Sceptile (Pokémon)

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Sceptile
Forest Pokémon
ジュカイン
Jukain
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Sceptile
Sceptile
Mega Sceptile
Mega Sceptile



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Types
Grass Unknown
Sceptile
Grass Dragon
Mega Sceptile
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Overgrow
Sceptile
Cacophony
Mega Sceptile
Cacophony
Unburden
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Lightning Rod
Mega Sceptile
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
87.5% male, 12.5% female
Catch rate
45 (11.9%)
Breeding
Egg Groups
Monster and Dragon
Hatch time
5140 - 5396 steps
Height
5'07" 1.7 m
Sceptile
6'03" 1.9 m
Mega Sceptile
0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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Weight
115.1 lbs. 52.2 kg
Sceptile
121.7 lbs. 55.2 kg
Mega Sceptile
0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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Mega Stone
Sceptilite [[|]]
Base experience yield
208
Gen. III-IV
Unknown
IV
239
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Slow
EV yield
Total: 3
Sceptile
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
3
Speed
Mega Sceptile
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Shape
Body06.png BodyUnknown.png
Mega Sceptile
Footprint
F254.png None.png
Mega Sceptile
Pokédex color
Green
Base friendship
70
External Links

Sceptile (Japanese: ジュカイン Jukain) is a Grass-type Pokémon introduced in Generation III.

It evolves from Grovyle starting at level 36. It is the final form of Treecko.

Sceptile can Mega Evolve into Mega Sceptile using the Sceptilite.

Biology

Sceptile climbing a wall

Sceptile is a reptilian, bipedal Pokémon. Its neck is somewhat long, and it has two crests on its head. It has semicircular, yellow eyes with red rims. Its lower jaw and a belt-like band across its waist are also red. Along its back, it has two lines running down the middle and two rows of yellow nodules that are described as seeds. Its tail is shaped similar to that of a palm tree's branch. Both of its long arms have two sharp, elongated leaves and three claws. These leaves allow it to use its former signature move, Leaf Blade.

As Mega Sceptile, its head crests become more pointed with a round portion missing from the middle. Red marking surround its eyes, which become smaller and more narrow. The yellow seeds down its back grow larger. The last pair of seeds turns red, while the pair above it turns orange. Red stripes encircle the base of its tail and run across its lower belly. The leaves on its wrists become more pointed, and the upper ones have red tips and half-circles cut out of the middles. Covering its chest and shoulders are plates of leaves similar to those that form its tail. Mega Sceptile's tail grows longer and develops a red stinger at the tip. Mega Sceptile can cut off a portion of its tail to fire it like a missile at an opponent. Its lost tail will continue regenerating as long as it still has the energy required for Mega Evolution.[1]

Sceptile is a jungle Pokémon. The seeds contain nutrients, which are said to be able to revitalize trees. It is capable of leaping freely from branch to branch. While it has the ability to slice down thick trees, it is known to care lovingly for the plants in the forest. This Pokémon regulates its body temperature by basking in sunlight.

In the anime

In the main series

Sceptile in the anime
Mega Sceptile in the anime

Major appearances

Ash's Sceptile

In Odd Pokémon Out, Ash's Grovyle evolved into a Sceptile after it tried to rescue a Meganium it had a crush on.

Sawyer's Sceptile

In A Meeting of Two Journeys!, Sawyer's Grovyle was revealed to have evolved into a Sceptile. In Valuable Experience for All!, it was revealed that it can Mega Evolve.

Other

In Shocks and Bonds, Tyson used a Sceptile to battle Johnny's Aggron during the Ever Grande Conference. Tyson later used Sceptile in his match against Ash; it battled Glalie, but the match ended in a tie when both Pokémon were knocked out by the other's attacks.

Minor appearances

In Last Call — First Round!, a Coordinator's Sceptile was used in a Double Performance alongside a Blaziken during the Sinnoh Grand Festival.

A Sceptile appeared in the opening sequence of Zoroark: Master of Illusions.

