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The only ways to obtain Scyther in FireRed are by purchasing it with Coins from the Celadon City Game Corner, or by catching it at the Safari Zone. In Pokémon LeafGreen, Scyther does not appear anywhere – so the only way to get one is by trading from FireRed into LeafGreen.
Scyther costs 5,500 Coins at the Game Corner, which can be won from slot machines or purchased with Pokécollars.
Or for the Safari Zone, Scyther can be found in Area 1 and the Center Area, but it has pretty low encounter and catch rates.
Method 1: The Game Corner
The earliest way to get Scyther is by purchasing it from the Rocket Game Corner in Celadon City. However, it will not be cheap, and may be very time consuming since Scyther costs 5,500 Coins which will take a while to obtain.
Keep in mind that Scyther is only in the Game Corner in the FireRed version of the game.
How To Buy Scyther From the Game Corner
To get the 5,500 Coins necessary for Scyther, you can take one of two paths:
Path 1: Win the Coins in the slot machines.
Path 2: Buy the Coins, which will cost a total of 110,000 Pokédollars.
I would personally opt for buying the Coins, but it may take a while to save up that kind of cash.
However, the slot machines are very unfair. So you’ll need to be extremely lucky to win the Coins you need.
Once you have the Coins, just walk into the smaller building on the right of the Game Corner, and talk to the lady in the middle behind the counter.
Method 2: The Safari Zone
If you don’t want to support Team Rocket’s Shady practices, or if you just want a much quicker way of catching Scyther, then you can head to the Safari Zone in Fuchsia City.
The Safari Zone is at the very top of Fuchsia City. You have to enter a building with a yellow roof and pay 500 Pokédollars to get in, but it’s well worth the price.
Unfortunately, only FireRed has Scyther in the Safari Zone.
Where Are The Wild Scyther?
Scyther is located in two different areas in the Safari Zone. In all of these areas, it has a pretty low encounter rate, and an extremely low catch rate.
Location 1: Safari Zone Area 1, East (1% Encounter Rate)
Location 2: Safari Zone Center Area (4% Encounter Rate)
As you can see, you’re more likely to encounter a Scyther in the Center Area.
However, those Scyther will be around level 23, while the one in Area 1 will be closer to level 28.
How To Increase Your Odds Of Finding Wild Scyther
There’s a little trick to finding Scyther more often in the Safari Zone.
If you use a repel in FRLG, then you won’t encounter Pokémon that are a lower level than the first position Pokémon in your party.
Since we know that Scyther is about level 28 in Area 1, we can take advantage of a Max Repel so that we’re more likely to find it. Here’s how:
- Purchase a couple of Max Repels from the Pokémart in Fuchsia City (700 Pokédollars a piece)
- Set the first Pokémon in your party as a level 25 – 28 Pokémon
- Head to Area 1 of the Safari Zone (East)
- Use a Max Repel and run through tall grass until you encounter a Scyther
With this trick, I encountered Scyther within my first 4 wild Pokémon. However, I had to use this trick a few times before I was actually able to catch Scyther, due to its low capture rate.
Rock, Bait, or Ball?
When you encounter wild Scyther, you can either use a Ball, Bait, or throw a Rock.
There are Pros and Cons to each action:
- The Ball has a chance to catch Scyther, but the catch rate is very low
- Throwing a Rock will increase the chance of Scyther running away, but make it twice as easy to catch
- Throwing Bait will make Scyther stay for an extra few turns, but it’ll be twice as hard to catch
Overall, it’s really person preference which strategy you choose.
Many players believe that it’s better to just throw the Safari Balls because Scyther is likely to run away no matter what you do. And this will give you the best chance of catching it.
However, all options have about the same success rate. Catching Scyther just comes down to persistence, so good luck and stay strong!