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X-Scissor (move)

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X-Scissor
シザークロス Scissor Cross
X-Scissor V.png
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Type  Bug
Category  Physical
PP  15 (max. 24)
Power  80
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation IV
Category  Beauty
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jam  0  
Category  Beauty
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Earn +2 if the Pokémon performs first in the turn.

X-Scissor (Japanese: シザークロス Scissor Cross) is a damage-dealing Bug-type move introduced in Generation IV. It has been TM81 since Generation IV.

Effect

X-Scissor deals damage and has no secondary effect.

Description

Games Description
DPPtHGSS The user slashes at the foe by crossing its scythes or claws as if they were a pair of scissors.
BWB2W2Conq
XY
The user slashes at the target by crossing its scythes or claws as if they were a pair of scissors.
PMDTDS Move inflicts damage on the target.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
I II III IV V VI
046 Paras Paras Bug Grass 43 54 54
047 Parasect Parasect Bug Grass 55 66 66
123 Scyther Scyther Bug Flying 41 41 41
127 Pinsir Pinsir Bug Bug 30 30 29 29
207 Gligar Gligar Ground Flying 42 45 40 40
212 Scizor Scizor Bug Steel 41 41 41
254 Sceptile Sceptile Grass Grass 16 16 '
291 Ninjask Ninjask Bug Flying 52 52 52
335 Zangoose Zangoose Normal Normal 48 48 36 36
347 Anorith Anorith Rock Bug 61 61 61
348 Armaldo Armaldo Rock Bug 73 73 73
402 Kricketune Kricketune Bug Bug 26 30 30 '
472 Gliscor Gliscor Ground Flying 45 -- 40 40
542 Leavanny Leavanny Bug Grass   39 39
557 Dwebble Dwebble Bug Rock   35 35
558 Crustle Crustle Bug Rock   38 38
588 Karrablast Karrablast Bug Bug   44 44
589 Escavalier Escavalier Bug Steel   44 44
632 Durant Durant Bug Steel   51 51
649 Genesect Genesect Bug Steel   51 '
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By TM

# Pokémon Type Machine
I
[[|]]
II
[[|]]
III
[[|]]
IV
TM81
V
TM81
VI
TM81
015 Beedrill Beedrill Bug Poison
027 Sandshrew Sandshrew Ground Ground
028 Sandslash Sandslash Ground Ground
046 Paras Paras Bug Grass
047 Parasect Parasect Bug Grass
098 Krabby Krabby Water Water
099 Kingler Kingler Water Water
123 Scyther Scyther Bug Flying
127 Pinsir Pinsir Bug Bug
141 Kabutops Kabutops Rock Water
151 Mew Mew Psychic Psychic
167 Spinarak Spinarak Bug Poison
168 Ariados Ariados Bug Poison
169 Crobat Crobat Poison Flying
207 Gligar Gligar Ground Flying
212 Scizor Scizor Bug Steel
215 Sneasel Sneasel Dark Ice
227 Skarmory Skarmory Steel Flying
253 Grovyle Grovyle Grass Grass
254 Sceptile Sceptile Grass Grass
275 Shiftry Shiftry Grass Dark
290 Nincada Nincada Bug Ground
291 Ninjask Ninjask Bug Flying
292 Shedinja Shedinja Bug Ghost
335 Zangoose Zangoose Normal Normal
336 Seviper Seviper Poison Poison
341 Corphish Corphish Water Water
342 Crawdaunt Crawdaunt Water Dark
347 Anorith Anorith Rock Bug
348 Armaldo Armaldo Rock Bug
359 Absol Absol Dark Dark
402 Kricketune Kricketune Bug Bug
416 Vespiquen Vespiquen Bug Flying
451 Skorupi Skorupi Poison Bug
452 Drapion Drapion Poison Dark
453 Croagunk Croagunk Poison Fighting
454 Toxicroak Toxicroak Poison Fighting
461 Weavile Weavile Dark Ice
470 Leafeon Leafeon Grass Grass
472 Gliscor Gliscor Ground Flying
475 Gallade Gallade Psychic Fighting
491 Darkrai Darkrai Dark Dark
493 Arceus Arceus Normal Normal
501 Oshawott Oshawott Water Water
502 Dewott Dewott Water Water
503 Samurott Samurott Water Water
529 Drilbur Drilbur Ground Ground
530 Excadrill Excadrill Ground Steel
542 Leavanny Leavanny Bug Grass
545 Scolipede Scolipede Bug Poison
557 Dwebble Dwebble Bug Rock
558 Crustle Crustle Bug Rock
588 Karrablast Karrablast Bug Bug
589 Escavalier Escavalier Bug Steel
595 Joltik Joltik Bug Electric
596 Galvantula Galvantula Bug Electric
610 Axew Axew Dragon Dragon
611 Fraxure Fraxure Dragon Dragon
612 Haxorus Haxorus Dragon Dragon
624 Pawniard Pawniard Dark Steel
625 Bisharp Bisharp Dark Steel
632 Durant Durant Bug Steel
638 Cobalion Cobalion Steel Fighting
639 Terrakion Terrakion Rock Fighting
640 Virizion Virizion Grass Fighting
647 Keldeo Keldeo Water Fighting
649 Genesect Genesect Bug Steel
675 Pangoro Pangoro Fighting Dark
688 Binacle Binacle Rock Water
689 Barbaracle Barbaracle Rock Water
701 Hawlucha Hawlucha Fighting Flying
709 Trevenant Trevenant Ghost Grass
714 Noibat Noibat Flying Dragon
715 Noivern Noivern Flying Dragon
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


In other games

Pokémon Conquest

X-Scissor is the only move of Scizor, Armaldo, and Leavanny.

