Competitive Information for Scizor [Sun/Moon]

Competitive Pokemon Sun/Moon Movesets and Strategies for Scizor scizor
Base Stats for Scizor

Bug / Steel

Abilities:
SwarmSwarm: At 1/3 or less of its max HP, this Pokemon's attacking stat is 1.5x with Bug attacks.
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TechnicianTechnician: This Pokemon's moves of 60 power or less have 1.5x power. Includes Struggle.
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Light MetalLight Metal: This Pokemon's weight is halved.


Evolutions / Family:
Scyther
Scizor
Scizor-Mega

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

Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Scizor? These builds have been optimized for Pokemon competing in Sun/Moon 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 Sun/Moon generation metagame.


Common team mates for Scizor in Pokemon Sun/Moon:

ZapdosCharizard-Mega-YSwampertLatiosGardevoirMimikyuTyranitarVolcaronaSalamenceAmoonguss


Scizor is a phenomenal Bug and Steel-typed Pokemon. Scizor are common Pokemon to see in the SM metagame. Scizor's only type-related weakness is Fire.


Species: Scizor
Item: Choice Band / Leftovers
Ability: Technician
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 248 Hp / 252 Atk / 8 SpD
Moveset:
- Superpower
- U-turn / Bug Bite
- Bullet Punch
- Pursuit / Knock Off

Physical Tank Scizor (Popular/Trending)

Scizor is a wonderful Physical Tank. It is primarily designed to take a large amount of physical hits while dealing some decent damage. Leftovers are always a great recovery option to ensure Scizor last longer regaining it's it's vitality every turn. Choice Band will increase the damage of Scizor's physical moves by 1.5x at the cost of locking you into the first move you pick. With Technician, Scizor's moves of 60 power or less have 1.5x power. includes struggle.

Superpower is a physical 120-base power Fighting-type move (lowers your Scizor's attack and defense by 1 stage).
U-turn is a physical STAB-boosted 70-base power Bug-type move (Scizor switches out after damaging the target).
Bug Bite is a physical STAB-boosted 60-base power Bug-type move (Scizor steals and eats the target's berry).
Bullet Punch is a physical STAB-boosted priority-increased 40-base power Steel-type move (usually goes first).
Pursuit is a physical 40-base power Dark-type move (power doubles if a foe is switching out).
Knock Off is a physical 65-base power Dark-type move (1.5x damage if foe holds an item; Note: This will also remove that item).



Species: Scizor
Item: Buginium Z / Occa Berry
Ability: Technician
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Bug Bite / X-Scissor
- Iron Head / Metal Claw
- Superpower / Brick Break
- Double-Edge / Frustration

Physical Sweeper Scizor (Technician)

Scizor is an astounding Physical Sweeper. It's designed to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. With Technician, Scizor's moves of 60 power or less have 1.5x power. includes struggle.

Bug Bite is a physical STAB-boosted 60-base power Bug-type move (Scizor steals and eats the target's berry).
X-Scissor is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Bug-type move that deals a decent amount of damage.
Iron Head is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Steel-type move (30% chance to flinch the target).
Metal Claw is a physical STAB-boosted 50-base power Steel-type move (10% chance to raise your Scizor's attack by 1 stage).
Superpower is a physical 120-base power Fighting-type move (lowers your Scizor's attack and defense by 1 stage).
Brick Break is a physical 75-base power Fighting-type move (destroys screens, unless the target is immune).
Double-Edge is a physical 120-base power Normal-type move (has 33% recoil).
Frustration is a physical 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at minimum happiness).



Species: Scizor
Item: Life Orb
Ability: Light Metal
Nature: Brave (+Atk, -Spe)
EVs: 132 Hp / 252 Atk / 123 SpD
Moveset:
- Bullet Punch
- Brick Break / Reversal
- Baton Pass
- Swords Dance

Scizor Physical Tank (Running With Scizors)

Scizor is an interesting Physical Tank. It's goal is to take a great amount of physical hits while dealing some decent damage. Life Orb boosts the power of Scizor's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Light Metal, Scizor's weight is halved.

Bullet Punch is a physical STAB-boosted priority-increased 40-base power Steel-type move (usually goes first).
Brick Break is a physical 75-base power Fighting-type move (destroys screens, unless the target is immune).
Reversal is a physical 0-base power Fighting-type move (more power the less hp your Scizor has left).
Baton Pass is a status move (Scizor switches, passing stat changes and more).
Swords Dance is a status move (raises your Scizor's attack by 2 stages).



Species: Scizor
Item: Life Orb
Ability: Technician
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 SpD
Moveset:
- Knock Off
- Baton Pass
- Return
- Agility

Scizor Physical Tank (Scissored Fiend)

Scizor is a pretty decent Physical Tank. It was designed to take a hefty amount of physical hits while dealing some decent damage. Life Orb boosts the power of Scizor's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Technician, Scizor's moves of 60 power or less have 1.5x power. includes struggle.

