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Pinsir FRLG artwork.png
Main artwork of Pinsir from Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen Versions
First appearance Pocket Monsters Red and Green Versions (1996)
Generation Generation I
Category Stag Beetle Pokémon
Evolves from None
Evolves into Mega Pinsir (using Pinsirite)
Type(s) Bug
Height 4'11" (1.5 m)
Weight 121.3 lbs. (55.0 kg)
Gender ratio 50% ♀ / 50% ♂
Pokédex color Brown
Egg group(s) Bug
Abilities Hyper Cutter
Mold Breaker
Moxie (Hidden Ability)
Pokédex navigation
National Pokédex:
Magmar | Pinsir (#127) | Tauros

Pinsir is a stag beetle Pokémon who makes its debut in Pocket Monsters Red and Green Versions (released as Pokémon Red and Blue Versions internationally). It is a Bug-type Pokémon, and it does not have any standard evolutions. However, Pinsir can evolve into Mega Pinsir via the Pinsirite.


Leveling up

Level Move Type Power Accuracy PP
ViceGrip Normal 100 55 100
21 Bind1 Normal 100 20
25 Seismic Toss Fighting 100 20
30 Guillotine Normal 30 5
36 Focus Energy Normal 30
43 Harden Normal 30
49 Slash Normal 70 100 20
54 Swords Dance Normal 30

1 - Applies to Pokémon Yellow: Special Pikachu Edition only


Pokédex entries

  • Pokémon Red and Blue Versions: "If it fails to crush the victim in its pincers, it will swing it around and toss it hard."

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japanese カイロス
Kairosu (romanized)
Kailios (trademark)
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