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Pokémon GO Heatran Raid [August] Timings, Counters, Weakness, and More!

Pokemon GO Heatran Raid, Pokemon GO Heatran Raid Guide, Pokemon GO Heatran Weakness, Pokemon GO Heatran Counters, Best Pokemon to use against Heatran, Best Pokemon for Heatran Raid, Pokemon Five Star Legendary Raid

A lot is happening in Pokémon GO after the Fest 2020 has ended. From the Ultra Unlock Bonus Weeks to the Makeup Events, all of which are keeping the trainers engaged and giving them a chance to catch some great Pokémon. Recently, after the technical issue that occurred during the Ultra Unlock Dragon Week, Niantic announced a Dragon Week Makeup Event to compensate for the same. The makeup event will be starting tomorrow, and all the details about the same can be found here. Not only that, one more exciting news for all the trainers is that the Lava Dome Pokémon Heatran will be returning to the Pokémon GO Legendary Five-Star Raids in the game. In this article, we have discussed the Pokémon GO Heatran Raid Timings, Counters, Weakness, and More!


Pokémon GO Heatran Raid Timings for August 2020

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Niantic has announced the Pokémon GO Heatran Raid and, the timings for the five-star legendary raid will be from August 21, 2020, at 01:00 p.m. PDT to September 10, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. PDT. If you are not sure about the PDT timings and are confused, then you can use this time conversion tool that will convert the PDT timings to your regional time such as IST, GMT, etc. Get ready for the Heatran raid and make a Pokémon GO Raid team to battle this fiery hot lava dome Pokémon. Let us now discuss how you can effectively battle Heatran by discussing its weaknesses and counters.


Pokémon GO Heatran Weakness and Resistance

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The lava dome Pokémon, Heatran is a fire and steel type Pokémon so, this giant is quite weak against Ground-type attacks, and moderately weak against Water and Fighting-type attacks. So, to battle Heatran in Raids, your best bet would be to use Pokémon with decent Ground, Water, and Fighting-type attacks. One thing that you must keep in mind before participating in the Heatran Raid battle is to avoid Pokémon with a certain type of attack that we have listed below in the Heatran Weakness and Resistance table.

Heatran Weak Against (Moves)
Ground
Water
Fighting
Heatran Resistance to (Moves)
Bug
Fairy
Grass
Ice
Poison
Steel
Dragon
Flying
Normal
Psychic

By looking at this Heatran Weakness and Resistance table, you must have got an idea about the basic nature of this Pokémon. Being a Fire and Steel-type Pokémon, it has only a few vulnerabilities and is resistant to several moves. So, before going for a Heatran, you must ensure that you and your teammates are using the Pokémon that has the moves listed under the Heatran Weakness table. Also, below we have listed some of the best Pokémon for Heatran Raid.


Pokémon GO Heatran Counters

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Heatran raid does not happen daily, so you must be fully prepared for the same and must choose the best Pokémon for Heatran Raid to defeat the Pokémon and get a chance to catch it. Here is a list of all the Pokémon divided into three different tiers that you can use to counter Heatran in the raid battle. In this table, the S tier Pokémon being the best followed by the A+ tier and the A- tier.

S Tier Heatran Counters
PokémonFast MoveCharged Move
GroudonMud ShotEarthquake
GarchompMud ShotEarthquake
ExcadrillMud SlapDrill Run
RhyperiorMud SlapEarthquake
A+ Tier Heatran Counters
PokémonFast MoveCharged Move
RhydonMud SlapEarthquake
GolurkMud SlapEarth Power
FlygonMud ShotEarth Power
GolemMud SlapEarthquake
SwampertMud ShotEarthquake
KyogreWaterfallHydro Pump
A- Tier Heatran Counters
PokémonFast MoveCharged Move
GyaradosWater FallHydro Pump
MachampCounterDynamic Punch
DonphanCounterEarthquake
HariyamaCounterDynamic Punch
BlazikenCounterFocus Blast
BreloomCounterDynamic Punch
Dodrio (Alolan)Mud SlapMud Bomb

By looking at the table above, you must have got an idea about which Pokémon is best to battle Heatran in Raids. Please note that to increase your chances of winning in the Heatran raid, which is a five-star legendary raid, you must battle in a group of 4 to 5 trainers. This is the best minimum number of trainers for the Heatran Raid battle.


Conclusion

We hope you are ready for another Pokémon GO five-star legendary raid battle featuring Heatran. We have covered almost everything that would be beneficial for you during the Heatran Raid battle. One thing that you must make sure is to team up with other local trainers to increase your chances of winning the raid and to catch the lava dome beast.

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