Heatran   has made its return back to   Pokemon Go . The Famous Lava Dome Pokemon is definitely once again appearing in five-star Raids for a limited period, making this your first chance to capture one in nearly annually.

Heatran is going to be available until February four. Even if you already have one, you"ll want to take advantage of its come back, as this time you"ll possess a chance to catch a Shiny Heatran. If you"re looking to add one to your selection, we"ve rounded up a few tips on how to battle and capture Heatran below.

Where is Heatran anyway?

Until February 4, Heatran will randomly appear like a five-star Raid boss on Gyms around the world. To capture one, you"ll first have to head to a Gym in which a Heatran Raid is occurring and battle it together with other players in-person.

Before you can participate in the Raid, you"ll need to have the Raid Pass. You can possibly purchase these from Pokemon Go"s in-game store or even receive one for free if you spin the Photo Disk at a PokeStop; however , you are able to only hold one totally free Raid Pass at a time within your inventory.

Whilst Heatran Raids can happen any moment, your best bet for finding one is going to be on   Wed evenings from 6-7 EVENING local time , whenever Niantic hosts its every week Raid Hour events. In that hour, Heatran Raids may occur at most Gyms, successfully guaranteeing you"ll be able to discover it. The Heatran Raid Hr events will occur over the following dates:

  • January 8

  • January 15

  • January 22

  • January 29

How to counter Heatran

Heatran is a Fire/Steel type, that makes it doubly susceptible to Ground Pokemon. Groudon, Rhyperior, and Garchomp will be especially helpful whenever battling Heatran. Heatran is also weak to Water and Fighting types, therefore Pokemon like Machamp, Kyogre, and Swampert will also be great choices.

2 types you"ll generally wish to avoid using, however , are Dragon and Psychic. Heatran resistant to both thanks to its Metal typing, so neither is going to be very helpful when challenging this. Bug, Grass, and other Steel Pokemon are also weak in order to Heatran, so avoid getting any of those along towards the Raid.

Shiny Heatran

As previously mentioned, you"ll have an opportunity to encounter a Shiny Heatran while it"s in Raids. However , your odds of getting a Shiny are fairly reduced, and there"s no assured way to ensure you encounter 1, so you"ll need to be continual and participate in as many Heatran Raids as you can to improve your own chances. And you won"t know if Heatran is Shiny until you get to the catch phase, but if you are fortunate enough to find one, you"re going to catch it (provided a person don"t miss all your throws).

Wil you be able to catch Heatran?