Best Mega Pinsir counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This table displays a list of best Mega Pinsir counters in Pokémon GO with their Fast Attacks, Charged Attacks, DPS (damage per second), TDO (total damage output), faints, TTW (time to win), and score. The list is sorted by the score, which is calculated based on the DPS and TDO.

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          Best performing move types

          • Rock46.0%
          • Fire20.5%
          • Electric12.5%
          • Flying10.0%
          • Ice4.0%
          • Bug2.0%
          • Ghost1.5%
          • Steel1.0%
          • Psychic1.0%
          • Poison0.5%
          • Normal0.5%
          • Dragon0.5%
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1Shadow RhyperiorShadow Pokémon iconShadow RhyperiorRockSmack Down RockRock Wrecker *43.38570.0415270.6s72.9
          2Mega DiancieMega Pokémon iconMega DiancieRockRock Throw RockRock Slide 41.38683.0013270.2s72.8
          3Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaFlyingAir Slash FlyingDragon Ascent 36.321090.288280.8s72.2
          4Mega AerodactylMega Pokémon iconMega AerodactylRockRock Throw RockRock Slide 36.46734.4612295.9s66.8
          5RampardosRampardosRockSmack Down RockRock Slide 41.55351.0125319.2s63.8
          6Mega TyranitarMega Pokémon iconMega TyranitarRockSmack Down *RockStone Edge 36.56470.0019322.8s61.2
          7RhyperiorRhyperiorRockSmack Down RockRock Wrecker *35.07550.3016322.0s61.1
          8Shadow AerodactylShadow Pokémon iconShadow AerodactylRockRock Throw RockRock Slide 35.06463.4319334.4s59.0
          9Shadow TyranitarShadow Pokémon iconShadow TyranitarRockSmack Down *RockStone Edge 37.59310.3029355.4s57.5
          10TerrakionTerrakionRockSmack Down RockRock Slide 33.45482.1518343.7s57.3
          11TyrantrumTyrantrumRockRock Throw RockMeteor Beam 33.15408.6222359.6s55.0
          12Mega Y CharizardMega Pokémon iconMega Y CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *27.58761.3911373.6s53.9
          13RayquazaRayquazaFlyingAir Slash FlyingDragon Ascent 28.34666.4413371.6s53.6
          14Shadow OmastarShadow Pokémon iconShadow OmastarRockRock Throw *RockRock Slide *33.69327.4527377.1s53.3
          15GigalithGigalithRockSmack Down RockMeteor Beam *31.46415.8621372.6s52.9
          16Mega BlazikenMega Pokémon iconMega BlazikenFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *29.66502.3317375.1s52.5
          17Landorus (Incarnate)Landorus (Incarnate)RockRock Throw RockRock Slide 27.37659.1613383.4s52.0
          18Shadow AggronShadow Pokémon iconShadow AggronRockSmack Down RockMeteor Beam 33.01300.5629392.4s51.5
          19ArcheopsArcheopsFlyingWing Attack RockAncient Power 30.34406.2922385.3s51.2
          20Golem (Alola Shadow)Shadow Pokémon iconGolem (Alola Shadow)RockRock Throw RockRock Blast 31.62332.4327392.9s50.8
          21Shadow GolemShadow Pokémon iconShadow GolemRockRock Throw RockRock Blast 31.62332.4327392.9s50.8
          22AerodactylAerodactylRockRock Throw RockRock Slide 28.82454.0919391.6s50.3
          23Shadow MoltresShadow Pokémon iconShadow MoltresFireFire Spin FlyingSky Attack *26.62595.6415398.6s49.9
          24Mega AggronMega Pokémon iconMega AggronRockSmack Down RockMeteor Beam 27.26536.6916397.2s49.7
          25AurorusAurorusRockRock Throw RockMeteor Beam 30.83309.8029408.1s49.1
          26TyranitarTyranitarRockSmack Down *RockStone Edge 30.86304.6629409.8s48.9
          27Mega AmpharosMega Pokémon iconMega AmpharosElectricVolt Switch RockPower Gem 27.14494.6718404.4s48.8
          28NihilegoNihilegoPoisonAcid RockRock Slide 25.31634.3114412.3s48.5
          29Shadow ZapdosShadow Pokémon iconShadow ZapdosElectricThunder Shock *RockAncient Power 26.26544.4016408.9s48.4
          30Shadow HippowdonShadow Pokémon iconShadow HippowdonElectricThunder Fang RockWeather Ball 27.47455.0819406.7s48.4
          31Hisuian ArcanineHisuian ArcanineFireFire Fang RockRock Slide 28.25366.7924416.7s47.4
          32Standard DarmanitanStandard DarmanitanFireFire Fang RockRock Slide 27.94380.2723416.8s47.3
          33DarmanitanDarmanitanFireFire Fang RockRock Slide 27.94380.2723416.8s47.3
          34Shadow MamoswineShadow Pokémon iconShadow MamoswineIcePowder Snow RockAncient Power *29.69288.4331428.0s46.9
          35Shadow Ho-OhShadow Pokémon iconShadow Ho-OhFireIncinerate FlyingBrave Bird 23.28698.6412438.1s46.3
          36Shadow ArmaldoShadow Pokémon iconShadow ArmaldoBugFury Cutter RockRock Blast 27.83341.5326428.8s46.1
          37Shadow RegirockShadow Pokémon iconShadow RegirockRockRock Throw RockStone Edge 26.44417.1521426.7s46.1
          38KleavorKleavorNormalQuick Attack RockRock Slide 26.86375.0823431.0s45.7
          39Shadow BlazikenShadow Pokémon iconShadow BlazikenFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *27.55335.4626434.0s45.6
          40ReshiramReshiramFireFire Fang FireFusion Flare *24.69511.6217434.9s45.5
          41OmastarOmastarRockRock Throw *RockRock Slide *27.61320.3528438.4s45.2
          42Shadow RaikouShadow Pokémon iconShadow RaikouElectricThunder Shock ElectricWild Charge 26.14385.5523437.7s45.0
          43Shadow HonchkrowShadow Pokémon iconShadow HonchkrowFlyingPeck FlyingSky Attack 28.80261.9534449.9s44.9
          44XurkitreeXurkitreeElectricThunder Shock ElectricDischarge 26.73339.9526442.6s44.6
          45Lycanroc (Dusk)Lycanroc (Dusk)RockRock Throw RockStone Edge 28.83252.3035454.8s44.6
          46Shadow KabutopsShadow Pokémon iconShadow KabutopsBugFury Cutter *RockAncient Power 29.18240.3537458.3s44.6
          47Mega X CharizardMega Pokémon iconMega X CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *24.56468.9419443.2s44.5
          48Shadow ElectivireShadow Pokémon iconShadow ElectivireElectricThunder Shock ElectricWild Charge 27.27302.5829449.0s44.3
          49Shadow CharizardShadow Pokémon iconShadow CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *24.32473.6319446.1s44.3
          50AggronAggronRockSmack Down RockMeteor Beam 27.34297.2330450.3s44.2
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          Mega Pinsir type chart

