Scyther (Pokémon)

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Scyther
Mantis Pokémon
ストライク
Strike
#123
Scyther



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Type
Bug Flying
Unknown Unknown
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Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Swarm or Technician Cacophony
Cacophony
Steadfast
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
45 (11.9%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Bug
Hatch time
6425 - 6681 steps
Height
4'11" 1.5 m
Scyther
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Weight
123.5 lbs. 56.0 kg
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Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
187
Gen. I-IV
Unknown
IV
100
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 1
Scyther
0
HP
1
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
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0
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Shape
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Footprint
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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 introduced in Generation I.

It evolves into Scizor when traded while holding a Metal Coat. In Legends: Arceus, however, it evolves into Scizor when exposed to a Metal Coat.

In Hisui, it evolves into Kleavor when exposed to a Black Augurite.

Biology

Scyther is a bipedal, insectoid Pokémon. Its body is primarily green and has a thin, cream-colored section between its head, thorax, and abdomen. Female Scyther have larger abdomens than male Scyther. Its reptilian head has two narrow, triangular eyes and three blunt horns extending from its forehead. Its arms end in large, white scythes, which it uses for both hunting and fighting. Two pairs of cream-colored wings extend from its back. While these wings do allow Scyther to fly, it rarely does so. Scyther's thighs have large, upward-pointing spikes. Its feet are tall and almost extends its thighs, rounded, and conical; each foot ends in three small, white claws on its front side.

Scyther is an adept hunter that tears at its prey with its scythes. Thanks to its green coloration, it can camouflage itself well in the grasslands and forests where it lives. Humans rarely encounter wild Scyther in these areas, however. Said to be like a ninja, Scyther can move so quickly that it cannot be followed, increasing the effectiveness of its scythes. It maintains the sharpness of its blades through battle as well as by cutting through hard objects, such as trees; it can cut down a massive tree with just a single slice. The anime has shown that wild Scyther form swarms with a single leader chosen through combat. When a challenger successfully defeats a current leader and replaced it, the defeated leader is exiled from the swarm. It has also been shown that Scyther becomes aggressive when faced with the color red. In Hisui, when exposed to an Black Augurite, Scyther can instead evolve into Kleavor.

In the anime

Main series

Scyther in the anime

Major appearances

Tracey's Scyther

In Tracey Gets Bugged, Tracey caught an elderly Scyther after it resolved its conflict with the horde of Scyther it once led. Even in its old age, it is very aggressive, and as such, Tracey tries not to use it.

Bugsy's Scyther

In Gettin' The Bugs Out, Bugsy used a Scyther during his Gym battle against Ash. 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.

Goh's Scyther

In Working My Way Back to Mew!, Goh caught a Scyther. In Searching for Chivalry!, it evolved into a Scizor.

Other

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

In Mewtwo Strikes Back and its remake Mewtwo Strikes Back—Evolution, Corey's Scyther was captured and cloned by Mewtwo. In the original movie, when Team Rocket saw this Pokémon being cloned, it was mistaken for an Alakazam. The Scyther clone reappeared in Mewtwo Returns.

In The Fourth Round Rumble, Jeanette Fisher used a Scyther during her battle against Ash during the Indigo Plateau Conference. It went up against Bulbasaur and was defeated despite the type disadvantage. It reappeared in a flashback in Bulbasaur... the Ambassador!.

In Navel Maneuvers, Danny's Scyther helped his Machoke and Nidoqueen carve a sled during his second challenge against Ash. It later competed in the sled race alongside Danny's Electrode and Geodude. It reappeared in flashbacks in A Way Off Day Off and Hello, Pummelo!.

In Tracey Gets Bugged, multiple Scyther were living on Murcott Island, including Tracey's.

In the beginning of Celebi: The Voice of the Forest, a Pokémon poacher used a Scyther and a Houndoom to chase a Celebi.

