Competitive Information for Scyther [Red/Blue]

Competitive Pokemon Red/Blue Movesets and Strategies for Scyther scyther
Base Stats for Scyther

Bug / Flying


Evolutions / Family:
Scyther

Weakness Chart for Bug/Flying-type:
Bug
Dragon
Electric
Fighting
Fire
Flying
Ghost
Grass
0.5x
  
2x
0.25x
2x
2x
  
0.25x
Ground
Ice
Normal
Poison
Psychic
Rock
Water
0x
2x
  
2x
  
4x
  
  
¼x
½x
2x
4x


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Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Scyther? These builds have been optimized for Pokemon competing in Red/Blue Single Battles. The movesets and EVs have been specifically calibrated to deal the most amount of damage to the largest group of potentially common opponents and typing threats for the Red/Blue generation metagame.


Common team mates for Scyther in Pokemon Red/Blue:

AlakazamChanseyExeggutorSnorlaxTaurosGyaradosMachampNidoqueenPorygonClefable


Scyther is a fabulous Bug and Flying-typed Pokemon. Scyther are common Pokemon to see in the RB metagame. There were no known abilities or equippable items back in the Red/Blue Pokemon games. Scyther is weak to Electric, Fire, Flying, Ice, Poison, and Rock-typed attacks.


Species: Scyther
Moveset:
- Hyper Beam / Double-Edge
- Wing Attack
- Swords Dance
- Toxic

Physical Sweeper Scyther (Retro)

Scyther is an astounding Physical Sweeper. It is primarily designed to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Out of the original 151, Scyther was quite something to try to play with in the first generation meta. Remember before Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type.

Hyper Beam is a physical 150-base power Normal-type move (can't move next turn if target or sub is not koed).
Double-Edge is a physical 100-base power Normal-type move (has 1/4 recoil).
Wing Attack is a physical STAB-boosted 35-base power Flying-type move that deals damage.
Swords Dance is a status move (raises your Scyther's attack by 2 stages).
Toxic is a status move (badly poisons the target).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Scyther learn? Here is the list of moves this Pokemon can learn in this selected generation.
Sort and organize the learnset by move type, category, accuracy, and power. Bolded moves will gain the same-type attack bonus (STAB) if this Pokemon uses them.


Cat
Type
Movename
Damage
Accuracy
PP
Effect
Bide
--
--
10
Waits 2-3 turns; deals double the damage taken.
Cut
50
95%
30
No additional effect.
Double-Edge
100
100%
15
Has 1/4 recoil.
Hyper Beam
150
90%
5
Can't move next turn if target or sub is not KOed.
Quick Attack
40
100%
30
Usually goes first.
Rage
20
100%
20
Lasts forever. Raises user's Attack by 1 when hit.
Skull Bash
100
100%
15
Charges turn 1. Hits turn 2.
Slash
70
100%
20
High critical hit ratio.
Swift
60
--
20
Never misses, even against Dig and Fly.
Take Down
90
85%
20
Has 1/4 recoil.
Wing Attack
35
100%
35
No additional effect.
Agility
--
--
30
Raises the user's Speed by 2.
Double Team
--
--
15
Raises the user's evasiveness by 1.
Focus Energy
--
--
30
Quarters the user's chance for a critical hit.
Leer
--
100%
30
Lowers the target's Defense by 1.
Mimic
--
--
10
Random move known by the target replaces this.
Rest
--
--
10
User sleeps 2 turns and restores HP and status.
Substitute
--
--
10
User takes 1/4 its max HP to put in a Substitute.
Swords Dance
--
--
30
Raises the user's Attack by 2.
Toxic
--
85%
10
Badly poisons the target.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Scyther can perform in Red/Blue. Not every combo going to be game-changing, but some can be pretty fun to play with. Sometimes these can be easily overlooked or forgotten, hence why we find and list them here. Discover what items, abilities, and moves this Pokemon can use in combination with each other to gain a strategic advantage in competitive battles.


Competitive RB Move and Ability Combos for Scyther

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