If you’re looking to get your hands on the fan-favorite Bug/Steel-Type Pokemon Scizor, here’s how to evolve Scyther in Scarlet & Violet!
Ever since Scizor made its debut in Gen 2, it’s been one of the coolest Pokemon of all time. Scyther was already a popular pick, but it needed a little boost to bring it into the big leagues.
With a red, metallic exoskeleton and a new Steel typing, Scizor was and still is a perfect Pokemon design. And fans will be happy to learn that it’s easy to get in your team in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet.
How to Evolve Scyther in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet
To evolve Scyther, trainers must get their hands on a Metal Coat and give it to the Bug-Type. Then, trade that Scyther holding the Metal Coat with a friend or another player online and it will evolve into a Scizor upon the trade’s completion.
Finally, get your friend to trade the Pokemon back and you’ve got a Scizor!
Need help trading? Here’s a full guide to how trading works in Pokemon this time around!
Can You Evolve Scyther and Get Scizor Without Trading?
No, despite Legends: Arceus introducing the Link Cable, Pokemon Scarlet & Violet once again removed the ability to evolve select Pokemon without trading.
That means you’ll need a friend with a second system and a copy of either Scarlet or Violet to trade with if you want to obtain a Scizor.
While you’re at it, don’t forget to catch and trade all version-exclusive Pokemon in Scarlet & Violet – assuming your friend bought the other version of the game.
Where to Find Scyther in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet
Scyther is a very common spawn in Paldea, particularly in the Northwest of the map. It can be found in the following areas:
- West Province (Area Two)
- Casseroya Lake
- Medali City’s Surrounding Area
- South Province (Area Four)
- North Province between Area One and Two, near the Fighting Crew Base
Can You Catch Scizor in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet?
No, there is no way to catch Scizor in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet – it must always be evolved from Scyther in order to be obtained. Unfortunately for single-player fans, Scizor will not spawn in the wild, anywhere in the Paldea region.
Can You Get Kleavor in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet?
No, Kleavor, the new evolution for Scyther first appearing in Legends: Arceus, is not available at all in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet yet. However, it will be possible to get Kleavor in Spring 2023 via a transfer from Pokemon Home when the service finally arrives.
Of course, you’ll need to have caught a Kleavor in Pokemon Legends: Arceus first, in order to bring it over to Scarlet/Violet.
Scizor Base Stats in Scarlet & Violet
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Scizor Strengths & Weaknesses
As a Bug/Steel-Type, Scizor only has one fault, a 4x weakness to Fire.
However, its rare typing makes it only take half damage from Normal, Bug, Steel, Psychic, Ice, Dragon, and Fairy-Type moves.
It also receives no damage from Poison, and only a quarter of the normal damage from Grass-Type attacks.
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