Gligar (Pokémon)

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Gligar
Fly Scorpion Pokémon
グライガー
Gliger
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Gligar



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Type
Ground Flying
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Abilities
Hyper Cutter or Sand Veil Cacophony
Cacophony
Immunity
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
60 (14.8%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Bug
Hatch time
5140 - 5396 steps
Height
3'07" 1.1 m
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Weight
142.9 lbs. 64.8 kg
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Mega Stone
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Base experience yield
108
Gen. II-IV
Unknown
IV
86
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Slow
EV yield
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Pokédex color
Purple
Base friendship
70
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Gligar (Japanese: グライガー Gliger) is a dual-type Ground/Flying Pokémon introduced in Generation II.

It evolves into Gliscor when leveled up holding a Razor Fang during the night.

Biology

Gligar is a purple, bat-like Pokémon. Its head and body are round and roughly equal in size. It has long, triangular ears and triangular eyes with small pupils. Two large pointed teeth protrude from its upper jaw, and a pink tongue is often seen lolling from its mouth. Its arms are segmented at the wrists and end in large pincers. Spread between its arms are two blue wing membranes, each tipped with a purple claw. Its legs are thin and likewise segmented at the ankles, with its round feet having one claw each. Gligar has a long tail split into spherical sections, ending in a large, round stinger. The female Gligar will have a smaller stinger than the male.

As shown in the anime, Gligar feed on Berries and can emit sound waves to detect obstacles and fly around them. It glides smoothly and silently through the air with its limbs extended, and startles its prey and enemies by flying straight toward them. It attacks by clamping onto its enemy's face with its clawed hind legs and pincers, then jabbing it with its poisonous stinger. Gligar lives in mountainous regions, making its nest along cliff sides. When it is done gliding, it hops along the ground back to its nest.

In the anime

 
Gligar in the anime

Major appearances

Ash's Gligar

Ash caught a Gligar in Riding the Winds of Change!. It later evolved into a Gliscor in Fighting Fear With Fear!.

Other

In The Superhero Secret, a superhero named Gligarman had a Gligar as a sidekick. At the end of the episode, he passed it down to his daughter when he retired from crime-fighting.

In From Brags to Riches, Morrison used his Gligar and Growlithe in a Double Battle against Gavin, where it defeated both his Machamp and Marowak. Morrison then used Gligar during his match against Ash in Choose It or Lose It!, and it was able to defeat Grovyle and tie with Swellow.

Minor appearances

In Tricks of the Trade, a Gligar was at the Pokémon Swap Meet in Palmpona.

In For Ho-Oh the Bells Toll!, multiple Gligar protected the Tin Tower after Team Rocket stole the Crystal Bells on the top floor.

In The Legend of Thunder!, a Gligar was at a Pokémon Center.

In Off the Unbeaten Path, a Trainer's Gligar participated in the Pokémon Orienteering competition.

Multiple Gligar appeared in Riding the Winds of Change! alongside Ash's.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
EP138 Gligar Ash's Pokédex Gligar, the FlyScorpio Pokémon. Gligar uses the cape-like wings on its back to glide from tree to tree quickly and quietly.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
DP064 Gligar Dawn's Pokédex Gligar, the FlyScorpion Pokémon. It glides using the membrane attached to its arms and legs, and attacks the face of its prey with its claws.

In the manga

 
Gligar in Ash & Pikachu

Ash & Pikachu

Similar to his anime counterpart, Morrison owns a Gligar. It appeared in A Clash Of Wills!! Eternal Rivals?!.

How I Became a Pokémon Card

Gligar appeared in PW30 in How I Became a Pokémon Card.

Pokémon Adventures

A Gligar appeared in Gligar Glide that stole Gold's Togepi Egg. With its Poison Sting, it felled both Aibo and Polibo, then a Poliwag, before being caught by Sudobo, Gold's Sudowoodo, and then attacked by Exbo, and Gold's Sunkern, Sunbo, as it tried to escape. It was then beaten by Togebo, the newly hatched Togepi it tried to eat, waking Gold in the process.

A Gligar appeared in The Last Battle XIII as one of the Pokémon sent to participate in the fight in Ilex Forest.

A Gligar liberated by Team Plasma appeared in The Final Battle: Crushed Ambition as one of the Pokémon stuck in N's Castle.

A Gligar appeared in Pinsir Changes.

Pokémon Colosseum Snatchers

A Gligar appeared in PCS3.

Pokémon Gold & Silver: The Golden Boys

A Trainer's Gligar appeared in Let's Fight For The Future!!.

