Sceptile (Pokémon)

For Pokémon GO information on this species, see the game's section.
0253MS.png #0253: Grovyle
Pokémon
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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
#0254
Sceptile
Sceptile
Mega Sceptile
Mega 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
Mega Sceptile
Cacophony
Unburden
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Lightning Rod
Mega Sceptile
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
87.5% male, 12.5% female
Catch rate
45 (11.9%)
Breeding
Egg Groups
Monster and Dragon
Hatch time
20 cycles
Height
5'07" 1.7 m
Sceptile
6'03" 1.9 m
Mega Sceptile
0'0" 0 m
{{{form3}}}
0'0" 0 m
{{{form4}}}
Weight
115.1 lbs. 52.2 kg
Sceptile
121.7 lbs. 55.2 kg
Mega Sceptile
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{form3}}}
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{form4}}}
Mega Stone
Sceptilite [[|]]
Base experience yield
208
Gen. III-IV
Unknown
IV
239
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Slow
EV yield
Total: 3
Sceptile
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
3
Speed
Mega Sceptile
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
Shape
Body06.png
Footprint
F0254.png F000.png
Mega Sceptile
Pokédex color
Green
Base friendship
70
External Links

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

It evolves from Grovyle starting at level 36. It is the final form of Treecko.

Sceptile can Mega Evolve into Mega Sceptile using the Sceptilite.

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. In Generation III, Leaf Blade was its signature move.

Sceptile is a jungle Pokémon. It has no equals in jungle combat. The seeds on its back 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 the sunlight.

Forms

Sceptile can Mega Evolve into Mega Sceptile.

As Mega Sceptile, its head crests become more pointed with a round portion missing from the middle. Red marking surrounds its eyes, which become smaller and more narrow. The yellow seeds down its back grow larger. The last pair of seeds turn red, while the pair above it turns orange. Red stripes encircle the base of its tail and run across its lower belly. The leaves on its wrists become more pointed, and the upper ones have red tips and half-circles cut out of the middles. Covering its chest and shoulders are plates of leaves similar to those that form its tail. Mega Sceptile's tail grows longer and develops a red stinger at the tip.

Mega Sceptile can cut off a portion of its tail to fire it like a missile at an opponent. Its lost tail will continue regenerating as long as it still has the energy required for Mega Evolution.[1]

Mega
Sceptile
 

Evolution

Sceptile evolves from Grovyle and is the final form of Treecko.

(For specifics on this Pokémon's evolution in the games, refer to Game data→Evolution data.)

 
Unevolved
Treecko
 Grass 

 
First evolution
Grovyle
 Grass 

 
Second evolution
Sceptile
 Grass 

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III Hoenn
#003
Kanto
#—
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 Sinnoh
#—
Johto
#—
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 Unova
#—
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 Kalos
#—
Hoenn
#003
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.
Omega 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.
Alpha 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.
Generation VII Alola
#—
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VII.
Generation VIII Galar
#—
Sinnoh
#—
Hisui
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Sword, Shield, and Legends: Arceus.
Brilliant Diamond The leaves that grow on its arms can slice down thick trees. It is without peer in jungle combat.
Shining Pearl
Generation IX Paldea
#—
Kitakami
#—
Blueberry
#184
Scarlet It agilely flits through the jungle and uses the sharp-edged leaves on its arms to cut down its prey.
Violet The leaves on its arms are as sharp as swords. It agilely leaps about the branches of trees to strike its enemies.


