Name: Heraboss Type: Bug / Fighting Ability: Swarm / Guts / Moxie (DW) Base Stats: 80 / 125 / 75 / 40 / 95 / 85 MEvo Type: Bug / Fighting MEvo Ability: Skill Link MEvo Base Stats: 80 / 185 / 115 / 40 / 105 / 75 New Moves -Pin Missile (Level up)* -Bullet Seed (Level up)* -Arm Thrust (Level up)* -Rock Blast (Egg move)* -Confide (TM) *Takes advantage of Mega Heracross's ability. After a grueling, non-stop training session in Mount Silver, Heracross has finally awakened to its hidden potential with Mega Evolution. Just in time too, since it seems that X&Y has lessened Heracross's effectiveness by granting Fairy-type Pokemon the ability to resist both of its STAB moves. Luckily for Heracross, most Fairy-types have lower physical defense, and some of them are weak to its coverage moves! Heracross was also given several multi-hit moves in preparation for its Mega form, which allows it to crush would be checks, like Togekiss & Zapdos with absurdly powerful coverage moves. While it remains to be seen if X&Y was beneficial to Heracross overall, I have a strong feeling that Heracross might actually come out on top in this gen. Note: I don't feel like going over its old sets, but feel free to discuss them. New Movesets Adonis Attacker Heracross @ Heracronite Ability: Moxie / Swarm EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spe Adamant Nature / Jolly Nature - Pin Missile - Close Combat / Arm Thrust - Rock Blast - Earthquake / Bullet Seed This set takes full advantage of Skill Link, and is pretty hard to switch into as a resh,t. Say goodbye to Missahorn; Pin Missile has a base power of 25 now, which means that Mega Heracross has access to a base 125 Bug-type move with 95 accuracy. It gets better; Heracross now receives Rock Blast from breeding, which lets it crush Pokemon who would ordinarily check it (Flying-types, Chandelure, etc). It also has base 125 power, which makes it a decent move to throw out if you're worried about Bug-type resists in general. The choice between Close Combat and Arm Thrust is an obvious power vs stability argument. Earthquake is solely for Aegislash(who completely walls Mega Heracross), and Bullet Seed is pretty much only there for Azumarill, Jellicent and other bulky-water types. If you aren't concerned about these Pokemon, then you can always switch this move for Substitute, Swords Dance, Bulk up, etc. Keep in mind that Mega Heracross is pretty slow, so you'll only be able to use it as a hit & run attacker. Buff Bug Heracross @ Heracronite Ability: Moxie / Swarm EVs: 2XX HP / 252 Atk / XX Spe Adamant Nature / Jolly Nature - Bulk Up - Pin Missile - Arm Thrust - Rock Blast If defense is more your cup of tea, then try using this set. Bulk Up Mega Heracross plays identically to Bulk Up Heracross. Switch into something you can force out, Bulk Up and go from there. You can also also try an even more defensive approach with Rest + Sleep Talk. A Specially Defensive spread isn't out of the question either. Closing Comments Heracross probably won't make a splash in OU anytime soon, but it looks like its going to be a decent contender in the lower tiers. With or without Mega evolution, heh.