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.
After Mega Evolution, it becomes able to fly. Perhaps because it's so happy, it rarely touches the ground.
- Bug Bite, Close Combat: added on February 16th, 2017
- Superpower: added on December 11th, 2019
- Submission: removed on February 16th, 2017
- Fury Cutter: removed on February 16th, 2017, added back on December 11th, 2019
Pinsir is part of a one-member family.
- Pinsir was released with the game launch on July 6th, 2016.
- Shiny form of Pinsir was released on Safari Zone in Tainan on November 1st, 2018.
- Shadow form of Pinsir was released on February 3rd, 2020.
- Since its release, shadow Pinsir can be shiny.
|In wild since 2016 Jul 6|
Increased chance/Previously in:
|Tier 3 CP 21,306
Visit List of Raid Bosses changes for complete appearance
Battle in a raid: 2020 Mar
Catch 5 Normal-type Pokémon: 2018 Nov
Catch 3 Bug-type Pokémon: 2018 Apr - Jun
Special Research/Timed Research:
Distracted by Something Shiny - Completing 2nd part
Mega Battle Challenge - 3rd part: Battle in 3 raids
A Drive to Investigate - Completing 1st part
- Mega Pinsir has not been released yet.
- Pinsir is a tier 3 Raid Boss most recently. However, it used to be a tier 2 and 4 before.
- A tier 3 Pinsir Raid Day was originally scheduled during Bug Out 2020, on June 28th from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. local time. It was canceled for unknown reason.
- Updates to events: Pinsir Raid Day. Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2020-06-25.
- page, on the official Pokédex website
- article, on the Bulbapedia
- Pinsir article, on the Pokémon Wiki