With over a hundred Pokemon which you can encounter and catch in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, it’s no wonder that some Pokemon are much harder to obtain than others. Scyther is one such Pokemon. Exclusive to Brilliant Diamond, once you do manage to catch it, evolving it into its advanced form, Scizor, is another matter entirely. To help you not just obtain Scyther, but also evolve it, our How to Evolve Scyther Into Scizor Pokemon BDSP guide will tell you everything you need to know about this.
How to Catch Scyther in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl
As we mentioned, only Brilliant Diamond players will be able to encounter Scyther. This can be done in two ways: either as a Wild encounter on Route 229, or in the Grand Underground. Route 229 is available much later in the game, so if you want to get him in the Grand Underground, get ready to do a lot of grinding there, since Scyther is a very rare spawn in that location.
How to Evolve Scyther Into Scizor Pokemon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl
To be able to evolve your Scyther into a Scizor in Pokemon BDSP, you will need to get a hold of the Metal Coat item. This is a very hard to obtain item, and we have an entire guide dedicated to it. If you don’t know where to acquire it, we recommend you give it a read. Once you have the Metal Coat in your inventory, what you need to do next is to give it to your Scizor to hold.
Now for the next tricky part. With your Scyther holding the Metal Coat, what you need to do then is to trade it to another player. As soon as you have done that, the Scyther will evolve into Scizor, and the player can trade the Scizor back to you. Just be careful of who you do this with, it’s best to trade with a friend that you are sure will give the Scizor back to you. This is the same process by which the Onix evolves into Steelix.