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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)


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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

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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.