Sceptile

Sceptile is a Grass type Pokémon introduced in Generation 3. It is known as the Forest Pokémon.

Sceptile has a Mega Evolution, available from Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire onwards.

Sceptile artwork by Ken Sugimori

Pokédex data

National № 254
Type Grass
Species Forest Pokémon
Height 5′07″ (1.7 m)
Weight 115.1 lbs (52.2 kg)
Abilities Overgrow
Unburden (hidden ability)
Local № 003 (Ruby/Sapphire)
003 (Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire)
Japanese Jukain

Training

EV yield 3 Speed
Catch rate 45 (5.9% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Happiness 70 (normal)
Base EXP 208
Growth Rate Medium Slow

Breeding

Egg Groups Dragon, Monster
Gender 87.5% male, 12.5% female
Egg cycles 20 (base 5,120 steps)

Base stats

HP 70
250 344
Attack 85
157 295
Defense 65
121 251
Sp. Atk 105
193 339
Sp. Def 85
157 295
Speed 120
220 372
Total 530 Min Max

The ranges shown on the right are for a level 100 Pokémon. Maximum values are based on a beneficial nature, 252 EVs, 31 IVs; minimum values are based on a hindering nature, 0 EVs, 0 IVs.

Type defenses

The effectiveness of each type on Sceptile.

Mega Sceptile artwork by Ken Sugimori

Pokédex data

National № 254
Type Grass Dragon
Species Forest Pokémon
Height 6′03″ (1.9 m)
Weight 121.7 lbs (55.2 kg)
Abilities Lightning Rod
Local № 003 (Ruby/Sapphire)
003 (Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire)
Japanese Jukain

Training

EV yield
Catch rate
Base Happiness
Base EXP
Growth Rate

Breeding

Egg Groups
Gender
Egg cycles

Base stats

HP 70
250 344
Attack 110
202 350
Defense 75
139 273
Sp. Atk 145
265 427
Sp. Def 85
157 295
Speed 145
265 427
Total 630 Min Max

The ranges shown on the right are for a level 100 Pokémon. Maximum values are based on a beneficial nature, 252 EVs, 31 IVs; minimum values are based on a hindering nature, 0 EVs, 0 IVs.

Type defenses

The effectiveness of each type on Sceptile.

Pokédex entries

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.
FireRed
LeafGreen
The leaves on its forelegs are as sharp as swords. It agilely leaps about the branches of trees to strike.
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.
Diamond
Pearl
Platinum
The leaves that grow on its arms can slice down thick trees. It is without peer in jungle combat.
HeartGold
SoulSilver
It agilely leaps about the jungle and uses the sharp leaves on its arms to strike its prey.
Black
White
Black 2
White 2
The leaves that grow on its arms can slice down thick trees. It is without peer in jungle combat.
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.

Evolution chart

(Level 16) (Level 36)

Name origin

sceptre
wand used by royalty
reptile
animal with scales

Moves learned by Sceptile

Moves learnt by level up

Sceptile learns the following moves in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1AbsorbGrass 20 100
1Dual ChopDragon 40 90
1Fury CutterBug 40 95
1Leaf StormGrass 130 90
1LeerNormal 100
1Night SlashDark 70 100
1PoundNormal 40 100
1Quick AttackNormal 40 100
5AbsorbGrass 20 100
9Quick AttackNormal 40 100
13Mega DrainGrass 40 100
18PursuitDark 40 100
23Leaf BladeGrass 90 100
28AgilityPsychic
33SlamNormal 80 75
39DetectFighting
45X-ScissorBug 80 100
51False SwipeNormal 40 100
57Quick GuardFighting
63Leaf StormGrass 130 90
69ScreechNormal 85

Moves learnt on evolution

Sceptile learns the following moves when it evolves in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon (regardless of level).

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Dual ChopDragon 40 90

Egg moves

Sceptile learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Sceptile egg moves page.

Move Tutor moves

Sceptile can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon from move tutors (details):

Pre-evolution moves

These moves can only be learned in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon by a previous evolution of Sceptile. Check the respective Pokédex for the exact details.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
EndeavorNormal 100 Level up
Energy BallGrass 90 100 Level up
Giga DrainGrass 75 100 Level up
Fury CutterBug 40 95 Evolution

Moves learnt by TM

Sceptile is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon:

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Work UpNormal
2Dragon ClawDragon 80 100
5RoarNormal
6ToxicPoison 90
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
11Sunny DayFire
15Hyper BeamNormal 150 90
17ProtectNormal
20SafeguardNormal
21FrustrationNormal 100
22Solar BeamGrass 120 100
26EarthquakeGround 100 100
27ReturnNormal 100
31Brick BreakFighting 75 100
32Double TeamNormal
39Rock TombRock 60 95
40Aerial AceFlying 60
42FacadeNormal 70 100
44RestPsychic
45AttractNormal 100
47Low SweepFighting 65 100
48RoundNormal 60 100
52Focus BlastFighting 120 70
53Energy BallGrass 90 100
54False SwipeNormal 40 100
56FlingDark 100
59Brutal SwingDark 60 100
62AcrobaticsFlying 55 100
68Giga ImpactNormal 150 90
75Swords DanceNormal
78BulldozeGround 60 100
80Rock SlideRock 75 90
81X-ScissorBug 80 100
86Grass KnotGrass 100
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
90SubstituteNormal
96Nature PowerNormal
100ConfideNormal

