Scyther was encountered at Vermilion Forest. It easily repelled Go's Poké Ball and sent him and Scorbunny flying. Go later encountered Scyther again, this time using Scorbunny to battle it first. Together, Go and Scorbunny weakened Scyther enough for Go to successfully capture it. Scyther and the rest of the Kanto Bug-type Pokémon Go caught were brought back to the Sakuragi Institute where Professor Sakuragi kept them in storage for Go.