, sharing a common enemy.

Heracross debuted in A Sappy Ending. Groups of Pinsir and Heracross were having a dispute due to the fact that Team Rocket was siphoning all the tree sap from the Pinsir side of the forest. One Heracross decided to help Ash and his friends for this crisis. Ash captured Heracross at the end of the episode.

In Absol-ute Disaster, a Heracross was owned by a teenager named Gordon. Gordon’s Heracross saved Pikachu from falling while Swellow was busy saving Max from falling. It also helped Absol and Ash’s, May’s, and Brock’s Pokémon, with a long-range attack to push a boulder in order to stop a flood.

A Heracross appeared in Smells Like Team Spirit!, under the ownership of Dawn’s Tag Battle partner, Conway. Conway used Heracross in a tag battle against Ash’s Chimchar and Paul’s Elekid; it was defeated after Elekid evolved into Electabuzz.

A Heracross that can Mega Evolve appeared in Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel, under the control of Levi and Cherie’s Mega Wave. Heracross was briefly lent to Jessie to use in an attempt to capture Magearna. It was later freed from their control when Alva’s Mega Wave Crystal was destroyed, and it escaped.

A wild Heracross appeared during the ending credits of I Choose You!, where Ash and 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 Ash’s, as the movie is set in a timeline separate from the main series.

Heracross is first seen in The Legend. While Silver is communicating with Green following the conclusion of the Yellow chapter, 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 Into the Unown where he helped defeat Team Rocket at the Ruins of Alph. Later on in 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 Mr. Mime due to his type advantage, but lost when he was tricked into using Endure just in time for her to use Encore. After gleefully expounding that this left him powerless, she finished him off with a Psybeam attack.

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 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. Game data NPC appearances