Scyther is feisty and competitive, always staying active. It was also quick-tempered as it got furious at Geodude when it threw a snowball at it and started chasing it. But deep down, Scyther has a soft spot, such as when it accepted Ash's Dragonite's hug and when it was concerned on how Goh would take his defeat at the Battle Frontier flute cup tournament.
Scyther was encountered at Vermilion Forest. It easily repelled Goh's Poké Ball and sent him and Scorbunny flying. Goh later encountered Scyther again, this time using Scorbunny to battle it first. Together, Goh and Scorbunny weakened Scyther enough for Goh to successfully capture it. Scyther and the rest of the Kanto Bug-type Pokémon Goh caught were brought back to the Cerise Laboratory where Professor Cerise kept them in storage for Goh.
At the Cerise Laboratory