In Tag, We're It!, a girl's Scyther was partnered with Giant's Koffing. They went up against Dawn's Piplup and Conway's Slowking during the Hearthome City Tag Battle Competition.

In Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time & Darkness, a Scyther was part of Team Razor Wind, along with a Sandslash and Zangoose. The trio of clawed Pokémon were blasted out of the Wigglytuff Guild. They overheard that Team Poképals were assigned the task of traveling to the Labyrinth Cave to get a Gabite Scale for an ailing Shinx, and decided to attempt beating them 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.

In Pulling Out the Pokémon Base Pepper!, a Scyther umpired the Pokémon Base game that Ash and his classmates took part in at the Pokémon School.

Minor appearances

In a flashback in Bad To The Bone, Koga was revealed to have a Scyther that was defeated by Otoshi and his Marowak during a Gym battle, which allowed Otoshi to attain the Soul Badge.

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

In Wired for Battle!, a Scyther was seen in Muramasa's dojo.

In Tricks of the Trade, a Scyther was at the Pokémon Swap Meet in Palmpona.

In The Bug Stops Here, multiple Scyther were available in the Bug-Catching Contest. Casey tried to catch one, but failed.

In Carrying On!, a sick Scyther was in Way Away Island's Pokémon Center.

In Ariados, Amigos, a Trainer's Scyther was at the Pokémon Jujitsu Academy.

Multiple Scyther appeared in Mewtwo Returns.

A Scyther appeared in the opening intro of Celebi: The Voice of the Forest, which was reused for Pokémon Heroes: Latios & Latias.

In a flashback in Throwing in the Noctowl, a Scyther was defeated by Wings Alexander's then-Hoothoot.

A Scyther appeared in Extreme Pokémon!, under the ownership of a participant in the Extreme Pokémon Race.

A Scyther appeared in a flashback in Pop Goes The Sneasel.

In Gonna Rule The School!, the Pokémon Trainers' School lent a Scyther to the underage students for use in lessons.

In Celebi and Joy!, a demolition crew employed a Scyther. After the demolition crew became a construction crew in the new timeline, its status was left unknown.

In Saved by the Beldum, a Trainer's Scyther competed in the Ever Grande Conference.

In Reversing the Charges, a Scyther was defeated by an overcharged Elekid and was then found by Team Rocket.

In Curbing the Crimson Tide, Luna's Scyther, which eventually evolved into a Scizor, was seen in flashbacks.

In Mounting a Coordinator Assault!, a Coordinator's Scyther competed in the Performance Stage of the Jubilife Contest.

In Tag! We're It...!, a Trainer's Scyther participated in the Hearthome City Tag Battle Competition.

A Scyther appeared in I Choose You!.

In The Long Vault Home!, a Scyther called a "strike" on Kiawe when he failed to catch a Stakataka at the Pokémon School.

In Mewtwo Strikes Back—Evolution, a Scyther was at Old Shore Wharf.

In Trade, Borrow, and Steal!, a Scyther was part of Kricketina Kylie's Bug-type Pokémon collection, as shown in her Rotom Phone.

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.
Episode Subject 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.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
JN006 Scyther Goh's Rotom Phone Scyther, the Mantis Pokémon. A Bug and Flying type. The twin scythes on Scyther's forearms can slice through logs in one stroke.

Pokémon Origins

Scyther in Pokémon Origins

In File 4: Charizard, Red used a Scyther in the Pokémon League. It went up against Bruno's Onix and Blue's Alakazam.

In the manga

Movie adaptations

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

Pokémon Adventures

Main article: Blue's Scyther
Main article: Bugsy's Scyther

Scyther debuted in Wake Up—You're Snorlax!, under the ownership of a Bug Catcher who took part in the bike race along Route 11.

A Scyther is the first Pokémon Blue received. He first appeared in A Tale of Ninetales. He later evolved into Scizor.

