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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
Mantis Pokémon
ストライク
Strike
#123
Scyther

Scyther

Scyther

Scyther
Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Bug Flying
Unknown Unknown
Blue-Striped
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Swarm or Technician Cacophony
Cacophony
Steadfast
Hidden Ability

Hidden Ability

Mega Scyther

Mega Scyther Y
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
45 (5.9%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Bug
Hatch time
6630 - 6884 steps
Height
4'11" 1.5 m
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0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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Weight
123.5 lbs. 56.0 kg
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Mega Stone
{{{mega}}} {{{mega2}}}
Regional numbers
Pokédex
#123
Kanto
#111
Johto
#281
Hoenn
#195
Sinnoh

Unova
Mountain
#136
Kalos
Not in any regional Pokédex
Browser
R-043
Fiore
R-216
Almia
R-222
Oblivia
Not in any Browser
Base experience yield
187
Gen. I-IV
Unknown
IV
100
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 1
0
HP
1
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Body style
Body13.png BodyUnknown.png
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Footprint
F123.png None.png
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Pokédex color
Green
Base friendship
70
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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

Scyther is a bipedal, insectoid creature. It is primarily green with cream accents between its body segments. On the back of its somewhat reptilian head are three points, and it has narrow eyes. Its forearms consist of large, white scythes, which it uses for hunting as well as fighting. On its thighs are spikes of fur, and it has three clawed toes on its large feet. Two pairs of cream-colored wings extend from its back. While these wings do allow Scyther to fly, it is rarely seen doing so. The abdomen of a female will be slightly larger than that of the male.

Scyther's blade-like forearms are capable of slicing through logs, and become sharper by cutting through hard materials. Using swift movements, it camouflages itself and enhances the effectiveness of its scythes. The anime has shown that wild Scyther form groups. 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. It has also been shown that some Scyther despise the color red, and become aggressive when confronted with this color. Although it is rare, Scyther can be found in grasslands.

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.

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 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.

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 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.

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 to the item. Unfortunately for Team Razor Wind, Gabite defeated them easily. It reappeared alongside its team in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky - Beyond Time & Darkness.

Minor appearances

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 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.

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 movie adaptations

A Pokémon hunter owned a Scyther in Celebi: a Timeless Encounter.

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Main article: Blue's Scyther

In Pokémon Adventures, Scyther is the first Pokémon Blue received. It has since evolved into Scizor. It first appeared in A Tale of Ninetales.

Scyther debuts in Wake Up—You’re Snorlax! owned by a Bug Catcher who partook of the bike race along Route 11.

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

A Scyther was one of the Pokémon sent to help the fight in Ilex Forest in The Last Battle XIII.

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 It tears and shreds prey with its wickedly sharp scythes. It very rarely spreads its wings to fly.
Y It slashes through grass with its sharp scythes, moving too fast for the human eye to track.

Game locations

Generation I
Red
Safari Zone
Rocket Game Corner
Blue
Trade
Blue (Japan)
Safari Zone
Yellow
Safari Zone
Rocket Game Corner
Generation II
Gold Silver
National Park (Bug-Catching Contest)TuThSa
Crystal
National Park (Bug-Catching Contest)TuThSa
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Trade, Event
Emerald
Trade, Event
FireRed
Safari Zone
Rocket Game Corner
LeafGreen
Trade, Event
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Citadark Isle (Shadow)
Generation IV
Diamond
Route 229
Pearl
Trade
Platinum
Routes 210 and 215
HeartGold SoulSilver
National Park (Bug-Catching Contest)
Pal Park
Field
Generation V
Black White
Poké Transfer, Event
Black 2 White 2
Poké Transfer
Dream World
Pleasant Forest
Generation VI
X Y
Route 21

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
Pokémon Conquest Chrysalia
Avia

In events

Games Event Language/Region Location Level Distribution period
GSC Gotta Catch 'Em All Station! SonicBoom Scyther English United States 5 February 28 to March 6, 2003
RSEFRLG Gather More Pokémon! Third Campaign Scyther Japanese Japan 10 January 14 to 29, 2006
BW Trade for Evolution! Scyther Japanese Japan 30 October 10 to November 28, 2010
XY Christmas Scyther All Japan 25 December 21 to 26, 2013
XY Happy New Year Scyther All South Korea 25 February 8 to 22, 2014

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 VI, 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
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting ¼×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ¼×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting ¼×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ¼×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting ¼×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ¼×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VI
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V
 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 04040 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
5050 Air Slash Flying Special 07575 09595% 15
5757 Swords Dance Normal Status 0000 —% 20
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 VI
  • 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 VI
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V
 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 06060 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 Flying Sprite.png TM19 Roost Flying Status 0000 —}}—% 10
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 06060 100}}100% 25
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM48 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Steel Sprite.png TM51 Steel Wing Steel Physical 07070 090}}90% 25
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 —}}—% 20
Bag TM Bug Sprite.png TM76 Struggle Bug Bug Special 05050 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 Normal Sprite.png TM88 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
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 TM Normal Sprite.png TM100 Confide Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
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 VI
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
LedybaLedianSurskitMasquerainNinjaskScolipede Baton Pass Normal Status —% 40
ButterfreeVenomothLedybaLedianYanmaYanmega
BeautiflyDustoxMasquerainVolbeatKricketuneMothim
SewaddleSwadloonLeavannyKarrablastEscavalierJoltik
GalvantulaShelmetAccelgorLarvestaVolcaronaVivillon
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
Escavalier Quick Guard Fighting Status —% 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
VibravaFlygonLeavanny
Steel Wing Steel Physical 70 90% 25
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Scyther in Generation VI
  • 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 VI
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by tutoring.
  • A black or white 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

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 after knocking out a Warrior's Pokémon in a manner that allows recruitment, while its own Warrior is equipped with a Metal Coat
Range: 3 Perfect Links: Kamanosuke, Munenori, and Shigezane

Evolution

123Scyther.png
Unevolved
Scyther
 Bug  Flying 
Metal Coat
Trade
holding Metal Coat
212Scizor.png
First evolution
Scizor
 Bug  Steel 

Sprites

Generation I
Red Blue Yellow Red Green
Spr 1b 123.png Spr b g1 123.png Spr 1y 123.png Spr b g1 123.png Spr 1g 123.png Spr b g1 123.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation II
Gold Silver Crystal
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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.
  • Scyther has the highest base stat total of all Pokémon that have not evolved but can still evolve, with 500.
  • 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 and grasshoppers. However, its face is more reptilian, with similarities to dinosaurs and dragons.

Name origin

Scyther is a combination of scythe and the suffix -er, in reference to its sharp blades.

Strike is literally strike.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ストライク Strike From strike
France Flag.png French Insécateur 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 Corruption and shortening of strike


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