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Pokémon Scarlet and Violet have introduced new Bug-type Pokémon, many of which are strong and have good designs. However, one of the most iconic and powerful Bug Pokémon is Scizor, which returns along with Scyther in the Paldea region. This may leave you wondering how to evolve Scyther into Scizor in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet.
How to get Scizor in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet
To evolve Scyther into Scizor in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, you need to find a Metal Coat. You will then need to give this item to Scyther to keep. Once Scyther is tenure the metal layeryou will need to trade to another player to activate the evolution. Upon completing the trade, Scyther will evolve into Scizor, and you can have the other player trade it for you.
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Metal Coat is a hold item that causes several Pokemon to evolve into Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, including Scyther. You can find Metal Coat in the Delibird Presents store in Levincia, headquarters of the Electric Gymnasium. In addition to evolving Scyther, this item increases the power of Steel-type moves for the Pokémon holding it.
If you don’t have a friend with Pokémon Scarlet and Violet to trade, there is a subreddit called PokémonOperations. This is typically a safe place to trade Pokémon, but make sure you read the rules, guidelines and suggestions before starting an operation. Make sure any communication is done on the subreddit and not via DM, but keep in mind that you are trading with strangers at your own risk.
For more information on Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, see How to Evolve Toxel to Amped or Low Key Toxtricity in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet and How to Evolve Igglybuff to Jigglypuff in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet in Pro Game Guides.