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'''Pinsir''' (Japanese: '''カイロス''' ''Kairosu'') is a {{Type|Bug}}-[[Types|type]] [[Pokémon (creature)|Pokémon]] introduced in [[Generation I]].
|backcolor = {{Bug}}
 
|name = '''Pinsir'''
 
|jname = (''カイロス Kairosu'')
 
|image = Pinsir.png
 
|ndex = 127
 
|evofrom = None
 
|evointo = None
 
|gen = [[Generation I]]
 
|pronun = <math>PIN-sir</math>
 
|hp = 65
 
|atk = 125
 
|def = 100
 
|satk = 55
 
|sdef = 70
 
|spd = 85
 
|total = 500
 
|species = Stag Beetle Pokémon
 
|type = {{Type|Bug}}
 
|height = <span class="explain" title="1.5 m">4'11"</span>
 
|weight = <span class="explain" title="55.0kg">121.3 lbs</span>
 
|ability = [[Hyper Cutter]]<br>[[Mold Breaker]]<br>[[Moxie]] (Dream World)
 
|color = <span style="color:purple;">'''Purple'''</span>
 
|gender = <span class="female">50% ♀</span>/ <span class="male">50% ♂</span>
 
}}
 
'''Pinsir''' (Japanese: '''カイロス''' ''Kairosu'') is a {{Type|Bug}}-[[Types|type]] [[Pokémon (species)|Pokémon]] introduced in [[Generation I]].
 
   
==Appearance==
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==Biology==
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===Physiology===
 
They seem to be based on a flat-stag beetle and have long, pricked horns on its head. Its whole body is a light brown with three claws on each toe.
 
They seem to be based on a flat-stag beetle and have long, pricked horns on its head. Its whole body is a light brown with three claws on each toe.
   
==Special abilities==
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===Special 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.
 
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==
 
==Evolution==
 
'''Pinsir''' does not evolve.
 
'''Pinsir''' does not evolve.
 
==In the anime==
 
Pinsir's debut appearance was in [[Episode 004|Challenge of the Samurai!]] where he was owned by the [[Character of the Day]], [[Samurai]].
 
   
 
==Game info==
 
==Game info==
 
===Game locations===
 
===Game locations===
{{Game Locations|
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{{Game Locations
backcolor={{Bug}}|
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|backcolor={{Bug}}
pokemon=Pinsir|
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|redblue=[[Safari Zone]], [[Celadon Game Corner|Rocket Game Corner]] (Blue only)
redblue=[[Safari Zone]], [[Celadon Game Corner|Rocket Game Corner]] (Blue only)|
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|rbrarity=Rare
rbrarity=Rare|
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|yellow=[[Safari Zone]], [[Celadon Game Corner|Rocket Game Corner]]
yellow=[[Safari Zone]], [[Celadon Game Corner|Rocket Game Corner]]|
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|yrarity=Rare
yrarity=Rare|
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|goldsilver=[[National Park]]
goldsilver=[[National Park]]|
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|gsrarity=Rare
gsrarity=Rare|
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|crystal=[[National Park]]
crystal=[[National Park]]|
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|crarity=Rare
crarity=Rare|
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|rubysapphire=[[Safari Zone]]
rubysapphire=[[Safari Zone]]|
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|rsrarity=Rare
rsrarity=Rare|
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|emerald=[[Safari Zone]]
emerald=[[Safari Zone]]|
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|erarity=Rare
erarity=Rare|
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|fireredleafgreen=[[Safari Zone]], [[Celadon Game Corner|Rocket Game Corner]] (LeafGreen only)
fireredleafgreen=[[Safari Zone]], [[Celadon Game Corner|Rocket Game Corner]] (LeafGreen only)|
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|frlgrarity=Rare
frlgrarity=Rare|
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|diamondpearl=[[Route 229]] (Pearl only)
diamondpearl=[[Route 229]] (Pearl only)|
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|dprarity=Rare
dprarity=Rare|
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|platinum=[[Route 229]]
platinum=[[Route 229]]|
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|ptrarity=Swarm
ptrarity=Swarm|
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|heartgoldsoulsilver=[[National Park]]
heartgoldsoulsilver=[[National Park]]|
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|hgssrarity=Rare
hgssrarity=Rare|
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|blackwhite=[[Unova Route 12|Route 12]]
blackwhite=[[Unova Route 12|Route 12]]|
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|bwrarity=Rare
bwrarity=Rare
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|xy=[[Kalos Route 12|Route 12]] (X only)
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|xyrarity=Rare
 
