Crime: Attempted Murder of the Shōgun
: There are no shortage of strange 'mons running around Sazanami these days, but none are more dangerous than this one: a masked Scizor who just recently tried to assassinate Katsumi. We must do all that we can to capture him and bring him in to Sho's palace for questioning -- who knows what he could do if he were to remain free? Be careful when confronting him, we do not want anyone getting hurt out there! (That being said, we must reiterate again, do NOT wound the Scizor too seriously; focus on incapacitating him in a way that isn't permanent. We don't want to upset Nobuhide.)
Characteristic: Strong willed
Not much is known about this bug. There are stories of a 'mon fitting his description working alongside the group of suspicious 'mons running amok in Sho's territory, but whenever someone witnesses an attack by the group, he's in the background, hiding in plain sight. In fact, word has it that the very same group was up north during Isas' and Shino's fight on the mountain, and this exact same Scizor was spotted amongst them, interfering in the battle until Sho arrived with reinforcements. Any who do</i> manage to get a good look at him know that he always wears his distinctive mask, and that his fighting style is fast and hard-hitting, making it hard to counter him without serious injury to oneself. According to Nobuhide's notes, there is strong evidence that an entrance to the group's headquarters is somewhere in the rice fields, hidden in one of the small shacks that hold various farming equipment, and if we find that, we'll find the Scizor for sure..
Reversal - An all-out attack that becomes more powerful the less HP the user has.
X-Scissor - The user slashes at the target by crossing its scythes or claws as if they were a pair of scissors.
Bullet Punch - The user strikes the target with tough punches as fast as bullets. This move always goes first.
Endure - The user endures any attack with at least 1 HP. Its chance of failing rises if it is used in succession.
Tailwind - The user whips up a turbulent whirlwind that ups the Speed of all party Pokémon for four turns.
Night Slash - The user slashes the target the instant an opportunity arises. Critical hits land more easily.
Non Required Information
Swarm - When HP is below 1/3rd its maximum, power of Bug-type moves is increased by 50%.
Technician - Moves with a base power of 60 or less are boosted in power by 50%
Light Metal - This Pokémon's weight is halved.
Approximate Height: 5'11"