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Mine has the ability Technician. It knows:

Bug Bite: Good power with Technician, high accuracy, STAB, can use a foe's held Berry.
Aerial Ace: Good power with Technician boost, doesn't miss, STAB.
Sword Dance: With Technician, you have one powerful Pokemon.
Double Hit: A great move because it is upped in power by Technician and can break through Substitutes.

Scyther learnset

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Man I love your movesets!
Why scyther?but since your going with it do quick attack x-scissor brick break and swordss dance because 1 swords dance plus quick plus technician equals one powerful attack!!!i kno I do it with my scizzor
Scyther actually makes an okay baton passer.

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Impish or Careful nature
252 Def/252 SpD/4 HP
Swords Dance (Set up)
Roost (Heal up if necessary)
Agility/U-turn (Agility if your baton passing into a slow non-/trick room or Stored Power pokemon, U-turn if not.)
Baton Pass (Duh)

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Well, you've got STAB, you've got a sub-breaker, you've got buffs, and you've got a high level of abuse on Technician. Yep this looks good!

You've basically juiced every ounce of power you can get out of Scyther. No joke. :P

EDIT: Actually, Wobbuffet's idea sounds better, so get rid of Double Hit for Brick Break.

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My opinion, you should have Brick Break for cover 4x weakness against Rock type! the rest is great enough...

Unfortunately a crapload of other pokemon uses rock attacks like stone edge... like a lot of fighting pokemon, a lot of pokemon with a high atk... every physical sweeper that is in the pokedex!
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Brick Break
Swords Dance / Aerial Ace
Double Team

Why was this downvoted?
Ihave no idea, that's why I voted it up. just get rid of Double Team, Darth.
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Gen V

Scyther (M) @ Life Orb

Trait: Technician

EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spd

Jolly Nature (+Spd, -SAtk)

  • Bug Bite
  • Aerial Ace
  • Pursuit
  • Quick Attack

I wish this thing got Acrobatics. As is, you'll have to use Aerial Ace. Aerial Ace and Bug Bite are boosted by Technician and get STAB. Pursuit takes down Psychics and anything else switching out, and gets boosted by Technician. Quick Attack provides priority and gets boosted by Technician. Life Orb allows you to deal more damage. Standard sweeping EVs.

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Why was this down voted?
Ihave no idea, that's why I voted it up.
Bad thing about this is that imo it's unlikely that someone will switch. And with scyther's speed you don't need no quick attack. Also, pursuit and qa will only have a base power of 60 with technician while bug bite and areal ace (which are nice moves!) will have 90 base power + STAB
Quick Attack has priority however, which is invaluable. And in the actual metagame, people are switching out constantly.
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Suggested Item: Evolite; Suggested Ability: Technician

  • Swords Dance:Boosts up attack when you get the chance.
  • Aerial Ace:STAB. Gets powered through technician.
  • Roost:Restores health. Very annoying with the evolite.
  • Bug Bite:STAB. Powered by Technician.
You can use brick break instead of roost for coverage
I know, but it won't cover you from stealth rock, which is where most of his rock damage comes from. Rock moves are fairly easy to predict.
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Scyther (M) @ Choice Specs

Role: Special Sweeper

Trait: Technician

EVs: 80 HP / 16 Def / 252 SAtk / 20 SDef / 140 Spd

Modest Nature (+SAtk, -Atk)

  • Silver Wind
  • Vacuum Wave
  • Ominous Wind
  • Hidden Power [Ground]

Silver Wind is 60 Power, So with Technician that becomes 90 power, with a 10% chance to raise all of your stats. Vacuum Wave is priority, with a power boost from Technician. Omninous Wind is coverage, power boosted from Technician, and a 10% chance to boost all stats. While HP Ground I butchered his Iv's to get 59 power, so it's about a 90 power attack.

why would you alter scyther natural talent with its Atk? makes no sense at all. in the end, with Ev's you could bring out much more power with it Atk stat than its SAtk. i hear you with hidden power, since itd be the only ground type attack scyther can put out, and that covers fire and electric weaknesses. but if i had to have a move to cover that, id just teach it U-turn.
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Item: Evolite
Ability: Technician
Nature: Jolly
Effort Values: 200 Attack, 252 Speed, 58 Defense


Pursuit can hit escaping foes, Night-slash is for Coverage. Aerial-ace is awesome STAB. Brick-break is awesome coverage. Swords-dance is awesome boosting. You may wonder why I do not have a Bug type move, it is because I wanted to mix it up a bit and I have the same type coverage +Ghost type coverage.

