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Scyther (Pokémon)

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This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Scyther (disambiguation).
Scyther
ストライク Strike
#123
123Scyther.png
Art by Ken Sugimori from FireRed and LeafGreen
Type
Bug Flying
Category
Mantis Pokémon
Abilities
Swarm or Technician Steadfast
Hidden Ability
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,000,000
Regional Pokédex numbers
Kanto
#123
Johto
#111
Hoenn
#281
Sinnoh
#195
Regional Browser numbers
Fiore
R-043
Almia
R-216
Oblivia
R-222
Height
4'11"
Imperial
1.5 m
Metric
Weight
123.5 lbs.
Imperial
56.0 kg
Metric
Dex color
Green
Catch rate
45 (5.9%)
Body style
Body13.png
Footprint
 F123.png 
Gender ratio
50% male, 50% female
Breeding
Bug group 26 cycles
(6630 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
Atk
1
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
Base Exp.: 187 Battle Exp.: 1871*

Scyther (Japanese: ストライク Strike) is a dual-type Bug/Flying Pokémon.

It evolves into Scizor when traded holding a Metal Coat.

Biology

Physiology

Scyther resembles a primarily green, human-sized praying mantis with accents of cream coloration. It has large, blade-like forearms and a pair of cream-colored wings. Its head is reptilian rather than insect-like in shape, with three small points, and its feet possess three claws.

Gender differences

The female of the species have slightly larger abdomens.

Special abilities

Scyther's blade-like forearms have the power to slice through logs with a single blow. Scyther is also gifted with tremendous speed and is a strong flyer, but very rarely flies. It is said it could use its scythes like a ninja. Scyther is one of a small number of Pokémon still capable of evolution that are able to use Hyper Beam and Giga Impact.

Behavior

Scyther are very intelligent, but tend to be quiet and reclusive in the wild. They tend to act like lions, and if a challenger Scyther wins a battle against the leader of the Scyther swarm, the original Scyther leader will depart, and the challenger will take place as the new leader. When confronted by a Trainer, they will react very aggressively to defend themselves, but when trained, Scyther can be among the most loyal Pokémon on any Trainer's team and hate to give up.

In Showdown at Dark City, it was revealed that Scyther and Electabuzz despise the color red, however, other Scyther seen in the anime have not been as aggressive when confronted by the color, such as Tracey's Scyther.

Habitat

Scyther are often rare Pokémon that prefer an open grassland so they can live with other packs of Scyther. However, they have been known to take residence in secluded forests. Although rare, they are usually imported to live in Safari Zones and similar reserves, though populations have been recorded in Sinnoh and the Battle Zone.

Diet

Scyther has been known to use its scythes to slash its prey.

Main article: Pokémon food

In the anime

Scyther in the anime

Major appearances

Tracey's Scyther

Tracey captured an elderly Scyther in Tracey Gets Bugged. Even in its old age it is very aggressive, but for the same reasons, Tracey tries not to use it.

Other

Scyther first appeared in Showdown at Dark City. It was one of the Pokémon used during the feuds between the Kas and Yas Gyms of Dark City. It is the Yas Gym's primary Pokémon.

A Scyther has also been used by the Gym Leader of Navel Island, Danny in Navel Maneuvers. It was seen helping Danny's Machoke and Nidoqueen carve Danny's sled and later competed in the sled race alongside Danny's Electrode and Geodude. It reappeared in a flashback in A Way Off Day Off and in another flashback in Hello, Pummelo!.

Bugsy used a Scyther against Ash in Gettin' The Bugs Out. This Scyther was trained to block Fire-type attacks by using Swords Dance as a fan. Ash discovered that this defensive strategy doesn't work if a Fire-type move is used from above, which allowed his Cyndaquil to win in his Gym match.

In Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time & Darkness, Scyther was a member of Team Razor Wind, along with Sandslash and Zangoose. The trio of clawed Pokémon were first seen being blasted out of the Wigglytuff Guild. Team Razor Wind overheard that Team Poképals were assigned with the task of traveling to the Labyrinth Cave to get a Gabite Scale for an ailing Shinx, and decided to attempt beating Team Poképals. Unfortunately for Team Razor Wind, Gabite beat them up. It reappeared alongside its team in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky - Beyond Time & Darkness.

Minor appearances

In Mewtwo Strikes Back, a Scyther owned by Corey was one of the Pokémon that was captured and cloned by Mewtwo. When Team Rocket saw this Pokémon being cloned, it was mistaken for an Alakazam. The Scyther clone was seen again in Mewtwo Returns.

A Scyther appeared during the Indigo League in The Fourth Round Rumble, under the ownership of Jeanette Fisher. Ash's Bulbasaur battled the Scyther, and despite the type disadvantage, Bulbasaur came out the winner. It reappeared in a flashback in the following episode and in Bulbasaur... the Ambassador!.

A pink Scyther appeared in Team Rocket's fantasy in In the Pink.

A Scyther was seen in a dojo in Wired for Battle!.

A Scyther also appeared in Tricks of the Trade.

Casey failed to catch a Scyther in The Bug Stops Here during the Bug-Catching Contest.

A Scyther was one of the sick Pokémon in a Pokémon Center in Carrying On!.

A Scyther belonging to a Trainer appeared at the Pokémon Jujitsu Academy in Ariados, Amigos.

A Pokémon Hunter had a Scyther and Houndoom which he had used to chase after Celebi in Celebi: Voice of the Forest.

A Scyther was one of the Pokémon defeated by Wings Alexander's then Hoothoot as seen in his flashback in Throwing in the Noctowl.

In Extreme Pokémon!, a Trainer with a Scyther was seen practicing and participating in the Extreme Pokémon Race.

A Scyther appeared in the opening of Pokémon Heroes.

A Scyther was one of the Pokémon that fought in a battle as seen in a flashback in Pop Goes The Sneasel.

Scyther was used by one of the students of the Pokémon Trainer's School in Gonna Rule The School!.

A Scyther was also owned by a demolition crew (which was changed into a construction crew due to Ritchie changing the past) in Celebi and Joy.

Luna from Curbing the Crimson Tide had a Scyther that eventually evolved into a Scizor.

A Scyther was under the ownership of a girl in Tag, We're It! and was partnered with a man's Koffing against Dawn's Piplup and Conway's Slowking.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
EP042 Scyther and Electabuzz Ash's Pokédex Scyther and Electabuzz are both rare Pokémon. They are able to distinguish colors and become enraged by the color red.
Original series entries continue below.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
EP097 Scyther Ash's Pokédex Scyther, the Mantis Pokémon. Its claws are sharp as swords, and it is a powerful flyer. This Pokémon is rarely seen by humans and almost never captured.
EP097 Swords Dance Ash's Pokédex Swords Dance, Scyther's special attack. Scyther spins furiously to focus its energy and increase its attack power.
This concludes the entries from the original series.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Main article: Blue's Scizor

In Pokémon Adventures, Scyther is the first Pokémon Blue received. It has since evolved into Scizor.

Bugsy is seen with a Scyther in the Gym Leader faceoff.

In the Pokémon Gold & Silver: The Golden Boys manga

Like in the games, Bugsy has a Scyther. It was Gold's opponent during his Gym challenge.

In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga

A Scyther is seen with Red during the curry cooking competition that went on in Curry Showdown! Which is the Most Delicious?.

Giovanni is seen with three Scyther in Seize the Dream of One Million Yen!!. Each of them were sent out to prevent anyone from winning the contest he hosted on TV.

In the Pokémon Ruby-Sapphire manga

Red is shown to have caught a Scyther in Clefairy Has Been Abandoned?!.

