Heatran is a legendary Pokémon you can capture in Pokémon Go by participating in five-star raids. These raids are only available for a limited time, which means you have a small window to capture a Heatran with the best stats. You can take a variety of trainers to participate in these raids, and the more you have with you, the better chances you have to take it down. After you’ve captured it, what are the best moves that Heatran can learn? It’s a decent Pokémon to use in the Master League, so you want to make sure you’re using the best ones.
Heatran is a Fire and Steel-type Pokémon, making it only weak to Water, Ground, and Fighting-type moves. It’s resistant to Bug, Fairy, Grass, Ice, Poison, Steel, Dragon, Flying, Normal, and Psychic-type moves. Its variety of resistances make it a great Pokémon to use in battles, but you want to make sure you avoid specific match-ups against it. Heatran has a maximum CP of 3,754, an attack of 210, a defense of 180, and stamina of 177.
Here are all of the moves Heatran can learn:
- Bug bite (Bug-type) – 3 damage and 3 energy (3 damage per turn)
- Fire Spin (Fire-type) – 9 damage and 3.3 energy (3 damage per turn)
- Flamethrower (Fire-type) – 90 damage and 55 energy
- Fire Blast (Fire-type) – 140 damage and 80 energy
- Iron Head (Steel-type) – 70 damage and 50 energy
- Stone Edge (Rock-type) – 100 damage and 55 energy
For the fast move, you want to make sure Heatran learns fire spin. Of the two choices, fire spin is the best option because of how much energy it can produce overall. Bug bite is a slightly faster move, but it won’t do the same amount of damage and bring enough energy to Heatran’s moveset where its true damage lies in its charge moves.
When it comes to picking charge moves, you have several options. However, fire blast is not one of them. It requires too much energy to fire off, and you’ll be waiting around to use it against any Pokémon that would make it effective. If your Heatran has this move, you’re better off capturing another one or trying to teach it a different move, such as flamethrower, a great alternative Fire-type move that you want in Heatran’s moveset.
The final move you want to consider picking between is iron head and stone edge. Both of them offer a series of options for Heatran. If you choose iron head, you’ll be able to take out key meta Master League picks like Mamoswine. But if you give it stone edge, you’ll be able to take out Ho-Oh and Dragonite. You’ll have to find out which Pokémon are most critical for you to take out and what Pokéon you plan to use in your Master League team. We recommend stone edge due to how powerful Ho-Oh and Dragonite can be and how often you see them.
Overall, Heatran is an excellent choice in the Master League. It’s not a top pick, but it’s a powerful, durable Pokémon you can use in a battle and win fairly reliably. You merely have to make sure you partner it with specific choices. Make sure Heatran learns fire spin for its fast move, and then flamethrower and iron head or stone edge for a charge move. We recommend stone edge, though.