Glastrier (Pokémon)

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Glastrier
Wild Horse Pokémon
ブリザポス
Blizzapos
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Glastrier



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Type
Ice Unknown
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Ability
Chilling Neigh Cacophony
Cacophony
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Gender unknown
Catch rate
3 (1.6%)
Breeding
Egg Group
No Eggs Discovered
Hatch time
30840 - 31096 steps
Egg not obtainable
Height
7'03" 2.2 m
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Weight
1763.7 lbs. 800.0 kg
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Mega Stone
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Base experience yield
Unknown
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
290
Leveling rate
Slow
EV yield
Total: 3
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HP
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Footprint
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Pokédex color
White
Base friendship
35
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Glastrier (Japanese: ブリザポス Blizzapos) is an Ice-type Legendary Pokémon introduced in Generation VIII in The Crown Tundra.

It is not known to evolve into or from any other Pokémon.

Glastrier can fuse with Calyrex using the Reins of Unity to become Ice Rider Calyrex.

Biology

Glastrier is an equine Pokémon with a white coat and has light-blue ice covering parts of its body. Its mane consists of ice spikes, with three rows behind its neck and a single large spike between its ears. Both have ice behind them, connecting to the mask of ice that covers the left side of its face, which is noted to be 100 times harder than diamond. Its eyes are white with no visible pupils. Its thin tail is covered in ice that has four spikes jutting out from the sides. Its legs have ice covering its hooves and fetlocks, with the ice on its forelegs extending to the knees.

Glastrier possesses incredible physical strength and extraordinary destructive power. It is noted to be an aggressive Pokémon that forcefully takes anything it wants. Glastrier generates extremely cold air within its body and emits it from its nose and hooves. While Glastrier cannot move fast, it can freeze the ground to allow it to slide across the ice in a flash. Glastrier's legs allows it to travel through the snowiest of lands and worst of roads. It enjoy challenging any strong opponents it finds worthy of battling.[1]

Glastrier was known to be very proud and arrogant, preferring to serve those it deems the strongest. It once ruled over the Crown Tundra like a lord, terrorizing its residents for intruding on its territory.[2] This lasted until it was defeated and tamed by Calyrex using the Reins of Unity. It has a fondness for carrots, particularly Iceroot Carrots.

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VIII.
Generation VIII Galar
Crown Tundra #208
Sinnoh
#—
Hisui
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Brilliant Diamond, Shining Pearl, and Legends: Arceus.
Sword Glastrier emits intense cold from its hooves. It's also a belligerent Pokémon—anything it wants, it takes by force.
Shield Glastrier has tremendous physical strength, and the mask of ice covering its face is 100 times harder than diamond.


Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VIII.
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
TradeVersion 1.3.0+
Expansion Pass
Crown Shrine (Only one, if the player obtained the Iceroot Carrot)
Brilliant Diamond Shining Pearl
Unobtainable
Legends: Arceus
Unobtainable


In side games

Held items

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
100
160 - 207 310 - 404
145
135 - 216 265 - 427
130
121 - 200 238 - 394
65
63 - 128 121 - 251
110
103 - 178 202 - 350
30
31 - 90 58 - 174
Total:
580
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VIII, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VIII
Other generations:
None
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Tackle Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
011 Tail Whip Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
066 Double Kick Fighting Physical 03030 100100% 30
1212 Avalanche Ice Physical 06060 100100% 10
1818 Stomp Normal Physical 06565 100100% 20
2424 Torment Dark Status 0000 100100% 15
3030 Mist Ice Status 0000 00——% 30
3636 Icicle Crash Ice Physical 08585 09090% 10
4242 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 08585% 20
4848 Iron Defense Steel Status 0000 00——% 15
5454 Thrash Normal Physical 120120 100100% 10
6060 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100100% 20
6666 Double-Edge Normal Physical 120120 100100% 15
7272 Swords Dance Normal Status 0000 00——% 20
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Glastrier
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Glastrier

By TM/TR

Generation VIII
Other generations:
None
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM08  TM08 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM09  TM09 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM21  TM21 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM24  TM24 Snore Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 15
TM25  TM25 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM26  TM26 Scary Face Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TM27  TM27 Icy Wind Ice Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM35  TM35 Hail Ice Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM39  TM39 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM51  TM51 Icicle Spear Ice Physical 02525 100}}100% 30
TM53  TM53 Mud Shot Ground Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM57  TM57 Payback Dark Physical 05050 100}}100% 10
TM58  TM58 Assurance Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 10
TM64  TM64 Avalanche Ice Physical 06060 100}}100% 10
TM76  TM76 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM81  TM81 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TM85  TM85 Snarl Dark Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM96  TM96 Smart Strike Steel Physical 07070 00—}}—% 10
TM98  TM98 Stomping Tantrum Ground Physical 07575 100}}100% 10
TR00  TR00 Swords Dance Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR01  TR01 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100}}100% 15
TR05  TR05 Ice Beam Ice Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR06  TR06 Blizzard Ice Special 110110 070}}70% 5
TR20  TR20 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR24  TR24 Outrage Dragon Physical 120120 100}}100% 10
TR26  TR26 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR27  TR27 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR28  TR28 Megahorn Bug Physical 120120 085}}85% 10
TR32  TR32 Crunch Dark Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TR35  TR35 Uproar Normal Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR37  TR37 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TR39  TR39 Superpower Fighting Physical 120120 100}}100% 5
TR46  TR46 Iron Defense Steel Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
TR53  TR53 Close Combat Fighting Physical 120120 100}}100% 5
TR79  TR79 Heavy Slam Steel Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TR94  TR94 High Horsepower Ground Physical 09595 095}}95% 10
TR95  TR95 Throat Chop Dark Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TR99  TR99 Body Press Fighting Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Glastrier
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Glastrier