Bugsy used his Scyther in the Gym Leader tournament in Silly Scyther.

A Scyther appeared in The Last Battle XIII as one of the Pokémon sent to participate in the fight in Ilex Forest.

A Scyther appeared in a fantasy in PSs1.

A Scyther appeared in a fantasy in Moving Past Milotic.

A Scyther was the sparring partner of X's Pinsir, Rute, appearing in PS583. It had been drained of its life-force due to Team Flare's use of the ultimate weapon.

Pokémon anime novelization series

Jet's Scyther appeared in Race to Danger.

Pokémon Gold & Silver: The Golden Boys

Main article: Bugsy's Scyther

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

Pokémon Gotta Catch 'Em All

A Scyther appeared in The Terrible Twins, Rin & Ran, under the ownership of Ran.

A Scyther appeared in Pokémon Cooking Contest!, under the ownership of Yuki.

A Scyther appeared in GDZ65.

Pokémon Journeys: The Series

Main article: Goh's Scyther

Goh caught a Scyther in Battle Frontier Challenge: The Flute Cup!, just like he does in the anime.

Pokémon Pocket Monsters

A Scyther appeared in Curry Showdown! Which is the Most Delicious? as one of the participants of a curry cooking competition.

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

Main article: Bugsy's Scyther

Bugsy has a Scyther, which first appeared in The Hardest Insect Pokémon Wins?!.

Pokémon Ranger the Comic: Double Mission

Garret of the Go-Rock Quads owns a Scyther, which first appeared in Pokémon Ranger the Comic: Double Mission Episode Four.

Pokémon Ruby-Sapphire

Red is revealed 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. The same Scyther returns at Super Mystery Dungeon.

Pokédex entries

Generation I Kanto
#123
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 Johto
#110
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 Hoenn
#—
Kanto
#123
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 Sinnoh
Pt: #195
Johto
#111
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 Unova
#—
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 Kalos
Mountain #136
Hoenn
#—
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.
Omega 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.
Alpha Sapphire
Generation VII Alola
SM: #275
Alola
USUM: #365
Kanto
#123
Sun It confuses its prey with its quick, ninja-like movements. Then, in an instant, it cleaves them with its scythes.
Moon While young, they live together deep in the mountains, training themselves in how to fight with their scythes and move at high speeds.
Ultra Sun Its two sharp scythes are more than just weapons. It uses them with dexterity to dress its prey before eating.
Ultra Moon Some call it a ninja. Its movements— imperceptibly quick—are sufficient to cleave the air in two. It's very popular in Alola.
Let's Go Pikachu Leaps out of tall grass and slices prey with its scythes. The movement looks like that of a ninja.
Let's Go Eevee
Generation VIII Galar
Isle of Armor #118
Sinnoh
#—
Hisui
#072
Sword As Scyther fights more and more battles, its scythes become sharper and sharper. With a single slice, Scyther can fell a massive tree.
Shield If you come across an area in a forest where a lot of the trees have been cut down, what you've found is a Scyther's territory.
Brilliant Diamond It is nearly impossible to parry its attacking scythes. Its movements are like a ninja's.
Shining Pearl
Legends: Arceus The large, wickedly sharp scythes on its forearms are truly fearsome weapons. Prey’s attempts to flee are unfailingly thwarted by this Pokémon's nimble motions.


Game locations

Generation I
Red
Safari Zone
Celadon City (Rocket Game Corner)
Blue
Trade
Blue (Japan)
Safari Zone
Yellow
Safari Zone
Celadon City (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
Celadon City (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)TuThSa
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
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Trade
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Poni Plains, Poké Pelago*
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Poni Plains
Let's Go Pikachu
Routes 14 and 15
Let's Go Eevee
Trade
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
TradeVersion 1.2.0+
Expansion Pass
Training Lowlands
Training Lowlands (Wanderer)
Fields of Honor (Max Raid Battle)
Max Lair (Dynamax Adventure)
Brilliant Diamond
Route 229
Grand Underground - Grassland Cave, Sunlit Cavern, Riverbank Cave, Still-Water Cavern, Big Bluff Cavern
Shining Pearl
Trade
Legends: Arceus
Grandtree Arena, Primeval Grotto
Space-time distortions - Alabaster Icelands


