Scyther

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Bug
Flying
Scyther
(ストライク Sutoraiku)
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Mantis Pokémon Pokémon
Pokédex
National
123
Johto
Hoenn
Sinnoh
Unova
Kalos
Alola
Ability Gender
Swarm
Technician
Steadfast (Dream World)
50% ♀/50% ♂
Pokédex color Egg groups
Green Unknown
Weight Height
123.5 lbs ??? 4'11" ???
Body style Footprint
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Cry
Azurilland Pokédex
HP Attack Defense
70 110 80
Sp. Attack Sp. Defense Speed
55 80 105
Total
500

[[Category:Green Pokémon]]


Scyther (Japanese: ストライク Sutoraiku) is a Bug/Flying-type Pokémon introduced in Generation I. It is nearly impossible to parry its attacking scythes, and its movements are like a ninja's.

Appearance[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

Scyhter evolves into Scizor when traded while holding Metal Coat.

In the anime[edit | edit source]

In the anime, Tracey Sketchit 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.

Game info[edit | edit source]

Game locations[edit | edit source]

Version(s) Location
Red/Blue Safari Zone, Rocket Game Corner (Pokémon Red) Viridian Forest (super rare)
Yellow Safari Zone, Rocket Game Corner
Gold/Silver National Park during Bug-Catching Contest
Crystal National Park during Bug-Catching Contest
Ruby/ Sapphire Trade
Emerald Trade
FireRed/ LeafGreen Safari Zone (Pokémon FireRed)
Diamond/ Pearl Route 229 (Pokémon Diamond)
Platinum Route 210 and Route 215
HeartGold/SoulSilver National Park during Bug-Catching Contest
Black/White Poké Transfer, Dream World

Pokédex entries[edit | edit source]

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.
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Useful battle info[edit | edit source]

Scythers attacking power is amazing excelling all other stats, it also has a very good speed stat this means its special attack is very poor and its Defense and Special Defense are average. However the moves Scyther learns in Pearl/Diamond/Platinum means that you can use Shadow Claw (ghost) Slash (Normal) X-Scissor (bug) and Wing Attack (flying) which means it can battle almost any Pokémon except rock types. However do note that evolving it into a Scizor will prevent it learning Wing Attack yet allow it to learn some different moves but as a Scyther it is immune to Ground type attacks but as a Scizor it is weak against them. Scizor is, however, immune to Poison attacks.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • 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.
  • Scyther is one of the few Flying-type Pokémon that cannot learn Fly.
  • 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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