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Tracey's Scyther
ケンジのストライク Kenji's Strike
Tracey Scyther
Trainer: Tracey Sketchit
Debut: Tracey Gets Bugged
Episode captured: Tracey Gets Bugged
Caught where: Murcott Island
Current location: With Tracey

This Scyther is a bug/flying-type Pokémon owned by Tracey.


Scyther has the behavior of a pride warrior who will never back down from a battle even when the odds are stacked against it. It is also extremely loyal to the members of its swarm as it came to protect them even though it had been exiled from the swarm. It has also has gentle side as seen in A Way Off Day Off when Misty's Togepi came to greet it. Scyther also has a short rivalry with Ash's Charizard until they set differences with each other after they teamed up to save other Pokémon from Team Rocket.

When Scyther initially appeared, it was shown to be a 'sore loser', not taking defeat well. Indeed, after Tracey had captured it, it retained this characteristic, although, as mentioned before, it did take defeat a little bit better.


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 after its current leader of the swarm manages to cut off Jessie's long red hair into a shoulder length with one slash and decided to battle the criminal's Pokémon alone despite it being five to one until its becomes fatigue and exhaustion due to its age and was later saved by a younger Scyther who defeats him for the swarm's leadership from Arbok's Poison Sting as they teamed up to defeat them until Scyther slashes both Jessie and James' hair to be styled into a mohawk as they quickly retreated. In the end, it decided to go with Tracey after making peace with a younger Scyther who currently leads the swarm.

In A Way Off Day Off, Scyther was introduced to the gang's Pokémon but they were a bit scared of it with the exception of Misty's Togepi who rather liked it, and Ash's Charizard who could care less and merely shot a Flamethrower at it, upsetting it. When Team Rocket manages to put everyone to sleep using Sleep Powder from James' Victreebel, both Scyther and Charizard sensed their motives of stealing until they defeated. Scyther and Charizard finally set their differences before going back to their respective territory.

In The Rivalry Revival, Scyther helped save Ash's Pikachu from Team Rocket before departing with its trainer from the gang as Tracey decided to study alongside Professor Oak.

In Bulbasaur...The Ambassador!, Scyther assists both Tracey's Marill and Venonat to stop both Grass-type and Water-type Pokemon from attacking Ash's Bulbasaur before it unleashes his Solar Beam.

Known moves

Move Episode
Tracey Scyther Skull Bash
Swords Dance Tracey Gets Bugged
Double Team (move) Tracey Gets Bugged
Slash Tracey Gets Bugged
Skull Bash A Way Off Day Off
Quick Attack Showdown at the Oak Corral
Cut Showdown at the Oak Corral
+ indicates this Pokémon used this move recently.*
- indicates this Pokémon normally can't use this move.

Voice actors


  • All of Scyther's known moves are Normal-type moves.
  • Tracey's Scyther is the first Pokémon owned by a main character that used an HM move.
  • Scyther's Skull Bash greatly resembles Giga Impact, a move introduced three generations later.
  • Scyther is Tracey's only Pokémon that has been captured on-screen.


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