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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

32 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, 2014 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, 2014 by Qwerty_Zoom
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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, 2014 by Tysonyoshi
I think that dragon pulse on him will be huge now that he is a grass/dragon type with his mega evolution
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Ok tell me if this is a good team for a competitive Special Attacking Sceptile.

Sceptile (M) Item: Petaya Berry/Sceptilite
Trait: Unburden
Nature: Hasty/Timid (Preferably Timid)
EVs: 4 Def/ 252 SAtk/ 252 Spd
Leaf Storm
Energy Ball
Focus Blast
Dragonbreath/Dragon Pulse

Is this a good Special Attacking Sceptile? Focus Blast is for Ice types, if it Mega evolves or not.

answered Oct 30, 2014 by PercyK
Good job Percy, I know what this monster set is capable of. My advice is replace energy ball with something else, maybe nature power? (Turns into Tri Attack in WiFi)
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Mega Sceptiles lookin' good

Sceptile (M) (Mega) @ Sceptilite
EVs: 252 SpA/ 252 Spe/ 4Hp
Ability: Overgrow (If your absolutely destroyed on switch in yet you survive)
Nature: Timid (+Spe -Atk)
-Dragon Pulse (Stab)
-Leaf Storm/ Detect (Stab/ This guys not bulky, you probably won't survive long anyway)
-Focus Blast (Covers Ice weakness)
-Substitute (Chances are that electric types will flee this monster)

But Without a Mega

Sceptile (M) (Mega) @ Micle Berry
EVs: 252 Atk/ 252 Spe/ 4Hp
Ability: Unburden
Nature: Jolly (+Spe -SpAtk)
-Grass Whistle (Very Important to this set)
-Endure (For the Berry)
-Endeavor (Troll face)
-Pursuit (For the people who Realize there favorite Pokemon is doomed unless it switches)

answered Oct 30, 2014 by Jeremiah Bullfrog
edited Oct 30, 2014 by Jeremiah Bullfrog
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Item: Weakness Policy
Ability: Unburden
EV's: HP 252/SAtk 252/Atk 4

Giga Drain
Dragon Pulse
Quick Attack

If you can send this Sceptile out behind Reflect and Light Screen and activate it's Weakness Policy, 9 times out of 10 it will sweep an entire team, trust me. Giga Drain gets stab and restores HP which gives it longevity, Dragon Pulse is usually powerful enough to take out anything that Giga Drain can't, Quick Attack is to beat priority counters, and Earthquake takes care of any fire types.

answered Nov 1, 2014 by danjeed
Try not to rely on screens. Trust me on that
Why? From my experience, not many people use Brick Break, plus they only really need to last long enough for WP to activate. Alternatively, you could Baton Pass into this Sceptile after a couple of Stockpiles and sweep that way. Either way, trust me when I say this strategy works.
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A very unusual set but here it is.
Sceptile @ Sceptilite
Ability: Overgrow ---> Lightning Rod
EVs: 252 Sp.atk./252 Spd/4 Hp OR 252 Sp.atk/252 Spd/4 Atk
Modest/Timid/Hasty/Mild Nature (you'll see why soon)
-Detect/Rock Slide
-Giga Drain/Energy Ball
-Dragon Pulse
-Focus Blast
I usually use the second set of EVs and Rock Slide as it provides maximum coverage but its up to you though. Detect is for those Modest ones with all out power while Rock Slide and Energy Ball are for The Timid ones as they have more power.

Physical Set:

Sceptile @ Sceptilite
252 Atk/252 Spd/4 Hp
Adamant Nature
Ability: Overgrow ---> Lightning Rod
-Rock Slide
-Low Sweep/Brick Break (Low Kick has that speed drop but Brick Break has more power)
-X Scissor/Iron Tail
This set almost covers ALL of its weaknesses (excluding fairy only)! That's the advantage with physical-more coverage but sadly Scpeitle has MUCH lower base Attack :(.
Rock Slide because its a good move and has a nice 20% flinch rate. Iron Tail is inaccurate so not recommended.
Earthquake well....................because its Earthquake.
The next move is a fighting type for Ice-types. Birck Break acts as a screen breaker and has more power but Low Kick has that nifty speed drop.
X Scissor because its a good move at 80 base power.

