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Pinsir
127
カイロス Kairosu
127Pinsir
Generation I
Evolutionary line
No evolution line
Type(s)
Type Bug  
Species Stag Beetle Pokémon
Abilities Hyper Cutter
Mold Breaker
Moxie (DW)
Pokédex
Magmar ← 127 → Tauros
Kanto 127 Johto 112/113
Hoenn 167/174 Sinnoh N/A
Unova 146 Coastal Kalos 130
Alola 175/211
Evolves from None
Evolves into None
Gender
50% ♂ / 50 % ♀
Weight Height
121.3 lbs. 55.0 kg 4'11" 1.5 m
Pokédex color Egg group
Brown Bug
Shape Footprint
Shape12
F127
Cry

Mega Pinsir
127M
カイロス Mega Kairosu
127MPinsir
Generation I
Evolutionary line
No evolution line
Type(s)
Type Bug  Type Flying
Species Stag Beetle Pokémon
Abilities Aerilate
Pokédex
Magmar ← 127M → Tauros
Kanto 127 Johto 112/113
Hoenn 167/174 Sinnoh N/A
Unova 146 Coastal Kalos 130
Alola 175/211
Evolves from None
Evolves into None
Gender
50% ♂ / 50 % ♀
Weight Height
130.1 lbs. 59.0 kg 5'07" 1.7 m
Pokédex color Egg group
Brown Bug
Shape Footprint
Shape13
F127M
Cry

Pinsir (Japanese: カイロス Kairosu) is a Bug-type Pokémon introduced in Generation I.

Biology

Physiology

They seem to be based on a flat-stag beetle and have long, pricked horns on their heads. Their whole body is a light brown with three claws on each toe.

Natural abilities

Pinsir can have the ability Hyper Cutter or the ability Mold Breaker. Hyper Cutter prevents reduction of Pinsir's Attack stat. Mold Breaker allows Pinsir to use moves that would otherwise be non-effective because of an ability. A Pinsir's horns can crush many objects and allow it to pick up extremely heavy things. They group up in the winter to keep warm.

Evolution

Pinsir does not evolve, but it does Mega Evolve using its Pinsirite.

Game info

Game locations

Locations
Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Red/Blue Safari Zone, Rocket Game Corner (Blue only) Rare
Yellow Safari Zone, Rocket Game Corner Rare
Gold/Silver National Park Rare
Crystal National Park Rare
Ruby/Sapphire Safari Zone Rare
Emerald Safari Zone Rare
FireRed/LeafGreen Safari Zone, Rocket Game Corner (LeafGreen only) Rare
Diamond/Pearl Route 229 (Pearl only) Rare
Platinum Route 229 Swarm
HeartGold/SoulSilver National Park Rare
Black/White Route 12 Rare
X/Y Route 12 (X only) Rare


