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Type Grass  
Species Forest Pokémon
Abilities Overgrow
Unburden (DW)
Grovyle ← 254 → Torchic
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
87.5% ♂ / 12.5% ♀
Weight Height
115.1 lbs 52.2kg 5'07" 1.7 m
Pokédex Color Egg Group
Shape Footprint

Sceptile (ジュカイン Jukain) is the Grass-type Starter Pokémon of the Hoenn region, introduced in Generation III.



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. 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".

Special abilities

Sceptile can learn slashing moves. It learns Leaf Blade, X-Scissor, and Night Slash by leveling up, and Dragon Claw by TM.It has abilitiy Overgrow which increase its attack by 50% when its HP gets lower than 1/3.


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

Game info

Game locations

Sceptile Locations
Version(s) Location 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

Sceptile Locations
Game(s) Location
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




File:Tyson's Sceptile.jpg
Sceptile and dusclops manga

Sceptile and Dusclops in the Pokémon Adventures Manga.

Main article: Ash's Sceptile

During the Battle Frontier arc, Sceptile was the most powerful Pokémon that Ash ever had and is arguably Ash's strongest grass type.It appeared in Diamond and Pearl as well.


In the Pokémon Adventures Manga, Emerald has a Sceptile.


  • Sceptile was the first fully evolved grass starter Pokémon to not have a flower anywhere on its body.
  • Sceptile was the first evolved grass starter Pokémon to stand on two legs.
  • Sceptile is the fastest of all grass type Pokémon.
  • Sceptile is the first and currently only grass type initial pokemon to have a type advantage against 2 of the 3 main legendary pokemons of its respective generation.


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