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Ash's Sceptile
サトシのジュカイン Satoshi's Jukain
Poké Ball
Ash's Sceptile
Debuts in Tree's a Crowd
Caught at Route 104
Evolves in Exploud and Clear
Odd Pokémon Out
Gender Male*
Ability Overgrow
Current location At Professor Oak's Lab
Treecko Grovyle Sceptile
This Pokémon spent 59 episodes as Treecko and 95 episodes as Grovyle.
Voice actor Japanese English
As Treecko Yūji Ueda Dan Green
As Grovyle Yūji Ueda Darren Dunstan (4Kids)
Bill Rogers (TPCi)
As Sceptile Yūji Ueda Bill Rogers

Ash's Sceptile (Japanese: サトシのジュカイン Satoshi's Jukain) was the second Pokémon caught by Ash Ketchum in the Hoenn region. His voice actor in Japanese is 上田祐司 Yūji Ueda and his English voice actor is Bill Rogers. As a Treecko, he was voiced by Dan Green in English. As a Grovyle, he was voiced by Darren Dunstan (4Kids dub) and by Bill Rogers (TPCi dub) in English.


Treecko was caught in the episode Tree's a Crowd! after Ash helped him in trying to save his old tree home; this event was followed by a battle with Ash's Pikachu, and Ash caught him as a result of that battle. Ash has used Treecko in a number of battles since its capture including the gym battles against Roxanne and Brawly.

Treecko evolved into Grovyle in the episode Exploud and Clear in the middle of a battle against Guy's Loudred. Ash has used Grovyle in almost every gym battle since its evolution. The most notable being the one against Norman in Balance of Power, where it battled Norman's Slaking. It was also used in the Ever Grande Conference as well as the battle against the Frontier Brain, Greta.

It evolved into Sceptile in Odd Pokémon Out when its love, Nurse Joy's Meganium, was attacked by Team Rocket. Until Cutting The Ties That Bind, Sceptile lost his ability to use attacks due to a broken heart. He regained his ability to use attacks in the above-mentioned episode and was used in Ash's battle against Spenser in the following episode, Ka Boom With A View, where it won Ash the Spirit Symbol after learning a new move, SolarBeam.

Sceptile has since become one of Ash's most powerful Pokémon, even strong enough to hold its own in battle against certain legendary Pokémon. It is exceptionally fast and a good jumper. Sceptile also has a habit of keeping a twig in his mouth. He is also a bit of a loner, and can often be seen sitting alone on the branch of a tree, resting or looking at the sky. Both of these habits were carried over from when Sceptile was a Treecko. Despite this, Sceptile is a competitive battler, almost never turning down a fight. Sceptile was one of the five Pokémon that Ash took with him on his journey to the Battle Frontier.

In Once More With Reeling it fought in the Teracotta contest final against May's Blaziken. The battle resulted in a tie where both May and Ash won the medal. This is the most recent battle Sceptile has fought under Ash's command.

Ash left Sceptile at Professor Oak's lab before setting off to Sinnoh.

Moves used

Using SolarBeam Move First Used In
Pound Tree's a Crowd
Quick Attack Which Wurmple's Which?
Slam A Tail with a Twist
Bullet Seed What You Seed is What You Get
Leaf Blade Exploud and Clear
SolarBeam Ka Boom with a View
Agility Curbing the Crimson Tide
An x shows that the move cannot be legitimately learned by this Pokémon in the games.
  Moves used recently are in bold unless all moves all fit this case.


  • Sceptile keeping a twig in his mouth is much like a 番長 banchō, a juvenile gang leader, a character type that was common in manga and anime in the sixties and early seventies.
  • Sceptile is the only one of Ash's Template:Type2 starter Pokémon that hasn't used Razor Leaf.
  • Sceptile learned a new Grass-type move in each of its evolutions: Bullet Seed as Treecko, Leaf Blade as Grovyle, and SolarBeam as Sceptile.
  • In Odd Pokémon Out Ash referred to Sceptile as being male. He said, "...he won, and he lost..." It should be noted, however, that this was said in the dub only.
  • It took 59 episodes for Treecko to evolve into a Grovyle. Incidentally, the amount of episodes to evolve again was the reversed digits; 95.

Firsts for Ash

  • Treecko was the first of Ash's Pokémon not to know any moves of its type upon capture
  • Treecko was the first of Ash's Hoenn Pokémon to evolve.
  • Sceptile is Ash's first fully evolved Grass-type starter.

Traits shared with other Pokémon

Related articles

For more information on this Pokémon's species, see Treecko, Grovyle, and Sceptile.