Essentials

Pinsir

The Stag Beetle Pokémon

Pinsir

Bug

Abilities

Hyper Cutter

Prevents Attack from being lowered by other Pokémon.

Mold Breaker

Bypasses targets' abilities if they could hinder or prevent a move.

Hidden Ability

Moxie

Raises Attack one stage upon KOing a Pokémon.

Damage Taken

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

Pokédex Numbers

Introduced in
Generation 1
National
127
Kanto
127 Red, Blue, Yellow, FireRed, LeafGreen
Original Johto
112 Gold, Silver, Crystal
Hoenn
167 Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald
Updated Johto
113 HeartGold, SoulSilver
Updated Unova
146 Black 2, White 2
Coastal Kalos
130 X, Y

Names

Japanese
カイロス (kairosu)
Official roomaji
Kailios
Korean
쁘사이저
Chinese
大甲
French
Scarabrute
German
Pinsir
Spanish
Pinsir
Italian
Pinsir

Breeding

Gender
½ male, ½ female Search:
Egg groups
  • Bug
Hatch counter
25 Search:
Steps to hatch
6630 / 3570

Compatibility

Training

Base EXP
175 Search:
Effort points
  • 2 Attack
Capture rate
45 Search:
Base happiness
70 Search:
Growth rate
slow Search:

Wild held items

Generation 3 nothing
Generation 4 nothing
Generation 5 nothing
Generation 6 nothing

Evolution

Baby Basic Stage 1 Stage 2
Pinsir

Pinsir Forms

  • Pinsir
  • Mega Pinsir

Stats

Pctile Min IVs Max IVs
HP
65
48.3 303 334
Attack
125
92.0 318 349
Defense
100
83.6 268 299
Special Attack
55
33.5 178 209
Special Defense
70
52.9 208 239
Speed
85
71.0 238 269
Total
500
72.3

HeartGold, SoulSilver Pokéathlon Performance

★ Minimum; ✯ Base; ☆ Maximum

Speed
★✯
Power
★★★✯☆
Skill
★✯✯☆
Stamina
★✯✯✯☆
Jump
★★☆
Total
8/15/19

Flavor

Flavor Text

Generation 5
Black, White

It grips prey with its pincers until the prey is torn in half. What it can’t tear, it tosses far.

Black 2, White 2

It grips prey with its powerful pincers and will not let go until the prey is torn in half.

Generation 6
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 pincer horns wildly to attack. During cold periods, it hides deep in forests.

Sprites

Pinsir Pinsir Pinsir Pinsir

Miscellany

Species
Stag Beetle Search:
Color
Brown Search:
Cry
Habitat FireRed, LeafGreen
forest Search:
Footprint
Pinsir
Shape
Anthropomorphic Search:

Height

Trainer dude

Pinsir
15

4'11.1"
1.5 m

Weight

Trainer dudette

Pinsir
550

121.3 lb
55.0 kg

Locations

Blue Blue
Yellow Yellow
Ruby Ruby
Sapphire Sapphire
Emerald Emerald
LeafGreen LeafGreen
Pearl Pearl
Platinum Platinum
Black Black
White White
White 2 White 2

Pal Park

Area
Forest
Score
70
Rate
20

Moves

Bug moves get STAB, and have their type highlighted in green.

Physical moves better suit Pinsir's higher Attack, and have their class highlighted in green.

Red, Blue Yellow Generation 2 Generation 3 Generation 4 Black, White Black 2, White 2 Generation 6 Move Type Class PP Power Acc Pri Effect
Level up: Learned when a Pokémon reaches a certain level.
Vice Grip Normal physical 30 55 100%

Inflicts regular damage with no additional effect.

7 Focus Energy Normal status 30

Increases the user's chance to score a critical hit.

21 13 7 4 4 4 4 Bind Normal physical 20 15 85%

Prevents the target from fleeing and inflicts damage for 2-5 turns.

25 25 19 13 8 8 8 8 Seismic Toss Fighting physical 20 * 100%

Inflicts damage equal to the user's level.

25 19 13 13 11 11 Harden Normal status 30

Raises the user's Defense by one stage.

