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This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Scyther (disambiguation).
Scyther
ストライク Strike
#123
123Scyther
Art by Ken Sugimori from FireRed and LeafGreen
Type
Bug Flying
Species
Mantis Pokémon
Abilities
Swarm or Technician Steadfast
Hidden Ability
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,000,000
Regional Pokédex numbers
Kanto
#123
Johto
#111
Hoenn
#281
Sinnoh
#195
Regional Browser numbers
Fiore
R-043
Almia
R-216
Oblivia
R-222
Height
4'11"
Imperial
1.5 m
Metric
Weight
123.5 lbs.
Imperial
56.0 kg
Metric
Dex color
Green
Catch rate
45 (5.9%)
Body style
Body13
Footprint
 F123 
Gender ratio
50% male, 50% female
Breeding
Bug group 26 cycles
(6630 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
Atk
1
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
Base Exp.: 187 Battle Exp.: 1871*

Scyther (Japanese: ストライク Strike) is a dual-type Bug/Flying Pokémon.

It evolves into Scizor when traded holding a Metal Coat.

Biology

Physiology

Scyther resembles a primarily green, human-sized praying mantis with accents of cream coloration. It has large, blade-like forearms and a pair of cream-colored wings. Its head is reptilian rather than insect-like in shape, with three small points, and its feet possess three claws.

Gender differences

The female of the species have slightly larger abdomens.

Special abilities

Scyther's blade-like forearms have the power to slice through logs with a single blow. Scyther is also gifted with tremendous speed and is a strong flyer, but very rarely flies. It is said it could use its scythes like a ninja. Scyther is one of a small number of Pokémon still capable of evolution that are able to use Hyper Beam and Giga Impact.

Behavior

Scyther are very intelligent, but tend to be quiet and reclusive in the wild. They tend to act like lions, and if a challenger Scyther wins a battle against the leader of the Scyther swarm, the original Scyther leader will depart, and the challenger will take place as the new leader. When confronted by a Trainer, they will react very aggressively to defend themselves, but when trained, Scyther can be among the most loyal Pokémon on any Trainer's team and hate to give up.

Habitat

Grassland

Grassland Pokémon

Scyther are often rare Pokémon that prefer an open grassland so they can live with other packs of Scyther. However, they have been known to take residence in secluded forests. Although rare, they are usually imported to live in Safari Zones and similar reserves.

Diet

Scyther has been known to use its scythes to slash its prey.

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.
Generation I
Kanto
It tears and shreds prey with its wickedly sharp scythes. It very rarely spreads its wings to fly.
Generation II
Johto
It slashes through grass with its sharp scythes, moving too fast for the human eye to track.
 ???
No Pokédex data is available.


Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.
Generation I
Kanto
Unlimited Safari Zone, Celadon Game Corner
Generation II
Johto
Rare National Park (Bug-Catching Contest)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 70
130 - 177 250 - 344
Attack: 110
103 - 178 202 - 350
Defense: 80
76 - 145 148 - 284
Sp.Atk: 55
54 - 117 103 - 229
Sp.Def: 80
76 - 145 148 - 284
Speed: 105
99 - 172 193 - 339
Total: 500   Other Pokémon with this total  
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and a hindering nature, if applicable.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and a helpful nature, if applicable.
  • This Pokémon's  Special  base stat in Generation I was 55.


Pokéathlon stats

Speed
3/4 ★★★
Power
3/4 ★★★
Skill
3/5 ★★★☆☆
Stamina
2/2 ★★
Jump
4/5 ★★★★
Total
15/20 ★★★

