Rocket's Scyther (Gym Heroes 13)

Rocket's Scyther LV.23
R団のストライク Rocket's Strike
Illus. Ken Sugimori
Evolution stage Basic Pokémon
Card name Rocket's Scyther
Type Grass
HP 60
retreat cost
English expansion Gym Heroes
Rarity Rare Holo
English card no. 13/132
Japanese expansion Leaders' Stadium
Japanese rarity Rare Holo
For more information on this Pokémon's species, see Scyther.

Rocket's Scyther (Japanese: R団のストライク Rocket's Strike) is a Grass-type Basic Pokémon card. It is part of the Gym Heroes expansion.

Card text

  Shadow Images
Whenever Rocket's Scyther is attacked, your opponent flips a coin. If tails, that attack does no damage to Rocket's Scyther. (Any other effects of the attack still happen.) This effect lasts until Rocket's Scyther takes damage (or is Benched or is evolved).
    Blinding Scythe

Pokédex data

Scyther - Mantis Pokémon
No. Height Weight
123 4'11" (1.5 m) 123 lbs. (56 kg)


Scyther did not have an evolution at the time of this card's release, making the text "or is evolved" on the Shadow Images attack an error. Additionally, despite its evolution Scizor later appearing on two Rocket's Scizor cards, Rocket's Scizor as a Best of Game promo and Rocket's Scizor ex from EX Team Rocket Returns, Rocket's Scyther has no legal evolution card. This is because the Best of Game promo Rocket's Scizor is done in the VS style and is a Basic Pokémon, while Rocket's Scizor ex is permitted to evolve only from Rocket's Scyther ex in EX Team Rocket Returns.


Shadow Images's Japanese name is that of Double Team, a move in the Pokémon games that Scyther can learn.

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