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Scizor @ Focus Sash
Ability: Technician
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Atk / 4 Def
Nature: Admant
- Bullet Punch
- Bug Bite
- X-Scissor
- Roost

Send out Scizor and then use Bug Bite. (Use it if a Pokemon looks like it needs berries) This helps to take out berries that our opponent will use if they are low. The reason why I put X-Scissor because it will be my main Bug -type move after I used Bug Bite. Plus X-Scissor is a good counter for Dark Type Pokemon on your enemy team Bullet Punch is a must need for Scizor pairing it with Scizor's ability: Technician. Bullet Punch is also good for countering pesky Fairy Type Pokemon that will like to ruin your Dragon Types Pokemon day (in case in my team Noivern). Roost will be a great move because when pairing with your HP stat Scizor will be a beast in your team.

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Bug Bite AND X-Scissor? If you’re going with Technician it’s ok to just use Bug Bite because not only does it gain Bug STAB, but it gets boosted as well by Technician.
Then what should i replace X-Scissor with?
Swords Dance for sure
I dont like using swords dance bcuz I need to use swords dance but my enemy can setup their team. Its always what happens to me. What do you think bout dual wingbeat?
Why Naughty nature? You should change it to Adamant nature instead, as you still get the +Atk boost, and it doesn't get into Scizor's bulk.
Somebody has told that to me ill edit it wait
With Focus Sash, you'll be able to set up Swords Dance for free. You should change the EV spread to 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe and you might want to consider using Jolly Nature, but Adamant is fine
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Idk if this is a good set but I use it and it works pretty well
Gen 8:
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Trait: Technician
Nature: Adamant (+Attack, - Sp. Attack)
EVs: 252 HP, 252 Attack, 4 Sp. Defense
Role: Physical Tank

Moves:

  • Bullet Punch
  • X-Scissor
  • Dual Wingbeat
  • Swords Dance

Bullet Punch has a base power of 60 (with Technician), which isn't super high, but this move also has Priority. Also is STAB
X-Scissor is reliable STAB.
Dual Wingbeat attacks the opponent twice, each with a base power of 60 (because of Technician).
Swords Dance: Raises Attack by two Stages

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If you want to use keep that EV spread, I'd suggest running Roost instead of Dual Wingbeat. If not, you should keep it or use Knock Off, and change the EVs to 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe (you can also switch the nature to Jolly). Bug Bite is stronger than X-Scissor when boosted by Technician, has more PP, and can ruin weird berry strategies like SubSalac
I probably should've said this in the first place but this set is for Gen 8, which Scizor doesn't have Roost, Bug Bite, or Knock Off. I definitely agree that those moves would be better. And the reason this EVs don't have any speed is because it's a tank set, not a Sweeper set. Thank you for the feedback though :)
In Smogon formats like UU or OU, it does have access to those moves
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Scizor @ Heavy-Duty Boots
Ability: Technician
Shiny: Yes
EVs: 204 HP / 124 Atk / 180 Def
Impish Nature
- Bullet Punch
- Roost
- U-turn
- Defog

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Gen 8 PU

Scyther @ Heavy-Duty Boots
Ability: Technician
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Dual Wingbeat
- Knock Off / Quick Attack / Bug Bite
- Swords Dance
- U-turn / Roost

I'm kind of surprised that Heavy-Duty Boots Scyther isn't on here. Heavy-Duty Boots helps with Scyther's 4x weakness to Stealth Rock. Dual Wingbeat is STAB, hits twice, and gets a Technician boost. Knock Off cripples Pokemon switching in by removing their item. Quick Attack can be used instead for a priority revenge killing move. Bug Bite can be used instead for another Technician boosted STAB move. Swords Dance boosts your attack. U-Turn is for pivoting and keeping up momentum. Roost is an option for healing.

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Gen 8 UU / National Dex UU

Scizor @ Metal Coat
Ability: Technician
EVs: 248 HP / 252 Atk / 8 SpD
Adamant Nature
- Bullet Punch
- Dual Wingbeat
- Swords Dance
- Roost

Bullet Punch is priority STAB that gets boosted by Technician. Dual Wingbeat is to hit twice and also gets a Technician boost. Swords Dance boosts your attack. Roost is for healing.