Pokédex entries

Pokédex Entries
Red
Blue
If it fails to crush the victim in its pincers, it will swing it around and toss it hard.
Yellow
Grips its prey in its pincers and squeezes hard! It can't move if it's cold, so it lives in warm places.
Gold
With its horns, it digs burrows to sleep in at night. In the morning, damp soil clings to its body.
Silver
Swings its long antlers wildly to attack. During cold periods, it hides deep in forests.
Crystal
When the temperature drops at night, it sleeps on treetops or among roots where it is well hidden.
Ruby
Pinsir is astoundingly strong. It can grip a foe weighing twice its weight in its horns and easily lift it. This Pokémon's movements turn sluggish in cold places.
Sapphire
Pinsir has a pair of massive horns. Protruding from the surface of these horns are thorns. These thorns are driven deeply into the foe's body when the pincer closes, making it tough for the foe to escape.
Emerald
Their pincers are strong enough to shatter thick logs. Because they dislike cold, Pinsir burrow and sleep under the ground on chilly nights.
FireRed
Its two long pincer horns are powerful. Once they grip an enemy, they won't release until the foe is torn.
LeafGreen
If it fails to crush the foe in its pincers, it will swing around and toss the opponent.
Diamond
It grips prey with its pincers until the prey is torn in half. What it can't tear, it tosses far.
Pearl
It grips prey with its pincers until the prey is torn in half. What it can't tear, it tosses far.
Platinum
It grips prey with its pincers until the prey is torn in half. What it can't tear, it tosses far.
HeartGold
With its horns, it digs burrows to sleep in at night. In the morning, damp soil clings to its body.
SoulSilver
Swings its long antlers wildly to attack. During cold periods, it hides deep in forests.
Black
It grips prey with its pincers until the prey is torn in half. What it can't tear, it tosses far.
White
It grips prey with its pincers until the prey is torn in half. What it can't tear, it tosses far.
Black 2
It grips prey with its powerful pincers and will not let go until the prey is torn in half.
White 2
It grips prey with its powerful pincers and will not let go until the prey is torn in half.
X
It grips prey with its pincers until the prey is torn in half. What it can't tear, it tosses far.
Y
It swings its long pincer horns wildly to attack. During cold periods, it hides deep in forests.
Omega Ruby
Pinsir is astoundingly strong. It can grip a foe weighing twice its weight in its horns and easily lift it. This Pokémon's movements turn sluggish in cold places.
Alpha Sapphire
Pinsir has a pair of massive horns. Protruding from the surface of these horns are thorns. These thorns are driven deeply into the foe's body when the pincer closes, making it tough for the foe to escape.
Sun
It grips its prey in its pincers and splits them apart. Although it is a powerful Pokémon, it can't deal with the cold.
Mega Evolution: The influence of Mega Evolution leaves it in a state of constant excitement. It pierces enemies with its two large horns before shredding them.
Moon
One solid blow from its horns is enough to split apart a large tree. Its greatest rival in Alola is Vikavolt.
Mega Evolution: Bathed in the energy of Mega Evolution, its wings become unusually developed. It flies at speeds of approximately 30 mph.
Ultra Sun
It gets into territorial disputes with Vikavolt. For some reason, it apparently gets along well with Heracross in Alola.
Mega Evolution: After Mega Evolution, it becomes able to fly. Perhaps because it’s so happy, it rarely touches the ground.
Ultra Moon
Although it’s tough, it can’t handle cold well. When night falls, it buries itself in leafage and sleeps.
Mega Evolution: It zips around at blistering speeds, looking for an opening to skewer its opponent on its giant pincers.


Stats

Base Stats
HP
65
Attack
125
Defense
100
Sp. Atk
55
Sp. Def
70
Speed
85
Total
500

Base Stats
HP
65
Attack
155
Defense
120
Sp. Atk
65
Sp. Def
90
Speed
105
Total
600

Learnset

Leveling

Leveling Generation VII
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat.
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Leveling Generation VI
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
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Leveling Generation V
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat.
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Leveling Generation IV
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Leveling Generation III
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Leveling Generation II
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Leveling Generation I
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TM/HM

