Scyther Solo Raid guide and counters
Scyther

Scyther solo raid can be completed around level 20-25, making it one of the easiest Tier 3 solo raids to complete.

Scyther is a Bug and Flying type with a Raid Boss CP of 19014. Generally easy raid boss to defeat, can be beat around Level 20-25.

Requires a team of semi-high level (20+) Rock, Fire, Electric, Flying, and Ice type Pokémon including, Rampardos, Golem of Kantonian and Alolan variety, Smack Down Tyranitar, Rhyperior, legacy Omastar, and Heatran

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Difficulty: Easy

Written by Kristy, edited by Pro.

Solo Scyther Counters

Scyther is weak to Fire, Electric, Flying, and Ice type moves, and doubly weak to Rock type moves, so utilizing those are of top priority. Below is a list if the best counters to solo raid a Scyther with.

# Pokemon Fast Move Charge Move Time to win Deaths
1. Aerodactyl (Mega) Rock Throw Rock Rock Slide Rock 55.00s 0.63
2. Charizard (Mega Y) Wing Attack Flying Blast Burn Fire 72.48s 0.75
3. Rampardos Smack Down Rock Rock Slide Rock 73.08s 1.38
4. Rhyperior Smack Down Rock Rock Wrecker Rock 82.05s 0.75
5. Terrakion Smack Down Rock Rock Slide Rock 82.55s 1.00
6. Manectric (Mega) Thunder Fang Electric Wild Charge Electric 81.87s 1.38
7. Charizard (Mega X) Fire Spin Fire Blast Burn Fire 83.78s 1.25
8. Tyranitar Smack Down Rock Stone Edge Rock 87.13s 1.00
9. Ampharos (Mega) Volt Switch Electric Power Gem Rock 87.06s 1.00
10. Pidgeot (Mega) Wing Attack Flying Brave Bird Flying 86.07s 1.50
11. Houndoom (Mega) Fire Fang Fire Flamethrower Fire 87.45s 1.38
12. Aerodactyl Rock Throw Rock Rock Slide Rock 93.20s 1.25
13. Gigalith Smack Down Rock Rock Slide Rock 93.92s 1.25
14. Landorus Rock Throw Rock Rock Slide Rock 95.30s 1.50
15. Landorus (Incarnate) Rock Throw Rock Rock Slide Rock 95.47s 1.63
16. Archeops Wing Attack Flying Ancient Power Rock 95.38s 1.75
17. Omastar Rock Throw Rock Rock Slide Rock 99.70s 1.38
18. Golem (Alola) Rock Throw Rock Stone Edge Rock 100.33s 1.25
19. Golem Rock Throw Rock Stone Edge Rock 100.46s 1.38
20. Darmanitan (Standard) Fire Fang Fire Rock Slide Rock 103.44s 2.13
21. Darmanitan Fire Fang Fire Rock Slide Rock 102.68s 2.25
22. Reshiram Fire Fang Fire Stone Edge Rock 106.40s 1.63
23. Aggron Smack Down Rock Stone Edge Rock 109.70s 1.00
24. Gengar (Mega) Shadow Claw Ghost Shadow Ball Ghost 107.42s 2.13
25. Abomasnow (Mega) Powder Snow Ice Weather Ball Ice 107.16s 2.57
26. Lunatone Rock Throw Rock Rock Slide Rock 113.73s 1.80
27. Solrock Rock Throw Rock Rock Slide Rock 113.86s 1.80
28. Regirock Rock Throw Rock Stone Edge Rock 117.19s 0.75
29. Crustle Smack Down Rock Rock Slide Rock 111.79s 2.14
30. Rayquaza Air Slash Flying Ancient Power Rock 113.65s 1.75
31. Heatran Fire Spin Fire Stone Edge Rock 119.14s 0.67
32. Chandelure Incinerate Fire Overheat Fire 117.00s 1.00
33. Boldore Smack Down Rock Rock Slide Rock 117.67s 1.50
34. Thundurus (Therian) Volt Switch Electric Thunderbolt Electric 116.57s 1.71
35. Zekrom Charge Beam Electric Wild Charge Electric 117.29s 1.50

Scyther Raid Boss Moves

Scyther has access to all the following moves:

  • Fury Cutter (fast, Bug type)
  • Air Slash (fast, Flying type)
  • Night Slash (charged, 3 bars, Dark type)
  • X-Scissor (charged, 3 bars, Bug type)
  • Aerial Ace (charged, 3 bars, Flying type)

Air Slash and Aerial Ace is the easiest move set to go up against. 

You would think that its dual STAB Flying moveset would be the most difficult, but in fact the moves provide your quickest time to win, through a combination of building your energy bar quickly, and your Rock types resisting it.

Weather and Scyther solo raids

It would be the easiest to attempt this raid under Sunny or Partly Cloudy weather. Sunny weather would boost the power of Fire type moves, and therefore powerful counters like Moltres, and Partly Cloudy weather would boost the power of Rock type moves, which not only are double Super Effective, but boost the likes of insane counters like Tyranitar and Rhyperior.

Rainy, Windy, and Snow boost Electric, Flying, and Ice attackers, while Windy, Fog, and Rainy boost Scyther’s moves.

Below is a table illustrating this:

Weather Pros Cons
Cloudy  –
Windy Boosts Flying type moves. Allows a Level 25 Encounter from Weather Boost. Boosts Scyther’s Air Slash and Aerial Ace
Snowy Boosts Ice type moves
Sunny Boosts Fire type moves
Rainy Boosts Electric type moves. Allows a Level 25 Encounter from Weather Boost. Boosts Scyther’s Fury Cutter and X-Scissor
Foggy Boosts Scyther’s Night Slash
Partly Cloudy Boosts Rock type moves
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