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If you have a good competitive moveset for Scizor, post an answer below and upvote the best ones. Movesets for any of its pre-evolutions can also be shared on this thread.

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Scizor Pokédex and learnset for reference.


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I think you should throw in an aerial ace instead of swords dance can be handy if your opponent will have good evasion!! I agree with all the other attacks but strenght
Scyther (M) @ Life Orb
Trait: Technician
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spd
Jolly Nature (+Spd, -SAtk)
- Fury Cutter
- Aerial Ace
- Pursuit
- Swords Dance
Scizor (M) @ Life Orb
Trait: Technician
EVs: 80 HP / 252 Atk / 176 Def
Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)
- U-turn
- Bullet Punch
- Pursuit
- Superpower
why dont you guys put the tiers of the pokemon I thought this site was for a way to get "ALL" your pokemon info.

Not this site and smoogum.
Bug Bite has a higher power than X-scissor because of Technician plus it eats their berry
Smoogum. Really.

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7 votes

Scizor (M) @ Focus Sash
Trait: Technician
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 SDef
Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)
- Bullet Punch
- Swords Dance
- Big Bite
- Roost

For Gen VII (7), see Night Child's answer on page 3.
Nice set ! But why put EVs into Scizors' Sp. Defense? He/She is already Sashed.
Sash guarantees you get one Swords Dance against weather offence teams, which were prevalent at the time this was posted. The defensive EVs can also be helpful after the sash breaks, as Scizor can Roost when it forces a switch.
Generally though, the combination is inadvisable; as you suggest it's a slight conflict of interest.
why get bug bite when you can use x-scissor? also replace bullet punch with metal claw fro more damage
Bug bite steals berry and gets technician. Bullet punch gets priority which scizor needs because its slow and also gets technician boost.
6 votes

For the lulz:

Ruby Flash @ Choice Specs
Trait: Technician
Modest Nature
EVs: 252 SAtk 252 Spd, 4 HP

Flash Cannon: Steel STAB
Silver Wind: Bug STAB + Technician + 60 Power = Best Silver Wind you've ever seen.
Hidden Power of choice between Ground, Rock, and Water.
V-Wave: Priority + Technician + Fighting type = Boss Vacuum Wave.

This set was inspired by SF
(dated 2012)

Only in STABmons...

Short Bus (Scizor-Mega) @ Scizorite
Ability: Technician
EVs: 248 HP / 252 SpA / 8 SpD
Modest Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Tail Glow
- Hidden Power [Steel]
- Silver Wind
- Oblivion Wing

This is just me being silly, nothing to see here. (Because Scyther is a Flying type it can have Oblivion Wing)

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Wait a minute. I have an idea.
"Who here said that special Scizor can't work?" the people who know that its attack is 85 higher than its special attack? Or perhaps the people who know that its special attack is completely pathetic?
Ruby Flash is one of the worst nicknames I've ever seen. That's... Just... Awful.
And I was 13 when I made that nickname. Your point?
Try not being a jerk @FloatzelFan
5 votes

Gen V

Scizor (M) @ White Herb
Trait: Technician
EVs: 252 Atk / 252 Def / 4 SDef
Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)
- Acrobatics
- Superpower
- Bug Bite
- Bullet Punch

You just answered your own question.....
Pokemaster says we should do that. If we have a good moveset, we post it on the moveset section, even if we had asked it. It is to help all the people of the site, seeing as this is the central moveset questions.
Thx for all your help^^
Why not Ariel Ace for Infinite Accuracy and Higher Damage Boost Due to Tecnician?
with technician and choice scarf bullet punch has base power 120
Turtle99, are you high!? Choice scarf increases speed by 50% and only allows the use of one move, you're probably thinking of the choice band, but is also only allows the use of one move too so it wouldn't work with this set.
Turtle99, Bullet Punch has a base power of 90, not 120.
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Bullet Punch (taking advantage of technician,STAB,and priority)
X-Scissor (STAB,high power)
Swords Dance (double your attack)
Brick Break/Night Slash (coverage)

Edit:you can also add Pursuit to catch fleeing opponents (not actual fleeing but switching)

