Scyther (Japanese: ストライク Sutoraiku) is a Bug/Flying-type Pokémon introduced in Generation I.

Biology

Physiology

Dream World Scyther

Scyther is a Mantis Pokémon. It is green with two wings that enable flight. It has two razor-sharp scythes for arms.

Natural abilities

Scyther can have the ability Swarm or the ability Technician. Swarm increases Scyther's Bug-type moves by 1.5x when its HP is lower than 1/3. Technician increases the power of moves under 60 attack power. Scyther's most impressive feature is its scythe-like arms that can easily cut through metal. Scyther is also known for its agility. While hunting in the wild or in a battle between trainers, it relies on its speed to strike quickly and to avoid being struck in return by its foe. Its high-supernatural speed can make it seem to be in more than one place at once, or to seem invisible as it moves in, strikes, and leaves the opponent before he can feel the blow. Scyther's wings are capable of flight, but this is rare; it is not a fast or an agile flier, and it is a better hunter on its own feet.

Difference in Gender

The difference between a male and female Scyther is by the size of its abdomen. The females will be a bit larger than the males.

Evolution

Scyhter evolves into Scizor when traded while holding Metal Coat.

Game info

Game locations

Locations
Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Red and Blue Safari Zone, Rocket Game Corner (Pokémon Red Only) Rare
Yellow Safari Zone, Rocket Game Corner Rare
Gold and Silver National Park during Bug-Catching Contest Rare
Crystal National Park during Bug-Catching Contest Rare
Ruby and Sapphire Trade None
FireRed and LeafGreen Safari Zone (Pokémon FireRed Only) Rare
Emerald Trade None
Diamond and Pearl Route 229 (Pokémon Diamond) Uncommon
Platinum Route 210 and Route 215 Common
HeartGold and SoulSilver National Park during Bug-Catching Contest Rare
Black and White Poké Transfer, Dream World None
X and Y Route 21 Uncommon
Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire Trade None
Sun and Moon Poni Plains Rare


Pokédex entries

  • Red and 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 colors make it invisible.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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!

    Leaps out of tall grass and slices prey with its scythes. The movement looks like that of a ninja.


Stats

Scyther's Stats
HP
70
Attack
110
Defense
80
Sp. Atk
55
Sp. Def
80
Speed
105
Total
500

Learnset

Leveling

LevelingGeneration VII
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
1 Vacuum Wave 40 100% 30 Fighting Special
1 Quick Attack 40 100% 30 Normal Physical
1 Leer 100% 30 Normal Status
5 Focus Energy —% 30 Normal Status
9 Pursuit 40 100% 20 Dark Physical
13 False Swipe 40 100% 40 Normal Physical
17 Agility —% 30 Psychic Status
21 Wing Attack 60 100% 35 Flying Physical
25 Fury Cutter 40 95% 20 Bug Physical
29 Slash 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
33 Razor Wind 80 100% 10 Normal Special
37 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
41 X-Scissor 80 100% 15 Bug Physical
45 Night Slash 70 100% 15 Dark Physical
49 Double Hit 35 90% 10 Normal Physical
50 Air Slash 75 95% 15 Flying Special
57 Swords Dance —% 20 Normal Status
61 Feint 30 100% 10 Normal Physical
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