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Maybe Razor Claw can be good for Wingbeat ;)
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Scizor-Mega @ Scizorite
Ability: Technician
EVs: 248 HP / 16 Def / 244 SpD
Impish Nature
- Swords Dance / Curse
- Bullet Punch
- Knock Off / Pursuit
- Roost / Defog

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Scizor (M) @ Life Orb
Ability: Technician
EVs: 252 Atk / 126 Def / 126 SpD
Adamant Nature
IVs: 0 SpA
- Bullet Punch
- Superpower
- Swords Dance
- Roost

Analysis
Life Orb makes your attacks even stronger with the cost of some HP. Roost is there to help though.
Technician boosts up your priority Bullet Punch to 80 BP.
Adamant makes your physical attacks even stronger.
EVs are defensive because your main attack has priority.

Bullet Punch gets STAB and Technician's boost, making it an 80 BP, +1 priority move.
Superpower is great coverage, just be weary of that lowered Attack and Defense.
Swords Dance allows for your attacks to be even stronger and is your main set up move.
Roost is there just in case you get too low due to Life Orb or the other Pokemon deals some damage.

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Scizor(M) @Focus Sash
Ability: Technican
Adamant Nature
EVs: 252Atk / 252Df / 4SpDf

-Swords Dance (Boost Atk stats)
-Bullet Punch(Stab + Tehnician boost)
-Quick Attack(Coverage Fire, Water and Electric types +priority)
-Brick Break/Superpower(Coverage Steel types) // Counter

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Why Quick Attack over Knock Off? Why Focus Sash on a Pokemon that, from the looks of your EVs, is supposed to be bulky?
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Scizor @ Scizorite
Ability: Technician
Nature: Adamant
EV's: 252 Atk, 252 HP

  • Bullet punch
  • U turn
  • Knock Off
  • SuperPower

U turn to switch whenever you want, bullet punch to make up the low speed, Knock off the item, Superpower hits some common threats like Bisharp, and Excadrill that resist our attacks.

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Scizor
Gen 8 OU/Gen 8 Battle Stadium
Byron (Scizor) (M) @ Assault Vest
Ability: Technician
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Atk / 4 SpD
Adamant Nature
- Bullet Punch
- U-turn/Bug Bite/X-Scissor
- Superpower
- Dual Wingbeat
With Assault Vest, Max HP, and 4 SpD EV's, Scizor becomes deceivingly bulky on the special side.
And with your amazing Defense and HP, you either hit everything first and destroy them with Bullet Punch, or easily take a hit and nuke them back with any of your other moves.
If you play Battle Stadium Gen 8, use U-Turn or X-Scissor. If you play Showdown! Use U-Turn or Bug Bite.
Though be careful to not let your Scizor get scorched by the Libero bunny in Battle Stadium.
Enjoy.

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It's about time I made a doubles moveset for (Mega) Scizor!

Gen 7 Doubles OU

Scizor-Mega @ Scizorite
Ability: Technician
EVs: 248 HP / 152 Atk / 108 SpD
Adamant Nature
- Swords Dance
- Bullet Punch
- Superpower
- Protect

Swords Dance is to boost Scizor's attack to extremely high levels. Bullet Punch is steel STAB with priority that allows Scizor to finish off weakened opponents, and has it's power boosted by technician (watch out for Psychic Terrain though, since it blocks Bullet Punch). Superpower is coverage, hitting the steel types that resist Bullet Punch super effectively and also a certain fire cat that scares and flinches everyone (Incineroar). Protect is pretty much mandatory on any offensive Pokémon in doubles. It blocks all attacks, most notably Fake Out, and allows Scizor to scout for fire type coverage while it's ally can still attack or set up. 152 attack EVs and an Adamant nature allow Scizor to OHKO Incineroar at +1 attack with Superpower. The rest of the EVs increase Scizor's bulk.

Because Tapu lele's Psychic terrain renders Scizor's main source of Damage, Bullet Punch, useless, a team mate that can override Psychic Terrain is absolutely needed. Tapu Fini works great, since it can weaken fire types with water STAB, block status with it's Misty Terrain (which stops Psychic Terrain), and Heal Scizor with Heal Pulse.

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