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Scyther Solo Raid Guide

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Tier 3 Raid Boss Guides
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Difficulty:

Doable at trainer level 20 with proper counters

HP3,600 ATK159.14 DEF124.10
CP Range
Lvl 20 1472 - 1546 Lvl 25 1841 - 1933

Notable Weather

Boosts Boss's Moves Boosts Counters' Moves
Fog, Rain, Windy Sunny / Clear, Rain, Partly Cloudy

Fast Move Difficulty

Move Difficulty
Fury Cutter Easy
Air Slash Challenging

Charge Move Difficulty

Move Difficulty
Night Slash Intermediate
X-Scissor Intermediate
Aerial Ace Intermediate

Overview

Scyther’s stats are on the lower end for a tier 3 boss. Due to this and a double weakness to Rock, Scyther is another tier 3 boss that can be soloed by a fairly low-leveled player, being slightly less pathetic than Porygon.

Most of Scyther’s moves are resisted by its top counters, and Fury Cutter in particular barely tickles attackers. Its charge moves, although weak, are fast and frequent and can grind away at a lower-leveled team.

Approach

Team composition

  • Many common Pokemon can win this raid, front-load with your highest DPS options and anchor with your lowest.

Dodging strategy

  • At low levels (≤25), advise dodging a few charge moves to not wipe out

Counters

Note: "Good" movesets are not necessarily viable at the level indicated.

Best Raid Boss Counters

Counters viable at level 20
Rampardos Rampardos
Fast MoveCharge MoveRating

Pros:

  • By far the fastest counter, deals huge damage in a short period of time.
  • Resists Flying Type movesets

Cons:

  • Frail, appreciates dodging to increase longevity
Terrakion Terrakion
Fast MoveCharge MoveRating

Pros:

  • Outstanding mix of DPS and TDO, generous win times at Lv.20
  • Resists Bug Type movesets

Cons:

  • Weak to Steel Wing
  • Low candy accessibility due to legendary Pokemon status
Tyranitar Tyranitar
Fast MoveCharge MoveRating

Pros:

  • One of the best Scyther counters; very low win time at L20

  • Bulky and resists Air Slash, Aerial Ace, and Night Slash

  • Common tier 4 raid boss; also featured on Community Day

Cons:

  • Needs exclusive Community Day move to truly stand out

  • Weak to Bug Type movesets

Rhyperior Rhyperior
Fast MoveCharge MoveRating

Pros:

  • Outstanding mix of DPS and TDO, a great overall choice
  • Common species that's been around since day 1
  • Resists Flying Type movesets
aGo Alolan Golem
Fast MoveCharge MoveRating

Pros:

  • Has excellent DPS vs. Scyther; generous win time at L20

  • Double-resists Flying Type movesets

Fast MoveCharge MoveRating

Pros:

  • Has excellent DPS vs. Scyther; generous win time at L20

  • Many players have one; was common in old metagames

  • Resists Flying Type movesets

Fast MoveCharge MoveRating

Pros:

  • Has excellent DPS vs. Scyther; generous win time at L20

  • Resists Flying Type movesets

Cons:

  • Must have legacy Rock Throw to do well at this matchup

Fast MoveCharge MoveRating

Pros:

  • Obtained as a former tier 5 raid boss and research reward

  • Double-resists Bug Type sets

Cons:

  • Low candy accessibility due to legendary Pokemon status

Rayquaza Rayquaza
Fast MoveCharge MoveRating

Pros:

  • Many players have one, as it is a historical tier 5 raid boss

  • Resists Bug Type movesets

Cons:

  • Viable movesets at low levels are poor for other purposes

  • Low candy accessibility due to legendary Pokemon status

Aerodactyl Aerodactyl
Fast MoveCharge MoveRating

Pros:

  • Semi-common species that has been featured in events, research, and raids multiple times
  • Resists Flying and Bug Type movesets
Regirock Regirock
Fast MoveCharge MoveRating

Pros:

  • One of the bulkiest Scyther counters no dodging required at L20

  • Many players have one, as it is a historical tier 5 raid boss

  • Resists Flying Type movesets

Cons:

  • Low candy accessibility due to legendary Pokemon status

Fast MoveCharge MoveRating

Pros:

  • Many players have one, as it was a former tier 5 raid boss

  • Resists Flying Type movesets

Cons:

  • Low candy accessibility due to legendary Pokemon status

Counters viable at level 25
Fast MoveCharge MoveRating

Pros:

  • Many players have one, as it was a former tier 5 raid boss

  • Resists Bug Type movesets

Cons:

  • Low candy accessibility due to legendary Pokemon status

Lunatone Lunatone
Fast MoveCharge MoveRating

Pros:

  • Actually have a viable win time at L20 vs. Aerial Ace sets
  • Resists Flying Type movesets
  • Has been featured as a raid boss several times, increasing availability

Cons:

  • Fairly difficult to find in the wild in their respective regions

  • Weak to Bug Type movesets

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Literally identical to Lunatone in this matchup

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Pros:

  • Obtained as a former tier 5 raid boss and research reward

  • Resists both Flying and Bug Type movesets

Cons:

  • Low candy accessibility due to legendary Pokemon status

Fast MoveCharge MoveRating

Pros:

  • Many players have one; it has been available since day 1

  • Highly accessible; common especially when partly cloudy

Cons:

  • Frailer than Moltres or Entei; dodging useful at low levels

Charizard Charizard
Fast MoveCharge MoveRating

Pros:

  • Many players have one, as it featured on Community Day

  • Double-resists Bug Type movesets

Cons:

  • Without Blast Burn, inferior to Moltres, Entei, and Flareon

Blaziken Blaziken
Fast MoveCharge MoveRating

Pros:

  • Particularly effective vs. Night Slash and X-Scissor sets

Cons:

  • Avoid using vs. Aerial Ace sets due to Flying weakness

  • Poorly accessible in some locations due to rarity in wild

Chandelure Chandelure
Fast MoveCharge MoveRating

Pros: 

  • Double-resists Bug Type movesets

Cons:

  • Currently a fairly rare species
  • Weak to Night Slash
  • Somewhat frail, benefits from dodging
Fast MoveCharge MoveRating

Pros:

  • The single bulkiest Scyther that's currently available with acceptable DPS to back it up
  • Double-resists Flying Type movesets, resists Bug Type movesets

Cons:

  • Generally not much use due to low average performance, investment is not recommended 

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