LevelingGeneration VI
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal Jam
1 Vacuum Wave 40 100% 30 Fighting Special Cool 3 0 ♥
1 Quick Attack 40 100% 30 Normal Physical Cool 3 0 ♥
1 Leer 100% 30 Normal Status Cool 2 1 ♥
5 Focus Energy —% 30 Normal Status Cool 1 0 ♥
9 Pursuit 40 100% 20 Dark Physical Clever 2 1 ♥
13 False Swipe 40 100% 40 Normal Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
17 Agility —% 30 Psychic Status Cool 3 0 ♥
21 Wing Attack 60 100% 35 Flying Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
25 Fury Cutter 40 95% 20 Bug Physical Cool 3 0 ♥
29 Slash 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
33 Razor Wind 80 100% 10 Normal Special Cool 3 0 ♥
37 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Cool 1 0 ♥
41 X-Scissor 80 100% 15 Bug Physical Cool 2 1 ♥
45 Night Slash 70 100% 15 Dark Physical Cool 3 0 ♥
49 Double Hit 35 90% 10 Normal Physical Cool 2 1 ♥
50 Air Slash 75 95% 15 Flying Special Cool 1 4 ♥
57 Swords Dance —% 20 Normal Status Beautiful 1 0 ♥
61 Feint 30 100% 10 Normal Physical Clever 3 0 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
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LevelingGeneration V
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
1 Vacuum Wave 40 100% 30 Fighting Special
1 Quick Attack 40 100% 30 Normal Physical
1 Leer 100% 30 Normal Status
5 Focus Energy —% 30 Normal Status
9 Pursuit 40 100% 20 Dark Physical
13 False Swipe 40 100% 40 Normal Physical
17 Agility —% 30 Psychic Status
21 Wing Attack 60 100% 35 Flying Physical
25 Fury Cutter 20 95% 20 Bug Physical
29 Slash 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
33 Razor Wind 80 100% 10 Normal Special
37 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
41 X-Scissor 80 100% 15 Bug Physical
45 Night Slash 70 100% 15 Dark Physical
49 Double Hit 35 90% 10 Normal Physical
53 Air Slash 75 95% 20 Flying Special
57 Swords Dance —% 30 Normal Status
61 Feint 30 100% 10 Normal Physical
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

LevelingGeneration IV
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal
N/ADP
1HGSSPt
Vacuum Wave 40 100% 30 Fighting Special Smart 2
1DP
1HGSSPt
Quick Attack 40 100% 30 Normal Physical Cool 2
1DP
1HGSSPt
Leer 100% 30 Normal Status Cool 2
5DP
5HGSSPt
Focus Energy —% 30 Normal Status Cool 0
9DP
9HGSSPt
Pursuit 40 100% 20 Dark Physical Smart 1
13DP
13HGSSPt
False Swipe 40 100% 40 Normal Physical Cool 0
17DP
17HGSSPt
Agility —% 30 Psychic Status Cool 2
21DP
21HGSSPt
Wing Attack 60 100% 35 Flying Physical Cool 3
25DP
25HGSSPt
Fury Cutter 10 95% 20 Bug Physical Cool 2
29DP
29HGSSPt
Slash 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Cool 3
33DP
33HGSSPt
Razor Wind 80 100% 10 Normal Special Cool 1
37DP
37HGSSPt
Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Cool 2
41DP
41HGSSPt
X-Scissor 80 100% 15 Bug Physical Beauty 2
45DP
45HGSSPt
Night Slash 70 100% 15 Dark Physical Beauty 3
49DP
49HGSSPt
Double Hit 35 90% 10 Normal Physical Smart 2
53DP
53HGSSPt
Air Slash 75 95% 20 Flying Special Cool 2
57DP
57HGSSPt
Swords Dance —% 30 Normal Status Beauty 0
N/ADP
61HGSSPt
Feint 50 100% 10 Normal Physical Beauty 0
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LevelingGeneration III
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Contest Category Appeal Jam
1 Quick Attack 40 100% 30 Normal Cool 3 0 ♥
1 Leer 100% 30 Normal Cool 2 0 ♥
6 Focus Energy —% 30 Normal Cool 1 3 ♥
11 Pursuit 40 100% 20 Dark Smart 2 1 ♥
16 False Swipe 40 100% 40 Normal Cool 1 3 ♥
21 Agility —% 30 Psychic Cool 3 0 ♥
26 Wing Attack 60 100% 35 Flying Cool 1 3 ♥
31 Slash 70 100% 20 Normal Cool 3 0 ♥
36 Swords Dance —% 30 Normal Beauty 1 0 ♥
41 Double Team —% 15 Normal Cool 2 0 ♥
46 Fury Cutter 10 95% 20 Bug Cool 3 0 ♥
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LevelingGeneration II
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type
1 Quick Attack 40 100% 30 Normal
1 Leer 100% 30 Normal
6 Focus Energy —% 30 Normal
12 Pursuit 40 100% 20 Dark
18 False Swipe 40 100% 40 Normal
24 Agility —% 30 Psychic
30 Wing Attack 60 100% 35 Flying
36 Slash 70 100% 20 Normal
42 Swords Dance —% 30 Normal
48 Double Team —% 15 Normal
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
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LevelingGeneration I
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type
1RGB
1Y
Quick Attack 40 100% 30 Normal
17RGB
17Y
Leer 100% 30 Normal
20RGB
20Y
Focus Energy —% 30 Normal
24RGB
24Y
Double Team —% 15 Normal
29RGB
29Y
Slash 70 100% 20 Normal
35RGB
35Y
Swords Dance —% 30 Normal
42RGB
42Y
Agility —% 30 Psychic
N/ARGB
50Y
Wing Attack 35 100% 35 Flying
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TM/HM

