Scizor is bipedal, insectoidPokémon with a red, metallic exoskeleton. It has gray, retractable forewings and hind wings with simple, curved venation. Its rounded head has three blunt horns extending above its forehead and eyes with dark yellow pupils. Scizor's thin, black neck connects to a black, teardrop-shaped patch on its thorax. Scizor has broad shoulders and thin, segmented arms ending in large, round pincers, which comprise a third of Scizor's body weight. Scizor has a large, rounded abdomen with three black, chevron-shaped stripes extending from its waist down its front; female Scizor has larger abdomens than male Scizor. Scizor's legs are defined by large hip joints, thin thighs, and wide calves, and its feet end in a clawed toe on each side. Its arms appear similar to pincers of animals from crustecean group like crabs and the presence of markings resembling eyes gives the illusion of additional heads.
Scizor's body and muscles are made of metal that is as hard as steel, with pincers strong enough to crush any hard object. They can be opened and closed like jaws and are patterned with black eyespots with yellow "pupils". It will raise its pincers and wave them around to scare off predators or foes, giving it the appearance of having three heads. When it identifies an enemy, Scizor will use its pincers to beat up the opponent to the point there is nothing but scrap left afterwards. Scizor is incapable of flight, instead quickly flapping its wings to regulate its body temperature to prevent itself from becoming too hot and melting. It has tremendous power despite its slim body. Scizor is rarely found in the wild, though it can be found in grasslands.
Mega Scizor's pincers lengthen and develop serrations. The lower half of the pincers turn white and gain three-pointed spikes on the underside. The barbs on Mega Scizor's pincers can stab through concrete, and opponents caught in them cannot escape. Its eyespots, along with its actual eyes, are now blue; the former additionally gains a black rim. Additional pieces of black armoring appear on various areas of its body: a three-pointed crest on its forehead and striated coverings on its shoulders and thighs. Mega Scizor's legs are less detailed and resemble large, tapered spikes with white tips.
While Mega Scizor is formidable, it cannot maintain this form for extended periods, as it is overflown with excess energy from its Mega Evolution and is unable to regulate its body temperature properly. After too long, its body starts to melt, losing the strength to wield its heavy pincers. Mega Scizor's pincers can rip anything they grab to shreds, although it prefers to beat things up instead of grasping them.
In Mastering Current Events!, McCann used a Scizor in a battle against Ash and Gliscor, and it was able to beat Gliscor using the wind. It had a rematch against Gliscor and nearly lost, but it was again able to win the match.
When released from a Poké Ball, Scizor will charge forward while flailing its claws, then leap high into the air and fall off the screen. Its attack pattern is similar to Marill.
This evolved form of Scyther has arms ending in large pincers with distinctive eye-spot markings. It's unable to fly very far with its wings, but it can affect its body temperature by flapping them at high speeds. Its sleek look has made Scizor quite popular among collectors.
NA:Is that a three-headed monster?! No, wait... the left and right heads are actually claws! Creepy. Most creatures that have face-like patterns use them defensively to give themselves a chance to flee. Scizor throws that idea away and uses them to scare foes while it attacks!
PAL:It may look like this Pokémon has three heads, but that's just what it wants you to think. Look closer and you'll see that two of them are actually claws. Most creatures with face-like markings use them to scare predators to give themselves a chance to run away, but Scizor seems more likely to attack while its foe is stunned!
Scizor returns as a Poké Ball item as it did in Super Smash Bros. Melee. It retains its movement and actions from prior games, using Metal Claw to fly at and slash opponents in its way with great speed. It then jumps off the screen. Its appearance on Kalos Pokémon League also returns. It also appears as a Spirit.
Scizor is playable through obtaining a Unite License. It is a melee all-rounder that starts as Scyther, which evolves into Scizor only if Bullet Punch is chosen at level 5. If Dual Wingbeat is chosen, Scyther will remain.
Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time and Darkness's Scizor returns as a fainted Pokémon that must be given an apple to connect with the player. Upon connection, he will also connect the player's team with Froslass.
This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Scizor shares its category with Kingler: They are both known as the Pincer Pokémon. However, Scizor was known as the Scissors Pokémon in Generation II and has been called the Scissor Pokémon in the anime.
Despite having different base stats, Scizor, Kleavor, and Scyther all have a base stat total of 500 (Scyther has a higher base Speed, whereas Scizor and Kleavor have a higher base Attack and Defense respectively). As such, Scizor and Kleavor are the only Pokémon to not have their base stat total changed upon evolving.
Scizor may draw inspiration from mantises or wasp mantidflies. Its arms appear similar to pincers of animals from crustecean group like crabs and due to the eye-like markings on them, they look like additional heads.
The additions on Mega Scizor's body may be based on samurai armor.
Scizor may be a corruption of scissor, or a combination of scissor and razor.
Hassam may be a corruption of 剪む hasamu (to clip or snip).