Mega Sceptile

Mega Sceptile
メガジュカイン
Mega Sceptile.png
Sceptile < Mega Sceptile > Torchic
Species
Type
Forest Pokémon
Grass.gif Dragon.gif
Number
Ability
#254
Height
Weight
6'2" (1.9m)
121.1 lbs. (55.2kg)
Gender Ratio
Male: 87.5%
Female: 12.5%
Evolves From
Evolves Into
None
Egg Group
Catch Rate
45
Tier
EV Yield
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Mega Sceptile (メガジュカイン) is a Grass/Dragon type Mega Evolution that debuts in Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire.


Mega Sceptile uses the Lightning Rod Ability, which lets it absorbs Electric-type moves and raises its Special Attack whilst nullifying the move.

It was revealed on June 7, 2014 after a leak of the July Edition of CoroCoro, alongside Mega Swampert and Mega Diancie.

Contents

Biology

Physiology

Mega Sceptile takes on a number of different changes after undergoing Mega Evolution. Its tail, which has a red tip, resembles a fern tree, and there are red stripes on its tail. The two stripes closest to its main body each have a pair of red seeds on them, with the other three sets of seeds retaining their yellow coloring.

Mega Sceptile now appears to have wing-like growths on its back and arms; although it doesn't fly it moves very fast. Its head has also changed shape, taking on a dragon-like appearance.

Gender Differences

Mega Sceptile doesn't appear to have any differences to differentiate between male and female.

Game Information

Original Games

A Mega Sceptile can be obtained by Mega Evolving a Sceptile during a battle in which Sceptile is holding a Sceptilite in Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire.

Spin-Off Games

Mega Sceptile has yet to appear in a Spin-Off Game as of writing.

Trading Card Game

Mega Sceptile has yet to appear in the Trading Card Game as of writing.

Anime/Manga Information

Anime

Mega Sceptile has appeared in a couple of Anime specials that have yet to air outside of Japan.

Movies

Mega Sceptile has yet to appear in any of the films as of writing.

Manga

Mega Sceptile has yet to appear in the Manga as of writing.

Pokémon Information

Competitive Battling

Mega Sceptile resides in the Underused (UU) tier of competitive battling. With great offensive stats, a very high 145 Speed, and a wide movepool, Mega Sceptile is a very strong offensive threat that can put heavy pressure on opposing teams. It can outspeed a lot of threats in the tier like Alakazam, Azelf, and Cobalion, while having the power to take care of them with a powerful attack. Its ability Lightning Rod is decent as it allows for Mega Sceptile to serve as a check to Electric-types. Its typing allows for a decent amount of switch-in opportunities for Mega Sceptile to wreck havoc. Its best set is an all-out attacking set with strong STABs like Leaf Storm and Dragon Pulse while having good overall coverage in Focus Blast or Hidden Power Fire. A Substitute set allows for Mega Sceptile to take advantage of the switches it can cause and prevents it from being statused while retaliating with strong hits. A Swords Dance set is another approach that takes Mega Sceptile's decent 110 base Attack to surprise opposing Pokémon like Blissey and Florges. Despite these great qualities, Mega Sceptile is not flawless, as it does have some common weaknesses and is frail.

Mega Sceptile is also a viable option in the Overused (OU) tier of competitive battling. It has a good matchup against offensive teams due to being the fastest Dragon-type allows it to revenge kill opposing Dragon-types like Latios, Latias, Garchomp, and Mega Charizard X. Mega Sceptile can also use Leaf Storm to destroy opposing frailer threats like Mega Lopunny, while its ability to check Water-types like Rotom-W and Manaphy can come in handy. Thanks to Lightning Rod, Mega Sceptile can check certain Electric-type threats like Mega Manectric, Raikou, and Thundurus, with the latter not being able to paralyze Mega Sceptile. However, Mega Sceptile is pretty frail and cannot take most forms of priority very well. Its Special Attack stat is less impressive than it looks due to an inability to hold a boosting item like Life Orb, and it lacks a reliable and powerful STAB move, which puts it at a disadvantage against defensive teams.

Area Locations

Game Rarity Location
X/Y None Unavailable
Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire None Evolve Sceptile

Statistics

Base Stats Min- Min Max Max+
HP
70
. 250 344 .
Atk
110
202 225 319 350
Def
75
139 155 249 273
Sp. Atk
145
265 295 389 427
Sp. Def
85
157 175 269 295
Speed
145
265 295 389 427

Moves

Via Level-Up

Level Up
Level Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Start
63
Leaf Storm Grass.gif 140 90 Special.png
Start Night Slash Dark.gif 70 100 Physical.png
Start Pound Normal.gif 40 100 Physical.png
Start Leer Normal.gif N/A 100 Other.png
Start
5
Absorb Grass.gif 20 100 Special.png
Start
9
Quick Attack Normal.gif 40 100 Physical.png
13 Mega Drain Grass.gif 40 100 Special.png
16 Fury Cutter Bug.gif 20 95 Physical.png
18 Pursuit Dark.gif 40 100 Physical.png
23 Leaf Blade Grass.gif 90 100 Physical.png
28 Agility Psychic.gif N/A N/A Other.png
33 Slam Normal.gif 80 75 Physical.png
36 Dual Chop Dragon.gif 40 90 Physical.png
39 Detect Fighting.gif N/A N/A Other.png
45 X-Scissor Bug.gif 80 100 Physical.png
51 False Swipe Normal.gif 40 100 Physical.png
57 Quick Guard Fighting.gif N/A N/A Other.png
58 Leaf Storm Grass.gif 130 90 Special.png
69 Screech Normal.gif N/A 85 Other.png

