Gliscor

Gliscor, The Fang Scorp Pokémon. It observes prey while hanging inverted from branches. When the chance presents itself, Gliscor swoops! Its flight is soundless. It uses its lengthy tail to carry off its prey... Then its elongated fangs do the rest.

Overview

Gliscor is an extremely versatile Pokémon that can fulfill plenty of roles in many teams either as a stallbreaker, as a hazard setter or even as a hazard remover thanks to its excellent movepool in terms of support and offense. It's Hidden Ability, Toxic Heal makes Gliscor immune to other status effects once it kicks in allowing it to even ignore the prominent effect of Knock Off in PvP battles. It's great defensive typing, good Speed and flexibility makes it one of the best Pokémon to use in BDSP.
Positives
Gliscor's excellent Ground and Flying type combination means that it gains an immunity to Electric and Ground attacks while boasting resistances to Bug, Fighting and Poison.
Poison Heal is what sets Gliscor apart from other Pokémon as it allows it to heal from an otherwise damaging status problem while making it immune to the other ailments.
Gliscor boast a decent Speed tier at base 95 and an otherwise excellent raw stat of base 125 Defense. This makes Gliscor decently bulky from the physical side while being faster than other tanks such as Milotic or Skarmory. It's overall well-rounded stats makes it a Pokémon suitable for many roles.
Negatives
It's lower base 75 Special defense and a x4 weakness to Ice makes Gliscor very vulnerable against strong special attacks from the likes of Lati@s while fearing Ice STAB from the likes of Mamoswine, Froslass and Weavile. Water types such as Suicune, Milotic and Starmie can also exploit the lower of its defenses.
Gliscor can't really do a lot of damage without a boost which means that more defensive sets will have issues damaging powerhouses such as Salamence or Garchomp who can use Gliscor as set up fodder.

Movesets

Nightwing

- Swords Dance
- Roost
- Earthquake
- Facade
Item Attached: Toxic Orb
Ability: Poison Heal
EVs and Nature:
244 HP / 148 SpD / 116 Spe
Jolly Nature

Gliscor's excellent movepool, typing, speed and bulk allows it to perform magnificently as a stallbreaker ready to break through most defensive cores with the proper support on its team. Swords Dance allows Gliscor to increase its Attack to respectable levels and double its damage output. Thanks to its STAB Earthquake, Gliscor can hit hard Pokémon like Metagross and Jirachi. Facade complements Gliscor extremely well as it doubles in power once Poison Heal is triggered and offers decent neutral coverage with Earthquake. Ice Fang is an alternate option that complements Earthquake in terms of coverage and allows Gliscor to hit Garchomp, Dragonite and Salamence much more harder at the expense of worsening the matchup against Pokémon like Moltres and Rotom formes.

DYNAMAX:
Gliscor is unable to Dynamax at this time

EVs and Items:
116 Speed EVs allows Gliscor to outspeed max Speed Adamant Lucario and Timid Heatran allowing Gliscor to smack them first into smithereens. The 244 HP EVs also make Gliscor's HP reach a multiple of eight, which means it will gain the maximum amount of health possible from Poison Heal. The rest is dumped into Special Defense allowing Gliscor to take into threats such as Gengar and tank their attacks.

Other Options:
Once HOME is released, Gliscor will regain access to Toxic which will make it an even better Pokémon than what it already is. This will also make hazard setter and Defog sets much more viable which will definitely have a huge impact on the metagame.

Partners:
Gliscor appreciates Magnezone's ability to trap Skarmory and eliminate it, allowing Gliscor to wreck through defensive teams with this set up. Alternatively, Pokémon that can take Ice and Water attacks are fantastic partners. Which means that Gliscor will partner very nicely with Water types who appreciate Gliscor's ability to check Electric types while being able to cover its weakness for him. Starmie and Manaphy heavily appreciate Gliscor's ability to check Raikou and Jolteon. Breloom is another Pokémon that complements Gliscor extremely well thanks to its ability to check Rotom-Wash, one of its archnemesis.

Countering Gliscor

STAB Ice attacks will make Gliscor run away for its life. This means that Pokémon like Weavile and Mamoswine will easily dent its high Defense thanks to Gliscor's x4 weakness to Ice and OHKO it with one of their powerful STABs.

Bulky Water types such as Suicune, Milotic and Vaporeon are usually capable of tanking many of its hits and retaliate either with a super-effective STAB or destroy it with an Ice coverage move. Starmie is also much more faster and hits quite harder as it's usually equipped with a Life Orb and will OHKO Gliscor.

