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Type
Bug  
Species Stag Beetle Pokémon
Abilities Hyper Cutter
Mold Breaker
Moxie (Dream World)
Pokédex
None ← 127 → None
Kanto N/A Johto N/A
Hoenn N/A Sinnoh N/A
Unova N/A Kalos N/A
Evolves From None
Evolves Into None
'Pinsir'
127
(カイロス Kairosu)
Pinsir
[[Generation I]]
Evolutionary Line
No evolution line
Gender
Genderless
Weight Height
Pokédex Color Egg Group
<font color=Purple>Purple</font>
Body Style Footprint
F127
Cry

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

Appearance

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

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.

In the anime

Pinsir's debut appearance was in Challenge of the Samurai! where he was owned by the Character of the Day, Samurai.

Game info

Game locations

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


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
Y


Sprites

Version
Red Blue Yellow Red (JP) Green (JP) Back
Red-Blue Kairosu Sprite Yellow Kairosu Sprite Red-Green Kairosu Sprite Gen I Kairosu Back Sprite
Gold Silver Crystal Back
File:Gold Kairosu Sprite.png Silver Kairosu Sprite Crystal Kairosu Sprite 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
Ruby-Sapphire Kairosu Sprite Emerald Kairosu Sprite FireRed-LeafGreen Kairosu Sprite 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 Pinsir HGSS 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

Name in other languages

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

Origin

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

Trivia

  • This Pokémon seems to be rivals 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.
  • Pinsir is currently the only non-Fighting type Pokémon to know Vital Throw.
  • Despite Pinsir being a Bug-type, he doesn't know any moves via level up until Generation IV.
    • In the second and third generations, Pinsir could only learn one Bug-type move, Fury Cutter.

References


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