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Where do you find heracross?

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Where do you find heracross?

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die_zombie answered:

Heracross are found most commonly around ecrutik by headbutting trees, but you can headbutt trees anywhere and they will appear, but they are rare, so prepare for a couple hours hard headbutting.

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Guest said: 12th Apr 2016 | REPORT
My b pokemon went up 10 levels trying to find mine by the well and I never caught one
Guest said: 1st Sep 2016 | REPORT
Went to the well and got one after 2 triesthabks heaps dude!
Guest said: 17th Jun 2017 | REPORT
Did it and got it on my first 2 tries
Guest said: 21st May 2019 | REPORT
I got one within my 3rd or fourth try.
spideraman99 answered:

I found mine by Headbutting trees east of Ecruteak.

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Guest said: 23rd Aug 2018 | REPORT
I have been doing this for ages and nothing, just aipoms and spearows
Kristen answered:

I realize this is like two months after the answer was posted, but it MIGHT help others who are looking at the question!

Heracross is easiest to get by headbutting the trees just above Slowpoke Well in Azalea Town. They're usually level 10, so you can raise them and they'll be a good part of your team, because they'll like you better.

Em, I hope that helped at all... - Kristen

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Guest said: 16th Jul 2014 | REPORT
About that the 2nd tree on the left is the best for heracross I searched everywhere for heracross for 5 hours (no life) with no luck
Guest said: 20th Dec 2017 | REPORT
I found one behind Kurt's house too (2nd tree from the right)!
Guest said: 23rd Aug 2018 | REPORT
I got a heracross on my first try on the fourth tree behind the slowpoke well, search there.
Guest said: 23rd Aug 2018 | REPORT
I got a heracross on my first try on the fourth tree behind the slowpoke well, search there.
rockinangels answered:

You need to headbutt trees to get a heracross.
Hope this helps :D

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Guest said: 26th Dec 2018 | REPORT
good that youre really straight forward
Guest said: 25th Nov 2019 | REPORT
The problem is not all headbutt trees actually have a chance of a Heracross. So you could headbutt the same tree for 300 hours and never encounter a Heracross because that tree just doesn't spawn them.
darkboarder_77 answered:

East of Ecruteak there are trees you can use Headbutt on, and the results stand a chance of a Heracross.

Guest answered:

What about time of day?

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Guest said: 21st Jun 2018 | REPORT
Guest answered:

Bug Pokemon (and indeed, real bugs) come out in early morning. Go headbutt-hunting then.

Guest answered:

Above answer is wrong.

Bug Pokemon do indeed come out in the morning, but they sleep at night. They sleep in trees. So headbutt them at night.

Guest answered:

Y0u can find heracr0ss beetween?it's a secret hehe like this t0 kn0w the answer

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Guest said: 3rd May 2014 | REPORT
ur childish lol
Guest said: 26th Dec 2018 | REPORT
Guest answered:

I've been headbutting trees for hours (if you add up all the time I've spent trying to get heracross, over the past weeks..)
So I tried east of ecruteak and after about ten run-aways and many more failed headbuttings with NO bloody Pokemon, I gave up and tried the trees above slowpoke well
And amazing! After two sparrows and one aipom I got my heracross

Guest answered:

Ive been searching for six hours and havent found it I've been to azela town and ecruteak going back to azela town in morning this time

Guest answered:

Go above slowpoke well. Easy find

Guest answered:

You can fin common pinsir and rare scyther in the bug catching contest

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Guest said: 26th Dec 2018 | REPORT
that is not the main topic
Guest answered:

Azalea town above the slowpoke well. After hours half an hour at Ecruteak, I got it at Azalea in about 2 hits.

Guest answered:

Found on Route 44 5 trees away from the second person you see(fat guy) exiting Ecruteak after 8:30pm. It contained sleeping Sparrows and wake Aipoms.

1: This is called the "Hera Tree". Heracross can only spawn from a tree with this quality.

2: The Hera Tree is always "high-rate"; meaning that it has a quality ensuring that you will very likely encounter a Pokemon each time you headbutt the tree(over 50%).

3: He will always be obtainable from this tree; the tree will not lose this property from resetting or leaving and reentering the area.

4: (Speculation)The tree is created the moment you start a new game, and will not always be in the same place.

