Pokémon Unite is set to introduce Scyther, a bug/flying type from Generation I, and Scizor, a bug/steel type from Generation II, on September 28, 2022.
In line with the 1st-anniversary event schedule of Pokémon Unite, Scyther and Scizor joins the fray following the release of Mew and Dodrio. It is said that Scizor will be the evolution of Scyther. However, it is up to the player to decide whether they want to evolve Scyther into Scizor or continue playing with Scyther throughout the game.
The addition of Scizor and Scyther can affect the gameplay of Unite as it has been some time since Pokémon released an all-rounder. Since the release of Delphox, Pokémon has been focusing on releasing too many attackers. Now, following Dodrio (speedster) comes Scizor. As such, a new all-rounder can balance the game and strengthens the level of strategy used.
Dataminers have speculated the skills of Scizor and Scyther. The first move is said to be similar to Close Combat. The second ability that Scizor has is that it delivers several punches to the foe, which could be Bullet Punch, one of Scizor’s signature moves in Pokémon titles. Another move is X-Scissor, where Scizor dashes through the path with green phantoms. The Unite Move depends on which evolution you have. For Scyther, the Pokémon hits the opponent with multiple phantoms. For Scizor, the Pokémon spreads out five phantoms but only Scizor attacks.
Some fans are under the impression that Pokémon is favoring Generations 1 and 2, despite the fact that just one Pokémon from Generation 5 may be played. However, it has not been disclosed if Pokémon has any intentions to use additional Pokémon from prior generations, despite the fact that the game has certain Pokémon from previous generations as non-player characters and objective Pokémon. As such, it is necessary for Pokémon to hear the pleas of the players and can follow up immediately.