Scyther

Scyther
ストライク
Scyther.png
Mr. Mime < Scyther > Jynx
Species
Type
Mantis Pokémon
Bug.gif Flying.gif
Number
Ability
#123
Height
Weight
4′11″ (1.4m)
123.5 lbs. (56.0kg)
Gender Ratio
Male: 50%
Female: 50%
Evolves From
Evolves Into
None
Egg Group
Catch Rate
45
Tier
EV Yield
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Scyther (ストライク) is the 123rd Pokémon in the Pokédex. It is a Bug/Flying-Type, and is known as the Mantis Pokémon.

Scyther can use one of two Abilities; Swarm, which increases the power of its Bug-Type moves by 50% when its HP drops below one-third of its maximum, or Technician, which powers up its moves that are base 60 power or less by 50%. Its Hidden Ability is Steadfast, which increases its Speed stat by one stage each time it flinches.

Scyther gain the opportunity to evolve into Scizor when traded to another game holding a Metal Coat.

Scyther is in the Bug Egg Group, and its Egg takes approximately 6,400 steps to hatch. It takes Scyther 1,000,000 Experience Points to reach Level 100.

Contents

Biology

Physiology

Scyther is around an average human height. It is respectively based off a Praying Mantis, while its head could be based off some sort of reptile. Its body color is entirely green with only some white-ish-cream colored parts around its neck and chest, and some on each leg. Scyther has razor-sharp blades placed where arms would be. These blades are very strong as well as sharp, and can cut through logs in one go. It has a pair of wings that is somewhat cream colored. Scyther has small sharp teeth that are visible to the eye. It has two large feet with three claws on each foot.

Gender Differences

The female Scyther has a slightly larger abdomen than the male.

Game Information

Original Games

In Pokémon Red and Yellow, Scyther can be caught in the Safari Zone. This remains the same in Pokémon FireRed. In Pokémon Gold, Silver and Crystal, it appears in National Park during the Bug Catching Contest, carrying over to the remakes [[Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver.

In Pokémon Diamond, Scyther can be caught in the wild at Route 229. In Pokémon Platinum, it appears at Route 210 and Route 215.

Scyther appears at Route 21 in Pokémon X and Y. In Pokémon Sun and Moon, it can be caught at Poni Plains in shaking trees.

Spin-Off Games

Trading Card Game

Anime/Manga Information

Anime

Movies

Manga

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.

Area Locations

Game Rarity Location
Red/Yellow 1% Safari Zone: Area 2
Red 4% Safari Zone: Area 1
Blue None Trade
Yellow 4% Safari Zone: Area 3
Gold/Silver/Crystal 5% National Park (Bug Catching Contest)
Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald None Trade
FireRed 1% Safari Zone: Area 2
FireRed 4% Safari Zone: Area 1
LeafGreen None Trade
Diamond 5% Route 229
Pearl None Transfer or Trade
Platinum 5% Route 210: North, Route 215 (Day, Night)
Platinum 10% Route 210: South (Day, Night)
Platinum 15% Route 210, Route 215 (Morning)
Black/White None Transfer or Trade
Black 2/White 2 None Transfer or Trade
X/Y 10% Route 21
X/Y -- Route 21 (Horde)
Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire None Transfer or Trade
Sun/Moon 30% Poni Plains (Shaking Trees)

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 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 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.
VII 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.

Pokéthlon Statistics

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

Statistics

Base Stats Min- Min Max Max+
HP
70
. 250 344 .
Atk
110
202 225 319 350
Def
80
148 165 259 284
Sp. Atk
55
103 115 209 229
Sp. Def
80
148 165 259 284
Speed
105
193 215 309 339

Moves

Via Level-up

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

Via TM/HM

TM/HM - Gen 7
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
TM19 Roost Flying.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
TM51 Steel Wing Steel.gif 70 90 Other.png
TM54 False Swipe Normal.gif 40 100 Physical.png
TM59 Brutal Swing Dark.gif 60 100 Physical.png
TM68 Giga Impact Normal.gif 150 90 Physical.png
TM75 Swords Dance Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM81 X-Scissor Bug.gif 80 100 Physical.png
TM87 Swagger Normal.gif -- 85 Other.png
TM88 Sleep Talk Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM89 U-turn Bug.gif 70 100 Physical.png
TM90 Substitute Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM100 Confide Normal.gif -- -- Other.png

Via Breeding

Via Breeding
Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Baton Pass Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Bug Buzz Bug.gif 90 100 Special.png
Counter Fighting.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
Defog Flying.gif -- -- Other.png
Endure Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Night Slash Dark.gif 70 100 Physical.png
Quick Guard Fighting.gif -- -- Other.png
Razor Wind Normal.gif 80 100 Special.png
Reversal Fighting.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
Silver Wind Bug.gif 60 100 Special.png
Steel Wing Steel.gif 70 90 Physical.png

Z-Moves

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Breakneck Blitz Normal.gif 200*/200* -- Physical.png Special.png
All-Out Pummeling Fighting.gif 160*/100* -- Physical.png Special.png
Supersonic Skystrike Flying.gif 120*/140* -- Physical.png Special.png
Savage Spin-Out Bug.gif 160*/175* -- Physical.png Special.png
Corkscrew Crash Steel.gif 140 -- Physical.png
Black Hole Eclipse Dark.gif 140 -- Physical.png

Transfer Only Z-Moves

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Never-Ending Nightmare Ghost.gif 120 -- Special.png

Evolution Line

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Scyther
MetalCoat.png
Trade (Holding a Metal Coat)

Type Matchups

Type Attack Advantages Attack Disadvantages Defense Advantages Defense Disadvantages
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Dark.gif
Fighting.gif
Grass.gif
Psychic.gif
Electric.gif
Fairy.gif
Fire.gif
Flying.gif
Ghost.gif
Poison.gif
Rock.gif
Steel.gif
Bug.gif
Fighting.gif
Grass.gif
Ground.gif
Electric.gif
Fire.gif
Flying.gif
Ice.gif
Rock.gif

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