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Goh's Scyther
ゴウのストライク Go's Strike
Poké Ball
Goh Scyther.png
Goh's Scyther
Debuts in JN006
Caught at Vermilion Forest
Gender Unknown
Ability Unknown
Current location Cerise Laboratory
This Pokémon has not evolved.
Voice actor Japanese English
As Scyther Shinichiro Miki N/A

Goh's Scyther (Japanese: ゴウのストライク Go's Strike) is the twelfth Pokémon that Goh caught in the Kanto region, and his thirteenth overall.


In the anime

Scyther showing off for its Trainer

Scyther debuted in JN006, where it was the last Bug-type Pokémon native to the Kanto region that Goh needed to catch. It easily repelled Goh's Poké Ball and sent him and Scorbunny flying. Later, Goh battled the Mantis Pokémon briefly with his Scorbunny before finally catching it. Afterwards, it was seen with all of his other Pokémon before Professor Cerise suggested leaving it at his Laboratory.

In JN007, Goh used Scyther in his first Pokémon battle during the Battle Frontier Flute Cup. It battled Houji's Mightyena, where it used Swords Dance before quickly falling to Mightyena's Fire Fang.

In JN015, Goh used Scyther alongside some of his other Bug Pokémon to find the bone of a wild Cubone, which he later caught.

Personality and characteristics

Scyther is a fast and powerful Pokémon, thus giving Goh the most trouble to capture out of all the Kanto-native Bug types he went after. It is enthusiastic about battling and staying active. In JN007, it followed Mimey's kung-fu exercises alongside its Trainer, Scorbunny, the Professor, and Chloe. It was later shadow-boxing as an effort to get Goh 's attention to bring it to the Battle Frontier Flute Cup. Scyther is also shown to have a quick temper, as seen in JN015; when a group of Geodude threw snowballs at it, hitting it in the face, Scyther started chasing them. These behaviors contrast with Goh's Pinsir, who tried to avoid being selected for the Flute Cup, and has been seen getting along with Goh's smaller Pokémon like Caterpie. However, despite its rough demeanor, Scyther enjoys a hug, as seen in JN011, when it accepted one from Ash's Dragonite.

After its capture, Scyther quickly became one of Goh's most used Pokémon, next to Raboot. Despite its strength and confidence, however, Goh and Scyther are not as in sync with each other compared to Raboot, and Goh's cautious strategy in the first round of the Flute Cup led to Scyther's quick defeat. Scyther didn't appear too upset by the loss, returning from the Pokémon Center for another battle. Like Scorbunny, it seemed more concerned with how hard Goh was taking his first defeat.

Moves used

Goh Scyther Slash.png
Using Slash
Move First Used In
Air Slash JN006
Slash JN006
Swords Dance JN007
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.


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Official artwork of

In the games

Pokémon Ga-Olé

Scyther appears in Pokémon Ga-Olé as one of Goh's Pokémon. It appears as an opponent during the Grand Rush set 4.

As an opponent
Tretta Bug type.pngTretta Flying type.png
Tretta Bug type.png Fury Cutter
Tretta Grass type.pngGa-Olé Double Rush.png Leech Seed

In the manga

In the Pocket Monsters manga

Goh's Scyther appears in JNM03.

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