Scyther

Scyther is a Bug/Flying type Pokémon introduced in Generation 1. It is known as the Mantis Pokémon.

Pokédex data

National № 123
Type Bug Flying
Species Mantis Pokémon
Height 4′11″ (1.5 m)
Weight 123.5 lbs (56.0 kg)
Abilities 1. Swarm
2. Technician
Steadfast (hidden ability)
Local № 123 (Red/Blue/Yellow)
110 (Gold/Silver/Crystal)
123 (FireRed/LeafGreen)
195 (Platinum)
111 (HeartGold/SoulSilver)
136 (X/Y — Mountain Kalos)
275 (Sun/Moon — Alola dex)
365 (U.Sun/U.Moon — Alola dex)

Training

EV yield 1 Attack
Catch rate 45 (5.9% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 70 (normal)
Base Exp. 100
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 110
202 350
Defense 80
148 284
Sp. Atk 55
103 229
Sp. Def 80
148 284
Speed 105
193 339
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 Scyther.

Evolution chart

(trade holding Metal Coat)

Scyther changes

Pokédex entries

Red
Blue
With ninja-like agility and speed, it can create the illusion that there is more than one.
Yellow Leaps out of tall grass and slices prey with its scythes. The movement looks like that of a ninja.
Gold It slashes through grass with its sharp scythes, moving too fast for the human eye to track.
Silver When it moves, it leaves only a blur. If it hides in grass, its protective colors make it invisible.
Crystal It's very proud of its speed. It moves so fast that its opponent does not even know what knocked it down.
Ruby
Sapphire
SCYTHER is blindingly fast. Its blazing speed enhances the effectiveness of the twin scythes on its forearms. This POKéMON’s scythes are so effective, they can slice through thick logs in one wicked stroke.
FireRed It tears and shreds prey with its wickedly sharp scythes. It very rarely spreads its wings to fly.
LeafGreen With ninja-like agility and speed, it can create the illusion that there is more than one of itself.
Emerald Its blindingly fast speed adds to the sharpness of its twin forearm scythes. The scythes can slice through thick logs in one wicked stroke.
Diamond
Pearl
It is nearly impossible to parry its attacking scythes. Its movements are like a ninja’s.
Platinum The sharp scythes on its forearms become increasingly sharp by cutting through hard objects.
HeartGold It slashes through grass with its sharp scythes, moving too fast for the human eye to track.
SoulSilver When it moves, it leaves only a blur. If it hides in grass, its protective coloration makes it invisible.
Black
White
Black 2
White 2
The sharp scythes on its forearms become increasingly sharp by cutting through hard objects.
X It tears and shreds prey with its wickedly sharp scythes. It very rarely spreads its wings to fly.
Y It slashes through grass with its sharp scythes, moving too fast for the human eye to track.
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Scyther is blindingly fast. Its blazing speed enhances the effectiveness of the twin scythes on its forearms. This Pokémon’s scythes are so effective, they can slice through thick logs in one wicked stroke.
Sun It confuses its prey with its quick, ninja-like movements. Then, in an instant, it cleaves them with its scythes.
Moon While young, they live together deep in the mountains, training themselves in how to fight with their scythes and move at high speeds.
Ultra Sun Its two sharp scythes are more than just weapons. It uses them with dexterity to dress its prey before eating.
Ultra Moon Some call it a ninja. Its movements— imperceptibly quick—are sufficient to cleave the air in two. It’s very popular in Alola.

Moves learned by Scyther

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1LeerNormal 100
1Quick AttackNormal 40 100
1Vacuum WaveFighting 40 100
5Focus EnergyNormal
9PursuitDark 40 100
13False SwipeNormal 40 100
17AgilityPsychic
21Wing AttackFlying 60 100
25Fury CutterBug 40 95
29SlashNormal 70 100
33Razor WindNormal 80 100
37Double TeamNormal
41X-ScissorBug 80 100
45Night SlashDark 70 100
49Double HitNormal 35 90
50Air SlashFlying 75 95
57Swords DanceNormal
61FeintNormal 30 100

Egg moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Baton PassNormal
Bug BuzzBug 90 100
CounterFighting 100
DefogFlying
EndureNormal
Night SlashDark 70 100
Quick GuardFighting
Razor WindNormal 80 100
ReversalFighting 100
Silver WindBug 60 100
Steel WingSteel 70 90

Move Tutor moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Bug BiteBug 60 100
DefogFlying
Knock OffDark 65 100
Laser FocusNormal
SnoreNormal 50 100
TailwindFlying