TMs and HMs Generation VII
TM/HM Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat.
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM08 Bulk Up —% 20 Fighting Status
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM23 Smack Down 50 100% 15 Rock Physical
TM26 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground Physical
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM31 Brick Break 75 100% 15 Fighting Physical
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM39 Rock Tomb 60 95% 15 Rock Physical
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status
TM46 Thief 60 100% 25 Dark Physical
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM52 Focus Blast 120 70% 5 Fighting Special
TM54 False Swipe 40 100% 40 Normal Physical
TM56 Fling 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM59 Brutal Swing 60 100% 20 Dark Physical
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical
TM71 Stone Edge 100 80% 5 Rock Physical
TM75 Swords Dance —% 20 Normal Status
TM78 Bulldoze 60 100% 20 Ground Physical
TM80 Rock Slide 75 90% 10 Rock Physical
TM81 X-Scissor 80 100% 15 Bug Physical
TM87 Swagger 85% 15 Normal Status
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation VI
TM/HM Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status Type Clever ♥♥♥ 0
TM08 Bulk Up —% 20 Fighting Status Type Cool 0
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special Type Clever ♥♥♥ 0
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status Type Beautiful 0
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special Type Cool ♥♥♥♥ ♥♥♥♥
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status Type Beautiful 0
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥ ♥♥♥
TM23 Smack Down 50 100% 15 Rock Physical Type Tough ♥♥
TM26 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground Physical Type Tough ♥♥
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM28 Dig 80 100% 10 Ground Physical Type Tough ♥♥ 0
TM31 Brick Break 75 100% 15 Fighting Physical Type Cool ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Type Cool 0
TM39 Rock Tomb 60 95% 15 Rock Physical Type Clever ♥♥♥ 0
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status Type Cute 0
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM46 Thief 60 100% 25 Dark Physical Type Tough 0
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special Type Beautiful ♥♥ 0
TM52 Focus Blast 120 70% 5 Fighting Special Type Cool ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM54 False Swipe 40 100% 40 Normal Physical Type Cool ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM56 Fling 100% 10 Dark Physical Type Cute ♥♥♥ 0
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥♥ ♥♥♥♥
TM71 Stone Edge 100 80% 5 Rock Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥ 0
TM75 Swords Dance —% 20 Normal Status Type Beautiful 0
TM76 Struggle Bug 50 100% 20 Bug Special Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM78 Bulldoze 60 100% 20 Ground Physical Type Tough ♥♥ ♥♥
TM80 Rock Slide 75 90% 10 Rock Physical Type Tough ♥♥ ♥♥
TM81 X-Scissor 80 100% 15 Bug Physical Type Cool ♥♥
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥♥ 0
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute 0
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM94 Rock SmashXY 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM94 Secret PowerORAS 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Clever 0
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥♥ 0
HM01 Cut 50 95% 30 Normal Physical Type Cool ♥♥♥♥ 0
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥♥ 0
HM06 Rock SmashORAS 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥♥ 0
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation V
TM/HM Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat.
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM08 Bulk Up —% 20 Fighting Status
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Special
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM23 Smack Down 50 100% 15 Rock Physical
TM26 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground Physical
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM28 Dig 80 100% 10 Ground Physical
TM31 Brick Break 75 100% 15 Fighting Physical
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM39 Rock Tomb 50 80% 10 Rock Physical
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status
TM46 Thief 40 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM52 Focus Blast 120 70% 5 Fighting Special
TM54 False Swipe 40 100% 40 Normal Physical
TM56 Fling 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical
TM71 Stone Edge 100 80% 5 Rock Physical
TM75 Swords Dance —% 30 Normal Status
TM76 Struggle Bug 30 100% 20 Bug Special
TM78 Bulldoze 60 100% 20 Ground Physical
TM80 Rock Slide 75 90% 10 Rock Physical
TM81 X-Scissor 80 100% 15 Bug Physical
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
TM94 Rock Smash 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical
HM01 Cut 50 95% 30 Normal Physical
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal Physical
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation IV
TM/HM Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal
TM01 Focus Punch 150 100% 20 Fighting Physical Type Tough
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison Status Type Smart ♥♥
TM08 Bulk Up —% 20 Fighting Status Type Beauty 0
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Special Type Smart
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status Type Beauty ♥♥
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special Type Cool ♥♥
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute 0
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status Type Tough ♥♥
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥
TM26 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground Physical Type Tough ♥♥
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥
TM28 Dig 80 100% 10 Ground Physical Type Smart
TM31 Brick Break 75 100% 15 Fighting Physical Type Cool ♥♥♥
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Type Cool ♥♥
TM39 Rock Tomb 50 80% 10 Rock Physical Type Smart ♥♥
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥
TM43 Secret Power 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Smart ♥♥
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status Type Cute 0
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥
TM46 Thief 40 100% 10 Dark Physical Type Tough 0
TM52 Focus Blast 120 70% 5 Fighting Special Type Cool ♥♥
TM54 False Swipe 40 100% 40 Normal Physical Type Cool 0
TM56 Fling 100% 10 Dark Physical Type Tough
TM58 Endure —% 10 Normal Status Type Tough ♥♥
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical Type Beauty ♥♥
TM71 Stone Edge 100 80% 5 Rock Physical Type Tough ♥♥
TM75 Swords Dance —% 30 Normal Status Type Beauty 0
TM76 Stealth Rock —% 20 Rock Status Type Cool ♥♥
TM78 Captivate 100% 20 Normal Status Type Beauty ♥♥
TM80 Rock Slide 75 90% 10 Rock Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥
TM81 X-Scissor 80 100% 15 Bug Physical Type Beauty ♥♥
TM82 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥♥
TM83 Natural Gift 100% 15 Normal Physical Type Cool ♥♥
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status Type Smart
HM01 Cut 50 95% 30 Normal Physical Type Cool ♥♥♥
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥
HM06 Rock Smash 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical Type Tough ♥♥
HM08 Rock Climb 90 85% 20 Normal Physical Type Cool ♥♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation III
TM/HM Move Power Acc. PP Type Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
TM01 Focus Punch 150 100% 20 Fighting Type Tough ♥♥♥ 0
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison Type Smart ♥♥♥ 0
TM08 Bulk Up —% 20 Fighting Type Beauty 0
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Type Smart ♥♥♥ 0
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Type Beauty 0
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Type Cool ♥♥♥♥ ♥♥♥♥
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Type Cute 0
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Type Tough 0
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Type Cute 0
TM26 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground Type Tough ♥♥♥
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Type Cute 0
TM28 Dig 60 100% 10 Ground Type Smart 0
TM31 Brick Break 75 100% 15 Fighting Type Cool ♥♥♥♥
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Type Cool ♥♥ 0
TM39 Rock Tomb 50 80% 10 Rock Type Smart ♥♥♥ 0
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM43 Secret Power 70 100% 20 Normal Type Smart 0
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM46 Thief 40 100% 10 Dark Type Tough 0
HM01 Cut 50 95% 30 Normal Type Cool ♥♥
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal Type Tough ♥♥
HM06 Rock Smash 20 100% 15 Fighting Type Tough 0
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation II
TM/HM Move Power Acc. PP Type
TM02 Headbutt 70 100% 15 Normal
TM03 Curse —% 10 ???
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison
TM08 Rock Smash 20 100% 15 Fighting
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire
TM13 Snore 40 100% 15 Normal
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal
TM20 Endure —% 10 Normal
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal
TM34 Swagger 90% 15 Normal
TM35 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal
TM46 Thief 40 100% 10 Dark
TM49 Fury Cutter 10 95% 20 Bug
HM01 Cut 50 95% 30 Normal
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation I
TM/HM Move Power Acc. PP Type
TM03 Swords Dance —% 30 Normal
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison
TM08 Body Slam 85 100% 15 Normal
TM09 Take Down 90 85% 20 Normal
TM10 Double-Edge 100 100% 15 Normal
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal
TM17 Submission 80 80% 25 Fighting
TM19 Seismic Toss 100% 20 Fighting
TM20 Rage 20 100% 20 Normal
TM31 Mimic —% 10 Normal
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal
TM34 Bide —% 10 Normal
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic
TM50 Substitute —% 10 Normal
HM01 Cut 50 95% 30 Normal
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Sprites

