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Sceptile (Pokémon)

Grovyle #253: Grovyle
Pokémon
#255: Torchic Torchic
This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Sceptile (disambiguation).
Sceptile
Forest Pokémon
ジュカイン
Jukain
#254
Sceptile
Sceptile
Mega Sceptile
Mega Sceptile

Sceptile

Sceptile

Sceptile
Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Types
Grass Unknown
Sceptile
Grass Dragon
Mega Sceptile
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Overgrow
Sceptile
Cacophony
Cacophony
Unburden
Hidden Ability

Hidden Ability
Lightning Rod
Mega Sceptile

Mega Sceptile Y
Gender ratio
Unknown
87.5% male, 12.5% female
Catch rate
45 (5.9%)
Breeding
Egg Groups
Monster and Dragon
Hatch time
5355 - 5609 steps
Height
5'07" 1.7 m
Sceptile
6'3" 1.9 m
Mega Sceptile
0'0" 0 m
{{{forme3}}}
0'0" 0 m
{{{forme4}}}
Weight
115.1 lbs. 52.2 kg
Sceptile
121.7 lbs. 55.2 kg
Mega Sceptile
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{forme3}}}
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{forme4}}}
Mega Stone
??? {{{mega2}}}
Regional numbers
Pokédex
#254
Kanto
#000
Johto
#003
Hoenn
#000
Sinnoh

Unova
#000
Kalos
Not in any regional Pokédex
Browser
R-131
Fiore
R-243
Almia
R-144/N-035
Oblivia
Not in any Browser
Base experience yield
208
Gen. III-IV
Unknown
IV
239
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Slow
EV yield
Total: 3
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
3
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Body style
Body06.png BodyUnknown.png
{{{forme2}}}
Footprint
F254.png None.png
{{{forme2}}}
Pokédex color
Green
Base friendship
70
External Links

Sceptile (Japanese: ジュカイン Jukain) is a Grass-type Pokémon.

It evolves from Grovyle starting at level 36. It is the final form of Treecko. It can Mega Evolve into Mega Sceptile using a currently unknown Mega Stone.

Biology

Sceptile climbing a wall

Sceptile is a reptilian, bipedal Pokémon. Its neck is somewhat long, and it has two crests on its head. It has semicircular, yellow eyes with red rims. Its lower jaw and a belt-like band across its waist are also red. Along its back, it has two lines running down the middle and two rows of yellow nodules that are described as seeds. Its tail is shaped similar to that of a palm tree's branch. Both of its long arms have two sharp, elongated leaves and three claws. These leaves allow it to use its former signature move, Leaf Blade.

Sceptile is a jungle Pokémon. The seeds contain nutrients, which are said to be able to revitalize trees. It is capable of leaping freely from branch to branch. While it has the ability to slice down thick trees, it is known to care lovingly for the plants in the forest. This Pokémon regulates its body temperature by basking in sunlight.

In the anime

Sceptile in the anime

Major appearances

Ash's Sceptile

Ash's Grovyle eventually evolved into Sceptile in Odd Pokémon Out.

Other

Sceptile first appeared in Shocks and Bonds. Tyson was using the Forest Pokémon to battle an Aggron during the Hoenn League.

Minor appearances

Another Sceptile appeared in Last Call — First Round!. It was used with a Blaziken in a coordinator's appeal.

A Sceptile appeared in the opening scenes of Zoroark: Master of Illusions.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
AG161 Sceptile Ash's Pokédex Sceptile, the Forest Pokémon. Its arms are equipped with razor-sharp leaves, and it moves lightly through tree branches in order to attack its enemies.
This concludes the entries from the Advanced Generation series.

In the manga

Sceptile in Pokémon Adventures

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Main article: Emerald's Sceptile

Like most other starter Pokémon, Sceptile has made its only notable appearance in possession of Emerald, being picked as his final battling member for his Battle Factory challenge, which it won after a tough fight. Once he deduced it was no rental Pokémon, but one smuggled in by a third party, he took it into his possession and used it to challenge the Battle Pyramid, Battle Arena, Battle Palace, and Battle Dome challenges, in which only the latter its team failed to win, due to Emerald making a last-minute decision to switch out his party of Sceptile, Sudowoodo, and Dusclops, feeling that its newly recovered memories and affection for its teammates when under Professor Birch's care would slow it down. It was able to learn the ultimate Grass-type attack Frenzy Plant and helped defeat Guile Hideout's giant, fake Kyogre.

In the Pokémon Battle Frontier manga

Rald has a Sceptile which is one of his main Pokémon. It first appeared in Enta Arrives at the Battle Frontier!.

