#123 - Scyther
NamingEnglish: Scyther Romaji: Sutoraiku Japanese: ストライク [?]
Pokédex NumberingNational Dex #123 JohtoDex #111 SinnohDex #195 UnovaDex #--- UnovaDex 2 #---
Ability/iesSwarm - Powers up Bug-type moves in a pinch.
Technician - Powers up the Pokémon's weaker moves.
Steadfast - Raises Speed each time the Pokémon flinches.
|Defensive Capabilities for / [iTypeChart]|
|Base Stats [?]||Nature [?]||HP: 70
|31 IV / 252 EV||+||350||284||229||284||339|
|0 IV / 252 EV||+||316||250||195||250||305|
|31 IV / 0 EV||+||281||215||160||215||270|
|0 IV / 0 EV||+||247||181||126||181||236|
Earn Exp.: @ lvl
Exp. Gain-rate: Medium
Max Exp.: 1,000,000
EV Yield: 1 Attack
Catch Rate: 45
GenIV Held Items: None
GenV Held Items:
White2: Not found, seek trade.
Black: Not found, seek trade.
White: Not found, seek trade.
HeartGold: Not found, seek trade.
SoulSilver: Not found, seek trade.
PokéWalker: Not found, seek trade.
Platinum: Route 210, Route 215.
Diamond: Route 229.
Pearl: Not found, seek trade.
FireRed: Safari Zone (Kanto).
LeafGreen: Not found, seek trade.
Emerald: Not found, seek trade.
Ruby: Not found, seek trade.
Sapphire: Not found, seek trade.
Crystal: Not found, seek trade.
Gold: Not found, seek trade.
Silver: Not found, seek trade.
Yellow: Safari Zone (Kanto).
Red: Safari Zone (Kanto).
Blue: Not found, seek trade.
Egg-step Counter: 25 [?]
Base Egg-steps: 6,630
Boosted Egg-steps: 3,570
Scyther belongs to only one egg group.
|y||y||Baton Pass||0||100||0||40||The user switches places with a party Pokémon in waiting, passing along any stat changes.|
|y||y||Bug Buzz||90||100||10||10||The user vibrates its wings to generate a damaging sound wave. It may also lower the foe's Sp. Def stat.|
|y||y||Counter||1||100||0||20||A retaliation move that counters any physical attack, inflicting double the damage taken.|
|n||y||Defog||0||0||0||15||Obstacles are moved, reducing the foe's evasion stat. It can also be used to clear deep fog, etc.|
|y||y||Endure||0||100||0||10||The user endures any attack, leaving 1 HP. Its chance of failing rises if it is used in succession.|
|y||n||Light Screen||0||100||0||30||A wondrous wall of light is put up to suppress damage from special attacks for five turns.|
|y||y||Night Slash||70||100||0||15||The user slashes the foe the instant an opportunity arises. It has a high critical-hit ratio.|
|y||y||Razor Wind||80||100||13||10||A two-turn attack. Blades of wind hit the foe on the second turn. It has a high critical-hit ratio.|
|y||y||Reversal||20||100||0||15||An all-out attack that becomes more powerful the less HP the user has.|
|y||n||Safeguard||0||100||0||25||The user creates a protective field that prevents status problems for five turns.|
|y||y||Silver Wind||60||100||10||5||The foe is attacked with powdery scales blown by wind. It may also raise all the user's stats.|
|n||y||Steel Wing||70||90||10||25||The foe is hit with wings of steel. It may also raise the user's Defense stat.|
|01||01||01||01||01||Vacuum Wave||40||100||0||30||The user whirls its fists to send a wave of pure vacuum at the foe. This move always goes first.|
|01||01||01||01||01||Quick Attack||40||100||0||30||The user lunges at the foe at a speed that makes it almost invisible. It is sure to strike first.|
|01||01||01||01||01||Leer||0||100||0||30||The foe is given an intimidating leer with sharp eyes. The target's Defense stat is reduced.|
|05||05||05||05||05||Focus Energy||0||100||0||30||The user takes a deep breath and focuses to raise the critical-hit ratio of its attacks.|
|09||09||09||09||09||Pursuit||40||100||0||20||An attack move that inflicts double damage if used on a foe that is switching out of battle.|
|13||13||13||13||13||False Swipe||40||100||0||40||A restrained attack that prevents the foe from fainting. The target is left with at least 1 HP.|
|17||17||17||17||17||Agility||0||100||0||30||The user relaxes and lightens its body to move faster. It sharply boosts the Speed stat.|
|21||21||21||21||21||Wing Attack||60||100||0||35||The foe is struck with large, imposing wings spread wide to inflict damage.|
|25||25||25||25||25||Fury Cutter||10||95||0||20||The foe is slashed with scythes or claws. Its power increases if it hits in succession.|
|29||29||29||29||29||Slash||70||100||0||20||The foe is attacked with a slash of claws, etc. It has a high critical-hit ratio.|
|33||33||33||33||33||Razor Wind||80||100||13||10||A two-turn attack. Blades of wind hit the foe on the second turn. It has a high critical-hit ratio.|
|37||37||37||37||37||Double Team||0||100||0||15||By moving rapidly, the user makes illusory copies of itself to raise its evasiveness.|
|41||41||41||41||41||X-Scissor||80||100||0||15||The user slashes at the foe by crossing its scythes or claws as if they were a pair of scissors.|
