Mega Pinsir best moveset in Pokémon GO

Moves

Mega Pinsir's best moveset in Pokémon GO is Bug Bite and X-Scissor, with 17.78 damage per second, and it can deal 540.2 damage before Mega Pinsir faints. This is true when battling in neutral weather.

Best moves for Mega Pinsir are:
DPS17.78
TDO540.21
Score41.7
Boosted by
  • rain

All Mega Pinsir movesets ranked

Here is a complete list of Mega Pinsir movesets in Pokémon GO, ranked by their DPS and TDO. You can change the weather and the opposing Pokémon.

      #
      Fast Attack
      Charged Attack
      DPS
      TDO
      Score 🔽
      1.BugBug Bite BugX-Scissor 17.78540.241.7
      2.BugFury Cutter BugX-Scissor 17.56533.541.2
      3.BugBug Bite FightingSuperpower 16.46500.138.6
      4.BugBug Bite FightingClose Combat 16.35496.838.4
      5.BugFury Cutter FightingSuperpower 16.12490.037.9
      6.BugFury Cutter FightingClose Combat 15.87482.237.3
      7.BugBug Bite FightingSubmission *15.30465.035.9
      8.FightingRock Smash BugX-Scissor 15.27463.935.8
      9.BugFury Cutter FightingSubmission *14.76448.634.7
      10.FightingRock Smash FightingSuperpower 14.36436.333.7
      11.FightingRock Smash FightingClose Combat 13.46409.031.6
      12.FightingRock Smash FightingSubmission *13.24402.331.1
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      Mega Pinsir fast moves guide

      Moves

      Moves

      BugFury Cutter3Damage6Energy
      Toggle more information for move: Fury Cutter
      Type effectiveness chart
      • 160.0%
        • Grass
        • Psychic
        • Dark
      • 62.5%
        • Fighting
        • Flying
        • Poison
        • Ghost
        • Steel
        • Fire
        • Fairy
      Gym and Raid Battles
      Damage3
      Energy6
      Weather boost
      • rainRainy
      Duration0.4s
      Damage window0.1s - 0.4s
      Trainer Battles
      Damage2
      Energy4

      Effects
      Fury Cutter has no special effects.
      See Fury Cutter details page ↗
      BugBug Bite5Damage6Energy
      Toggle more information for move: Bug Bite
      Type effectiveness chart
      • 160.0%
        • Grass
        • Psychic
        • Dark
      • 62.5%
        • Fighting
        • Flying
        • Poison
        • Ghost
        • Steel
        • Fire
        • Fairy
      Gym and Raid Battles
      Damage5
      Energy6
      Weather boost
      • rainRainy
      Duration0.5s
      Damage window0.3s - 0.5s
      Trainer Battles
      Damage3
      Energy3

      Effects
      Bug Bite has no special effects.
      See Bug Bite details page ↗
      FightingRock Smash15Damage10Energy
      Toggle more information for move: Rock Smash
      Type effectiveness chart
      • 160.0%
        • Normal
        • Rock
        • Steel
        • Ice
        • Dark
      • 62.5%
        • Flying
        • Poison
        • Bug
        • Psychic
        • Fairy
      • 39.1%
        • Ghost
      Gym and Raid Battles
      Damage15
      Energy10
      Weather boost
      • cloudyCloudy
      Duration1.3s
      Damage window0.6s - 0.8s
      Trainer Battles
      Damage9
      Energy7

      Effects
      Rock Smash has no special effects.
      See Rock Smash details page ↗

      Tabular view

      Fast Move
      Raid Battles
      Trainer Battles
      Name 🔼
      PWR
      DPS
      ENG
      EPS
      CD
      PWR
      ENG
      DPT
      EPT
      CD
      510.00612.000.5s333.003.001s
      37.50615.000.4s242.004.001s
      1511.54107.691.3s973.002.332s

      Legend - PWR stands for Power, DPS for damage per second, ENG for Energy generated per use, EPS for energy per second, CD for move duration, DPE for damage per energy point used. DPT and EPT stand for Damage and Energy per turn, and are only applicable in PvP.

      Mega Pinsir's Fast Moves Type Coverage

      NormalFightingFlyingPoisonGroundRockBugGhostSteelFireWaterGrassElectricPsychicIceDragonDarkFairy
      Bug×1.0×0.6×0.6×0.6×1.0×1.0×1.0×0.6×0.6×0.6×1.0×1.6×1.0×1.6×1.0×1.0×1.6×0.6
      Fighting×1.6×1.0×0.6×0.6×1.0×1.6×0.6×0.4×1.6×1.0×1.0×1.0×1.0×0.6×1.6×1.0×1.6×0.6

      Mega Pinsir charge moves guide

      Moves

      Mega Pinsir has access to 5 Charge moves (Vise Grip, Submission, X-Scissor, Close Combat, and Superpower), which cover Normal, Fighting, and Bug-type attacks. When using X-Scissor you will benefit from STAB (Same-Type-Attack-Bonus), which increases the move damage by ×1.2.

