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Table of Contents

How Shiny is Acquired
Eggs, Research Encounter, Wild

Pokemon Ratings

PvE Attacker Rating 2.5 / 5
Great League PVP Rating See all 2.5 / 5
Ultra League PVP Rating See all 1.5 / 5
Master League PVP Rating See all 1 / 5

Pokemon Stats

56.00 kg Weight
1.50 m Height
Pokemon Max CP
2706
ATK 218
DEF 170
STA 172

Pokemon Family

PVE Movesets Grades

Show Suboptimal/Unranked Movesets

PVE Offensive Moves Explanation

  • Scyther’s best fast moves are Fury Cutter and Air Slash. Either are ideal in a Bug or Flying-type attacking role.
  • Steel Wing lacks STAB, and its type effectiveness profile has minimal utility. Scizor is a better Steel-type attacker.
  • Fury Cutter should be paired with X-Scissor or Bug Buzz. X-Scissor has much less cooldown and is easier to dodge with.
  • Air Slash should be paired with Aerial Ace. This is one of the higher Flying-type DPS movesets in the game.
  • Night Slash lacks STAB and isn’t particularly useful.
  • Return is basically useless.

PVE Defensive Moves Explanation

  • Air Slash benefits from STAB and has the best defensive DPS of Scyther’s fast moves.
  • Steel Wing’s defensive DPS is decent and hits Rock-types effectively, who otherwise prey on Scyther’s double weakness.
  • Fury Cutter barely tickles attackers.
  • All of Scyther’s charge moves are halfway decent on defense. X-Scissor and Night Slash are notable for hitting early and often, while Bug Buzz hits hardest and Aerial Ace is in between.
  • Return is a decent move on defense, but a generally inferior option.

PVE Overview

The Pokemon franchise has drilled the expectation that when we evolve our Pokemon, we get a bigger, meaner, strictly better product. That’s true 99% of the time. Scyther, however, is the exception to the rule: although Scizor is more useful than Scyther, Scyther has some niches that Scizor can’t replicate.

Scyther is currently one of the few species in the game with access to a full Flying-type moveset. Unlike other such species, Scyther also possesses good stats to back up this distinction. It doubly resists Grass and Fighting, both of which are vulnerable to Flying, making Scyther a great attacker into those types.

As a Bug-type attacker, Scyther is fair, but it is outclassed by Scizor and Pinsir in this respect.

PVP Movesets Grades

Show Suboptimal/Unranked Movesets

PvP Moveset Explanation

Fury Cutter + X-Scissor or Night Slash and Bug Buzz* or Aerial Ace

Fury Cutter tends to perform better than Air Slash due to the former's greater energy gains and the latter's unextraordinary damage output. 

X-Scissor doesn't deal a lot of damage, but is useful for its low energy cost in order to bait shields. The changes to Night Slash in the Dec 11, 2019 rebalance makes it a good option for baiting shields, but its coverage isn't particularly useful. While it does have a small chance to proc a +2 ATK buff, relying on this can be very inconsistent. The legacy Bug Buzz is actually preferred over a coverage option in many cases due to Scyther's low damage output overall. Aerial Ace can chosen for coverage, but has deals poor damage even with STAB. 

PvP Rating Explanation

Great League: 2.5 / 5

Scyther is an anti-meta pick for PvP, with an offensive stat distribution that results in poor bulk, a very vulnerable typing, and a rather toothless moveset that relies on access to legacy Bug Buzz in order to threaten its opponents. While Scyther lacks coverage against its 5 weaknesses, it can still excel if it picks its fights carefully. Not only does Scyther get comfortable wins against most opponents weak to Bug-type attacks, but a greater attack stat combined with the high base power of legacy Bug Buzz allows Scyther to win aganist unlikely opponents such as Quagsire, Blastoise, and even Lanturn, granted at least one shield. Overall a considerable pick that would be ranked higher, but numerous losses against off-meta Pokemon hold it back. 