TMs and HMs Generation VII
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat.
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special
TM16 Light Screen —% 30 Psychic Status
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status
TM19 Roost —% 10 Flying Status
TM20 Safeguard —% 25 Normal Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM31 Brick Break 75 100% 15 Fighting Physical
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status
TM46 Thief 60 100% 25 Dark Physical
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM51 Steel Wing 70 90% 25 Steel Physical
TM54 False Swipe 40 100% 40 Normal Physical
TM59 Brutal Swing 60 100% 20 Dark Physical
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical
TM75 Swords Dance —% 20 Normal Status
TM81 X-Scissor 80 100% 15 Bug Physical
TM87 Swagger 85% 15 Normal Status
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status
TM89 U-turn 70 100% 20 Bug Physical
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation VI
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status Clever 3 0 ♥
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special Clever 3 0 ♥
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status Beautiful 1 0 ♥
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special Cool 4 4 ♥
TM16 Light Screen —% 30 Psychic Status Beautiful 2 0 ♥
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status Beautiful 1 0 ♥
TM19 Roost —% 10 Flying Status Clever 4 0 ♥
TM20 Safeguard —% 25 Normal Status Beautiful 2 0 ♥
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2 3 ♥
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 4 0 ♥
TM31 Brick Break 75 100% 15 Fighting Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Cool 1 0 ♥
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical Cool 2 0 ♥
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2 0 ♥
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status Cute 1 0 ♥
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
TM46 Thief 60 100% 25 Dark Physical Tough 1 0 ♥
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special Beautiful 2 0 ♥
TM51 Steel Wing 70 90% 25 Steel Physical Cool 3 0 ♥
TM54 False Swipe 40 100% 40 Normal Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical Tough 4 4 ♥
TM75 Swords Dance —% 20 Normal Status Beautiful 1 0 ♥
TM76 Struggle Bug 50 100% 20 Bug Special Cute 2 0 ♥
TM81 X-Scissor 80 100% 15 Bug Physical Cool 2 1 ♥
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Cute 3 0 ♥
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status Cute 1 0 ♥
TM89 U-turn 70 100% 20 Bug Physical Cute 4 0 ♥
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
TM94 Rock SmashXY 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
TM94 Secret PowerORAS 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Clever 1 0 ♥
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status Cute 3 0 ♥
HM01 Cut 50 95% 30 Normal Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
HM06 Rock SmashORAS 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation V
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat.
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Special
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special
TM16 Light Screen —% 30 Psychic Status
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status
TM20 Safeguard —% 25 Normal Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM31 Brick Break 75 100% 15 Fighting Physical
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status
TM46 Thief 40 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM54 False Swipe 40 100% 40 Normal Physical
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical
TM75 Swords Dance —% 30 Normal Status
TM76 Struggle Bug 30 100% 20 Bug Special
TM81 X-Scissor 80 100% 15 Bug Physical
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status
TM89 U-turn 70 100% 20 Bug Physical
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
TM94 Rock Smash 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical
HM01 Cut 50 95% 30 Normal Physical
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation IV
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison Status Smart 2
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Special Smart 1
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status Beauty 2
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special Cool 2
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Cute 0
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status Tough 2
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2
TM31 Brick Break 75 100% 15 Fighting Physical Cool 3
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Cool 2
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical Cool 2
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2
TM43 Secret Power 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Smart 2
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status Cute 0
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status Cute 2
TM46 Thief 40 100% 10 Dark Physical Tough 0
TM47 Steel Wing 70 90% 25 Steel Physical Cool 3
TM51 Roost —% 10 Flying Status Cool 0
TM54 False Swipe 40 100% 40 Normal Physical Cool 0
TM58 Endure —% 10 Normal Status Tough 2
TM62 Silver Wind 60 100% 5 Bug Special Beauty 2
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical Beauty 2
TM75 Swords Dance —% 30 Normal Status Beauty 0
TM78 Captivate 100% 20 Normal Status Beauty 2
TM81 X-Scissor 80 100% 15 Bug Physical Beauty 2
TM82 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status Cute 3
TM83 Natural Gift 100% 15 Normal Physical Cool 2
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Cute 2
TM89 U-turn 70 100% 20 Bug Physical Cute 0
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status Smart 1
HM01 Cut 50 95% 30 Normal Physical Cool 3
HM05DPPt Defog —% 15 Flying Status Beauty 2
HM06 Rock Smash 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical Tough 2
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation III
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison Smart 3 0 ♥
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Smart 3 0 ♥
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Beauty 1 0 ♥
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Cool 4 4 ♥
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Cute 1 0 ♥
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Tough 1 0 ♥
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Cute 1 0 ♥
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Cute 1 0 ♥
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Cool 2 0 ♥
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Cool 2 0 ♥
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Cute 2 0 ♥
TM43 Secret Power 70 100% 20 Normal Smart 1 0 ♥
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Cute 2 0 ♥
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Cute 2 0 ♥
TM46 Thief 40 100% 10 Dark Tough 1 0 ♥
TM47 Steel Wing 70 90% 25 Steel Cool 2 0 ♥
HM01 Cut 50 95% 30 Normal Cool 2 1 ♥
HM06 Rock Smash 20 100% 15 Fighting Tough 1 0 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation II
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type
TM02 Headbutt 70 100% 15 Normal
TM03 Curse —% 10 ???
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison
TM08 Rock Smash 20 100% 15 Fighting
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire
TM13 Snore 40 100% 15 Normal
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal
TM20 Endure —% 10 Normal
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal
TM34 Swagger 90% 15 Normal
TM35 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal
TM39 Swift 60 —% 20 Normal
TM43 Detect —% 5 Fighting
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal
TM46 Thief 40 100% 10 Dark
TM47 Steel Wing 70 90% 25 Steel
TM49 Fury Cutter 10 95% 20 Bug
HM01 Cut 50 95% 30 Normal
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation I
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type
TM03 Swords Dance —% 30 Normal
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison
TM09 Take Down 90 85% 20 Normal
TM10 Double-Edge 100 100% 15 Normal
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal
TM20 Rage 20 100% 20 Normal
TM31 Mimic —% 10 Normal
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal
TM34 Bide —% 10 Normal
TM39 Swift 60 —% 20 Normal
TM40 Skull Bash 100 100% 15 Normal
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic
TM50 Substitute —% 10 Normal
HM01 Cut 50 95% 30 Normal
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Breeding

