Pinsir vs Heracross
The second of the last two threads I'm going to make before I leave tomorrow. Originally, I wanted to make it a Scizor vs Heracross thing, as those were the two stand out Bug types of Generation II. But since Scizor is busy in his own vs thread against Scyther, I'll do this instead.
Pinsir and Heracross are two Bug types that don't have a direct, in-universe connection to one another but are still very much tied together. For a while before GSC hit the stores, Heracross was assumed to be an evolution of Pinsir. The reveal of Scizor as Scyther's evo just fueled the theory. Needless to say, lots of people were pissed when the rumor turned out false.
Still, even in the anime, they share a bond as Pinsir and Heracross were seen fighting for territory in a Johto episode.
The fact that they have the same BST and play very similarly to each other helps a lot too.
So, which do you prefer?
Which is more useful?
Who would win in a battle?
I'm going with Heracross here. Mostly because I've trained one (several, actually) and I've never been disappointed. I've never trained a Pinsir though. I also like Heracross' design more. It looks tough but playful. Pinsir just looks scary