Pokémon Go players have a Drifloon spotlight hour to look forward to on January 12th, and the Sinnoh region event is also now available. However, in addition to the upcoming spotlight hour and Sinnoh event, Heatran is also available in Raids and this has resulted in people asking whether it is Shiny. Here you’ll discover if Heatran is Shiny in Pokémon Go, and you’ll also find out how to beat the raid boss during January 2021 by using suitable counters.

The previous boss for January 2021 was Genesect Burn Drive, and there’ll be many more Legendary Raids and Mega Bosses throughout the month. Kyogre and Groudon will both start appearing on the 19th, and the month will culminate with a surprise on the 26th.

But, before Kyogre, Groudon, and the surprise encounter come about, below you’ll discover if Heatran is Shiny in Pokémon Go, and you’ll also find out how to beat the raid by using suitable counters.

Can Heatran be Shiny in Pokémon Go?

Heatran can be Shiny in Pokémon Go.

It is possible to encounter a Shiny Heatran in Pokémon Go during its January 2021 raids appearance, and this will happen if you’re especially lucky.

Know that the creature will be appearing in Raids from 10:00 local time on January 12th until the same hour on January 19th where it will be replaced by Kyogre and Groudon.

Its maximum catch CP is 2,145, meanwhile its maxium catch CP is 2,681 when boosted by sunny or snowy weather.

Counters to beat Heatran in Pokémon Go

Heatran is a Fire and Steel-type with a major weakness to Ground in Pokémon Go, so suitable counters to beat it include Rhyperior and Excadrill.

The creature also has a weakness to Water and Fighting-type attacks, but you’ll want to use Ground-type counters to beat Heatran in Pokémon Go.

Below you’ll find a list of creatures to use:

  • Rhyperior – Mud Slap, Earthquake
  • Excadrill – Mud Slap, Drill Run
  • Groudon – Mud Shot, Earthquake
  • Rhydon – Mud Slap, Earthquake
  • Landorus – Mud Shot, Earth Power
  • Krookodile – Mud Slap, Earthquake
  • Golem – Mud Slap, Earthquake
  • Flygon – Mud Shot, Earth Power
  • Mamoswine – Mud Slap, Bulldoze

All counters for how to beat Heatran in Pokémon Go come courtesy of Pokebattler.