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IF you can get your hands on Bug Bite by move tutor in SS, it will be much more powerful, especially with Technician.
Why no one pick x scissors above this one?
Because U-Turn has more utility, and Bug Bite is a stronger attack due to Technician.
3 votes

Technician Abuser Scizor

Item: Leftovers/Life Orb/Occa Berry
Nature: Adamant (+ Atk, - SpA)
Ability: Technician
EVs: 252 Atk, 252 HP, 6 Speed
- Bullet Punch- Technician and STAB boost and priority
- Bug Bite- Technician and STAB boost and steals opponents' berries to prevent sets such as Rest and Lum Berry, Outrage/Petal Dance/Thrash and Lum Berry, or the supereffective berries
- Swords Dance- Technician plus Swords Dance = killer combo
- Aerial Ace/Brick Break- Technician boost and never miss or able to break through barriers and defeat bulky Steels and Rocks and Ice, Normal, and Dark types

3 votes

Gen VI

Bulky Sweeper Scizor-Mega

Scizor @ Scizorite
Ability: Technician
EVs:252 Atk / 160 SDef / 96 HP
Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)

  • Swords Dance
  • Bullet Punch
  • Bug Bite / Quick Attack / Roost
  • Pursuit / Roost

Swords Dance to build its increadible Attack.
Bullet Punch to make up for the miserable Speed, +Technician, +STAB.
Bug Bite is the most powerful move, but it has quite a few walls and you are probably better off with Roost to make him last longer. Quick Attack is for Fire types.
Pursuit for revenge kills plus coverage with Bullet Punch (Aegislash, Metagross, Heatran?)
EVs for the fire weakness.
Mega Scizor has great bulk. This should help him survive enough for a swords dance or two and then sweep through the entire team.

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I am using(for my Scizor)
Iron Head(same reason as u)
X-scizzor(same reason as u)
Swords Dance(for sweeping
Strength(good backup when other moves are "not very effective")

Well, your speed will ultimately kill you, so bullet punch is good replacement for iron head. :)
i find all scizors are best with bullet punch
To ThePokemonEscaped and Benjamin Soren:  See Night Child's answer on page 3. Bullet Punch is an option, but he wasn't wrong with Iron Head. He can invest EVs in Speed and if that isn't just quite good enough, he can replace Strength for Agility...problem solved.

To Swampert:  I like X-Scissor too, but Bug Bite over X-Scissor.
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Bullet Punch: Priority STAB. Boosted by Technician.

Swords Dance: Helps make up for lower base power of moves.

Pursuit: Defeat the foe as they are switching to a counter for Scizor. Boosted by Technician.

Roost: For healing.

Scizor has plenty of other great options. Quick Attack also gets priority and a Technician boost. Agility can be another way to move first. Scizor can also Baton Pass it and Sword Dance. U-Turn is a good hit and run move, especially along with Superpower. Iron Head and X-Scissor aremore powerful STAB moves. Double-Hit gets a nice boost from Technician. Brick Break is a reliable way to deal with Steel types without losing your Swords Dance boost. Night Slash provides some nice coverage. Bug Bite is STAB that gets a boost from Technician, and is great as such.

I forgot about pursuit
Nope, Technician doesn't boost when the Foe is Switching cause the base Power is Doubled to 80.
But, works Great.
I prefer Bug Bite over Pursuit since it has STAB and technician boosted plus the base power doubles for pursuit. Also, it stops bulks like rotom wash.
V-wave is better than quick attack due to typing
1 vote

Here is technition spamming set

Bullet punch(STAB makes up for low speed)

Bug bite(90 base power with technition STAB)

Double hit(Breaks subs easiliy 105 base power when you put them together and count technition 52.5 power per hit)

Swords dance(DEATH)

Aerial ace is an option for alot of power

Double hit is usually for ambipom , with technician and stab
I think it could be easily effective in a scenario against a fire type where all other moves would be ineffective. Whilst being against a fire type is a HUGE problem, with a couple of Swords Dance boosts, it will be more beneficial with Double Hit than switching out.
Juju...no amount of Sword Dances and a Double Hit can save Scizor from a fire attack, especially from a fire Pokémon. An Agility or two, a Sword Dance or two, and maybe a Double Hit MIGHT do the trick. How it would last that long? Idk and Scizor doesn't have the best speed, remember?
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Swords Dance Scizor

