Sceptile has the ability Overgrow. With this ability, the power of Sceptile's Grass-Type attacks increases by 50% once its HP falls below one-third of its maximum. Sceptile uses Unburden as its Hidden Ability. This ability doubles the Pokémon's Speed stat once its held item is consumed.
Sceptile takes the appearance of a green lizard. It has a fern-like growth on its tail, and leaf-like growths protruding from its upper arms. On its back yellow-colored seeds can be seen growing on it.
Sceptile doesn't have any distinguishable characteristics to help differentiate between male and female.
Sceptile appears at Endless Level 8, Pair Trozei, Forever Level 57 and Mr. Who's Den in Pokémon Trozei!.
Sceptile appears at the Jungle Ruins in Pokémon Ranger, but a Break Level 2 Field Assist is required to access it. Sceptile-unlike its two unevolved forms-did appear in Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia at the Oil Field Hideout. Sceptile also Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs at the third floor of the Oblivia Ruins right before the Altar Room on Sophian Island in the Present, and the Forest Temple Mission "Pidgeotto and the Switch Path," earned by getting an S Rank in the mission. It is the harder to get of the two Pokémon, as it is the Boss Pokémon of that stage.
Sceptile can be found at Sun-Dappled Bank Treetops 2-1 in Pokémon Rumble Blast after completing the game.
The only way to obtain a Sceptile in Pokémon Conquest is to evolve a Grovyle.
Trading Card Game
Sceptile appears in 10 different sets and two Pokémon Organized Play Series sets (one and four). All of its appearances have Sceptile listed as a Rare Card: EX Ruby and Sapphire (2), EX Team Magma VS Team Aqua, EX Emerald, EX Crystal Guardians (Delta Species), Great Encounters, Stormfront, Arceus (2), Plasma Freeze and Primal Clash (2).
Ash would obtain a Sceptile when his Grovyle evolved in the episode Odd Pokémon Out. It evolved to try and gain the interest of a female Tropius, but but was the odd Pokémon out of that love triangle. This would break Sceptile's heart, causing it to lose interest in its attacks from that episode to the episode Cutting the Ties That Bind, which was two episodes later.
The biggest victory that Ash's Sceptile earned-literally-was defeating the Darkrai of Tobias, the only time that Tobias's Darkrai would be defeated at the Sinnoh League Tournament. Sceptile would lose to Tobias's Latios.
A trainer named Tyson would use a Sceptile in the episodes surrounding the Hoenn League Tournament. This Sceptile would be involved in a double-KO with Ash's Glalie.
Sceptile's Manga information is unknown as of writing.
Sceptile is a part of the Borderline 3 (BL3) tier of competitive battling, meaning that it is banned from the Neverused (NU) tier but not used enough to be a part of the Rarelyused (RU) tier. As the fastest Grass-type in the tier, Sceptile can outspeed a large portion of the tier and do some great damage with that trait due to a decent base 105 Special Attack and a strong STAB in Leaf Storm. It has sufficient coverage options in Focus Blast and either Hidden Power Flying or Ice to hit opposing foes that can tank Sceptile's main attacks very well. However, Sceptile does not have very good bulk and has some common weaknesses to Fire, Flying, and Ice. It also can be revenge killed by certain Choice Scarf users like Emboar and struggles to break through Grass resists like Venusaur and Weezing. Sceptile faces competition from Virizion as a fast offensive Grass-type and other speedy threats like Accelgor and Aerodactyl which have their own advantages over Sceptile.
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