Originally Posted by Fat FearZeCrawdaunt
I've seen Pinsir teched into CMT as a Terrakion counter for more than just Power Pinch. Obviously because it 1HKO's Terrakions with Grip and Squeeze, but also provides the deck with some energy stranding options which can be effective against opposing CMT decks. CMT usually didn't run energy recovery (couldn't find the space) so losing a grass energy was often annoying. It could target DCE but I've also heard people ran a more disruptive CMT list with at least one Lost Remover for that, when they ran Pinsir.
Overall... an interesting tech, and I definitely agree a nichey card. I like Virizion EPO better for making mono-terrakion an auto-win though, while also providing an attacker that can 1HKO Eels. If you're gonna be an energy hog and take up 3 cards while you're doing it, you might as well at least hit for a minimum of 90.
Huh, I didn't see any energy disruption CMT decks but I like the idea. I always ran at least a little energy recovery in CMT (mostly for Durant!) but not enough to be consistent, and that would still have annoyed me. 80 HP, though. So low... At least the Eel can't retreat and so they have to have a switch in hand, if you use Grip and Squeeze? I can only see it in a techy list but it would be fun to try.