Pin Missile
Type  Bug
Category  Physical
Power  25
Accuracy  95%
PP  20 (max. 32)
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Sharp spikes are shot at the target in rapid succession. They hit two to five times in a row.
  • Does not make contact
  • Affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat
  • Not affected by Snatch
  • Affected by King's Rock
Foe Foe
Self Ally
May affect anyone but the user

Pin Missile is an offensive Bug-type move.

Pin Missile inflicts damage, hitting the target 2-5 times per use. There is a ~33.3% chance that it will hit 2 times, a ~33.3% chance it will hit 3 times, a ~16.7% chance it will hit 4 times, and a ~16.7% chance it will hit 5 times. Provided that the move does not miss, it will hit ~3.167 times on average, giving it an average power of ~79.2.

Bide and Counter will only acknowledge the last strike of this move.

All strikes do damage independently, consequently enabling any of them to be critical.

Pin Missile will continue attacking after breaking a substitute.

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

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.

Pokémon that learn Pin Missile

By leveling up

Pokémon Type Level
#131 Icon131 Jolteon Electric Unknown 25