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Table of Contents

How Shiny is Acquired
Evolution

Pokemon Ratings

Attacker Tier List See all Tier 4
PvE Attacker Rating 3.5 / 5
Great League PVP Rating See all 2 / 5
Ultra League PVP Rating See all 2 / 5
Master League PVP Rating See all 1 / 5

Pokemon Stats

52.20 kg Weight
1.70 m Height
Pokemon Max CP
2757
ATK 223
DEF 169
STA 172

Pokemon Family

PVE Movesets Grades

Show Suboptimal/Unranked Movesets

PVE Offensive Moves Explanation

  • Bullet Seed should be paired with Leaf Blade or Frenzy Plant if possible for maximum damage and Grass-type DPS.
  • Fury Cutter is viable, as it outperforms Bullet Seed when both hit for the same level of effectiveness. With changes to type effectiveness, it's now always better to stick with Bullet Seed when both are Super Effective.
  • Earthquake, Aerial Ace, and Dragon Claw don't perform as well, and also lack STAB. 

PVE Defensive Moves Explanation

  • Bullet Seed is superior to Fury Cutter due to higher base damage.
  • Aerial Ace is superior to Leaf Blade due to better counter coverage.
  • Earthquake provides nice type coverage but can be slow and underwhelming.
  • Frenzy Plant performs okay but lacks coverage.
  • Dragon Claw can be quite good against Dragon-type generalists, in addition to also having the earliest damage window. 

PVE Overview

Sceptile was already among the top Grass-types, a very competitive type with many options.

With Frenzy Plant, Sceptile cements its #2 spot (and it's very close to #1). This Hoenn starter is the current best Grass-type starter, and thus the best Frenzy Plant user. With a Mega evolution on the horizon, Sceptile is a great investment as a Grass attacker.

PVP Movesets Grades

Show Suboptimal/Unranked Movesets

PvP Moveset Explanation

Fury Cutter + Leaf Blade and Frenzy Plant or Earthquake or Aerial Ace

Fury Cutter is preferable over Bullet Seed for its faster energy gains, even though the latter has STAB. 

Leaf Blade is one of the best charge moves in the game, and with a very low 35 energy cost, along with STAB, is pretty much mandatory for Sceptile. Unlike other Grass-type starters, Sceptile doesn't "need" Frenzy Plant, but it does provide a harder-hitting option. The rest of Sceptile's charge moves are optional to provide coverage, with most of them being viable depending on the format and your playstyle. Earthquake is a very powerful move that provides wide coverage, though 65 energy can be a bit expensive. Aerial Ace is a lackluster move even against Fighting-types (Leaf Blade still has a higher DPE), but does have a niche against other Grass-types.

PvP Rating Explanation

Great League: 2 / 5

Sceptile is one of many Grass-type contenders in Great League. With an offensive stat distribution and somewhat vulnerable mono-Grass-typing, Sceptile is one of the more fragile and riskier picks. What Sceptile does have to offer is the fastest Leaf Blade in the game (tied with Farfetch'd), which lets it pressure shields a bit sooner than any other Grass-type. Access to Frenzy Plant is a nice addition that gives it some extra power, but this doesn't really distinguish Sceptile from its competitors. The lack of bulk is notable however, and if Leaf Blade is taken out of the equation then Sceptile looks more like a squishier Meganium. Overall, not a terrific top-tier pick, though its access to Earthquake and Aerial Ace does give it some coverage in some niche situations. 

Ultra League: 2 / 5

The prevalence of Swampert thanks to its Community Day gives Grass-types some relevancy in Ultra League, and Sceptile is no exception. Since a single 35 energy Leaf Blade is approximately a one-shot (depending on IVs), and Sceptile has the fastest access to it, there is some incentive to bring the forest Pokemon on the roster. Earthquake gives meaningful coverage against the numerous Steel-types in this meta as well, though not enough to deal with Giratina. Overall still a niche pick, but its rating will drop if Swampert isn't involved. 

Master League: 1 / 5

With a max CP of 2757, Sceptile severely lacks the stats needed to do well in Master League. While it can still get wins against Swampert, Groudon, and Kyogre, the lack of stats really holds it back from winning most other fights. Consider other Pokemon instead. 

Fast Moves

3
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Bug

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS EPU DPS DPS w/STAB True DPS
0.40
0.30
15.00
7.50
9.38
8
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Grass

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS EPU DPS DPS w/STAB True DPS
1.10
0.20
12.73
7.27
9.09

Charge Moves

70
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Grass

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS
2.40
0.95
0.00
2.12
29.17
36.46
61.87
120
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Ground

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.51x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS
3.60
0.80
0.00
1.20
33.33
41.67
40.00
55
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Flying

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS
2.40
0.30
0.00
1.67
22.92
28.65
38.19
50
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Dragon

1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.51x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS
1.70
0.20
0.00
1.52
29.41
36.76
44.56

Exclusive Charge Moves

100
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Grass

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS
2.60
0.41
0.00
2.00
38.46
48.08
76.92

Secondary Charge Move Unlock Cost

Candy 25
Stardust 10,000

Other

Female Ratio 12.5 %
Male Ratio 87.5 %
Flee Rate 5.0 %
Buddy Distance 3 km
Capture Rate5.0 %

Pokemon Type Chart

Vulnerable

160% damage
160% damage
160% damage
160% damage
160% damage

Resistant

62.5% damage
62.5% damage
62.5% damage
62.5% damage

Pokemon Min/Max CP Values

How to use: You need to know your Pokemon's exact level. To find exactly what level your Pokémon is, power up your Pokémon following this chart until you're certain of your level from Stardust cost changes.

A Pokémon's minimum level is 1.

Every time you power up, your Pokémon gains half a level.

StardustLevelMin CPMax CP
20013339
2001.56980
2002105122
2002.5141163
4003176205
4003.5212247
4004248288
4004.5284330
6005320371
6005.5356413
6006391455
6006.5427496
8007463538
8007.5499579
8008535621
8008.5571663
10009607704
10009.5642746
100010678788
100010.5712827
130011746866
130011.5780906
130012814945
130012.5848984
1600138821024
160013.59161063
1600149491103
160014.59831142
19001510171181
190015.510511221
19001610851260
190016.511191299
22001711531339
220017.511871378
22001812211418
220018.512551457
25001912891496
250019.513221536
25002013561575
250020.513901614
30002114241654
300021.514581693
30002214921733
300022.515261772
35002315601811
350023.515941851
35002416281890
350024.516621930
40002516961969
400025.517302008
40002617642048
400026.517972087
45002718312127
450027.518652166
45002818992205
450028.519332245
50002919672284
500029.520012324
50003020352363
500030.520522383
60003120692402
600031.520862422
60003221032442
600032.521202462
70003321372481
700033.521542501
70003421712521
700034.521882540
80003522052560
800035.522222580
80003622382599
800036.522552619
90003722722639
900037.522892658
90003823062678
900038.523232698
100003923402717
1000039.523572737
100004023742757
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