Shiny Heatran Pokémon GO: How to Catch

Heatran will be available for most of January
Heatran will be available for most of January / Niantic/The Pokémon Company

Shiny Heatran will be available in Pokémon GO for approximately the next month and, though the legendary Fire- and Steel-Type will undoubtedly return at some point in the future, players want to catch it this go around to save themselves the trouble next time. Here's what you need to know to catch a Shiny Heatran for yourself.

Shiny Heatran Pokémon GO: How to Catch

Heatran is a Fire- and Steel-Type Pokémon. It can have the following attacks when encountered in raids:

Fast Attacks

  • Fire Spin — Fire-Type
  • Bug Bite — Bug-Type

Charge Attacks

  • Fire Blast — Fire-Type
  • Iron Head — Steel-Type
  • Stone Edge — Rock-Type

Players looking to defeat and capture Heatran will want to bring Ground-, Fighting-, or Water-Type Pokémon into the encounter. They'll also need to bring plenty of Premier Balls — anything less will fail to capture the creature.

According to fan calculations, the chance of encountering a Shiny Heatran is around one in 19, so players will likely need to throw themselves into these raids several times before they find a Shiny version of the legendary Pokémon.

Heatran will begin appearing in five-star raids Jan. 7 and be available until 4 p.m. ET on Feb. 4.