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Item for this Scizor?

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I am 99% complete my ORAS WiFi Singles team, and I have one tiny problem: I have no idea what item my Scizor should hold. Leftovers and Rocky Helmet are already in use, so that eliminates those. I considered Life Orb, but I'm not running Roost, so Sciz wouldn't stick around for long. Please help!

EDIT: And I already have a Mega.

Scizor@ ???
Ability: Technician
EVs: 252 Atk / 252 HP / 4 Def
Adamant Nature
- Tailwind
- U-Turn
- Superpower
- Bullet Punch

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Scizorite or life orb or the casual leftover
You didn't read the question at all, did you? :P
Is Tailwind an ABSOLUTE necessity? Cuz you could run Knock Off or Bug Bite instead and give it Choice Band...

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Tailwind is rather useless when you've given Scizor no speed EVs. If you really want a support move on Scizor, go for Defog instead.

Imo there are 2 options for Scizor:

  1. Mega Stone
  2. Choice Band

Scizor @ Scizorite
Ability: Technician
EVs: 252 HP, 252 Atk, 4 Sp. Def
Nature: Adamant
- Swords Dance/ Superpower
- Bullet Punch
- Knock Off
- Bug Bite/ U-Turn

Scizor @ Choice Band
Ability: Technician
EVs: 252 HP, 252 Atk, 4 Sp. Def
Nature: Adamant
- Knock Off
- Bug Bite/ U-Turn
- Super Power
- Bullet Punch

Personally I don't use Mega Scizor competitively, but hey it's a viable choice.

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I wish people actually read the question, huh?

You've got a couple of choices: Choice Band and Leftovers.
I'm sure you know what a Choice Band does, but it's gonna require some moveset-changing.

Scizor @ Choice Band
Ability: Technician
Jolly Nature
252 HP / 252 Atk / 4 SpD
-U-Turn
-Superpower
-Bullet Punch
-Knock Off
Revenge killer, or simply hit-and-run tactics.

Lefties kinda makes me want to run a defensive set. Sorry if I'm being offensive, but right now your Scizor set is an odd mix of defense and offense. I'd advise going one way or the other, but not both.

Scizor @ Leftovers
Ability: Technician
Impish Nature
252 HP / 252 Def / 4 Atk
-Defog
-Tailwind
-Knock Off
-U-Turn
This set clears entry hazards (all of them, so watch out if you've got any up), sets up Tailwind, knocks off an item, then gets the heck outta there.

Hope I helped!

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Lol, you didn't read the full question either XD

This is for ORAS WiFi, which means only one Leftovers (in use, as the question states) and no access to Defog. Good answer though, I was considering switching Tailwind to Roost or Pursuit. I already have two Pokés with Knock Off. Thoughts?
Oops XD looks like I skipped over it
And yeah, I know about the item clause :/ and Defog is an egg move for Scizor in Gen VI anyway, but it might be too much trouble to breed. Anyway, I'd say either Pursuit + U-Turn or take out both and put in SD and Bug Bite.
Thanks, I'll probably do either Choice Band with Bullet Punch / U-Turn / Superpower / Pursuit or Life Orb with Swords Dance / Bullet Punch / Roost / U-Turn or Superpower.
Awesome! Glad I could help!