Version
Red Blue Yellow Red (JP) Green (JP) Back
RB 127 front Y 127 front GR 127 front
Gold Silver Crystal Back
G 127 front S 127 front C 127 front
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
RS 127 front E 127 front FRLG 127 front
EmeraldShinyPinsir
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
DP 127 front DP 127 front HGSS 127 front
Shiny Pinsir HGSS
Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Pinsir BW Pinsir BW
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire GO Back
Pinsir XY Pinsir XY
Pinsir Shiny XY Pinsir Shiny XY
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon Back

Mega Evolution Sprites

Pinsir Mega XY
Front
Pinsir Mega XY Back Sprite
Back
Pinsir Mega XY Shiny Sprite
Front (Shiny)
Pinsir Mega XY Shiny Back Sprite
Back (Shiny)

Appearances

Anime

Samurai's Pinsir
Main article: Samurai's Pinsir

Pinsir's debut appearance was in Challenge of the Samurai! where it was owned by the Samurai.

Trivia

  • Before the release of Pokémon Gold and Silver, it was speculated that Heracross would've been an evolution or a pre-evolution of Pinsir.
  • Pinsir is currently the only non-Fighting-type Pokémon able to learn Vital Throw.
  • Despite being brown in the Pokédex, Pinsir is gray in some sprites.
  • Despite Pinsir being a Bug-type, it didn't learn any Bug-type moves via level up until Generation IV.
    • In the second and third generations, Pinsir could only learn one Bug-type move; Fury Cutter.
  • In the episode Challenge of the Samurai, there is a Pinsir that knows Tackle, a move Pinsir can't normally learn.
  • In Generation I, Pinsir was a counterpart to Scyther. Both were the strongest Bug-type Pokémon prior to Generation II. Both were version exclusive in Red & Blue and had no evolutionary lines. They also had the same BST with the same Special Attack stat. Every since the introduction of Scizor, the main similarities were broken.
    • Nowadays, Pinsir can be seen as a counterpart to Heracross. Both are Bug-types based on tropical beetles and both don't have an evolutionary line but can Mega Evolve. Both of them are version exclusives in X & Y in which their Mega Stones are also version exclusives which can be found in Santalune Forest. They are also able to learn several Fighting-type moves.
  • In the Beta release of Gold & Silver, Pinsir had an evolution known as Plux.

Etymology

Pinsir comes from the word pincers.

Origin

Pinsir is based on a stag beetle, mostly a mix of the Sawtooth Stag, the Miyama Stag Beetle and its Mega Evolution has similar pincers to that of the Calcodes Versicolor.

Name in other languages

  • Japanese: カイロス Kailios
  • French: Scarabrute
  • German: Pinsir

Gallery

See also