Pin Missile (move)

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Pin Missile
ミサイルばり Missile Needle
Pin Missile IX.png
Pin Missile IX 2.png
Type  Bug
Category  Physical
PP  20 (max. 32)
Power  25
Accuracy  95%
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  1
Jamming  0  
Effectiveness varies depending on when it is used.

Pin Missile (Japanese: ミサイルばり Missile Needle) is a damage-dealing Bug-type multi-strike move introduced in Generation I. It was TM07 in Pokémon Sword and Shield.

Effect

Generation I

Pin Missile inflicts damage, hitting the target 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. Although only the first strike can be a critical hit, each successive one will deal the same amount of damage.

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

Pin Missile has a base power of 14 and an accuracy of 85%.

Generation II

All strikes now do damage independently, consequently enabling any of them to be a critical hit. Pin Missile may now continue attacking after breaking a substitute.

If the user is holding a King's Rock, the final strike has a chance to cause the opponent to flinch.

Generations III and IV

Pokémon with the Ability Skill Link will always hit five times when using Pin Missile, if it does not miss.

If the user is holding a King's Rock or Razor Fang, each consecutive hit has an equal chance to cause the opponent to flinch.

Generation V

There is now a 35% chance that it will hit 2 times, a 35% chance it will hit 3 times, a 15% chance it will hit 4 times, and a 15% chance it will hit 5 times.

If a Focus Sash activates before the last strike is dealt, the following strike will cause the defending Pokémon to faint. A Focus Band can still activate repeatedly to prevent fainting, but each chance is independent. Sturdy will activate with each hit if the defending Pokémon has a maximum HP of 1.

If the target has Weak Armor, each strike will activate it.

Generation VI onwards

Pin Missile now has a base power of 25 and an accuracy of 95%. Provided that the move does not miss, it has an average power of ~79.2.

If the target has Stamina, each strike will activate it.

Generation VIII

Pokémon Legends: Arceus

The attack hits once and leaves the target with splinters for 4 turns (Strong Style), 2 turns (Agile Style), or 3 turns (otherwise).

Category  Physical
PP  20
Agile Strong
Power  40  30  50
Accuracy  100%  100%  100%
Action speed modifier
Self  0  0  +5
Target  0  +3  0
Additional effect
Turns  3  2  4
   ?  ?
   ?  ?
Leaves the target with splinters