 
Sceptile in the Blueberry Pokédex

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
Trade
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Evolve Grovyle
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Trade
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Evolve Grovyle
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
TradeVersion 1.3.0+
Expansion Pass
Max Lair (Dynamax Adventure)
Brilliant Diamond Shining Pearl
Evolve Grovyle
Legends: Arceus
Unobtainable
Generation IX
Scarlet Violet
TradeVersion 3.0.0+
The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero
Evolve Grovyle


In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III
Pinball: R&S
Evolve Grovyle
Trozei!
Endless Level 8, Forever Level 57, Pair Trozei, Mr. Who's Den
MD Red MD Blue
Evolve Grovyle
Ranger
Jungle Relic
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Mystery Jungle (1F-29F)
MD Sky
Mystery Jungle (1F-29F)
Ranger: SoA
Oil Field Hideout
Ranger: GS
Oblivia Ruins, Forest Temple
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Treetops: Sun-Dappled Bank (Post-ending)
Conquest
Evolve Grovyle
Rumble U
Jungle Area: Serperior Jungle (Reward), Verdant Plaza: Green Hide-and-Seek (Boss),
Variety Battle: A Battle in the Tower, Challenge Battle: Open Entry Battle Royale
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Sky-High Ruins: Stage 1
Rumble World
Leafy Expanse: Lookout Tree (Back Boss)
Super MD
Capim Town
Picross
Area 18: Stage 09
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Celebi Sea, Butterfree Sea, Rayquaza Sea, Celebi SeaFinal
Generation VIII
MD DX
Evolve Grovyle
Cross-Generation
Shuffle
Expert Stage: Stage EX11
Masters EX
Evolution: Brendan & Grovyle (Mega Sceptile)


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

Sceptile
Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
70
130 - 177 250 - 344
85
81 - 150 157 - 295
65
63 - 128 121 - 251
105
99 - 172 193 - 339
85
81 - 150 157 - 295
120
112 - 189 220 - 372
Total:
530
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.
Mega Sceptile
Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
70
130 - 177 250 - 344
110
103 - 178 202 - 350
75
72 - 139 139 - 273
145
135 - 216 265 - 427
85
81 - 150 157 - 295
145
135 - 216 265 - 427
Total:
630
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.

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 IX, 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 IX, 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

Sceptile is available in Scarlet and Violet Version 3.0.0+.

By leveling up

Generation IX
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Pound Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
011 Leer Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
011 Leafage Grass Physical 04040 100100% 40
011 Quick Attack Normal Physical 04040 100100% 30
Rem.Rem. False Swipe Normal Physical 04040 100100% 40
Rem.Rem. Fury Cutter Bug Physical 04040 09595% 20
Rem.Rem. X-Scissor Bug Physical 08080 100100% 15
Rem.Rem. Energy Ball Grass Special 09090 100100% 10
Rem.Rem. Shed Tail Normal Status 0000 00——% 10
Evo.Evo. Leaf Blade Grass Physical 09090 100100% 15
055 Mega Drain Grass Special 04040 100100% 15
1212 Detect Fighting Status 0000 00——% 5
1515 Quick Guard Fighting Status 0000 00——% 15
2020 Assurance Dark Physical 06060 100100% 10
2525 Giga Drain Grass Special 07575 100100% 10
3030 Slam Normal Physical 08080 07575% 20
3535 Double Team Normal Status 0000 00——% 15
4242 Screech Normal Status 0000 08585% 40
4949 Endeavor Normal Physical 0000 100100% 5
5656 Leaf Storm Grass Special 130130 09090% 5
  • 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 level-up moves from other generations