In side games

Generation I
Snap
Beach
Pinball
Red Field: Safari Zone
Blue Field: Celadon City
Generation II
This Pokémon is unavailable in Generation II side games.
Generation III
Trozei!
Secret Storage 7, Secret Storage 14, Endless Level 15, Mr. Who's Den
MD Red MD Blue
Sinister Woods (8F-11F), Pitfall Valley (13F-18F), Joyous Tower (15F-19F), Remains Island (B13-B19)
Ranger
Lyra Forest
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Mystifying Forest (B1F-B13F), Midnight Forest (B1F-21F), Mystery Jungle (B1F-B29F)
MD Sky
Mystifying Forest (B1F-B13F), Midnight Forest (B1F-21F), Mystery Jungle (B1F-B29F)
Ranger: SoA
Almia Castle, Altru Building
Rumble
Silent Forest (Normal Mode A & S, Advanced Mode B & A)
PokéPark Wii
Meadow Zone
Ranger: GS
Rand's House
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Forest: World Axle - B1F
PokéPark 2
Arbor Area
Conquest
Chrysalia, Avia
Rumble U
Verdant Plaza: Battle Royale, Challenge Battle: The Battle for Sky and Land
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Pitch-Black Cavern: Stage 1
Shuffle
Silbern Museum: Stage 94
Rumble World
Ruby Volcano: Giant Redwood (Center Boss, Back)
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Charizard Sea2019, Pinsir Sea, Entei Sea, Mewtwo Sea, Bulbasaur Sea, Charizard SeaFinal, Entei SeaFinal, Mewtwo SeaFinal
Masters EX
Pokémon Egg (Scottie/Bettie's)


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
70
130 - 177 250 - 344
110
103 - 178 202 - 350
80
76 - 145 148 - 284
55
54 - 117 103 - 229
80
76 - 145 148 - 284
105
99 - 172 193 - 339
Total:
500
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.
  • 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 VIII, 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

Scyther is available in Sword and Shield Version 1.2.0+, Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, and Pokémon Legends: Arceus.

By leveling up

SwShBDSP

Generation VIII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Quick Attack Normal Physical 04040 100100% 30
011 Leer Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
044 Fury Cutter Bug Physical 04040 09595% 20
088 False Swipe Normal Physical 04040 100100% 40
1212 Wing Attack Flying Physical 06060 100100% 35
1616 Double Team Normal Status 0000 00——% 15
2020 Double Hit Normal Physical 03535 09090% 10
2424 Slash Normal Physical 07070 100100% 20
2828 Focus Energy Normal Status 0000 00——% 30
3232 Agility Psychic Status 0000 00——% 30
3636 Air Slash Flying Special 07575 09595% 15
4040 X-Scissor Bug Physical 08080 100100% 15
4444 Laser Focus Normal Status 0000 00——% 30
4848 Swords Dance Normal Status 0000 00——% 20
  • 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

LA

Generation VIII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
Learn Mastery  Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
1 10 Quick Attack Normal Physical 40 100% 20
6 15 Silver Wind Bug Special 60 100% 15
11 20 Aerial Ace Flying Physical 60 —% 20
14 24 Double Hit Normal Status —% 10
18 28 Air Slash Flying Special 75 95% 10
25 35 Swords Dance Normal Status —% 20
34 45 X-Scissor Bug Physical 80 100% 10
43 54 Close Combat Fighting Physical 100 100% 5
  • 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/TR