Ultra League: 1.5 / 5

Scyther's typing and exploitable vulnerabilities make it difficult to use in Ultra League, and its role as an anti-Psychic is typically handled more easily by Dark-types in this league. Wins against Snorlax, Cresselia, and Umbreon are welcome, but not enough to make up for the numerous losses against other popular Pokemon. 

Master League: 1 / 5

A max CP of 2706 is pretty lackluster for Master League, and Bug-type attacks aren't as valuable in this league either. 

Fast Moves

3
More Info

Bug

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS EPU DPS DPS w/STAB True DPS
0.40
0.30
15.00
7.50
9.38
14
More Info

Flying

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS EPU DPS DPS w/STAB True DPS
1.20
0.20
8.33
11.67
14.58

Charge Moves

55
More Info

Flying

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS
2.40
0.30
0.00
1.67
22.92
28.65
38.19
50
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Dark

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS
2.20
0.70
0.00
1.52
22.73
28.41
34.44
45
More Info

Bug

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS
1.60
0.20
0.00
1.36
28.13
35.16
38.35

Legacy Fast Moves

11
More Info

Steel

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS EPU DPS DPS w/STAB True DPS
0.80
0.30
7.50
13.75
17.19

Legacy Charge Moves

90
More Info

Bug

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS
3.70
1.10
0.00
1.80
24.32
30.41
43.78

Exclusive Charge Moves

35
More Info

Normal

.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.51x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS
0.70
0.25
0.00
1.06
50.00
62.50
53.03

Secondary Charge Move Unlock Cost

Candy 75
Stardust 75,000

Purification Cost

Candy 5
Stardust 5000

Other

Female Ratio 50.0 %
Male Ratio 50.0 %
Flee Rate 9.0 %
Evolution Requirements 50 Candy +
Egg Distance to Hatch
5 km
Buddy Distance 5 km
Capture Rate30.0 %

Pokemon Type Chart

Vulnerable

160% damage
160% damage
160% damage
160% damage
256% damage

Resistant

62.5% damage
39.1% damage
39.1% damage
24.4% damage

Raid Boss Catch Rate

Bug Medal

None
Bronze
Silver
Gold

Flying Medal

None
Bronze
Silver
Gold
Normal Nice! Great! Excellent!
No Berry -
Curve
Razz Berry -
Curve
Golden Razz Berry -
Curve

Pokemon Min/Max CP Values

How to use: You need to know your Pokemon's exact level. To find exactly what level your Pokémon is, power up your Pokémon following this chart until you're certain of your level from Stardust cost changes.

A Pokémon's minimum level is 1.

Every time you power up, your Pokémon gains half a level.

StardustLevelMin CPMax CP
20013238
2001.56879
2002103119
2002.5138160
4003173201
4003.5208242
4004243283
4004.5278324
6005314365
6005.5349405
6006384446
6006.5419487
8007454528
8007.5489569
8008524610
8008.5560651
10009595691
10009.5630732
100010665773
100010.5698812
130011731850
130011.5765889
130012798928
130012.5831966
1600138641005
160013.58981044
1600149311082
160014.59641121
1900159971160
190015.510311198
19001610641237
190016.510971276
22001711301314
220017.511641353
22001811971392
220018.512301430
25001912631469
250019.512971508
25002013301546
250020.513631585
30002113961624
300021.514301662
30002214631701
300022.514961740
35002315301778
350023.515631817
35002415961856
350024.516291894
40002516631933
400025.516961972
40002617292010
400026.517622049
45002717962088
450027.518292126
45002818622165
450028.518952204
50002919292242
500029.519622281
50003019952320
500030.520122339
60003120292358
600031.520452378
60003220622397
600032.520782416
70003320952436
700033.521122455
70003421282474
700034.521452494
80003521622513
800035.521782532
80003621952552
800036.522112571
90003722282590
900037.522452610
90003822612629
900038.522782648
100003922952668
1000039.523112687
100004023282706
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