Gligar (Johto Pokédex. It is a Ground/Flying Type, and is known as the Flyscorpion Pokémon.) is the 193rd Pokémon in the
Gligar can use one of two Abilities: Hyper Cutter, which prevents opposing Pokémon from lowering its Attack Statistic; or Sand Veil, which increases its Evasion by one stage during a Sandstorm. A third Ability is available to Gligar from the Dream World, the Immunity Ability. This Ability protects it from becoming Poisoned.
Gligar is in the Bug Egg Group, and its Egg takes approximately 5,120 Steps to hatch. It takes Gligar 1,059,860 Experience Points to reach Level 100
Gligar takes on the appearance of a small, purple scorpion with a pair of blue, bat-like wings that function similar to a mix between the wings of a flying squirrel and Batman's cape. It also has a pair of pincers and a segmented tail that has a stinger.
A Male Gligar has a larger tail stinger than a Female Gligar's tail stinger.
Gligar makes an appearance at the Safari Zone Extension in Pokémon Emerald, an area that doesn't exist in Ruby and Sapphire. In Diamond and Pearl, if Pokémon Emerald is inserted into the Game Boy Advance slot in the Nintendo DS, Gligar will appear at Routes 206, 207, 214, 215 and 227. This isn't necessary in Pokémon Platinum, as Gligar can be found at Route 206 prior to obtaining the National Pokédex.
Gligar can be found at Routes 11 and 15 in Black and White. In addition to those areas, Gligar can also be found at Route 23 in Black 2 and White 2, along with the Dream World area Windswept Sky for all Generation V games.
Gligar is a Shadow Pokémon obtainable in Pokémon Colosseum. It can be found at The Under Subway, where it can be Snagged from Hunter Frena. In Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness, a Gligar can be found as a Wild Pokémon at the Rock/Ground PokéSpot.
Gligar can be found at Secret Storage 11, Endless Level 26, Trozei Battle and Mr. Who's Den in Pokémon Trozei!.
Gligar can be found at Mt. Thunder 7F-10F, Mt. Thunder's Summit 1F-2F, Wish Cave 31F-35F, Desert Region 15F-20F, Southern Cavern 15F-25F and Joyous Tower 31F-35F in the first set of Mystery Dungeon games. In Explorers of Time and Explorers of Darkness, Gligar appears at Sky Rift; in Explorers of Sky the dungeon is known as Sky Fissure but the floor range is the same for both sets of games: B6-B15 & DPB1-B9. Gligar is exclusive to Light Adventure Squad in Mystery Dungeon 3, appearing on the Path to Treasure Island B1-B8.
Gligar make appearances at Olive Jungle and the Sekra Mountain Range in Pokémon Ranger. The only place to find a Gligar in Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia is at Peril Cliff. In Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs, Gligar can be found at the Wireless Tower 2F-6F and inside the Submarine in the Present, and in the Light Temple mission "At Last, Arceus and the Light" by defeating it and obtaining its Slate.
Gligar can be found at Everspring Valley Cave 4-2 and Sunny Seashore Canyon 4-3 in Pokémon Rumble Blast.
Trading Card Game
Gligar is listed as a Common Card in the Neo Genesis, Neo Destiny, Skyridge, EX Unseen Forces, Legends Awakened (2), Undaunted and Boundaries Crossed sets; and as a Rare Card in the EX Dragon Frontiers set (Delta Species Card).
Mr. Parker and Latoya Parker would both use a Gligar in The Superhero Secret. Morrison would later use a Gligar during the Hoenn League, defeating Ash's Grovyle before being defeated simultaneously with Swellow in the episode Choose It or Lose It.
Gligar has yet to appear in any of the films as of writing.
Gligar's Manga Information is unknown as of writing.
Gligar resides in the Underused (UU) tier of competitive battling. Thanks to its 65/105/65 bulk boosted by Eviolite and good typing giving it an immunity to Ground and Electric while having resistances to Bug and Fighting, Gligar is a sturdy physical wall and an excellent support Pokemon. Gligar has reliable recovery in Roost and useful support moves like Stealth Rock and Defog. It is not weak to Stealth Rock, giving it an advantage over other Flying-type Pokemon that use Defog. Gligar is not without flaws, as its dependence on Eviolite makes it more susceptible to Knock Off, a very common move in the UU metagame especially with the Fighting-types Gligar is supposed to counter. Gligar also lacks offensive prowess, needing to use U-turn to keep momentum instead of destroy it.
Black 2/White 2
Via Dream World
Via Move Tutor (Black 2/White 2)
Generation III Exclusive Move Tutor Moves (Fire Red/Leaf Green)
Generation IV Exclusive Moves
- TM43: Secret Power
- TM47: Steel Wing
- TM58: Endure
- TM78: Captivate
- TM83: Natural Gift
- HM05: Defog (Diamond/Pearl/Platinum Only)
Via Move Tutor
Heart Gold/Soul Silver
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