A Sceptile that can Mega Evolve into Mega Sceptile appeared in the ending segment of Mega Evolution Special II.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
AG161 Sceptile Ash's Pokédex Sceptile, the Forest Pokémon. Its arms are equipped with razor-sharp leaves, and it moves lightly through tree branches in order to attack its enemies.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
XY106 Sceptile Serena's Pokédex Sceptile, the Forest Pokémon, and the evolved form of Grovyle. The seeds growing on Sceptile's back are brimming with vitamins that can revitalize trees.
Sceptile in the animated trailer

In the Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire Animated Trailer

In the Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire Animated Trailer, Brendan's Sceptile battled Steven Stone's Mega Metagross. It was also capable of Mega Evolving.

In Pokémon Generations

In The Vision, Brendan's Sceptile infiltrated the Team Magma Hideout and prepared to battle Courtney's Camerupt.

In the manga

Mega Sceptile in Pokémon Adventures

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Main article: Emerald's Sceptile

Like most other starter Pokémon, Sceptile has made its only notable appearance in possession of Emerald, being picked as his final battling member for his Battle Factory challenge in Interesting Interactions Involving Illumise, which he won after a tough fight. Once he deduced he was no rental Pokémon, but one smuggled in by a third party, he took him into his possession and used him to challenge the Battle Pyramid, Battle Arena, Battle Palace, and Battle Dome challenges. In the Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire chapter, he has obtained a Sceptilite, with it he can Mega Evolve into Mega Sceptile.

A Sceptile appeared in a fantasy in Pinsir Me, I Must Be Dreaming.

A Mega Sceptile appeared in a fantasy in Omega Alpha Adventure 2.

In the Pokémon Battle Frontier manga

Rald has a Sceptile, which is one of his main Pokémon. It first appeared in Enta Arrives at the Battle Frontier!.

In the TCG

Main article: Sceptile (TCG)

Other appearances

Sceptile in Pokkén Tournament

Pokkén Tournament

Main article: Sceptile (Pokkén Tournament)

Sceptile is a Speed-type playable character in Pokkén. Moves it can use include Bullet Seed, Detect, Leaf Blade, Leaf Storm, Leech Seed, and Giga Drain. Upon entering Burst form, it Mega-Evolves and can use the Burst Attack Forest's Flash.

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III Hoenn
#003
Kanto
#—
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.
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.
FireRed The leaves on its forelegs are as sharp as swords. It agilely leaps about the branches of trees to strike.
LeafGreen
Generation IV Sinnoh
#—
Johto
#—
Diamond The leaves that grow on its arms can slice down thick trees. It is without peer in jungle combat.
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold It agilely leaps about the jungle and uses the sharp leaves on its arms to strike its prey.
SoulSilver
Generation V Unova
#—
Black The leaves that grow on its arms can slice down thick trees. It is without peer in jungle combat.
White
Black 2 The leaves that grow on its arms can slice down thick trees. It is without peer in jungle combat.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
#—
Hoenn
#003
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.
Generation VII Alola
#—
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VII.
Generation VIII
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VIII.

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Evolve Grovyle
Emerald
Evolve Grovyle
FireRed LeafGreen
Trade
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Trade
Platinum
Trade
HeartGold SoulSilver
Evolve Grovyle
Pal Park
Forest
Generation V
Black White
Poké Transfer, Event
Black 2 White 2
Poké Transfer
Generation VI
X Y
Trade
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Evolve Grovyle
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Trade
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Evolve Grovyle
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Unobtainable

In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III
Pinball: R&S
Evolve Grovyle
Trozei!
Endless Level 8, Forever Level 57, Pair Trozei, Mr. Who's Den
MD Red MD Blue
Evolve Grovyle
Ranger
Jungle Relic
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Mystery Jungle (1F-29F)
MD Sky
Mystery Jungle (1F-29F)
Ranger: SoA
Oil Field Hideout
Ranger: GS
Oblivia Ruins, Forest Temple
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Treetops: Sun-Dappled Bank (Post-ending)
Conquest
Evolve Grovyle
Rumble U
Jungle Area: Serperior Jungle (Reward), Verdant Plaza: Green Hide-and-Seek (Boss),
Variety Battle: A Battle in the Tower, Challenge Battle: Open Entry Battle Royale
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Sky-High Ruins: Stage 1
Shuffle
Expert Stage: Stage EX11
Rumble World
Leafy Expanse: Lookout Tree (Back Boss)
Picross
Area 18: Stage 09
Generation VII
Masters
Evolve Brendan's Grovyle

In events

Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
BW JR Kyushu Train Station Sceptile Japanese Japan 50 March 17 to April 1, 2012

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
70
130 - 177 250 - 344
85
81 - 150 157 - 295
65
63 - 128 121 - 251
105
99 - 172 193 - 339
85
81 - 150 157 - 295
120
112 - 189 220 - 372
Total:
530
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.

