Goh's Scizor

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Goh's Scizor
ゴウのハッサム Go's Hassam
Poké Ball
Goh Scizor.png
Goh's Scizor
Debuts in Working My Way Back to Mew!
Caught at Vermilion Forest
Evolves in JN056
Gender Unknown
Ability Unknown
Current location In rotation
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This Pokémon spent 50 episodes as Scyther.
Voice actor Japanese English
As Scyther Shin-ichiro Miki Sam Black
As Scizor Shin-ichiro Miki N/A

Goh's Scizor (Japanese: ゴウのハッサム Go's Hassam) is the twelfth Pokémon that Goh caught in the Kanto region, and his thirteenth overall.

In the anime

As a Scyther

Scizor debuted as a Scyther in Working My Way Back to Mew!, where it was the last Bug-type Pokémon native to the Kanto region that Goh needed to catch. It easily repelled Goh's Poké Ball and sent him and Scorbunny flying. Later, Goh battled the Mantis Pokémon briefly with his Scorbunny before finally catching it. Afterwards, it was seen with all of his other Pokémon before Professor Cerise suggested leaving it at his Laboratory.

In Serving Up the Flute Cup!, Goh used Scyther in his first Pokémon battle during the Battle Frontier Flute Cup. It battled Hodge's Mightyena, where it used Swords Dance before quickly falling to Mightyena's Fire Fang.

Scyther and Goh with their Knight Medals

In A Snow Day for Searching!, Goh used Scyther alongside some of his other Bug Pokémon to find the bone of a wild Cubone, which he later caught.

During a food shortage in Panic in the Park!, Scyther led a group of Goh's Bug-type Pokémon during a rebellion; and they targeted Darmanitan, Grimer, Ekans, and Stantler. When Golurk lost control, Scyther protected Goh's three Cascoon.

In JN056, Scyther volunteered for a training challenge hosted by Kalos Elite Four member Wikstrom at the Hall of Chivalry, alongside Ash and his Farfetch'd. In the first phase, the group is stopped by a Probopass belonging to the Elite trainer, with great difficulty the group manages to go through this round. In the second phase, Goh and Scyther enter a maze where they separate from the rest of the group. This time, the two have to collaborate while being attacked by Pokémon on the way.

In the final part of the challenge, Scyther battled against Wikstrom's Aegislash, until Ash and Goh decided to let Ash and Farfetch'd battle it, while Goh and Scyther attempted to catch Wikstrom's Klefki, which was carrying a key required to pass the challenge. They eventually succeeded, earning the participating Trainers and Pokémon one medal each. Afterward, Wikstrom offered to help Goh evolve his Scyther. Goh agreed to this, and Wikstrom gave Scyther a Metal Coat to hold before it was transferred through a trade machine, causing the Mantis Pokémon to evolve into Scizor.

In JN060, Goh used Scizor in a training battle against Ash's Farfetch'd, during which it was shown to have learned X-Scissor. The battle ended without a proper victor as both Pokémon began tiring out and were subsequently taken to be healed at a Pokémon Center.

Personality and characteristics

Scizor and Goh
As a Scyther, leading the other Pokémon in Panic in the Park!

Scizor is a fast and powerful Pokémon, thus Goh had the most trouble catching it out of all the other Kanto-native Bug types he went after. It is enthusiastic about battling and staying active. In Serving Up the Flute Cup!, it followed Mimey's kung-fu exercises and was later seen shadow-boxing in an effort to get Goh's attention to bring it to the Battle Frontier Flute Cup; in JN056, it rushed to Goh wanting to participate in the training challenge hosted by Wikstrom. Scizor is also shown to have a quick temper, as seen in A Snow Day for Searching! when Scyther began chasing a group of Geodude that threw snowballs at it. These behaviors particularly contrast with Goh's Pinsir, who tried to avoid being selected for the Flute Cup and gets along with Goh's smaller Pokémon like Caterpie. However, despite its rough demeanor, Scyther enjoys a hug, as seen in Best Friend...Worst Nightmare!, when it accepted one from Ash's Dragonite.

After its capture, Scizor quickly became one of Goh's most used Pokémon, next to Cinderace. Despite its strength and confidence, however, Goh and Scizor are not as in sync with each other compared to Cinderace, and Goh's cautious strategy in the first round of the Flute Cup led to Scyther's quick defeat. Scyther didn't appear too upset by the loss, returning from the Pokémon Center for another battle. Like Scorbunny, it seemed more concerned with how hard Goh was taking his first defeat. From JN056 onwards, Goh and Scyther are more aligned with each other, managing to pass the goals proposed by Wikstrom as a true team.

Scizor is protective of other Pokémon, as seen in Panic in the Park!, when it shielded a group of Goh's Bug types from Darmanitan's attack. Scizor is also a natural leader, as demonstrated when it commanded Goh's Bug-types to attack Darmanitan and its allies.

Moves used

Goh Scyther Air Slash.png
Using Air Slash
as a Scyther
Move First Used In
Air Slash Working My Way Back to Mew!
Slash Working My Way Back to Mew!
Swords Dance Serving Up the Flute Cup!
X-Scissor JN060
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.

Artwork

JN006 illustration.png
Official artwork of
Working My Way Back to Mew!

In the games

Pokémon Ga-Olé

Scyther appears in Pokémon Ga-Olé as one of Goh's Pokémon. It is an opponent during the Grand Rush set 4.

As an opponent
Tretta Bug type.pngTretta Flying type.png
Scyther
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Tretta Bug type.png Fury Cutter
Tretta Grass type.pngGa-Olé Double Rush.png Leech Seed


Pokémon GO

On November 6, 2020, as part of Pokémon GO's Animation Week 2020 event, which was based on Pokémon Journeys: The Series, several Pokémon based on those that Ash and Goh encountered in the anime appeared more frequently in the wild, in raids, from 7 km Eggs, and during surprise encounters, with Scyther appearing in the wild and in surprise encounters. The event ran from November 6, 2020, at 8:00 a.m., to November 12, 2020, at 10:00 p.m. local time.

In the manga

Pokémon Journeys: The Series

Scyther first appeared in JNM03. As the events of its evolution were omitted in the manga, Scyther appears already evolved in Scizor facing Ash's Farfetch'd in JNM18.

Trivia

Related articles

For more information on this Pokémon's species, see Scyther and Scizor.

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