Scizor

Scizor is a Bug/Steel type Pokémon introduced in Generation 2. It is known as the Pincer Pokémon.

Scizor is a red, metal, ant-like Pokémon with yellow and black patterns on its pincers which resemble an eye pattern. Its body consists of three main parts: the torso, the abdomen and the head. It stands on two legs and has a pair of small wings located on its back which are used to control its body temperature, rather than flying. Scizor's habitat is lush and vast where it can reside with the rest of the swarm.

Scizor evolves from the Bug/Flying type Scyther, thus losing its Flying type upon evolution - a rare occurrence for Pokémon.

Scizor has a Mega Evolution, available from X & Y onwards.

Pokédex data

National № 212
Type Bug Steel
Species Pincer Pokémon
Height 1.8 m (5′11″)
Weight 118.0 kg (260.1 lbs)
Abilities 1. Swarm
2. Technician
Light Metal (hidden ability)
Local № 111 (Gold/Silver/Crystal)
196 (Platinum)
112 (HeartGold/SoulSilver)
137 (X/Y — Mountain Kalos)
276 (Sun/Moon — Alola dex)
366 (U.Sun/U.Moon — Alola dex)
119 (The Isle of Armor)

Training

EV yield 2 Attack
Catch rate 25 (3.3% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 50 (normal)
Base Exp. 175
Growth Rate Medium Fast

Breeding

Egg Groups Bug
Gender 50% male, 50% female
Egg cycles 25 (6,169–6,425 steps)

Base stats

HP 70
250 344
Attack 130
238 394
Defense 100
184 328
Sp. Atk 55
103 229
Sp. Def 80
148 284
Speed 65
121 251
Total 500 Min Max

The ranges shown on the right are for a level 100 Pokémon. Maximum values are based on a beneficial nature, 252 EVs, 31 IVs; minimum values are based on a hindering nature, 0 EVs, 0 IVs.

Type defenses

The effectiveness of each type on Scizor.

Pokédex data

National № 212
Type Bug Steel
Species Pincer Pokémon
Height 2.0 m (6′07″)
Weight 125.0 kg (275.6 lbs)
Abilities 1. Technician
Local № 111 (Gold/Silver/Crystal)
196 (Platinum)
112 (HeartGold/SoulSilver)
137 (X/Y — Mountain Kalos)
276 (Sun/Moon — Alola dex)
366 (U.Sun/U.Moon — Alola dex)
119 (The Isle of Armor)

Training

EV yield 2 Attack
Catch rate 25 (3.3% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 50 (normal)
Base Exp. 210
Growth Rate Medium Fast

Breeding

Egg Groups Bug
Gender 50% male, 50% female
Egg cycles 25 (6,169–6,425 steps)

Base stats

HP 70
250 344
Attack 150
274 438
Defense 140
256 416
Sp. Atk 65
121 251
Sp. Def 100
184 328
Speed 75
139 273
Total 600 Min Max

The ranges shown on the right are for a level 100 Pokémon. Maximum values are based on a beneficial nature, 252 EVs, 31 IVs; minimum values are based on a hindering nature, 0 EVs, 0 IVs.

Type defenses

The effectiveness of each type on Scizor.