|45||45||45||45||45||Night Slash||70||100||0||15||The user slashes the foe the instant an opportunity arises. It has a high critical-hit ratio.|
|49||49||49||49||49||Double Hit||35||90||0||10||The user slams the foe with a tail, etc. The target is hit twice in a row.|
|53||53||53||53||53||Air Slash||75||95||30||20||The user attacks with a blade of air that slices even the sky. It may also make the target flinch.|
|57||57||57||57||57||Swords Dance||0||100||0||30||A frenetic dance to uplift the fighting spirit. It sharply raises the user's Attack stat.|
|-||61||61||61||61||Feint||50||100||0||10||An attack that hits a foe using Protect or Detect. It also lifts the effects of those moves.|
|HM01||HM01||Cut||50||95||0||30||The foe is cut with a scythe or a claw. It can also be used to cut down thin trees.|
|TM82||n||Sleep Talk||0||100||0||10||While it is asleep, the user randomly uses one of the moves it knows.|
|TM58||n||Endure||0||100||0||10||The user endures any attack, leaving 1 HP. Its chance of failing rises if it is used in succession.|
|TM51||n||Roost||0||0||0||10||The user lands and rests its body. It restores the user's HP by up to half of its max HP.|
|HM05 (D/P/Pt)||n||Defog||0||0||0||15||Obstacles are moved, reducing the foe's evasion stat. It can also be used to clear deep fog, etc.|
|TM78||n||Captivate||0||100||0||20||If it is the opposite gender of the user, the foe is charmed into sharply lowering its Sp. Atk stat.|
|TM43||n||Secret Power||70||100||30||20||The user attacks with a secret power. Its added effects vary depending on the user's environment.|
|TM83||n||Natural Gift||1||100||0||15||The user draws power to attack by using its held Berry. The Berry determines its type and power.|
|TM62||n||Silver Wind||60||100||10||5||The foe is attacked with powdery scales blown by wind. It may also raise all the user's stats.|
|TM47||n||Steel Wing||70||90||10||25||The foe is hit with wings of steel. It may also raise the user's Defense stat.|
|TM06||TM06||Toxic||0||85||0||10||A move that leaves the target badly poisoned. Its poison damage worsens every turn.|
|TM10||TM10||Hidden Power||30||100||0||15||A unique attack that varies in type and intensity depending on the Pokémon using it.|
|TM11||TM11||Sunny Day||0||0||0||5||The user intensifies the sun for five turns, powering up Fire-type moves.|
|TM15||TM15||Hyper Beam||150||90||0||5||The foe is attacked with a powerful beam. The user must rest on the next turn to regain its energy.|
|TM16||TM16||Light Screen||0||100||0||30||A wondrous wall of light is put up to suppress damage from special attacks for five turns.|
|TM17||TM17||Protect||0||0||0||10||It enables the user to evade all attacks. Its chance of failing rises if it is used in succession.|
|TM18||TM18||Rain Dance||0||0||0||5||The user summons a heavy rain that falls for five turns, powering up Water-type moves.|
|TM20||TM20||Safeguard||0||100||0||25||The user creates a protective field that prevents status problems for five turns.|
|TM21||TM21||Frustration||1||100||0||20||A full-power attack that grows more powerful the less the user likes its Trainer.|
|TM27||TM27||Return||1-102||100||0||20||A full-power attack that grows more powerful the more the user likes its Trainer.|
|TM31||TM31||Brick Break||75||100||0||15||The user attacks with tough fists, etc. It can also break any barrier such as Light Screen and Reflect.|
|TM32||TM32||Double Team||0||100||0||15||By moving rapidly, the user makes illusory copies of itself to raise its evasiveness.|
|TM40||TM40||Aerial Ace||60||--||0||20||The user confounds the foe with speed, then slashes. The attack lands without fail.|
|TM42||TM42||Facade||70||100||0||20||An attack move that doubles its power if the user is poisoned, paralyzed, or has a burn.|
|TM44||TM44||Rest||0||100||0||10||The user goes to sleep for two turns. It fully restores the user's HP and heals any status problem.|
|TM45||TM45||Attract||0||100||0||15||If it is the opposite gender of the user, the foe becomes infatuated and less likely to attack.|
|TM46||TM46||Thief||40||100||0||10||The user attacks and steals the foe's held item simultaneously. It can't steal if the user holds an item.|
|n||TM48||Round||60||100||0||15||The user attacks the target with a song. Others can join in the Round and make the attack do greater damage.|
|TM54||TM54||False Swipe||40||100||0||40||A restrained attack that prevents the foe from fainting. The target is left with at least 1 HP.|
|TM68||TM68||Giga Impact||150||90||0||5||The user charges at the foe using every bit of its power. The user must rest on the next turn.|
|TM75||TM75||Swords Dance||0||100||0||30||A frenetic dance to uplift the fighting spirit. It sharply raises the user's Attack stat.|
