Pinsir is a Tier 3 Raid Boss in Pokemon GO, with Boss CP of 20176. Pinsir is a Bug type Pokemon, and takes extra damage from Flying Fire and Rock type attacks.

Pinsir raid catch CP is as follows:

  • 1583 (perfect IV, no weather Boost)
  • 1978 (perfect IV, Rainy)

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


Pinsir Raid Counters

Pinsir weaknesses and weather boost
PinsirPinsir
Weakness Fire Flying Rock Boosted by Rainy
Pinsir counters
MoltresMoltres Fire Spin Fire Overheat Fire
EnteiEntei Fire Spin Fire Overheat Fire
RayquazaRayquaza Air Slash Flying Aeriel Ace Flying
FlareonFlareon Fire Spin Fire Overheat Fire
DragoniteDragonite Dragon Tail Dragon Hurricane Flying
SalamenceSalamence Fire Fang Fire Fire Blast Fire
CharizardCharizard Fire Spin Fire Overheat Fire
Ho-OhHo-Oh Extrasensory Psychic Fire Blast Fire
LugiaLugia Extrasensory Psychic Sky Attack Flying

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

  • Blaziken with Fire Spin / Overheat Fire
  • Arcanice with Fire Fang / Fire Blast Fire
  • Typhlosion with Ember / Overheat Fire