Essentials

Pin Missile

Bug physical

Generation 1

Summary

Hits 2-5 times in one turn.

Damage Dealt

  • Bug 1
  • Dark 2
  • Dragon 1
  • Electric 1
  • Fairy ½
  • Fighting ½
  • Fire ½
  • Flying ½
  • Ghost ½
  • Grass 2
  • Ground 1
  • Ice 1
  • Normal 1
  • Poison ½
  • Psychic 2
  • Rock 1
  • Steel ½
  • Water 1

Stats

Power
25; percentile 6.8
Accuracy
95% ≈ 23.8 power
PP
20, up to 32 with PP Up PP Up
Target
Selected Pokémon
Effect chance
n/a
Priority
0 (normal)

Machines

Generation 1
Not a TM
Generation 2
Not a TM
Generation 3
Not a TM
Generation 4
Not a TM
Generation 5
Not a TM
Generation 6
Not a TM

Effect

Inflicts regular damage. Hits 2–5 times in one turn.

Has a 3/8 chance each to hit 2 or 3 times, and a 1/8 chance each to hit 4 or 5 times. Averages to 3 hits per use.

Meta

This reflects how the games treat moves and may be somewhat idealistic.

Flavor

Flavor Text

Generation 2
Gold, Silver, Crystal

Fires pins that strike 2-5 times.

Generation 3
Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald

Sharp pins are fired to strike 2 to 5 times.

FireRed, LeafGreen

Sharp pins are shot at the foe and hit two to five times at once.

Generation 4
Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, HeartGold, SoulSilver

Sharp pins are shot at the foe in rapid succession. They hit two to five times in a row.

Generation 5
Black, White, Black 2, White 2

Sharp spikes are shot at the target in rapid succession. They hit two to five times in a row.

Generation 6
X, Y

Sharp spikes are shot at the target in rapid succession. They hit two to five times in a row.

Foreign Names

German
Nadelrakete
Italian
Missilspillo
Czech
Jehlostřela
Spanish
Pin Misil
French
Dard-Nuée
Japanese
ミサイルばり (misairubari)

Contests

Generation 3 Contest

Type
Cool
Appeal
♡♡
Jam
Flavor text
Startles the Pokémon that has the judge's attention.
Use after
None
Use before
None

Generation 4 Super Contest

Type
Cool
Appeal
♡♡
Flavor text
Allows performance of the same move twice in a row.
Use after
None
Use before
None

Similar moves

These moves all have the same effect as Pin Missile.

Move Type Class PP Power Acc Pri Effect
Double Slap Normal physical 10 15 85%

Hits 2-5 times in one turn.

Comet Punch Normal physical 15 18 85%

Hits 2-5 times in one turn.

Fury Attack Normal physical 20 15 85%

Hits 2-5 times in one turn.

Spike Cannon Normal physical 15 20 100%

Hits 2-5 times in one turn.

Barrage Normal physical 20 15 85%

Hits 2-5 times in one turn.

Fury Swipes Normal physical 15 18 80%

Hits 2-5 times in one turn.

Bone Rush Ground physical 10 25 90%

Hits 2-5 times in one turn.

Arm Thrust Fighting physical 20 15 100%

Hits 2-5 times in one turn.

Bullet Seed Grass physical 30 25 100%

Hits 2-5 times in one turn.

Icicle Spear Ice physical 30 25 100%

Hits 2-5 times in one turn.

Rock Blast Rock physical 10 25 90%

Hits 2-5 times in one turn.

Tail Slap Normal physical 10 25 85%

Hits 2-5 times in one turn.

Water Shuriken Water physical 20 15 100% 1

Hits 2-5 times in one turn.

Pokémon

Bug Pokémon get STAB, and have their types highlighted in green.

Pokémon with higher Attack are more suited to Pin Missile's physical damage, and have the stat highlighted in green.

