Scyther Raid Guide

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Scyther is a tier 1 raid that is an easy solo for any trainer. Previously it was a tier 3 which was a bit trickier, but it has recently been downgraded to tier 1. It can be shiny, and is considered to be a ‘perma boosted’ shiny according to Silph Road researchers, with an approximate shiny rate of 1/64.

Scyther has a raid boss CP of 7762, and can be caught with the following CP values:

  • 1472 – 1546 CP at Level 20, no weather boost
  • 1841 – 1933 CP at Level 25 with Windy or Rainy weather boost

Scyther evolves into Scizor, which has a Mega Evolution, that is a powerful Bug and Steel type, so it is well worth having a strong Scizor in your collection.

Scyther Counters

Since Shadow Pokémon are extremely expensive to power up and require specific events to remove Frustration with a Charge TM, they will NOT be listed as raid counters in this article. That being said, if you have the shadow form of a listed raid counter Pokémon powered up and TMed, use it.

The best raid counters for Scyther are:

# Pokémon Fast Move Charge Move Time to win Deaths
1. Aerodactyl (Mega) Rock Throw Rock Rock Slide Rock 7.96s 0.00
2. Rampardos Smack Down Rock Rock Slide Rock 9.11s 0.00
3. Charizard (Mega Y) Wing Attack Flying Overheat Fire 10.89s 0.00
4. Pidgeot (Mega) Gust Flying Brave Bird Flying 10.93s 0.00
5. Manectric (Mega) Charge Beam Electric Wild Charge Electric 11.75s 0.00
6. Lycanroc Rock Throw Rock Stone Edge Rock 11.81s 0.00
7. Lycanroc (Midday) Rock Throw Rock Stone Edge Rock 11.92s 0.00
8. Rhyperior Smack Down Rock Rock Wrecker Rock 11.88s 0.00
9. Lycanroc (Dusk) Rock Throw Rock Stone Edge Rock 12.04s 0.00
10. Charizard (Mega X) Ember Fire Overheat Fire 12.05s 0.00
11. Lycanroc (Midnight) Rock Throw Rock Stone Edge Rock 12.09s 0.00
12. Terrakion Smack Down Rock Rock Slide Rock 12.19s 0.00
13. Ampharos (Mega) Charge Beam Electric Power Gem Rock 12.17s 0.00
14. Tyrantrum Rock Throw Rock Stone Edge Rock 12.34s 0.00
15. Golem Rock Throw Rock Stone Edge Rock 12.41s 0.00
16. Golem (Alola) Rock Throw Rock Stone Edge Rock 12.45s 0.00
17. Houndoom (Mega) Fire Fang Fire Fire Blast Fire 13.28s 0.00
18. Archeops Wing Attack Flying Ancient Power Rock 13.50s 0.00
19. Darmanitan (Standard) Fire Fang Fire Rock Slide Rock 13.51s 0.00
20. Darmanitan Fire Fang Fire Rock Slide Rock 13.51s 0.00
21. Tyranitar Smack Down Rock Stone Edge Rock 13.85s 0.00
22. Aerodactyl Rock Throw Rock Ancient Power Rock 14.06s 0.00
23. Abomasnow (Mega) Powder Snow Ice Weather Ball Ice 14.21s 0.00
24. Chandelure Incinerate Fire Overheat Fire 14.24s 0.00
25. Arcanine (Hisuian) Fire Fang Fire Rock Slide Rock 14.41s 0.00
26. Aggron Smack Down Rock Stone Edge Rock 14.35s 0.00
27. Xurkitree Spark Electric Discharge Electric 14.45s 0.00
28. Reshiram Fire Fang Fire Overheat Fire 14.64s 0.00
29. Gigalith Smack Down Rock Rock Slide Rock 14.68s 0.00
30. Lunatone Rock Throw Rock Rock Slide Rock 14.65s 0.00
31. Solrock Rock Throw Rock Rock Slide Rock 14.66s 0.00
32. Nihilego Poison Jab Poison Rock Slide Rock 14.74s 0.00
33. Gengar (Mega) Shadow Claw Ghost Sludge Bomb Poison 14.85s 0.00
34. Landorus Rock Throw Rock Rock Slide Rock 14.90s 0.00
35. Omastar Rock Throw Rock Ancient Power Rock 15.01s 0.00

Stats and Max CP

Scyther BugFlying
Max CP at Level 40 2706 | Max CP at Level 50 3060
ATK 218 DEF 170 HP 172
Weak to Resistances
Rockx2 Electric Fire Flying Ice Bug Ground Fighting Grass

Scyther Movepool

Fast Moves Charge Moves
  • Air Slash Flying
  • Fury Cutter Bug
  • Steel Wing Steel*
  • Bug Buzz Bug*
  • X Scissor Bug
  • Aerial Ace Flying
  • Night Slash Dark

*denotes Legacy Move

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