Pinsir

Pinsir is a Bug type Pokémon introduced in Generation 1. It is known as the Stag Beetle Pokémon.

Pinsir has a Mega Evolution, available from X & Y onwards.

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.
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.
Emerald Their pincers are strong enough to shatter thick logs. Because they dislike cold, PINSIR burrow and sleep under the ground on chilly nights.
Diamond
Pearl
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 pincer horns, it digs burrows to sleep in at night. In the morning, damp soil clings to its body.
SoulSilver It swings its long pincer horns wildly to attack. During cold periods, it hides deep in forests.
Black
White
It grips prey with its pincers until the prey is torn in half. What it can’t tear, it tosses far.
Black 2
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.
Moon One solid blow from its horns is enough to split apart a large tree. Its greatest rival in Alola is Vikavolt.
Ultra Sun It gets into territorial disputes with Vikavolt. For some reason, it apparently gets along well with Heracross in Alola.
Ultra Moon Although it’s tough, it can’t handle cold well. When night falls, it buries itself in leafage and sleeps.

Evolution chart

  • Pinsir does not evolve.

Name origin

pincer
crab’s claw

Moves learned by Pinsir

Pinsir sprites

Type Generation 1 Generation 2 Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7
Normal Pinsir  sprite from Red & Blue Pinsir  sprite from Silver Pinsir  sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Pinsir  sprite from Diamond & Pearl Pinsir  sprite from Black & White Pinsir  sprite from X & Y
Shiny Pinsir Shiny sprite from Silver Pinsir Shiny sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Pinsir Shiny sprite from Diamond & Pearl Pinsir Shiny sprite from Black & White Pinsir Shiny sprite from X & Y

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Where to find Pinsir

Red Trade/migrate from another game
Blue
Yellow
Celadon City, Safari Zone
Gold
Silver
National Park
Crystal Trade/migrate from another game
Ruby
Sapphire
Safari Zone
FireRed Trade/migrate from another game
LeafGreen Celadon City
Emerald Safari Zone
Diamond Trade/migrate from another game
Pearl
Platinum
Route 229
HeartGold
SoulSilver
National Park
Black
White
Route 12
Black 2 Trade/migrate from another game
White 2 Route 12, Lostlorn Forest
X Route 12
Y Trade/migrate from another game
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Safari Zone
Sun
Moon
Lush Jungle, Poni Grove
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Lush Jungle, Poni Grove, Exeggutor Island