⬅ #126 Magmar#128 Tauros ➡
Pokedex Entry #127: Pinsir is a Bug Type Pokemon. It has no Evolution.
Pinsir is astoundingly strong. It can grip a foe weighing twice its weight in its horns and easily lift it. This Pokémon's movements turn sluggish in cold places.
Species:Stag Beetle Pokémon
Height:4′11″ (1.50m)
Weight:121.3 lbs (55.0 kg)
Pinsir Base StatsPinsir Stat Rankings
Stamina:130Stamina:# 102
Attack:238Attack:# 13
Defense:197Defense:# 47
Max CP:2770CP:# 29
Overall:# 29
Pinsir Moves
Pinsir Fast Moves:Pinsir Charge Moves:
Bug BiteRock SmashClose CombatVice GripX-Scissor
Cooldown:0.5 sec1.3 secCooldown:2.3 sec1.9 sec1.6 sec
w/ STAB:12.511.5w/ STAB:43.518.435.2
Ideal Moveset for Pinsir:
Move:Bug BiteClose Combat
Category:Fast Charge
DPS (w/ STAB):12.543.5
Rank (w/ STAB):#34#24
Overall Rank:#261#24
*Pinsir Legacy Moves
Legacy Fast Moves:Legacy Charge Moves:
Fury CutterSubmission
Cooldown:0.4 secCooldown:2.2 sec
w/ STAB:9.4w/ STAB:27.3
*Pinsir acquired before update may have a Legacy Move listed above. However, Legacy moves are no longer obtainable.
Pinsir Locations
10.0 km Egg
Bug Offensive Type Effectiveness
Bug Type Moves are Super Effective Against:
XBug Type Moves are Not Very Effective Against:
Bug Defensive Type Effectiveness
These Types are Not Very Effective Against Bug Pokemon:
XThese Types are Super Effective Against Bug Pokemon:
Pinsir Evolution
Pinsir Evolves FromPinsirEvolves Into
-Candy Required for Evolution-
⬅ #126 Magmar#128 Tauros ➡
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Joshua Buras said...

I'm in Oregon and missed a Pinsir tonight : (

Anonymous said...

Got a Pinsir with Rock Smash as Fast

Anonymous said...

I've got one with fury cutter as its Fast and submission as Charge

SpaghettiosVideos said...

Fast: Rock Smash
Charge: Submission

Curtis Tong said...

Rock Smash and Fury Cutter confirmed as fast moves, so far.

Anonymous said...

I have a Pinsir with Fury Cutter and Vice Grip.

Ryan Mcconnell said...

I just caught one in New Jersey with Rock smash and X-Scissor

Dluv said...

I caught one in Solana Beach yesterday. Someone was using incense. Fury cutter and vice grip.

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Spangliard said...

Mine has Fury Cutter and X-Scissor

lord orwell said...

I can confirm it doesn't evolve.that info it's wrong

Rocky Price said...

I got one with Rock smash and vice grip. Georgetown, KY.

Arto Reinikainen said...

Fury Cutter is a must have as your fast attack, due to STAB (same type attack bonus, x1.25) and high energy generation, it's miles better than the atrocious Rock Smash.

Submission can be useful at times, but due to the Pokemon Go mechanics of super effective attacks only doing x1.25 the damage (so as much as STAB), X-Scissor is the better option overall.

During a normal cycle of 3.3 seconds (3x Fury Cutter, 1x X-Scissor) Pinsir dishes out 11.8 DPS. Combine this with Pinsir's average CP and overall it's just an average mon.

joebiekong said...

I just started playing and this was my 3rd ever pokemon i had caught... I guess i was lucky...

susan shaman said...

Living in Western Australia regional. I got tthree, one with rock smash 5 and x-scissor 30

jogi said...

This pokemon is junk. Too many fire pokemon out there and not enough dark/grass/psychic.

Anonymous said...

Got tons from Japan on holiday one was 800

Anonymous said...

I found one sitting at my computer desk. My phone started to vibrate, and there it was. Easy catch. I was surprised that such a rare pokemon popped right in front of me.

Colin Ruemmele said...

Doing the math myself, Pinsir's best moveset is actually Fury Cutter with X-Scissor. Even though Fury cutter has lower dps, it provides more energy (12 v 7), enabling his fantastic charge attack more often.

His sustained DPS (considering both moves) with Fury Cutter and X-Scissor is 16.89. With Rock smash and X-Scissor, it is 13.09. The difference is actually pretty big.

Anonymous said...

Yay, got mine with Fury Cutter and X-scissor

Anonymous said...

Hatched one in Boise ID with 818 CP, Rock Smash and X-Scissor

Anonymous said...

Yes, agreed that fury cutter is much better on offense. Rock Smash is better on defense. He spawns in my area like pidgeys (Hudson County NJ) so I have 5 of them 1300-1700 and a whopping 326 candy

The problem is he's just not very good. I guess he's useful against Exeggcutor or Slowbro but that's pretty much it. Bug moves being bad against Fairy/Fire/Flying/Poison pretty much covers the top 80% of gym defenders. Hopefully he gets more useful in future updates as they add in dark mons, and more psychic mons.

He's pretty easy to catch, though. So there's that...

Anonymous said...

Got one at LVL 20, CP 1154...

Lady BD said...

2 seen, 1 caught in SE Denver. The one I caught is 532 CP, Fury Cutter & Vice Grip for moves.

Anonymous said...

I hate all of mine. They're all over the place in northern Delaware. Caught an "amazing" 1283 the other night right after I'd caught a great one and 45 candies in addition. Then i hatched a "strong" 1000 from a 10k egg 3 days later. Stomped my feet about. Only advice i have is that they're all over my residential area, which is surrounded by state parks and nays reserves, and they're mostly caught at night when i am hunting clefairies or clefables.

Anonymous said...

I've only seen and caught it in the wild once, and hatched at least 4, I currently have 5 Pinsir, all suck, only 1 stat-exceeding wonder(mystic) /high IV one, all with bad movesets(Pinsir knows no good moves?!). 4/5 have rock smash fast move, the one with fury cutter knows vice grip. I hope that eventually Niantic gets Mega evolutions in, so I can hopefully make one of these into something nice!

Johan said...

They buffed him to try to take out snorlax. Think about it, earthquake weak against it, maxes out at 2700 CP with rock smash and submission super effective against him then he doesn't die to zen head butt like every other fighting guy.

Anonymous said...

I just caught a Pinsir with Close Combat??? Is this a glitch, should I report it?

Anonymous said...

Just caught with rock smash and close combat cp1971 lvl30

Anonymous said...

I live in NE Wisconsin. Never seen one in the wild and only one I've seen at a gym the trainer said came from a 10K egg. See tons of Taurus tho.

Anonymous said...

This is a great mon for eggs. In ga eggs make up a large part of the def. i am looking for a second bug type so its another pinser or syther

Anonymous said...

I got 35 pinsirs today.. how ??? Im from the netherlands amsterdam btw

Anonymous said...

2nd Best fighting Pokémon in my opinion worth the stardust!Yuma AZ

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