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.
DPPtHGSSPBR Sharp pins are shot at the foe in rapid succession. They hit two to five times in a row.
BWB2W2
XYORAS
SMUSUMPE
SwShBDSP
Sharp spikes are shot at the target in rapid succession. They hit two to five times in a row.
LA Sharp spikes are shot at the target. Spike splinters left behind by this attack continue to damage the target for several turns.
SV The user attacks by shooting sharp spikes at the target. This move hits two to five times in a row.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII IX
015 Beedrill Beedrill
BugIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Bug Bug 30 35 35 28 28 28 32SMUSUM
28PE
32BDSP
135 Jolteon Jolteon
ElectricIC Big.png Field Field 48RGB
36Y
36 36 36 36BW
25B2W2
25 25SMUSUM
17PE
35SwShBDSP 35
167 Spinarak Spinarak
BugIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Bug Bug 36 36 36 36 36BDSP
168 Ariados Ariados
BugIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Bug Bug 41 41 41 41 41BDSP
211 Qwilfish Qwilfish
WaterIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Water 2 Water 2 28 28RSE
21FRLG
37 37 37 37 32 32
211 Qwilfish Qwilfish
Hisuian Form
DarkIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Water 2 Water 2 9LA 32
214 Heracross Heracross
BugIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Bug Bug 31 31 35SwShBDSP
9LA
35
263 Zigzagoon Zigzagoon
NormalIC Big.png Field Field 25 25 25 25XY
19ORAS
19 18
263 Zigzagoon Zigzagoon
Galarian Form
DarkIC Big.png
NormalIC Big.png
Field Field 18
264 Linoone Linoone
NormalIC Big.png Field Field 1
264 Linoone Linoone
Galarian Form
DarkIC Big.png
NormalIC Big.png
Field Field 1
331 Cacnea Cacnea
GrassIC Big.png Grass Human-Like 21 21 21 21XY
38ORAS
38 38BDSP 38
332 Cacturne Cacturne
GrassIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Grass Human-Like 21 21 21 21XY
38ORAS
38 38BDSP 38
416 Vespiquen Vespiquen
BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug 11LA
451 Skorupi Skorupi
PoisonIC Big.png
BugIC Big.png
Bug Water 3 12 12BW
9B2W2
9 9 30SwShBDSP
452 Drapion Drapion
PoisonIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Bug Water 3 1, 12DP
12PtHGSS
12BW
9B2W2
9 9 30SwShBDSP
472 Gliscor Gliscor
GroundIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug 20LA
556 Maractus Maractus
GrassIC Big.png Grass Grass 10 10 10 20
597 Ferroseed Ferroseed
GrassIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Grass Mineral 18 18 18 10
598 Ferrothorn Ferrothorn
GrassIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Grass Mineral 18 18 18 1
650 Chespin Chespin
GrassIC Big.png Field Field 18 18 18
651 Quilladin Quilladin
GrassIC Big.png Field Field 20 19 24
652 Chesnaught Chesnaught
GrassIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Field Field 20 19 19
747 Mareanie Mareanie
PoisonIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 1 45 25 25
748 Toxapex Toxapex
PoisonIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 1 51 25 25
768 Golisopod Golisopod
BugIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Bug Water 3 41 36
777 Togedemaru Togedemaru
ElectricIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Field Fairy 45 30
862 Obstagoon Obstagoon
DarkIC Big.png
NormalIC Big.png
Field Field 1
904 Overqwil Overqwil
DarkIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Water 2 Water 2 9LA 32
995 Iron Thorns Iron Thorns
RockIC Big.png
ElectricIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 63
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By TM

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Machine
I
--
II
--
III
--
IV
--
V
--
VI
--
VII
--
VIII
TM07
IX
--
028 Sandslash Sandslash
GroundIC Big.png Field Field
028 Sandslash Sandslash
Alolan Form
IceIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Field Field
091 Cloyster Cloyster
WaterIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Water 3 Water 3
135 Jolteon Jolteon
ElectricIC Big.png Field Field
139 Omastar Omastar
RockIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 3
151 Mew Mew
PsychicIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
211 Qwilfish Qwilfish
WaterIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Water 2 Water 2
214 Heracross Heracross
BugIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Bug Bug
263 Zigzagoon Zigzagoon
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
263 Zigzagoon Zigzagoon
Galarian Form
DarkIC Big.png
NormalIC Big.png
Field Field
264 Linoone Linoone
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
264 Linoone Linoone
Galarian Form
DarkIC Big.png
NormalIC Big.png
Field Field
315 Roselia Roselia
GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Fairy Grass
406 Budew Budew
GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
407 Roserade Roserade
GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Fairy Grass
416 Vespiquen Vespiquen
BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug
451 Skorupi Skorupi
PoisonIC Big.png
BugIC Big.png
Bug Water 3
452 Drapion Drapion
PoisonIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Bug Water 3
543 Venipede Venipede
BugIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Bug Bug
544 Whirlipede Whirlipede
BugIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Bug Bug
545 Scolipede Scolipede
BugIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Bug Bug
556 Maractus Maractus
GrassIC Big.png Grass Grass
595 Joltik Joltik
BugIC Big.png
ElectricIC Big.png
Bug Bug
596 Galvantula Galvantula
BugIC Big.png
ElectricIC Big.png
Bug Bug
597 Ferroseed Ferroseed
GrassIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Grass Mineral
598 Ferrothorn Ferrothorn
GrassIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Grass Mineral
747 Mareanie Mareanie
PoisonIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 1
748 Toxapex Toxapex
PoisonIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 1
768 Golisopod Golisopod
BugIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Bug Water 3
777 Togedemaru Togedemaru
ElectricIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Field Fairy
803 Poipole Poipole
PoisonIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
804 Naganadel Naganadel
PoisonIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
862 Obstagoon Obstagoon
DarkIC Big.png
NormalIC Big.png
Field Field
864 Cursola Cursola
GhostIC Big.png Water 1 Water 3
871 Pincurchin Pincurchin
ElectricIC Big.png Water 1 Amorphous
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 Types Parent
Egg Groups
Egg Move
II III IV V VI VII VIII IX
204 Pineco Pineco
BugIC Big.png Bug Bug BDSP
406 Budew Budew
GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Fairy Grass BDSP
543 Venipede Venipede
BugIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Bug Bug
595 Joltik Joltik
BugIC Big.png
ElectricIC Big.png
Bug Bug
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Special move

