Pinsir

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Pinsir
カイロス
Pinsir.png

Magmar < Pinsir > Mega Pinsir

Species Type
Stag Beetle Pokémon Bug.png
Number Ability
#127 Hyper Cutter/Mold Breaker
Moxie
Height Weight
4'11" (1.5m) 121.3 lbs. (55kg)
Gender Ratio
Male: 50% Female: 50%
Evolves From Evolves Into
None Mega Pinsir
Egg Group Catch Rate
Bug 45
Tier EV Yield
NU 2 Attack Points

Pinsir (カイロス) is the 127th Pokémon in the Pokédex. It is a Bug type, and is known as the Stag Beetle Pokémon.

Pinsir has 3 available abilities, one which is exclusive to Pinsir coming from the Dream World. Those abilities are: Hyper Cutter, Mold Breaker, and Moxie. Hyper Cutter makes Pinsir immune to opponents dropping It's Attack Stat, however, It may still drop it's own Attack stat with moves like Superpower. Mold Breaker cancels any ability that would prevent the Pokémon from attacking while said Pokémon with this ability is in battle; for example Earthquake will hit a Pokémon with the Levitate ability. Finally, Moxie raises the Pokémon with this ability's Attack by one stage whenever it KO's another Pokémon (Indirect damage KOs will not receive boost, i.e. moves like Stealth Rock or Leech Seed).

Pinsir does not evolve into any other Pokémon up to Generation V. Starting in Generation VI, a Pinsir can evolve into a Mega Pinsir during battle by using a Mega Stone.

Pinsir is in the Bug Egg Group, and its Egg takes approximately 6,400 Steps to hatch. It takes Pinsir 1,250,000 Experience Points to reach Level 100.

Contents

[edit] Biology

[edit] Physiology

Pinsir resembles a stag beetle with pincers protruding from the top of its head. The pincers have spikes on them.

[edit] Gender Differences

Pinsir doesn't have any gender differences.

[edit] Game Information

[edit] Original Games

[edit] Spin-off Games

[edit] Trading Card Game

[edit] Anime/Manga Information

[edit] Anime

Ash battled a Pinsir that belonged to a Samurai-like trainer in the episode Challenge of the Samurai!. Pinsir defeated Ash's Pidgeotto, but lost to Ash's Metapod.

[edit] Movies

[edit] Manga

[edit] Pokémon Information

[edit] Competitive Battling

Pinsir is in the NU (Never Used) tier of competitive battling for 4th Generation, 5th Generation Tiers are still unconfirmed.

[edit] Area Location

Game Rarity Location
Red None Trade from other game
Blue 4%
2500 Coins
Safari Zone
Game Corner
Yellow 1%
6500 Coins
Safari Zone
Game Corner
Gold/Silver 5% National Park (During Bug Catching Contests)
Crystal 5% National Park (During Bug Catching Contests)
Ruby/Sapphire 5% Safari Zone
Emerald 5% Safari Zone
FireRed None Trade from another game
LeafGreen 4%
2,500 Coins
Safari Zone (Entrance)
Game Corner
Diamond None Trade from another game
Pearl 5% Route 229
Platinum 40% during Swarm Route 229
HeartGold/SoulSilver 5% National Park (During Bug Catching Contest)
Black/White 5% Route 12

[edit] Pokédex Entries

Gen Game Pokédex Entry
I Red If it fails to crush the victim in its pincers, it will swing it around and toss it hard.
Blue If it fails to crush the victim in its pincers, it will swing it around and toss it hard.
Yellow Grips its prey in its pincers and squeezes hard! It can't move if it's cold, so it lives in warm places.
II Gold With its horns, it digs burrows to sleep in at night. In the morning, damp soil clings to its body.
Silver Swings its long antlers wildly to attack. During cold periods, it hides deep in forests.
Crystal When the temperature drops at night, it sleeps on treetops or among roots where it is well hidden.
III Ruby 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.
Sapphire Pinsir has a pair of massive horns. Protruding from the surface of these horns are thorns. These thorns are driven deeply into the foe's body when the pincer closes, making it tough for the foe to escape.
Emerald Their pincers are strong enough to shatter thick logs. Because they dislike cold, Pinsir burrow and sleep under the ground on chilly nights.
FireRed Its two long pincer horns are powerful. Once they grip an enemy, they won't release until the foe is torn.
LeafGreen If it fails to crush the foe in its pincers, it will swing around and toss the opponent.
IV Diamond It grips prey with its pincers until the prey is torn in half. What it can't tear, it tosses far.
Pearl It grips prey with its pincers until the prey is torn in half. What it can't tear, it tosses far.
Platinum It grips prey with its pincers until the prey is torn in half. What it can't tear, it tosses far.
HeartGold With its horns, it digs burrows to sleep in at night. In the morning, damp soil clings to its body.
SoulSilver Swings its long antlers wildly to attack. During cold periods, it hides deep in forests.
V Black It grips prey with its pincers until the prey is torn in half. What it can't tear, it tosses far.
White It grips prey with its pincers until the prey is torn in half. What it can't tear, it tosses far.
Black 2 It grips prey with its powerful pincers and will not let go until the prey is torn in half.
White 2 It grips prey with its powerful pincers and will not let go until the prey is torn in half.
VI X It grips prey with its pincers until the prey is torn in half. What it can't tear, it tosses far.
Y It swings its long antlers wildly to attack. During cold periods, it hides deep in forests.
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire

