Scyther is a dual type Bug and Flying Pokemon introduced in Generation I. It evolves into Scizor when traded holding a Metal Coat. Take a look below for 27 amazing and fascinating facts about Scyther.
1. Scyther is a bipedal, insectoid Pokemon.
2. It is primarily green with thin, cream-colored sections between its head, thorax, and abdomen.
3. The abdomen of a female will be slightly larger than that of a male.
4. It has narrow eyes and three points on the back of its somewhat reptilian head.
5. Its forearms consist of large, white scythes, which it uses for hunting as well as fighting.
6. On its thighs are spikes of fur, and it has three clawed toes on its large feet.
7. Two pairs of cream-colored wings extend from its back.
8. While these wings do allow Scyther to fly, it rarely does so.
9. Scyther is an adept hunter that tears at its prey with its scythes.
10. Its green coloration gives in excellent camouflage in the grass, and its quick movement is too fast to follow and increases the effectiveness of its scythes.
11. By cutting through hard objects, it keeps its arms sharp.
12. The anime has shown that wild Scyther form swarms.
13. A new leader is elected when the current leader is defeated in a fight against a challenger; the former leader then leaves the swarm and goes into exile as a result.
14. It has also been shown that Scyther becomes aggressive when faced with the color red.
15. Although it is rare, Scyther can be found in grasslands.
16. In the Pokémon Red and Blue beta, Scyther’s prototype name was “Stryke”. This is a corruption of the word “strike”, which is also its romanized Japanese name.
17. Despite having different base stats, Scyther and its evolved form, Scizor, both have a base stat total of 500. This makes Scyther the only pre-evolutionary form that has the same base stat total as its evolution.
18. Scyther can be seen as a parallel to Pinsir. Both of them are Bug-type Generation I Pokémon, with base stat totals of 500 and originally no evolution family. Scyther is exclusive to Pokémon Red, FireRed, Diamond, and Let’s Go, Pikachu!, while Pinsir is exclusive to Pokémon Blue, LeafGreen, Pearl, and Let’s Go, Eevee!.
19. Scyther and Scizor, along with Pinsir, are the only Pokémon legitimately available in all 27 in-game Poké Ball variants.
20. Scyther has the highest base stat total out of all unevolved Pokémon.
21. Scyther draws a lot of inspiration from a praying mantis, likely the Japanese giant mantis.
22. The aridi in the mantis’ scientific name may explain Scyther’s reptilian features, since it translates to “green dragon”. It may also draw inspiration from mantidflies.
23. Scyther is a combination of scythe and the suffix -er, in reference to its sharp blades.
24. Tracey caught an elderly Scyther in Tracey Gets Bugged after it resolved its conflict with a horde of Scyther it once led. Even in its old age, it is very aggressive, but for the same reasons, Tracey tries not to use it.
25. Bugsy used a Scyther during his Gym battle against Ash in Gettin’ The Bugs Out. This Scyther was trained to block Fire-type attacks by using Swords Dance as a fan. Ash discovered that this defensive strategy doesn’t work if a Fire-type move is used from above, which allowed his Cyndaquil to win in his Gym match.
26. Scyther debuted in Showdown at Dark City, under the ownership of Yas. It was one of the Pokémon used during the feuds between the Kas and Yas Gyms of Dark City. It is the Yas Gym’s primary Pokémon.
27. A Scyther appeared in Mewtwo Strikes Back, under the ownership of Corey. It was one of the Pokémon that was captured and cloned by Mewtwo. When Team Rocket saw this Pokémon being cloned, it was mistaken for an Alakazam. The Scyther clone reappeared in Mewtwo Returns.