Scizor, The Pincer Pokémon. Its wings are not used for flying. They are flapped at high speed to adjust its body temperature. It swings its eye.patterned pincers up to scare its foes. This makes it look like it has three heads. It's pincers, which contain steel, can crush any hard object it gets a hold of into bits. It has a body with the hardness of steel. It is not easily fazed by ordinary sorts of attacks.

Battle Moveset

A Good Moveset for Scizor would have to be this:


Silver Wind
Baton Pass
Substitute OR Agility
Swords Dance

Items Attached:


Preferred Nature:


Strategy Using Scizor

Scizor is in the same situation as Forretress, type wise, giving it one weakness (fire types). Even though it loses speed when it evolves from Scyther, it makes up for this with the type combination and boosts in attack and defense.
As its mentioned in the counters for Scizor, Scizor can make an effective Endure/Reversal pokemon (For this, I suggest Scizor@Salac berry, Jolly nature, 252 speed EV's). As for this set, Baton passing is something that Scizor should be able to do very well. To make Scizor much more of a physical wall, put 252 EV's into defense instead of Special defense, though either work since Scizor only has one Super effective weakness. Silver wind is very useful for the 10% chance of boosting all stats, it will also gain STAB and coming from that already high attack, its useful if you've got no pokemon to baton pass to (i.e. if Scizor is your last pokemon). Silver wind becomes even more powerful with the help of Swarm.
Substitute allows you to stall for time while you're boosting stats. Though Agility is an equally viable move, since its no good if you baton pass attack to a potential sweeper if its knocked out before it can sweep.

EV Corner:

Max out the EVs in HP and Special Defense for Scizor with any remaining in Defense

Strategy Against Scizor

Scizor is one of the better Baton Passers in the game, capable of doubling as a physical wall at the same time.
- There is only one hole in the armour of this oversized Mantis impersonator, Fire attacks. With a glaring 4x Fire Weakness even pathetic Nosepass armed with Fire Punch (I keep mentioning him because he has been pretty handy so far ^_^) will take huge chunks off of Scizor's HP. Fire attacks teamed with some form of trapping (preferably Magnet Pull, which is only available only to the Magneton family and Nosepass) will spend an end to Scizor, however, be sure to have a 'Always strikes first' attack on your team because occasionally, you'll find Scizor uses Endure with Reversal, and that teamed with Agility can cause many problems.
- If you are unable to hit it with a Fire Attack, always be sure to hit the lower Special Defence with Electric and Water attacks, since Scizor's physical defence is by no means weak.
- Be sure to figure out which role Scizor is playing. It makes a decent user of Reversal, since it is immune to both Sandstorm (kills the "Switch in Tyranitar" tactic) and Toxic as well as being a good Baton passer with access to three very good stat raising moves (Iron Defense, Agility, Sword Dance [No! Double Team is not good!]) and Silver Wind. If you can't 1KO it but you know it's a Baton Passer, use combinations of Hazing and Attacking to wear it down and if you know it's using Reversal, send out a ghost type/Pokémon with Quick Attack (and the like) to finish it off.

Contest Moveset

A good Contest Moveset for Scizor would have to be this for the Tough Contest best with Impish, Lax, Relaxed or Bold Nature:


Sunny Day
Fire Blast
Hyper Beam

Items Attached:

Yellow Scarf

Strategy Using Scizor

If you do the attacks in this following order you should have very few problems; 1st - swords dance, 2nd - Rock smash, 3rd - Swords dance, 4th - Rock smash, 5th - Aerial ace

Locations in Games


Trade from FR/LG


Trade from FR/LG

Fire Red/Leaf Green

Evolve Scyther

Animé Appearences

Scizor has had a few Animé Appearences. First it was owned by an arrogant trainer who thought he could always win using his computer. After that, Gary used one in his match against Ash. Also The Iron Masked Marauder had one to try and catch Celebi! The Rest are Cameos

Episode 142: Wired For Battle!
Movie 4: Celebi - Voice Of The Forest!
Episode 272: Can't Beat The Heat!
Episode 378: Seaman! Enter Elite 4 Drake!

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