Sceptile (Pokémon)

For Pokémon GO information on this species, see the game's section.
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



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
5140 - 5396 steps
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
F254.png None.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. These leaves allow it to use its former signature move, Leaf Blade.

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]

Sceptile is a jungle Pokémon. 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.

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 the match ended in a tie when both Pokémon were 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

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 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 chapter, 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 Omega Alpha Adventure 2.

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 Tournament)

Sceptile is a Speed-type playable character in Pokkén. Moves it can use include Bullet Seed, Detect, Leaf Blade, Leaf Storm, Leech Seed, and Giga Drain. Upon entering Burst form, it Mega-Evolves and can use the Burst Attack Forest's Flash.

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
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VIII.


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)


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
Shuffle
Expert Stage: Stage EX11
Rumble World
Leafy Expanse: Lookout Tree (Back Boss)
Picross
Area 18: Stage 09
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Celebi Sea, Butterfree Sea, Rayquaza Sea, Celebi SeaFinal
Masters EX
Evolve Brendan's 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
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 VIII, 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 VIII, 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 VIII
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Dual Chop Dragon Physical 04040 09090% 15
011 Fury Cutter Bug Physical 04040 09595% 20
011 False Swipe Normal Physical 04040 100100% 40
011 X-Scissor Bug Physical 08080 100100% 15
011 Energy Ball Grass Special 09090 100100% 10
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
Evo.Evo. Dual Chop Dragon Physical 04040 09090% 15
099 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 Leaf Blade Grass Physical 09090 100100% 15
4949 Screech Normal Status 0000 08585% 40
5656 Endeavor Normal Physical 0000 100100% 5
6363 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/TR

Generation VIII
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI - VII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM00  TM00 Mega Punch Normal Physical 08080 085}}85% 20
TM01  TM01 Mega Kick Normal Physical 120120 075}}75% 5
TM05  TM05 Thunder Punch Electric Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM08  TM08 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM09  TM09 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM10  TM10 Magical Leaf Grass Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM11  TM11 Solar Beam Grass Special 120120 100}}100% 10
TM12  TM12 Solar Blade Grass Physical 125125 100}}100% 10
TM15  TM15 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM16  TM16 Screech Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 40
TM19  TM19 Safeguard Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 25
TM21  TM21 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM22  TM22 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
TM24  TM24 Snore Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 15
TM25  TM25 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM28  TM28 Giga Drain Grass Special 07575 100}}100% 10
TM31  TM31 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM34  TM34 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM39  TM39 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM40  TM40 Swift Normal Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM43  TM43 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM48  TM48 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 15
TM50  TM50 Bullet Seed Grass Physical 02525 100}}100% 30
TM58  TM58 Assurance Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 10
TM59  TM59 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TM63  TM63 Drain Punch Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 10
TM73  TM73 Cross Poison Poison Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM75  TM75 Low Sweep Fighting Physical 06565 100}}100% 20
TM76  TM76 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM78  TM78 Acrobatics Flying Physical 05555 100}}100% 15
TM81  TM81 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TM88  TM88 Grassy Terrain Grass Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM94  TM94 False Swipe Normal Physical 04040 100}}100% 40
TM97  TM97 Brutal Swing Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TM99  TM99 Breaking Swipe Dragon Physical 06060 100}}100% 15
TR00  TR00 Swords Dance Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR01  TR01 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100}}100% 15
TR07  TR07 Low Kick Fighting Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
TR10  TR10 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100}}100% 10
TR12  TR12 Agility Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TR20  TR20 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR24  TR24 Outrage Dragon Physical 120120 100}}100% 10
TR26  TR26 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR27  TR27 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR31  TR31 Iron Tail Steel Physical 100100 075}}75% 15
TR32  TR32 Crunch Dark Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TR47  TR47 Dragon Claw Dragon Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TR50  TR50 Leaf Blade Grass Physical 09090 100}}100% 15
TR51  TR51 Dragon Dance Dragon Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR59  TR59 Seed Bomb Grass Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TR60  TR60 X-Scissor Bug Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TR62  TR62 Dragon Pulse Dragon Special 08585 100}}100% 10
TR64  TR64 Focus Blast Fighting Special 120120 070}}70% 5
TR65  TR65 Energy Ball Grass Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR71  TR71 Leaf Storm Grass Special 130130 090}}90% 5
TR77  TR77 Grass Knot Grass Special 0000 100}}100% 20
TR85  TR85 Work Up Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TR95  TR95 Throat Chop Dark 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 VIII
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI - VII
 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 in Generation VIII
  • 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 an evolution of Sceptile
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation VIII
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Sw Sh EP Frenzy Plant Grass Special 150 90% 5
Sw Sh EP Grass Pledge Grass Special 80 100% 10
Sw Sh EP Grassy Glide Grass Physical 70 100% 20
Sw Sh EP Scale Shot Dragon Physical 25 90% 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 Move Tutor moves from other generations