Transfer-only moves

Sceptile can only learn these moves in previous generations. It must be taught the moves in the appropriate game and then transferred to Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
Body SlamNormal 85 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
CounterFighting 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Double-EdgeNormal 120 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Dynamic PunchFighting 100 50 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Mega KickNormal 120 75 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Mega PunchNormal 80 85 Generation 3 — Move tutor
MimicNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
Seismic TossFighting 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
CaptivateNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
EndureNormal Generation 4 — TM
HeadbuttNormal 70 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Mud-SlapGround 20 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
SwiftNormal 60 Generation 4 — Move tutor
DigGround 80 100 Generation 6 — TM
FlashNormal 100 Generation 6 — TM
Hone ClawsDark Generation 6 — TM
Power-Up PunchFighting 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Rock SmashFighting 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
CutNormal 50 95 Generation 6 — HM
StrengthNormal 80 100 Generation 6 — HM

Moves learnt by level up

Sceptile learns the following moves in Pokémon Sun & Moon at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1AbsorbGrass 20 100
1Dual ChopDragon 40 90
1Fury CutterBug 40 95
1Leaf StormGrass 130 90
1LeerNormal 100
1Night SlashDark 70 100
1PoundNormal 40 100
1Quick AttackNormal 40 100
5AbsorbGrass 20 100
9Quick AttackNormal 40 100
13Mega DrainGrass 40 100
18PursuitDark 40 100
23Leaf BladeGrass 90 100
28AgilityPsychic
33SlamNormal 80 75
39DetectFighting
45X-ScissorBug 80 100
51False SwipeNormal 40 100
57Quick GuardFighting
63Leaf StormGrass 130 90
69ScreechNormal 85

Moves learnt on evolution

Sceptile learns the following moves when it evolves in Pokémon Sun & Moon (regardless of level).

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Dual ChopDragon 40 90

Egg moves

Sceptile learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Sun & Moon. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Sceptile egg moves page.

Move Tutor moves

Sceptile can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Sun & Moon from move tutors (details):

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Frenzy PlantGrass 150 90
Grass PledgeGrass 80 100

Pre-evolution moves

These moves can only be learned in Pokémon Sun & Moon by a previous evolution of Sceptile. Check the respective Pokédex for the exact details.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
EndeavorNormal 100 Level up
Energy BallGrass 90 100 Level up
Giga DrainGrass 75 100 Level up
Fury CutterBug 40 95 Evolution

Moves learnt by TM

Sceptile is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Sun & Moon:

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Work UpNormal
2Dragon ClawDragon 80 100
5RoarNormal
6ToxicPoison 90
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
11Sunny DayFire
15Hyper BeamNormal 150 90
17ProtectNormal
20SafeguardNormal
21FrustrationNormal 100
22Solar BeamGrass 120 100
26EarthquakeGround 100 100
27ReturnNormal 100
31Brick BreakFighting 75 100
32Double TeamNormal
39Rock TombRock 60 95
40Aerial AceFlying 60
42FacadeNormal 70 100
44RestPsychic
45AttractNormal 100
47Low SweepFighting 65 100
48RoundNormal 60 100
52Focus BlastFighting 120 70
53Energy BallGrass 90 100
54False SwipeNormal 40 100
56FlingDark 100
59Brutal SwingDark 60 100
62AcrobaticsFlying 55 100
68Giga ImpactNormal 150 90
75Swords DanceNormal
78BulldozeGround 60 100
80Rock SlideRock 75 90
81X-ScissorBug 80 100
86Grass KnotGrass 100
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
90SubstituteNormal
96Nature PowerNormal
100ConfideNormal

Transfer-only moves

Sceptile can only learn these moves in previous generations. It must be taught the moves in the appropriate game and then transferred to Pokémon Sun & Moon.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
Body SlamNormal 85 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
CounterFighting 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Double-EdgeNormal 120 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Dynamic PunchFighting 100 50 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Mega KickNormal 120 75 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Mega PunchNormal 80 85 Generation 3 — Move tutor
MimicNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
Seismic TossFighting 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
CaptivateNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
EndureNormal Generation 4 — TM
HeadbuttNormal 70 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Mud-SlapGround 20 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
SwiftNormal 60 Generation 4 — Move tutor
DigGround 80 100 Generation 6 — TM
FlashNormal 100 Generation 6 — TM
Hone ClawsDark Generation 6 — TM
Power-Up PunchFighting 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Rock SmashFighting 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
CutNormal 50 95 Generation 6 — HM
StrengthNormal 80 100 Generation 6 — HM

Sceptile sprites

Type Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7
Normal Sceptile  sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Sceptile  sprite from Diamond & Pearl Sceptile  sprite from Black & White Sceptile  sprite from X & Y
Shiny Sceptile Shiny sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Sceptile Shiny sprite from Diamond & Pearl Sceptile Shiny sprite from Black & White Sceptile Shiny sprite from X & Y

Where to find Sceptile

Ruby
Sapphire
Evolve Treecko/Grovyle
FireRed
LeafGreen
Trade/migrate from another game
Emerald Evolve Treecko/Grovyle
Diamond
Pearl
Platinum
Trade/migrate from another game
HeartGold
SoulSilver
Evolve Treecko/Grovyle
Black
White
Black 2
White 2
Trade/migrate from another game
X
Y
Trade/migrate from another game
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Evolve Treecko/Grovyle
Sun
Moon
Trade/migrate from another game
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Evolve Treecko/Grovyle