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How's Mega Pinsir?

#1Geminia999Posted 10/24/2013 7:27:13 PM
So, I figure i might as well get a mega onto my team and so far the one that is most appealing is Mega Pinsir. Now His Attack looks nice and the ability seems cool too (don't know how abusable it is).

So, what's a good moveset I suppose and what niche does it have?
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#2TerminusEdgePosted 10/24/2013 7:30:19 PM(edited)
It has STAB Flying-type Thrash, which is awesome.

X-Scissor, Storm Throw, Thrash, and Swords Dance should suffice for in-game or before breeding. I don't know offhand what it gets for good egg moves, but Quick Attack might be good for more Aerilate abuse.
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#3Geminia999(Topic Creator)Posted 10/24/2013 7:32:09 PM
Well, I was thinking more for an actual competitive team (rest of my team line up so far is Protean Greninja/Aegislash/Goodra)

But yeah, thrash sounds cool
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#4CakeOfLiesPosted 10/24/2013 7:32:11 PM
He gets STAB Flying type Thrash and Return...
Either one of those moves would probably be decent.
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#5EtoRangerPosted 10/24/2013 7:32:31 PM(edited)
I think it has potential.

I might look into trying it out after breeding my shiny Ralts.(Or you know, giving up.)
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#6Geminia999(Topic Creator)Posted 10/24/2013 8:16:03 PM
Say, does amie do anything for return, or is it still friendship? Also, what's it's max attack?

Anyways, I'm really interested. Would it be better to focus on speed or Attack in the nature?
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#7EtoRangerPosted 10/24/2013 8:17:55 PM
Geminia999 posted...
Say, does amie do anything for return, or is it still friendship? Also, what's it's max attack?

Anyways, I'm really interested. Would it be better to focus on speed or Attack in the nature?


With it's mega evolution, it has 105 base speed.(If serebii is correct.) so Jolly is probably the best nature for Mega Pinsir.
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#8Geminia999(Topic Creator)Posted 10/24/2013 8:39:22 PM
Now I don't really know stats enough to compare, but is Pinsir overall above average in attack and decent in speed in mega form?
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#9JarickoPosted 10/24/2013 9:05:46 PM
Keep in mind Pinsir while its picking up some nice stuff is also gaining a big weakness. 4x weakness to rock. That also means extra stealth rock damage. Which is apparently less this gen anyway but not by much. Rocks will basically kill you though. You do have the edge on Megaheracross though.
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#10InhaledCornPosted 10/24/2013 9:09:45 PM
People seem to forget Flying-typed Quick Attack. It's no Gale Wings Brave Bird, but this does make it harder to revenge kill.
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