SwSh

Generation VIII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM08Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png TM08 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM09Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png TM09 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM17Bag TM Psychic SwSh Sprite.png TM17 Light Screen Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TM19Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png TM19 Safeguard Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 25
TM21Bag TM Psychic SwSh Sprite.png TM21 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM23Bag TM Dark SwSh Sprite.png TM23 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
TM24Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png TM24 Snore Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 15
TM25Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png TM25 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM30Bag TM Steel SwSh Sprite.png TM30 Steel Wing Steel Physical 07070 090}}90% 25
TM31Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png TM31 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM33Bag TM Water SwSh Sprite.png TM33 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM34Bag TM Fire SwSh Sprite.png TM34 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM39Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png TM39 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM40Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png TM40 Swift Normal Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM43Bag TM Fighting SwSh Sprite.png TM43 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM56Bag TM Bug SwSh Sprite.png TM56 U-turn Bug Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM58Bag TM Dark SwSh Sprite.png TM58 Assurance Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 10
TM69Bag TM Psychic SwSh Sprite.png TM69 Psycho Cut Psychic Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM73Bag TM Poison SwSh Sprite.png TM73 Cross Poison Poison Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM76Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png TM76 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM78Bag TM Flying SwSh Sprite.png TM78 Acrobatics Flying Physical 05555 100}}100% 15
TM94Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png TM94 False Swipe Normal Physical 04040 100}}100% 40
TM95Bag TM Flying SwSh Sprite.png TM95 Air Slash Flying Special 07575 095}}95% 15
TM97Bag TM Dark SwSh Sprite.png TM97 Brutal Swing Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TR00Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR00 Swords Dance Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR12Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png TR12 Agility Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TR13Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR13 Focus Energy Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TR20Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR20 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR21Bag TR Fighting Sprite.png TR21 Reversal Fighting Physical 0000 100}}100% 15
TR26Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR26 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR27Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR27 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR29Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR29 Baton Pass Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 40
TR60Bag TR Bug Sprite.png TR60 X-Scissor Bug Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TR61Bag TR Bug Sprite.png TR61 Bug Buzz Bug Special 09090 100}}100% 10
  • 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

BDSP

Generation VIII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM11Bag TM Fire SwSh Sprite.png TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 —}}—% 5
TM15Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png TM15 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM16Bag TM Psychic SwSh Sprite.png TM16 Light Screen Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 30
TM17Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM18Bag TM Water SwSh Sprite.png TM18 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 —}}—% 5
TM20Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png TM20 Safeguard Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 25
TM31Bag TM Fighting SwSh Sprite.png TM31 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM32Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
TM40Bag TM Flying SwSh Sprite.png TM40 Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 —}}—% 20
TM42Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM44Bag TM Psychic SwSh Sprite.png TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM45Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png TM45 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM46Bag TM Dark SwSh Sprite.png TM46 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
TM47Bag TM Steel SwSh Sprite.png TM47 Steel Wing Steel Physical 07070 090}}90% 25
TM51Bag TM Flying SwSh Sprite.png TM51 Roost Flying Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM54Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png TM54 False Swipe Normal Physical 04040 100}}100% 40
TM58Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png TM58 Endure Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM62Bag TM Bug SwSh Sprite.png TM62 Bug Buzz Bug Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM68Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png TM68 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM75Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png TM75 Swords Dance Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
TM81Bag TM Bug SwSh Sprite.png TM81 X-Scissor Bug Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM82Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png TM82 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM87Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 15
TM89Bag TM Bug SwSh Sprite.png TM89 U-turn Bug Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM90Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM93Bag TM Normal SwSh Sprite.png TM93 Cut Normal Physical 05050 095}}95% 30
TM97Bag TM Flying SwSh Sprite.png TM97 Defog Flying Status 0000 —}}—% 15
TM98Bag TM Fighting SwSh Sprite.png TM98 Rock Smash Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 15
  • 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

SwSh

Generation VIII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Heracross Counter Fighting Physical 100% 20
Frosmoth Defog Flying Status —% 15
Flygon Feint Normal Physical 30 100% 10
SkorupiDrapion Night Slash Dark Physical 70 100% 15
Escavalier Quick Guard Fighting Status —% 15
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Scyther in Generation VIII
  • 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

