254 Sceptile

Performance

Status

  • Ranking Score:
    80.3
  • Main moves:
    Bullet Seed, Leaf Blade, Earthquake
  • Type
    GRASS
  • Level:
    19-22
  • Rank:
    Lvl 20.5 0/12/15CP 1500
  • Buddy Distance:
    3km
  • Charged Move Cost:
    10,000 Stardust
  • Attack:
    136.8
  • Defense:
    108.5
  • Stamina:
    110
  • Overall:
    1634

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Traits

Moves

Properties

Registeel has the following traits and playstyles:
  • + Spammy
    Reaches Charged Moves quickly.
  • + Shield Pressure
    Pressures opponents to shield its strong or rapid attacks.
  • - Glass Cannon
    Hits hard but struggles to take hits. Depends on shields.
  • - Vulnerable
    Takes super effective damage from a wide variety of types.
Move stats include same type and Shadow attack bonuses.
Recommended Move:
*Event or Elite TM exclusive *Unobtainable via TM
No. Move Types Move Accuracy Power Damage Average Fast MoveCount Remark
1 Fast Bullet Seed 4.33 2 3 Fast Charge
2 Fast Fury Cutter 4 2 1 Fast Charge
3 Charged Leaf Blade 35 84 2.4 3 - 3 - 3 Spam/Bait
4 Charged Dragon Claw 35 50 1.43 3 - 3 - 3 Coverage Spam/Bait
5 Charged Frenzy Plant* 45 120 2.67 4 - 3 - 4 General
6 Charged Aerial Ace 45 55 1.22 4 - 3 - 4 Coverage
7 Charged Earthquake 65 120 1.85 5 - 5 - 5 Coverage Nuke
Weaknesses
bug
x1.6
fire
x1.6
flying
x1.6
ice
x1.6
poison
x1.6
Resistances
water
x0.625
ground
x0.625
grass
x0.625
electric
x0.625

Character Introduction

Summary

Sceptile is a Grass Pokémon which evolves from Grovyle. It is vulnerable to Flying, Poison, Bug, Fire and Ice moves. Sceptile's strongest moveset is Fury Cutter & Frenzy Plant and it has a Max CP of 2,757.

About

"The leaves growing on Sceptile's body are very sharp edged. This Pokémon is very agile—it leaps all over the branches of trees and jumps on its foe from above or behind."

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PVP Mode Explanatory Notes

PvP Moveset Explanation
Bullet Seed + Leaf Blade and Frenzy Plant or Earthquake or Aerial Ace

Bullet is preferable over Fury Cutter for its faster energy gains and greater STAB damage output. 

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: 0 / 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. 

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