25 18 18 15 15 Revenge Fighting physical 10 60 100% -4

Inflicts double damage if the user takes damage before attacking this turn.

30 30 31 Guillotine Normal physical 5 * 30%

Causes a one-hit KO.

36 36 Focus Energy Normal status 30

Increases the user's chance to score a critical hit.

43 43 Harden Normal status 30

Raises the user's Defense by one stage.

49 49 Slash Normal physical 20 70 100%

Has an increased chance for a critical hit.

31 21 21 18 18 Brick Break Fighting physical 15 75 100%

Destroys Reflect and Light Screen.

37 Guillotine Normal physical 5 * 30%

Causes a one-hit KO.

25 25 22 22 Vital Throw Fighting physical 10 70 -1

Never misses.

37 43 26 26 Submission Fighting physical 20 80 80%

User receives 1/4 the damage it inflicts in recoil.

30 30 29 29 X-Scissor Bug physical 15 80 100%

Inflicts regular damage with no additional effect.

33 33 Storm Throw Fighting physical 10 60 100%

Always scores a critical hit.

35 35 36 36 Thrash Normal physical 10 120 100%

Hits every turn for 2-3 turns, then confuses the user.

54 54 43 49 38 38 40 40 Swords Dance Normal status 20

Raises the user's Attack by two stages.

43 43 Superpower Fighting physical 5 120 100%

Lowers the user's Attack and Defense by one stage after inflicting damage.

42 42 Submission Fighting physical 20 80 80%

User receives 1/4 the damage it inflicts in recoil.

47 47 47 47 Guillotine Normal physical 5 * 30%

Causes a one-hit KO.

52 52 Superpower Fighting physical 5 120 100%

Lowers the user's Attack and Defense by one stage after inflicting damage.

Red, Blue Yellow Generation 2 Generation 3 Generation 4 Black, White Black 2, White 2 Generation 6 Move Type Class PP Power Acc Pri Effect
Egg: Appears on a newly-hatched Pokémon, if the father had the same move.
• • • Bug Bite Bug physical 20 60 100%

If target has a berry, inflicts double damage and uses the berry.

• • • • Close Combat Fighting physical 5 120 100%

Lowers the user's Defense and Special Defense by one stage after inflicting damage.

• • False Swipe Normal physical 40 40 100%

Cannot lower the target's HP below 1.

• • • • Feint Normal physical 10 30 100% 2

Hits through Protect and Detect.

• • • • • Feint Attack Dark physical 20 60

Never misses.

• • • • • • Flail Normal physical 15 * 100%

Inflicts more damage when the user has less HP remaining, with a maximum of 200 power.

• • • • • • Fury Attack Normal physical 20 15 85%

Hits 2-5 times in one turn.

• • • Me First Normal status 20

Uses the target's move against it before it attacks, with power increased by half.

• • • • Quick Attack Normal physical 30 40 100% 1

Inflicts regular damage with no additional effect.

• • • Superpower Fighting physical 5 120 100%

Lowers the user's Attack and Defense by one stage after inflicting damage.

Red, Blue Yellow Generation 2 Generation 3 Generation 4 Black, White Black 2, White 2 Generation 6 Move Type Class PP Power Acc Pri Effect
Tutor: Can be taught at any time by an NPC.
Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Bind Normal physical 20 15 85%

Prevents the target from fleeing and inflicts damage for 2-5 turns.

Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Body Slam Normal physical 15 85 100%

Has a 30% chance to paralyze the target.

Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Bug Bite Bug physical 20 60 100%

If target has a berry, inflicts double damage and uses the berry.

Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Double-Edge Normal physical 15 120 100%

User receives 1/3 the damage inflicted in recoil.

Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Endure Normal status 10 4

Prevents the user's HP from lowering below 1 this turn.

Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Fury Cutter Bug physical 20 40 95%

Power doubles every turn this move is used in succession after the first, maxing out after five turns.

Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Headbutt Normal physical 15 70 100%

Has a 30% chance to make the target flinch.

Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Iron Defense Steel status 15

Raises the user's Defense by two stages.

Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Knock Off Dark physical 20 65 100%

Target drops its held item.

Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Mimic Normal status 10

Copies the target's last used move.

Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Rock Slide Rock physical 10 75 90%

Has a 30% chance to make the target flinch.

Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Seismic Toss Fighting physical 20 * 100%

Inflicts damage equal to the user's level.

Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Sleep Talk Normal status 10

Randomly uses one of the user's other three moves. Only works if the user is sleeping.

Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Snore Normal special 15 50 100%

Has a 30% chance to make the target flinch. Only works if the user is sleeping.

Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Stealth Rock Rock status 20

Causes damage when opposing Pokémon switch in.

Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 String Shot Bug status 40 95%

Lowers the target's Speed by one stage.

Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Substitute Normal status 10

Transfers 1/4 of the user's max HP into a doll, protecting the user from further damage or status changes until it breaks.

Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Superpower Fighting physical 5 120 100%

Lowers the user's Attack and Defense by one stage after inflicting damage.

Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Swagger Normal status 15 90%

Raises the target's Attack by two stages and confuses the target.

Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Swords Dance Normal status 20

Raises the user's Attack by two stages.

Red, Blue Yellow Generation 2 Generation 3 Generation 4 Black, White Black 2, White 2 Generation 6 Move Type Class PP Power Acc Pri Effect
Machine: Can be taught at any time by using a TM or HM.
03 03 Swords Dance Normal status 20

Raises the user's Attack by two stages.

02 Headbutt Normal physical 15 70 100%

Has a 30% chance to make the target flinch.

03 Curse Ghost status 10

Ghosts pay half their max HP to hurt the target every turn. Others decrease Speed but raise Attack and Defense.

01 01 Focus Punch Fighting physical 20 150 100% -3

If the user takes damage before attacking, the attack is canceled.

06 06 06 06 06 06 06 06 Toxic Poison status 10 90%

Badly poisons the target, inflicting more damage every turn.

08 08 08 08 08 Bulk Up Fighting status 20

Raises the user's Attack and Defense by one stage.

08 Rock Smash Fighting physical 15 40 100%

Has a 50% chance to lower the target's Defense by one stage.

10 10 10 10 10 10 Hidden Power Normal special 15 60 100%

Power and type depend upon user's IVs. Power can range from 30 to 70.

11 11 11 11 11 11 Sunny Day Fire status 5

Changes the weather to sunny for five turns.

13 Snore Normal special 15 50 100%

Has a 30% chance to make the target flinch. Only works if the user is sleeping.

08 08 Body Slam Normal physical 15 85 100%

Has a 30% chance to paralyze the target.

09 09 Take Down Normal physical 20 90 85%

User receives 1/4 the damage it inflicts in recoil.

10 10 Double-Edge Normal physical 15 120 100%

User receives 1/3 the damage inflicted in recoil.

15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 Hyper Beam Normal special 5 150 90%

User foregoes its next turn to recharge.

17 17 17 17 17 17 Protect Normal status 10 4

Prevents any moves from hitting the user this turn.

20 Endure Normal status 10 4

Prevents the user's HP from lowering below 1 this turn.

18 18 18 18 18 Rain Dance Water status 5

Changes the weather to rain for five turns.

17 17 Submission Fighting physical 20 80 80%

User receives 1/4 the damage it inflicts in recoil.

21 21 21 21 21 21 Frustration Normal physical 20 * 100%

Power increases as happiness decreases, up to a maximum of 102.

23 23 23 Smack Down Rock physical 15 50 100%

Removes any immunity to Ground damage.

19 19 Seismic Toss Fighting physical 20 * 100%

Inflicts damage equal to the user's level.

26 26 26 26 26 Earthquake Ground physical 10 100 100%

Inflicts regular damage and can hit Dig users.

20 20 Rage Normal physical 20 20 100%

If the user is hit after using this move, its Attack rises by one stage.

31 31 Mimic Normal status 10

Copies the target's last used move.

27 27 27 27 27 27 Return Normal physical 20 * 100%

Power increases with happiness, up to a maximum of 102.

28 28 28 28 28 Dig Ground physical 10 80 100%

User digs underground, dodging all attacks, and hits next turn.