By breeding

Generation VIII
Other generations:
None
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by breeding.
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Glastrier in Generation VIII
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Glastrier in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Glastrier
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Glastrier

By tutoring

Generation VIII
Other generations:
None
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Sw Sh EP BD SP Lash Out Dark Physical 75 100% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Glastrier
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Glastrier

Evolution

 
Unevolved
Glastrier
 Ice 


Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VIII.
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
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  For other sprites and images, please see Glastrier images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


Trivia

Origin

Glastrier together with Spectrier may also be based on the Horsehead Nebula, a horse-shaped nebula near the constellation Orion. Glastrier itself may also be based on the Monoceros (unicorn) constellation, which also borders Orion. This would correspond to Calyrex possibly representing Orion itself or Lepus, the "hare" constellation located right below Orion, as well as Zacian and Zamazenta possibly representing Canis Major, which borders both Monoceros and Lepus.

Both Glastrier and its counterpart Spectrier's relationship with Calyrex appears to be based on the legend of Brian Boru and the Pooka. Legend has it that Brian Boru, the High King of Ireland, is the only person to have ever ridden a Pooka, a mischievous faery in the form of a black horse. Brian tamed the Pooka by using a special bridle that contained three hairs from the Pooka's tail and successfully staying on its back through a wild ride. The king then forced the Pooka not to torment Christian people and to never attack an Irishman ever again. This is similar to how Calyrex, a Pokémon known as a king, can only ride its loyal steed, Glastrier or Spectrier, using the Reins of Unity woven in part from hairs from the steed's mane and had to prove itself by riding through the steed's bucking. It also relates to how, in taming this steed, Calyrex stopped the steed Pokémon from tormenting the people of the Crown Tundra.

The appearance of Glastrier may be based on the unicorn, the national animal of Scotland – which is the country that the Crown Tundra is based on. The unicorn in mythology is also said to be extremely wild and can only be tamed by the pure of heart; Glastrier is noted to be very aggressive and only the graceful Calyrex was able to tame it. Glastrier may also be based on Shire horses and Clydesdale horses, draft horse breeds from Britain. Its large ice-covered hooves may be a stylization of the horse breeds' large feathered hooves. In addition, Glastrier's tail shape may be a reference to an equestrian tail guard worn over the dock of a military or sport horse, leaving the tail fan spreading.

Glastrier may draw inspiration from legendary horses in Celtic mythology, such as Hengroen, a stallion owned by King Arthur in the Welsh tale Culhwch and Olwen, or Liath Macha, a grey-colored chariot horses of the hero Cú Chulainn in the Ulster Cycle of Irish Mythology. It may also take inspiration from other water horses in Celtic and Nordic folklore, such as the nykur, the water horse of Iceland and the Faroese Islands. This water horse is said to be white in color, and according to Icelanders, the sound of ice cracking on frozen lakes is the sound of the nykur's neighing, which may also connect to Glastrier's Ability, Chilling Neigh. It also bears similarity to Glashtyn, a water horse or goblin of Manx folklore whose name derives from glas(s), the Celtic word for 'stream'. The Glashtyn is sometimes called the "Howler", because its eerie cry is said to warn of approaching storms, which may also be referenced by Glastrier's Ability. The Glashtyn is also said to fear fire, which Glastrier is weak to due to its Ice typing.

Alternatively, Glastrier may draw inspiration from the mythological Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, Glastrier representing the white horse of Conquest given its belligerent nature and purported desire to take anything it wants by force. It may also be based on the white-colored knight chess piece. Together with Spectrier, it may also be partly inspired by Ema plaques and horse effigies in Shinto shrines that pray for good harvest.

Name origin

Glastrier may be a combination of glacier and destrier, a type of medieval war horse.

Blizzapos may be a combination of blizzard and ἵππος híppos (Greek for horse) or horse.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
  Japanese ブリザポス Blizzapos From blizzard and ἵππος híppos or horse
  French Blizzeval From blizzard and cheval
  Spanish Glastrier Same as English name
  German Polaross From polar and Ross
  Italian Glastrier Same as English name
  Korean 블리자포스 Blizzaforce From blizzard and horse or force
  Mandarin Chinese 雪暴馬 / 雪暴马 Xuěbàomǎ From 雪暴 xuěbào and 馬 / 马
  Cantonese Chinese 雪暴馬 Syutbouhmáh From 雪暴 syutbouh and máh


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