By TM

Generation IX
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM001  TM001 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 085}}85% 20
TM004  TM004 Agility Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TM007  TM007 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM012  TM012 Low Kick Fighting Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
TM014  TM014 Acrobatics Flying Physical 05555 100}}100% 15
TM018  TM018 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
TM020  TM020 Trailblaze Grass Physical 05050 100}}100% 20
TM025  TM025 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM027  TM027 Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM028  TM028 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TM032  TM032 Swift Normal Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM033  TM033 Magical Leaf Grass Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM036  TM036 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 15
TM039  TM039 Low Sweep Fighting Physical 06565 100}}100% 20
TM043  TM043 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TM044  TM044 Dragon Tail Dragon Physical 06060 090}}90% 10
TM047  TM047 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM049  TM049 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM055  TM055 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM056  TM056 Bullet Seed Grass Physical 02525 100}}100% 30
TM057  TM057 False Swipe Normal Physical 04040 100}}100% 40
TM058  TM058 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM066  TM066 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100}}100% 15
TM068  TM068 Thunder Punch Electric Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM070  TM070 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM071  TM071 Seed Bomb Grass Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM073  TM073 Drain Punch Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 10
TM078  TM078 Dragon Claw Dragon Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM081  TM081 Grass Knot Grass Special 0000 100}}100% 20
TM085  TM085 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM086  TM086 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
TM088  TM088 Swords Dance Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM100  TM100 Dragon Dance Dragon Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM103  TM103 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM105  TM105 X-Scissor Bug Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM108  TM108 Crunch Dark Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM111  TM111 Giga Drain Grass Special 07575 100}}100% 10
TM115  TM115 Dragon Pulse Dragon Special 08585 100}}100% 10
TM119  TM119 Energy Ball Grass Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM130  TM130 Helping Hand Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM137  TM137 Grassy Terrain Grass Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM146  TM146 Grass Pledge Grass Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TM149  TM149 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100}}100% 10
TM152  TM152 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM155  TM155 Frenzy Plant Grass Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM156  TM156 Outrage Dragon Physical 120120 100}}100% 10
TM158  TM158 Focus Blast Fighting Special 120120 070}}70% 5
TM159  TM159 Leaf Storm Grass Special 130130 090}}90% 5
TM163  TM163 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM168  TM168 Solar Beam Grass Special 120120 100}}100% 10
TM171  TM171 Tera Blast Normal Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TM172  TM172 Roar Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM184  TM184 Vacuum Wave Fighting Special 04040 100}}100% 30
TM190  TM190 Solar Blade Grass Physical 125125 100}}100% 10
TM192  TM192 Focus Punch Fighting Physical 150150 100}}100% 20
TM194  TM194 Grassy Glide Grass Physical 05555 100}}100% 20
TM200  TM200 Scale Shot Dragon Physical 02525 090}}90% 20
TM204  TM204 Double-Edge Normal Physical 120120 100}}100% 15
TM205  TM205 Endeavor Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 5
TM221  TM221 Throat Chop Dark Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM222  TM222 Breaking Swipe Dragon Physical 06060 100}}100% 15
TM226  TM226 Dragon Cheer Dragon Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
TM229  TM229 Upper Hand Fighting Physical 06565 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 or an alternate form of Sceptile
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation IX
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Absorb Grass Special 20 100% 25
Double Kick Fighting Physical 30 100% 30
Dragon Breath Dragon Special 60 100% 20
Leech Seed Grass Status 90% 10
Night Slash* Dark Physical 70 100% 15
Slash Normal Physical 70 100% 20
Synthesis Grass Status —% 5
Worry Seed Grass Status 100% 10
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Sceptile
  • 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 Egg moves from other generations

By a prior evolution

Generation IX
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
 Stage   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon has no moves exclusive to prior evolutions.
  • 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 RS
 
Acquisition: Evolve
Pokémon Trozei!
 
Rarity: Rare
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
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!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
  Body size: 1
Recruit rate: -12%
IQ group: D
Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon
 

Body size: Standard (1 tile)
How to Recruit: Talk to in Capim Town
Connected to: Combusken (♂), Swampert
Connection Orb Set: 1

Phrases
Normal I'm second to none when it comes to the jungle!
Low HP (< 50%) I'm taking considerable damage, it seems...
Phrases if the hero
Normal (All right! I'll give it my all!)
Low HP (< 50%) (This is hard…but I need to hang in there!)
Phrases if the partner
Normal Let's give it our all!
Low HP (< 50%) I'm OK… I can take it a little more…
Pokémon Ranger
Group:
Grass
Poké Assist:  
Grass
Field move:    
(Cut ×3)
Loops: 8 Min. exp.: 100 Max. exp.: 160
Browser entry R-131
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
Field move:  
(Cut ×3)
Browser entry R-243
It dashes about quickly while shooting leaves to attack.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group:
Grass
Poké Assist:
(present)
 
