Competitive Information for Pinsir [Red/Blue]

Competitive Pokemon Red/Blue Movesets and Strategies for Pinsir pinsir
Base Stats for Pinsir

Bug


Evolutions / Family:
Pinsir

Weakness Chart for Bug-type:
Bug
Dragon
Electric
Fighting
Fire
Flying
Ghost
Grass
  
  
  
0.5x
2x
2x
  
0.5x
Ground
Ice
Normal
Poison
Psychic
Rock
Water
0.5x
  
  
2x
  
2x
  
  
¼x
½x
2x
4x


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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.


Common team mates for Pinsir in Pokemon Red/Blue:

SnorlaxChanseyStarmieExeggutorTaurosSandslashClefable


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.


Species: Pinsir
Moveset:
- Hyper Beam / Double-Edge
- Seismic Toss
- Swords Dance
- Toxic

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.

Hyper Beam is a physical 150-base power Normal-type move (can't move next turn if target or sub is not koed).
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).



Movepool


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.


Cat
Type
Movename
Damage
Accuracy
PP
Effect
Bide
--
--
10
Waits 2-3 turns; deals double the damage taken.
Bind
15
75%
20
Prevents the target from moving for 2-5 turns.
Body Slam
85
100%
15
30% chance to paralyze the target.
Cut
50
95%
30
No additional effect.
Double-Edge
100
100%
15
Has 1/4 recoil.
Guillotine
--
30%
5
Deals 65535 damage. Fails if target is faster.
Hyper Beam
150
90%
5
Can't move next turn if target or sub is not KOed.
Rage
20
100%
20
Lasts forever. Raises user's Attack by 1 when hit.
Seismic Toss
??
100%
20
Damage = user's level. Can hit Ghost types.
Slash
70
100%
20
High critical hit ratio.
Strength
80
100%
15
No additional effect.
Submission
80
80%
25
Has 1/4 recoil.
Take Down
90
85%
20
Has 1/4 recoil.
Vice Grip
55
100%
30
No additional effect.
Double Team
--
--
15
Raises the user's evasiveness by 1.
Focus Energy
--
--
30
Quarters the user's chance for a critical hit.
Harden
--
--
30
Raises the user's Defense by 1.
Mimic
--
--
10
Random move known by the target replaces this.
Rest
--
--
10
User sleeps 2 turns and restores HP and status.
Substitute
--
--
10
User takes 1/4 its max HP to put in a Substitute.
Swords Dance
--
--
30
Raises the user's Attack by 2.
Toxic
--
85%
10
Badly poisons the target.

Combo List


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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