Pinsir Raid Counters Guide

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Pinsir is a Tier 3 Raid Boss in Pokemon GO, with Boss CP of 21306. 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
Charizard (MegaY)
  • Fire Spin Fire
  • Blast Burn Fire
  • Fire Spin Fire
  • Overheat Fire
Charizard (Mega)
  • Fire Spin Fire
  • Blast Burn Fire
  • Fire Spin Fire
  • Sky Attack Flying
  • Fire Fang Fire
  • Overheat Fire
Pidgeot (Mega)
  • Gust Flying
  • Brave Bird Flying
  • Incinerate Fire
  • Brave Bird Flying
Gengar (Mega)
  • Shadow Claw Ghost
  • Shadow Ball Ghost
  • Air Slash Flying
  • Hurricane Flying
Charizard Wing Attack Flying
  • Blast Burn Fire
Darmanitan (Standard)
  • Fire Fang Fire
  • Overheat Fire
  • Fire Fang Fire
  • Overheat 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

  • Mega Houndoom with Fire Fang/Fire Blast
  • Victini with Quick Attack/V-create
  • Tyranitar with Smack Down/Stone Edge
  • Terrakion with Smack Down/Rock Slide
  • Rampardos with Smack Down/Rock Slide
  • Blaziken with Fire Spin/Blast Burn
  • Rhyperior with Smack Down/Rock Wrecker
  • Heatran with Fire Spin/Flamethrower

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