Knock Off is a physical 65-base power Dark-type move (1.5x damage if foe holds an item; Note: This will also remove that item).
Baton Pass is a status move (Scizor switches, passing stat changes and more).
Return is a physical 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at maximum happiness).
Agility is a status move (raises your Scizor's speed by 2 stages).



Species: Scizor
Item: Life Orb
Ability: Technician
Nature: Naughty (+Atk, -SpD)
EVs: 53 Hp / 225 Atk / 230 Spe
Moveset:
- Struggle Bug / False Swipe
- Bug Bite
- Thief / Aerial Ace
- Quick Attack

Scizor Physical Sweeper (Tech Scissors)

Scizor is a notable Physical Sweeper. It is primarily designed to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Life Orb boosts the power of Scizor's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Technician, Scizor's moves of 60 power or less have 1.5x power. includes struggle.

Struggle Bug is a special STAB-boosted 50-base power Bug-type move (100% chance to lower the foes special attack by 1 stage).
False Swipe is a physical 40-base power Normal-type move (always leaves the target with at least 1 hp).
Bug Bite is a physical STAB-boosted 60-base power Bug-type move (Scizor steals and eats the target's berry).
Thief is a physical 60-base power Dark-type move (if your Scizor has no item, it steals the target's).
Aerial Ace is a physical 60-base power Flying-type move (this move does not check accuracy).
Quick Attack is a physical priority-increased 40-base power Normal-type move (usually goes first).



Species: Scizor
Item: White Herb
Ability: Technician
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 252 Atk / 252 Def / 4 SpD
Moveset:
- Acrobatics / Aerial Ace
- Bug Bite
- Bullet Punch
- Superpower

Scizor Physical Tank (Acrizor)

Scizor is a phenomenal Physical Tank. It is designed to take a great amount of physical hits while dealing some decent damage. White Herb will reset Scizor's negative stat changes once (specifically for when it uses Superpower). With Technician, Scizor's moves of 60 power or less have 1.5x power. includes struggle. Start off with Superpower to consume White Herb, then goto town with Acrobatics

Acrobatics is a physical 55-base power Flying-type move (power doubles if your Scizor has no held item).
Aerial Ace is a physical 60-base power Flying-type move (this move does not check accuracy).
Bug Bite is a physical STAB-boosted 60-base power Bug-type move (Scizor steals and eats the target's berry).
Bullet Punch is a physical STAB-boosted priority-increased 40-base power Steel-type move (usually goes first).
Superpower is a physical 120-base power Fighting-type move (lowers your Scizor's attack and defense by 1 stage).


Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Scizor? These builds have been optimized for Sun/Moon Double Battles. They have movesets and EVs specifically calibrated to generally work best versus multiple Pokemon at once as well as helping to support other team members and allys in the Sun/Moon generation metagame.


Common team mates for Scizor in Pokemon Sun/Moon:

ZapdosCharizard-Mega-YSwampertLatiosGardevoirMimikyuTyranitarVolcaronaSalamenceAmoonguss


Species: Scizor
Item: Darkinium Z / Occa Berry
Ability: Technician
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Brutal Swing / Knock Off
- Bug Bite / X-Scissor
- Iron Head / Metal Claw
- Superpower / Brick Break

Doubles Physical Sweeper Scizor (Technician)

Scizor is popular Physical Sweeper. This moveset attempts to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. With Technician, Scizor's moves of 60 power or less have 1.5x power. includes struggle.

Brutal Swing is a physical 60-base power Dark-type move (no additional effect. hits adjacent pokemon).
Knock Off is a physical 65-base power Dark-type move (1.5x damage if foe holds an item; Note: This will also remove that item).
Bug Bite is a physical STAB-boosted 60-base power Bug-type move (Scizor steals and eats the target's berry).
X-Scissor is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Bug-type move that deals a good amount of damage.
Iron Head is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Steel-type move (30% chance to flinch the target).
Metal Claw is a physical STAB-boosted 50-base power Steel-type move (10% chance to raise your Scizor's attack by 1 stage).
Superpower is a physical 120-base power Fighting-type move (lowers your Scizor's attack and defense by 1 stage).
Brick Break is a physical 75-base power Fighting-type move (destroys screens, unless the target is immune).


