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!

Here’s how to get the Metal Coat item in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet!

How to Get Scizor in Pokemon-Scarlet and Violet

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

Here’s how to reset wild Pokemon spawns fast to find your Scyther easily!

Where to Find Scyther in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet

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

Special Attack55
Special Defense80

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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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