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Pokémon Go: Best Moveset and Counters for Mega Pinsir

Guide for the best counters against Mega Pinsir during Battle Raids!

Mega Pinsir is a Mega Raid Boss which looks like a flat stag beetle and has long pricked horns on its head. In its mega form, its eyes become yellow instead of the usual white and it has three claws on its legs and a whole body of light brown color. It is relatively easy to fight against if compared to other mega raids but still, players are going to need the right counters and moves if they want to win. So in this Pokémon Go guide, we are going to talk about the best moves and counters using which one will be able to defeat Mega Pinsir with as much ease as possible.

Mega Pinsir in Pokémon Go

Mega Pinsir is a Bug-type Pokémon with a maximum mega raid boss CP of 43490. It is vulnerable to Electric, Fire, Flying, Ice, and Rock-type attacks. It also has a 2x weakness towards Rock type counters. Due to having a large array of counters available against it, It becomes fairly easy to fight against, and high-level players in groups of 3 to 5 players with the right counters can easily defeat it without even taking the weather into consideration. Low-level players will need to go in groups of 6 to 8 players or even more.

Mega Pinsir Movesets

Pokémon Go Mega Pinsir moveset
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The best moves from the moveset of Mega Pinsir are Big Bite and X-Scissor. Both of them have a combined DPS of 45.8 and it is also the best combination of moves that can be used in Pokémon Gyms and PvP battles. Other decent options from its move pool include Fury Cutter, Rock Smash, and Superpower amongst other options.

Best counters against Mega Pinsir in Pokémon Go

Here’s the list of the best counters that one can use against Mega Pinsir and guarantee a win for themselves.

  • Aerodactyl (Mega): Rock Throw/Rock Slide
  • Rampardos: Smack Down/Rock Slide
  • Charizard (Mega Y): Fire Spin/Blast Burn
  • Rhyperior: Smack Down/Rock Wrecker
  • Blaziken (Mega): Fire Spin/Blaze Kick
  • Terrakion: Smack Down/Rock Slide
  • Tyranitar: Smack Down/Stone Edge
  • Aggron (Mega): Smack Down/Meteor Beam
  • Tyrantrum: Rock Throw/Meteor Beam
  • Gigalith: Smack Down/Meteor Beam
  • Aggron: Smack Down/Meteor Beam
  • Charizard (Mega X): Fire Spin/Blast Burn
  • Ampharos (Mega): Charge Beam/Power Gem
  • Aurorus: Rock Throw/Meteor Beam
  • Pidgeot (Mega): Wing Attack/Brave Bird
  • Houndoom (Mega): Fire Fang/Flamethrower
  • Archeops: Wing Attack/Ancient Power
  • Landorus (Incarnate): Rock Throw/Rock Slide
  • Aerodactyl: Rock Throw/Rock Slide
  • Lycanroc (Midday): Rock Throw/Stone Edge
  • Lycanroc (Dusk): Rock Throw/Stone Edge
  • Landorus: Rock Throw/Rock Slide
  • Lycanroc: Rock Throw/Stone Edge
  • Manectric (Mega): Thunder Fang/Wild Charge
  • Lycanroc (Midnight): Rock Throw/Stone Edge
  • Nihilego: Acid/Rock Slide
  • Abomasnow (Mega): Powder Snow/Weather Ball
  • Reshiram: Fire Fang/Fusion Flare
  • Omastar: Rock Throw/Rock Slide
  • Gengar (Mega): Lick/Shadow Ball
  • Avalugg (Hisuian): Powder Snow/Rock Slide
  • Golem: Rock Throw/Stone Edge
  • Arcanine (Hisuian): Fire Fang/Rock Slide
  • Golem (Alola): Rock Throw/Stone Edge
  • Sudowoodo: Rock Throw/Meteor Beam \
Pokémon Go Mega Pinsir
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Players should try to use their best Rock-type Pokémons as they have an added advantage against Mega Pinsir and players should readily try to use it in their favor. Good options include the likes of Aerodactyl, Landorus, and Lycanroc amongst many other options.

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