|n||TM76||Struggle Bug||30||100||100||20||While resisting, the user attacks the opposing Pokémon. The targets' Sp. Atk stat is reduced.|
|TM81||TM81||X-Scissor||80||100||0||15||The user slashes at the foe by crossing its scythes or claws as if they were a pair of scissors.|
|TM87||TM87||Swagger||0||90||0||15||The user enrages the foe into confusion. However, it also sharply raises the foe's Attack stat.|
|TM89||TM89||U-Turn||70||100||0||20||After making its attack, the user rushes back to switch places with a party Pokémon in waiting.|
|TM90||TM90||Substitute||0||100||0||10||The user makes a copy of itself using some of its HP. The copy serves as the user's decoy.|
|HM06||TM94||Rock Smash||40||100||50||15||The user slugs the foe with a shattering punch. It can also smash cracked boulders.|
|n||n||y||n||y||Bug Bite||60||100||0||20||The user bites the foe. If the foe is holding a Berry, the user eats it and gains its effect.|
|n||y||y||n||n||Fury Cutter||10||95||0||20||The foe is slashed with scythes or claws. Its power increases if it hits in succession.|
|n||n||y||n||n||Headbutt||70||100||30||15||The user sticks its head out and rams straight forward. It may make the foe flinch.|
|n||y||y||n||y||Knock Off||20||100||0||20||The user slaps down the foe's held item, preventing the item from being used during the battle.|
|n||y||y||n||n||Ominous Wind||60||100||10||5||The user creates a gust of repulsive wind. It may also raise all the user's stats at once.|
|n||n||n||n||y||Roost||0||0||0||10||The user lands and rests its body. It restores the user's HP by up to half of its max HP.|
|n||n||n||n||y||Sleep Talk||0||100||0||10||While it is asleep, the user randomly uses one of the moves it knows.|
|n||y||y||n||y||Snore||40||100||30||15||An attack that can be used only if the user is asleep. The harsh noise may also make the foe flinch.|
|n||y||y||n||n||Swift||60||--||0||20||Star-shaped rays are shot at the foe. This attack never misses.|
|n||n||y||n||y||Tailwind||0||0||0||30||The user whips up a turbulent whirlwind that ups the Speed of all party Pokémon for three turns.|
|FR/LG/Em Tutor||Double-Edge||120||100||0||15||A reckless, life-risking tackle. It also damages the user by a fairly large amount, however.|
|FR/LG/Em Tutor||Mimic||0||100||0||10||The user copies the move last used by the foe. The move can be used for the rest of the battle.|
Height: 1.5m; 4'12"
Weight: 56.0kg; 123.76 .lbs
Species: Mantis Pokémon
|Sprites (See All)||Flavortext|
Green & Red/Blue||With ninja-like agility and speed, the Scyther can create the illusion that there are more than one.|
Yellow||Leaps out of tall grass and slices prey with its scythes. The movement looks like that of a ninja.|
||It slashes through grass with its sharp scythes, moving too fast for the human eye to track.|
||When it moves, it leaves almost a blur. If it hides in grass, its protective colors make it invisible.|
||It's very proud of its speed. It moves so fast that its opponent does not even know what knocked it down.|
|FireRed/LeafGreen||It tears and shreds prey with its wickedly sharp scythes. It very rarely spreads its wings to fly.|
|With ninja-like agility and speed, it can create the illusion that there is more than one of itself.|
||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.|
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 scythers on its forearms become increasingly sharp by cutting through hard objects.|
|HeartGold/SoulSilver||It slashes through grass with its sharp scythes, moving too fast for the human eye to track.|
|When it moves, it leaves only a blur. If it hides in grass, its protective coloration makes it invisible.|
|Black/White||The sharp scythes on its forearms become increasingly sharp by cutting through hard objects.|
Black2/White2||The sharp scythes on its forearms become increasingly sharp by cutting through hard objects.|
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Other websites may report this statistic in different terms, for instance as an explanation of the equation being used rather than the rate itself, however, all websites mean the same thing. The 6 rates are listed below.
- Very Fast - 600,000
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Egg Step Counter
The games themselves do not physically store the amount of steps a Pokémon will require to hatch, instead the games use a much smaller number which is known as the counter.
The counter is multiplied by 255 to determine the steps that will be needed; this actually works in reverse and is fairly complex. Suffice it to say the game will check your party after walking 255 steps and de-increment (subtract one from) the egg step counter.
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