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation V, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting ¼×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ¼×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting ¼×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ¼×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting ¼×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ¼×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting ¼×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ¼×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation V
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
00Start Vacuum Wave Fighting Special 04040 100100% 30
00Start Quick Attack Normal Physical 04040 100100% 30
00Start Leer Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
055 Focus Energy Normal Status 0000 —% 30
099 Pursuit Dark Physical 04040 100100% 20
1313 False Swipe Normal Physical 04040 100100% 40
1717 Agility Psychic Status 0000 —% 30
2121 Wing Attack Flying Physical 06060 100100% 35
2525 Fury Cutter Bug Physical 02020 09595% 20
2929 Slash Normal Physical 07070 100100% 20
3333 Razor Wind Normal Special 08080 100100% 10
3737 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —% 15
4141 X-Scissor Bug Physical 08080 100100% 15
4545 Night Slash Dark Physical 07070 100100% 15
4949 Double Hit Normal Physical 03535 09090% 10
5353 Air Slash Flying Special 07575 09595% 20
5757 Swords Dance Normal Status 0000 —% 30
6161 Feint Normal Physical 03030 100100% 10
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Scyther obtained at level 1 in Generation V
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Scyther
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Scyther
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation V
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV
 TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Bag TM Poison Sprite TM06 Toxic Poison Status 90% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status —% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM15 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150 90% 5
Bag TM Psychic Sprite TM16 Light Screen Psychic Status —% 30
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM17 Protect Normal Status —% 10
Bag TM Water Sprite TM18 Rain Dance Water Status —% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM20 Safeguard Normal Status —% 25
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM27 Return Normal Physical 100% 20
Bag TM Fighting Sprite TM31 Brick Break Fighting Physical 75 100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM32 Double Team Normal Status —% 15
Bag TM Flying Sprite TM40 Aerial Ace Flying Physical 60 —% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM42 Facade Normal Physical 70 100% 20
Bag TM Psychic Sprite TM44 Rest Psychic Status —% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM45 Attract Normal Status 100% 15
Bag TM Dark Sprite TM46 Thief Dark Physical 40 100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM48 Round Normal Special 60 100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM54 False Swipe Normal Physical 40 100% 40
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM68 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150 90% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM75 Swords Dance Normal Status —% 30
Bag TM Bug Sprite TM76 Struggle Bug Bug Special 30 100% 20
Bag TM Bug Sprite TM81 X-Scissor Bug Physical 80 100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM87 Swagger Normal Status 90% 15
Bag TM Bug Sprite TM89 U-turn Bug Physical 70 100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM90 Substitute Normal Status —% 10
Bag TM Fighting Sprite TM94 Rock Smash Fighting Physical 40 100% 15
Bag HM Normal Sprite HM01 Cut Normal Physical 50 95% 30
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Scyther
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Scyther
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation V
Other generations:
II - III - IV
 Father   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
165MS166MS Baton Pass Normal Status —% 40
012MS049MS165MS166MS193MS469MS Bug Buzz Bug Special 90 100% 10
214MS Counter Fighting Physical 100% 20
012MS015MS049MS123MS212MS193MS
469MS207MS472MS
Defog Flying Status —% 15
214MS Endure Normal Status —% 10
123MS212MS214MS469MS472MS Night Slash Dark Physical 70 100% 15
123MS212MS Razor Wind Normal Special 80 100% 10
214MS Reversal Fighting Physical 100% 15
012MS049MS165MS166MS Silver Wind Bug Special 60 100% 5
123MS212MS Steel Wing Steel Physical 70 90% 25
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Scyther in Generation V
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Scyther in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Scyther
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Scyther
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation V
Other generations:
II - III - IV
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
B W B2 W2 Bug Bite Bug Physical 60 100% 20
B W B2 W2 Knock Off Dark Physical 20 100% 20
B W B2 W2 Roost Flying Status —% 10
B W B2 W2 Sleep Talk Normal Status —% 10
B W B2 W2 Snore Normal Special 40 100% 15
B W B2 W2 Tailwind Flying Status —% 30
  • A black abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Scyther can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Scyther cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Scyther
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Scyther
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

Evolution

123
Unevolved
Scyther
 Bug  Flying 
Bag Metal Coat Sprite
Trade
holding Metal Coat


212
First evolution
Scizor
 Bug  Steel 

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