Pokémon immune to Earthquake such as Rotom-Wash is an excellent check for Gliscor as it does not appreciates tanking a STAB Hydro Pump even coming from a defensive set.

Locations in Games

Red/Blue/Yellow:
Not in game

Gold/Silver/Crystal:
Not in game

Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald:
Not in game

FireRed/LeafGreen:
Not in game

Colosseum/XD:
Not in game

Diamond/Pearl/Platinum:
Evolve Gligar

HeartGold/SoulSilver:
Evolve Gligar (HeartGold)
Trade from Diamond/Pearl/Platinum/HeartGold (SoulSilver)

Black/White:
Route 11, Route 15

Black 2/White 2:
Route 11, Route 15, Route 23

X/Y:
Evolve Gligar

Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire:
Trade from X/Y

Sun/Moon:
Transfer from Generation VI

Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon:
Transfer from Generation VI

Let's Go, Pikachu!/Let's Go, Eevee!:
Not in game

Sword/Shield:
Not in game

Brilliant Diamond/Shining Pearl:
Evolve Gligar (Brilliant Diamond)
Trade from Brilliant Diamond (Shining Pearl)

Anime Appearences

Gliscor made a few appearances. Most notably, Ash used one in his Sinnoh League journey, and his rival Paul also used one.

# -English Episode Name- -Jp. Episode Name- Pics
532 Riding the Winds of Change! Gliscor and Gligar! Getting Through the Wind Maze! Pics
549 Chim-Charred! The Scorching Chimchar Pics
553 Fighting Fear With Fear! Gligar! Wings of Friendship!! Pics
M11 Giratina & The Sky Warrior Giratina & The Bouquet of the Sky - Shaymin Pics
P11 Not Aired Pikachu's Great Ice Adventure Pics
555 The Psyduck Stops Here The Psyduck Roadblock Pics
560 Lean Mean Team Rocket Machine Return to the Basics, Team Rocket! Pics
561 Playing the Leveling Field The Dancing Gym Leader! Fantina Appears! Pics
562 Doc Brock Pachirisu's Fever! Care-taking by Two People!? Pics
563 Battling the Generation Gap Pokémon Contest! The Celestic Convention! Pics
564 Losing Its Lustrous The Charge of Team Galactic!! (Part One) Pics
568 Aiding the Enemy Turtwig, Grotle...& Torterra! Pics
569 Barry's Busting Out All Over! Rival Trainer Jun Appears! Pics
571 Jumping Rocket Ship Chaotic Melee At Canalave City! Pics
574 A Breed Stampede The Way To Befriend Pokémon! Pics
576 Dealing With Defensive Types Canalave Gym! Steel Battle! Pics
587 Trials and Adulations! Clash! Mamoswine VS Aggron! Pics
588 Not Aired Mysterious Creatures: Pokémon Pics
589 The Lonely Snover The Lonely Snover! Pics
592 To Thine Own Pokemon Be True! Pokémon PingPong Competition! Ambipom Perseveres!! Pics
595 Sliding Into Seventh Snowpoint Gym! Ice Battle!! Pics
598 Frozen on Their Tracks Ampharos Train! Looker Appears!! Pics
599 Pedal to the Mettle Full Battle! Paul VS Ash! (Part One) Pics
600 Evolving Strategies Full Battle! Paul VS Ash! (Part Two) Pics
601 Uncrushing Defeat Uxie's Shadow! Pics
M12 Arceus & The Jewel of Life Arceus - Towards Conquering Space-Time Pics
P12 Not Aired Pikachu's Great Sparking Search Pics
605 Three Sides to Every Story Marill, Piplup & Elekid! Pics
609 Challenging A Towering Figure! Tower Tycoon! That Man, Palmer! Pics
618 Unlocking the Red Chain of Events! The Red Chain! Team Galactic Start!! Pics
620 The Battle Finale of Legend! Dialga and Palkia! The Final Battle!! Pics
622 Mastering Current Events! Air Battle Master Appears! Gliscor VS Scizor! Pics
638 An Elite Coverup! Elite Four Bertha! Hippowdon vs Torterra!! Pics
651 League Unleashed! Opening! Sinnoh League - Suzuran Tournament!! Pics
653 Working on a Right Move! Trick Room of Terror! Ash VS Conway! Pics
654 Familiarity Breeds Strategy! Rival Decisive Battle! Ash VS Paul! Pics
655 A Real Rival Rouser! Intense Fighting Full Battle! Ash VS Paul! Pics
656 Battling a Thaw in Relations Rival Battle Conclusion! Ash VS Paul! Pics
803 Dream Continues! My Dream: Pokémon Master! Pics