Sceptile can be found in the following games, anime episodes and manga arcs.


The most common way to receive Sceptile is by choosing Treecko as starter Pokémon in Ruby / Sapphire and Omega Rubin / Alpha Saphir.

Sceptile is available since 3rd generation, so it was not available in Red / Blue, Gold / Silver and Crystal.

Game Location Game Location
Ruby / Sapphire Evolve Grovyle Black / White Poké Transfer,
Emerald Evolve Grovyle Back 2 / White 2 Poké Transfer
FireRed /
Trade X / Y Trade
Colosseum Trade Omega Ruby /
Alpha Sapphire
Evolve Grovyle
XD Trade Sun / Moon Trade
Diamond / Pearl Trade Ultra Sun /
Ultra Moon
Evolve Grovyle
Platinum Trade Let's Go Pikachu /
Let's go Eevee
HeartGold /
Evolve Grovyle Sword / Shield Trade
Pal Park Forest Sword / Shield Expansion Max Lair
(Dynamax Adventure)


The first Sceptile that appeared in the anime was the Sceptile of a trainer named Tyson in the episode "Shocks and Bonds". Later on Ash's Grovyle evolved to Sceptile as well. The episode "Valuable Experience for All!" revealed Sceptile's Mega Evolution.

Episode Title Episode Title
EP 404 Shocks and Bonds EP 468 Home Is Where the Start Is!
EP 406 Choose It or Lose It! EP 642 Last Call - First Round!
EP 407 At the End of the Fray EP 657 The Semi-Final Frontier!
EP 437 Odd Pokémon Out! EP 801 The Dream Continues!
EP 438 Spontaneous Combusken! EP 907 A Meeting of Two Journeys!
EP 439 Cutting the Ties That Bind! EP 917 The Synchronicity Test!
EP 440 Ka Boom with a View! EP 920 A Full Strength Battle Surprise!
EP 441 King an Queen for a Day! EP 922 Seeing the Forest for the Trees!
EP 442 Curbing the Crimson Tide! EP 927 Valuable Experience for All!
EP 447 Pokémon Ranger - Deoxys' Crisis! (Part 1) EP 928 Analysis Versus Passion!
EP 448 Pokémon Ranger - Deoxys' Crisis! (Part 2) EP 929 A Riveting Rivalry!
EP 454 Battling the Enemy Within! EP 930 Kalos League Passion with a Certain Flare!
EP 455 Slaking Kong! EP 933 A Towering Takeover!
EP 459 Aipom and Circumstance! EP 936 Rocking Kalos Defenses!
EP 460 Strategy Tomorrow - Comedy Tonight! EP 937 Forming a More Perfect Union!
EP 464 Pinch Healing! EP 940 Facing the Needs of the Many!
EP 467 Once More with Reeling! EP 941 Till We Compete Again!
EP 07 (Special)
The Vision Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea (Movie)


Sceptile has it's first appearance in the Pocket Monsters SPECIAL manga chapter 305, volume 26. There it was picked by Emerald as his final battle member for the Battle Factory challenge in "Interesting Interactions Involving Illumise". After realizing that Sceptile was no rental Pokémon, but a smuggled in one, he took him into his possession and used him to challenge the Battle Pyramid, Battle Arena, Battle Palace and Battle Dome. In the Omega Ruby & Alpha Saphire chapter Emerald discovers the Sceptilite which Mega Evolves Sceptile to Mega Sceptile.
Further appears Sceptile in "Pinsir Me, I Must Be Deaming", chapter 206 of the Pokémon Adventures manga and Omega Alpha Adventure 2. It also appears in the Pokémon Battle Frontier manga in the first chapter "Enta Arrives at the Battle Frontiert!", where Rald has a Sceptile as one of his main Pokémon.

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