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Double hit, Nightslash, or S-dance on Scyther?

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Technition: Jolly: 252 speed, 252 attack, and 4 hp

Aerial Ace(STAB)

X-scizzor(STAB)

Brick break(Coverage)

I already have it on white so no egg moves or move tutor moves.

asked May 8, 2011 by Speed freak

3 Answers

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For Scyther, l think the best use for it would be Swords Dance or Night Slash.
l see no real use for Double Hit on Scyther, and with a +2 ATK from Swords Dance, it could be a great sweeper with 252 Speed EVs and a Jolly nature, that's quite a lot of speed.

Although if you really don't want Swords Dance, Night Slash would be quite alright. With a high critical rate, it could do a lot of damage if put to good use.

(+) Although, Cranidos does have a good point, l forgot about Technician. Even with Technician, since it's a Normal type move, it won't be as effective as Swords Dance powering up everything, or Night Slash for coverage with a high critical rate.
Double Hit would probably be for damage, but will provide no coverage at all. ~

answered May 8, 2011 by Sam Sam Sam Sam
edited May 8, 2011 by Sam Sam Sam Sam
Double Hit is usually to break subs on the first hit, then do damage on the second. However, it's not really powerful enough for that.
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I would go with double hit because it's ability technition mutiplys moves with the power of 60 or lower by 1.5

answered May 8, 2011 by cranidos1up
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Double Hit with both Technician and Swords Dance makes no change in base power, so it will still get boosted with Technician. Scyther's moveset with Technician is really powerful- Bug Bite which has Secondary effect, unlike X-Scissor, Aerial Ace which get the maximum boost from Technician+STAB, Swords Dance and Double Hit.

answered May 9, 2011 by NJDevil