Mega Pinsir is one of the several Mega Pokémon that you can encounter while playing Pokémon Go. It spawns in Mega Raids and these are some of the tougher encounters to take on alongside friends, but you’ll want to make sure you’re optimizing your Pokemon team to defeat them.
You should make sure you pick up the best Pokemon to defeat Mega Pinsir and add it to your collection. This guide covers all of Mega Pinsir’s weaknesses and the best Pokemon to counter them in Pokemon Go.
How to beat Mega Pinsir in Pokemon Go
With Mega Pinsir in Mega Raids for Pokemon GoWe recommend bringing a friend or two to take it down. Mega Raids are similar to Five Star Raids, and it takes a fair amount of planning to defeat one and get the many rewards that await you at the end. However, some players may be able to do this themselves as long as they are at a higher trainer level.
All Mega Pinsir weaknesses in Pokémon Go
Mega Pinsir is a beetle and flight species from Pokemon. This differs from Pinsir’s standard bug type in Pokémon Go. In his Mega form, Pinsir is weak against Electric, fire, flight, ice and rock moves but is resistant to it Combat, ground, grass and bug moves. Of these options, we strongly recommend you to use Rock-type Pokémon and any Pokémon that have access to these moves.
When thinking about your Pokémon choices, here are some things to consider Mega Pinsir’s moveset in Pokemon Go. These are all moves Mega Pinsir can use during Mega Raid Battle.
- Insect Bite (Fast Move) (Bug Type)
- Melee (Charged Attack) (Combat Type)
- Fury Cutter (Fast Movement) (Bug Type)
- Rock Smash (Fast Movement) (Combat Type)
- Special Attack (Charged Attack) (Battle Type)
- Vise Grip (Charged Attack) (Normal Type)
- X-Scissor (Bug Type)
The best Pokémon counters against Mega Pinsir in Pokémon Go
The best Pokemon you can use to counter Mega Pinsir in Pokemon Go is Rhyperior, Tyranitarand tyrantrum.
Rhyperior is a rock and soil type Pokemon. Although Mega Pinsir is resistant to ground-type moves, Rhyperior has a variety of rock-type attacks that it can use in combat that can deal some decent damage during the raid. Rhyperior should also be resistant to most of Mega Pinsir’s attacks in Pokémon Go, barring that Combat Attacks. The best moveset to give Rhyperior for this fight is the fast move knock down and the charged movements rock wrecker And skull punch.
The next Pokemon on our recommended list is Tyranitar, a Rock and Dark-type Pokemon. Similar to Rhyperior, it has strong defense and good attack power as a support. Luckily, it has a wide range of attacks to use and takes advantage of Mega Pinsir’s flight weaknesses in Pokémon Go. Tyranitar shares Rhyperior’s weakness in combat type, and that’s something you need to be wary of against Mega Pinsir. The best move set to teach is the fast move knock down and the charged movements stone edge And fire blast.
The last Pokemon we recommend against Mega Pinsir is Tyrantrum, a rock and dragon type Pokemon. Being Dragon-type, it can prove resistant to Mega Pinsir’s Normal-type attack, but takes periodic damage from all Bug-type moves and additional damage from all Fight-type moves. The best move set for Tyrantrum is the fast move stone throw and the charged attacks meteor ray And stone edge.
To fight Mega Pinsir, you need a full team of six Pokémon. Here are some other recommendations we have for you during this Mega Raid Battle in Pokémon Go.
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You have a chance to catch Pinsir after completing the fight against Mega Pinsir. With every Mega Raid in Pokémon Go, there’s a chance the Pinsir encounter will contain one shiny version of this Pokémonamong several other rewards for completing a raid.