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Table of Contents

How Shiny is Acquired
Evolution

Pokemon Ratings

PvE Attacker Rating
3.5 / 5
PvP Attacker Rating
-
Defense Tier
-

Pokemon Stats

118.00 kg Weight
1.80 m Height
Pokemon Max CP
3001
ATK 236
DEF 181
STA 172

Pokemon Family

PVE Movesets Grades

Show Suboptimal/Unranked Movesets

PVE Offensive Moves Explanation

  • Fury Cutter and X-Scissor offer the highest DPS when facing Psychic, Dark, and Grass-types
  • Bullet Punch and Iron Head are the preferred set for dealing with Rock, Ice, and Fairy-types
  • Night Slash is underwhelming; a three charge move with a longer cooldown and does not benefit from STAB, only offering additional Ghost coverage

PVE Defensive Moves Explanation

  • Bullet Punch is on par with Fury Cutter, both having similar coverage or lack thereof.
  • X-Scissor is clearly superior to Night Slash; both are three charge moves with similar DPS, but the latter's cooldown is significantly longer, making it easier to take advantage of dodge windows.
  • Iron Head is often better than Night Slash, offering higher DPS at a shorter cooldown despite being a two-bar charge move, although the latter offers wider type coverage.

PVE Overview

Scizor has excellent ATK and DEF stats but is held back from true greatness by lackluster offensive typing, which relegates this Pokemon to a Psychic or Fairy-killer niche and part-time Tyranitar attacker.

Defensively, high DEF stats and Steel-typing offer many resistances, but Fire is an strong counter, exploiting his glaring double weakness as well as resisting both STABs. 

Though his uses are fairly specific, Scizor fulfills them with ruthless efficiency. Bug STAB absolutely shreds the doubly weak Exeggutor/Celebi, and only Pinsir competes with this role.

As a Steel specialist, he is outclassed by Metagross when released, but still usable.

PVP Movesets Grades

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PvP Moveset Explanation

Fury Cutter + X-Scissor and Iron Head 

Fury Cutter (2 DPT, 4 EPT) is generally preferred over Bullet Punch (3 DPT, 3.5 EPT) for its higher energy generation and more appropriate coverage, even if it deals less damage. 

X-Scissor (1.29 DPE) is almost always preferred due to its low 35 energy cost, and also pairs well with Fury Cutter to apply constant shield pressure. Iron Head (1.40 DPE) takes advantage of STAB and is also the hardest-hitting charge move available to Scizor. Night Slash (1.25 DPE) generally performs worse than the other options, lacks STAB, and doesn't really provide meaningful coverage. 

PvP Rating Explanation

Great League: 2.5 / 5

Scizor is the offensive version of Forretress, trading away durability for more offensive options, which include much faster, low energy-demanding moves. This enables Scizor to apply more shield pressure with very frequent charge move usage, though the lack of bulk results in more losses in neutral fights such as against Blastoise. To add more salt to the wound, the tankiness difference between Scizor and Forretress becomes more apparent when Scizor begins to lose certain matchups that Forretress would win, like versus Umbreon and Deoxys Defense Forme. Overall a really cool looking Pokemon that still bugs Grass-types, but maybe leave it to its niche PvE roles. As a side note, due to Scizor's low bulk, it really REALLY hates its only weakness to Fire. For example, Charizard actually melts Scizor before it even gets an opportunity to use Blast Burn. 

Ultra League: 3 / 5 

With a higher CP cap in Ultra League Scizor gets to utilize its offensive potential more. In addition to its job as a Grass and Psychic deterrent, wins against Dialga are also appreciated. Just like in Great League however, a lack of sufficient durability and relatively low power moves prevent Scizor from obtaining a higher rank. Interestingly enough, even with Night Slash, Scizor still loses most of the time against either form of Giratina depending on movesets and shields.  

Master League: 2.5 / 5

Scizor's max CP of 3001 is somewhat inadequate when considering its competition in Master League. It still wrecks Grass-type Pokemon, though it begins to lose to Psychic-type legendaries such as Lugia. If you really want to bug your opponents in Master League, maybe wait for Volcarona in Gen 5. 

Fast Moves

9
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Steel

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS EPU DPS DPS w/STAB True DPS
0.90
0.60
11.11
10.00
12.50
3
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Bug

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS EPU DPS DPS w/STAB True DPS
0.40
0.30
15.00
7.50
9.38

Charge Moves

45
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Bug

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS
1.60
0.20
0.00
1.36
28.13
35.16
38.35
60
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Steel

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS
1.90
0.40
0.00
1.20
31.58
39.47
37.89
50
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Dark

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS
2.20
0.70
0.00
1.52
22.73
28.41
34.44

Secondary Charge Move Unlock Cost

Candy 75
Stardust 75,000

Other

Female Ratio 50.0 %
Male Ratio 50.0 %
Flee Rate 5.0 %
Buddy Distance 5 km
Capture Rate5.0 %

Pokemon Type Chart

Vulnerable

256% damage

Resistant

62.5% damage
62.5% damage
62.5% damage
39.1% damage
62.5% damage
62.5% damage
39.1% damage
62.5% damage
62.5% damage

Pokemon Min/Max CP Values

How to use: You need to know your Pokemon's exact level. To find exactly what level your Pokémon is, power up your Pokémon following this chart until you're certain of your level from Stardust cost changes.

A Pokémon's minimum level is 1.

Every time you power up, your Pokémon gains half a level.

StardustLevelMin CPMax CP
20013642
2001.57687
2002115133
2002.5154178
4003193223
4003.5233268
4004272314
4004.5311359
6005350404
6005.5390450
6006429495
6006.5468540
8007507586
8007.5547631
8008586676
8008.5625721
10009664767
10009.5704812
100010743857
100010.5780900
130011817943
130011.5854986
1300128911029
130012.59291072
1600139661114
160013.510031157
16001410401200
160014.510771243
19001511141286
190015.511511329
19001611881372
190016.512261414
22001712631457
220017.513001500
22001813371543
220018.513741586
25001914111629
250019.514481672
25002014861714
250020.515231757
30002115601800
300021.515971843
30002216341886
300022.516711929
35002317091972
350023.517462015
35002417832058
350024.518202100
40002518572143
400025.518942186
40002619322229
400026.519692272
45002720062315
450027.520432358
45002820802401
450028.521172444
50002921552486
500029.521922529
50003022292572
500030.522472594
60003122662615
600031.522852636
60003223032658
600032.523222679
70003323402701
700033.523592722
70003423772744
700034.523962765
80003524152786
800035.524332808
80003624522829
800036.524702851
90003724892872
900037.525072894
90003825262915
900038.525452936
100003925632958
1000039.525822979
100004026003001
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