Pinsir Raid Guide

Pinsir Raid guide

Bug

Pinsir is an easy Tier 3 raid boss to defeat, with a CP value of 21306. 2 trainers should be more than enough to defeat Pinsir in the raid. Pinsir is vulnerable to Flying, Rock, Fire type moves and mainly weaker to Pokémon such as Ho-Oh, Tyranitar, Heatran, Terrakion, Volcanion.

Pinsir can obtain below CP values when defeated.

  • 2016 - 2113 CP during Rainy weather conditions.
  • 1613 - 1690 CP during other weather conditions.

Pinsir is not available at the moment in raids and the last recently available date was October 11, 2021. Shiny Pinsir is also available from raids in the game.

Weather boost

Pinsir raids will be boosted during Rainy weather conditions.

Bug type Damage Relations

Double damage from: Flying
Double damage to: Grass
Half damage from: Fighting
Half damage to: Fighting
No damage from: -
No damage to: -

Pinsir Raid Counters

  • Ho-Oh

    Ho-Oh is a Fire, Flying type Pokémon with charged moves: Brave Bird   Fire Blast   and fast moves: Incinerate   which are effective against Pinsir.

  • Tyranitar

    Tyranitar is a Rock, Dark type Pokémon with charged moves: Fire Blast   Stone Edge   which are effective against Pinsir.

  • Heatran

    Heatran is a Fire, Steel type Pokémon with charged moves: Fire Blast   Flamethrower   Stone Edge   and fast moves: Fire Spin   which are effective against Pinsir.

  • Terrakion

    Terrakion is a Rock, Fighting type Pokémon with charged moves: Rock Slide   and fast moves: Smack Down   which are effective against Pinsir.

  • Entei

    Entei is a Fire type Pokémon with charged moves: Fire Blast   Flame Charge   Flamethrower   Overheat   and fast moves: Fire Fang   Fire Spin   which are effective against Pinsir.

  • Moltres

    Moltres is a Fire, Flying type Pokémon with charged moves: Ancient Power   Fire Blast   Heat Wave   Overheat   and fast moves: Fire Spin   Wing Attack   which are effective against Pinsir.

  • Rampardos

    Rampardos is a Rock type Pokémon with charged moves: Flamethrower   Rock Slide   and fast moves: Smack Down   which are effective against Pinsir.

  • Gigalith

    Gigalith is a Rock type Pokémon with charged moves: Rock Slide   and fast moves: Smack Down   which are effective against Pinsir.

  • Tornadus

    Tornadus is a Flying type Pokémon with charged moves: Hurricane   and fast moves: Air Slash   which are effective against Pinsir.

  • Tyrantrum

    Tyrantrum is a Rock, Dragon type Pokémon with charged moves: Stone Edge   and fast moves: Rock Throw   which are effective against Pinsir.

  • Victini

    Victini is a Fire, Psychic type Pokémon with charged moves: Overheat   which is effective against Pinsir.

  • Regirock

    Regirock is a Rock type Pokémon with charged moves: Stone Edge   and fast moves: Rock Throw   which are effective against Pinsir.

  • Archeops

    Archeops is a Rock, Flying type Pokémon with charged moves: Ancient Power   and fast moves: Wing Attack   which are effective against Pinsir.

  • Magmortar

    Magmortar is a Fire type Pokémon with charged moves: Fire Blast   Fire Punch   and fast moves: Fire Spin   which are effective against Pinsir.

  • Golem

    Golem is a Rock, Ground type Pokémon with charged moves: Ancient Power   Rock Blast   Stone Edge   and fast moves: Rock Throw   which are effective against Pinsir.

  • Flareon

    Flareon is a Fire type Pokémon with charged moves: Fire Blast   Flamethrower   Overheat   and fast moves: Ember   Fire Spin   which are effective against Pinsir.

