Scizor Pokedex Number - #212 Type(s) - Steel / Bug Base Stats (Scizor - Mega Scizor) HP - 70 - 70 Atk - 130 - 150 Def - 100 - 140 SpA - 55 - 65 SpD - 80 - 100 Speed - 65 - 75 Abilities Swarm - When a Pokémon with Swarm uses a Bug type move, the power will increase by 1.5× if the user has less than or equal to ⅓ of its maximum HP remaining. Technician - Technician increases the base power of all moves which have a base power of 60 or less by 1.5×. Light Metal (Hidden ability) - The user's weight is halved. This decreases the damage taken from Low Kick and Grass Knot, increases the damage taken from Heavy Slam and Heat Crash, and also lowers user's base power of Heavy Slam and Heat Crash, due to these moves being calculated by the target and user's weight. Moves - Level Up Moves - - TMs / HMs - - Egg Moves - - New moves are yet to be confirmed - Notable Moves Bullet Punch, U-turn, Pursuit, Super Power, Swords Dance, Acrobatics, Roost, Quick Attack, Bug Bite, Iron Head, Baton Pass, Iron Defense, Brick Break, Defog General Analysis of Pokemon Scizor has been one of the best Pokemon in the past two generations. This is mainly due to Scizor's typing, bulk, attack stat, ability, and good movepool. Scizor has the most powerful U-turn in OU, as U-turn gets a STAB boost and comes off of Scizor's impressive base 130 attack stat. Scizor also has access to Bullet Punch, a powerful priority move when boosted by Technician. Pursuit also allows Scizor to check dangerous special attackers, like Latios, Celebi, and Starmie. Apart from acting as a revenge killer, scout, and momentum gainer, Scizor can also run a really nice Swords Dance set. Acrobatics can help Scizor muscle through common checks, like Tentacruel and Jellicent, while Roost makes a bulky SD set very viable. Scizor can also be part of a Baton Pass chain, thanks to it's good typing, bulk, and access to key moves like Iron Defense and Swords Dance. With generation 6, Scizor got buffs and nerfs. Scizor gained a Mega Evolution, allowing it to run a much bulkier Swords Dance set, with it's boost in both Special and Physical defense. For offensive sets however, you'll want to keep Scizor as it as. On one hand, it's Bullet Punch STAB is more important than ever, as it hits the new Fairy type for Super Effective damage. On the other hand, Steel lost two resistances this generation (Dark and Ghost), meaning Scizor can't switch into the likes of Gengar and Tyranitar as much as it'd like. With Drizzle receiving a huge nerf, Scizor will no longer be able to tank stray HP fires from Celebi and Latias, but with the nerf of Hidden Power, it might become non-exsistant. I still think Scizor is going to be a top OU Pokemon, but only time will tell. Potential Movesets name: Choice Band move 1: U-turn move 2: Bullet Punch move 3: Superpower move 4: Pursuit / Quick Attack ability: Technician item: Choice Band nature: Adamant evs: 248 HP / 252 Atk / 8 SDef Scizor is a great Choice Banded user, mainly because of it's typing, attack stat, and access to useful moves. U-turn gains momentum in the form of switch advantage, and works nicely with Scizor's low Speed stat. Bullet Punch allows Scizor to pick off Pokemon like Terrakion, Latios, and Gengar. Superpower offers coverage for Scizor, as it hits Steel types like Magnezone and Heatran for super effective damage, who would otherwise wall this set. Pursuit allows Scizor to trap Pokemon like Celebi, Latios, and Starmie, eliminating them from the game completely, however, Quick Attack is an option to pick off Gyarados, Keldeo, Thundurus-T, and Volcarona. EVs are used to max attack and bulk. name: Offensive Swords Dance move 1: Swords Dance move 2: Bullet Punch move 3: Superpower move 4: Acrobatics / Bug Bite ability: Technician item: Flying Gem / Life Orb nature: Adamant / Jolly evs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe Scizor can also run a really nice Swords Dance set. This set allows Scizor to muscle past it's usual checks, like SpDef Heatran, Tentacruel, and Jellicent. Swords Dance is used to boost Scizor's attack to very respectable levels. Bullet Punch offers strong priority, allowing Scizor to sweep through faster Pokemon like Latios and Gengar. Super Power again offers coverage, nailing Magnezone and Heatran. Finally, Acrobatics when boosted by Flying Gem can OHKO Jellicent, Tentacruel, and severally dent Landorus-T and Hippowdon. Bug Bite is an option for it's consistency, as Acrobatics is only useful to wall break once, meaning timing has to be perfect. A Life Orb should be used if you plan to use Bug Bite. EVs are used to max speed and power. name: Bulky Swords Dance move 1: Swords Dance move 2: Roost move 3: Bullet Punch move 4: Bug Bite ability: Technician item: Scizornite nature: Adamant evs: 252 HP / 40 Atk / 216 SpD Scizor also gains a Mega Evolution, which is more bulkier than normal Scizor. With access to Roost, great defensive typing, and nice bulk, Scizor can pull off a bulky Swords Dance set nicely. With HP and SpDef investment, Scizor can often find opportunities to start setting up. The investment allows Scizor to easily tank Draco Meteor's and Focus Blast's from Reuniclus and Latios. Swords Dance boost's Scizor's attack, and after two or three boosts, it's hard to stop Scizor from sweeping. Roost keeps Scizor nice and healthy as it sets up, and allows Scizor to act as a tank mid game for special attackers. Bullet Punch is STAB and offers nice general coverage, while Bug Bite is also STAB and and has consistent power and accuracy. Counters & Checks Fire types hit Scizor for x4 damage, as well as resisting both Bullet Punch and U-turn. This makes them nice switch in's in general. Heatran, Infernape, Ninetales, and Volcarona can all easily force Scizor out. Bulky Water types can handle most Scizor sets, but much watch out for boosted Acrobatics. Jellicent, Tentacruel, and Gyarados can usually beat Scizor one on one. Bulky Steel and Ground types can often shrug of Scizor's attacks and phaze Scizor out or outright KO it. Skarmory, Hippowdon, Gliscor, and Landours-T are all options. Finally, Pokemon that are faster than Scizor and resist Bullet Punch can easily revenge kill Scizor. Keldeo, Starmie, Thundurus-T, Jolteon, and Choice Scarf Politoed can all revenge kill Scizor. Personal Opinion and Conclusion I think Scizor is going to remain a top threat in the OU metagame. It's also going to probably be using the same sets it's been using for the past two generations, mainly because they are so good at what they do. Losing a resistance to Ghost and Dark type attacks does hinder Scizor's usefulness somewhat, but being able to hit Fairy types for Super Effective damage can possibly make up for it. Thanks for reading.