          When fighting Mega Pinsir, keep in mind the following that Bug and Flying-type Pokémon are weak to Rock, Electric, Fire, Flying, and Ice type moves. They take reduced damage from Bug, Fighting, Grass, and Ground type moves.


          Type chart shows the percentage (%) of damage taken from an incoming attack of a particular type.

          About the results

          Our guide provides detailed information on recommended Pokémon and moves that are most effective against Mega Pinsir in Raid Battles. Whether you're looking for the best counters to take Mega Pinsir down quickly with high DPS, or the tankiest counters that can withstand its attacks, our guide has something for every trainer.

          The top-ranked Mega Pinsir counter is Shadow Rhyperior, followed by Mega Diancie, Mega Rayquaza, and Mega Aerodactyl. The table also includes Rampardos, Mega Tyranitar, Rhyperior, and Shadow Aerodactyl, among others. Each Pokemon's move type is indicated by an icon beside the move name.

          The most effective move-types to use against Mega Pinsir are:

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          About our ranking methodology

          When calculating the best counters for any Pokémon, our simulator takes into account various factors, such as the defender's typing and average DPS against each attacker, the weather's influence, energy left over from using charge moves, Shadow Pokémon attack and defense stat changes, and more. During the initial phase of simulations, we calculate DPS and TDO for each attacker that is currently available in the game, and then we continue to rank them.

          We use a ranking method developed by a Reddit user named /u/Elastic_Space, which is described in detail in this Reddit post. It is a fairly complicated, but very well thought-out mathematical model for predicting simulation results without actually running the simulations. It also correlates with field data almost too well not to be used.

          Our Time to Win (TTW) and Faint numbers are also estimated, and should be taken with a grain of salt. Since we do not account for factors like Friendship and Mega damage boost, they will differ from actual experience in the field.