Scizor is a dual type Bug and Steel Pokemon introduced in Generation II. It evolves from Scyther when traded holding a Metal Coat. It can Mega Evolve into Mega Scizor using the Scizorite. Take a look below for 28 interesting and fascinating facts about Scizor.
1. Scizor is a bipedal, insectoid Pokemon with a red, metallic exoskeleton.
2. It has gray, retractable forewings and hind wings with simple, curved venation.
3. Its head is kite-shaped with three blunt horns extending above its forehead, and dark yellow eyes.
4. Scizor’s neck and part of its thorax give the appearance of being exposed: they show black skin, and are surrounded by its raised exoskeleton.
5. Scizor has a large abdomen with three black, pointed stripes below the waist; the female has a larger abdomen than the male.
6. Scizor has broad shoulders and thin, segmented arms ending in large, round pincers.
7. Scizor’s legs are defined by large hip joints, thin thighs, and wide calves, its feet ending in one clawed toe in front and another in the back.
8. Mega Scizor’s pincers lengthen and develop serrations. The lower half of the claws turns white and gains three pointed spikes on the underside. The barbs on Mega Scizor’s claws can stab through concrete, and opponents caught in them are unable to escape.
9. Its eyespots are now blue with a thin black rim. Though they lack the black rim, its eyes are blue as well. Additional pieces of black armoring appear on various area of its body: a three-pointed crest on its forehead and striated coverings on its shoulders and thighs.
10. Mega Scizor’s legs are less detailed and resemble large, tapered spikes with white tips. While Mega Scizor is formidable, it cannot maintain this form for extended periods of time; after too long, its body starts to melt and it loses the strength to wield its heavy pincers.
11. Scizor shares its category with Kingler. They are both known as the Pincer Pokémon (though Scizor was known as the Scissors Pokémon in Generation II and has been called the Scissor Pokémon in the anime).
12. Despite having different base stats, Scizor and its pre-evolved form both have a base stat total of 500. In turn, Scizor is the only Pokémon to not have its base stat total changed upon evolving.
13. Mega Scizor is tied with Mega Pinsir, Mega Heracross, and Genesect for the highest base stat total of all Bug-type Pokémon.
14. Scizor and Scyther, along with Pinsir, are the only Pokémon legitimately available in all 27 in-game Poké Ball variants.
15. Scizor can be seen as a parallel to Steelix. They both have pre-evolved forms from Generation I, and both evolve via trading with a Metal Coat in which both lose a typing to gain the Steel type.
16. Scizor shares characteristics with flying red ants and mantises. It also shares characteristics with wasp-mimicking mantidflies.
17. Scizor is a corruption of scissor or a combination of scissors and razor.
18. Two Scizor appeared in Wired For Battle, both under the ownership of different Trainers. The one belonging to Muramasa was nicknamed Masamune, while the Scizor owned by Shingo was called Blade. Scizor’s appearance in this episode also marked the species’ debut.
19. A Scizor appeared in Celebi: The Voice of the Forest, under the ownership of the Iron-Masked Marauder. It was used along with Sneasel to retrieve Celebi.
21. A Scizor appeared in A Judgment Brawl, under the ownership of Katie. She used it during her battle against Ash in the Ever Grande Conference, where it battled Swellow and lost.
22. A Scizor appeared in Curbing the Crimson Tide, under the ownership of Luna. It used to disguise itself as “Red Lightning” and battle other people’s Pokémon, defeating then and scribbling on their faces. Its reign of terror ended when Ash’s Pikachu blasted its costume off and Ash’s Sceptile defeated it in battle.
23. A Scizor appeared in Gymbaliar!, under the ownership of Minnie. It was used in a battle against Brock’s Croagunk (which was under the ownership of Jessie at the time) and lost.
24. A Scizor appeared in Mastering Current Events!, under the ownership of McCann. It was used in a battle against Ash and Gliscor, and it was able to beat Gliscor using the wind. It had a rematch against Gliscor and nearly lost, but it was again able to win the match.
25. Two Scizor appeared in Zoroark: Master of Illusions, under the ownership of Goone. They were his main offensive Pokémon.
26. A Scizor that can Mega Evolve appeared in Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction, under the ownership of Wikstrom. It was briefly seen battling Diantha’s Gardevoir while it was also Mega Evolved.
27. A Trainer’s Scizor appeared in A Full-Strength Battle Surprise!. It had a battle against Ash and Greninja, but was eventually defeated.
28. A Scizor debuted in Battle Royal 151!, under the ownership of Guzma. It was used during the Battle Royal preliminary round of the Manalo Conference. It made several reappearances throughout the Alola League arc.