In Searching for Chivalry!, Scyther volunteered for a training challenge hosted by KalosElite Four member Wikstrom at the Castle of Chivalry, alongside Ash and his Farfetch'd. In the first phase, the group was stopped by a Probopass belonging to the Elite trainer; with great difficulty, the group managed to go through this round. In the second phase, Goh and Scyther enter a maze where they were separated from the rest of the group. This time, the two had to collaborate while being attacked by Pokémon on the way.
Scyther holding the Metal Coat
In the final part of the challenge, Scyther battled against Wikstrom's Aegislash until Ash and Goh decided to let Ash and Farfetch'd battle it. At the same time, Goh and Scyther attempted to catch Wikstrom's Klefki, which was carrying a key required to pass the challenge. They eventually succeeded, earning the participating Trainers and Pokémon one medal each. Afterward, Wikstrom offered to help Goh evolve his Scyther. Goh agreed to this, and Wikstrom gave Scyther a Metal Coat to hold before it was transferred through a trade machine, causing the Mantis Pokémon to evolve into Scizor.
After its capture, Scizor quickly became one of Goh's most used Pokémon, next to Cinderace. Despite its strength and confidence, Goh and Scizor are not as in sync with each other compared to Cinderace, and Goh's cautious strategy in the first round of the Flute Cup led to Scyther's quick defeat. Scyther didn't appear 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. From Searching for Chivalry! onwards, Goh and Scyther are more aligned with each other, managing to pass the goals proposed by Wikstrom as a true team.
Scizor is protective of other Pokémon, as seen in Panic in the Park! when it shielded a group of Goh's Bug types from Darmanitan's attack. Scizor is also a natural leader, as demonstrated when it commanded Goh's other Bug-types to attack Darmanitan and its allies.
On November 6, 2020, as part of Pokémon GO's Animation Week 2020 event, which was based on Pokémon Journeys: The Series, several Pokémon based on those that Ash and Goh encountered in the anime appeared more frequently in the wild, in raids, from 7 km Eggs, and during surprise encounters, with Scyther appearing in the wild and in surprise encounters. The event ran from November 6, 2020, at 8:00 a.m., to November 12, 2020, at 10:00 p.m. local time.