It next faced off against Ash's Cyndaquil and used Double Team and Fury Cutter, which Cyndaquil dodged. Scyther used Double Team again while it used another Fury Cutter, this time faster than the other Fury Cutter, which Cyndaquil was still able to dodge. This got Cyndaquil fired up and Cyndaquil used Flamethrower, which removed Scyther's Double Team. The real Scyther deflected it by using Swords Dance and hit Cyndaquil. Bugsy mentioned that Scyther has a special way of deflecting Fire-type attacks by using Swords Dance. Bugsy told Scyther to use Fury Cutter and had it use Swords Dance when Cyndaquil was going to use Flamethrower. Ash came up with an idea and had Cyndaquil jump above Scyther and use Flamethrower while spinning, making Scyther unable to dodge and take damage. Cyndaquil was then able to finish Scyther off with a Tackle, winning Ash the match and earning himself the Hive Badge.
Little is known about Scyther due to how little it has been seen. It is known to be a powerful battler, being the powerhouse of Bugsy's team. It is quick, agile, and durable. It can use its Swords Dance attack to block powerful fire moves such as Flamethrower.
Scyther's only appearance was in Silly Scyther. Scyther was first used to battle Sabrina at the Pokémon League preliminary tournament. It managed to deal heavy damage to Sabrina's Mr. Mime with consecutive uses of Fury Cutter. Eventually Mr. Mime dodged a hit, which prompted Bugsy to switch to Heracross.
A † shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.
In the Pokémon Gold & Silver: The Golden Boys manga
Scyther in Pokémon Golden Boys
When Gold and Bugsy were having their Gym battle, Bugsy sent out Scyther while Gold sent out Bayleef. Despite Scyther having the type-advantage and Bayleef trying to get over being abandoned from its previous Trainer, Scyther ended up being defeated.
After the defeat of Metapod and Kakuna, Bugsy sent out Scyther in his battle against Red. Clefairy's rocky body caused Scyther's blade to crack. However, Clefairy had trouble controlling his rocky body, giving Scyther the advantage. However, the movement of the ground gave Clefairy some rolling power and defeated Scyther.
Later, in PMHGSS05, Bugsy sent out Scyther when Red had a rematch with him. Using Tyrogue, he was able to defeat Scyther.