The elderly Scyther made its first appearance in Tracey Gets Bugged where it is found by Tracey and his friends badly injured. Tracey approached to try and help it but it didn't want to be bothered with so it started growling. In order for it to get help, Tracey had his Venonat put it to sleep. The gang found out that apparently Scyther was defeated during a battle for leadership of the swarm by a younger, better conditioned Scyther after bringing it to the Pokémon Center to get healed up by Nurse Joy. It later found its former swarm being captured by Team Rocket and decided to battle the criminal's Pokémon alone despite it being five to one. In the end, it decided to go with Tracey.