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Scyther (M/F) @ Focus Sash
Trait: Technician
EV's: 252 Attack/ 252 Speed/ 4 Sp.Def
Nature- Jolly (+Speed -Special Attack)
- Sword Dance
- Aerial Ace
- Bug Bite
- Pursuit/Quick Attack

Okay, 1st Scyther can make some switches and then it will set up a Sword Dance, if the opponent doesn't switch and attacks you still have our Focus Sash so either way you will still set up a Sword Dance. Aerial Ace is for STAB and gets the Technician boost. Bug Bite is STAB, get the Technician boost, and it could steal the opponents berries. You could use Pursuit when you expect your opponent to switch out and it will get the Technician boost OR you can use Quick Attack for Revenge Killing Faster Pokemon than you, and after a Sword Dance, Quick Attack hits hard.

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My Personal Scyther

Gender: Female (Shiny)
Nature: Adamant
Stats Trained: Def and Sp. Def
Held Item: Eviolite
Ability: Technician
Brick Break
Double Hit
Aerial Ace
Bug Bite

Bug Bite and Aerial Ace for Stab and Technician.
Double Hit for Technician; making it do 52.5 damage per hit.
Brick Break for it's 4x weakness to rock and it's 2x weakness to ice.
Eviolite to make it's defenses better than Scizor's
Adamant Nature to give it a better attack; compairable to Scizor's
Scyther is faster than Scizor, so with all this Scyther is a better Pokemon than it's evolution Scizor.

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Nature- Adamant
Ability- Swarm
EV- 252 Attack 4HP 252 Speed
Item- Liechi Berry

X- Scissor
Sword Dance/Slash/Night Slash/Aerial Ace

You use endure to get scyther's hp down to one so reversal can be at max power. This will also activate your liechi berry to boost your attack, and swarm will also activate making x-scissor really dangerous. The final move can be used for coverage or to get in off sword dance if you can take a few hits from your opponent before using endure.

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Gen VI

Scyther @ Eviolite

Trait: Technician

EVs: 6 HP / 252 Def / 252 SpDef

Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SpAtk)

  • Aerial Ace
  • Agility
  • Swords Dance
  • Baton Pass

Bulky Baton Passer. Set up with Swords Dance and Agility while soaking up large amounts of damage. Aerial Ace provides STAB and Tech abuse while being boosted by Adamant Nature and helping you deal with Taunt. Just watch out for Stone Edge :P

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Now with 6th gen's buff to Fury Cutter, this moveset is possible.

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Nature: Jolly
EVs: 252 Atk/252 Spe/4 HP

Fury Cutter- Doubles power if used consecutively. STAB.

U Turn- STAB with switch.

Aerial Ace- STAB.

Knock Off/Brick Break- ...

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Ability: Technician
EVs:252 Spd, 252 Atk, 4HP
Nature: Jolly
-Bug Bite

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Scyther @ Focus Sash / Wide Lens
Trait: Technician
Nature: Adamant (+Atk -SpAtk)
EVS: 252 HP, 252 Atk, 4 Spd

  • Counter
  • Aerial Ace
  • Brick Break
  • Fury Cutter / X-Scissor

Okay, so this set doesn't have much going for it, I know. But its main purpose is to counter physical sweepers with... what else? Counter. The reason why it has no Def EVs is because it doesn't need them. HP is the only factor in how powerful Counter is, and with its Focus Sash, if an OHKO is negated by it, Counter's power will be as high as it gets. Aerial Ace is for STAB, Technician boost and priority. Brick Break is to break barriers and/or destroy special walls. Fury Cutter has high, however not perfect accuracy, is boosted by Technician, has STAB and gains power every turn if used consecutively. X-Scissor is an alternative if you don't want to switch out the Focus Sash for a Wide Lens or similar item, since it still gains STAB.
Swords Dance is a popular choice for Scyther's movesets, but here, it doesn't really need it.

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Scyther Sweepster
Item: Evolite
Ability: Technician
EVs: Max Speed and split rest to Hp

Bug Bite- STAB with technician boost = 135 base power Bug move
Aerial Ace- Never miss STAB with technician boost = 135 base power Flying move
Swords Dance- Evolite and bulk makes surviving any hit other than Rock easy to set this up

                       (Not much can survive a boosted neutral hit from this guy)

Last Spot is up to your play style:
Roost- Healing and dodging electric attacks
Steel Wing/Brick Break/Night Slash- coverage

Do not underestimate this or you will get swept!

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Sweeper Defensive Set:

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Trait: Technician (duh)

4HP, 252 Atk, 252 Spe
Adamant Nature


Swords Dance (eviolite should make you able to hung on at least a single move, and then you can sweep your opponents with technician STAB aerial ace)

Bug Bite (60 base power, this means technician. with STAB, it has the same power then aerial ace, and can even eat the target's berry. this is not very useful in generally, but with technician it becomes AWESOME)

Aerial Ace (duh. is the best move for a sweeper technician scyther, and after a swords dance, which turn you should survive due to eviolite, you will completely break your opponents)

Night Slash/Knock Off (night slash for wall breaks, and knock off for removing items. but I would still go with night slash becuase it deals more damage, and with the critical hit it will completely "tear" ((lol this is literally what a "slash" move does :3)) the target

i've been swept by this 3 times and can say, it's PRETTY MUCH useful