Breeding Generation VII
Move Father Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Baton Pass Ledyba, Ledian, Surskit, Ninjask, Scolipede —% 40 Normal Status
Bug Buzz Butterfree, Venomoth, Ledyba, Ledian, Yanma, Yanmega, Beautifly, Dustox, Masquerain, Volbeat, Vibrava, Kricketune, Mothim, Combee, Sewaddle, Karrablast, Escavalier, Joltik, Galvantula, Shelmet, Accelgor, Larvesta, Volcarona, Vivillon, Vikavolt, Cutiefly, Ribombee 90 100% 10 Bug Special
Counter Heracross 100% 20 Fighting Physical
Defog Butterfree, Beedrill, Venomoth, Scyther, Scizor, Ledian, Yanma, Yanmega, Gligar, Gliscor, Beautifly, Dustox, Masquerain, Ninjask, Vibrava, Flygon, Mothim, Vespiquen, Volcarona, Vivillon, Cutiefly, Ribombee —% 15 Flying Status
Endure Heracross, Sewaddle, Karrablast —% 10 Normal Status
Night Slash Scyther, Scizor, Heracross, Kricketune, Skorupi, Drapion, Yanmega, Gliscor 70 100% 15 Dark Physical
Quick Guard Escavalier —% 15 Fighting Status
Razor Wind Scyther, Scizor 80 100% 10 Normal Special
Reversal Heracross, Escavalier 100% 15 Fighting Physical
Silver Wind Butterfree, Venomoth, Ledyba, Ledian, Beautifly, Dustox, Masquerain, Mothim, Volcarona, Cutiefly, Ribombee 60 100% 5 Bug Special
Steel Wing Scyther, Scizor, Yanma, Yanmega, Gligar, Gliscor, Vibrava, Flygon, Leavanny 70 90% 25 Steel Physical

Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
* indicates this move requires chain breeding.
◊ indicates the father must learn this move in a previous generation.
♈ indicates the father must learn this move via a TM.

Breeding Generation VI
Move Father Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal Jam
Baton Pass Ledyba, Ledian, Surskit, Masquerain, Ninjask, Scolipede —% 40 Normal Status Cute 1 0 ♥
Bug Buzz Butterfree, Venomoth, Ledyba, Ledian, Yanma, Yanmega, Beautifly, Dustox, Masquerain, Volbeat, Kricketune, Mothim, Sewaddle, Karrablast, Joltik, Galvantula, Shelmet, Accelgor, Larvesta, Volcarona, Vivillon 90 100% 10 Bug Special Beautiful 1 4 ♥
Counter Heracross 100% 20 Fighting Physical Tough 2 0 ♥
Defog Butterfree, Beedrill, Venomoth, Scyther, Scizor, Yanma, Yanmega, Gligar, Gliscor, Beautifly, Dustox, Masquerain, Ninjask, Vibrava, Flygon, Mothim —% 15 Flying Status Cool 2 0 ♥
Endure Heracross, Sewaddle, Karrablast —% 10 Normal Status Tough 3 0 ♥
Night Slash Scyther, Scizor, Heracross, Kricketune, Yanmega, Gliscor 70 100% 15 Dark Physical Cool 3 0 ♥
Quick Guard Escavalier —% 15 Fighting Status Cool 2 0 ♥
Razor Wind Scyther, Scizor 80 100% 10 Normal Special Cool 3 0 ♥
Reversal Heracross, Escavalier 100% 15 Fighting Physical Cool 1 0 ♥
Silver Wind Butterfree, Venomoth, Ledyba, Ledian, Beautifly, Dustox, Masquerain, Mothim, Volcarona 60 100% 5 Bug Special Beautiful 1 0 ♥
Steel Wing Scyther, Scizor, Yanma, Yanmega, Gligar, Gliscor, Vibrava, Flygon, Leavanny 70 90% 25 Steel Physical Cool 3 0 ♥

Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
* indicates this move requires chain breeding.
◊ indicates the father must learn this move in a previous generation.
♈ indicates the father must learn this move via a TM.

Breeding Generation V
Move Father Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Baton Pass Ledyba, Ledian, Surskit, Masquerain, Ninjask, Scolipede —% 40 Normal Status
Bug Buzz Butterfree, Venomoth, Ledyba, Ledian, Yanma, Yanmega, Beautifly, Dustox, Masquerain, Volbeat, Kricketune, Mothim, Sewaddle, Karrablast, Joltik, Galvantula, Shelmet, Accelgor, Larvesta, Volcarona 90 100% 10 Bug Special
Counter Heracross 100% 20 Fighting Physical
Defog Butterfree, Beedrill, Venomoth, Scyther, Scizor, Yanma, Yanmega, Gligar, Gliscor, Beautifly, Dustox, Masquerain, Ninjask, Vibrava, Flygon, Mothim —% 15 Flying Status
Endure Heracross, Sewaddle, Karrablast —% 10 Normal Status
Night Slash Scyther, Scizor, Heracross, Kricketune, Yanmega, Gliscor 70 100% 15 Dark Physical
Razor Wind Scyther, Scizor 80 100% 10 Normal Special
Reversal Heracross, Escavalier 100% 15 Fighting Physical
Silver Wind Butterfree, Venomoth, Ledyba, Ledian, Beautifly, Dustox, Masquerain, Mothim, Volcarona 60 100% 5 Bug Special
Steel Wing Scyther, Scizor, Yanma, Yanmega, Gligar, Gliscor, Vibrava, Flygon 70 90% 25 Steel Physical

Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
* indicates this move requires chain breeding.
◊ indicates the father must learn this move in a previous generation.
♈ indicates the father must learn this move via a TM.

Breeding Generation IV
Move Father Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal
Baton Pass Ledyba, Ledian, Surskit, Masquerain, Ninjask —% 40 Normal Status Cute 0
Bug Buzz Butterfree, Venomoth, Ledyba, Ledian, Yanma, Yanmega, Beautifly, Dustox, Masquerain, Volbeat, Kricketune, Mothim 90 100% 10 Bug Special Cute 2
Counter Heracross 100% 20 Fighting Physical Tough 2
Endure Heracross —% 10 Normal Status Tough 2
Light Screen Ledyba, Ledian, Dustox —% 30 Psychic Status Beauty 2
Night Slash Scyther, Scizor, Heracross, Kricketune, Yanmega, Gliscor 70 100% 15 Dark Physical Beauty 3
Razor Wind Scyther, Scizor 80 100% 10 Normal Special Cool 1
Reversal Heracross 100% 15 Fighting Physical Cool 2
Safeguard Butterfree, Ledyba, Ledian, Shuckle —% 25 Normal Status Beauty 2
Silver Wind Butterfree, Venomoth, Ledyba, Ledian, Beautifly, Dustox, Masquerain, Mothim 60 100% 5 Bug Special Beauty 2

Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
* indicates this move requires chain breeding.
◊ indicates the father must learn this move in a previous generation.
♈ indicates the father must learn this move via a TM.

Breeding Generation III
Move Father Power Accuracy PP Type Contest Category Appeal Jam
Baton Pass Ledyba, Ledian, Ninjask —% 40 Normal Cute 2 0 ♥
Counter Heracross 100% 20 Fighting Tough 2 0 ♥
Endure Heracross —% 10 Normal Tough 2 0 ♥
Light Screen Ledyba, Ledian, Dustox —% 30 Psychic Beauty 1 0 ♥
Razor Wind Scyther 80 100% 10 Normal Cool 3 0 ♥
Reversal Yanma, Heracross 100% 15 Fighting Cool 2 0 ♥
Safeguard Butterfree, Ledyba, Ledian, Shuckle —% 25 Normal Beauty 1 0 ♥
Silver Wind Butterfree, Venomoth, Beautifly, Dustox, Masquerain 60 100% 5 Bug Beauty 1 0 ♥

Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
* indicates this move requires chain breeding.
◊ indicates the father must learn this move in a previous generation.
♈ indicates the father must learn this move via a TM.

Breeding Generation II
Move Father Power Accuracy PP Type
Baton Pass Ledyba, Ledian —% 40 Normal
Counter Heracross 100% 20 Fighting
Light Screen Ledyba, Ledian —% 30 Psychic
Razor Wind Butterfree, Venomoth 80 75% 10 Normal
Reversal Heracross 100% 15 Fighting
Safeguard Butterfree, Ledyba, Ledian, Shuckle —% 25 Normal

Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
* indicates this move requires chain breeding.
◊ indicates the father must learn this move in a previous generation.
♈ indicates the father must learn this move via a TM.