Mega Sceptile
Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
70
130 - 177 250 - 344
110
103 - 178 202 - 350
75
72 - 139 139 - 273
145
135 - 216 265 - 427
85
81 - 150 157 - 295
145
135 - 216 265 - 427
Total:
630
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.

Pokéathlon stats

Speed
4/4 ★★★★
Power
4/5 ★★★★
Skill
4/5 ★★★★
Stamina
2/4 ★★☆☆
Jump
3/4 ★★★
Total
17/22 ★★★

Type effectiveness

Sceptile
Under normal battle conditions in Generation VIII, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground ½×
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water ½×
Grass ½×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground ½×
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water ½×
Grass ½×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground ½×
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water ½×
Grass ½×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground ½×
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water ½×
Grass ½×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Mega Sceptile
Under normal battle conditions in Generation VIII, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground ½×
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water ¼×
Grass ¼×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground ½×
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water ¼×
Grass ¼×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground ½×
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water ¼×
Grass ¼×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground ½×
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water ¼×
Grass ¼×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Notes:

Learnset

Generation VIII
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI - VII
This Pokémon is unavailable within Generation VIII.
Click on the generation numbers above to see Sceptile's learnsets from other generations.


Side game data

Pokémon Pinball RS
PinRS254.png
Acquisition: Evolve
Pokémon Trozei!
Trozeiani254.png
Rarity: Rare
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
Body size: 1
Recruit rate: Evolve
Friend Area: Overgrown Forest
Phrases
51%-100% HP Witness how sharply my leaves cut!
26%-50% HP It seems my HP has fallen to half already.
1%-25% HP I fear the worst... Even my leaves grow blunted...
Level up I've leveled up! My leaves are sharper edged now!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
MDP E 254.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: -12%
IQ group: D
Pokémon Ranger
Group:
Grass
Poké Assist: Grass PA.png
Grass
Field move: Cut fm.pngCut fm.pngCut fm.png
(Cut ×3)
Loops: 8 Min. exp.: 100 Max. exp.: 160
Browser entry R-131
Sceptile slashes with the leaves on its arms. It will cut anything that can be cut.
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:
Grass
Poké Assist: Grass PA.png
Grass
Field move: Cut 3 field move.png
(Cut ×3)
Browser entry R-243
It dashes about quickly while shooting leaves to attack.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group:
Grass
Poké Assist:
(present)
Grass Assist.png
Grass
Field move:
(present)
Cut 4 field move.png
(Cut ×4)
Poké Assist:
(past)
Grass Assist.png
Grass
Field move:
(past)
Cut 1 field move.png
(Cut ×1)
Browser entry R-144
It launches leaf blades around itself.
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●●
Pokémon Conquest
PCP254.png HP: ★★★ Move: Leaf Storm
Attack: ★★★ Ability 1: Overgrow
Ability 2: Mountaineer
Ability 3: Sprint
Defense: ★★★
Speed: ★★★★★
Evolves from Grovyle when its Speed is 118 or higher
Range: 3 Perfect Links: Magoichi, Murashige, Takakage, and Yatarō
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Grass
Attack Power: ★★★★★

BT254.png

Power of Five
Increases the damage dealt by matching five Pokémon.
Pokémon Shuffle
Dream Sceptilite Sprite.png
Grass
None.png Attack Power: 70 - 110 Raise Max Level.png 5