}}
 
}}
   
 
===Pokédex entries===
 
===Pokédex entries===
{{GenIPokédex|
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{{Pokédexentries
backcolor={{Bug}}|
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|backcolor={{Bug}}
redblue=If it fails to crush the victim in its pincers, it will swing it around and toss it hard.|
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|gen=I
yellow=Grips its prey in its pincers and squeezes hard! It can't move if it's cold, so it lives in warm places.|
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|redblue=If it fails to crush the victim in its pincers, it will swing it around and toss it hard.
gold=With its horns, it digs burrows to sleep in at night. In the morning, damp soil clings to its body.|
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|yellow=Grips its prey in its pincers and squeezes hard! It can't move if it's cold, so it lives in warm places.
silver=Swings its long antlers wildly to attack. During cold periods, it hides deep in forests.|
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|gold=With its horns, it digs burrows to sleep in at night. In the morning, damp soil clings to its body.
crystal=When the temperature drops at night, it sleeps on treetops or among roots where it is well hidden.|
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|silver=Swings its long antlers wildly to attack. During cold periods, it hides deep in forests.
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.|
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|crystal=When the temperature drops at night, it sleeps on treetops or among roots where it is well hidden.
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.|
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|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.
emerald=Their pincers are strong enough to shatter thick logs. Because they dislike cold, Pinsir burrow and sleep under the ground on chilly nights.|
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|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.
firered=Its two long pincer horns are powerful. Once they grip an enemy, they won't release until the foe is torn.|
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|emerald=Their pincers are strong enough to shatter thick logs. Because they dislike cold, Pinsir burrow and sleep under the ground on chilly nights.
leafgreen=If it fails to crush the foe in its pincers, it will swing around and toss the opponent.|
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|firered=Its two long pincer horns are powerful. Once they grip an enemy, they won't release until the foe is torn.
diamond=It grips prey with its pincers until the prey is torn in half. What it can't tear, it tosses far.|
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|leafgreen=If it fails to crush the foe in its pincers, it will swing around and toss the opponent.
pearl=It grips prey with its pincers until the prey is torn in half. What it can't tear, it tosses far.|
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|diamond=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.|
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|pearl=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.|
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|platinum=It grips prey with its pincers until the prey is torn in half. What it can't tear, it tosses far.
soulsilver=Swings its long antlers wildly to attack. During cold periods, it hides deep in forests.|
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|heartgold=With its horns, it digs burrows to sleep in at night. In the morning, damp soil clings to its body.
black=It grips prey with its pincers until the prey is torn in half. What it can't tear, it tosses far.|
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|soulsilver=Swings its long antlers wildly to attack. During cold periods, it hides deep in forests.
white=It grips prey with its pincers until the prey is torn in half. What it can't tear, it tosses far.|
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|black=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 pincers until the prey is torn in half. What it can't tear, it tosses far.|
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|white=It grips prey with its pincers until the prey is torn in half. What it can't tear, it tosses far.
white 2=It grips prey with its pincers until the prey is torn in half. What it can't tear, it tosses far.|
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|black 2=It grips prey with its powerful pincers and will not let go until the prey is torn in half.
}}
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|white 2=It grips prey with its powerful pincers and will not let go until the prey is torn in half.
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|x=It grips prey with its pincers until the prey is torn in half. What it can't tear, it tosses far.
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|y=It swings its long pincer horns wildly to attack. During cold periods, it hides deep in forests.}}
   
