212 Scizor

Performance

Status

  • Ranking Score:
    76.6
  • Main moves:
    Bullet Punch, X-Scissor, Iron Head
  • Type
    BUG
    STEEL
  • Level:
    17.5-20
  • Rank:
    Lvl 18.5 1/15/15CP 1497
  • Buddy Distance:
    5km
  • Charged Move Cost:
    75,000 Stardust
  • Attack:
    137.8
  • Defense:
    110.3
  • Stamina:
    106
  • Overall:
    1613

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Traits

Moves

Properties

Registeel has the following traits and playstyles:
  • + Spammy
    Reaches Charged Moves quickly.
  • + Fast Move Pressure
    Deals heavy Fast Move damage. It can pressure switches and work around shields.
  • - Glass Cannon
    Hits hard but struggles to take hits. Depends on shields.
  • - Inflexible
    May struggle to hit multiple types.
  • - Volatile
    Susceptible to one or more double weaknesses.
Move stats include same type and Shadow attack bonuses.
Recommended Move:
*Event or Elite TM exclusive *Unobtainable via TM
No. Move Types Move Accuracy Power Damage Average Fast MoveCount Remark
1 Fast Bullet Punch 3.5 3.6 2 Fast Charge
2 Fast Fury Cutter 4 2.4 1 Fast Charge
3 Charged Night Slash 12.5% chance +2 Atk self 35 50 1.43 5 - 5 - 5 Boost Spam/Bait
4 Charged X-Scissor 35 54 1.54 5 - 5 - 5 Spam/Bait
5 Charged Iron Head 50 84 1.68 8 - 7 - 7 General
Weaknesses
fire
x2.56
Resistances
poison
x0.39
grass
x0.39
steel
x0.625
psychic
x0.625
normal
x0.625
ice
x0.625
fairy
x0.625
dragon
x0.625
bug
x0.625

Character Introduction

Summary

Scizor is a Bug & Steel Pokémon which evolves from Scyther. It is vulnerable to Fire moves. Scizor's strongest moveset is Fury Cutter & Iron Head and it has a Max CP of 3,001.

About

"Scizor has a body with the hardness of steel. It is not easily fazed by ordinary sorts of attacks. This Pokémon flaps its wings to regulate its body temperature."

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PVP Mode Explanatory Notes

PvP Moveset Explanation
Fury Cutter or Bullet Punch + Night Slash and Iron Head or X-Scissor

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, though the latter sports superior damage output. 

X-Scissor is almost always preferred due to its low 35 energy cost, and benefits from STAB. Iron Head takes advantage of STAB and is also the hardest-hitting charge move available to Scizor. Night Slash provides extra coverage, and even though it doesn't hit very hard, it's extremely quick at only 35 energy. 

PvP Rating Explanation
Great League: 2 / 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, Fire Spin Charizard actually melts Scizor before it even gets an opportunity to use Blast Burn. 

Ultra League: 2.5 / 5 

With a higher CP cap in Ultra League, Scizor gets to utilize its offensive potential more. While it deters Psychic and Grass, though, a lack of sufficient durability and relatively low power moves prevent Scizor from obtaining a higher rank. Interestingly enough, even with Night Slash and the Steel typing, Scizor still loses most of the time against either form of Giratina depending on movesets and shields. There are better Steel-types out there.

Master League: 1.5 / 5

Scizor's max CP of 3001 is somewhat inadequate when considering its competition in Master League. Bug and Steel coverage offensively is almost useless in this league, where Dragons and Steel-types are ubiquitous and dominating. Scizor get some points for wins against common Fairy-types, but losses against most of the meta discourages its use. 

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