#091
Shuffle254.png
Shuffle254M.png

Vitality Drain
Damage varies depending on the opponent's remaining HP.
Skill Swapper: Swap++
Mega Effects Mega Speedup.png 6
Replaces Pokémon (max 3) of the same type as Mega Sceptile.
Pokémon GO
GO254.png Base Stamina: 172 Base Attack: 223 Base Defense: 169
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Fury Cutter, Bullet Seed
Charged Attacks: Leaf Blade, Aerial Ace, Earthquake, Dragon Claw*, Frenzy Plant

Evolution

252Treecko.png
Unevolved
Treecko
 Grass 
Rare Candy
Level 16
253Grovyle.png
First evolution
Grovyle
 Grass 
Rare Candy
Level 36
254Sceptile.png
Second evolution
Sceptile
 Grass 

Forms

Mega Evolution

Default
Sceptile
Sceptile
Sceptile
 Grass 

Sceptilite
Sceptilite


Held Sceptilite
Sceptile
Mega Sceptile
Sceptile
 Grass  Dragon 

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
Spr 3r 254.png Spr b 3r 254.png Spr 3e 254.png Spr b 3r 254.png Spr 3r 254.png Spr b 3r 254.png
Spr 3r 254 s.png Spr b 3r 254 s.png Spr 3e 254 s.png Spr b 3r 254 s.png Spr 3r 254 s.png Spr b 3r 254 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
Spr 4d 254.png Spr b 4d 254.png Spr 4d 254.png Spr b 4d 254.png Spr 4d 254.png Spr b 4h 254.png
Spr 4d 254 s.png Spr b 4d 254 s.png Spr 4d 254 s.png Spr b 4d 254 s.png Spr 4d 254 s.png Spr b 4d 254 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 254.png Spr b 5b 254.png Spr 5b 254.png Spr b 5b 254.png
Spr 5b 254 s.png Spr b 5b 254 s.png Spr 5b 254 s.png Spr b 5b 254 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Spr 6x 254.png Spr b 6x 254.png Spr 6x 254.png Spr b 6x 254.png
Spr 6o 254M.png Spr b 6o 254M.png
Spr 6x 254 s.png Spr b 6x 254 s.png Spr 6x 254 s.png Spr b 6x 254 s.png
Front Back Spr 6o 254M s.png Spr b 6o 254M s.png
Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Spr 7s 254.png Spr b 7s 254.png Spr 7s 254.png Spr b 7s 254.png
Spr 7s 254M.png Spr b 7s 254M.png Spr 7s 254M.png Spr b 7s 254M.png
Spr 7s 254 s.png Spr b 7s 254 s.png Spr 7s 254 s.png Spr b 7s 254 s.png
Spr 7s 254M s.png Spr b 7s 254M s.png Spr 7s 254M s.png Spr b 7s 254M s.png
Front Back Front Back
254MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Sceptile images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

Origin

Bulbanews

Appearance-wise, this Pokémon resembles Dilophosaurus, a dinosaur. The orbs of nutrients on its back may be based on the reproductive spores of fern species or based on the fact that many leguminous plants have nitrogen stored in nodes on their roots. The leaves on the tail in combination with the brightly-colored orbs on its back also create a strong resemblance to both the yew tree and various members of the genus Podocarpus. The Treecko line's appearance and mannerisms are also strongly derived from leaf-tailed geckos.

Its ability to launch its tail while in its Mega Evolved form may be a reference to autotomy, a method of self-defense in which many animals, like reptiles, shed off their own appendages, which they can later regenerate. It may also be a reference to rocket launchers, with its tree-like tail also resembling a rocket.

Name origin

Sceptile may be a combination of reptile and Sceptridium (referring to its fern-like tail) or sectile (referring to the sharp blades growing on its body). It may also derive from scepter (from its title as "King of the Forest") or scissors (referring to the blades on its wrists).

Jukain may derive from 樹海 jukai (abundant leafage).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ジュカイン Jukain From 樹海 jukai
France Flag.png French Jungko From jungle and gecko
Spain Flag.png Spanish Sceptile Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Gewaldro From Gewalt, Wald, and drohen
Italy Flag.png Italian Sceptile Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 나무킹 Namuking From 나무 namu and king
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese 蜥蜴王 Sīkyihkwòhng Literally "Lizard king"
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 蜥蜴王 Xīyìwáng Literally "Lizard king"


Related articles

Notes

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