Pokemon Of The Day: Mega Sceptile Moveset

Alongside its fellow starters, Sceptile is blessed with a Mega Evolution in Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire. Like with any Mega Evolution, Mega Sceptile is a significant upgrade over its normal form and greatly outclass itself in all categories. Where Mega Sceptile truly excels as a Special Sweeper as it sports a massive Special Attack and Speed stat. Furthermore, you can surprise the opponent with a Physical sweeper set. You will find that Mega Sceptile is far from a one trick wonder.

mega sceptile stats

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Special Attacker Mega Sceptile @ Sceptilite

Ability: Lightning Rod, Nature: Timid, EVS: 252 Special Attack, 252 Speed, 4 HP

  • Giga Drain
  • Focus Blast
  • Dragon Pulse
  • Substitution/Hidden Power Fire

This is a simple and fairly set that utilizes Mega Sceptile’s fantastic Special Attack and Speed to its potential. A no nonsense set that aims to hit hard with a powerful STAV Giga Drain. Focus Blast hits most steel types for Super Effective damage whom attempt to switch into a Giga Drain. Dragon Pulse rounds off the third slot providing almost near perfect coverage. From the top of my head this set is only walled by Togekiss in term of defensive typing. I prefer Substitute over Hidden Power on the set as it provides Mega Sceptile a shield while it proceeds to sap the HP of the opposing Pokemon with Giga Drain. However, Hidden Power Fire is more reliable move to hit steel types than Focus Blast.

Sword Dance Mega Sceptile @ Sceptilite

Ability: Lightning Rod, Nature: Jolly, EVS: 252 Attack, 252 Speed, 4 HP

  • Leaf Blade
  • Drain Punch/ Earthquake
  • Dragon Claw
  • Sword Dance

While Mega Sceptile’s Special Attack is its best offensive attribute, let’s not overlook that above average Attack stat. After one Sword Dance, Mega Sceptile’s attack reaches impressive heights and coupled with its speed – this Pokemon can be a decent late game sweeper. Leaf Blade and Dragon Claw are Mega Sceptile’s most reliable STAB. Meanwhile, Drain Punch hits steel types and returns a decent amount of HP back to Mega Sceptile. You could opt for Earthquake but you will find some trouble facing Skarmory, Ferrothorn and Bronzong

What do you think of these builds? Do you like them? Or is it the other way around? Let me know by leaving a comment below!

5 Comments on "Pokemon Of The Day: Mega Sceptile Moveset"

  1. What about a mega sceptile with
    Giga drain
    Dragon pulse
    Focus blast

    • With what EV combination? Personally, I don’t like the idea of earthquake on Mega Sceptile on that set. Could you elaborate on the thought process behind the build?

  2. Special attack and speed, lv 99 speed is 280 sp atk 265 i was thinking earthquake to cover weakness to fire types

  3. Fire and ice, also i wanted a move more accurate than focus blast on worst case scenerio if nit earthquake what would be a good replacement? I have dragon pulse for great stab bonus giga drain for stab plus heal, honestly i was just trying to have a moveset that covers most types. Especially against its weaknesses

  4. Or Try:
    Iron Tail (for fairy and ice weakness)
    Giga Drain (When health is low + good stab)
    Dragon Pulse ( Powerful stab)
    Rock Slide (Takes care of fire + flying and has good flinch possibilities)

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