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Pin Missile (move)

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Pin Missile
ミサイルばり Missile Needle
Pin Missile.png
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Type  Bug
Category  Physical
PP  20 (max. 32)
Power  14
Accuracy  85%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation I
Condition  Cool
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jam  1
Startles the Pokémon that has the Judge's attention.
Condition  Cool
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Allows performance of the same move twice in a row.
Condition  Cool
Appeal  0  
Jamming  0  

Pin Missile (Japanese: ミサイルばり Missile Needle) is a damage-dealing Bug-type multi-strike move introduced in Generation I.

Effect

Generation I

Pin Missile inflicts damage, hitting 2-5 times per use. There is a 37.5% chance that it will hit 2 times, a 37.5% chance that it will hit 3 times, a 12.5% chance that it will hit 4 times, and a 12.5% chance that it will hit 5 times. This gives the attack an average power of 42, ignoring the possibility of missing. Although only the first hit can be a critical hit, each successive hit will deal the same amount of damage.

Pin Missile will end immediately if it breaks a substitute. Bide and Counter will only acknowledge the last hit of this move.

Generation II and III

Same as Generation I, but all hits will do damage independently, consequently enabling any of them to be critical.

Generation IV

Same as previous generations, except it will continue attacking after a substitute is broken.

Generation V

Unlike previous generations, if Focus Sash, Focus Band, or Sturdy activate before the last hit is dealt, the following hit will cause the defending Pokémon to faint; however, Focus Band can still activate repeatedly to prevent fainting, but each chance is independent of the previous one. Each hit will cause Weak Armor to activate.

Description

Games Description
StadStad2 An attack that fires many needle-like projectiles from the body. Strikes several times.
GSC Fires pins that strike 2-5 times.
RSEColo.XD Sharp pins are fired to strike 2 to 5 times.
FRLG Sharp pins are shot at the foe and hit two to five times at once.
DPPtHGSS Sharp pins are shot at the foe in rapid succession. They hit two to five times in a row.
BWB2W2 Sharp spikes are shot at the target in rapid succession. They hit two to five times in a row.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
I II III IV V VI
015 Beedrill Beedrill Bug Poison 30 35 35 28 28 ''''
135 Jolteon Jolteon Electric Electric 48 36 36 36 36 36 25 '
167 Spinarak Spinarak Bug Poison       36 36 ''''
168 Ariados Ariados Bug Poison       41 41 ''''
211 Qwilfish Qwilfish Water Poison   28 28 21 37 37 '
263 Zigzagoon Zigzagoon Normal Normal     25 25 25 '
331 Cacnea Cacnea Grass Grass     21 21 21 '
332 Cacturne Cacturne Grass Dark     21 21 21 '
451 Skorupi Skorupi Poison Bug       12 12 9 ''''
452 Drapion Drapion Poison Dark       --, 12 12 9 '
556 Maractus Maractus Grass Grass         10 '
597 Ferroseed Ferroseed Grass Steel         18 '
598 Ferrothorn Ferrothorn Grass Steel         18 '
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By breeding

# Pokémon Type Father
II III IV V VI
204 Pineco Pineco Bug Bug Beedrill Beedrill BeedrillSpinarakAriadosSkorupiDrapion BeedrillSpinarakAriadosSkorupiDrapion
315 Roselia Roselia Grass Poison   CacneaCacturne CacneaCacturne CacneaCacturneFerroseedFerrothorn
406 Budew Budew Grass Poison     CacneaCacturne CacneaCacturneFerroseedFerrothorn
543 Venipede Venipede Bug Poison       BeedrillSpinarakAriadosSkorupiDrapion
595 Joltik Joltik Bug Electric       BeedrillSpinarakAriadosSkorupiDrapion
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