Scizor # Leftovers
Nature: Adamant (^Atk -Sp Atk)
Ability: Technician
+ 252 Atk EVs / 252 HP EVs / 6 Def EVs

So this Scizor is for switching in the right moment, or taking the right moment to get a chance at dancing up! After a dance, you may be able to sweep a lot of Pokemon with a STAB Bullet Punch powered by Technician, and priority! Protect is there to give yourself a free turn of healing with Leftys, and to guard against an opponent to see what they wanna do to your Scizor every turn. Bug Bite is an extra move to take use of Scizor's Technician, and STAB from being a Bug type! lt also holds the ability to eat your foes berry if it is holding one, how useful!* You can also get Double Hit (suggested by someone that l never thought about) to break subs, and packs extra power with Technician!

  • Thanks to EJ-98 for reminding me!
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Why X-Scissor over Bug bite when with Technician Bug bite is better?
Haha, my friend told me that a million times, and X-Scissor is kind of an impulse!
l always forget about it! (X-Scissor = Scizor?)
Thanks for reminding me!
did you not think about the person or the move?
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Scizor (M) @ Life Orb
Trait: Technician
EVs: 80 HP / 252 Atk / 4 Def / 124 SDef / 48 Spd
Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)
- Bullet Punch
- Pursuit
- U-turn
- Roost

This is my own Scizor. I use it on a Drizzle OU team. Basically, it is another technician abuser, but with a little bit of bulk. The moves make it a good scout, and a good sweeper (So long as the opponent doesn't have any steel types).
The EVs are my own creation, with Scizor's unique typing, it has allot of resistances and only one weakness. 124 SDef + the Fire cut from the rain means Scizor can actually live through most Fire attacks, even with Stab. 252 Atk is obvious. The speed boost might appear minimal, but it allows Scizor to move faster than quite a few other pokemon when not abusing priority, as this gen is mostly slow, bulky pokemon. Roost is to recover from Life orb and other damage, this can be replaced by Superpower if you don't like getting walled by steels, or if you just prefer an offensive moveset.

I just field tested this Scizor. In the rain, competively...EVERYTIME, this Scizor will lose. If it is raining, trainers will use Drought Charizard or Ninetales or some weather changing Pokémon. I even matched your EVs and he fainted in the rain by a Fire Blast and of course an Inferno Overdrive. It is safe to say that NO Scizor is safe from a fire Pokémon. I'm actually against Bullet Punch, but it's a decent moveset, nonetheless.
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Scizor (F) @ Leftovers

Trait: Swarm/Technician

EVs: 144 HP / 192 Atk / 172 Spd

Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)

  • Agility
  • Iron Head
  • X-Scissor/Bug Bite
  • Brick Break
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Uh most of the moves are 60+ (except for bug bite ) so I don't see what technician will do anything here
If you change Brick Break to Aerial Ace, you will get better use of Technician and still wreck because you have Agility for speed and Iron Head for power. See Night Child's answer on page 3. Good job, though.
1 vote

This is ridiculous!!! This is a really old question, and this should definitely be put together.
Scizor(F)@Life Orb
EVs: 252 HP/ 252 Atk/ 4 Spe
-Bullet Punch
-Bug Bite
-Swords Dance

In no way is X-Scissor better than bug bite on a Technician scizor. Superpower provides great coverage, and Bullet punch becomes more powerful than extremespeed thanks to technician. Swords dance is great for setting up.

Scizor is my all time favorite pokemon, and this set works wonders.

If Scizor is your all-time favorite Pokémon, then check out my answer on page 3. You'll love what research I did and how to max this Pokémon out in Gen VII.
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Want an unpredictable Scizor set? Try using him as a physical tank.

So I noticed that every Scizor here is a sweeper, and all the sets were similar, but what if Scizor wasn't just a sweeper? What if Scizor was a physical tank? I think he could do it, and this is the set that is gonna get it done.