In the TCG

Main article: Scyther (TCG)

In the TFG

One Scyther figure has been released.

Game data

NPC appearances

  • Pokémon Snap: A Scyther appears at two points on the Beach level. At the first point, the use of a Pester Ball will chase it out. (This also triggers a special Multiple Pikachu Photo opportunity.) The second point is close to the end of the Beach level.
  • Pokémon Stadium 2: Scyther stars in a mini-game alongside Pinsir called "Clear Cut Challenge." Each player chops a falling log for each round of the game. The score for each player is determined by how close the player is to the white line on the log. Cutting anywhere above the log will cause the player to lose points.
  • Pokémon Ranger: Garret uses two Scyther to back up his Scizor.
  • Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time and Explorers of Darkness: Scyther is one of the members of Team Razor Wind.

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.
Generation I
Red With ninja-like agility and speed, it can create the illusion that there is more than one.
Blue
Yellow Leaps out of tall grass and slices prey with its scythes. The movement looks like that of a ninja.
Stadium Moves incredibly quickly and shreds its enemy with its razor-sharp scythes. On rare occasions, it flies with its wings.
Generation II
Gold It slashes through grass with its sharp scythes, moving too fast for the human eye to track.
Silver When it moves, it leaves only a blur. If it hides in grass, its protective colors make it invisible.
Crystal It's very proud of its speed. It moves so fast that its opponent does not even know what knocked it down.
Stadium 2 It slashes through grass with its sharp scythes, moving too fast for the human eye to track.
Generation III
Ruby Scyther is blindingly fast. Its blazing speed enhances the effectiveness of the twin scythes on its forearms. This Pokémon's scythes are so effective, they can slice through thick logs in one wicked stroke.
Sapphire
Emerald Its blindingly fast speed adds to the sharpness of its twin forearm scythes. The scythes can slice through thick logs in one wicked stroke.
FireRed It tears and shreds prey with its wickedly sharp scythes. It very rarely spreads its wings to fly.
LeafGreen With ninja-like agility and speed, it can create the illusion that there is more than one.
Generation IV
Diamond It is nearly impossible to parry its attacking scythes. Its movements are like a ninja's.
Pearl
Platinum The sharp scythes on its forearms become increasingly sharp by cutting through hard objects.
HeartGold It slashes through grass with its sharp scythes, moving too fast for the human eye to track.
SoulSilver When it moves, it leaves only a blur. If it hides in grass, its protective coloration makes it invisible.
Generation V
Black The sharp scythes on its forearms become increasingly sharp by cutting through hard objects.
White
Black 2 The sharp scythes on its forearms become increasingly sharp by cutting through hard objects.
White 2
Generation VI
X Unknown
Y Unknown

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.
Generation I
Red Blue
Unlimited Safari Zone, Rocket Game Corner (Red only)
Blue (Japan)
Unknown Safari Zone
Yellow
Unlimited Safari Zone, Rocket Game Corner
Generation II
Gold Silver
Rare National Park (Bug-Catching Contest)
Crystal
Rare National Park (Bug-Catching Contest)
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
None Trade
Emerald
None Trade
FireRed LeafGreen
Unlimited Safari Zone, Celadon Game Corner (FireRed only)
Colosseum
None Trade
XD
One Citadark Isle (Shadow)
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Uncommon Route 229 (Diamond only)
Platinum
Rare Route 210, Route 215
HeartGold SoulSilver
Rare National Park (Bug-Catching Contest)
Pal Park
Field
Pokéwalker
None
Generation V
Black White
None Poké Transfer
Black 2 White 2
None Poké Transfer
Dream World
Pleasant Forest
Generation VI
X Y
None Trade