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Guest said: 13th May 2014 | REPORT
found one on my first and second headbutt, the first got away but caught the second. i headbutted the tree closest to the fat guy
Guest said: 31st Jan 2015 | REPORT
I followed this guys directions, 5 headbutt trees west of the fat guy in a green shirt... you should be facing east to headbutt this tree. MY RESULTS: 2/6 found pokemon were heracross... i killed my first one trying to get it low :[... and a side note it was night time
Guest said: 19th Apr 2015 | REPORT
Could it be something to do with your trainer ID, etc?
Guest said: 5th Sep 2015 | REPORT
I didn't stick around to get the frequency, but I found a heracross at this location on the first go when I hadn't been able to find it in an hour of looking elsewhere (e.g., the Azalea town locations and other trees on rt 44). For the record, it was Sunday night.
Guest answered:

My favourite place for catching heracross is in azalea town behind Kurt' s house, the first tree from the right. 6 tries - 2 heracrosses.(Monday 8.40 am)

However in my other crystal version, editated I cannot find him - editet shops and Pokemon in grass, but not trees, so I think it' s about it. Only spearow, aipom and sometimes ekans appears.

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Guest said: 15th Feb 2014 | REPORT
I did the same thing with the left-most tree above the slowpoke well - 8 tries, 3 Heracross.
Guest answered:

Azalea Town. That is the easiest place to get it. Got it in 2 minutes.

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bhabe20 said: 29th Dec 2012 | REPORT
what time heracross appear ? is ti night or day ?
bhabe20 said: 29th Dec 2012 | REPORT
what time heracross appear ? is ti night or day ?
Guest said: 1st Jan 2014 | REPORT
holy crap after 3o minutes of trying in other places I tried there and got it. btw it was about 1:15 ish
Guest answered:

Azela town near slowpoke cave I got 6 heracross in a row during night

Guest answered:

Yes!! Whoever said slowpoke well is a weird place DIE! I just caught a SHINY HERACROSS THEREqq

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Guest said: 12th Sep 2016 | REPORT
Guest answered:

There is this new Pokemon in Crystal called Skarmory and it's rare! He is at route 45 and it will take a while and he is Steel Flying type

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Guest said: 21st Apr 2015 | REPORT
he is very powerful
gustoferson answered:

For me, it was left-most tree above the Slowpoke Well, I got 3 Heracross in 8 tries

Guest answered:

On bulbapedia it lists a sepertate Pokemon spawn as 'special tree' with mostly the same polemon as any tree, and heracross. What makes a tree special, whixh ones they are or when they get set is not elaborated apon. My guess is it's to make you headbutt all the trees, and not just break one of your pokemon's faces headbutting one treeover and over again.

Guest answered:

After searching several locations, best spot was found behind the well. Headbutt the tree furthest to the right behind the well. This tree in the corner gave encounters with every hit, dropping Spear ow, Aipom, and the big H. No Ekans. This can be done at night, when I did it.

An_Annoying_Cat answered:

I was reading the wiki and it said that the chance to find a low or moderate encounter of a tree depends on the last digit of your player id, (Mine is 1, and I am having no luck at all.) and there is a formula depending on the location of the tree. The formula might be a little messed up though. It says the moderate encounter rate trees are supposed to have ekans, and the low encounter rate trees have heracross instead of ekans. I am trying in azalea town, and all the trees that I have tried have had ekans. Any help?
P.S. It might be because I am playing Pokemon vietnamese crystal and it is sort of broken and it wouldn't let me get the odd egg.

Guest answered:

I feel a bit silly replying to such an old post but gosh darnit I think I found the magical tree! Now this could just be a glitch with my game so hopefully someone will see this and verify.
Anywas, out of 15 headbutts (not battles) of this tree I got 6 Heracross (yup 6) and even got 3 b2b. Less important but still interesting is that every headbutt dropped a pokémon and I probably hit it like 40 times before starting a count. Now heres what you've been waiting for: The location. Head east out of Mahogany Town onto Route 44. There is a berry tree north of the first trainer. Head up to it and go east of it until you see two little trees by themselves. The southernmost tree is the one you want.
Day is Monday, time 1:30am (I'll check if this matters)
To the one person this saves hours of searching, you're welcome.


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