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How do you destroy or make work of a Mega Sceptile?

Any good Pokemon or move that is good against it that can 1 shot a Mega sceptile like this:

Sceptile-Mega @ Sceptilite
Ability: Lightning Rod
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Hasty Nature

  • Dragon Pulse
  • Earthquake
  • Leaf Storm
  • Swords Dance
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Many pokemons with ice, flying, fairy moves,  defeat it very easy and real fast, he is not very durable. Particularly a ludicolo is one of the many who can withstand most of the moves there, and defeat him with an ice type move before he can start work in swords dance, and also receiving not very effective from two of the  listed moves. (earthquake and leaf storm) Also he is not making the very best use of his higher stats or the move swords dance. I bet i could beat it with one hit of bravebird with staraptor. The staraptor will also endure easy the first hit of the two moves who can hit it (dragon pulse and leaf storm), if is not able to hit first. Of course is just an example, there are many pokemon who can beat this combination. (An mega Altaria would be a nightmare for that asceptile) Hope i helped you work on your strategy.
What format?
Changed your title a bit, hope you don't mind.

Also, with SD, isn't Dragon Claw > Dragon Pulse?
Thank you guys for the suggestions i will be sure to keep this in mind when going against Mega sceptile!

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Well a Ludicolo would make quick work of a Mega Septile probably by using a Ice type move, I would recommend this Moveset for you.
Ludicolo @ Life Orb
Ability: Swift Swim
EVs: 4 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
IVs: 29 HP
Modest Nature
- Hydro Pump
- Giga Drain
- Ice Beam
- Rain Dance

Or you could use a Mega Glalie if you want to fight mega with mega but if you do want to, use this Moveset.
Glalie @ Glalitite
Ability: Inner Focus
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpA / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Double-Edge
- Ice Shard
- Earthquake
- Spikes

Or you can use any Pokèmon that can learn Water, Ground or Rock type moves
~ Hope this helps you!
Edit- (Thanks for sumwun pointing this out)
You could use a bug type like Scizor, if you want to use him use this Moveset on the Septile
Scizor @ Scizorite
Ability: Light Metal
EVs: 248 HP / 64 Atk / 120 Def / 16 SpD / 60 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Swords Dance
- Bullet Punch
- U-turn
- Roost

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Why would you use Ludicolo or Glalie when you can use something that does this job and a bunch of others, like Scizor?
That would work... I’ll edit it