Pokémon Ranger the Comic: Double Mission

A Gligar appeared in Pokémon Ranger the Comic: Double Mission Episode Two as one of the Pokémon that Lunick captured with his Capture Styler. It reappeared in Pokémon Ranger the Comic: Double Mission Episode Three and was released in Pokémon Ranger the Comic: Double Mission Episode Five.

In the TCG

Main article: Gligar (TCG)

Game data

NPC appearances

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II Johto
#189
Gold It flies straight at its target's face then clamps down on the startled victim to inject poison.
Silver It usually clings to cliffs. When it spots its prey, it spreads its wings and glides down to attack.
Crystal It builds its nest on a steep cliff. When it is done gliding, it hops along the ground back to its nest.
Stadium 2 It flies straight at its target's face then clamps down on the startled victim to inject poison.
Generation III Hoenn
#—
Kanto
#—
Ruby Gligar glides through the air without a sound as if it were sliding. This Pokémon hangs on to the face of its foe using its clawed hind legs and the large pincers on its forelegs, then injects the prey with its poison barb.
Sapphire
Emerald It glides without making a single sound. It grasps the face of its foe using its hind and large front claws, then stabs with its poison barb.
FireRed It usually clings to cliffs. When it spots its prey, it spreads its wings and glides down to attack.
LeafGreen It flies straight at its target's face then clamps down on the startled victim to inject poison.
Generation IV Sinnoh
Pt: #153
Johto
#193
Diamond It sails on the winds with its limbs extended to strike from the sky. It aims for the prey's face.
Pearl
Platinum It glides as if sliding. It startles foes by clamping on their faces, then jabs with its poison stinger.
HeartGold It flies straight at its target's face then clamps down on the startled victim to inject poison.
SoulSilver It usually clings to cliffs. When it spots its prey, it spreads its wings and glides down to attack.
Generation V Unova
B2W2: #221
Black It glides as if sliding. It startles foes by clamping on their faces, then jabs with its poison stinger.
White
Black 2 It clamps on to its chosen prey then jabs the stinger on its tail into the prey while it's stunned with surprise.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
Mountain #115
Hoenn
#—
X It usually clings to cliffs. When it spots its prey, it spreads its wings and glides down to attack.
Y It flies straight at its target's face then clamps down on the startled victim to inject poison.
Omega Ruby Gligar glides through the air without a sound as if it were sliding. This Pokémon hangs on to the face of its foe using its clawed hind legs and the large pincers on its forelegs, then injects the prey with its poison barb.
Alpha Sapphire
Generation VII Alola
#—
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VII.
Generation VIII Galar
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VIII.


Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II
Gold
Route 45
Silver
Trade
Crystal
Route 45
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Trade, Event
Emerald
Safari Zone extension
FireRed LeafGreen
Trade, Event
Colosseum
The Under Subway (Shadow)
XD
Rock Poké Spot
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Routes 206, 207, 214, 215, and 227, Stark Mountain (Emerald)
Platinum
Route 206
HeartGold
Route 45
SoulSilver
Trade
Pal Park
Mountain
Generation V
Black White
Routes 11 and 15
Black 2 White 2
Routes 11, 15, and 23
Route 23 (Hidden Grotto)
Dream World
Windswept Sky
Generation VI
X Y
Route 19 (Horde Encounter)
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Trade
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Pokémon Bank
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Pokémon Bank
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Unobtainable


In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II
Stadium 2
Beat the Rival at the end of Round 2
Generation III
Trozei!
Secret Storage 11, Endless Level 26, Trozei Battle, Mr. Who's Den
MD Red MD Blue
Mt. Thunder (7F-10F, Mt. Thunder Peak 1F-2F), Wish Cave (31F-35F), Desert Region (15F-20F), Southern Cavern (15F-25F), Joyous Tower (31F-35F)
Ranger
Olive Jungle, Sekra Range
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Spacial Rift (B6F-B15F, Deep Spacial Rift B1F-B9F)
MD Sky
Spacial Rift (B6F-B15F, Deep Spacial Rift B1F-B9F)
Ranger: SoA
Peril Cliffs
Ranger: GS
Wireless Tower, Light Temple
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Cave: Everspring Valley, Canyon: Sunny Seashore
Rumble U
Magical Lake: In Need of Trees
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Infinite Ruins: Stage 2
Shuffle
Roseus Center: Stage 269
Rumble World
Plasma Tundra: Endless Cave (All Areas)
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Zapdos Sea, Garchomp Sea, Lugia Sea, Charizard Sea2020, Arceus Sea, Garchomp SeaFinal


