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Scyther (Pokémon)

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Scyther
ストライク Strike
#123
130
Artwork from FR/LG
Type
Bug Flying
Category
Mantis Pokémon
Abilities
Swarm or Technician
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,000,000
Regional Pokédex numbers
Kanto
#123
Johto
#110
Hoenn
#281
Regional Browser numbers
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
BodyUnknown.png
Footprint
 F123.png 
Gender ratio
Genderless
Breeding
Bug group 1 cycles
(255 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
Atk
0
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 Bug/Flying-type Pokémon.

Biology

Physiology

Scyther resembles a green, human-sized praying mantis. Its feet have three toes each. Scyther has large, blade-like forearms. It has a pair of cream-colored wings.

Gender differences

A female has a bigger abdomen.

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 can fly on very rare occasions.

Unlike most unevolved Pokémon, Scyther can learn Hyper Beam and Giga Impact. This is likely because it is already a large Pokémon, and was at one time the final stage in its evolutionary line.

Behavior

Habitat

Scyther are often rare Pokémon, appearing only in secluded forests. Some have been imported to Kanto to live in its Safari Zone.

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

In the anime

File:Scyther Anime.JPG
A Scyther in the anime

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 Town. It is the Yas Gym's primary Pokémon.

Scyther was one of the Pokémon that was captured and cloned by Mewtwo in Mewtwo Strikes Back. When Team Rocket saw this Pokémon being cloned, it was mistaken for an Alakazam.

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.

A Scyther has also been used by the Gym Leader of Navel Island, Danny. 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.

Tracey captured a Scyther in Tracey Gets Bugged.

Bugsy used a Scyther against Ash in Gettin' The Bugs Out.

A Scyther also appeared in The Trick of Trade.

A Pokémon Hunter had a Scyther and Houndoom which he had used to chase after Celebi in Pokémon 4Ever.

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

In the manga

In Pokémon Special, Scyther is the first Pokémon Green received. It has since evolved into Scizor.

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

In the TCG

Main article: Scyther (TCG)

In the TFG

One Scyther figure has been released.

Game data

NPC appearances

  • 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 you are to the white line on the log. Cutting anywhere above the log will cause you to lose points.
  • Pokémon Ranger: Garret uses two Scyther to back up his Scizor.

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 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.
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 It is nearly impossible to parry its attacking scythes. Its movements are like a ninja's.
Platinum {{{platinumdex}}}
HeartGold {{{heartgolddex}}}
SoulSilver {{{soulsilverdex}}}
Generation V
Black {{{blackdex}}}
White {{{whitedex}}}
Black 2 {{{black2dex}}}
White 2 {{{white2dex}}}
Generation VI
X Unknown
Y Unknown

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.
Generation I
Red Blue
Rare (Red)
None (Blue)
Safari Zone (Red)
Must Trade (Blue)
Blue (Japan)
None Trade
Yellow
Rare Safari Zone
Generation II
Gold Silver
Rare National Park (during Bug Catching Contest)
Crystal
Rare National Park (during Bug Catching Contest)
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
None Trade
Emerald
None Trade
FireRed LeafGreen
Rare Safari Zone (FireRed only)
Colosseum
None Trade
XD
One Citadark Isle (Shadow)
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Uncommon (Diamond)
None (Pearl)
Route 229 (Diamond)
Must Trade/Migrate (Pearl)
Platinum
None Trade
HeartGold SoulSilver
None Trade
Pal Park
Field
Pokéwalker
None
Generation V
Black White
None Trade
Black 2 White 2
None Trade
Dream World
None
Generation VI
X Y
None Trade


In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Trozei! Secret Storage 7
Secret Storage 14
Endless Level 15
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon Sinister Woods (8F-11F)
Pitfall Valley (13F-18F)
Joyous Tower (15F-19F)
Remains Island (B13-B19)
Pokémon Ranger Lyra Forest

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.


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:

  1. If Gravity is used or if Scyther is given the Iron Ball, the effectiveness of Ground becomes 50.
  2. In Generation I, the effectiveness of Poison-type moves is 200.

Learnset

Template:Learnset introMoves in Italics aren't STAB for Scyther, but are for some/all evolutions.

