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The Sceptile already has Rock Slide, Earthquake, and Leaf Blade. The last move will either be Swords Dance or Dragon Claw.
Thx :3

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Is it going to be a Mega Sceptile?
Nope Hoenn starters were said to come in crowned tundra Sooo I wanted to use a rock slide set cause it covers 4 of sceptile weakness and earthquake covers the last one this is probably gonna be an expert belt set due to all the coverage
Dragon Claw is near pointless since it only hits Dragon type super effectively. Swords Dance is better for sure.
What do you want to do with this Sceptile? Do you want to battle other people, the Battle Tower, in-game trainers, or something else?

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Sword Dance
There’s actually no point for using dragon claw as Codenine Kiss’ve mention, seems the only thing it could do was only being super effective to Dragon type and nothing else.
Sword Dance was farther much better seems it could do a good boost on its 85 Attack and which could make it sweep.
However, if you want a psychical one, you might also want to use the set I’ve just post yesterday night (in HK). https://pokemondb.net/pokebase/564/what-is-a-good-moveset-for-sceptile?show=355262#a355262
But if you don’t has HA one, your set was pretty fine :)
Hope it helps!

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Your sets really good so I'm taking two sceptiles but I want to keep my set rock slide is just too good on it into its so funny when they send out fire types and expert belt rock slide or earthquake hits them
k! glad i could help :)
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depends on your set

for most sceptile you want to run swords dance bc dragon claw provides barely any coverage that you can make up for with other better moves.

but if your running choice band you would want to run dragon claw as putting set up moves on choiced pkm is not
that smart. (but why would you run physical sceptile lol)

tldr: 8 times out of ten you want swords dance as its very helpful to sceptile, but theres always that time when
your running banded sceptile and when thats happening, dragon claw.

I'm running physical sceptile cause sceptiles special moveset is crap lol
it's not god awful, but its physical pool isn't all that great when it gets right down to it