127 Pinsir



  • Ranking Score:
  • Main moves:
    Fury Cutter, Close Combat, X-Scissor
  • Type
  • Level:
  • Rank:
    Lvl 19 0/13/14CP 1499
  • Buddy Distance:
  • Charged Move Cost:
    75,000 Stardust
  • Attack:
  • Defense:
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More Detail Properties Introduction

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Registeel has the following traits and playstyles:
  • + Spammy
    Reaches Charged Moves quickly.
  • + Agile
    Uses short animations, can react quickly and reliably fire Charged Moves.
  • + Shield Pressure
    Pressures opponents to shield its strong or rapid attacks.
  • - Glass Cannon
    Hits hard but struggles to take hits. Depends on shields.
  • - Technical
    Uses complex moves that may have a high learning curve.
Move stats include same type and Shadow attack bonuses.
Recommended Move:
*Event or Elite TM exclusive *Unobtainable via TM
No. Move Types Move Accuracy Power Damage Average Fast MoveCount Remark
1 Fast Fury Cutter 4 2.4 1 Fast Charge
2 Fast Bug Bite 3 3.6 1 General
3 Fast Rock Smash 2.33 3 3 Low Quality
4 Charged Close Combat 100% chance -2 Def self 45 100 2.22 12 - 11 - 11 Self-Debuff
5 Charged X-Scissor 35 54 1.54 9 - 9 - 9 Spam/Bait
6 Charged Superpower 100% chance -1 Atk -1 Def self 40 85 2.13 10 - 10 - 10 Self-Debuff Spam
7 Charged Vise Grip 40 40 1 10 - 10 - 10 Neutral Spam/Bait
8 Charged Submission* 50 60 1.2 13 - 12 - 13 Coverage

Character Introduction


Pinsir is a Bug Pokémon. It is vulnerable to Flying, Rock and Fire moves. Pinsir's strongest moveset is Bug Bite & X-Scissor and it has a Max CP of 2,959.


"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."

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PVP Mode Explanatory Notes

PvP Moveset Explanation
Fury Cutter + X-Scissor and Close Combat or Superpower

With 2 DPT (Damage Per Turn) and 4 EPT (Energy Per Turn), Fury Cutter is a great move for building energy, and it allows Pinsir to throw out X-Scissor (45 Power/35 Energy) very early and often. 
Close Combat (100 Power/45 Energy) and Superpower (85 Power/40 Energy) are both powerful Fighting-type moves that provide wide coverage, don't cost a lot of energy, and apply self-debuffs. However, they're risky to use and could leave Pinsir vulnerable to be farmed. 

PvP Rating Explanation
Great League: 2 / 5

Pinsir is a fast mono-Bug type Pokemon, but not a particularly bulky one. Bug-types aren't very valuable in the meta, though Pinsir stands out with its access to two very powerful Fighting-type charge moves which hit hard and provide wide relevant coverage. While other Pokemon can do Pinsir's role a lot better, Pinsir's unique moveset may give it a niche in specific formats. 

Ultra League: 2 / 5

Pinsir has a few very good matchups in the tier and can be useful in some ways, though Scizor does basically the same job even better.

Master League: 0 / 5

The lack of many good Bug types with high a CP allows Pinsir to slip into the Master League to some degree. However, it doesn't have many note-worthy matchups, so while worthwhile on paper, it's not great in practice.

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