#212 Scizor

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Scizor, the Pincer Pokémon. It threatens enemies with its eye-patterned claws, which can swing with tremendous force when used in battle..
– Dawn’s Pokedex


Scizor evolves from Scyther by trading while holding a Metal Coat. Despite being Bug/Steel, it is red. Even though it has visible wings, it’s not flying type, nor does it have levitate. I guess its wings are decorative, since it seems to be too heavy to fly, being 118.0kg (260.1lbs). Scyther used to have a counterpart in Pinsir, but Scyther got an evolution in Scizor while Pinsir got nothing.

When making this wallpaper, I was wondering it Scizor has a mouth, because it can’t really be seen. But there are anime screenshots (a shot from below) showing its mouth open. Despite its claws having eyes on them, and always looking stoic/slightly angry, it doesn’t get the ability Intimidate. Its colouration and the pincer-like hands, remind me of a cooked crab or lobster, haha.

Stat-wise, Scizor has the same base stats total as Scyther, making the Scizor the only Pokemon not to have its stats increase after evolution. Scizor traded Scyther’s Speed for Attack and Defense. It has the highest Attack of Bug type Pokemon. Plus, one of its abilities, Technician, powers up moves with <= 60 base power, making Bullet Punch a lot more useful (it gets STAB plus Technician boost), because of the priority move, Scizor's slow Speed is less of an issue. Also, Scizor can learn Agility to boost its low Speed, making it a great Physical sweepe; plus its good Defensive stats, typing has only one weakness to Fire, it's a very useful Pokemon.

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