Red, Blue Yellow Generation 2 Ruby, Sapphire
Emerald
Colosseum
XD
FireRed, LeafGreen Diamond, Pearl Platinum
HeartGold, SoulSilver
Black, White Black 2, White 2 Generation 6 Pokémon Type Ability Gender Egg Group HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spd Total
Level up: Learned when a Pokémon reaches a certain level.
30 30 35 35 35 28 28 28 28 28 Beedrill Bug Poison Swarm
Sniper
½ male, ½ female Bug 65 90 40 45 80 75 395
48 36 36 36 36 36 36 36 25 25 Jolteon Electric Volt Absorb
Quick Feet
⅞ male, ⅛ female Field 65 65 60 110 95 130 525
36 36 36 36 36 Spinarak Bug Poison Swarm
Insomnia
Sniper
½ male, ½ female Bug 40 60 40 40 40 30 250
41 41 41 41 41 Ariados Bug Poison Swarm
Insomnia
Sniper
½ male, ½ female Bug 70 90 70 60 60 40 390
28 28 21 37 37 37 37 37 Qwilfish Water Poison Poison Point
Swift Swim
Intimidate
½ male, ½ female Water 2 65 95 75 55 55 85 430
31 Heracross Bug Fighting Swarm
Guts
Moxie
½ male, ½ female Bug 80 125 75 40 95 85 500
31 Heracross Mega Heracross Bug Fighting Skill Link ½ male, ½ female Bug 80 185 115 40 105 75 600
25 25 25 25 25 25 25 Zigzagoon Normal Pickup
Gluttony
Quick Feet
½ male, ½ female Field 38 30 41 30 41 60 240
21 21 21 21 21 21 21 Cacnea Grass Sand Veil
Water Absorb
½ male, ½ female Grass
Human-Like
50 85 40 85 40 35 335
21 21 21 21 21 21 21 Cacturne Grass Dark Sand Veil
Water Absorb
½ male, ½ female Grass
Human-Like
70 115 60 115 60 55 475
12 12 12 9 9 Skorupi Poison Bug Battle Armor
Sniper
Keen Eye
½ male, ½ female Bug
Water 3
40 50 90 30 55 65 330
12 12 9 9 Drapion Poison Dark Battle Armor
Sniper
Keen Eye
½ male, ½ female Bug
Water 3
70 90 110 60 75 95 500
10 10 10 Maractus Grass Water Absorb
Chlorophyll
Storm Drain
½ male, ½ female Grass 75 86 67 106 67 60 461
18 18 18 Ferroseed Grass Steel Iron Barbs ½ male, ½ female Grass
Mineral
44 50 91 24 86 10 305
18 18 18 Ferrothorn Grass Steel Iron Barbs
Anticipation
½ male, ½ female Grass
Mineral
74 94 131 54 116 20 489
18 Chespin Grass Overgrow
Bulletproof
⅞ male, ⅛ female Field 56 61 65 48 45 38 313
20 Quilladin Grass Overgrow
Bulletproof
⅞ male, ⅛ female Field 61 78 95 56 58 57 405
20 Chesnaught Grass Fighting Overgrow
Bulletproof
⅞ male, ⅛ female Field 88 107 122 74 75 64 530
Red, Blue Yellow Generation 2 Ruby, Sapphire
Emerald
FireRed, LeafGreen Diamond, Pearl Platinum
HeartGold, SoulSilver
Black, White Black 2, White 2 Generation 6 Pokémon Type Ability Gender Egg Group HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spd Total
Egg: Appears on a newly-hatched Pokémon, if the father had the same move.
• • • • • • • • Pineco Bug Sturdy
Overcoat
½ male, ½ female Bug 50 65 90 35 35 15 290
• • • • • Budew Grass Poison Natural Cure
Poison Point
Leaf Guard
½ male, ½ female Undiscovered 40 30 35 50 70 55 280
• • • • • • • Roselia Grass Poison Natural Cure
Poison Point
Leaf Guard
½ male, ½ female Fairy
Grass
50 60 45 100 80 65 400
• • • Venipede Bug Poison Poison Point
Swarm
Speed Boost
½ male, ½ female Bug 30 45 59 30 39 57 260
• • • Joltik Bug Electric Compound Eyes
Unnerve
Swarm
½ male, ½ female Bug 50 47 50 57 50 65 319

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