In the TCG

Main article: Sceptile (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation I
Red {{{redbluedex}}}
Blue
Yellow {{{yellowdex}}}
Stadium {{{stadiumdex}}}
Generation II
Gold {{{golddex}}}
Silver {{{silverdex}}}
Crystal {{{crystaldex}}}
Stadium 2 Unknown
Generation III
Ruby The leaves growing on Sceptile's body are very sharp edged. This Pokémon is very agile - it leaps all over the branches of trees and jumps on its foe from above or behind.
Sapphire Sceptile has seeds growing on its back. They are said to be bursting with nutrients that revitalize trees. This Pokémon raises the trees in a forest with loving care.
Emerald In the jungle, its power is without equal. This Pokémon carefully grows trees and plants. It regulates its body temperature by basking in sunlight.
FireRed The leaves on its forelegs are as sharp as swords. It agilely leaps about the branches of trees to strike.
LeafGreen
Generation IV
Diamond The leaves that grow on its arms can slice down thick trees. It is without peer in jungle combat.
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold It agilely leaps about the jungle and uses the sharp leaves on its arms to strike its prey.
SoulSilver
Generation V
Black The leaves that grow on its arms can slice down thick trees. It is without peer in jungle combat.
White
Black 2 The leaves that grow on its arms can slice down thick trees. It is without peer in jungle combat.
White 2
Generation VI
X The leaves that grow on its arms can slice down thick trees. It is without peer in jungle combat.
Y It agilely leaps about the jungle and uses the sharp leaves on its arms to strike its prey.

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Evolve Grovyle
Emerald
Evolve Grovyle
FireRed LeafGreen
Trade
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Trade
Platinum
Trade
HeartGold SoulSilver
Evolve Grovyle
Pal Park
Forest
Generation V
Black White
Poké Transfer, Event
Black 2 White 2
Poké Transfer
Generation VI
X Y
Poké Transporter

In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Pinball:
Ruby & Sapphire
Evolve from Grovyle
Pokémon Trozei! Endless Level 8
Forever Level 57
Pair Trozei
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red/Blue Rescue Team
Evolve from Grovyle
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time/Darkness
Mystery Jungle (B1-B29)
Pokémon Ranger Jungle Relic
Pokémon Ranger:
Shadows of Almia
Oil Field Hideout
Pokémon Ranger:
Guardian Signs
Oblivia Ruins
Forest Temple (Mission 5: Pidgeotto and the Switch Path)
Pokémon Rumble Blast Treetops: Sun-Dappled Bank (Post-ending)
Pokémon Conquest Evolve Grovyle

In events

Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
BW JR Kyushu Train Station Sceptile Japanese Japan 50 March 17 to April 1, 2012

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 70
130 - 177 250 - 344
Attack: 85
81 - 150 157 - 295
Defense: 65
63 - 128 121 - 251
Sp.Atk: 105
99 - 172 193 - 339
Sp.Def: 85
81 - 150 157 - 295
Speed: 120
112 - 189 220 - 372
Total: 530   Other Pokémon with this total  
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and a hindering nature, if applicable.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and a helpful nature, if applicable.


Pokéathlon stats

Speed
4/4 ★★★★
Power
4/5 ★★★★
Skill
4/5 ★★★★
Stamina
2/4 ★★☆☆
Jump
3/4 ★★★
Total
17/22 ★★★

