Originally Posted by Fat Manveru123
Scizor's a bit overrated in my opinion. He's having trouble getting clean sweeps as even a +6 Bullet Punch is not enough to okho some pokemon who resist it (and there's a lot of fire, water etc stuff in subway), which often ends up in him being revenge killed. And if I can't get a kill with priority, I often get outsped. If I'm forced to switch, then my whole strategy goes kaput (since I'm using a crippler lead who usually cripples as much as possible and then dies, which means that my other two pokemon need to get a sweep after setting up). I don't know, maybe I'm using him wrong or something.
Well I do agree that Scizor is not the best sweeper out there. Bullet Punch is powerful for a priority move and it has the potential to sweep whole teams but it has poor coverage and it will have some trouble getting past faster things that resist it (especially fire types, and even the slower fire-types are problems since they resist bug too - Superpower can help a bit here though).
But sweeping is not the only thing that Scizor is meant to do in the subway. The fact is that Scizor can take on a lot of stuff by itself and win thanks to its typing and bulk. It can set up on its on just fine even without support because there are many opponents that can't touch it at all, which is handy if the other members on your team get screwed by one of the many things that Scizor beats. Of course, one shouldn't forget that Scizor is the best general check to Ice/Hail teams and Trick Room teams thanks to Bullet Punch (these are 2 of the most dangerous teams you'll ever face).
So basically, how useful Scizor is depends on what you need it to do for your team. For example, Scizor is useful for my current team because it deals with stuff that Sawk hates. Sawk can deal with ice comfortably but Froslass is a problem if I'm locked into Close Combat. Scizor deals with Froslass easily thanks to Bullet Punch. Sawk also hates Psychics and Ghosts and Scizor can deal with those simply because it walls most of them. Scizor also deals with Trick Room which Choice Scarf Sawk hates obviously. It even does ok against the flying dragons since Sawk doesn't do well against them (it has Rock Slide but the accuracy sucks and if I'm locked into something else it doesn't help anyway). Finally, Bullet Punch allows it to finish off weakened things if Sawk dies, making it a wonderful revenge killer.
Jumpman used Scizor in a similar way: to fill gaps and deal with things that trouble its team members (in his case, the so-called "speed crew"). I do think that him saying that it is the single best pokemon in the Subway is a bit of an exaggeration but Scizor is one of the most reliable pokemon ever and it isn't hard to see why Scizor has been included on many of the teams posted on the leaderboard (in singles AND doubles).
Now I don't want to say that you're using it "wrong", but I feel that using it as a sweeper on a crippler-to-sweeper team is a waste of its true talents. If you're set on using Scizor, you'll probably want Roost on it at least (you may already have it). If you want a steel type set up mon for your team... well I had success with Bisharp, but if you're willing to be patient you could use Bronzong or Registeel. Hell, even Hone Claws Metagross maybe (I've never tried it; it could work but it can't really set up very fast which is a problem if you aren't boosting its defences).