      Moves

      NormalVise Grip35Damage33Energy
      Toggle more information for move: Vise Grip
      Type effectiveness chart
      • 62.5%
        • Rock
        • Steel
      • 39.1%
        • Ghost
      Gym and Raid Battles
      Damage35
      Energy33
      Weather boost
      • partlyCloudyPartly Cloudy
      Duration1.9s
      Damage window1.1s - 1.5s
      Trainer Battles
      Damage40
      Energy40

      Effects
      Vise Grip has no special effects.
      See Vise Grip details page ↗
      FightingSubmission *60Damage50Energy
      Toggle more information for move: Submission
      Type effectiveness chart
      • 160.0%
        • Normal
        • Rock
        • Steel
        • Ice
        • Dark
      • 62.5%
        • Flying
        • Poison
        • Bug
        • Psychic
        • Fairy
      • 39.1%
        • Ghost
      Gym and Raid Battles
      Damage60
      Energy50
      Weather boost
      • cloudyCloudy
      Duration2.2s
      Damage window1.8s - 2.0s
      Trainer Battles
      Damage60
      Energy50

      Effects
      Submission has no special effects.
      See Submission details page ↗
      BugX-Scissor45Damage33Energy
      Toggle more information for move: X-Scissor
      Type effectiveness chart
      • 160.0%
        • Grass
        • Psychic
        • Dark
      • 62.5%
        • Fighting
        • Flying
        • Poison
        • Ghost
        • Steel
        • Fire
        • Fairy
      Gym and Raid Battles
      Damage45
      Energy33
      Weather boost
      • rainRainy
      Duration1.6s
      Damage window1.2s - 1.4s
      Trainer Battles
      Damage65
      Energy40

      Effects
      X-Scissor has no special effects.
      See X-Scissor details page ↗
      FightingClose Combat100Damage100Energy
      Toggle more information for move: Close Combat
      Type effectiveness chart
      • 160.0%
        • Normal
        • Rock
        • Steel
        • Ice
        • Dark
      • 62.5%
        • Flying
        • Poison
        • Bug
        • Psychic
        • Fairy
      • 39.1%
        • Ghost
      Gym and Raid Battles
      Damage100
      Energy100
      Weather boost
      • cloudyCloudy
      Duration2.3s
      Damage window1.0s - 2.3s
      Trainer Battles
      Damage100
      Energy45

      Effects
      Special effectsSpecial

      Close Combat has a 100.0% chance to:

      • Decrease User's Defense by 33.3%
      See Close Combat details page ↗
      FightingSuperpower85Damage50Energy
      Toggle more information for move: Superpower
      Type effectiveness chart
      • 160.0%
        • Normal
        • Rock
        • Steel
        • Ice
        • Dark
      • 62.5%
        • Flying
        • Poison
        • Bug
        • Psychic
        • Fairy
      • 39.1%
        • Ghost
      Gym and Raid Battles
      Damage85
      Energy50
      Weather boost
      • cloudyCloudy
      Duration3.0s
      Damage window2.1s - 2.8s
      Trainer Battles
      Damage85
      Energy40

      Effects
      Special effectsSpecial

      Superpower has a 100.0% chance to:

      • Decrease User's Attack by 20.0%
      • Decrease User's Defense by 20.0%
      See Superpower details page ↗

      Tabular view

      Charge Move
      Raid Battles
      Trainer Battles
      Name 🔼
      PWR
      DPS
      ENG
      DPE
      CD
      PWR
      ENG
      DPE
      Special effectsSpecial

      Close Combat has a 100.0% chance to:

      • Decrease User's Defense by 33.3%
      10043.481002.222.3s100452.22
      6027.27501.202.2s60501.20
      Special effectsSpecial

      Superpower has a 100.0% chance to:

      • Decrease User's Attack by 20.0%
      • Decrease User's Defense by 20.0%
      8528.33502.133.0s85402.13
      3518.42331.001.9s40401.00
      4528.13331.631.6s65401.63

      Legend - PWR stands for Power, DPS for damage per second, ENG for Energy used, CD for move duration, DPE for damage per energy point used.

      Moves with Special Effects in PvP

      Special effectsSpecial

      Close Combat has a 100.0% chance to:

      • Decrease User's Defense by 33.3%
      Special effectsSpecial

      Superpower has a 100.0% chance to:

      • Decrease User's Attack by 20.0%
      • Decrease User's Defense by 20.0%

      Mega Pinsir's Charge Moves Type Coverage

      NormalFightingFlyingPoisonGroundRockBugGhostSteelFireWaterGrassElectricPsychicIceDragonDarkFairy
      Normal×1.0×1.0×1.0×1.0×1.0×0.6×1.0×0.4×0.6×1.0×1.0×1.0×1.0×1.0×1.0×1.0×1.0×1.0
      Fighting×1.6×1.0×0.6×0.6×1.0×1.6×0.6×0.4×1.6×1.0×1.0×1.0×1.0×0.6×1.6×1.0×1.6×0.6
      Bug×1.0×0.6×0.6×0.6×1.0×1.0×1.0×0.6×0.6×0.6×1.0×1.6×1.0×1.6×1.0×1.0×1.6×0.6