By a prior evolution

Generation VIII
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI - VII
 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

By transfer from another generation

Generation VIII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII 
 Gen.   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
III IV V VI VII Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 00—}}—% 20
III IV V VI VII Captivate × Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
III IV V VI VII Confide Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
III IV V VI VII Counter Fighting Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
III IV V VI VII Crush Claw Normal Physical 07575 095}}95% 10
III IV V VI VII Cut Normal Physical 05050 095}}95% 30
III IV V VI VII Double-Edge Normal Physical 120120 100}}100% 15
III IV V VI VII Dynamic Punch Fighting Physical 100100 050}}50% 5
III IV V VI VII Flash × Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
III IV V VI VII Focus Punch Fighting Physical 150150 100}}100% 20
III IV V VI VII Frustration × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
III IV V VI VII Grass Whistle × Grass Status 0000 055}}55% 15
III IV V VI VII Headbutt Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 15
III IV V VI VII Hidden Power × Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
III IV V VI VII Hone Claws Dark Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
III IV V VI VII Laser Focus Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
III IV V VI VII Mimic Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
III IV V VI VII Mud Sport × Ground Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
III IV V VI VII Mud-Slap Ground Special 02020 100}}100% 10
III IV V VI VII Natural Gift × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 15
III IV V VI VII Nature Power Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
III IV V VI VII Power-Up Punch Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 20
III IV V VI VII Pursuit × Dark Physical 04040 100}}100% 20
III IV V VI VII Razor Wind × Normal Special 08080 100}}100% 10
III IV V VI VII Return × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
III IV V VI VII Roar Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
III IV V VI VII Rock Smash Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 15
III IV V VI VII Secret Power × Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
III IV V VI VII Seismic Toss Fighting Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
III IV V VI VII Strength Normal Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
III IV V VI VII Swagger Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 15
III IV V VI VII Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
  • A striped background indicates a generation in which the move can only be obtained via event or as a special move
  • 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
  • × indicates a move that cannot be used in Generation VIII
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see transfer-only moves for 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 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

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Vitality Drain
Damage varies depending on the opponent's remaining HP.
Skill Swapper: Swap++
Mega Effects   6
Replaces Pokémon (max 3) of the same type as Mega Sceptile.
Pokémon GO
  Base Stamina: 172 Base Attack: 223 Base Defense: 169
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*, Frenzy Plant

Evolution

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


Forms

Mega Evolution

Default
 
Sceptile
Sceptile
 Grass 

 
Sceptilite


Held Sceptilite
 
Mega Sceptile
Sceptile
 Grass  Dragon 

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
           
           
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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
Generation VIII
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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.

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 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
  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
  Cantonese Chinese 蜥蜴王 Sīkyihkwòhng Literally "Lizard king"
  Mandarin Chinese 蜥蜴王 Xīyìwáng Literally "Lizard king"


Related articles

Notes

External links


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