In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Snap Beach
Pokémon Pinball Celadon City
Safari Zone
Pokémon Trozei! Secret Storage 7
Secret Storage 14
Endless Level 15
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red/Blue Rescue Team
Sinister Woods (8F-11F)
Pitfall Valley (13F-18F)
Joyous Tower (15F-19F)
Remains Island (B13-B19)
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time/Darkness
Mystifying Forest (B1-B13)
Mystery Jungle (B1-B29)
Midnight Forest (B1-21)
Pokémon Ranger Lyra Forest
Pokémon Ranger:
Shadows of Almia
Almia Castle
Altru Building
Pokémon Ranger:
Guardian Signs
Rand's House
Pokémon Rumble Silent Forest
Pokémon Rumble Blast Forest: World Axle - B1F
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure Meadow Zone

In events

Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
List of Generation II Nintendo event Pokémon in 2003#Scyther Gotta Catch 'Em All Station! United States 2003 5 Never
List of Japanese Nintendo event Pokémon in 2006#Scyther Gotta Catch 'Em All #3 Japan 2006 10 Never
List of Japanese Nintendo event Pokémon in 2010#Scyther Trade for Evolution! Japan 2010 30 Never

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Red* Blue* Bitter Berry (100%)
Yellow*
Events* Metal Coat Metal Coat (100%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 70
130 - 177 250 - 344
Attack: 110
103 - 178 202 - 350
Defense: 80
76 - 145 148 - 284
Sp.Atk: 55
54 - 117 103 - 229
Sp.Def: 80
76 - 145 148 - 284
Speed: 105
99 - 172 193 - 339
Total: 500   Other Pokémon with this total  
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and a hindering nature, if applicable.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and a helpful nature, if applicable.
  • This Pokémon's  Special  base stat in Generation I was 55.


Pokéathlon stats

Speed
3/4 ★★★
Power
3/4 ★★★
Skill
3/5 ★★★☆☆
Stamina
2/2 ★★
Jump
4/5 ★★★★
Total
15/20 ★★★

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation V, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting ¼×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ¼×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting ¼×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ¼×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting ¼×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ¼×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting ¼×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ¼×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation V
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - VI
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
00Start Vacuum Wave Fighting Special 04040 100100% 30
00Start Quick Attack Normal Physical 04040 100100% 30
00Start Leer Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
055 Focus Energy Normal Status 0000 —% 30
099 Pursuit Dark Physical 04040 100100% 20
1313 False Swipe Normal Physical 04040 100100% 40
1717 Agility Psychic Status 0000 —% 30
2121 Wing Attack Flying Physical 06060 100100% 35
2525 Fury Cutter Bug Physical 02020 09595% 20
2929 Slash Normal Physical 07070 100100% 20
3333 Razor Wind Normal Special 08080 100100% 10
3737 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —% 15
4141 X-Scissor Bug Physical 08080 100100% 15
4545 Night Slash Dark Physical 07070 100100% 15
4949 Double Hit Normal Physical 03535 09090% 10
5353 Air Slash Flying Special 07575 09595% 20
5757 Swords Dance Normal Status 0000 —% 30
6161 Feint Normal Physical 03030 100100% 10
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Scyther obtained at level 1 in Generation V
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Scyther
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Scyther
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation V
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - VI
 TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 —}}—% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM15 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM16 Light Screen Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 30
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Water Sprite.png TM18 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 —}}—% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM20 Safeguard Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 25
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM31 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
Bag TM Flying Sprite.png TM40 Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 —}}—% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM45 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM46 Thief Dark Physical 04040 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM48 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM54 False Swipe Normal Physical 04040 100}}100% 40
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM68 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM75 Swords Dance Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 30
Bag TM Bug Sprite.png TM76 Struggle Bug Bug Special 03030 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Bug Sprite.png TM81 X-Scissor Bug Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 090}}90% 15
Bag TM Bug Sprite.png TM89 U-turn Bug Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM94 Rock Smash Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 15
Bag HM Normal Sprite.png HM01 Cut Normal Physical 05050 095}}95% 30
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Scyther
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Scyther
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation V
Other generations:
II - III - IV - VI
 Father   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
LedybaLedianSurskitMasquerainNinjaskScolipede Baton Pass Normal Status —% 40
ButterfreeVenomothLedybaLedianYanmaYanmega
BeautiflyDustoxMasquerainVolbeatKricketuneMothim
SewaddleSwadloonLeavannyKarrablastEscavalierJoltik
GalvantulaShelmetAccelgorLarvestaVolcarona
Bug Buzz Bug Special 90 100% 10
Heracross Counter Fighting Physical 100% 20
ButterfreeBeedrillVenomothScytherScizorYanma
YanmegaGligarGliscorBeautiflyDustoxMasquerain
NinjaskVibravaFlygonMothim
Defog Flying Status —% 15
HeracrossSewaddleSwadloonLeavannyKarrablastEscavalier Endure Normal Status —% 10
ScytherScizorHeracrossKricketuneYanmegaGliscor Night Slash Dark Physical 70 100% 15
ScytherScizor Razor Wind Normal Special 80 100% 10
HeracrossEscavalier Reversal Fighting Physical 100% 15
ButterfreeVenomothLedybaLedianBeautiflyDustox
MasquerainMothimVolcarona
Silver Wind Bug Special 60 100% 5
ScytherScizorYanmaYanmegaGligarGliscor
VibravaFlygon
Steel Wing Steel Physical 70 90% 25
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Scyther in Generation V
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Scyther in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Scyther
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Scyther
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation V
Other generations:
II - III - IV - VI
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
B W B2 W2 Bug Bite Bug Physical 60 100% 20
B W B2 W2 Knock Off Dark Physical 20 100% 20
B W B2 W2 Roost Flying Status —% 10
B W B2 W2 Sleep Talk Normal Status —% 10
B W B2 W2 Snore Normal Special 40 100% 15
B W B2 W2 Tailwind Flying Status —% 30
  • A black abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Scyther can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Scyther cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Scyther
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Scyther
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

