Competitive Information for Pinsir [Gold/Silver]
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Movesets for Singles
What is a good competitive moveset for Pinsir? These builds have been optimized for Pokemon competing in Gold/Silver Single Battles. The movesets and EVs have been specifically calibrated to deal the most amount of damage to the largest group of potentially common opponents and typing threats for the Gold/Silver generation metagame.
Pinsir is a notable Bug-typed Pokemon. It's pretty regular to see Pinsir show up as a Gold/Silver opponent. There were no known abilities back in the Gold/Silver Pokemon games. Pinsir is weak to Fire, Flying, and Rock-typed attacks.
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
- Double-Edge / Return
- Seismic Toss / Rock Smash
- Rock Throw
- Fury Cutter
Physical Sweeper Pinsir (Retro)
Pinsir is a decent Physical Sweeper. This moveset attempts to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. In the dark days before Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type. Focus Sash helps protect Pinsir from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out.
♦ Return is a physical 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at maximum happiness).
♦ Seismic Toss is a physical 0-base power Fighting-type move (does damage equal to your Pinsir's level).
♦ Rock Smash is a physical 20-base power Fighting-type move (50% chance to lower the target's defense by 1 stage).
♦ Rock Throw is a physical 50-base power Rock-type move that deals damage.
♦ Fury Cutter is a physical STAB-boosted 10-base power Bug-type move (power doubles with each hit, up to 160).
Wondering what moves can Pinsir learn? Here is the list of moves this Pokemon can learn in this selected generation.
Sort and organize the learnset by move type, category, accuracy, and power. Bolded moves will gain the same-type attack bonus (STAB) if this Pokemon uses them.
These are a list of several common move combinations Pinsir can perform in Gold/Silver. Not every combo going to be game-changing, but some can be pretty fun to play with. Sometimes these can be easily overlooked or forgotten, hence why we find and list them here. Discover what items, abilities, and moves this Pokemon can use in combination with each other to gain a strategic advantage in competitive battles.
Competitive GS Move and Ability Combos for Pinsir
- Moves: Endure + Flail
- Moves: Rest + Sleep talk
- Moves with Priority: Endure, Protect
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Have an idea in mind for Pinsir that you'd like to test? Customize the IVs, EVs and their Gold/Silver moveset. This area allows you to examine the typing coverages of selected moves and stat variances.
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