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.

Pokédex data

National № 254
Type Grass
Species Forest Pokémon
Height 1.7 m (5′07″)
Weight 52.2 kg (115.1 lbs)
Abilities 1. Overgrow
Unburden (hidden ability)
Local № 003 (Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald)
003 (Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire)

Training

EV yield 3 Speed
Catch rate 45 (5.9% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 50 (normal)
Base Exp. 239
Growth Rate Medium Slow

Breeding

Egg Groups Dragon, Monster
Gender 87.5% male, 12.5% female
Egg cycles 20 (4,884–5,140 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.

Pokédex data

National № 254
Type Grass Dragon
Species Forest Pokémon
Height 1.9 m (6′03″)
Weight 55.2 kg (121.7 lbs)
Abilities 1. Lightning Rod
Local № 003 (Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald)
003 (Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire)

Training

EV yield 3 Speed
Catch rate 45 (5.9% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 50 (normal)
Base Exp. 284
Growth Rate Medium Slow

Breeding

Egg Groups Dragon, Monster
Gender 87.5% male, 12.5% female
Egg cycles 20 (4,884–5,140 steps)

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.

Evolution chart

(Level 16) (Level 36)

Sceptile changes

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.

Moves learned by Sceptile

Moves learnt by level up

Sceptile learns the following moves in Pokémon Sword & Shield at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Dual ChopDragonPhysical 40 90
1Energy BallGrassSpecial 90 100
1False SwipeNormalPhysical 40 100
1Fury CutterBugPhysical 40 95
1LeafageGrassPhysical 40 100
1LeerNormalStatus 100
1PoundNormalPhysical 40 100
1Quick AttackNormalPhysical 40 100
1X-ScissorBugPhysical 80 100
5Mega DrainGrassSpecial 40 100
12DetectFightingStatus
15Quick GuardFightingStatus
20AssuranceDarkPhysical 60 100
25Giga DrainGrassSpecial 75 100
30SlamNormalPhysical 80 75
35Double TeamNormalStatus
42Leaf BladeGrassPhysical 90 100
49ScreechNormalStatus 85
56EndeavorNormalPhysical 100
63Leaf StormGrassSpecial 130 90

Moves learnt on evolution

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Dual ChopDragonPhysical 40 90

Egg moves

Sceptile does not learn any moves by breeding in Pokémon Sword & Shield.

Move Tutor moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Grassy GlideGrassPhysical 70 100
Scale ShotDragonPhysical 25 90

Moves learnt by TM

Sceptile is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Sword & Shield:

Moves learnt by TR

Sceptile is compatible with these Technical Records in Pokémon Sword & Shield:

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.
1AbsorbGrassSpecial 20 100
1Dual ChopDragonPhysical 40 90
1Fury CutterBugPhysical 40 95
1Leaf StormGrassSpecial 130 90
1LeerNormalStatus 100
1Night SlashDarkPhysical 70 100
1PoundNormalPhysical 40 100
1Quick AttackNormalPhysical 40 100
5AbsorbGrassSpecial 20 100
9Quick AttackNormalPhysical 40 100
13Mega DrainGrassSpecial 40 100
18PursuitDarkPhysical 40 100
23Leaf BladeGrassPhysical 90 100
28AgilityPsychicStatus
33SlamNormalPhysical 80 75
39DetectFightingStatus
45X-ScissorBugPhysical 80 100
51False SwipeNormalPhysical 40 100
57Quick GuardFightingStatus
63Leaf StormGrassSpecial 130 90
69ScreechNormalStatus 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 ChopDragonPhysical 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
EndeavorNormalPhysical 100 Level up
Energy BallGrassSpecial 90 100 Level up
Giga DrainGrassSpecial 75 100 Level up
Fury CutterBugPhysical 40 95 Evolution

Moves learnt by TM

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

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 SlamNormalPhysical 85 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
CounterFightingPhysical 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Double-EdgeNormalPhysical 120 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Dynamic PunchFightingPhysical 100 50 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Mega KickNormalPhysical 120 75 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Mega PunchNormalPhysical 80 85 Generation 3 — Move tutor
MimicNormalStatus Generation 3 — Move tutor
Seismic TossFightingPhysical 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
CaptivateNormalStatus 100 Generation 4 — TM
EndureNormalStatus Generation 4 — TM
HeadbuttNormalPhysical 70 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Mud-SlapGroundSpecial 20 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
SwiftNormalSpecial 60 Generation 4 — Move tutor
DigGroundPhysical 80 100 Generation 6 — TM
FlashNormalStatus 100 Generation 6 — TM
Hone ClawsDarkStatus Generation 6 — TM
Power-Up PunchFightingPhysical 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Rock SmashFightingPhysical 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormalPhysical 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
CutNormalPhysical 50 95 Generation 6 — HM
StrengthNormalPhysical 80 100 Generation 6 — HM

Sceptile sprites

Type Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7 Generation 8
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
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Not available in this game
Sword
Shield
Location data not yet available

Other languages

English, Spanish, Italian Sceptile
Japanese ジュカイン (Jukain)
German Gewaldro
French Jungko

Name origin

sceptre
wand used by royalty
reptile
animal with scales