Evolution chart

(trade holding Metal Coat)
#212
Scizor
Bug · Steel

Scizor changes

Pokédex entries

Scizor

Gold It swings its eye-patterned pincers up to scare its foes. This makes it look like it has three heads.
Silver Its wings are not used for flying. They are flapped at high speed to adjust its body temperature.
Crystal This POKéMON’s pincers, which contain steel, can crush any hard object it gets a hold of into bits.
Ruby
Sapphire
SCIZOR has a body with the hardness of steel. It is not easily fazed by ordinary sorts of attacks. This POKéMON flaps its wings to regulate its body temperature.
FireRed Its wings are not used for flying. They are flapped at high speed to adjust its body temperature.
LeafGreen It swings its eye-patterned pincers up to scare its foes. This makes it look like it has three heads.
Emerald A SCIZOR has a body with the hardness of steel. It is not easily fazed by ordinary sorts of attacks. It flaps its wings to regulate its body temperature.
Diamond
Pearl
It has a steel-hard body. It intimidates foes by upraising its eye-patterned pincers.
Platinum It raises its pincers with eyelike markings for intimidation. It also swings them down dangerously.
HeartGold It swings its eye-patterned pincers up to scare its foes. This makes it look like it has three heads.
SoulSilver Its wings are not used for flying. They are flapped at high speed to adjust its body temperature.
Black
White
Black 2
White 2
It raises its pincers with eyelike markings for intimidation. It also swings them down dangerously.
X This Pokémon’s pincers, which contain steel, can crush any hard object it gets ahold of into bits.
Y It has a steel-hard body. It intimidates foes by upraising its eye-patterned pincers.
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Scizor has a body with the hardness of steel. It is not easily fazed by ordinary sorts of attacks. This Pokémon flaps its wings to regulate its body temperature.
Sun It uses its wings to adjust its body temperature. Otherwise, its metal body would become too hot and melt in the heat of battle.
Moon Once it has identified an enemy, this Pokémon smashes it mercilessly with pincers hard as steel.
Ultra Sun Its body is like steel. Its tough, heavy pincers are more suited to smashing enemies than grabbing them.
Ultra Moon Once it has identified something as an enemy, it will continue beating them with its steel-hard pincers until there’s nothing left but scraps.
Sword Bulky pincers account for one third of Scizor’s body weight. A single swing of one of these pincers will crush a boulder completely.
Shield Though its body is slim, Scizor has tremendous attacking power. Even Scizor’s muscles are made of metal.

Mega Scizor

Sun The excess energy that bathes this Pokémon keeps it in constant danger of overflow. It can’t sustain a battle over long periods of time.
Moon Due to the effects of Mega Evolution, its pincers have taken on a more diabolical form, ripping anything they pinch to shreds.
Ultra Sun It stores the excess energy from Mega Evolution, so after a long time passes, its body starts to melt.
Ultra Moon It’s better at beating things than grasping them. When it battles for a long time, the weight of its pincers becomes too much to bear.

Moves learned by Scizor

Moves learnt by level up

Scizor learns the following moves in Pokémon Sword & Shield at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1AgilityPsychicStatus
1Air SlashFlyingSpecial 75 95
1Bullet PunchSteelPhysical 40 100
1False SwipeNormalPhysical 40 100
1Fury CutterBugPhysical 40 95
1LeerNormalStatus 100
1Quick AttackNormalPhysical 40 100
1Wing AttackFlyingPhysical 60 100
12Metal ClawSteelPhysical 50 95
16Double TeamNormalStatus
20Double HitNormalPhysical 35 90
24SlashNormalPhysical 70 100
28Focus EnergyNormalStatus
32Iron DefenseSteelStatus
36Iron HeadSteelPhysical 80 100
40X-ScissorBugPhysical 80 100
44Laser FocusNormalStatus
48Swords DanceNormalStatus

Moves learnt on evolution

Scizor learns the following moves when it evolves in Pokémon Sword & Shield (regardless of level).

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Bullet PunchSteelPhysical 40 100

Egg moves

Scizor learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Sword & Shield. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Scizor egg moves page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
CounterFightingPhysical 100
DefogFlyingStatus
FeintNormalPhysical 30 100
Night SlashDarkPhysical 70 100
Quick GuardFightingStatus

Move Tutor moves

Scizor can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Sword & Shield from move tutors (details):

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Dual WingbeatFlyingPhysical 40 90

Moves learnt by TM

Scizor is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Sword & Shield:

Moves learnt by TR

Scizor is compatible with these Technical Records in Pokémon Sword & Shield:

