Scyther

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Scyther
ストライク - Strike
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Mr. Mime < Scyther > Jynx
Species Type
Mantis Pokémon Bug.gif Flying.gif
Number Ability
#123 Swarm/Technician
Height Weight
4′11″ (1.4m) 123.5 lbs. (56.0kg)
Gender Ratio
Male: 50% Female: 50%
Evolves From Evolves Into
None Scizor
Egg Group Catch Rate
Bug 45
Tier EV Yield
NU 1 Atk
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Scyther is Dual Bug/Flying type. And has ninja like reflexes. It's close to impossible to parry it's razor sharp scythes. It is well known for its move known as Swords Dance. When Scyther is holding a Metal Coat and traded to another trainers game pack, it is evolved into the Pokemon known as Scizor. Though Scyther has a lot of speed this is the stat which Scizor lacks in, though it picks up a lot more physical strength and instead of being a Dual Bug/Flying it loses the Flying type and becomes Dual Bug/Steel.

Contents

Biology

Physiology

Scyther is around an average human height. It is repectively based off an incect called a Praying Mantis although, its head looks like it would belong to somesort of reptile. Its body colour is entirely green with only some white-ish-cream coloured parts which is around at its neck and chest, and some on each leg. Scyther has razor-sharp blades placing where arms would be. These blades are very strong as well as sharp, they can cut through logs in one go. It has a pair of wings that is somewhat cream coloured. Scyther has small sharp teeth that are visable to the eye. It has two large feet with three claws on each foot.

Gender Differences

The female Scyther has a slightly large belly than the male.

Pokémon Information

Competitive Battling

Scyther is a part of the Neverused (NU) tier of competitive battling. With high Attack and Speed stats, Scyther is a potent offensive threat that can perform a variety of roles. Its bulk is solid with an Eviolite, allowing for it to switch into numerous common Pokémon, such as Musharna, Shiftry, Malamar, and Hariyama. Scyther is also among the tier's best momentum grabbers thanks to its STAB U-turn and high Speed stat. It has a nice ability in Technician which gives it a decently powerful STAB in Aerial Ace while having a boosted priority Quick Attack to pick off faster weakened threats. Its best set is a bulky Swords Dance set that uses Scyther's good bulk to take advantage of weaker threats that cannot threaten it immediately while serving as an excellent pivot and potential sweeper. Scyther can also run a Choice Band set that gives it a powerful U-turn to work with and acts as a nice wallbreaker. Lastly, Scyther is a very good revenge killer with a Choice Scarf, being able to outspeed weather sweepers like Swift Swim Ludicolo and Chlorophyll Victreebel while having an extremely quick U-turn. However, Scyther's biggest downfall is its glaring weakness to Rock, which gives it a x4 weakness to Stealth Rock and makes it difficult to handle certain threats that would run Rock coverage for it, such as Lilligant, Primeape, and Hariyama. Its typing also gives it weaknesses to the common Ice and Fire attacks. If Scyther loses its Eviolite, it can even struggle to check some of the threats it would easily be able to with it.

Scyther is also viable in the Rarelyused (RU) tier of competitive battling. With STAB U-turn coming off a nice base 110 Attack stat and equipped with a Choice Band, Scyther is a great pivot that can provide nice switch in opportunities for the team. Scyther is a nice check to Fighting and Grass-types due to its typing and STAB attacks, and it can scare Malamar easily with the threat of U-turn, making sure that it does not cause trouble. Scyther is in a nice Speed tier, being able to outspeed a good chunk of threats in the tier and pivot out. However, its x4 weakness to Stealth Rock can severely limit its switch in opportunities without entry hazard removal support or teammates that are capable of threatening common Stealth Rock setters. Scyther also has some glaring weaknesses to Ice, Rock, Electric, and Flying, which can hinder its defensive utility in some situations. Scyther is also rather average in terms of bulk, forcing it to have a slow Volt Switch or U-turn user to support its switch-in opportunities and hindering its defensive capabilities even further. It does not have great wallbreaking power like Medicham or Hitmonlee, which leads to it struggling against bulkier team archetypes.