In the anime

Cilan Dwebble X-Scissor.png Ash Leavanny X-Scissor.png Paul Gliscor X-Scissor.png Nando Armaldo X-Scissor.png
Dwebble Leavanny Gliscor Armaldo
The user crosses its arms and slashes.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
402 Kricketune Kricketune slashes the opponent with its scythes in an 'X' like fashion, or Kricketune crosses its scythes together and they glow light blue. It then tackles the opponent with its scythes, or Kricketune crosses its scythes and they glow light blue. It then slices the opponent in an 'X' like fashion.
Nando's Kricketune Dawn's Early Night! Debut
123 Scyther Scyther crosses its scythes and they start to glow light purple. It then flies towards the opponent and slices them in an 'X' like fashion.
Unknown Trainer's Scyther Tag! We're It...! None
335 Zangoose Zangoose's claws glow light blue and the slashes an 'X' into the air, falling down and hitting the opponent with the 'X'.
A Black Belt's Zangoose Glory Blaze! None
Crimson's Zangoose Beating the Bustle and Hustle! None
472 Gliscor Gliscor's claws glow light blue, and it swipes them in an 'X' formation, creating a light blue 'X' in front of it and tackling the opponent with the 'X' in front of it, or Gliscor's claws glow light blue and it swipes them in an 'X'-like fashion, firing an 'X' shaped light blue energy at the opponent, or Gliscor's claws glow light blue and it hits the opponent with them.
Paul's Gliscor Riding the Winds of Change! None
Ash's Gliscor Fighting Fear With Fear! None
207 Gligar Gligar's claws glow light blue and it slashes the opponent in an 'X' like fashion.
Ash's Gligar The Bells are Singing! None
454 Toxicroak Toxicroak crosses its arms across its chest and the large red claws on its arms glow light blue. Toxicroak then runs towards the opponent with its arms still crossed, then slashes it in an 'X' like pattern.
Saturn's Toxicroak The Needs of the Three! None
348 Armaldo Armaldo pulls its claws into its shell and when they come back out, the claws glow light blue. It then slashes the opponent in an 'X'-like fashion.
Nando's Armaldo League Unleashed! None
557 Dwebble Dwebble jumps into the air and both of its claws glow light blue. It then crosses its claws in front of its body and falls towards the opponent. As it does, a purple or light blue 'X' like energy appears in front of Dwebble's claws and it slams into the opponent.
A wild Dwebble A Home for Dwebble! None
Cilan's Dwebble A Home for Dwebble! None
Burgh's Dwebble Battling For The Love of Bug-Types! None
558 Crustle Crustle jumps into the air and both of its claws glow light blue. It then puts its claws together in front of it and a light blue 'X' like energy with a magenta outline appears in front of its claws and it falls forward, slamming into the opponent.
Cilan's Crustle Evolution Exchange Excitement! None
Ultimo's Crustle Curtain Up, Unova League! None
542 Leavanny The leaves on Leavanny's arms glow light blue. Leavanny then crosses its arms, runs at the opponent, and tackles it with its arms.
Ash's Leavanny Strong Strategy Steals the Show! None

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In other generations

X-Scissor IV.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
FRLG Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast

Trivia

  • X-Scissor is the only move to begin with the letter X.
  • In the Pokémon Complete National Pokédex, this move was referred with its Japanese name as "Scissor-Cross", instead of "X-Scissor".

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 剪刀十字拳 Jiǎndāo Shízìquán
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch X-Schaar
France Flag.png French Plaie-Croix
Germany Flag.png German Kreuzschere
Greece Flag.png Greek Σταυροψαλιδισμός
India Flag.png Hindi केंची काटो Kaynchi Kato
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian X-Scissor
Gunting Menyilang
Italy Flag.png Italian Forbice X
South Korea Flag.png Korean 시저크로스 Scissor Cross
Poland Flag.png Polish Nożyce
Portugal Flag.png Portuguese Corte X
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Corte X
Romania Flag.png Romanian Foarfeca X
Spanish CELAC Flag.png Latin America Tijera X
Spain Flag.png Spain Tijera X


Variations of the move Strength
Physical StrengthDrill PeckDragon ClawSeed BombX-Scissor
Special Power Gem


Generation IV TMs
01020304050607080910111213141516171819202122232425
26272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950
51525354555657585960616263646566676869707172737475
7677787980818283848586878889909192
Generation IV HMs
01020304 • 05 (DPPtHGSS) • 060708
Generation V TMs
01020304050607080910111213141516171819202122232425
26272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950
51525354555657585960616263646566676869707172737475
7677787980818283848586878889909192939495
Generation V HMs
010203040506
Generation VI TMs
01020304050607080910111213141516171819202122232425
26272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950
51525354555657585960616263646566676869707172737475
767778798081828384858687888990919293949596979899100
Generation VI HMs
0102030405


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