Generation III

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
204 Pineco Pineco
BugIC Big.png Bug Bug Purified Shadow PokémonXD
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


In other games

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

In Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team, Pin Missile is a move with 4 base power, 78% accuracy, and 17 PP. The attack will generate 2-5 projectiles that travel up to 10 tiles away and hit the first Pokémon it encounters, ally or enemy. If a Pokémon faints in middle of the attack, the remaining projectiles will be able to hit a new target. This move's base critical hit rate is lower than normal, at 1%.

In Explorers of Time, Darkness and Sky, the move's PP has been decreased to 10 and its accuracy to 45%.

Pokémon Masters EX

Category Move Gauge MP Base Power Max Power Accuracy Target Effect Tag Description Playable Users
Physical 2 16 19 95% An opponent Multistrike Attacks the target two to five times in a row. Guzma & Golisopod
Scottie/Bettie & Beedrill Egg

Pokémon Rumble Rush

BugIC RR.png Pin Missile
★★★★
Attack power 28.92975 (Hit 1), 23.41932 (Hit 2), 44.08343 (Hit 3)
Charge time 0.5 seconds (Hits 1-2), 0.64 seconds
Range type Projectile
Number of hits 1
Number of projectiles 1
Critical hit rate 1.5%
Additional effect None
Pin Missile Rumble Rush.png

Description

Games Description
MDRB Inflicts damage on the target, even at a distance. It hits two to five times in succession.
MDTDS Inflicts damage on the target, even at a distance, using 2 to 5 attacks in a single turn.
BSL はなれたポケモンに 2〜5かいれんぞくで ダメージを あたえる
MDGtI It damages even a faraway Pokémon 2 to 5 times in a row.
SMD
MDRTDX
It damages a Pokémon, even one far away, 2 to 5 times in a row.


