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Pin Missile
(ミサイルばり Missile Needle)
Pin Missile VI
Introduced: Generation I
Battle Data
Type: Type Bug
Category: Type Physical
Power: 25[1]
Accuracy: 95%[2]
PP: 20 (Max. 32)
Priority: 0
Contact: No
Affected by
Magic Coat: No
Bright Powder: Yes
Detect/Protect: Yes
Snatch: No
King's Rock: Yes
Contest Data
Contests (RSE)
Condition: Cool
Appeal: 2 ♥♥
Jam: 1
Startles the Pokémon that has the Judge's attention.
Super Contests (DPPt)
Condition: Cool
Appeal: 2 ♥♥
Allows performance of the same move twice in a row.
Contest Spectaculars (ORAS)
Condition: Cool
Appeal: 1
Jam: 0
Effectiveness varies depending on when it is used.

Pin Missile is a Bug-type move introduced in Generation I.


Games Description
GSC Fires pins that strike 2-5 times.
RSE Sharp pins are fired to strike 2 to 5 times.
FRLG Sharp pins are shot at the foe and hit two to fives times at once.
DPPtHGSS Sharp pins are shot at the foe in rapid succession. They hit two to fives times in a row.
Sharp spikes are shot at the target in rapid succession. They hit two to fives times in a row.
SM The user fires sharp pins at the target rapidly. They hit two to five times.


In battle

Pin Missile does damage, hitting the target two to five times in a turn. In a Double Battle, Pin Missile can target any Pokémon around the user. In a Triple Battle, Pin Missle can only target a Pokémon that's adjacent to the user.


By leveling up

Pokémon Type Level
015 Beedrill bug/poison 39 35 35 28 28 28 TBA
135 Jolteon electric 48 (RB)
36 (Y)
36 36 36 36 (BW)
25 (B2W2)
25 TBA
167 Spinarak bug/poison 36 36 36 TBA
168 Ariados bug/poison 41 41 41 TBA
211 Qwilfish water/poison 28 28 (RSE)
21 (FRLG)
37 37 37 TBA
214 Heracross bug/fighting 31 TBA
263 Zigzagoon normal 25 25 25 25 (XY)
19 (ORAS)
331 Cacnea grass 21 21 21 21 (XY)
38 (ORAS)
332 Cacturne grass/dark 21 21 21 21 (XY)
38 (ORAS)
451 Skorupi poison/bug 12 12 (BW)
9 (B2W2)
452 Drapion poison/dark 1, 12 (DP)
12 (PtHGSS)
12 (BW)
9 (B2W2)
556 Maractus grass 10 10 TBA
597 Ferroseed grass/steel 18 18 TBA
598 Ferrothorn grass/steel 18 18 TBA
650 Chespin grass 18 TBA
651 Quilladin grass 20 TBA
652 Chesnaught grass/fighting 20 TBA
747 Mareanie poison/water 45
748 Toxapex poison/water 51
768 Golisopod bug/water 41
777 Togedemaru electric/steel 45
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

By breeding

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Original series (Kanto & Orange Islands)

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  1. ^ As of Generation V, Pin Missile has a base power of 25, which prior to that had a base power of 14
  2. ^ As of Generation VI, Pin Missile has an accuracy of 95%, which prior to that had an accuracy of 85%

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