BDSP

Generation VIII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
LedybaLedianSurskitMasquerainNinjask Baton Pass Normal Status —% 40
Heracross Counter Fighting Physical 100% 20
FlygonYanmega Feint Normal Physical 30 100% 10
KricketuneSkorupiDrapionYanmegaGliscor Night Slash Dark Physical 70 100% 15
ScytherScizor Quick Guard^ Fighting Status —% 15
ScytherScizor Reversal^ Fighting Physical 100% 15
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Scyther in Generation VIII
  • 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

SwShBDSP

Generation VIII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Sw Sh EP BD SP Dual Wingbeat Flying Physical 40 90% 10
  • 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

LA

Generation VIII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Power   Accuracy   PP 
Base  St.   Ag.  Base  St. 
LA Aerial Ace Flying Physical 60 75 45 —% —% 20
LA Calm Mind Psychic Status —% —% 10
LA False Swipe Normal Physical 40 50 30 100% 100% 30
LA Focus Energy Normal Status —% —% 20
LA Giga Impact Normal Physical 120 150 100 90% 95% 5
LA Hyper Beam Normal Special 120 150 100 90% 95% 5
LA Ominous Wind Ghost Special 60 75 45 100% 100% 15
LA Psycho Cut Psychic Physical 70 85 55 100% 100% 15
LA Rest Psychic Status —% —% 10
LA Rock Smash Fighting Physical 40 50 30 100% 100% 20
LA Swift Normal Special 60 75 45 —% —% 20
LA X-Scissor Bug Physical 80 100 60 100% 100% 10
  • 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

By transfer from another generation

Generation VIII
Other generations:
I - II - IV - V - VI - VII 
 Gen.   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
I II III IV V VI VII Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 00—}}—% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Bide × Normal Physical 0000 00—}}—% 10
I II III IV V VI VII Bug Bite Bug Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Captivate × Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Confide Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Curse Ghost Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
I II III IV V VI VII Cut Normal Physical 05050 095}}95% 30
I II III IV V VI VII Detect Fighting Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
I II III IV V VI VII Double-Edge Normal Physical 120120 100}}100% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Frustration × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Headbutt Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Hidden Power × Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Knock Off Dark Physical 06565 100}}100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Mimic Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
I II III IV V VI VII Morning Sun Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
I II III IV V VI VII Natural Gift × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Ominous Wind × Ghost Special 06060 100}}100% 5
I II III IV V VI VII Pursuit × Dark Physical 04040 100}}100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Rage × Normal Physical 02020 100}}100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Razor Wind × Normal Special 08080 100}}100% 10
I II III IV V VI VII Return × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Rock Smash Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Roost Flying Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
I II III IV V VI VII Secret Power × Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Silver Wind × Bug Special 06060 100}}100% 5
I II III IV V VI VII Skull Bash Normal Physical 130130 100}}100% 10
I II III IV V VI VII Struggle Bug Bug Special 05050 100}}100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Swagger Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Tailwind Flying Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Take Down Normal Physical 09090 085}}85% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
I II III IV V VI VII Vacuum Wave Fighting Special 04040 100}}100% 30
  • Transferred Pokémon only retain these moves in Pokémon Sword and Shield
  • A striped background indicates a generation in which the move can only be obtained via event or as a special move
  • 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
  • × indicates a move that cannot be used in Sword and Shield
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see transfer-only moves for other generations