In the anime

Guzma Golisopod Pin Missile.png Clemont Chespin Pin Missile.png Cameron Ferrothorn Pin Missile.png Sparky Jolteon Pin Missile.png
Golisopod Chespin Ferrothorn Jolteon
The opponent is hit with a massive amount of pins.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
Jolteon Jolteon Jolteon's fur becomes spiky and fires multiple yellow needles from it at the opponent.
Sparky's Jolteon The Battling Eevee Brothers Debut
Ethan's Jolteon Get Along, Little Pokémon None
Qwilfish Qwilfish Qwilfish sucks up water to expand its body. Then, it glows white and shoots white needles at the opponent, its body gradually shrinking to regular size.
Harrison's Qwilfish Dueling Heroes None
Dorian's Qwilfish Just Add Water None
Beedrill Beedrill Beedrill's stingers glow white and shoot either multiple small, white needles or two large needles the size of its stingers at the opponent or the stinger at the end of Beedrill's body or the stingers on Beedrill's arms glow white and it fires a white orb trailing green streams of light from them at the opponent.
Jimmy's Beedrill The Legend of Thunder! None
Galen's two Beedrill Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea None
Three wild Beedrill Splitting Heirs! None
Multiple wild Beedrill Defending the Homeland! None
Cacnea Cacnea The spikes on Cacnea's arms glow white and shoot either a barrage of white needles or white, arrow-shaped streams of pins at the opponent. Sometimes the pins are fired from the spikes on its head.
James's Cacnea A Poached Ego! None
Cacturne Cacturne Cacturne shoots white streams of pins from its spikes at the opponent.
Harley's Cacturne Rhapsody in Drew None
Drapion Drapion Drapion's claws glow white and are raised above its head, where a thin, white line forms and connects them. Drapion thrusts its claws forward and shoots white streams of pins at the opponent. It can also fire pins from its tail claw. Or Drapion fires white orbs trailing green streams of light at the opponent from its claws at the opponent.
J's Drapion Ill-Will Hunting! None
Aaron's Drapion A Trainer and Child Reunion! None
Paul's Drapion Familiarity Breeds Strategy! None
Celosia's Drapion From A to Z! None
Mime Jr. Mime Jr. The ball on Mime Jr.'s head glows white. Its hands glow white and shoot white streams of pins at the opponent.
James's Mime Jr. Dawn's Early Night! Used via Mimic
Skorupi Skorupi Skorupi's claws glow white and fire white, arrow-shaped streams of pins at the opponent.
A Coordinator's Skorupi Another One Gabites the Dust! None
Maractus Maractus Maractus's claws glow white and fire three streams of white pins at the opponent. Maractus sometimes raises its arms before firing.
Toby's Marra A Maractus Musical! None
Toby's Racca A Maractus Musical! None
Toby's Tussy A Maractus Musical! None
Ferrothorn Ferrothorn The ends of Ferrothorn's vines glow white and fire white, arrow-shaped streams at the opponent.
Cameron's Ferrothorn The Road to Humilau! None
Chespin Chespin The spikes on Chespin's head stiffen and glow white. It then fires white orbs trailing green streams of light at the opponent.
Clemont's Chespin Mega-Mega Meowth Madness! None
Mairin's Chespie Mega Evolution Special I None
Chesnaught Chesnaught The spikes on Chesnaught's back stiffen and glow white or light green. It then fires white orbs trailing green streams of light or light green needles at the opponent.
Millis Steel's Chesnaught Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction None
Clemont's Chesnaught in a dream Dream a Little Dream from Me! None
Chapman's Chesnaught A Watershed Moment! None
Alain's Chesnaught Curtain Up! Fight the Fights! None
Ariados Ariados Ariados fires white orbs trailing green streams of light from its back at the opponent, or the appendages of Ariados's back glow light green, and it fires light green spikes from them at the opponent.
Multiple wild Ariados Defending the Homeland! None
Ilunas's Ariados Night and Day, You are the Ones! None
Golisopod Golisopod Golisopod fires multiple light purple needles from within the gap between the armored plates on its back at the opponent.
Guzma's Golisopod The Dealer of Destruction! None


In the manga

The Electric Tale of Pikachu


How I Became a Pokémon Card

  • Jolteon was revealed to have used Pin Missile in PW31, but only the move itself was shown.

Pokémon Adventures


Pokémon Pocket Monsters


Pokémon Try Adventure


In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games

Trivia

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 飛彈針 Fēidáan Jām
Mandarin 飛彈針 / 飞弹针 Fēidàn Zhēn
The Czech Republic Flag.png Czech Jehlicová střela
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 Baneulmisail
Norway Flag.png Norwegian Nålestikk
Poland Flag.png Polish Szpilopocisk
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Míssil de Espinhos (anime, TCG, manga)
Míssil Perfurante (The Official Pokémon Handbook)
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Ataque Míssil
Míssil (Black and White series)
Romania Flag.png Romanian Proiectilul Ascuțit
Russia Flag.png Russian Игломет Iglomet
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Bodljikavi Projektil
Spanish CELAC Flag.png Latin America Misiles Aguja (EP040)
Ataque Misil (EP101)
Misil de Aguja (EP216)
Misiles Pin (EP256)
Misil Aguja (TLoT, AG123-present)
Spain Flag.png Spain Pin Misil
Sweden Flag.png Swedish Nålmissil
Turkey Flag.png Turkish İğne Mermisi
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Hỏa Tiễn Gai Độc



Generation VIII TMs
SwSh
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BDSP
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Generation VIII TRs (SwSh)
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