Pinsir Raid Counters Guide


Pinsir is a Tier 3 Raid Boss in Pokemon GO, with Boss CP of 20306. Pinsir is a Bug type Pokemon, and takes extra damage from Flying Fire and Rock type attacks.

Pinsir raid catch CP is as follows:

  • 1613 – 1690 (no weather Boost)
  • 2016 – 2113 (Rainy Boost)

Pinsir can be easily defeated by 2 Trainers and can be soloed due to relatively low defense, low HP and some great counters with excellent DPS.

Pinsir Raid Counters

Pinsir Raid Guide
Weakness Fire Flying Rock Boosted by Rainy
Pinsir Counters
  • Fire Spin Fire
  • Sky Attack Flying
  • Fire Spin Fire
  • Blast Burn Fire
  • Fire Spin Fire
  • Overheat Fire
  • Air Slash Flying
  • Aeriel Ace Flying
  • Fire Spin Fire
  • Fire Blast Fire
  • Smack Down Rock
  • Rock Slide Rock
  • Fire Spin Fire
  • Overheat Fire
  • Fire Spin Fire
  • Overheat Fire
  • Fire Fang Fire
  • Fire Blast Fire
  • Peck Flying
  • Sky Attack Flying
  • Ember Fire
  • Blast Burn Fire
  • Fire Spin Fire
  • Fire Blast Fire

Pinsir has access to following moves:

  • Bug Bite Bug (fast)
  • Rock Smash Fighting (fast)
  • Close Combat Fighting (1 bar charged)
  • X Scissor Bug (3 bar charged)
  • Vice Grip Normal (3 bar charged)

When trying to pick counters for Pinsir keep in mind that Fighting type moves will deal super effective damage to Rock and Dark type Pokemon. Also, be very careful if you’re planning on using Tyranitar as it will take super effective damage from Bug type moves and double super effective damage from Fighting type moves.

Weather influence

Pinsir is boosted by Rainy weather and you should avoid that one if you’re trying to solo it. But with two or more trainers Rainy weather is a great opportunity to catch Pinsir at level 25.

If you trying to solo the raid you should be looking for Sunny weather where your Fire type attacks will get boosted or Windy weather where you’ll have boosted Flying type moves.

Cloudy weather will boost Fighting type attacks that Pinsir can have so you have to watch out for that and Partly Cloudy will boost your Rock type Pokemon you might use.

 Additional Pinsir Counters

  • Arcanine with Fire Fang / Flamethrower
  • Dragonite with Dragon Breath Hurricane
  • Mewtwo with Confusion / Flamethrower
  • Togekiss with Air Slash / Aerial Ace
  • Tyranitar with Smack Down / Stone Edge
  • Rhyperior with Smack Down / Stone Edge
  • Lugia with Extrasensory / Sky Attack
  • Yanmega with Wing Attack / Aerial Ace