Scyther vs Espio the Chameleon
Season 2, Episode 2
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Air date February 15, 2015
Written by Maxevil
Directed by Maxevil
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Scyther vs Espio the Chameleon is a What-If? episode of Death Battle.


Pokemon vs Sonic! Which supporting animal ninja is the deadliest?


Wiz: Ninjas do come in various kinds, including supporting ninjas.

Boomstick: And these 2 animals are the closest to supporting ninjas!

Wiz: Scyther, the Mantis Pokemon...

Boomstick: ...and Espio the Chameleon, Team Chaotix's own ninja!

Wiz: I'm Wizard and he's Boom Stick, and it's our job to analyze their weapons, armor, and skill to find out who would win a Death Battle.


Wiz: Scyther is the Mantis Pokémon from the first generation.

Boomstick: Wait, a Mantis?!

Wiz: Yes, Boomstick, a mantis.

Boomstick: But he looks more like some sort of lizard than bug, so he should've been a lizard Pokemon...

Wiz: Moving on, Scyther is a one of the first Pokemon to be based upon the ninjas since its Scythe-like arms resemble that of a set of Twin Katanas.

Boomstick: And perfect to use on such attacks like False Swipe, Fury Cutter, Slash, Night Slash, and X-Scissor.

Wiz: It can use a move known as Swords Dance to raise its attack power at a surprising rate, and even though this move isn't defensive, Double Team allows Scyther to make many illusional copies of itself to fool its opponents.

Boomstick: And it knows flying type moves too, which include Vaccum Wave and Wing Attack, which makes Scyther doubly effective against Grass type Pokemon.

Wiz: It can also use Focus Energy to raise its Critical Hit chances, leer to lower defense on its foes, and raise its speed impressively with Agility.

Boomstick: Oh Hell yeah, just like a ninja would, (breaks into song) Teenage Mutant Ninja Scythers, Teenage Mutant Ninja...

Wiz: Anyway, looking at the stats on a normal wild Scyther, it is shown that despite having speedy move, it is high on Attack than Speed, which is probably why Agility is part of its moveset.

Boomstick: But that won't matter, because this lizard beast can surprise his foes with every trick behind his scythe-like arms.

Wiz: I told you already, Boomstick, it's not a lizard.

Pokedex: Scyther, the Mantis Pokemon. Its claws are sharp as swords, and it is a powerful flyer. This Pokemon is rarely seen by humans and almost never captured.

Espio the Chameleon

Wiz: The Chaotix. A group of fighters roaming the land in search of anything they can find. Unlike most of the Sonic characters, Espio is calm, serious and very disciplined.

Boomstick: He's also really good with computers! Espio completely hates Dr. Eggman, though it is unknown why.

Wiz: Like any chameleon, Espio can change his skin colour to blend in with the environment, making stealth extremely easy for him.

Boomstick: He can hide from almost anyone! Unless something gets on him that allows him to be seen.

Wiz: Espio is extremely skilled with shuriken, and he's said to have the biggest collection known to man. He also has modified shurikens.

Boomstick: His other types of ninja stars are the bombing shuriken. Once the shuriken hits the target it with explode like a grenade.

Wiz: Espio might not rival the speed of Sonic, but he sure is fast. He can preform homing spin dashes, and create small tornados known as "Leaf Swirl".

Boomstick: He can also turn invisible for a short time! Espio calls it "Chroma-Cammo".

Wiz: Being a chameleon, Espio can also stick to and climb on walls and other surfaces. If he wants, he can damage enemies with his tongue, but he rarely does it.

Boomstick: He can do spin attacks too just like any other Sonic character. He also has over sized shuriken and a ton of kunai. Wow, I can't believe this guy is an unpopular character, he sounds awesome!

Espio the Chameleon: "Evil must die, beware my ninja power!"



Wiz: All right, the combatants are set, let's end the debate once and for all.

Boomstick: It's time for a Death Battle!


In a luscious jungle, we see Espio meditating by the waterfall, until he hears something break his concentration, out of the bushes and trees came out a green adolescent sized creature known as Scyther who flew by at a fast rate.

Espio: Break my concentration, will you?

Espio grabs a shuriken.

Espio: Prepare to taste ninja power!

Scyther: Scyther!


Espio throws a shuriken at Scyther, but Scyther uses fury cutter on it to slice it in half, then uses quick attack on Espio, but Espio jumps out of the way and sticks to a tree, but Scyther uses Slash to cut the tree down, causing Espio uses another Shuriken, but Sctyher uses Agility and Swords Dance to dodge them. Espio then uses a spin attack on Scyther causing him to be pushed back.

Espio: So you're tough than I thought!

Scyther then charges Espio with a Wing Attack, but Espio turns invisible. Causing Scyther to wonder where he is, so it uses Vacuum Wave to locate him, which caused Espio to reappear.

Espio; Damn, bug!

Scyther then uses Double Team, causing Espio to be wondering which is the real, so he decides to close his eyes and concentrate, While Scyther and its holographic copies charge at Espio, Espio opens his eyes, and uses three bomb shurikens on all of them for a better chance of a perfect hit, but when the real Scyther uses X-Scissor on the bomb, it explodes and coming down on the ground was Scyther's head and Scythes.

Espio: Justice served.


Espio makes use of Scyther's Scythes as katanas while using Scyther's head as a candlestick holder.


Boomstick: Now it would be wise to appreciate Espio than hate him?

Wiz: Scyther had pretty unique moves, but Espio made use of his weaponry to do the job.

Boomstick: He was even smart to use three bomb shurikens on Scyther when it was using Double team for a better rate!

Wiz: Right, which is what any Ninja is more than capable of, and Espio was no acception.

Boomstick: Now you guys should think that Espio is cut out for popularity!

Wiz: The winner is Espio the Chameleon.


  • This is Maxevil's ninth Death Battle episode.
  • This is Maxevil's second Death Battle episode to have Boomstick spoof a theme song, this time being the 1987 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles theme song, the first is the W.I.T.C.H. Battle Royale with the W.I.T.C.H. theme song; and the next two are Ganondorf vs M. Bison with the Captain Planet and the Planeteers theme song just like in the official show's episode, "Shao Kahn vs M. Bison"; and Krang vs Reagan with the 1960s Spider-Man theme song but with a set of lyrics that are different from the ones in the official episode, Batman vs Spider-Man.
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