Movepool


Wondering what moves can Scizor 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
Air Slash
75
95%
15
30% chance to flinch the target.
Bug Buzz
90
100%
10
10% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Flash Cannon
80
100%
10
10% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Hyper Beam
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Ominous Wind
60
100%
5
10% chance to raise all stats by 1 (not acc/eva).
Razor Wind
80
100%
10
Charges, then hits foe(s) turn 2. High crit ratio.
Round
60
100%
15
Power doubles if others used Round this turn.
Silver Wind
60
100%
5
10% chance to raise all stats by 1 (not acc/eva).
Snore
50
100%
15
User must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target.
Struggle Bug
50
100%
20
100% chance to lower the foe(s) Sp. Atk by 1.
Swift
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy. Hits foes.
Vacuum Wave
40
100%
30
Usually goes first.
Venoshock
65
100%
10
Power doubles if the target is poisoned.
Acrobatics
55
100%
15
Power doubles if the user has no held item.
Aerial Ace
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy.
Bide
--
--
10
Waits 2 turns; deals double the damage taken.
Brick Break
75
100%
15
Destroys screens, unless the target is immune.
Brutal Swing
60
100%
20
No additional effect. Hits adjacent Pokemon.
Bug Bite
60
100%
20
User steals and eats the target's Berry.
Bullet Punch
40
100%
30
Usually goes first.
Counter
--
100%
20
If hit by physical attack, returns double damage.
Cut
50
95%
30
No additional effect.
Double Hit
35
90%
10
Hits 2 times in one turn.
Double-Edge
120
100%
15
Has 33% recoil.
Facade
70
100%
20
Power doubles if user is burn/poison/paralyzed.
False Swipe
40
100%
40
Always leaves the target with at least 1 HP.
Feint
30
100%
10
Nullifies Detect, Protect, and Quick/Wide Guard.
Fling
--
100%
10
Flings the user's item at the target. Power varies.
Frustration
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at minimum Happiness.
Fury Cutter
40
95%
20
Power doubles with each hit, up to 160.
Giga Impact
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Headbutt
70
100%
15
30% chance to flinch the target.
Iron Head
80
100%
15
30% chance to flinch the target.
Knock Off
65
100%
20
1.5x damage if foe holds an item. Removes item.
Metal Claw
50
95%
35
10% chance to raise the user's Attack by 1.
Natural Gift
--
100%
15
Power and type depends on the user's Berry.
Night Slash
70
100%
15
High critical hit ratio.
Pursuit
40
100%
20
Power doubles if a foe is switching out.
Quick Attack
40
100%
30
Usually goes first.
Rage
20
100%
20
Raises the user's Attack by 1 if hit during use.
Return
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at maximum Happiness.
Reversal
--
100%
15
More power the less HP the user has left.
Rock Smash
40
100%
15
50% chance to lower the target's Defense by 1.
Secret Power
70
100%
20
Effect varies with terrain. (30% paralysis chance)
Skull Bash
130
100%
10
Raises user's Defense by 1 on turn 1. Hits turn 2.
Slash
70
100%
20
High critical hit ratio.
Steel Wing
70
90%
25
10% chance to raise the user's Defense by 1.
Strength
80
100%
15
No additional effect.
Superpower
120
100%
5
Lowers the user's Attack and Defense by 1.
Take Down
90
85%
20
Has 1/4 recoil.
Thief
60
100%
25
If the user has no item, it steals the target's.
U-turn
70
100%
20
User switches out after damaging the target.
Wing Attack
60
100%
35
No additional effect.
X-Scissor
80
100%
15
No additional effect.
Agility
--
--
30
Raises the user's Speed by 2.
Attract
--
100%
15
A target of the opposite gender gets infatuated.
Baton Pass
--
--
40
User switches, passing stat changes and more.
Captivate
--
100%
20
Lowers the foe(s) Sp. Atk by 2 if opposite gender.
Confide
--
--
20
Lowers the target's Sp. Atk by 1.
Curse
--
--
10
Curses if Ghost, else -1 Spe, +1 Atk, +1 Def.
Defog
--
--
15
-1 evasion; clears user and target side's hazards.
Detect
--
--
5
Prevents moves from affecting the user this turn.
Double Team
--
--
15
Raises the user's evasiveness by 1.
Endure
--
--
10
User survives attacks this turn with at least 1 HP.
Focus Energy
--
--
30
Raises the user's critical hit ratio by 2.
Iron Defense
--
--
15
Raises the user's Defense by 2.
Laser Focus
--
--
30
Until the end of the next turn, user's moves crit.
Leer
--
100%
30
Lowers the foe(s) Defense by 1.
Light Screen
--
--
30
For 5 turns, special damage to allies is halved.
Mimic
--
--
10
The last move the target used replaces this one.
Morning Sun
--
--
5
Heals the user by a weather-dependent amount.
Protect
--
--
10
Prevents moves from affecting the user this turn.
Quick Guard
--
--
15
Protects allies from priority attacks this turn.
Rain Dance
--
--
5
For 5 turns, heavy rain powers Water moves.
Rest
--
--
10
User sleeps 2 turns and restores HP and status.
Roost
--
--
10
Heals 50% HP. Flying-type removed 'til turn ends.
Safeguard
--
--
25
For 5 turns, protects user's party from status.
Sandstorm
--
--
10
For 5 turns, a sandstorm rages.
Sleep Talk
--
--
10
User must be asleep. Uses another known move.
Substitute
--
--
10
User takes 1/4 its max HP to put in a substitute.
Sunny Day
--
--
5
For 5 turns, intense sunlight powers Fire moves.
Swagger
--
85%
15
Raises the target's Attack by 2 and confuses it.
Swords Dance
--
--
20
Raises the user's Attack by 2.
Tailwind
--
--
15
For 4 turns, allies' Speed is doubled.
Toxic
--
90%
10
Badly poisons the target. Poison types can't miss.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Scizor can perform in Sun/Moon. 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 SM Move and Ability Combos for Scizor

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