Moves learnt by level up

Scizor learns the following moves in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Bullet PunchSteelPhysical 40 100
1FeintNormalPhysical 30 100
1LeerNormalStatus 100
1Quick AttackNormalPhysical 40 100
5Focus EnergyNormalStatus
9PursuitDarkPhysical 40 100
13False SwipeNormalPhysical 40 100
17AgilityPsychicStatus
21Metal ClawSteelPhysical 50 95
25Fury CutterBugPhysical 40 95
29SlashNormalPhysical 70 100
33Razor WindNormalSpecial 80 100
37Iron DefenseSteelStatus
41X-ScissorBugPhysical 80 100
45Night SlashDarkPhysical 70 100
49Double HitNormalPhysical 35 90
50Iron HeadSteelPhysical 80 100
57Swords DanceNormalStatus
61FeintNormalPhysical 30 100

Egg moves

Scizor learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Scizor egg moves page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Baton PassNormalStatus
Bug BuzzBugSpecial 90 100
CounterFightingPhysical 100
DefogFlyingStatus
EndureNormalStatus
Night SlashDarkPhysical 70 100
Quick GuardFightingStatus
Razor WindNormalSpecial 80 100
ReversalFightingPhysical 100
Silver WindBugSpecial 60 100
Steel WingSteelPhysical 70 90

Move Tutor moves

Scizor can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon from move tutors (details):

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Bug BiteBugPhysical 60 100
DefogFlyingStatus
Iron DefenseSteelStatus
Iron HeadSteelPhysical 80 100
Knock OffDarkPhysical 65 100
Laser FocusNormalStatus
SnoreNormalSpecial 50 100
SuperpowerFightingPhysical 120 100
TailwindFlyingStatus

Pre-evolution moves

These moves can only be learned in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon by a previous evolution of Scizor. Check the respective Pokédex for the exact details.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
Air SlashFlyingSpecial 75 95 Level up
Double TeamNormalStatus Level up
Vacuum WaveFightingSpecial 40 100 Level up
Wing AttackFlyingPhysical 60 100 Level up

Moves learnt by TM

Scizor is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon:

Transfer-only moves

Scizor can only learn these moves in previous generations. It must be taught the moves in the appropriate game and then transferred to Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon.
Note: Generation 1 and 2 refer to the 3DS Virtual Console titles, not the physical cartridges.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
CurseGhostStatus Generation 2 — TM
DetectFightingStatus Generation 2 — TM
Double-EdgeNormalPhysical 120 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
MimicNormalStatus Generation 3 — Move tutor
CaptivateNormalStatus 100 Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormalPhysical 100 Generation 4 — TM
HeadbuttNormalPhysical 70 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Ominous WindGhostSpecial 60 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
SwiftNormalSpecial 60 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Rock SmashFightingPhysical 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormalPhysical 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
Struggle BugBugSpecial 50 100 Generation 6 — TM
CutNormalPhysical 50 95 Generation 6 — HM
StrengthNormalPhysical 80 100 Generation 6 — HM

Scizor sprites

Type Generation 2 Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7 Generation 8
Normal Scizor  sprite from Silver Scizor  sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Scizor  sprite from Diamond & Pearl Scizor  sprite from Black & White Scizor  sprite from X & Y Scizor  sprite from Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon Scizor  sprite from Sword & Shield
Shiny Scizor Shiny sprite from Silver Scizor Shiny sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Scizor Shiny sprite from Diamond & Pearl Scizor Shiny sprite from Black & White Scizor Shiny sprite from X & Y Scizor Shiny sprite from Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon

Where to find Scizor

Gold
Silver
Crystal
Evolve Scyther
Ruby
Sapphire
Trade/migrate from another game
FireRed Evolve Scyther
LeafGreen
Emerald
Trade/migrate from another game
Diamond Evolve Scyther
Pearl Trade/migrate from another game
Platinum
HeartGold
SoulSilver
Evolve Scyther
Black
White
Black 2
White 2
Trade/migrate from another game
X
Y
Evolve Scyther
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Trade/migrate from another game
Sun
Moon
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Evolve Scyther
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Not available in this game
Sword
Shield
Evolve Scyther

Other languages

English, Spanish, Italian Scizor
Japanese ハッサム (Hassam)
German Scherox
French Cizayox

Name origin

scissor(s)
cutting implements