Pin Missile (move)

Pin Missile
ミサイルばり Missile Needle
Pin Missile VIII.png
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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 is TM07 in Generation VIII.

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.

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 critical. 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, Focus Band, or Sturdy 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 of the previous one.

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 Weak Armor or Stamina, each strike will activate it.

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
SwSh
Sharp spikes are shot at the target in rapid succession. They hit two to five times in a row.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII
015   Beedrill
 
 
Bug Bug 30 35 35 28 28 28 32SMUSUM
28PE
135   Jolteon
  Field Field 48RGB
36Y
36 36 36 36BW
25B2W2
25 25SMUSUM
17PE
35
167   Spinarak
 
 
Bug Bug 36 36 36 36
168   Ariados
 
 
Bug Bug 41 41 41 41
211   Qwilfish
 
 
Water 2 Water 2 28 28RSE
21FRLG
37 37 37 37 32
214   Heracross
 
 
Bug Bug 31 31 35
263   Zigzagoon
  Field Field 25 25 25 25XY
19ORAS
19 18
263   Zigzagoon
Galarian Form
 
 
Field Field 18
264   Linoone
  Field Field 1
264   Linoone
Galarian Form
 
 
Field Field 1
331   Cacnea
  Grass Human-Like 21 21 21 21XY
38ORAS
38
332   Cacturne
 
 
Grass Human-Like 21 21 21 21XY
38ORAS
38
451   Skorupi
 
 
Bug Water 3 12 12BW
9B2W2
9 9 30
452   Drapion
 
 
Bug Water 3 1, 12DP
12PtHGSS
12BW
9B2W2
9 9 30
556   Maractus
  Grass Grass 10 10 10 20
597   Ferroseed
 
 
Grass Mineral 18 18 18 10
598   Ferrothorn
 
 
Grass Mineral 18 18 18 1
650   Chespin
  Field Field 18 18
651   Quilladin
  Field Field 20 19
652   Chesnaught
 
 
Field Field 20 19
747   Mareanie
 
 
Water 1 Water 1 45 25
748   Toxapex
 
 
Water 1 Water 1 51 25
768   Golisopod
 
 
Bug Water 3 41 36
777   Togedemaru
 
 
Field Fairy 45 30
862   Obstagoon
 
 
Field Field 1
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
028   Sandslash
  Field Field
028   Sandslash
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Field
091   Cloyster
 
 
Water 3 Water 3
135   Jolteon
  Field Field
139   Omastar
 
 
Water 1 Water 3
151   Mew
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
211   Qwilfish
 
 
Water 2 Water 2
214   Heracross
 
 
Bug Bug
263   Zigzagoon
  Field Field
263   Zigzagoon
Galarian Form
 
 
Field Field
264   Linoone
  Field Field
264   Linoone
Galarian Form
 
 
Field Field
315   Roselia
 
 
Fairy Grass
406   Budew
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
407   Roserade
 
 
Fairy Grass
416   Vespiquen
 
 
Bug Bug
451   Skorupi
 
 
Bug Water 3
452   Drapion
 
 
Bug Water 3
543   Venipede
 
 
Bug Bug
544   Whirlipede
 
 
Bug Bug
545   Scolipede
 
 
Bug Bug
556   Maractus
  Grass Grass
595   Joltik
 
 
Bug Bug
596   Galvantula
 
 
Bug Bug
597   Ferroseed
 
 
Grass Mineral
598   Ferrothorn
 
 
Grass Mineral
747   Mareanie
 
 
Water 1 Water 1
748   Toxapex
 
 
Water 1 Water 1
768   Golisopod
 
 
Bug Water 3
777   Togedemaru
 
 
Field Fairy
803   Poipole
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
804   Naganadel
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
862   Obstagoon
 
 
Field Field
864   Cursola
  Water 1 Water 3
871   Pincurchin
  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
204   Pineco
  Bug Bug
406   Budew
 
 
Fairy Grass
543   Venipede
 
 
Bug Bug
595   Joltik
 
 
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
  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
Physical 2 16 19 95% An opponent Multistrike Attacks the target two to five times in a row.

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

       
Golisopod Chespin Ferrothorn Jolteon
The opponent is hit with a massive amount of pins.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  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 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'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 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 shoots white streams of pins from its spikes at the opponent.
Harley's Cacturne Rhapsody in Drew None
  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 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. 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'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'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 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 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 The spikes on Chesnaught's back stiffen and glow white. It then fires white orbs trailing green streams of light 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
  Ariados Ariados fires white orbs trailing green streams of light from its back at the opponent.
Multiple wild Ariados Defending the Homeland! None
  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
  Czech Jehlicová střela
  Danish Nålemissil
  Dutch Naaldraket
  Finnish Neulaohjus (EP040)
Piikkiohjus (Advanced Generation)
  French Dard-Nuée
  German Nadelrakete
  Greek Βλήματα Βελόνες
  Indonesian Jarum Rudal
Peluru Jarum
  Italian Missilspillo
  Korean 바늘미사일 Baneulmisail
  Norwegian Nålestikk
  Polish Szpilopocisk*
Atak Szpilek*
Atak Igłami*
Atak Szpilkowy*
Szpilkowe Pociski*
Iglasta Pięść*
Pocisk Szpilkowy*
Igielny Pocisk*
Igłowy Atak*
Cieńki Pocisk*
Portuguese   Brazil Míssil de Espinhos (anime, TCG, manga)
Míssil Perfurante (The Official Pokémon Handbook)
  Portugal Ataque Míssil
Míssil (Black and White series)
  Romanian Proiectilul Ascuțit
  Russian Игломет Iglomet
  Serbian Bodljikavi Projektil
Spanish   Latin America Misiles Aguja (EP040)
Ataque Misil (EP101)
Misil de Aguja (EP216)
Misiles Pin (EP256)
Misil Aguja (TLoT, AG123-present)
  Spain Pin Misil
  Swedish Nålmissil
  Turkish İğne Mermisi
  Vietnamese Hỏa Tiễn Gai Độc



Generation VIII TMs
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Generation VIII TRs
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