Competitive Information for Pinsir [Red/Blue]
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Movesets for Singles
What is a good competitive moveset for Pinsir? These builds have been optimized for Pokemon competing in Red/Blue 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 Red/Blue generation metagame.
Pinsir is an interesting Bug-typed Pokemon. It's usual to see Pinsir show up as a Red/Blue opponent. There were no known abilities or equippable items back in the Red/Blue Pokemon games. Pinsir is weak to Fire, Flying, Poison, and Rock-typed attacks.
- Hyper Beam / Double-Edge
- Seismic Toss
- Swords Dance
Physical Sweeper Pinsir (Retro)
Pinsir is an awesome Physical Sweeper. It attempts to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. From the original 151, few Pokemon could compare to Pinsir at the start of the Pokemon metagame. In the old days before Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type.
♦ Double-Edge is a physical 100-base power Normal-type move (has 1/4 recoil).
♦ Seismic Toss is a physical 1-base power Fighting-type move (damage = Pinsir's level. can hit ghost types).
♦ Swords Dance is a status move (raises your Pinsir's attack by 2 stages).
♦ Toxic is a status move (badly poisons the target).
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 Red/Blue. 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 RB Move and Ability Combos for Pinsir
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Have an idea in mind for Pinsir that you'd like to test? Customize the IVs, EVs and their Red/Blue moveset. This area allows you to examine the typing coverages of selected moves and stat variances.
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