Type: Bug/Fighting
Ability: Guts/Swarm/Moxie (Dream World)
Base Stats: 80 HP / 125 Atk / 75 Def / 40 SAtk / 95 SDef / 85 Spd
Pros: Excellent Attack, extremely powerful STABed moves
Cons: 4x Flying weakness, mediocre Speed


1. Heracross @Choice Band/Choice Scarf
EVs: 6 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spd
Adamant/Jolly Nature
Ability: Guts
-Megahorn
-Close Combat
-Stone Edge
-Pursuit

The Choice Band set that makes Heracross such scary force. A STABed Banded Megahorn or Close Combat will do tons of damage. Even some Flying Pokemon will take a major chunk of damage from those two attacks. As if that wasn't enough, Heracross still has Stone Edge for any Fliers. Many Pokemon are scared of Heracross and will immediately switch out when they see it. Pursuit catches those Pokemon as they try to escape and can do a lot of damage that way.



2.Heracross @Choice Band/Choice Scarf
EVs: 6 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spd
Jolly Nature
Ability: Moxie
-Megahorn
-Close Combat
-Stone Edge
-Pursuit

The Choice Scarf set won't do as much damage, but the item gives it a big
Speed boost that allows it to outrun most opponents including ones that
would normally give it trouble. Moxie is a pretty good ability for gaining
extra Attack boosts without worrying about Speed issues that the Choice
Band set sometimes has.

3.Heracross @Flame Orb
EVs: 6 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spd
Jolly Nature
Ability: Guts
-Megahorn
-Close Combat
-Facade
-Swords Dance

This set takes longer to set up since it uses Swords Dance. But it has the
potential to deal more damage than the CBer if you can get it properly set up.
It also allows you the ability to switch moves, unlike the Choice sets.

4.Heracross @Salac Berry
EVs: 12 HP / 244 Atk / 252 Spd
Adamant Nature
Ability: Swarm
-Megahorn
-Stone Edge
-Swords Dance
-Substitute

A SubSalac sweeper. Swords Dance up and bring your HP down until Salac Berry activates. At that stage, Swarm also kicks in and boosts your Megahorn's power. Having an HP number divisible by 4 is required for this set, since Salac will activate upon using your third Sub. After you're all set up, sweep your foes to death. This is rather tricky to set up but the pay off is great and it can catch your opponent off guard.


Heracross is simply great, lots of great move sets with this guy. Set number 1 has to be the best, STABd / Choicebanded Close Combat and Megahorn is incredible