In events

Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
RSEFRLG Gather More Pokémon! Sixth Campaign Gligar Japanese Japan 10 April 22 to May 8, 2006
In-game events
Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
GSC Earthquake Gligar Japanese hide 5 December 14, 2000 onwards
GSC Earthquake Gligar English hide 5 March 28, 2001 onwards
GSC Earthquake Gligar French hide 5 October 10, 2001 onwards
GSC Earthquake Gligar German hide 5 October 10, 2001 onwards
GSC Earthquake Gligar Italian hide 5 October 10, 2001 onwards
GSC Earthquake Gligar Spanish hide 5 October 10, 2001 onwards

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
65
125 - 172 240 - 334
75
72 - 139 139 - 273
105
99 - 172 193 - 339
35
36 - 95 67 - 185
65
63 - 128 121 - 251
85
81 - 150 157 - 295
Total:
430
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.


Pokéathlon stats

Speed
3/4 ★★★
Power
2/3 ★★
Skill
3/3 ★★★
Stamina
2/2 ★★
Jump
5/5 ★★★★★
Total
15/17 ★★★


Type effectiveness

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

Learnset

Generation VIII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
This Pokémon is unavailable within Generation VIII.
Click on the generation numbers above to see Gligar's learnsets from other generations.


TCG-only moves

Move Card
Vice Grip Gligar (Skyridge 59)

Side game data

Pokémon Trozei!
 
Rarity: Common
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 8.5%
Friend Area: Mt. Deepgreen
Phrases
51%-100% HP I startle my foes, then jab them with my Poison Stinger!
26%-50% HP Shoot... My health is down by half this soon?
1%-25% HP I'm banged up... I'm too beat to even ride the wind...
Level up There's me leveling up! I've got lots of scaring to do!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
  Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 8.2%
IQ group: C
Pokémon Ranger
Group:
Ground
Poké Assist:  
Ground
Field move:  
(Cut ×1)
Loops: 5 Min. exp.: 35 Max. exp.: 49
Browser entry R-160
Gligar rides the winds to launch attacks. Its claws can cut down small trees.
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:
Ground
Poké Assist:  
Flying
Field move:  
(Cut ×1)
Browser entry R-128
It flits around, ramming and slashing to attack.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group:
Ground
Poké Assist:
(present)
 
Ground
Field move:
(present)
 
(Cut ×2)
Poké Assist:
(past)
 
Ground
Field move:
(past)
 
(Cut ×1)
Browser entry R-107/N-212
It triggers tremors to attack.
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
  Walking Speed: 1.67 seconds Base HP: 52
Base Attack: 75 Base Defense: 56 Base Speed: 60
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Ground
Attack Power: ★★★★★

 

Pokémon Shuffle
 
Ground
  Attack Power: 60 - 105   5

#418
 

Cloud Clear
Clears away one black-cloud disruption without fail.
Skill Swapper: Block Shot
Pokémon GO
  Base Stamina: 163 Base Attack: 143 Base Defense: 184
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 5 km Evolution Requirement:   100 +  1
Fast Attacks: Fury Cutter, Wing Attack
Charged Attacks: Dig, Aerial Ace, Night Slash, Frustration, Return

Evolution

 
Unevolved
Gligar
 Ground  Flying 
 
Level up
holding Razor Fang
(Night)
 
First evolution
Gliscor
 Ground  Flying 


Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation II.
Generation II
Gold Silver Crystal
           
           
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
           
           
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
           
           
           
           
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
       
       
       
       
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
       
       
       
       
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
       
       
       
       
Front Back Front Back
Generation VIII
HOME
   
   
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Trivia

  • Although Gligar could not learn Earthquake by TM in Generation II, a Gligar that knew Earthquake was a reward in Pokémon Stadium 2 for beating the rival in Round 2.
  • Gligar can be seen as a parallel to Sneasel. Both of them are dual-types with a quadruple weakness, have the same base stat total, evolve into Pokémon that were introduced in Generation IV, and do so by leveling up at night while holding items both containing the word razor.

Origin

Gligar shares physical traits with bats, gargoyles, and scorpions. It may be based on the scorpionfly. It shares features the amikiri, a yokai with lobster or scorpion claws, and the ability to fly.

Name origin

Gligar and Gliger are a combination of glide and gargoyle.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
  Japanese グライガー Gliger From glide and gargoyle
  French Scorplane From scorpion and planer
  Spanish Gligar Same as English name
  German Skorgla From Skorpion and glide
  Italian Gligar Same as English name
  Korean 글라이거 Glaiger Transliteration of its Japanese name
  Cantonese Chinese
  Mandarin Chinese 天蠍 / 天蝎 Tiānxiē Literally "Sky scorpion". May also be a reference to the constellation Scorpius


Related articles

External links


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