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What is a good moveset for Sceptile? (page 2)

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I have got a sceptile in heart gold. Is this a good moveset:
leaf blade
energy ball
rock tomb

I chose the last two because they cover all weaknesses the second because of sceptile's special attack and leaf blade because well it's an awesome move!

Sceptile Learnset

asked May 14, 2010 by Speed freak
edited Jul 1, 2011 by DarkTyphlosion
Sceptile (M) @ Flight Gem
Trait: Unburden
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spd
Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)
- Swords Dance
- Acrobat
- Leaf Blade
- Earthquake
^ Needs a Sash
It is harder to get rid of a sash to power up unburden. Acrobatics is powered up not holding an item and the gem is disposed of before the move is used, so it is really powerful.
It's still really powerful without it...and Sceptile will die sooner.
Sceptile can learn outrage.. :D give it outrage
Special Sceptile with HP Rock is better
Focus Sash
Timid Nature
HP Rock
Energy Ball
Grass Knot

23 Answers

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I got this moveset 4 my sceptile:

Leaf blade (STAB) physical

Rock slide (coverage) takes care of flying, bug, ice.

Earthquake (u know why) takes care of poison fire

The last move is up to you. I either put swords dance to get that extra boost or focus blast because it provides you with coverage against most types that damage you. X scissor is a excellent physical move. You can also have a status move like toxic for example.

Hope this helped;)

answered Apr 27 by GhostRipper2567
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Here's a Gen 6 moveset for our favourite unburden Sceptile:
Sceptile @Focus Sash
Ability - Unburden
Nature - Lonely/Jolly
EVs - 252 Atk/252 Spe/6 HP
Swords Dance
Leaf Blade
Rock Slide

The main motto of this set is to utilize Sceptile's amazing Unburden ability, activating which allows it to reach an unrivaled speed tier when Focus Sash is used. To get it upto the Focus Sash though, it's good to have low IVs in defensive stats, and hence Lonely nature can be viable, though a Jolly can also be used.
Swords Dance is used to boost Sceptile's rather mediocre attack stat, also to wait out the opponent until the Focus Sash is gone.
Leaf Blade is Sceptile's main STAB and can hurt at +2 i.e after Swords Dance, and the classic SlideQuake combo is used here to give coverage.
This set is a bit outclassed by the Flying Gem Acrobatics Unburden sets, but it has a decent niche of eliminating fast sweepers who lack priority.

answered May 19 by Fated Fathom ♠
0 votes

MEGA CONFIRMED (Sceptile) @ White Herb
Ability: Unburden
EVs: 4 HP / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Modest Nature
- Leaf Storm
- Giga Drain/Energy Ball/Hidden Power [Ice]
- Dragon Pulse
- Focus Blast

Leaf Storm for the White Herb to activate to unleash Unburden. Giga Drain is STAB and healing, though Hidden Power Ice or Poison can be used. Dragon Pulse and Focus Blast is coverage.

answered Aug 14 by Tysonyoshi
I think that dragon pulse on him will be huge now that he is a grass/dragon type with his mega evolution