Pokémon GO Gliscor is a Ground and type Pokemon. Gliscor has a MAX CP of 2602, paired with an ATK of 185, DEF of 248 and STA of 150, which puts it as the fifth-best defending Ground or type in the game behind Steelix, Onix, Mantine and Skarmory.
Gliscor evolves from the previously introduced Pokémon Gligar, a Pokémon released in Generation 2. Gliscor will likely take 50 candies to evolve but in the main series Pokemon games, it required leveling up a Gligar during the night whilst holding a Razor Fang.
This means that we are currently unsure of its exact evolution method as certain Pokemon that required items (Flareon, Vaporeon & Jolteon) had alternative methods to evolve in Pokemon Go.
Gliscor in the Meta
Rhyperior will be the best Ground type attacker in the game the second gen 4 releases and Garchomp will become the second best, but Gliscor will be pushed way down the list, being overtaken by Pokemon such as Torterra for its Ground typing and Yanmega for . Gliscor will have the fifth-highest Defense stat among all of the Ground and types up till this point.
In this chart, we will look at its viability as a Ground & type Pokémon and how it sizes up to some of the other popularGround types in the game.
|Similar Pokémon||Max CP||Attack||Defense||Stamina|
Overall, the Ground types sport a fairly high CP with solid stat distribution (although, there are a few which are lacking in the Stamina stat department), which highlights Gliscor’s weak points even more.
In terms of Attack, Gliscor has a one of the lowers stats of all Ground types, even lower than unpopular Bug types such as Beautifly and Masquerain. Gliscor somewhat makes for this with the fifth-highest Defense (248!) stat amongst the similar typed Pokémon.
Obviously, Gliscor can only be seriously considered as a Gym Defender.
Gliscor’s Possible Movepool
Though there is no way to know for sure what moves Gliscor will have, we can look at its main series move pool, as well as the moves other high end Ground & types already have access to, and we can compile a list of possible move sets for it:
|Fast moves||Charge moves|
Weather Influence on Gliscor
The chart below will help you visualize what weather is beneficial or harmful for Gliscor.
|Sunny||Boosts its potential Ground type moves||—|
|Rainy||—||Boosts damaging Water moves|
|Windy||Boosts its potentialtype moves||—|
|Snow||—||Boosts super-effective Ice moves|
It is unknown when shiny Gliscor will be available, as shiny Gligar is not currently in the game. However, it has a light blue skin and yellow eyes.
Pokedex Entries and Facts
Gliscor’s Pokedex entries from various games definitely give insight as why it is called the “Fang Scorpion” