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How is this Gen I Scyther?

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So my friends and I have been trying out a new style of battling. Ev training and Abilities are allowed, otherwise only gen I attributes. (moves, items, natures)


Scyther@ No Item

Evs: 252 Atk / 252 Def / 4 Spd

Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)

  • Swords Dance
  • Wing Attack
  • Double Edge
  • Skull Bash

All suggestions are welcome. Anything can be changed as long as it follows the rules above.

Gen I Scyther Learnset

asked Sep 28, 2011 by Ninja
edited Oct 18, 2011 by Josh
Gen 1, where you can't have hold items.
Okay ditch swords dance and give him agility he needs the extra speed sweeping can be a truly dominant force in gen 1 considering you're using adamant. Double edge is too much recoil replace with slash as it has a nice critical hit ratio.


If you wanna keep swords dance change the 252 Def EVs into 4 EVs and 4 Speed EVs into 252 EVs considering you're going to have it boosted and neutralized with skull bash. With this EV spread use Jolly.

Hope it helped
FR=Fire red? Fire red was Gen III not I.
fixed it
He needs S-Dance. Who would choose Agility over S-Dance?

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This is a great moveset for what it is. I might put on slash instead of double edge to get rid of recoil, but it's your choice. Like the comments said
you might want agility instead of s-dance, but again, it's your choice.

answered Nov 9, 2011 by Poncho Billson