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[[File:Type Grass.gif|link=Grass type]]  
Species Forest Pokémon
Abilities Overgrow
Unburden (Dream World)
None ← 254 → None
Kanto N/A Johto N/A
Hoenn N/A Sinnoh N/A
Unova N/A Kalos N/A
Evolves from [[Grovyle]]
Evolves into None
(ジュカイン Jukain)
[[Generation III]]
Evolutionary line
No evolution line
Weight Height
Pokédex color Egg group
<font color=Green>Green</font>
Shape Footprint

Sceptile (ジュカイン Jukain) is the Grass-type Starter Pokémon of the Hoenn region, introduced in Generation III. It resembles a cross between a tree gecko and a Dilophosaurus, with bladed leaves near its wrist and a cluster of seeds growing on its back. Its name is derived from "scepter", the staff of a king, and "reptile"; hence, it is known as the "King of the Jungle". Many trainers prefer this speedy lizard because of its decent amount of health and its high speed stat; it has an advantage in forests, jungles and other grassy areas, where it leaps among the trees with great agility and ambushes its opponents from above. It carefully tends its seeds, whose nutrients revitalize the trees around them. It has the Overgrow ability.

Special abilities

Sceptile can learn slashing moves. It learns Leaf Blade, X-Scissor, and Night Slash by leveling up, and Dragon Claw by TM.

File:Back sprite sceptile.png


Sceptile is a green, Gecko-like Pokémon with yellow eyes and leaf-like spikes protruding out of its arms. It has a large fern - like plant for a tail and small pea like formations on its back.

In the anime

During the Battle Frontier arc, Sceptile was the most powerful Pokémon that Ash ever had and is arguably Ash's strongest grass type. Sceptile is voiced by Darren Dunstan (4Kids) and Bill Rogers (PUSA/TAJ)

In the manga

Sceptile and dusclops manga

Sceptile and Dusclops in the Pokémon Adventures Manga.

In the Pokémon Adventures Manga, Emerald has a Sceptile.


Sceptile is the final evolution of Treecko to obtain this Pokémon level Grovyle up to level 36.

Game info

Game locations

Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Ruby/Sapphire Evolve Grovyle None
Emerald Evolve Grovyle None
FireRed/LeafGreen Trade None
Diamond/Pearl Pal Park None
Platinum Pal Park None
HeartGold/SoulSilver Evolve Grovyle None

Side game locations

Game(s) Area(s)
Pokémon Trozei! Endless Level 8
Forever Level 57
Pair Trozei
Mr. Who's Den
Red Rescue Team & Blue Rescue Team Evolve Grovyle
Explorers of Time & Explorers of Darkness Zero Isle North (B41F-B50F)
Mystery Jungle (B1F-B29F)
Pokémon Ranger Jungle Relic
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia Oil Field Hideout

Pokédex entries


Possible movesets

Sceptile @ Choice Specs, Modest Nature, - Leaf Storm - Energy Ball - Dragon Pulse - Focus Blast

Sceptile @ Leftovers, Timid Nature, - Energy Ball - Dragon Pulse - Substitute - Leech Seed

Sceptile @ Choice Band/Muscle Band, Adamant Nature, - Leaf Blade - Earthquake - X-Scissor - Swords Dance

Sceptile @ Choice Specs Timid Nature - Energy Ball - Leaf Storm - Focus Blast - Dragon Pulse


  • Sceptile was the first fully evolved grass starter Pokémon to not have a flower anywhere on its body.
  • Sceptile is the only fully evolved grass starter Pokémon to stand on two legs.
  • Sceptile is the fastest of all {{}type|grass} type Pokémon.


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