Scyther is one of your companions that requires a bit of work to evolve in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond/Shining Pearl. So, it won’t be as straightforward as raising their level like some other companions. Instead, you have to go through a few steps to witness this creature’s evolution.
Evolve Scyther in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond/Shining Pearl
Scyther is a classic Bug/Flying-type Pokémon. It evolves into the remarkable and strong Scizor. However, if you want to evolve Scyther in Brilliant Diamond/Shining Pearl, you will first need a special item. This special item is a Metal Coat. You can head to Iron Island to find one, or you can get it from a Pokémon that holds it. This includes capturing one or trading for one.
Once you have the Metal Coat, allow Scyther to hold it. With this in hand, trade Scyther with a friend or another trainer that you trust. The moment you trade it, Scyther will evolve into Scizor and your fellow trainer should trade it back to you.
Both Scyther and Scizor are popular and beloved Pokémon. Your newly evolved companion will transform into a Bug/Steel-type.
The two have incredible stats no matter which way you decide to use them.
Locating Scyther in Brilliant Diamond/Shining Pearl
There’s one place you can find Scyther in the wild. Head to Route 229, and you can have a very rare encounter no matter what time of the day it is.
Otherwise, you can head to the Grand Underground in the following areas:
- Big Bluff Cavern
- Grassland Cave
- Riverbank Cave
- Still-Water Cavern
- Sunlit Cavern
If you want to evolve Scyther in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond/Shining Pearl, you need a Metal Coat and a trusted fellow trainer to trade with. Once you tackle those two obstacles, you can freely enjoy playing with the classic Scizor Pokémon.
Pokémon Brilliant Diamond/Shining Pearl is available on Nintendo Switch.