[edit] Pokéthlon Statistics

Stats
Speed
Full.pngFull.png
Power
Full.pngFull.pngFull.pngFull.pngEmpty.png
Technique
Full.pngFull.pngFull.pngEmpty.png
Stamina
Full.pngFull.pngFull.pngFull.pngEmpty.png
Jump
Full.pngFull.pngEmpty.png

[edit] Statistics

Base Stats Min- Min Max Max+
HP
65
. 240 334 .
Atk
125
229 255 349 383
Def
100
184 205 299 328
Sp. Atk
55
103 115 209 229
Sp. Def
70
130 145 239 262
Speed
85
157 175 269 295

[edit] Moves

[edit] Via Level-Up

Level Up
Level Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Start Vicegrip Normal.gif 55 100 Physical.png
Start Focus Energy Normal.gif N/A N/A Other.png
4 Bind Normal.gif 15 85 Physical.png
8 Seismic Toss Fighting.gif ?? 100 Physical.png
13 Harden Normal.gif N/A N/A Other.png
18 Revenge Fighting.gif 60 100 Physical.png
21 Brick Break Fighting.gif 75 100 Physical.png
25 Vital Throw Fighting.gif 70 N/A Physical.png
30 X-scissor Bug.gif 80 100 Physical.png
35 Thrash Normal.gif 120 100 Physical.png
38 Swords Dance Normal.gif N/A N/A Other.png
42 Submission Fighting.gif 80 80 Physical.png
47 Guillotine Normal.gif N/A 30 Physical.png
52 Superpower Fighting.gif 120 100 Physical.png

[edit] Via TM/HM

TM/HM
TM/HM No. Move Type Power Accuracy Class
TM06 Toxic Poison.gif -- 90 Other.png
TM08 Bulk Up Fighting.gif -- -- Other.png
TM10 Hidden Power Normal.gif 60 100 Special.png
TM11 Sunny Day Fire.gif -- -- Other.png
TM15 Hyper Beam Normal.gif 150 90 Special.png
TM17 Protect Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM18 Rain Dance Water.gif -- -- Other.png
TM21 Frustration Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM23 Smack Down Rock.gif 50 100 Physical.png
TM26 Earthquake Ground.gif 100 100 Physical.png
TM27 Return Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM28 Dig Ground.gif 80 100 Physical.png
TM31 Brick Break Fighting.gif 75 100 Physical.png
TM32 Double Team Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM39 Rock Tomb Rock.gif 60 95 Physical.png
TM42 Facade Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png
TM44 Rest Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
TM45 Attract Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM46 Thief Dark.gif 40 100 Physical.png
TM48 Round Normal.gif 60 100 Special.png
TM52 Focus Blast Fighting.gif 120 70 Special.png
TM54 False Swipe Normal.gif 40 100 Physical.png
TM56 Fling Dark.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM68 Giga Impact Normal.gif 150 90 Physical.png
TM71 Stone Edge Rock.gif 100 80 Physical.png
TM75 Swords Dance Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM76 Struggle Bug Bug.gif 50 100 Special.png
TM78 Bulldoze Ground.gif 60 100 Physical.png
TM80 Rock Slide Rock.gif 75 90 Physical.png
TM81 X-Scissor Bug.gif 80 100 Physical.png
TM87 Swagger Normal.gif -- 90 Other.png
TM90 Substitute Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM94 Secret Power Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png
HM01 Cut Normal.gif 50 95 Physical.png
HM04 Strength Normal.gif 80 100 Physical.png


[edit] Via Breeding

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Fury Attack Normal.gif 15 85 Physical.png
Flail Normal.gif -- 100 Physical.png
Faint Attack Dark.gif 60 -- Physical.png
Quick Attack Normal.gif 40 100 Physical.png
Close Combat Fighting.gif 120 100 Physical.png
Feint Normal.gif 30 100 Physical.png
Me First Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Bug Bite Bug.gif 60 100 Physical.png
Superpower Fighting.gif 120 100 Physical.png


[edit] Generation IV Exclusive Moves

[edit] Via TM/HM

TM01: Focus Punch
TM43: Secret Power
TM58: Endure
TM76: Stealth Rock
TM78: Captivate
TM82: Sleep Talk
TM83: Natural Gift

[edit] Via Move Tutor

[edit] Platinum/Heart Gold/Soul Silver
Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Fury Attack Bug.gif 20 95 Physical.png
Knock Off Dark.gif 20 100 Physical.png
Snore Normal.gif 40 100 Special.png
Iron Defense Steel.gif -- -- Other.png
[edit] Heart Gold/Soul Silver
Move Type Power Accuracy Class
String Shot Bug.gif -- 95 Other.png
Headbutt Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png

[edit] Evolution Line

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Pinsir


[edit] Type Matchups

Type Attack Advantages Attack Disadvantages Defense Advantages Defense Disadvantages
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[edit] Trivia

When Pokémon was originally thought of, Game Freak was going to make Pinsir evolve into Heracross. Heracross, like many other Pokémon, did not make the cut of 151. So when they were making Gold & Silver versions they were going to make Pinsir evolve until they realized they were not very alike.

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Last edited by leDinx on 26 September 2014 at 12:40
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