Via TM/HM

TM/HM - Gen 6
TM/HM No. Move Type Power Accuracy Class
TM01 Hone Claws Dark.gif -- -- Other.png
TM02 Dragon Claw Dragon.gif 80 100 Physical.png
TM05 Roar Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM06 Toxic Poison.gif -- 90 Other.png
TM10 Hidden Power Normal.gif 60 100 Special.png
TM11 Sunny Day Fire.gif -- -- Other.png
TM15 Hyper Beam Normal.gif 150 90 Special.png
TM17 Protect Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM20 Safeguard Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM21 Frustration Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM22 Solar Beam Grass.gif 120 100 Special.png
TM26 Earthquake Ground.gif 100 100 Physical.png
TM27 Return Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM28 Dig Ground.gif 80 100 Physical.png
TM31 Brick Break Fighting.gif 75 100 Physical.png
TM32 Double Team Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM39 Rock Tomb Rock.gif 60 95 Physical.png
TM40 Aerial Ace Flying.gif 60 -- Physical.png
TM42 Facade Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png
TM44 Rest Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
TM45 Attract Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM47 Low Sweep Fighting.gif 65 100 Physical.png
TM48 Round Normal.gif 60 100 Special.png
TM52 Focus Blast Fighting.gif 120 70 Special.png
TM53 Energy Ball Grass.gif 90 100 Special.png
TM54 False Swipe Normal.gif 40 100 Physical.png
TM56 Fling Dark.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM62 Acrobatics Flying.gif 55 100 Physical.png
TM68 Giga Impact Normal.gif 150 90 Physical.png
TM70 Flash Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM75 Swords Dance Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM78 Bulldoze Ground.gif 60 100 Physical.png
TM80 Rock Slide Rock.gif 75 90 Physical.png
TM81 X-Scissor Bug.gif 80 100 Physical.png
TM86 Grass Knot Grass.gif  ?? 100 Special.png
TM87 Swagger Normal.gif -- 90 Other.png
TM88 Sleep Talk Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM90 Substitute Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM96 Nature Power Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM98 Power-Up Punch Fighting.gif 40 100 Physical.png
TM100 Confide Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
HM01 Cut Normal.gif 50 95 Physical.png
HM04 Strength Normal.gif 80 100 Physical.png
HM06 Rock Smash Fighting.gif 40 100 Physical.png

Via Breeding

Via Breeding
Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Bullet Seed Grass.gif 25 100 Physical.png
Crunch Dark.gif 80 100 Physical.png
Crush Claw Normal.gif 75 95 Physical.png
Double Kick Fighting.gif 30 100 Physical.png
Dragon Breath Dragon.gif 60 100 Special.png
Endeavor Normal.gif  ?? -- Physical.png
Grass Whistle Grass.gif -- 55 Other.png
Grassy Terrain Grass.gif -- -- Other.png
Leaf Storm Grass.gif 140 90 Special.png
Leech Seed Grass.gif -- 90 Other.png
Magical Leaf Grass.gif 60 -- Special.png
Mud Sport Ground.gif -- -- Other.png
Natural Gift Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
Razor Wind Normal.gif 80 100 Special.png
Synthesis Grass.gif -- -- Other.png
Worry Seed Grass.gif -- 100 Other.png

Via Move Tutor

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Dragon Pulse Dragon.gif 85 100 Special.png
Drain Punch Fighting.gif 75 100 Physical.png
Dual Chop Dragon.gif 40 90 Physical.png
Endeavor Normal.gif  ?? -- Physical.png
Focus Punch Fighting.gif 150 100 Physical.png
Frenzy Plant Grass.gif 150 90 Special.png
Giga Drain Grass.gif 75 100 Special.png
Grass Pledge Grass.gif 80 100 Special.png
Iron Tail Steel.gif 100 75 Physical.png
Low Kick Fighting.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
Seed Bomb Grass.gif 80 100 Physical.png
Snore Normal.gif 50 100 Special.png
Synthesis Grass.gif -- -- Other.png
Thunder Punch Electric.gif 75 100 Physical.png
Worry Seed Grass.gif -- 100 Other.png

Treecko Exclusive Moves

Level Up
Level Move Type Power Accuracy Class
21 Giga Drain Grass.gif 75 100 Special.png
37 Energy Ball Grass.gif 90 100 Special.png
45 Endeavor Normal.gif ?? 100 Physical.png

Evolution Line

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Level 16
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Level 36
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Mega Sceptile

Type Matchups

Type Attack Advantages Attack Disadvantages Defense Advantages Defense Disadvantages
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