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Pokemon GO Mega Pinsir Raid Guide: Best Counters & Weaknesses

To defeat a Tier 4 Mega Pinsir Raid with some time to spare, you will need at least four high-level Pokemon GO players to join the battle.

Additionally, using Pokemon to counter Mega Pinsir’s weaknesses will help you maximize your damage output and win the battle.

What Type is Mega Pinsir?

Mega Pinsir is a Bug/Flying-type Pokemon.

This combination of types is interesting as it gives Mega Pinsir five weaknesses and four resistances, including a rarely-seen triple resistance!

No matter how many weaknesses a Pokemon has, any 4-star boss will be tough to take down. Find out the top tips to win Pokemon GO Raids to help you win all of your battles.

Mega Pinsir Pokemon GO

Mega Pinsir Weaknesses & Resistances

Mega Pinsir has the following weaknesses and resistances in Pokemon GO:

WeaknessesResistances
ElectricBug
FireFighting (Double Resistance)
Flying Grass (Double Resistance)
IceGround (Triple Resistance)
Rock (Double Weakness)

Rock-type attacks deal a huge 256% damage to Mega Pinsir, thanks to its double weakness to it.

Find out the best Rock-type Pokemon in Pokemon GO so you can maximize damage and take this Mega Pokemon down with ease!

Meanwhile, you will want to steer clear of Bug, Fighting, Grass, and Ground Pokemon, as Mega Pinsir resists all of these types.

Mega Pinsir Pokemon GO Pokededex

Best Pokemon to Counter Mega Pinsir in Raids

The best Pokemon to counter Mega Pinsir in Pokemon GO Raids are powerful Rock-type Pokemon such as Rampardos, Rhyperior, Terrakion, and Tyranitar. This is because they can all exploit Mega Pinsir’s double weakness to Rock.

For some additional power, use Mega Aeroodactyl to boost the attack of your other Rock-type Pokemon.

These are the top 10 Pokemon to use against Mega Pinsir and their strongest attacks:

PokemonImageFast AttackCharged Attack
Mega AerodactylMega Aerodactyl Pokemon GORock ThrowRock Slide
RampardosPokemon GO RampardosSmack DownRock Slide
RhyperiorRhyperior Pokemon GOSmack DownMeteor Beam
TerrakionTerrakionSmack DownRock Slide
TyranitarTyranitar Pokemon GOSmack DownStone Edge
TyrantrumTyrantrum Pokemon GORock ThrowMeteor Beam
GigalithGigalith Pokemon GOSmack DownMeteor Beam
AggronAggron Pokemon GOSmack DownMeteor Beam
AurorusAurorus Pokemon GORock ThrowMeteor Beam
LycanrocLycanroc Pokemon GORock ThrowStone Edge

Now that you know how to beat Mega Pinsir, find out which other Pokemon you can Mega Evolve. Here’s a list of every Mega Pokemon in Pokemon GO.

When is Mega Pinsir in Pokemon GO Raids?

Mega Pinsir is in Pokemon GO Raids from May 11 to May 24, 2023.

At the start of the A Valorous Hero event, Mega Pinsir will be available to battle in Pokemon GO for the first time ever!

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