Dream World moves

Generation V
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV
 Event   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Pleasant Forest Baton Pass Normal Status —% 40
Pleasant Forest Tailwind Flying Status —% 30
  • A superscript level indicates that Scyther can learn this move normally in Generation V at that level
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Scyther
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Scyther
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see event moves from other generations

Special moves

Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness
Shadow moves Level 40+ Purified moves
Shadow Mist Shadow Box XD 123.png Morning Sun Normal
Shadow Rush Shadow Razor Wind Normal
-- Silver Wind Bug
-- Slash Normal

TCG-only moves

Move Card
Bounce Rocket's Scyther ex (EX Team Rocket Returns 102)

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
 Pin123.png Pin123.gif 
Acquisition: Catch
Pokémon Pinball RS
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Trozei!
 Trozeiani123.gif 
Rarity: Common
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
MDP123.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 10%
Friend Area: Overgrown Forest
Phrases
51%-100% HP My scythes are honed to ultimate sharpness!
26%-50% HP Careful now. See, my HP's down to half.
1%-25% HP I'm on the brink... My scythes have grown dull...
Level up I leveled! My scythes grew sharper, too!
Partner phrases
51%-100% HP <name>, my HP is between 51% and 100%.
26%-50% HP <name>, my HP is between 26% and 50%.
1%-25% HP <name>, my HP is between 1% and 25%.
Level up I leveled! My scythes grew sharper, too!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness
,
and Explorers of Sky
MDP123.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 8.2%
IQ group: D
Pokémon Ranger
Group:  Bug  Poké Assist: Flying PA.png
( Flying )
Field move: Cut fm.pngCut fm.pngCut fm.png
(Cut ×3)
Loops: 3 Min. exp.: 78 Max. exp.: 105
Browser entry  
Scyther slashes while hopping about. Its scythes can destroy a Metal Fence.
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:  Bug  Poké Assist: Bug PA.png
( Bug )
Field move: Cut 3 field move.png
(Cut ×3)
Browser entry  
It attacks by slashing with both arms while jumping around.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group: Poké Assist: Field move:
 Bug  Bug Assist.png
( Bug )
Past
Electric Assist.png
( Normal )
Cut 2 field move.png
(Cut ×2)
Past
Electrify 1 field move.png
(Electrify ×1)
Browser entry  
It leaps around quickly while it attacks with cutting slashes.
Attack ●●●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●●
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack ●●●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●●
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
PPW123.png PokéPark Pad entry:
Scyther investigates the Meadow Zone looking for tough Pokémon! His specialty is Bulbasaur's Daring Dash.
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
PP2123.png Strong: Pikachu icon.pngTepig icon.png Weak: Snivy icon.png
PokéPark Pad entry:
He says he likes battles and wants to go to the Crag Area. He means it, but he also likes the laid-back atmosphere in the Arbor Area.
PCP123.png HP: ★★★ Move: Fury Cutter
Attack: ★★★★ Ability 1: Swarm
Defense: ★★★ Ability 2: Parry
Speed: ★★★★ Ability 3: Vanguard
Evolves into Scizor when holding a Metal Coat and after defeating a warrior
Range: 3 Perfect Links: Shigezane, Munenori, Kamanosuke

