Heatran has been in Pokémon Go for a while now. You can typically find this in five-star raids between events or early in the years to kick off the season. With Heatran appearing so often in these brutal raids, many trainers may have him, and how do you want to best use him in the game? In this guide, we will detail how Heatran works and how to best use it in Pokémon Go.
Heatran is a Steel and Fire-type Pokémon. It is weak to Fighting, Ground, and Water-type moves, but is resistant to Bug, Dragon, Fairy, Flying, Grass, Ice, Normal, Poison, Psychic, and Steel-type moves. You have to watch out for specific pairings against Heatran, but overall it's a great Pokémon with various resistances to protect it. Heatran has a maximum CP of 3.754, an attack of 210, a defense of 180, and a stamina of 177 in PvP battles.
Due to Heatran's overall CP, you want to keep him in the Master League. However, using him in the Great or Ultra League will prevent him from using his better stats. He can quickly become overshadowed by other far superior options in these competitive categories.
When using Heatran in the Master League, you want to teach quick moving fire rotation and flamethrower and stone edge charged moves. These are some of the best moves he can use against many of the other Pokémon that appear in these battles. You can use Heatran against Genesect, Metagross, Togekiss, Dialga, Lugia, Zacian, Magnezone, Registeel and Thundurus.
Overall, we recommend Heatran. It is not in the top 10 Pokémon we highly recommend in the Master League, but ignoring it altogether to use it in the Master League would be a bad choice.