Best Scyther counters

Raid Battles

The best Scyther counters in Pokémon GO are Shadow Rampardos, Mega Diancie, Mega Rayquaza, Shadow Rhyperior, Mega Aerodactyl, Mega Tyranitar, and Rampardos. These Pokémon perform best with the moves outlined below. We suggest a minimum group size of 1 - 3 Trainers to defeat Scyther in a 3-Star Raid.

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          Best counter 👑

          Shadow Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Shadow RampardosShadow Rampardos
          Smack Down / Rock Slide
          #1
          Mega Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Mega DiancieMega Diancie
          Rock Throw / Rock Slide
          #2
          Mega Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Mega RayquazaMega Rayquaza
          Air Slash / Dragon Ascent
          #3
          Shadow Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Shadow RhyperiorShadow Rhyperior
          Smack Down / Rock Wrecker
          #4
          Mega Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Mega AerodactylMega Aerodactyl
          Rock Throw / Rock Slide
          #5
          Mega Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Mega TyranitarMega Tyranitar
          Smack Down / Stone Edge
          #6
          Official artwork of RampardosRampardos
          Smack Down / Rock Slide
          #7
          #
          Name
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          DPS
          TDO
          Faints
          TTW
          Score
          1.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow RampardosShadow RampardosRockSmack Down RockRock Slide 69.77929.8356s117.6
          2.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega DiancieMega Pokémon iconMega DiancieRockRock Throw RockRock Slide 61.651442.5261s116.5
          3.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaFlyingAir Slash FlyingDragon Ascent 53.692141.1169s113.1
          4.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow RhyperiorShadow RhyperiorRockSmack Down RockRock Wrecker *60.861306.7262s113.0
          5.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega AerodactylMega Pokémon iconMega AerodactylRockRock Throw RockRock Slide 53.621716.5270s108.0
          6.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega TyranitarMega Pokémon iconMega TyranitarRockSmack Down *RockStone Edge 52.731657.5271s105.8
          7.Thumbnail image of RampardosRampardosRockSmack Down RockRock Slide 56.87904.9368s99.4
          8.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow TyranitarShadow TyranitarRockSmack Down *RockStone Edge 52.971081.1372s97.4
          9.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow AggronShadow AggronRockSmack Down RockMeteor Beam 47.431556.9279s96.1
          10.Thumbnail image of RhyperiorRhyperiorRockSmack Down RockRock Wrecker *49.731272.3276s95.7
          11.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow AerodactylShadow AerodactylRockRock Throw RockRock Slide 50.831074.8375s94.1
          12.Thumbnail image of TerrakionTerrakionRockSmack Down RockRock Slide 47.611322.6279s93.2
          13.Thumbnail image of TyrantrumTyrantrumRockRock Throw RockMeteor Beam 48.211222.6278s92.6
          14.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega AggronMega Pokémon iconMega AggronRockSmack Down RockMeteor Beam 40.332010.1192s89.0
          15.Thumbnail image of GigalithGigalithRockSmack Down RockMeteor Beam *45.891132.7382s87.7
          16.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Standard Mode Shadow DarmanitanStandard Mode Shadow DarmanitanFireFire Fang RockRock Slide 47.80946.9380s87.3
          17.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega Y CharizardMega Pokémon iconMega Y CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *40.961595.7291s85.9
          18.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow Alolan GolemShadow Alolan GolemRockRock Throw RockStone Edge 45.74980.9383s84.9
          19.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow OmastarShadow OmastarRockRock Throw *RockRock Slide *48.31787.3480s84.8
          20.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega BlazikenMega Pokémon iconMega BlazikenFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *43.141176.3387s84.1
          21.Thumbnail image of TyranitarTyranitarRockSmack Down *RockStone Edge 43.881066.9386s83.6
          22.Thumbnail image of RayquazaRayquazaFlyingAir Slash FlyingDragon Ascent 41.661303.8290s83.5
          23.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow SalamenceShadow SalamenceFireFire Fang FlyingFly 42.841131.7388s83.0
          24.Thumbnail image of AggronAggronRockSmack Down RockMeteor Beam 39.531533.3294s82.8
          25.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega SalamenceMega Pokémon iconMega SalamenceFireFire Fang FlyingFly 38.241698.4297s82.4
          26.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow GolemShadow GolemRockRock Throw RockStone Edge 46.11791.6483s81.8
          27.Thumbnail image of AurorusAurorusRockRock Throw RockMeteor Beam 41.911079.2390s80.8
          28.Thumbnail image of AerodactylAerodactylRockRock Throw RockRock Slide 41.991055.9390s80.5
          29.Thumbnail image of Incarnate Forme LandorusIncarnate Forme LandorusRockRock Throw RockRock Slide 40.911161.9392s80.4
          30.Thumbnail image of LandorusLandorusRockRock Throw RockRock Slide 40.911161.9392s80.4
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          • Minimum group size: 1 Trainers
          • Optimal group size: 2 - 3 Trainers
          • Very easy with: 4+ Trainers