TCG-only moves

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

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
Pin123.png Pinani123.png
Acquisition: Catch
Pokémon Trozei!
Trozeiani123.png
Rarity: Common
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
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!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
MDP E 123.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 R-043
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 R-216
It attacks by slashing with both arms while jumping around.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group:
Bug
Poké Assist:
(present)
Bug Assist.png
Bug
Field move:
(present)
Cut 2 field move.png
(Cut ×2)
Not available in the past.
Browser entry R-222
It leaps around quickly while it attacks with cutting slashes.
Pokémon Rumble
Attack ●●●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●●
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
Rush123 fBody.png Walking Speed: 1.57 seconds Base HP: 53
Base Attack: 79 Base Defense: 55 Base Speed: 70
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.
Pokémon Conquest
PCP123.png HP: ★★★ Move: Fury Cutter
Attack: ★★★★ Ability 1: Swarm
Ability 2: Parry
Ability 3: Vanguard
Defense: ★★★
Speed: ★★★★
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
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Bug
Attack Power: ★★★★★

BT123.png

Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Bug
None.png Attack Power: 70 - 140 Raise Max Level.png 20

#138
Shuffle123.png

Swarm
Increases damage when things are looking desperate.
Skill Swapper: L-Boost
Pokémon GO
GO123.png Base Stamina: 172 Base Attack: 218 Base Defense: 170
Egg Distance: 5 km* Buddy Distance: 5 km Evolution Requirement: Scyther Candy 50 + Metal Coat1
Fast Attacks: Fury Cutter, Air Slash*, Steel Wing
Charged Attacks: Night Slash, X-Scissor, Aerial Ace*, Bug Buzz, FrustrationAs Shadow Pokémon, ReturnAs Purified Pokémon

Evolution

Scyther
Unevolved
Scyther
 Bug  Flying 
Link Trade icon SwSh.png + Metal Coat
Trade
holding Metal Coat
Scizor
First evolution
Scizor
 Bug  Steel 
Black Augurite
Black Augurite
Kleavor
First evolution
Kleavor
 Bug  Rock 

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
Spr 2g 123.png Spr b 2g 123.png Spr 2s 123.png Spr b 2g 123.png Spr 2c 123.png Spr b 2c 123.png
Spr 2g 123 s.png Spr b 2g 123 s.png Spr 2s 123 s.png Spr b 2g 123 s.png Spr 2c 123 s.png Spr b 2g 123 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
Spr 3r 123.png Spr b 3r 123.png Spr 3e 123.png Spr b 3r 123.png Spr 3f 123.png Spr b 3f 123.png
Spr 3r 123 s.png Spr b 3r 123 s.png Spr 3e 123 s.png Spr b 3r 123 s.png Spr 3f 123 s.png Spr b 3f 123 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
Male Male Male Male Male Male
Female Female Female Female Female Female
Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male
Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Male Male Male Male
Female Female Female Female
Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male
Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Male Male Male Male
Female Female Female Female
Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male
Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Male Male Male Male
Female Female Female Female
Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male
Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female
Front Back Front Back
Let's Go, Pikachu! Let's Go, Eevee!
Spr 7p 123 m.png Spr 7p 123 m s.png
Spr 7p 123 f.png Spr 7p 123 f s.png
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Male Shiny Male
Female Shiny Female
HOME
Male Shiny Male
Female Shiny Female
123MS8.png For other sprites and images, please see Scyther images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


Trivia

Origin

As indicated by its category, Scyther seems to be based on a mantis — most closely resembling the European mantis and the Chinese mantis — with arms shaped like scythes. It also possesses some reptilian characteristics (e.g. head, teeth, claws, bipedal stance) that give it similarities to dromaeosaurid dinosaurs. As indicated in its Pokédex entries, it may also be based on a ninja. There are similarities to the kamikiri, a haircutting yokai with sharp claws and teeth that may look like an insect.

Name origin

Scyther may be a combination of scythe and the suffix -er (something that does an action).

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 Srak Corruption of strike
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 飛天螳螂 / 飞天螳螂 Fēitiāntángláng From 飛天 / 飞天 fēitiān and 螳螂 tángláng
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese 飛天螳螂 Fēitīntòhnglòhng From 飛天 fēitīn and 螳螂 tòhnglòhng


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