Evolution

Scyther
Unevolved
Scyther
 Bug  Flying 
Metal Coat
Trade
holding Metal Coat


Scizor
First evolution
Scizor
 Bug  Steel 

Sprites

Gen Game
I Red Blue Yellow Red (Ja) Green Back
Spr 1b 123.png Spr 1y 123.png Spr 1g 123.png Spr b g1 123.png
II Gold Silver Crystal   Back
Spr 2g 123.png Spr 2s 123.png Spr 2c 123.png Spr b 2g 123.png
Spr 2g 123 s.png Spr 2s 123 s.png Spr 2c 123 s.png Spr b 2g 123 s.png
III Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
Spr 3r 123.png Spr 3e 123.png Spr 3f 123.png Spr b 3r 123.png
Spr 3r 123 s.png Spr 3e 123 s.png Spr 3f 123 s.png Spr b 3r 123 s.png
IV Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Spr 4d 123 m.png Spr 4p 123 m.png Spr 4h 123 m.png Spr b 4d 123 m.png
Spr 4d 123 f.png Spr 4p 123 f.png Spr 4h 123 f.png Spr b 4d 123 f.png
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Scyther For other sprites and images, please see Scyther images on Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • In the Pokémon Red and Blue beta, Scyther's prototype name was "Stryke". This is a corruption of the word "strike", which is also its romanized Japanese name.
  • Despite having different base stats, Scyther and its evolution, Scizor, both have a base stat total of 500. This makes Scyther the only pre-evolutionary form that has the same base stat total as its evolution.
  • According to the anime episode Showdown in Dark City, Scyther hates the color red, the main color of its evolved form.
  • Scyther's National Dex number is the whole number portion of its weight in pounds. It is one of only two Pokémon with this distinction; the other is Slowpoke.
  • Before Generation III, Scyther could not learn any Bug-type moves by level up.
  • Scyther can be seen as a parallel to Pinsir. Both of them are Bug-type Generation I Pokémon. Scyther is exclusive to Pokémon Red, FireRed and Diamond, while Pinsir is exclusive to Pokémon Blue, LeafGreen and Pearl.

Origin

Scyther draws much inspiration from a praying mantis. However, its face is more similar to dinosaurs, dragons, or various reptiles.

Name origin

Scyther is a reference to the scythe-like blades on its forearms.

Strike may be a reference to its deadly bladed strikes.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ストライク Strike Simply the English word strike.
France Flag.png French Insecateur From insecte and sécateur
Spain Flag.png Spanish Scyther Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Sichlor From Sichel
Italy Flag.png Italian Scyther Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 스라크 Seurakeu


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