Scizor - Leftovers
EVs: 242 HP, 252 Def, 16 Atk
Nature: Impish (+Def, -Spatk)
Ability: Technician
Bullet Punch

Bullet Punch acts as STAB and gives him something to fight back with, priority helps. Roost is for recovery, Toxic is for putting the lives of the opponent's on a timer, and Substitute helps him out by keeping him status free and keeping thae attacks off of him for a while. Look at his stats, with that EV spread his HP will be 341, and his Defense will be 328, which is enough totank some hits if you ask me, not to mention his attack will be 300, which will be enough to dish some hits too.

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Scizor should not be able to learn roost. It helps yeah but it doesn't make sense imo
Yet, he could learn Roost and it works for some. Should've, Could've, Would've(s) are all out the window, bud.
1 vote

You are all missing something,

-bullet punch
-bug bite

What you guys forgot was that scizor is a staller with occa berry

Maybe...but I still think Bullet Punch is over-rated. See my answer on page 3.
1 vote

Scizor (M) @ Choice Specs

Trait: Technician

EVs: 36 HP / 252 SAtk / 220 Spd

Modest Nature (+SAtk, -Atk)

  • Vacuum Wave
  • Silver Wind
  • Hidden Power [Ground] (Base Power 60)
  • Flash Cannon / Air Slash

So you are having fun with your Swords Dance Sweeping Scizor, and all of a sudden Magnezone moves into OU and starts killing him with Hidden Power Fire + Magnet Pull. But then you suddenly have a wild idea - Specs Scizor. Vacuum Wave for technician and priority, silver wind for main STAB, HP Ground for killing Magnezone and Flash Cannon for secondary STAB, or Air Slash for coverage.
220 Speed EVs should be used to outrun Sub + 3 Attacks Magnezone and Specs Magnezone. Without Choice Scarf, Scizor can't outrun Scarfed Magnezone, so beware of that.

Hidden Power Ground (60 Base Power) vs 248/252 Magnezone - 118 - 141 % (Always OHKO)
Silver Wind vs 252/252+ Celebi - 100 - 119 % (Guaranteed OHKO)
Silver Wind vs 252/4 Espeon - 88 - 104 % (25 % chance to OHKO)
Air Slash vs 252/0 Conkeldurr - 53 - 63 % (Guaranteed 2HKO)
Vacuum Wave vs 0/0 Cloyster - 97 - 114 % (83 % chance to OHKO)
Hidden Power Ground (60 Base Power) vs 0/0 Infernape - 84 - 100 % (2 % Chance to OHKO, always an OHKO with Stealth Rock and a layer of Spikes)
Hidden Power Ground (60 Base Power) vs 252/4 Heatran - 92 - 108 % (OHKO after Stealth Rock, 53 % otherwise)
Silver Wind vs 252/0 Reuniclus - 75 - 89 % (Guaranteed 2HKO)

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Alternatively you could have "252+ Atk Choice Band Scizor U-turn vs. 252 HP / 0 Def Celebi: 756-892 (187.12 - 220.79%) -- guaranteed OHKO "
its completely unnecessary to run Choice Specs with its pathetic SAtk. It would be pushing NU with this set. Why people post this type of variant is beyond me :D
I would personally not use it, however some people may want to. It also surprises some people and takes out pokemon Scizor may not otherwise be able to take out.
Alexander757575, I have an open mind, I do...but no. This is why you have coverage moves for whatever they can do or you switch out your Pokémon or you make the Scizor comfortable with a pillow and a sad song in it's last final minutes before it faints and allow a Marowak to avenge said Scizor. Blobyolo is right. Scizor is physical and should be kept as such to achieve his maximum potential.
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Scizor (M) @ Scizorite
Swarm (Technician upon Mega Evolution)
Adamant (+Atk, -Sp. Atk)
252 HP/126 Sp. Def/126 Atk
•Swords Dance
•Bullet Punch
•Fury Cutter

This is supposed to be like a sweeper that can take a hit. The EVs he sacrificed in Attack to go to Sp. Def are regained with Swords Dance. Bullet Punch gives priority and has a decent 90 power after Technician and STAB are applied. Fury Cutter's first strike's power is also a solid 90 instead of 60 with Technician's help, doubling each turn. When he starts to get tired, Roost means the opponent will never get a break!