31 31 31 31 31 Brick Break Fighting physical 15 75 100%

Destroys Reflect and Light Screen.

32 32 32 32 32 32 32 32 Double Team Normal status 15

Raises the user's evasion by one stage.

39 39 39 39 39 Rock Tomb Rock physical 15 60 95%

Has a 100% chance to lower the target's Speed by one stage.

42 42 42 42 42 Facade Normal physical 20 70 100%

Power doubles if user is burned, paralyzed, or poisoned.

43 43 Secret Power Normal physical 20 70 100%

Has a 30% chance to inflict a status effect which depends upon the terrain.

34 Swagger Normal status 15 90%

Raises the target's Attack by two stages and confuses the target.

35 Sleep Talk Normal status 10

Randomly uses one of the user's other three moves. Only works if the user is sleeping.

34 34 Bide Normal physical 10 * 1

User waits for two turns, then hits back for twice the damage it took.

44 44 44 44 44 44 44 44 Rest Psychic status 10

User sleeps for two turns, completely healing itself.

45 45 45 45 45 45 Attract Normal status 15 100%

Target falls in love if it has the opposite gender, and has a 50% chance to refuse attacking the user.

46 46 46 46 46 46 Thief Dark physical 25 60 100%

Takes the target's item.

49 Fury Cutter Bug physical 20 40 95%

Power doubles every turn this move is used in succession after the first, maxing out after five turns.

48 48 48 Round Normal special 15 60 100%

Has double power if it's used more than once per turn.

52 52 52 52 Focus Blast Fighting special 5 120 70%

Has a 10% chance to lower the target's Special Defense by one stage.

54 54 54 54 False Swipe Normal physical 40 40 100%

Cannot lower the target's HP below 1.

56 56 56 56 Fling Dark physical 10 * 100%

Throws held item at the target; power depends on the item.

58 Endure Normal status 10 4

Prevents the user's HP from lowering below 1 this turn.

68 68 68 68 Giga Impact Normal physical 5 150 90%

User foregoes its next turn to recharge.

71 71 71 71 Stone Edge Rock physical 5 100 80%

Has an increased chance for a critical hit.

75 75 75 75 Swords Dance Normal status 20

Raises the user's Attack by two stages.

76 76 76 Struggle Bug Bug special 20 50 100%

Has a 100% chance to lower the target's Special Attack by one stage.

78 78 78 Bulldoze Ground physical 20 60 100%

Has a 100% chance to lower the target's Speed by one stage.

76 Stealth Rock Rock status 20

Causes damage when opposing Pokémon switch in.

78 Captivate Normal status 20 100%

Lowers the target's Special Attack by two stages if it's the opposite gender.

80 80 80 80 Rock Slide Rock physical 10 75 90%

Has a 30% chance to make the target flinch.

81 81 81 81 X-Scissor Bug physical 15 80 100%

Inflicts regular damage with no additional effect.

82 Sleep Talk Normal status 10

Randomly uses one of the user's other three moves. Only works if the user is sleeping.

83 Natural Gift Normal physical 15 * 100%

Power and type depend on the held berry.

87 87 87 87 Swagger Normal status 15 90%

Raises the target's Attack by two stages and confuses the target.

88 Sleep Talk Normal status 10

Randomly uses one of the user's other three moves. Only works if the user is sleeping.

50 50 90 90 90 90 Substitute Normal status 10

Transfers 1/4 of the user's max HP into a doll, protecting the user from further damage or status changes until it breaks.

94 94 94 Rock Smash Fighting physical 15 40 100%

Has a 50% chance to lower the target's Defense by one stage.

100 Confide Normal status 20

Lowers the target's Special Attack by one stage.

H1 H1 H1 H1 H1 H1 H1 H1 Cut Normal physical 30 50 95%

Inflicts regular damage with no additional effect.

H4 H4 H4 H4 H4 H4 H4 H4 Strength Normal physical 15 80 100%

Inflicts regular damage with no additional effect.

H6 H6 Rock Smash Fighting physical 15 40 100%

Has a 50% chance to lower the target's Defense by one stage.

H8 Rock Climb Normal physical 20 90 85%

Has a 20% chance to confuse the target.

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