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Type(s)
Type Bug  Type Flying
Species Mantis Pokémon
Abilities Swarm
Technician
Steadfast (DW)
Pokédex
Mr. Mime ← 123 → Jynx
Kanto 123 Johto 110/111
Hoenn N/A Sinnoh 195
Unova N/A Mountain Kalos 136
Evolves From None
Evolves Into Scizor
Scyther
123
ストライク Sutoraiku
123Scyther
Generation I
Evolutionary Line
123212212M
Gender
50% ♂ / 50 % ♀
Weight Height
123.5 lbs. 56.0 kg 4'11" 1.5 m
Pokédex Color Egg Group
Green Bug
Body Style Footprint
Body13
F123
Cry

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

Biology

Physiology

Scyther 3

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.

Special 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.

Evolution

Scyhter evolves into Scizor when traded while holding Metal Coat.

Game info

Game locations

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


Pokédex entries

Pokédex Entries
Red
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.
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.
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.

Sprites

Version
Red Blue Yellow Red (JP) Green (JP) Back
Gold Silver Crystal Back
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire Back

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 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.

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).

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