Grass
Field move:
(present)
 
(Cut ×4)
Poké Assist:
(past)
 
Grass
Field move:
(past)
 
(Cut ×1)
Browser entry R-144
It launches leaf blades around itself.
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
  Walking Speed: 1.57 seconds Base HP: 53
Base Attack: 80 Base Defense: 54 Base Speed: 70
Pokémon Conquest
  HP: ★★★ Move: Leaf Storm
Attack: ★★★ Ability 1: Overgrow
Ability 2: Mountaineer
Ability 3: Sprint
Defense: ★★★
Speed: ★★★★★
Evolves from Grovyle when its Speed is 118 or higher
Range: 3 Perfect Links: Magoichi, Murashige, Takakage, and Yatarō
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Grass
Attack Power: ★★★★★

 

Power of Five
Increases the damage dealt by matching five Pokémon.
Pokémon Shuffle
 
Grass
  Attack Power: 70 - 110   5

#091
 
 

Vitality Drain
Damage varies depending on the opponent's remaining HP.
  Swappable Skill(s): Swap++
Mega Effects   6
Replaces Pokémon (max 3) of the same type as Mega Sceptile.
Pokémon GO
  Base HP: 172 Base Attack: 223 Base Defense: 169
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement:  200/40/20/10
Fast Attacks: Fury Cutter, Bullet Seed
Charged Attacks: Leaf Blade, Aerial Ace, Earthquake, Dragon Claw*, Breaking Swipe*, Frenzy Plant, Frustration , Return 

Mega Sceptile

Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon
 

Body size: Standard (1 tile)
How to Recruit: Talk to in Capim Town
Connected to: Combusken (♂), Swampert
Connection Orb Set: 1

Phrases
Normal I'm second to none when it comes to the jungle!
Low HP (< 50%) I'm taking considerable damage, it seems...
Phrases if the hero
Normal (All right! I'll give it my all!)
Low HP (< 50%) (This is hard…but I need to hang in there!)
Phrases if the partner
Normal Let's give it our all!
Low HP (< 50%) I'm OK… I can take it a little more…
Pokémon GO
  Base HP: 172 Base Attack: 320 Base Defense: 186
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Fury Cutter, Bullet Seed
Charged Attacks: Leaf Blade, Aerial Ace, Earthquake, Dragon Claw*, Breaking Swipe*, Frenzy Plant, Frustration , Return 

Form data

Mega Evolution

Default
 
Sceptile
Sceptile
 Grass 

 
Sceptilite


Held Sceptilite
 
Mega Sceptile
Sceptile
 Grass  Dragon 

Evolution data

 
Unevolved
Treecko
 Grass 
 
Level 16
 
First evolution
Grovyle
 Grass 
 
Level 36
 
Second evolution
Sceptile
 Grass 


Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
           
           
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
           
           
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
       
       
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Front Back
Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Front Back Front Back
Cross-Generation
HOME
   
   
  For other sprites and images, please see Sceptile images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


In the anime

Main series

 
Sceptile in the anime
 
Mega Sceptile in the anime

Major appearances

Ash's Sceptile

In Odd Pokémon Out, Ash's Grovyle evolved into a Sceptile after it tried to rescue a Meganium it had a crush on.

Sawyer's Sceptile

In A Meeting of Two Journeys!, Sawyer's Grovyle was revealed to have evolved into a Sceptile. In Valuable Experience for All!, it was revealed that it can Mega Evolve.

Other

Sceptile debuted in Shocks and Bonds, under the ownership of Tyson. It was used to battle Johnny's Aggron during the Ever Grande Conference. Tyson later used Sceptile in his match against Ash; it battled Glalie, but both Pokémon ended up getting knocked out by the other's attacks.