Type effectiveness

Sceptile
Under normal battle conditions in Generation VI, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground ½×
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water ½×
Grass ½×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground ½×
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water ½×
Grass ½×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground ½×
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water ½×
Grass ½×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground ½×
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water ½×
Grass ½×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Mega Sceptile
Under normal battle conditions in Generation VI, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground ½×
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water ¼×
Grass ¼×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground ½×
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water ¼×
Grass ¼×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground ½×
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water ¼×
Grass ¼×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground ½×
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water ¼×
Grass ¼×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VI
Other generations:
III - IV - V
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
00Start Leaf Storm Grass Special 130130 09090% 5
00Start Night Slash Dark Physical 07070 100100% 15
00Start Pound Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
00Start Leer Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
00Start Absorb Grass Special 02020 100100% 25
00Start Quick Attack Normal Physical 04040 100100% 30
066 Absorb Grass Special 02020 100100% 25
1111 Quick Attack Normal Physical 04040 100100% 30
1616 X-Scissor Bug Physical 08080 100100% 15
1717 Pursuit Dark Physical 04040 100100% 20
2323 Screech Normal Status 0000 08585% 40
2929 Leaf Blade Grass Physical 09090 100100% 15
3535 Agility Psychic Status 0000 —% 30
4343 Slam Normal Physical 08080 07575% 20
5151 Detect Fighting Status 0000 —% 5
5959 False Swipe Normal Physical 04040 100100% 40
6767 Leaf Storm Grass Special 130130 09090% 5
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Sceptile obtained at level 1 in Generation VI
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Sceptile
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by a Mega Evolution of Sceptile
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation VI
Other generations:
III - IV - V
 TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM01 Hone Claws Dark Status 0000 —}}—% 15
Bag TM Dragon Sprite.png TM02 Dragon Claw Dragon Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM05 Roar Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 —}}—% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM15 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM20 Safeguard Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 25
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Grass Sprite.png TM22 Solar Beam Grass Special 120120 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Ground Sprite.png TM26 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Ground Sprite.png TM28 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM31 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM39 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 15
Bag TM Flying Sprite.png TM40 Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 —}}—% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM45 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM47 Low Sweep Fighting Physical 06565 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM48 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM52 Focus Blast Fighting Special 120120 070}}70% 5
Bag TM Grass Sprite.png TM53 Energy Ball Grass Special 09090 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM54 False Swipe Normal Physical 04040 100}}100% 40
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM56 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Flying Sprite.png TM62 Acrobatics Flying Physical 05555 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM68 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM70 Flash Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM75 Swords Dance Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
Bag TM Ground Sprite.png TM78 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM80 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Bug Sprite.png TM81 X-Scissor Bug Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Grass Sprite.png TM86 Grass Knot Grass Special 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 090}}90% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM88 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM94 Rock Smash Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM96 Nature Power Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM98 Power-Up Punch Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM100 Confide Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
Bag HM Normal Sprite.png HM01 Cut Normal Physical 05050 095}}95% 30
Bag HM Normal Sprite.png HM04 Strength Normal Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Sceptile
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Sceptile
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VI
Other generations:
III - IV - V
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TropiusSnover Bullet Seed* Grass Physical 25 100% 30
ArbokSnorlaxTotodileCroconawFeraligatrLarvitar
PupitarTyranitarExploudSeviperBagonShelgon
SalamenceTurtwigGrotleTorterraGarchompScraggy
ScraftyDruddigonDeinoZweilousHydreigonTyrunt
TyrantrumAvalugg
Crunch Dark Physical 80 100% 15
Rhyhorn Crush Claw* Normal Physical 75 95% 10
Nidoran♂NidorinoNidoking Double Kick Fighting Physical 30 100% 30
AltariaBagonShelgonSalamenceDeinoZweilous
HydreigonGoomySliggooGoodra
Dragon Breath Dragon Special 60 100% 20
CuboneMarowakMudkipMarshtompSwampertRampardos Endeavor Normal Physical 100% 5
SnoverAbomasnow Grass Whistle Grass Status 55% 15
BulbasaurChikoritaTurtwig Grassy Terrain* Grass Status —% 10
GrovyleSceptileTropiusTurtwigGrotleTorterra Leaf Storm Grass Special 130 90% 5
BulbasaurIvysaurVenusaurTurtwigGrotleTorterra Leech Seed Grass Status 90% 10
ChikoritaBayleefMeganiumTropius Magical Leaf Grass Special 60 —% 20
Mudkip Mud Sport Ground Status —% 15
ChikoritaBayleefMeganiumSwabluAltariaTropius Natural Gift Normal Physical 100% 15
HelioptileHeliolisk Razor Wind Normal Special 80 100% 10
BulbasaurIvysaurVenusaurChikoritaBayleefMeganium
TropiusTurtwigGrotleTorterra
Synthesis Grass Status —% 5
BulbasaurIvysaurVenusaur Worry Seed Grass Status 100% 10
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Sceptile in Generation VI
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Sceptile in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Sceptile
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by a Mega Evolution of Sceptile
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation VI
Other generations:
III - IV - V
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
X Y Frenzy Plant Grass Special 150 90% 5
X Y Grass Pledge Grass Special 80 100% 10
  • A black or white abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Sceptile can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Sceptile cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Sceptile
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by a Mega Evolution of Sceptile
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