Pokédex Entries

Gen Game Pokédex Entry
I Red With ninja-like agility and speed, it can create the illusion that there is more than one.
Blue With ninja-like agility and speed, it can create the illusion that there is more than one.
Yellow Leaps out of tall grass and slices prey with its scythes. The movement looks like that of a ninja.
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.
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.
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 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.
V Black The sharp scythes on its forearms become increasingly sharp by cutting through hard objects.
White The sharp scythes on its forearms become increasingly sharp by cutting through hard objects.
Black 2 The sharp scythes on its forearms become increasingly sharp by cutting through hard objects.
White 2 The sharp scythes on its forearms become increasingly sharp by cutting through hard objects.
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.
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire

Pokéthlon Statistics

Stats
Speed
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Power
Full.pngFull.pngFull.pngEmpty.png
Technique
Full.pngFull.pngFull.pngEmpty.pngEmpty.png
Stamina
Full.pngFull.png
Jump
Full.pngFull.pngFull.pngFull.pngEmpty.png

Moves

Via Level-up

Level Up
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Level Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Start Leer Normal.gif N/A 100% Other.png
Start Quick Attack Normal.gif 40 100% Physical.png
Start Vacuum Wave Fighting.gif 40 100% Other.png
5 Focus Energy Normal.gif N/A N/A Other.png
9 Pursuit Normal.gif 40 100% Physical.png
13 False Swipe Normal.gif 40 100% Physical.png
17 Agility Psychic.gif N/A N/A% Other.png
21 Wing Attack Flying.gif 60 100% Physical.png
25 Fury Cutter Bug.gif 20 100% Physical.png
29 Slash Normal.gif 70 100% Physical.png
33 Razor Wind Normal.gif 80 100% Special.png
37 Double Team Normal.gif N/A N/A% Other.png
41 X-Scissor Bug.gif 80 100% Physical.png
45 Night Slash Bug.gif 70 100% Physical.png
49 Double Hit Normal.gif 35 90% Physical.png
53 Air Slash Flying.gif 75 95% Special.png
57 Swords Dance Normal.gif N/A N/A% Other.png
61 Feint Dark.gif 30 100% Physical.png

Via TM/HM

TM/HM
TM/HM No. Move Type Power Accuracy Class
TM06 Toxic Poison.gif -- 90 Other.png
TM10 Hidden Power Normal.gif 60 100 Special.png
TM11 Sunny Day Fire.gif -- -- Other.png
TM15 Hyper Beam Normal.gif 150 90 Special.png
TM16 Light Screen Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
TM17 Protect Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM18 Rain Dance Water.gif -- -- Other.png
TM20 Safeguard Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM21 Frustration Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM27 Return Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM31 Brick Break Fighting.gif 75 100 Physical.png
TM32 Double Team Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM40 Aerial Ace Flying.gif 60 -- Physical.png
TM42 Facade Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png
TM44 Rest Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
TM45 Attract Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM46 Thief Dark.gif 40 100 Physical.png
TM48 Round Normal.gif 60 100 Special.png
TM54 False Swipe Normal.gif 40 100 Physical.png
TM68 Giga Impact Normal.gif 150 90 Physical.png
TM75 Swords Dance Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM76 Struggle Bug Bug.gif 50 100 Special.png
TM81 X-Scissor Bug.gif 80 100 Physical.png
TM87 Swagger Normal.gif -- 90 Other.png
TM89 U-turn Bug.gif 70 100 Physical.png
TM90 Substitute Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
HM01 Cut Normal.gif 50 95 Physical.png

Evolution Line

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Scyther
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Trade (Holding a Metal Coat)


Type Matchups

Type Attack Advantages Attack Disadvantages Defense Advantages Defense Disadvantages
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Fire.gif
Flying.gif
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Poison.gif
Rock.gif
Steel.gif
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Fighting.gif
Grass.gif
Ground.gif
Electric.gif
Fire.gif
Flying.gif
Ice.gif
Rock.gif

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