Moves learnt by TM

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

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
6ToxicPoison 90
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
11Sunny DayFire
15Hyper BeamNormal 150 90
16Light ScreenPsychic
17ProtectNormal
18Rain DanceWater
19RoostFlying
20SafeguardNormal
21FrustrationNormal 100
27ReturnNormal 100
31Brick BreakFighting 75 100
32Double TeamNormal
40Aerial AceFlying 60
42FacadeNormal 70 100
44RestPsychic
45AttractNormal 100
46ThiefDark 60 100
48RoundNormal 60 100
51Steel WingSteel 70 90
54False SwipeNormal 40 100
59Brutal SwingDark 60 100
68Giga ImpactNormal 150 90
75Swords DanceNormal
81X-ScissorBug 80 100
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
89U-turnBug 70 100
90SubstituteNormal
100ConfideNormal

Transfer-only moves

Scyther 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
BideNormal Generation 1 — TM
RageNormal 20 100 Generation 1 — TM
Skull BashNormal 130 100 Generation 1 — TM
Take DownNormal 90 85 Generation 1 — TM
CurseGhost Generation 2 — TM
DetectFighting Generation 2 — TM
Double-EdgeNormal 120 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
MimicNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
CaptivateNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
HeadbuttNormal 70 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Ominous WindGhost 60 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
SwiftNormal 60 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Rock SmashFighting 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
Struggle BugBug 50 100 Generation 6 — TM
CutNormal 50 95 Generation 6 — HM

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1LeerNormal 100
1Quick AttackNormal 40 100
1Vacuum WaveFighting 40 100
5Focus EnergyNormal
9PursuitDark 40 100
13False SwipeNormal 40 100
17AgilityPsychic
21Wing AttackFlying 60 100
25Fury CutterBug 40 95
29SlashNormal 70 100
33Razor WindNormal 80 100
37Double TeamNormal
41X-ScissorBug 80 100
45Night SlashDark 70 100
49Double HitNormal 35 90
50Air SlashFlying 75 95
57Swords DanceNormal
61FeintNormal 30 100

Egg moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Baton PassNormal
Bug BuzzBug 90 100
CounterFighting 100
DefogFlying
EndureNormal
Night SlashDark 70 100
Quick GuardFighting
Razor WindNormal 80 100
ReversalFighting 100
Silver WindBug 60 100
Steel WingSteel 70 90

Moves learnt by TM

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

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
6ToxicPoison 90
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
11Sunny DayFire
15Hyper BeamNormal 150 90
16Light ScreenPsychic
17ProtectNormal
18Rain DanceWater
19RoostFlying
20SafeguardNormal
21FrustrationNormal 100
27ReturnNormal 100
31Brick BreakFighting 75 100
32Double TeamNormal
40Aerial AceFlying 60
42FacadeNormal 70 100
44RestPsychic
45AttractNormal 100
46ThiefDark 60 100
48RoundNormal 60 100
51Steel WingSteel 70 90
54False SwipeNormal 40 100
59Brutal SwingDark 60 100
68Giga ImpactNormal 150 90
75Swords DanceNormal
81X-ScissorBug 80 100
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
89U-turnBug 70 100
90SubstituteNormal
100ConfideNormal

Transfer-only moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
BideNormal Generation 1 — TM
RageNormal 20 100 Generation 1 — TM
Skull BashNormal 130 100 Generation 1 — TM
Take DownNormal 90 85 Generation 1 — TM
CurseGhost Generation 2 — TM
DetectFighting Generation 2 — TM
Double-EdgeNormal 120 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
MimicNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
CaptivateNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
HeadbuttNormal 70 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Ominous WindGhost 60 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
SwiftNormal 60 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Rock SmashFighting 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
Struggle BugBug 50 100 Generation 6 — TM
CutNormal 50 95 Generation 6 — HM

Scyther sprites

Type Generation 1 Generation 2 Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7
Normal Scyther  sprite from Red & Blue Scyther  sprite from Silver Scyther  sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Scyther  sprite from Diamond & Pearl Scyther  sprite from Black & White Scyther  sprite from X & Y Scyther  sprite from Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon
Shiny Scyther Shiny sprite from Silver Scyther Shiny sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Scyther Shiny sprite from Diamond & Pearl Scyther Shiny sprite from Black & White Scyther Shiny sprite from X & Y Scyther Shiny sprite from Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon

Where to find Scyther

Red Celadon City, Safari Zone
Blue Trade/migrate from another game
Yellow Celadon City, Safari Zone
Gold
Silver
Crystal
National Park
Ruby
Sapphire
Trade/migrate from another game
FireRed Celadon City, Safari Zone
LeafGreen
Emerald
Trade/migrate from another game
Diamond Route 229
Pearl Trade/migrate from another game
Platinum Route 210, 215
HeartGold
SoulSilver
National Park
Black
White
Black 2
White 2
Trade/migrate from another game
X
Y
Route 21
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Trade/migrate from another game
Sun
Moon
Poni Plains, Poké Pelago
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Poni Plains

Other languages

English Scyther
Japanese ストライク (Strike)
German Sichlor
French Insécateur

Name origin

scythe
sword-like implement