          Scyther CP range from Raids

          Scyther can be caught with the following Combat Power after being defeated in Raids:

          • From 1472 CP to 1546 CP, with no weather boost
          • From 1841 CP to 1933 CP with Rain and Windy weather boost

          Scyther weaknesses

          Scyther type chart

          When fighting Scyther, keep in mind the that Bug and Flying-type Pokémon are weak to Rock (2x), Electric, Fire, Flying, and Ice-type moves. They take reduced damage from Bug, Fighting, Grass, and Ground-type moves.

          Weaknesses

          Weaknesses
          RockRock256.0%
          ElectricElectric160.0%
          FireFire160.0%
          FlyingFlying160.0%
          IceIce160.0%

          Resistances

          Resistances
          GroundGround24.4%
          FightingFighting39.1%
          GrassGrass39.1%
          BugBug62.5%

          Type chart shows the percentage (%) of damage taken from an incoming attack of a particular type.

          Best move-types and best weather for defeating Scyther

          Move-typeUsage (%)Weather
          Rock206.0%
          • partlyCloudyPartly Cloudy
          Fire78.0%
          • sunnySunny
          Flying44.0%
          • windyWindy
          Electric44.0%
          • rainRain
          Steel6.0%
          • snowSnow
          Bug6.0%
          • rainRain
          Ice4.0%
          • snowSnow
          Poison2.0%
          • cloudyCloudy
          Normal2.0%
          • partlyCloudyPartly Cloudy
          Psychic2.0%
          • windyWindy
          Fairy2.0%
          • cloudyCloudy
          Dragon2.0%
          • windyWindy
          Dark2.0%
          • fogFog

          About our ranking methodology

          Our guide provides detailed information on recommended Pokémon and moves that are most effective against Scyther in Raid Battles. Whether you're looking for the best counters to take Scyther down quickly with high DPS, or the tankiest counters that can withstand its attacks, our guide has something for every trainer.

          This guide displays a list of best Scyther counters in Pokémon GO with their Fast Attacks, Charged Attacks, DPS (damage per second), TDO (total damage output), faints, TTW (time to win), and score. The list is sorted by the score, which is calculated based on the DPS and TDO. Each Pokemon's move type is indicated by an icon beside the move name.

          When calculating the best counters for any Pokémon, our simulator takes into account various factors, such as the defender's typing and average DPS against each attacker, the weather's influence, energy left over from using charge attacks, Shadow Pokémon attack and defense stat changes, and more. During the initial phase of simulations, we calculate DPS and TDO for each attacker that is currently available in the game, and then we continue to rank them.

          We use a ranking method developed by a Reddit user named /u/Elastic_Space, which is described in detail in this Reddit post. It is a fairly complicated, but very well thought-out mathematical model for predicting simulation results without actually running the simulations. It also correlates with field data almost too well not to be used. Reddit

          Our Time to Win (TTW) and Faint numbers are also estimated, and should be taken with a grain of salt. Since we do not account for factors like Friendship and Mega damage boost, they will differ from actual experience in the field.