Tutoring

Tutoring Generation VII
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Bug Bite USUM 60 100% 20 Bug Physical
Defog USUM —% 15 Flying Status
Knock Off USUM 65 100% 20 Dark Physical
Laser Focus USUM —% 30 Normal Status
Snore USUM 50 100% 15 Normal Special
Tailwind USUM —% 15 Flying Status
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Tutoring Generation VI
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal Jam
Bug Bite ORAS 60 100% 20 Bug Physical Cute 3 0 ♥
Knock Off ORAS 65 100% 25 Dark Physical Clever 2 3 ♥
Snore ORAS 50 100% 15 Normal Special Cute 4 0 ♥
Tailwind ORAS —% 15 Flying Status Cool 3 0 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Tutoring Generation V
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Bug Bite B2W2 60 100% 20 Bug Physical
Knock Off B2W2 20 100% 20 Dark Physical
Roost B2W2 —% 10 Flying Status
Sleep Talk B2W2 —% 10 Normal Status
Snore B2W2 40 100% 15 Normal Special
Tailwind B2W2 —% 30 Flying Status
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Tutoring Generation IV
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal
Bug Bite HGSS 60 100% 20 Bug Physical Tough 0
Fury Cutter HGSSPt 10 95% 20 Bug Physical Cool 2
Headbutt HGSS 70 100% 15 Normal Physical Tough 3
Knock Off HGSSPt 20 100% 20 Dark Physical Smart 3
Ominous Wind HGSSPt 60 100% 5 Ghost Special Smart 0
Snore HGSSPt 40 100% 15 Normal Special Cute 3
Swift HGSSPt 60 —% 20 Normal Special Cool 2
Tailwind HGSS —% 30 Flying Status Smart 2
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Tutoring Generation III
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Contest Category Appeal Jam
Counter FRLGE 100% 20 Fighting Tough 2 0 ♥
Double-Edge FRLGEXD 120 100% 15 Normal Tough 6 0 ♥
Endure E —% 10 Normal Tough 2 0 ♥
Fury Cutter E 10 95% 20 Bug Cool 3 0 ♥
Mimic FRLGEXD —% 10 Normal Cute 1 0 ♥
Sleep Talk E —% 10 Normal Cute 3 0 ♥
Snore E 40 100% 15 Normal Cute 4 0 ♥
Substitute FRLGEXD —% 10 Normal Smart 2 0 ♥
Swagger EXD 90% 15 Normal Cute 2 0 ♥
Swift E 60 —% 20 Normal Cool 2 0 ♥
Swords Dance FRLGE —% 30 Normal Beauty 1 0 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

This Pokémon learns no moves by Tutoring.
Tutoring Generation II
Move Power Accuracy PP Type
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

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Appearances

Anime

Main article: Tracey's Scyther

In the anime, Tracey catches a Scyther in the Orange Islands. It is aged and was recently removed from command of its clan by a younger, stronger Scyther. The bug Pokémon reconcile their differences through the interference of Team Rocket, and Tracey's Scyther is allowed to leave with him with its conflicts fully resolved. Tracey's elderly Scyther (similar to Master Splinter from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) is incredibly strong-willed, preferring to keep watch over the travelers while they sleep, as opposed to staying in its Poké Ball.

In the episode Showdown at Dark City, two gangs were fighting in a dusty town. The leader of one team had an Electabuzz while the other had a Scyther. When Ash poured ketchup barrels on both Pokémon, they locked into each other in a death grip, meaning that Scyther and Electabuzz are possibly provoked by the color red.

Goh caught a Scyther in PJ006: Working My Way Back to Mew!.

Trivia

  • Its English name was originally going to be Stryke, as revealed in the 1999 Nintendo Official Magazine Pokémon Special #2.
  • Although Scyther is provoked by the color red, it obviously loses this trait when it evolves, because its evolutionary form, Scizor, is red.
  • It is the only Pokémon that changes from a Flying-type to another during evolution (in this case, it's Steel).
  • In Generation I, Scyther was a counterpart to Pinsir. Both were the strongest Bug-type Pokémon prior to Generation II. Both were version exclusive in Red & Blue and had no evolutionary lines. They also had the same BST with the same Special Attack stat. Every since the introduction of Scizor, the main similarities were broken.

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