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Scyther
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ストライク Sutoraiku
123Scyther
Generation I
Evolutionary line
123212212M
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
Alola 275/365
Evolves from None
Evolves into Scizor
Gender
50% ♂ / 50 % ♀
Weight Height
123.5 lbs. 56.0 kg 4'11" 1.5 m
Pokédex color Egg group
Green Bug
Shape Footprint
Shape13
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.

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/Blue Safari Zone, Rocket Game Corner (Pokémon Red Only) 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 Only) 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
OR/AS Trade None
Sun/Moon Poni Plains Rare


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.
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.


Stats

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

Learnset

Leveling

Leveling Generation VII
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat.
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
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Leveling Generation VI
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Leveling Generation V
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat.
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Leveling Generation IV
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Leveling Generation III
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Leveling Generation II
Level Move Power Acc. 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.

Leveling Generation I
Level Move Power Acc. 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.

TM/HM

TMs and HMs Generation VII
TM/HM Move Power Acc. 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 Acc. PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status Type Clever ♥♥♥ 0
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special Type Clever ♥♥♥ 0
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status Type Beautiful 0
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special Type Cool ♥♥♥♥ ♥♥♥♥
TM16 Light Screen —% 30 Psychic Status Type Beautiful ♥♥ 0
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status Type Beautiful 0
TM19 Roost —% 10 Flying Status Type Clever ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM20 Safeguard —% 25 Normal Status Type Beautiful ♥♥ 0
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥ ♥♥♥
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM31 Brick Break 75 100% 15 Fighting Physical Type Cool ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Type Cool 0
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical Type Cool ♥♥ 0
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status Type Cute 0
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM46 Thief 60 100% 25 Dark Physical Type Tough 0
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special Type Beautiful ♥♥ 0
TM51 Steel Wing 70 90% 25 Steel Physical Type Cool ♥♥♥ 0
TM54 False Swipe 40 100% 40 Normal Physical Type Cool ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥♥ ♥♥♥♥
TM75 Swords Dance —% 20 Normal Status Type Beautiful 0
TM76 Struggle Bug 50 100% 20 Bug Special Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM81 X-Scissor 80 100% 15 Bug Physical Type Cool ♥♥
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥♥ 0
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute 0
TM89 U-turn 70 100% 20 Bug Physical Type Cute ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM94 Rock SmashXY 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM94 Secret PowerORAS 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Clever 0
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥♥ 0
HM01 Cut 50 95% 30 Normal Physical Type Cool ♥♥♥♥ 0
HM06 Rock SmashORAS 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥♥ 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 Acc. 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 Acc. PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison Status Type Smart ♥♥
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Special Type Smart
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status Type Beauty ♥♥
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special Type Cool ♥♥
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute 0
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status Type Tough ♥♥
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥
TM31 Brick Break 75 100% 15 Fighting Physical Type Cool ♥♥♥
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Type Cool ♥♥
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical Type Cool ♥♥
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥
TM43 Secret Power 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Smart ♥♥
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status Type Cute 0
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥
TM46 Thief 40 100% 10 Dark Physical Type Tough 0
TM47 Steel Wing 70 90% 25 Steel Physical Type Cool ♥♥♥
TM51 Roost —% 10 Flying Status Type Cool 0
TM54 False Swipe 40 100% 40 Normal Physical Type Cool 0
TM58 Endure —% 10 Normal Status Type Tough ♥♥
TM62 Silver Wind 60 100% 5 Bug Special Type Beauty ♥♥
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical Type Beauty ♥♥
TM75 Swords Dance —% 30 Normal Status Type Beauty 0
TM78 Captivate 100% 20 Normal Status Type Beauty ♥♥
TM81 X-Scissor 80 100% 15 Bug Physical Type Beauty ♥♥
TM82 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥♥
TM83 Natural Gift 100% 15 Normal Physical Type Cool ♥♥
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥
TM89 U-turn 70 100% 20 Bug Physical Type Cute 0
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status Type Smart
HM01 Cut 50 95% 30 Normal Physical Type Cool ♥♥♥
HM05DPPt Defog —% 15 Flying Status Type Beauty ♥♥
HM06 Rock Smash 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical Type Tough ♥♥
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 Acc. PP Type Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison Type Smart ♥♥♥ 0
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Type Smart ♥♥♥ 0
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Type Beauty 0
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Type Cool ♥♥♥♥ ♥♥♥♥
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Type Cute 0
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Type Tough 0
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Type Cute 0
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Type Cute 0
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Type Cool ♥♥ 0
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Type Cool ♥♥ 0
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM43 Secret Power 70 100% 20 Normal Type Smart 0
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM46 Thief 40 100% 10 Dark Type Tough 0
TM47 Steel Wing 70 90% 25 Steel Type Cool ♥♥ 0
HM01 Cut 50 95% 30 Normal Type Cool ♥♥
HM06 Rock Smash 20 100% 15 Fighting Type Tough 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 Acc. 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 Acc. 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.

Sprites

Version
Red Blue Yellow Red (JP) Green (JP) Back
RB 123 front Y 123 front GR 123 front
Gold Silver Crystal Back
G 123 front S 123 front C 123 front
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
RS 123 front E 123 front FRLG 123 front
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
DP 123 front DP 123 front HGSS 123 front
DP 123f front Pt 123f front HGSS 123f front
Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Scyther BW Scyther BW
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire GO Back
Scyther XY Scyther XY
Scyther Shiny XY Scyther Shiny XY
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon 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 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.

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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See also