  • Delphox

    Delphox is a Fire, Psychic type Pokémon with charged moves: Fire Blast   Flame Charge   Flamethrower   and fast moves: Fire Spin   which are effective against Pinsir.

  • Emboar

    Emboar is a Fire, Fighting type Pokémon with charged moves: Flame Charge   Heat Wave   Rock Slide   and fast moves: Ember   which are effective against Pinsir.

  • Arcanine

    Arcanine is a Fire type Pokémon with charged moves: Fire Blast   Flamethrower   and fast moves: Fire Fang   which are effective against Pinsir.

  • Aurorus

    Aurorus is a Rock, Ice type Pokémon with charged moves: Ancient Power   and fast moves: Rock Throw   which are effective against Pinsir.

  • Typhlosion

    Typhlosion is a Fire type Pokémon with charged moves: Fire Blast   Overheat   and fast moves: Ember   Incinerate   which are effective against Pinsir.

  • Charizard

    Charizard is a Fire, Flying type Pokémon with charged moves: Fire Blast   Overheat   and fast moves: Air Slash   Fire Spin   which are effective against Pinsir.

Pinsir Mega counters

Mega Aerodactyl, Mega Charizard Y, Mega Pidgeot are best Mega counters to battle with Pinsir if you have Mega evolved Pokemon or Mega candy.

Pinsir shadow counters

Shadow Aerodactyl, Shadow Aggron, Shadow Arcanine, Shadow Aron, Shadow Articuno, Shadow Camerupt, Shadow Charizard, Shadow Charmander, Shadow Charmeleon, Shadow Crobat, Shadow Cyndaquil, Shadow Delibird, Shadow Entei, Shadow Gligar, Shadow Gliscor, Shadow Golbat, Shadow Growlithe, Shadow Ho-Oh, Shadow Jumpluff, Shadow Kabuto, Shadow Kabutops, Shadow Lairon, Shadow Lugia, Shadow Magmar, Shadow Magmortar, Shadow Moltres, Shadow Ninetales, Shadow Nosepass, Shadow Numel, Shadow Omanyte, Shadow Omastar, Shadow Probopass, Shadow Quilava, Shadow Skarmory, Shadow Staraptor, Shadow Staravia, Shadow Starly, Shadow Sudowoodo, Shadow Typhlosion, Shadow Vulpix, Shadow Zubat are best Shadow counters to battle with Pinsir.

Pinsir moves set

Pinsir will use below moves during the battle.

Bug Bite Fast Bug 10.0
Close Combat Charged Fighting 43.5
Fury Cutter Fast Bug 7.5
Rock Smash Fast Fighting 11.5
Superpower Charged Fighting
X-Scissor Charged Bug 28.1

Pinsir raids weather impact

Here is how each weather condition boosts Pinsir moves and impacts your Pokemon during the battle with Pinsir.

Cloudy Boosts Close Combat
Boosts Rock Smash
Boosts Superpower
Close Combat is bad for Flying type Pokemon
Rock Smash is bad for Flying type Pokemon
Superpower is bad for Flying type Pokemon
Fog Great for battle
Partly cloudy Great for battle
Rainy Boosts Bug Bite
Boosts Fury Cutter
Boosts X-Scissor
Bug Bite is bad for Fire type Pokemon, Bug Bite is bad for Rock type Pokemon, Bug Bite is bad for Flying type Pokemon
Fury Cutter is bad for Fire type Pokemon, Fury Cutter is bad for Rock type Pokemon, Fury Cutter is bad for Flying type Pokemon
X-Scissor is bad for Fire type Pokemon, X-Scissor is bad for Rock type Pokemon, X-Scissor is bad for Flying type Pokemon
Snow Great for battle
Sunny / clear Great for battle
Windy Great for battle

Pinsir stats

Stamina: 130
Attack: 238
Defence: 197
Max CP (level 50): 3207
Max HP (level 50): 123

Shiny Pinsir

There is a chance that you may encounter a shiny Pinsir if you win the raid.

Raid events