Hope these sets bring victory to many! :D

answered Nov 18, 2014 by Weedle Everyday
edited Nov 19, 2014 by Weedle Everyday
This set needs some STAB moves
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This is a good move set for a Sceptile in XY. Atleast this is my move set.
Nature: Unburdun
Modest ( +SpA -Atk )
252 SpA/252 SpD/4 Spd
Item: Leftovers
Leaf Blade: Because everyone uses it, STAB
Dragon Breath: Some Dragon Damage, Could get a HAX off and get a Paralyz
Swords Dance: Increase Attack
Drain Punch: Gains HP back that you have lost

answered Dec 12, 2014 by poke_geek123
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GASP! A non-mega Sceptile?!

Sceptile @ Weakness Policy
Ability: Unburden
Nature: Hasty
EVs: 252 Atk / 252 Spe / 4 SpA
-Drain Punch
-Giga Drain / Thunder Punch

This set turns Sceptile's weaknesses into benefits. Endure allows you to survive a SE hit which would otherwise kill it. Then it can grab the Weakness Policy boost and Drain Punch itself back to victory. Unburden allows it to outspeed basically everything. Giga Drain can also be used, if you prefer Mixed, and also beating Physical walls. If you run Thunder Punch, be sure to use a Jolly nature, and put the extra 4 EVs in HP. Acrobatics also hits insanely hard after the boost. A Liechi Berry can be substituted for Weakness Policy for considerably less power but more reliability. I personally don't think it's worth it.

answered Dec 23, 2014 by Radicool21
edited Dec 24, 2014 by Radicool21
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In Case ur playin ORAS

Sceptile (M) @ Sceptilite
Ability: Overgrow
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Hp / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature +Spd -Sp Atk
- Leaf Blade(Good Physical Attack)
- Swords Dance(Doubles Attack for 2 turns)
- Dragon Claw (Gets STAB when mega)
- Rock Slide (For most of his Weaknesses Coverage)
For Physical sweeping
Just mega evolve and swords dance on one turn and ATTACK!!!

answered Dec 31, 2014 by julienAWESOME
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Sceptile @ Sitrus Berry
252 Atk, 252 Spd, 6 Def
Leaf Blade
Swords Dance

So I thought I'd change things up and use a physical set as Mega Sceptile is better at special. With the absence of type gems in Gen VI, Flying Gem can't be used, so a Sitrus Berry will activate the Unburden, Acrobatics and give you a health boost. Although his speed is high already, Unburden will outspeed scarf sets. Leaf Blade STAB and high crit, Acrobatics takes out other grass and bug but also double in power when item is consumed and Earthquake is powerful and will get Fire and Steel.

Mega Sceptile @ Sceptilite
Overgrow > Lightning Rod
252 Sp.Atk, 252 Spd, 6 Def
Leaf Storm
Dragon Pulse
Focus Blast
Hidden Power (Rock)

Switching in to a predicting electric move will give Sceptile a nice boost. I chose Modest because he has crazy speed already and I wanted him to do as much damage as he can't take too much hits. Although Leaf Storm and Focus Blast arnt reliable, they provide high power and Focus Blast gets Ice and Steel types . Dragon Pulse will be your main attack with STAB and Hidden Power will take down fire flying types like Talonflame.

answered Jan 29 by Billdi
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Sceptile@Life Orb

Ability : Overgrow

Nature : Modest

EV's : 252 Sp.Atk / 252 Spd / 4 Def.

  • Energy Ball
  • Giga Drain
  • Focus Blast
  • Dragon Pulse
answered Mar 5 by Archeops