Minor appearances

In Last Call — First Round!, a Coordinator's Sceptile was used in a Double Performance alongside a Blaziken during the Sinnoh Grand Festival.

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

A Sceptile that can Mega Evolve into Mega Sceptile appeared in the ending segment of Mega Evolution Special II.

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.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
XY106 Sceptile Serena's Pokédex Sceptile, the Forest Pokémon, and the evolved form of Grovyle. The seeds growing on Sceptile's back are brimming with vitamins that can revitalize trees.

Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire Animated Trailer

 
Sceptile in the animated trailer

In the Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire Animated Trailer, Brendan's Sceptile battled Steven Stone's Mega Metagross. It was also capable of Mega Evolving.

Pokémon Generations

In The Vision, Brendan's Sceptile infiltrated the Team Magma Hideout and prepared to battle Courtney's Camerupt.

In the manga

 
Mega Sceptile in Pokémon Adventures

Pokémon Adventures

Main article: Emerald's Sceptile

Sceptile's most notable appearance is in possession of Emerald, being picked as his final battling member for his Battle Factory challenge in Interesting Interactions Involving Illumise, which he won after a tough fight. Once he deduced he was no rental Pokémon, but one smuggled in by a third party, he took him into his possession and used him to challenge the Battle Pyramid, Battle Arena, Battle Palace, and Battle Dome challenges. In the Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire arc, he has obtained a Sceptilite, with it he can Mega Evolve into Mega Sceptile.

A Sceptile appeared in a fantasy in Pinsir Me, I Must Be Dreaming.

A Mega Sceptile appeared in a fantasy in Claydol Unleashes.

Pokémon Battle Frontier

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)

Other appearances

 
Sceptile in Pokkén Tournament

Pokkén Tournament

Main article: Sceptile (Pokkén)

Sceptile is a Battle Pokémon in Pokkén Tournament. Its moves include Bullet Seed, Detect, Leaf Blade, Leaf Storm, Leech Seed, and Giga Drain. Upon entering Synergy Burst, it Mega Evolves and can use the Burst Attack Forest's Flash.

Trivia

Origin

Appearance-wise, this Pokémon resembles Dilophosaurus, a dinosaur. The orbs of nutrients on its back may be based on the reproductive spores of fern species or based on the fact that many leguminous plants have nitrogen stored in nodes on their roots. The leaves on the tail in combination with the brightly-colored orbs on its back also create a strong resemblance to both the yew tree and various members of the genus Podocarpus. The Treecko line's appearance and mannerisms are also strongly derived from leaf-tailed geckos. Sceptile's green skin and red jaw seem to take inspiration from male green anoles, whose dewlaps inflate and turn red to show dominance.

Its ability to launch its tail while in its Mega Evolved form may be a reference to autotomy, a method of self-defense in which many animals, like reptiles, shed off their own appendages, which they can later regenerate. It may also be a reference to rocket launchers, with its tree-like tail also resembling a rocket.

Name origin

Sceptile may be a combination of scepter, referring to its status as the "forest king"; scissors, referring to the blades on its wrists; or Sceptridium, a genus of grape-ferns; and reptile.

Jukain may derive from 樹海 jukai (abundant leafage; dense woodland).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
  Japanese ジュカイン Jukain From 樹海 jukai
  French Jungko From jungle and gecko
  Spanish Sceptile Same as English name
  German Gewaldro From Gewalt, Wald, and drohen
  Italian Sceptile Same as English name
  Korean 나무킹 Namuking From 나무 namu and king
  Mandarin Chinese 蜥蜴王 Xīyìwáng From 蜥蜴 xīyì and wáng
  Cantonese Chinese 蜥蜴王 Sīkyihkwòhng From 蜥蜴 sīkyihk and wòhng


See also

References

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