Best Pinsir counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This table displays a list of best 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

          • Fire42.0%
          • Flying23.5%
          • Rock20.0%
          • Psychic4.5%
          • Ghost2.5%
          • Dragon2.0%
          • Water2.0%
          • Electric1.0%
          • Steel1.0%
          • Normal0.5%
          • Bug0.5%
          • Poison0.5%
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaFlyingAir Slash FlyingDragon Ascent 50.202128.44178.5s107.1
          2Mega Y CharizardMega Pokémon iconMega Y CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *38.511497.242103.1s80.7
          3RayquazaRayquazaFlyingAir Slash FlyingDragon Ascent 38.931298.922103.6s79.1
          4Mega BlazikenMega Pokémon iconMega BlazikenFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *40.92987.743102.6s77.8
          5Shadow MoltresShadow Pokémon iconShadow MoltresFireFire Spin FlyingSky Attack *36.821169.883110.1s74.1
          6Shadow Ho-OhShadow Pokémon iconShadow Ho-OhFireIncinerate FlyingBrave Bird 32.891392.072119.8s70.2
          7Mega DiancieMega Pokémon iconMega DiancieRockRock Throw RockRock Slide 36.54854.694115.4s69.0
          8ReshiramReshiramFireFire Fang FireFusion Flare *34.561018.133118.3s68.5
          9Shadow BlazikenShadow Pokémon iconShadow BlazikenFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *37.55655.345117.8s66.9
          10Mega X CharizardMega Pokémon iconMega X CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *33.99922.443121.5s66.2
          11Shadow RhyperiorShadow Pokémon iconShadow RhyperiorRockSmack Down RockRock Wrecker *36.60690.725119.2s66.2
          12Shadow CharizardShadow Pokémon iconShadow CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *33.67931.693122.4s65.8
          13Shadow EnteiShadow Pokémon iconShadow EnteiFireFire Fang FireOverheat 34.15852.564122.3s65.4
          14ChandelureChandelureFireFire Spin FireOverheat 30.481301.942129.2s65.1
          15YveltalYveltalFlyingGust FlyingOblivion Wing *32.78923.323125.4s64.3
          16Shadow HonchkrowShadow Pokémon iconShadow HonchkrowFlyingPeck FlyingSky Attack 37.96497.227123.8s63.8
          17MoltresMoltresFireFire Spin FlyingSky Attack *30.501146.353130.6s63.5
          18Mega PidgeotMega Pokémon iconMega PidgeotFlyingGust *FlyingBrave Bird 33.30795.864126.2s63.2
          19Mega AerodactylMega Pokémon iconMega AerodactylRockRock Throw RockRock Slide 32.01916.093128.2s63.0
          20Shadow ZapdosShadow Pokémon iconShadow ZapdosElectricThunder Shock *FlyingDrill Peck 31.80937.613128.6s63.0
          21Shadow InfernapeShadow Pokémon iconShadow InfernapeFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *34.66620.005127.1s62.0
          22VolcaronaVolcaronaFireFire Spin FireOverheat 30.201030.393133.2s61.6
          23Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonDragonDragon Tail FireFire Punch *29.471132.153134.9s61.6
          24Shadow TyphlosionShadow Pokémon iconShadow TyphlosionFireIncinerate FireBlast Burn *33.73642.815129.1s61.1
          25Mega SalamenceMega Pokémon iconMega SalamenceFireFire Fang FireFire Blast 27.741306.282140.8s60.5
          26Ho-OhHo-OhFireIncinerate FlyingBrave Bird 27.391365.582142.0s60.4
          27Shadow StaraptorShadow Pokémon iconShadow StaraptorFlyingGust *FlyingBrave Bird 34.15573.396130.5s60.3
          28HeatranHeatranFireFire Spin FireMagma Storm *31.37746.684134.0s59.5
          29Shadow SalamenceShadow Pokémon iconShadow SalamenceFireFire Fang FireFire Blast 30.06848.884136.7s59.0
          30Shadow UnfezantShadow Pokémon iconShadow UnfezantFlyingAir Slash FlyingSky Attack 33.20556.386134.3s58.6
          31Mega HoundoomMega Pokémon iconMega HoundoomFireFire Fang FireFlamethrower 33.28544.866134.6s58.5
          32Shadow ArcanineShadow Pokémon iconShadow ArcanineFireFire Fang FireFlamethrower 31.77645.025135.6s58.3
          33Shadow LugiaShadow Pokémon iconShadow LugiaPsychicExtrasensory FlyingAeroblast *25.881419.252149.2s58.2
          34Mega GengarMega Pokémon iconMega GengarGhostLick *GhostShadow Ball 25.601466.042150.5s58.1
          35Standard DarmanitanStandard DarmanitanFireFire Fang FireOverheat 31.76620.225136.6s57.9
          36DarmanitanDarmanitanFireFire Fang FireOverheat 31.76620.225136.6s57.9
          37RampardosRampardosRockSmack Down RockRock Slide 34.91424.948137.0s57.8
          38Mega TyranitarMega Pokémon iconMega TyranitarRockSmack Down *RockStone Edge 32.05591.166136.7s57.7
          39Shadow MagmortarShadow Pokémon iconShadow MagmortarFireFire Spin FireFire Punch 31.96590.816137.0s57.6
          40BlazikenBlazikenFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *30.88641.045139.1s57.0
          41Shadow MewtwoShadow Pokémon iconShadow MewtwoPsychicPsycho Cut FireFlamethrower 30.46666.385139.8s56.8
          42DelphoxDelphoxFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *28.90795.634142.6s56.5
          43CharizardCharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *27.87912.933144.9s56.4
          44EnteiEnteiFireFire Fang FireOverheat 28.42843.364143.7s56.4
          45VictiniVictiniNormalQuick Attack FireV-create 27.171002.883146.8s56.4
          46EmboarEmboarFireEmber FireBlast Burn *29.68706.315141.7s56.3
          47RhyperiorRhyperiorRockSmack Down RockRock Wrecker *29.87671.785141.9s56.0
          48Galarian ArticunoGalarian ArticunoPsychicPsycho Cut FlyingBrave Bird 26.501035.013149.8s55.6
          49Shadow AerodactylShadow Pokémon iconShadow AerodactylRockRock Throw RockRock Slide 30.44575.806143.3s55.1
          50ZapdosZapdosElectricThunder Shock *FlyingDrill Peck 26.26916.843152.8s53.9
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          Pinsir type chart

          When fighting Pinsir, keep in mind the following that Bug-type Pokémon are weak to Fire, Flying, and Rock type moves. They take reduced damage from 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 Pinsir in Raid Battles. Whether you're looking for the best counters to take 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 Pinsir counter is Mega Rayquaza, followed by Mega Y Charizard, Rayquaza, and Mega Blaziken. The table also includes Shadow Moltres, Shadow Ho-Oh, Mega Diancie, and Reshiram, among others. Each Pokemon's move type is indicated by an icon beside the move name.

          The most effective move-types to use against 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.