By leveling up

Level Generation I Generation II Generation III Generation IV
RB Yellow
Start Quick Attack
Leer
Quick Attack Quick Attack
Leer
Quick Attack
Leer
Quick Attack
Leer
5 Focus Energy
6 Focus Energy Focus Energy
9 Pursuit
11 Pursuit
12 Pursuit
13 False Swipe
16 False Swipe
17 Leer Agility
18 False Swipe
20 Focus Energy
21 Agility Wing Attack
24 Double Team Agility
25 Fury Cutter
26 Wing Attack
29 Slash Slash
30 Wing Attack
31 Slash
33 Razor Wind
35 Swords Dance
36 Slash Swords Dance
37 Double Team
41 Double Team X-Scissor
42 Agility Swords Dance
45 Night Slash
46 Fury Cutter
48 Double Team
49 Double Hit
50 Wing Attack
53 Air Slash
57 Swords Dance

By TM/HM

# Generation I Generation II Generation III Generation IV
TM02 Headbutt
TM03 Swords Dance Curse
TM06 Toxic Toxic Toxic Toxic
TM08 Rock Smash
TM09 Take Down
TM10 Double Edge Hidden Power Hidden Power Hidden Power
TM11 Sunny Day Sunny Day Sunny Day
TM13 Snore
TM15 Hyper Beam Hyper Beam Hyper Beam Hyper Beam
TM17 Protect Protect Protect
TM18 Rain Dance Rain Dance
TM20 Rage Endure
TM21 Frustration Frustration Frustration
TM27 Return Return Return
TM31 Mimic Brick Break
TM32 Double Team Double Team Double Team Double Team
TM34 Bide Swagger
TM35 Sleep Talk
TM39 Swift Swift
TM40 Skull Bash Aerial Ace Aerial Ace
TM42 Facade Facade
TM43 Detect Secret Power Secret Power
TM44 Rest Rest Rest Rest
TM45 Attract Attract Attract
TM46 Thief Thief Thief
TM47 Steel Wing Steel Wing Steel Wing
TM49 Fury Cutter
TM50 Substitute
TM51 Roost
TM54 False Swipe
TM58 Endure
TM62 Silver Wind
TM68 Giga Impact
TM75 Swords Dance
TM78 Captivate
TM81 X-Scissor
TM82 Sleep Talk
TM83 Natural Gift
TM87 Swagger
TM89 U-turn
TM90 Substitute
HM01 Cut Cut Cut Cut
HM05 Defog
HM06 Rock Smash Rock Smash

By breeding

Move Father
Baton Pass Ledyba, Ledian
Surskit
Ninjask
Bug Buzz Butterfree
Venomoth
Ledyba, Ledian
Yanma, Yanmega
Beautifly, Dustox
Masquerain
Volbeat
Kricketune
Mothim
Counter Heracross
Breloom
Light Screen Ledyba, Ledian
Dustox
Reversal Heracross
Safeguard Butterfree
Ledyba, Ledian
Shuckle
Beautifly
Mothim
*Indicates moves only available through chain breeding.

By tutoring

FRLG Emerald
Counter Endure
Double Edge Fury Cutter
Mimic Sleep Talk
Substitute Snore
Swords Dance Swagger
Swift

Special moves

In Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness, Scyther knows Shadow Mist and Shadow Rush as a Shadow Pokémon, and learns Morning Sun after being purified.

{{TCG|TCG]]-only Moves

Side game data

Template:Side game

Evolution

Template:EvoChart Box

Template:EvoChart Box


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
Spr 4d 123 m s.png Spr 4p 123 m s.png Spr 4h 123 m s.png Spr b 4d 123 m s.png
Spr 4d 123 f s.png Spr 4p 123 f s.png Spr 4h 123 f s.png Spr b 4d 123 f s.png
V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Spr 5b 123 m.png Spr 5b 123 m.png Spr b 5b 123 m.png
Spr 5b 123 f.png Spr 5b 123 f.png Spr b 5b 123 f.png
Spr 5b 123 m s.png Spr 5b 123 m s.png Spr b 5b 123 m s.png
Spr 5b 123 f s.png Spr 5b 123 f s.png Spr b 5b 123 f s.png
Scyther For other sprites and images, please see Scyther images on Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • Scyther's prototype name was "Stryke," a misspelling of the word "strike."
  • Of the first generation Bug Pokémon, Scyther ties with Venomoth for highest HP, ties with Butterfree, Beedrill and Parasect for highest SpDef and has the highest Speed.

Origin

It draws much inspiration from a praying mantis. However its face is more similar to dinosaurs.

Name origin

Scyther's name is a reference to the scythe-like blades on its forearms. Its Japanese name may just be a reference to its deadly bladed strikes.

In other languages

  • German: Sichlor
  • French: Insecateur - Insecte means insect, secateur means shears or clippers.
  • Korean: 스라크 Seurakeu

Related articles

External links

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