Essentials

Scyther

Scyther

Bug Flying

Abilities

Swarm

Strengthens Bug moves to inflict 1.5× damage at 1/3 max HP or less.

Technician

Strengthens moves of 60 base power or less to 1.5× their power.

Hidden Ability

Steadfast

Raises Speed one stage upon flinching.

Damage Taken

  • Bug ½
  • Dark 1
  • Dragon 1
  • Electric 2
  • Fairy 1
  • Fighting ¼
  • Fire 2
  • Flying 2
  • Ghost 1
  • Grass ¼
  • Ground 0
  • Ice 2
  • Normal 1
  • Poison 1
  • Psychic 1
  • Rock 4
  • Steel 1
  • Water 1

Pokédex Numbers

Introduced in
Generation 1
National
123
Kanto
123 Red, Blue, Yellow, FireRed, LeafGreen
Original Johto
110 Gold, Silver, Crystal
Extended Sinnoh
195 Platinum
Updated Johto
111 HeartGold, SoulSilver
Mountain Kalos
136 X, Y

Names

Japanese
ストライク (sutoraiku)
Official roomaji
Strike
Korean
스라크
Chinese
飛天螳螂
French
Insécateur
German
Sichlor
Spanish
Scyther
Italian
Scyther

Breeding

Gender
½ male, ½ female Search:
Egg groups
  • Bug
Hatch counter
25 Search:
Steps to hatch
6630 / 3570

Compatibility

Training

Base EXP
100 Search:
Effort points
  • 1 Attack
Capture rate
45 Search:
Base happiness
70 Search:
Growth rate
medium Search:

Wild held items

Generation 3 nothing
Generation 4 nothing
Generation 5 nothing
Generation 6 nothing

Evolution

Baby Basic Stage 1 Stage 2
Scyther Scizor Trade, while holding a Metal Coat

Stats

Pctile Min IVs Max IVs
HP
70
57.3 313 344
Attack
110
85.4 288 319
Defense
80
65.7 228 259
Special Attack
55
33.8 178 209
Special Defense
80
66.5 228 259
Speed
105
90.3 278 309
Total
500
72.7

HeartGold, SoulSilver Pokéathlon Performance

★ Minimum; ✯ Base; ☆ Maximum

Speed
★✯✯☆
Power
★✯✯☆
Skill
★✯✯☆☆
Stamina
★✯
Jump
★★★★☆
Total
8/15/20

Flavor

Flavor Text

Generation 5
Black, White, Black 2, White 2

The sharp scythes on its forearms become increasingly sharp by cutting through hard objects.

Generation 6
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

Scyther Scyther Scyther Scyther
Scyther Scyther Scyther Scyther

Miscellany

Species
Mantis Search:
Color
Green Search:
Cry
Habitat FireRed, LeafGreen
grassland Search:
Footprint
Scyther
Shape
Lepidopterous Search:

Height

Trainer dude

Scyther
15

4'11.1"
1.5 m

Weight

Trainer dudette

Scyther
560

123.5 lb
56.0 kg

Locations

Red Red
Yellow Yellow
FireRed FireRed
Diamond Diamond
Platinum Platinum

Pal Park

Area
Field
Score
70
Rate
20

Moves

Bug and Flying moves get STAB, and have their type highlighted in green.

Physical moves better suit Scyther's higher Attack, and have their class highlighted in green.

Red, Blue Yellow Generation 2 Generation 3 Diamond, Pearl Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Generation 5 Generation 6 Move Type Class PP Power Acc Pri Effect
Level up: Learned when a Pokémon reaches a certain level.
Vacuum Wave Fighting special 30 40 100% 1

Inflicts regular damage with no additional effect.

Quick Attack Normal physical 30 40 100% 1

Inflicts regular damage with no additional effect.

17 17 Leer Normal status 30 100%

Lowers the target's Defense by one stage.

20 20 6 6 5 5 5 5 5 Focus Energy Normal status 30

Increases the user's chance to score a critical hit.

24 24 Double Team Normal status 15

Raises the user's evasion by one stage.

