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 1.5 m (4′11″)
Weight 56.0 kg (123.5 lbs)
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)
123 (Let's Go Pikachu/Let's Go Eevee)
072 (Legends: Arceus)
118 (The Isle of Armor)

Training

EV yield 1 Attack
Catch rate 45 (5.9% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 50 (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)
#212
Scizor
Bug · Steel

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.
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Leaps out of tall grass and slices prey with its scythes. The movement looks like that of a ninja.
Sword As Scyther fights more and more battles, its scythes become sharper and sharper. With a single slice, Scyther can fell a massive tree.
Shield If you come across an area in a forest where a lot of the trees have been cut down, what you’ve found is a Scyther’s territory.
Brilliant Diamond
Shining Pearl
It is nearly impossible to parry its attacking scythes. Its movements are like a ninja’s.
Legends: Arceus The large, wickedly sharp scythes on its forearms are truly fearsome weapons. Prey’s attempts to flee are unfailingly thwarted by this Pokémon’s nimble motions.

Moves learned by Scyther

Moves learnt by level up

Scyther learns the following moves in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1LeerNormalStatus 100
1Quick AttackNormalPhysical 40 100
4Fury CutterBugPhysical 40 95
8False SwipeNormalPhysical 40 100
12Wing AttackFlyingPhysical 60 100
16Double TeamNormalStatus
20Double HitNormalPhysical 35 90
24SlashNormalPhysical 70 100
28Focus EnergyNormalStatus
32AgilityPsychicStatus
36Air SlashFlyingSpecial 75 95
40X-ScissorBugPhysical 80 100
44Laser FocusNormalStatus
48Swords DanceNormalStatus

Egg moves

Scyther learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Scyther gen 8 learnset page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Baton PassNormalStatus
CounterFightingPhysical 100
FeintNormalPhysical 30 100
Night SlashDarkPhysical 70 100
Quick GuardFightingStatus
ReversalFightingPhysical 100

Moves learnt by TM

Scyther is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl:

Moves learnt by level up

Scyther learns the following moves in Pokémon Legends: Arceus at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Quick AttackNormalPhysical 40 100
6Silver WindBugSpecial 60 100
11Aerial AceFlyingPhysical 60
14Double HitNormalPhysical 35 90
18Air SlashFlyingSpecial 75 95
25Swords DanceNormalStatus
34X-ScissorBugPhysical 80 100
43Close CombatFightingPhysical 120 100

Move Tutor moves

Scyther can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Legends: Arceus from move tutors:

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Aerial AceFlyingPhysical 60
Calm MindPsychicStatus
False SwipeNormalPhysical 40 100
Focus EnergyNormalStatus
Giga ImpactNormalPhysical 150 90
Hyper BeamNormalSpecial 150 90
Ominous WindGhostSpecial 60 100
Psycho CutPsychicPhysical 70 100
RestPsychicStatus
Rock SmashFightingPhysical 40 100
SwiftNormalSpecial 60
X-ScissorBugPhysical 80 100

Scyther sprites

Type Generation 1 Generation 2 Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7 Generation 8
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 Scyther  sprite from Sword & Shield
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
Let's Go Pikachu Route 14, 15
Let's Go Eevee Trade/migrate from another game
Sword
Shield
Training Lowlands
Brilliant Diamond Route 229, Grassland Cave, Riverbank Cave, Still-Water Cavern, Sunlit Cavern, Big Bluff Cavern
Shining Pearl Trade/migrate from another game
Legends: Arceus Grandtree Arena, Primeval Grotto

Other languages

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

Name origin

scythe
sword-like implement