How to get Scizor in Pokemon Go: Best moveset for PvP & PvE, can it be shiny, more

Niladri Sarkar
pokemon go bug/steel-type scizor

Scizor is highly sought-after in Pokemon Go and is great for PvP and PvE battles. So, here’s all you need to get Scizor in Pokemon Go, including its best moveset, shiny availability, and more.

Most Bug-types in Pokemon Go may not be the strongest in PvP and PvE, but some Pokemon like Scizor and Volcarona are a class apart and can help you win plenty of battles easily.

If you’re eager to add the Bug/Steel-type Scizor to your team, here are the details on how to get it in Pokemon Go, its best PvP and PvE moveset, shiny chances, and so much more.

How to get Scizor in Pokemon Go

Here’s how you can get Scizor in Pokemon Go:

Keep in mind the Bug Out 2024 event runs until April 17, 2024, at 8 PM local time and you have a great opportunity to grab a Scizor without evolving a Scyther.

If you are looking to evolve a Scyther, here’s how you can get a Metal Coat in Pokemon Go:

pokemon go scizor with game background
Scizor’s stats in Pokemon Go are 236 Attack, 181 Defense, and 172 HP.

Can Scizor be shiny in Pokemon Go?

Yes, shiny Scizor is available in Pokemon Go and you can get it by evolving a shiny Scyther. Remember that the Scizor you get from the Bug Out 2024 event Collection Challenge cannot be shiny.

Best PvP moveset for Scizor in Pokemon Go

The best Scizor moves for PvP are Fury Cutter combined with Night Slash and Iron Head.

Fury Cutter is an incredible Fast Move known for its quick energy gains of 4 EPT (Energy Per Turn), helping Scizor get to its Charged Moves in no time. Iron Head is its go-to move, getting STAB (Same Type Attack Bonus) just like Fury Cutter, and eliminating threats like Togekiss, Mamoswine, Baxcalibur, and Kyurem in the Ultra and Master League.

Also, it resists Dragon and Fairy-type attacks, making it an asset in any team. Night Slash is a cheap Charged Move that burns the opponent’s shields and threatens the one-and-only Mewtwo as well as both forms of Giratina. Additionally, Night Slash has a 12.5% to sharply boost Attack, turning even unfavorable battles to your advantage.

Best PvE moveset for Scizor in Pokemon Go

The best PvE moveset for Scizor in Pokemon Go is Fury Cutter and X-Scissor if you want to use it as a Bug-type or Bullet Punch and Iron Head if you want to use it as a Steel-type.

Scizor is one of those few Pokemon in the game that does well in both its types. Keep in mind that Bug-type attacks are super-effective against Dark, Grass, and Psychic types, while Steel-type attacks are super-effective against Fairy, Ice, and Rock types.

Having used both versions of Scizor extensively in Pokemon Go, the Steel-type role is better for PvE battles overall.

All Scizor moves in Pokemon Go

Here are all the moves that Scizor can learn in Pokemon Go:

Scizor Pokemon Go Fast Moves

  • Fury Cutter (Bug)
  • Bullet Punch (Steel)

Scizor Pokemon Go Charged Moves

  • X-Scissor (Bug)
  • Iron Head (Steel)
  • Night Slash (Dark)
  • Trailblaze (Grass)

And there you have it! This is all you need to know about Scizor in Pokemon Go. For more content on the game, be sure to check out the following:

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About The Author

Niladri is a Writer who specializes in Pokemon Go, Scarlet and Violet, and competitive VGC battles. With more than seven years of experience in copywriting and SEO content writing, Niladri has previously written for Pokémon GO Hub and Smogon. He has been covering Pokemon for CharlieIntel since June 2023. Niladri can be contacted at [email protected].