12 11 9 9 9 9 9 Pursuit Dark physical 20 40 100%

Has double power against, and can hit, Pokémon attempting to switch out.

18 16 13 13 13 13 13 False Swipe Normal physical 40 40 100%

Cannot lower the target's HP below 1.

24 21 17 17 17 17 17 Agility Psychic status 30

Raises the user's Speed by two stages.

30 26 21 21 21 21 21 Wing Attack Flying physical 35 60 100%

Inflicts regular damage with no additional effect.

25 25 25 25 25 Fury Cutter Bug physical 20 40 95%

Power doubles every turn this move is used in succession after the first, maxing out after five turns.

29 29 36 31 29 29 29 29 29 Slash Normal physical 20 70 100%

Has an increased chance for a critical hit.

35 35 42 36 Swords Dance Normal status 20

Raises the user's Attack by two stages.

42 42 Agility Psychic status 30

Raises the user's Speed by two stages.

50 Wing Attack Flying physical 35 60 100%

Inflicts regular damage with no additional effect.

33 33 33 33 33 Razor Wind Normal special 10 80 100%

Requires a turn to charge before attacking.

48 41 37 37 37 37 37 Double Team Normal status 15

Raises the user's evasion by one stage.

46 Fury Cutter Bug physical 20 40 95%

Power doubles every turn this move is used in succession after the first, maxing out after five turns.

41 41 41 41 41 X-Scissor Bug physical 15 80 100%

Inflicts regular damage with no additional effect.

45 45 45 45 45 Night Slash Dark physical 15 70 100%

Has an increased chance for a critical hit.

49 49 49 49 49 Double Hit Normal physical 10 35 90%

Hits twice in one turn.

53 53 53 53 50 Air Slash Flying special 15 75 95%

Has a 30% chance to make the target flinch.

57 57 57 57 57 Swords Dance Normal status 20

Raises the user's Attack by two stages.

61 61 61 61 Feint Normal physical 10 30 100% 2

Hits through Protect and Detect.

Red, Blue Yellow Generation 2 Generation 3 Diamond, Pearl Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Generation 5 Generation 6 Move Type Class PP Power Acc Pri Effect
Egg: Appears on a newly-hatched Pokémon, if the father had the same move.
• • • • • • • Baton Pass Normal status 40

Allows the trainer to switch out the user and pass effects along to its replacement.

• • • • • Bug Buzz Bug special 10 90 100%

Has a 10% chance to lower the target's Special Defense by one stage.

• • • • • • • Counter Fighting physical 20 * 100% -5

Inflicts twice the damage the user received from the last physical hit it took.

• • Defog Flying status 15

Lowers the target's evasion by one stage. Removes field effects from the enemy field.

• • • • • • Endure Normal status 10 4

Prevents the user's HP from lowering below 1 this turn.

• • • • • Light Screen Psychic status 30

Reduces damage from special attacks by 50% for five turns.

• • • • • Night Slash Dark physical 15 70 100%

Has an increased chance for a critical hit.

• Quick Guard Fighting status 15 3

Prevents any priority moves from hitting friendly Pokémon this turn.

• • • • • • • Razor Wind Normal special 10 80 100%

Requires a turn to charge before attacking.

• • • • • • • Reversal Fighting physical 15 * 100%

Inflicts more damage when the user has less HP remaining, with a maximum of 200 power.

• • • • • Safeguard Normal status 25

Protects the user's field from major status ailments and confusion for five turns.

• • • • • • Silver Wind Bug special 5 60 100%

Has a 10% chance to raise all of the user's stats by one stage.

• • Steel Wing Steel physical 25 70 90%

Has a 10% chance to raise the user's Defense by one stage.

Red, Blue Yellow Generation 2 Generation 3 Diamond, Pearl Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Generation 5 Generation 6 Move Type Class PP Power Acc Pri Effect
Tutor: Can be taught at any time by an NPC.
Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Bug Bite Bug physical 20 60 100%

If target has a berry, inflicts double damage and uses the berry.

Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Counter Fighting physical 20 * 100% -5

Inflicts twice the damage the user received from the last physical hit it took.

Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Double-Edge Normal physical 15 120 100%

User receives 1/3 the damage inflicted in recoil.

Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Endure Normal status 10 4

Prevents the user's HP from lowering below 1 this turn.

Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Fury Cutter Bug physical 20 40 95%

Power doubles every turn this move is used in succession after the first, maxing out after five turns.

Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Headbutt Normal physical 15 70 100%

Has a 30% chance to make the target flinch.

Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Knock Off Dark physical 20 65 100%

Target drops its held item.

Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Mimic Normal status 10

Copies the target's last used move.

Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Ominous Wind Ghost special 5 60 100%

Has a 10% chance to raise all of the user's stats by one stage.

Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Roost Flying status 10

Heals the user by half its max HP.

Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Sleep Talk Normal status 10

Randomly uses one of the user's other three moves. Only works if the user is sleeping.

Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Snore Normal special 15 50 100%

Has a 30% chance to make the target flinch. Only works if the user is sleeping.

Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Substitute Normal status 10

Transfers 1/4 of the user's max HP into a doll, protecting the user from further damage or status changes until it breaks.

Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Swagger Normal status 15 90%

Raises the target's Attack by two stages and confuses the target.

Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Swift Normal special 20 60

Never misses.

Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Swords Dance Normal status 20

Raises the user's Attack by two stages.

Emerald XD FireRed, LeafGreen Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Tailwind Flying status 15

For three turns, friendly Pokémon have doubled Speed.

Red, Blue Yellow Generation 2 Generation 3 Diamond, Pearl Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Generation 5 Generation 6 Move Type Class PP Power Acc Pri Effect
Machine: Can be taught at any time by using a TM or HM.
03 03 Swords Dance Normal status 20

Raises the user's Attack by two stages.

02 Headbutt Normal physical 15 70 100%

Has a 30% chance to make the target flinch.

03 Curse Ghost status 10

Ghosts pay half their max HP to hurt the target every turn. Others decrease Speed but raise Attack and Defense.

06 06 06 06 06 06 06 06 06 Toxic Poison status 10 90%

Badly poisons the target, inflicting more damage every turn.

09 09 Take Down Normal physical 20 90 85%

User receives 1/4 the damage it inflicts in recoil.

10 10 Double-Edge Normal physical 15 120 100%

User receives 1/3 the damage inflicted in recoil.

08 Rock Smash Fighting physical 15 40 100%

Has a 50% chance to lower the target's Defense by one stage.

10 10 10 10 10 10 10 Hidden Power Normal special 15 60 100%

Power and type depend upon user's IVs. Power can range from 30 to 70.

11 11 11 11 11 11 11 Sunny Day Fire status 5

Changes the weather to sunny for five turns.

13 Snore Normal special 15 50 100%

Has a 30% chance to make the target flinch. Only works if the user is sleeping.

15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 Hyper Beam Normal special 5 150 90%

User foregoes its next turn to recharge.

20 20 Rage Normal physical 20 20 100%

If the user is hit after using this move, its Attack rises by one stage.

31 31 Mimic Normal status 10

Copies the target's last used move.

16 16 Light Screen Psychic status 30

Reduces damage from special attacks by 50% for five turns.

17 17 17 17 17 17 17 Protect Normal status 10 4

Prevents any moves from hitting the user this turn.

20 Endure Normal status 10 4

Prevents the user's HP from lowering below 1 this turn.

18 18 18 18 18 18 Rain Dance Water status 5

Changes the weather to rain for five turns.

19 Roost Flying status 10

Heals the user by half its max HP.

20 20 Safeguard Normal status 25

Protects the user's field from major status ailments and confusion for five turns.

21 21 21 21 21 21 21 Frustration Normal physical 20 * 100%

Power increases as happiness decreases, up to a maximum of 102.

27 27 27 27 27 27 27 Return Normal physical 20 * 100%

Power increases with happiness, up to a maximum of 102.

31 31 31 31 31 Brick Break Fighting physical 15 75 100%

Destroys Reflect and Light Screen.

32 32 32 32 32 32 32 32 32 Double Team Normal status 15

Raises the user's evasion by one stage.

40 40 40 40 40 40 Aerial Ace Flying physical 20 60

Never misses.

42 42 42 42 42 42 Facade Normal physical 20 70 100%

Power doubles if user is burned, paralyzed, or poisoned.

43 43 43 43 Secret Power Normal physical 20 70 100%

Has a 30% chance to inflict a status effect which depends upon the terrain.

34 Swagger Normal status 15 90%

Raises the target's Attack by two stages and confuses the target.

35 Sleep Talk Normal status 10

Randomly uses one of the user's other three moves. Only works if the user is sleeping.

34 34 Bide Normal physical 10 * 1

User waits for two turns, then hits back for twice the damage it took.

39 39 39 Swift Normal special 20 60

Never misses.

43 Detect Fighting status 5 4

Prevents any moves from hitting the user this turn.

40 40 Skull Bash Normal physical 10 130 100%

Raises the user's Defense by one stage. User charges for one turn before attacking.

44 44 44 44 44 44 44 44 44 Rest Psychic status 10

User sleeps for two turns, completely healing itself.

45 45 45 45 45 45 45 Attract Normal status 15 100%

Target falls in love if it has the opposite gender, and has a 50% chance to refuse attacking the user.

46 46 46 46 46 46 46 Thief Dark physical 25 60 100%

Takes the target's item.

48 48 Round Normal special 15 60 100%

Has double power if it's used more than once per turn.

47 47 47 47 47 51 Steel Wing Steel physical 25 70 90%

Has a 10% chance to raise the user's Defense by one stage.

51 51 51 Roost Flying status 10

Heals the user by half its max HP.

54 54 54 54 54 False Swipe Normal physical 40 40 100%

Cannot lower the target's HP below 1.

58 58 58 Endure Normal status 10 4

Prevents the user's HP from lowering below 1 this turn.

62 62 62 Silver Wind Bug special 5 60 100%

Has a 10% chance to raise all of the user's stats by one stage.

68 68 68 68 68 Giga Impact Normal physical 5 150 90%

User foregoes its next turn to recharge.

75 75 75 75 75 Swords Dance Normal status 20

Raises the user's Attack by two stages.

78 78 78 Captivate Normal status 20 100%

Lowers the target's Special Attack by two stages if it's the opposite gender.

76 76 Struggle Bug Bug special 20 50 100%

Has a 100% chance to lower the target's Special Attack by one stage.

49 Fury Cutter Bug physical 20 40 95%

Power doubles every turn this move is used in succession after the first, maxing out after five turns.

81 81 81 81 81 X-Scissor Bug physical 15 80 100%

Inflicts regular damage with no additional effect.

82 82 82 Sleep Talk Normal status 10

Randomly uses one of the user's other three moves. Only works if the user is sleeping.

83 83 83 Natural Gift Normal physical 15 * 100%

Power and type depend on the held berry.

87 87 87 87 87 Swagger Normal status 15 90%

Raises the target's Attack by two stages and confuses the target.

88 Sleep Talk Normal status 10

Randomly uses one of the user's other three moves. Only works if the user is sleeping.

89 89 89 89 89 U-turn Bug physical 20 70 100%

User must switch out after attacking.

50 50 90 90 90 90 90 Substitute Normal status 10

Transfers 1/4 of the user's max HP into a doll, protecting the user from further damage or status changes until it breaks.

94 94 Rock Smash Fighting physical 15 40 100%

Has a 50% chance to lower the target's Defense by one stage.

100 Confide Normal status 20

Lowers the target's Special Attack by one stage.

H1 H1 H1 H1 H1 H1 H1 H1 H1 Cut Normal physical 30 50 95%

Inflicts regular damage with no additional effect.

H5 H5 Defog Flying status 15

Lowers the target's evasion by one stage. Removes field effects from the enemy field.

H6 H6 H6 H6 Rock Smash Fighting physical 15 40 100%

Has a 50% chance to lower the target's Defense by one stage.

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