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Ash's Sceptile
サトシのジュカイン Satoshi's Jukain
Ash Sceptile
Trainer: Ash Ketchum
Gender: Male[1]
Ability: Overgrow
Debut: Tree's a Crowd
Caught where: Hoenn Route 104
Current location: At Professor Oak's Laboratory
Evolved: 59 episodes as Treecko
95 episodes as Grovyle
Evolves In: Exploud and Clear
Odd Pokémon Out!

This Sceptile is a Grass-type Pokémon owned by Ash. It was the second Pokémon Ash caught in the Hoenn Region and one of his most powerful Pokémon.


Ever since its debut, Sceptile as a Treecko is a cool, calm and collected while holding a twig in the side of its mouth. Sceptile has an overpowering pride, similar to Buizel's, that it will defend at all costs from anyone or anything that damages it, most notably after being defeated by wild Seviper before Jessie had caught it. As a Grovyle, it was shown to tease the other Pokémon, especially Corphish, although it would always defend and protect them. He is also in love with a Meganium until it realized Meganium is in love with a wild Tropius whom he defeated to gain Meganium's love. When it evolves into a Sceptile, he does his best to save Meganium from Team Rocket but to no avail as his abilities are lost because of its broken heart. It later regains his abilities after getting recovered from being heart broken.



Sceptile was caught while he was a Treecko, and was the second Pokémon Ash caught during his journey in the Hoenn Region. Treecko was a very stubborn fighter who never gave up in battle. With the help of another trainer's Grovyle, Treecko learned Bullet Seed, having previously no Grass-type moves despite being a Grass type Pokémon. Treecko evolved into Grovyle whilst battling a powerful Loudred, who later evolved into Exploud.

After evolving, Grovyle was used often in the Hoenn region, notably being able to defeat Norman's Slaking and Winona's Altaria despite having type disadvantage against the latter. In the Hoenn league tournament, Grovyle defeated Katie's extremely powerful Walrein as well as Morrison's high-leveled Steelix and held his own against Tyson's Metagross.

Battle Frontier

Grovyle stayed with Ash when he travelled to the Battle Frontier. When Ash went up against a wild Onix who was also the Rock Pokémon King whose subjects had Brock, May, Max, Pikachu and the other Pokémon in cages, Ash chose Grovyle to battle Onix and in addition to the type-advantage, Grovyle's agility and speed gave it an edge in the battle and a single Leaf Blade was strong enough to cause the battle to go in Ash's favor.

Grovyle was used during his battle with Greta but was defeated by Hariyama.

When Sceptile evolved, it lost its ability to use any of its attacks since its heart was broken when Meganium fell for a wild Tropius instead of Grovyle. After seeing Meganium in danger, Ash's Grovyle evolved to try and protect it to no avail.

Later, Sceptile finally regained all of its moves as well as the new and powerful Solar Beam attack. Sceptile used Solar Beam to defeat Spencer's Claydol. Sceptile was later used in an unofficial battle against Pyramid King Brandon and his Regirock when its trainer was possessed by the King of Pokélantis. However, despite having a type advantage, it lost.


Sceptile is an expert at the move Leaf Blade, its signature move. It was even able to defeat Tobias' Darkrai, who was considered to be virtually unbeatable, with a powerful Leaf Blade, becoming the only known Pokémon to have defeated the legendary Pokémon.

Sceptile defeat

Latios defeats Sceptile

It battled against Tobias' Darkrai during the Sinnoh League tournament. Sceptile fought hard and took serious damage from its Ice Beam attack and then fell victim to Dark Void. But thanks to Ash's voice, it quickly woke up and finished it off with a powerful strike from Leaf Blade. However, Tobias' Latios easily defeated Sceptile with Giga Impact.


It appears (along with other Ash's Pokémon) in the opening scene of BW: Adventures in Unova.

Known moves

Move Episode
Ash Sceptile Leaf Blade
Pound Tree's a Crowd
Quick Attack + A Tail with a Twist
Bullet Seed What You Seed is What You Get
Leaf Blade + Exploud and Clear
Solar Beam Ka Boom With a View!
Agility Curbing the Crimson Tide!
Leaf Storm + The Semi-Final Frontier!
+ indicates this Pokémon used this move recently.*
- indicates this Pokémon normally can't use this move.

Improvised moves

Voice actors


  • Sceptile was Ash's first fully evolved Grass-type starter.
  • Ash's Sceptile is the only known Pokémon to have ever defeated Tobias' Darkrai.
  • He is Ash's third Pokémon to battle and defeat a Legendary Pokémon, the first two being Charizard and Pikachu.
  • Sceptile is the only Hoenn starter Pokémon Ash caught, as Torchic and Mudkip were caught by May and Brock respectively.
  • Like May's Blaziken, Ash's Sceptile was voiced by Darren Dunstan and Bill Rogers in its evolved forms.
  • Out of all Ash's Pokémon, Sceptile holds the record for facing the most Legendaries at three, having battled Brandon's Regirock, Tobias' Darkrai and Tobias' Latios.
  • Like Ash's Squirtle who rarely wears its glasses as he keeps it in its shell, Sceptile is mostly seen has a twig on its mouth since it was a Treecko during battles even its evolution.


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