 
===Sprites===
 
===Sprites===
 
{{GenIPokéSprites
 
{{GenIPokéSprites
 
|bgcolor = {{Bug}}
 
|bgcolor = {{Bug}}
|number = 127
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|rbspr = RB 127 front.png
|rbspr = Red-Blue Kairosu Sprite.png
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|yspr = Y 127 front.png
|yspr = Yellow Kairosu Sprite.png
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|grnspr = GR 127 front.png
|grnspr = Red-Green Kairosu Sprite.png
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|gldspr = G 127 front.png
|gldspr = Gold Kairosu Sprite.png
 
 
|gldsprs = Gold Kairosu Sprite Shiny.png
 
|gldsprs = Gold Kairosu Sprite Shiny.png
|slvspr = Silver Kairosu Sprite.png
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|slvspr = S 127 front.png
 
|slvsprs = Silver Kairosu Sprite Shiny.png
 
|slvsprs = Silver Kairosu Sprite Shiny.png
|cryspr = Crystal Kairosu Sprite.gif
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|cryspr = C 127 front.gif
 
|crysprs = Crystal Kairosu Sprite Shiny.gif
 
|crysprs = Crystal Kairosu Sprite Shiny.gif
|rbysapspr = Ruby-Sapphire Kairosu Sprite.png
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|rbysapspr = RS 127 front.png
 
|rbysapsprs = Ruby-Sapphire Kairosu Sprite Shiny.png
 
|rbysapsprs = Ruby-Sapphire Kairosu Sprite Shiny.png
|emeraldspr = Emerald Kairosu Sprite.gif
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|emeraldspr = E 127 front.gif
 
|emeraldsprs = EmeraldShinyPinsir.gif
 
|emeraldsprs = EmeraldShinyPinsir.gif
|frlgspr = FireRed-LeafGreen Kairosu Sprite.png
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|frlgspr = FRLG 127 front.png
 
|frlgsprs = FireRed-LeafGreen Kairosu Sprite Shiny.png
 
|frlgsprs = FireRed-LeafGreen Kairosu Sprite Shiny.png
 
|dpspr =Platinum Kairosu Sprite.png
 
|dpspr =Platinum Kairosu Sprite.png
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|ptspr = Platinum Kairosu Sprite.png
 
|ptspr = Platinum Kairosu Sprite.png
 
|ptsprs = Platinum Kairosu Sprite Shiny.png
 
|ptsprs = Platinum Kairosu Sprite Shiny.png
|hgssspr = Pinsir HGSS.png
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|hgssspr = HGSS 127 front.png
 
|hgsssprs = Shiny Pinsir HGSS.png
 
|hgsssprs = Shiny Pinsir HGSS.png
 
|Iback = Gen I Kairosu Back Sprite.png
 
|Iback = Gen I Kairosu Back Sprite.png
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|Vback = Pinsir Back BW.png
 
|Vback = Pinsir Back BW.png
 
|Vbacks = Pinsir Back BW Shiny.png
 
|Vbacks = Pinsir Back BW Shiny.png
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|xyspr = Pinsir_XY.gif
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|xysprmega = Mega_Pinsir_XY.gif
 
}}
 
}}
   
==Name in other languages==
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==Appearances==
*Japanese: ''カイロス'' Kailios
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===In the anime===
*French: Scarabrute
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[[File:Samurai's_Pinsir.jpg|thumb|100px]]
*German: Pinsir
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{{main|Samurai's Pinsir}}
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Pinsir's debut appearance was in [[Episode 004|Challenge of the Samurai!]] where it was owned by the [[Samurai]]
==Origin==
 
* Pinsir's name comes the word "Pinchers".
 
   
 
==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
*This [[Pokémon]] seems to be [[rival]]s with [[Heracross]].
 
 
*Before the release of [[Pokémon Gold and Silver]], it was speculated that Heracross would've been an evolution or a pre-evolution of Pinsir.
 
*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 to know [[Vital Throw]].
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*Pinsir is currently the only non-Fighting type Pokémon able to learn [[Vital Throw]].
*Despite Pinsir being a Bug-type, he doesn't know any moves via level up until [[Generation IV]].
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*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 second and third generations, Pinsir could only learn one Bug-type move, [[Fury Cutter]].
   