By a prior evolution

Generation V
Other generations:
III - IV - VI
 Stage   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
252 Mega Drain Grass Special 40 100% 15
252 Giga DrainBW Grass Special 75 100% 10
253 Fury Cutter Bug Physical 20 95% 20
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Sceptile
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Sceptile
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see moves from other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Pinball RS
 PinRS254.png 
Acquisition: Evolve
Pokémon Trozei!
 Trozeiani254.gif 
Rarity: Rare
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
MDP254.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: Evolve
Friend Area: Overgrown Forest
Phrases
51%-100% HP Witness how sharply my leaves cut!
26%-50% HP It seems my HP has fallen to half already.
1%-25% HP I fear the worst... Even my leaves grow blunted...
Level up I've leveled up! My leaves are sharper edged now!
Partner phrases
51%-100% HP <name>, my HP is between 51% and 100%.
26%-50% HP <name>, my HP is between 26% and 50%.
1%-25% HP <name>, my HP is between 1% and 25%.
Level up I've leveled up! My leaves are sharper edged now!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness
,
and Explorers of Sky
MDP254.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: -12%
IQ group: D
Pokémon Ranger
Group:  Grass  Poké Assist: Grass PA.png
( Grass )
Field move: Cut fm.pngCut fm.pngCut fm.png
(Cut ×3)
Loops: 8 Min. exp.: 100 Max. exp.: 160
Browser entry  
Sceptile slashes with the leaves on its arms. It will cut anything that can be cut.
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:  Grass  Poké Assist: Grass PA.png
( Grass )
Field move: Cut 3 field move.png
(Cut ×3)
Browser entry  
It dashes about quickly while shooting leaves to attack.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group: Poké Assist: Field move:
 Grass  Grass Assist.png
( Grass )
Past
Electric Assist.png
( Normal )
Cut 4 field move.png
(Cut ×4)
Past
Electrify 1 field move.png
(Electrify ×1)
Browser entry  
It launches leaf blades around itself.
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack ●●●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●●
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
None.png PokéPark Pad entry:
This Pokémon has no PokéPark Pad entry.
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
None.png Strong: {{{Park2strong}}} Weak: {{{Park2weak}}}
PokéPark Pad entry:
This Pokémon has no PokéPark Pad entry.
PCP254.png HP: ★★★ Move: Leaf Storm
Attack: ★★★ Ability 1: Overgrow
Defense: ★★★ Ability 2: Mountaineer
Speed: ★★★★★ Ability 3: Sprint
Evolves from Grovyle when its Speed is 118 or higher
Range: 3 Perfect Links: Magoichi, Murashige, Takakage, and Yatarō

Evolution

252Treecko.png
Unevolved
Treecko
 Grass 
Rare Candy
Level 16
253Grovyle.png
First evolution
Grovyle
 Grass 
Rare Candy
Level 36
254Sceptile.png
Second evolution
Sceptile
 Grass 

Sprites

Gen Game
I Red Blue Yellow Red (Ja) Green Back
This Pokémon did not appear during Generation I.
II Gold Silver Crystal   Back
This Pokémon did not appear during Generation II.
III Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
Spr 3r 254.png Spr 3e 254.gif Spr 3r 254.png Spr b 3r 254.png
Spr 3r 254 s.png Spr 3e 254 s.gif Spr 3r 254 s.png Spr b 3r 254 s.png
IV Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Spr 4d 254.png Spr 4d 254.png Spr 4d 254.png Spr b 4d 254.png
Spr 4d 254 s.png Spr 4d 254 s.png Spr 4d 254 s.png Spr b 4d 254 s.png
V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Spr 5b 254.png Spr 5b 254.png Spr b 5b 254.png
Spr 5b 254 s.png Spr 5b 254 s.png Spr b 5b 254 s.png
Sceptile For other sprites and images, please see Sceptile images on Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • Sceptile has the highest Speed base stat of all non-legendary Grass types.
  • Sceptile is the only fully evolved single type Hoenn starter, though in Generation VI it can temporarily gain a secondary Dragon typing through Mega Evolution.
  • Sceptile has two traits which make it unique among fully evolved starter Pokémon.
    • It has the lowest HP base stat of all fully evolved starter Pokémon.
    • It is the lightest fully evolved Grass-type starter Pokémon.

Origin

Bulbanews

Appearance-wise, this Pokémon resembles the dinosaur known as Dilophosaurus. The orbs of nutrients on its back may be based on the fact that many leguminous plants have nitrogen stored in nodes on their roots. The Treecko line's appearance and mannerisms are also strongly derived from leaf-tailed geckos.

Name origin

Sceptile may be a combination of reptile and Sceptridium (referring to its fern-like tail) or sectile (referring to the sharp blades growing on its body). It may also derive from scepter (from its title as "King of the Forest") or scissors (referring to the blades on its wrists).

Jukain may derive from 樹海 jukai (abundant leafage).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ジュカイン Jukain From 樹海 jukai
France Flag.png French Jungko From jungle and gecko
Spain Flag.png Spanish Sceptile Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Gewaldro From Gewalt, Wald, and drohen
Italy Flag.png Italian Sceptile Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 나무킹 Namuking From 나무 namu and king


Related articles

External links

Grovyle #253: Grovyle
Pokémon
#255: Torchic Torchic


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Last modified on 20 July 2014, at 08:21