How to Catch Scyther in Pokémon Sparkling Diamond and Sparkling Pearl

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Of the original 151 Pokémon, several have made a return in Pokémon Sparkling Diamond and Sparkling Pearl. Among the original mons, Scyther is one of the most popular. The winged, bladed bug has been a fan favorite for generations and was only made more popular in Gen II when Game Freak gave it a secondary evolution.

This evolution, Scizor, has become just as popular as Scyther, being a rare Bug and Steel type Pokemon. However, before players can think about acquiring Scizor in Pokémon Sparkling Diamond and Sparkling Pearl, they will first need to catch Scyther. The guide below shows players exactly how they can do that with Sinnoh Remakes.



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Scyther is a rare encounter in Sinnoh. (Photo: Game Freak)

Currently, the only place to find a Scyther in Pokémon Sparkling Diamond and Sparkling Pearl is in the Great Underground. You access the area by arriving in Eterna City and talking to the man next to the Pokemon Center. He will give you the Explorer's Kit and you can dig underground and explore the new area. Additionally, Scyther is a Pokémon exclusive to Sparkling Diamond, so Sparkling Pearl players are out of luck at the moment.

In the basement, you'll want to start heading towards caves, which are marked on the map as large areas with question marks on them. You are looking for the following caves that may contain Scyther:

  • Prairie Grotto
  • Big Bluff Cavern
  • shore cave
  • Cavern of Calm Waters

We were able to find ours in a prairie cave, but any of the four will do. The Scyther you find in the caves will be appropriate for your level, so you should prepare with Poké Balls and possibly potions to stay alive, as the underground Pokemon are harder to catch.



Scizor is the evolution of Scyther. (Photo: Game Freak)

Once you've caught your Scyther, you can choose to transform it into a Scizor using a Metal Coat. You must give the item to Scyther and then trade it with another player or yourself with another console. This will evolve Scyther into Scizor and you will have yourself a powerful Pokémon for the rest of Pokémon Sparkle Diamond and Sparkle Pearl.


  • Read more: Differences and exclusive Pok√©mon in Sparkling Diamond and Sparkling Pearl


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