Heracross is a dual type Bug and Fighting Pokemon introduced in Generation II. While it is not known to evolve into or from any other Pokemon, it can Mega Evolve into Mega Heracross using the Heracronite. Take a look below for 28 fun and interesting facts about Heracross.
1. Heracross is a bipedal, beetle like Pokemon covered in a blue exoskeleton.
2. There is a long, pronged horn on its forehead.
3. The horn ends in a cross on the male and a heart-shape in the female.
4. On either side of the horn is a short antenna with a spherical tip.
5. Heracross has oval, yellow eyes. Its forearms have a pair of spikes near the wrists, while its thighs have a single spike each.
6. It has two claws on its hands, and a single long claw on each foot.
7. 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.
8. 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.
9. 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.
10. 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.
11. Mega Heracross boasts such incredible strength that it can lift objects up to 500 times its own weight between its horns. However, it is left with muscular soreness after reverting to its original form.
12. Heracross’s claws allow it to dig into the ground for sturdy footing or climb trees.
13. Using its horn, it throws opponents or competitors for food.
14. It can lift and throw objects 100 times its own weight.
15. It lives in boreal, temperate, and tropical forests, where it feeds on tree sap.
16. 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.
17. 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.
18. Heracross can be seen as a counterpart to Pinsir, replacing Scyther in that role, which gained an evolution in Generation II. Both are Bug-type Pokémon based on beetles and lack an evolutionary family. Pinsir is not part Fighting like Heracross, but it learns several Fighting-type moves by leveling up. Both Pokémon and their Mega Stones are versions exclusives in Pokémon X and Y: Heracross and Heracronite are exclusive to Y while Pinsir and Pinsirite are exclusive to X. Each Mega Stone can be found in Santalune Forest in their respective versions. The heights of both Pokémon are the same, even when Mega Evolved.
19. Mega Heracross has the highest Attack stat of all non-legendary Fighting-type Pokémon, and the highest Attack of all non-Legendary Pokémon.
20. Mega Heracross has the highest base Attack stat of all Bug-type Pokémon.
21. Mega Heracross is tied with Mega Pinsir, Mega Scizor, and Genesect for the highest base stat total of all Bug-type Pokémon.
22. Heracross is one of fourteen Pokémon that one could collect foreign Pokédex entries for in Pokémon Diamond and Pearl.
23. Heracross is most likely based on the Japanese rhinoceros beetle. These beetles are known for their incredible strength and use in insect fighting, which explains its Fighting type.
24. Mega Heracross appears to be based on a Hercules beetle.
25. 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 of the tree sap from the Pinsir side of the forest. One Heracross decided to help Ash and his friends during this crisis. Ash then caught that Heracross at the end of the episode.
26. A Heracross appeared in All in a Day’s Wurmple, under the ownership of Forrest Franklin. It is his main battling Pokémon.
27. In Absol-ute Disaster, a Heracross was owned by a teenager named Gordon. It 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.
28. 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.