I like your set. Fury Cutter is suspect, though. I prefer Bug Bite. Check out my answer on page 3.
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This is a great move set for Pokemon like harvesting Trevenants, I hope you like it ;) .

Gen: 6
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Nature: Adamant
Ability: Technician
EV's: 252 Atk 252 Def 4 Sp Def

Swords dance: power up!

Bug Bite: for those got dam harvesting trevenants, STAB and Technician boost.

Bullet Punch: Everyone loves STAB priority and technician Bullet punches with swords dance boosts!

Pursuit: Scaredy cats :P

Hope you liked the set ;)

1 vote

So this is my first moveset ever but I'm trying to get into Smogon and stuff.

Scizor U DEAD

Scizor @ Scizorite
Ability: Technician
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Def
Impish Nature (+Def, -SpA)
- Bullet Punch
- Roost/Curse
- Brick Break/Defog/Substitute
- U-turn/Bug Bite

I'm pretty sure this looks good because I have so many text so lol.

So, wow, this set is doing really well in Showdown battles for me, it can take SO much hits, and then recover, and then priority, WITH SO MUCH ATTACK STAT. And Switch whilst doing an Attack? So basically, Stall + slow sweeper (I know that doesn't exist I just forgot the name if there even is any)?!

So, now with the moveset:

What if there was a move, on a Pokémon that has monstrous high Attack stat, and is Priority, and even the Pokémon even has Technician, and it's even STAB. Well, you have Mega-Scizor with Bullet Punch.
That's a must have of course.
This move should be used the most throughout the game, since Brick Break does WAY less then this.

Then, Roost, for extra stall, since those fricken overpowered moves can MAX to half of Mega-Scizor's HP. And OP moves mostly have less PP then Roost. If a Pokémon hurts on like the littlest bit and got to half of your HP, then just don't Roost and wait 2 turns more (2 turns more if it does like really teeny, like really teeny).
Or you can have Curse after you set up a Substitute. I mean, if you do Curse, You survive everything, and you faint everything, though I prefer a good ol' Roost for surety.

Brick Break is for Walls, and has decent power, though it's only effective, not super effective. and those are the most used in the game on Landorus, and Garchomp, and Mega-Swampert, so it's the best only for walls. And since this doesn't look like the best Wallbreaker to me, I'm pretty sure the other moves are better. Defog for if you don't have a Defogger. And don't worry if you have set Hazards already, just Defog (unless almost all of your team resists it and they all are pretty bulky/you are the only one of your team left) and if you do have a Defogger, I'm pretty sure you can use Substitute for even more stall.

If You are good at predicting switches U-Turn is a must have, if you know someone is gonna switch into a Fire type, you can switch to Battle Bond Greninja, because, you know, for the OHKO. Or you could send in another weakness of Fire. Or You can do a Pokémon on low health and switch into Battle Bond Greninja. And, you shouldn't be afraid of switching, unless you almost definitely can faint your foe.
And, I guess you can have Bug Bite if you think you almost can't predict anything at all, or you don't have a Battle Bond Greninja on your team. Or you just like moves with more attack since this does pretty much damage.

- High Atk, Physical Bulk
- Bullet Punch Priority, Technician, STAB
- Roost for Stall/Curse the beast after Substitute
- Brick Break for walls/Defog for Defogging/Substitute for extra stall
- U-Turn if you are great at predicting switches/you have Battle Bond Greninja/Bug Bite if you don't have what's said for U-Turn or you like power more

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Steel types are so cool.
Adamant Nature
Attaack and Sp. Def Evs
*Technician Ability
Metronome Held item

Swords Dance: Best move to power up this beast.
Bullet Punch: STAB, 100 accuracy, hits first, technician power up, just lethal after swords dance and Metronome helps alot if ya keep using it.
Bug BIte:STAB, technician power up and you get rid of the foe's berry.
Double Hit For those troublesome Fire types.

Yeah the only thing stopping this thing is killing it before it starts attacking.

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Right...any competitive fire Pokémon will do, ;).