In the anime

Sparky Jolteon Pin Missile.png James Cacnea Pin Missile.png Cameron Ferrothorn Pin Missile.png Paul Drapion Pin Missile.png
Jolteon Cacnea Ferrothorn Drapion
The opponent is hit with a massive amount of pins.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
135 Jolteon Jolteon's fur becomes spiky and it fires yellow needles from its fur at the opponent.
Sparky's Jolteon The Battling Eevee Brothers Debut
Ethan's Jolteon Get Along, Little Pokémon None
211 Qwilfish Qwilfish sucks up water to make its body expand. Then, it glows white and shoots white needles from its body at the opponent. As it's shooting the Pin Missiles, its body shrinks back to regular size.
Harrison's Qwilfish Dueling Heroes None
Dorian's Qwilfish Just Add Water None
015 Beedrill Beedrill puts its arms in front of it and the arm stingers on its arms start to glow white. It then releases multiple white needles from the arm stingers all over the battlefield, or Beedrill's arm stingers start to glow white and it releases two large needles the size of the arm stingers at the opponent.
Jimmy's Beedrill The Legend of Thunder! None
Galen's two Beedrill Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea None
331 Cacnea Cacnea points one or two of its arms out and the dark green spikes on its hands glow white. It then shoots a barrage of white needles at the opponent, or Cacnea's hands glow white and multiple white, arrow-headed streams of pins are released from them at the opponent. Sometimes the pins are fired from the dark spines in its head.
James's Cacnea A Poached Ego! None
332 Cacturne Cacturne releases multiple white glowing streams of pins from the dark green patches on its arms and legs at the opponent.
Harley's Cacturne Rhapsody in Drew None
452 Drapion Drapion's claws glow white and it brings them back above its head, and a thin white line connects the two claws. It then thrusts its claws forward and it releases multiple glowing white streams of pins from them at the opponent. It can also release glowing white pins from the claw at the end of its tail.
J's Drapion Ill-Will Hunting! None
Aaron's Drapion A Trainer and Child Reunion! None
Paul's Drapion Familiarity Breeds Strategy! None
439 Mime Jr. The ball on Mime Jr.'s head glow white. Its hands also glow white and it releases glowing white streams of pins from its hands at the opponent.
James's Mime Jr. Dawn's Early Night! Used via Mimic
451 Skorupi The claws on Skorupi's arms glow white and it fires multiple glowing white streams of pins with arrowheads from the claws at the opponent.
A Coordinator's Skorupi Another One Gabites the Dust! None
556 Maractus The three claws on the end of one of Maractus's hands glow white and it fires three streams of glowing white pins from its claws at the opponent, or Maractus raises its arms and points both of them at the opponent. The claws at the end of both arms glow white and it releases three stream of white pins from each hand at the opponent.
Toby's Marra A Maractus Musical! None
Toby's Racca A Maractus Musical! None
Toby's Tussy A Maractus Musical! None
598 Ferrothorn Ferrothorn's arms glow white and it fires multiple glowing white streams with arrowheads from the arms at the opponent.
Cameron's Ferrothorn The Road to Humilau None

In the manga

In The Electric Tale of Pikachu manga


In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In other generations

Pin Missile I.png Pin Missile II.png Pin Missile III.png Pin Missile IV.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
FRLG Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
XY ORAS Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast
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Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
FRLG Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
XY ORAS Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast

Trivia

  • Pin Missile is one of three moves in the main series games to have a base power that is not a multiple of 5, the other two being Comet Punch and Fury Swipes.

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 飛彈針 Fēi​dàn​ Zhēn
Denmark Flag.png Danish Nålemissil
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Naaldraket
Finland Flag.png Finnish Neulaohjus (EP040)
Piikkiohjus (Advanced Generation)
France Flag.png French Dard-Nuée
Germany Flag.png German Nadelrakete
Greece Flag.png Greek Βλήματα Βελόνες
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Jarum Rudal
Peluru Jarum
Italy Flag.png Italian Missilspillo
South Korea Flag.png Korean 바늘미사일 Bineul Missile
Norway Flag.png Norwegian Nålestikk
Poland Flag.png Polish Szpilo Pocisk
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Mísseis de Espinhos
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Ataque Míssil
Romania Flag.png Romanian Proiectilul Ascuțit
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Bodljikavi Projektil
Spanish CELAC Flag.png Latin America Misil Aguja (anime)
Spain Flag.png Spain Pin Misil


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