{{References|pinsir|127}}
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===Origin===
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*Pinsir's name comes the word "Pinchers".
   
{{PokémonPrevNext | prev=Magmar | next=Tauros}}
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===Name in other languages===
[[Category:Body style 12 Pokémon]]
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*Japanese: ''カイロス'' Kailios
[[Category:Bug group Pokémon]]
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*French: Scarabrute
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*German: Pinsir
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{{References|pinsir|127}}
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{{GenInav}}{{Family|[[File:127.png]][[File:127M.png]]}}{{PokémonPrevNext|prev=Magmar|next=Tauros}}
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[[Category:Medium-Sized Pokémon]]
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[[Category:Medium-Weighed Pokémon]]

Latest revision as of 20:28, July 25, 2014

Type
Bug  
Species Stag Beetle Pokémon
Abilities Hyper Cutter
Mold Breaker
Moxie (DW)
Pokédex
Magmar ← 127 → Tauros
Kanto 127 Johto 112/113
Hoenn 067 Sinnoh N/A
Unova 146 Coastal Kalos 130
Evolves From None
Evolves Into None
Pinsir
127
カイロス Kairosu
127Pinsir
Generation I
Evolutionary Line
No evolution line
Gender
50% ♂ / 50 % ♀
Weight Height
121.3 lbs. 55.0 kg 4'11" 1.5 m
Pokédex Color Egg Group
Brown Bug
Body Style Footprint
Body12
F127
Cry

Type
Bug  Flying
Species Stag Beetle Pokémon
Abilities Aerilate
Pokédex
Magmar ← 127M → Tauros
Kanto 127 Johto 112/113
Hoenn 067 Sinnoh N/A
Unova 146 Coastal Kalos 130
Evolves From None
Evolves Into None
Mega Pinsir
127M
カイロス Mega Kairosu
127MPinsir
Generation I
Evolutionary Line
No evolution line
Gender
50% ♂ / 50 % ♀
Weight Height
130.1 lbs. 59.0 kg 5'07" 1.7 m
Pokédex Color Egg Group
Brown Bug
Body Style Footprint
Body12
F127M
Cry

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

BiologyEdit

PhysiologyEdit

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

Special abilitiesEdit

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.

EvolutionEdit

Pinsir does not evolve.

Game infoEdit

Game locationsEdit

Pinsir Locations
Version(s) Location 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 entriesEdit

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.

SpritesEdit

Version
Red Blue Yellow Red (JP) Green (JP) Back
RB 127 front Y 127 front GR 127 front Gen I Kairosu Back Sprite
Gold Silver Crystal Back
G 127 front S 127 front C 127 front Gen II Kairosu Back Sprite
Gold Kairosu Sprite Shiny Silver Kairosu Sprite Shiny Crystal Kairosu Sprite Shiny Gen II Kairosu Back Sprite Shiny
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
RS 127 front E 127 front FRLG 127 front Gen III Kairosu Back Sprite
Ruby-Sapphire Kairosu Sprite Shiny EmeraldShinyPinsir FireRed-LeafGreen Kairosu Sprite Shiny Gen III Kairosu Back Sprite Shiny
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Platinum Kairosu Sprite Platinum Kairosu Sprite HGSS 127 front Gen IV Kairosu Back Sprite
Platinum Kairosu Sprite Shiny Platinum Kairosu Sprite Shiny Shiny Pinsir HGSS Gen IV Kairosu Back Sprite Shiny
Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Pinsir BW Pinsir Back BW
Pinsir BW Shiny Pinsir Back BW Shiny
X Y Back
Pinsir XY
Mega Pinsir XY
[[Image:{{{xysprmega2}}}]]

AppearancesEdit

In the animeEdit

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

TriviaEdit

  • 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 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.

OriginEdit

  • Pinsir's name comes the word "Pinchers".

Name in other languagesEdit

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

ReferencesEdit


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