Scyther · Jungle
Scyther · Jungle

Scyther · Jungle

Date Reviewed:  January 23, 2024

Ratings Summary: See Below
Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale. 1 is horrible. 3 is average. 5 is great.

Average eBay Sale as of today (1st Edition):

PSA 10: $1500
PSA 7: $70
PSA 3: $30

Scyther is not worth grading unless he’s Near Mint or better.  sigh 

Reviews Below:

vince avatar

Jungle Scyther was an immediate game-changer upon release of the Jungle expansion!  

Card Name: Scyther
Set: Jungle
Card Number: 10/64
Type: Grass
Stage: Basic Pokemon

  • Scyther’s 70 HP is really nice for a Basic Pokemon.  
  • Weakness to Fire, but Fire was not a prevalent deck type in 1999/2000
  • Resistance to Fighting, great to battle Hitmonchan in Haymaker decks.
  • Zero Retreat Cost? Yes!  Sign me up for that!


Scyther’s first attack of Swords Dance allowed you set up for a powerful attack on turn 2.  Slash was 3 Colorless for 30, or 60 after a Swords Dance.  


Jungle Scyther was a phenomenal card during the early days of Pokemon.  It could take on the some cards in the powerful Haymaker deck, and even joined some Haymaker decks.  


Pojo’s Original Big Book of Pokemon – c2000

I went back and pulled out an old Pojo’s Big Book of Pokemon from 2000, and I saw we rated this card a 5 back then.  This card was a huge star for about 2-3 years, and I’m still going to rate it a 5.  

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars 

Pojo's Ultimate Pokemon Book - 2023
Pojo’s Ultimate Pokemon Book – c2023

In case you didn’t know, we have a new book out! This is a new catch-all Pokemon Book for 2023 with superstar writers. Contributors include: 3-Time Pokemon TCG World Champion – Jason Klaczynski; 4-Time Pokemon TCG International Champ – Tord Reklev;
Video Game & Anime expert – Angel “Reeve” Pelaez.  Pick it up at Amazon for about $15.  A great gift for any Pokemon fan, or even yourself. 😉

We would love more volunteers to help us with our Card of the Day reviews.  If you want to share your ideas on cards with other fans, feel free to drop us an email.  We’d be happy to link back to your blog / YouTube Channel / etc.  😉

Click here to read our Pokémon Card of the Day Archive.  We have reviewed more than 4900 Pokemon cards over the last 23 + years!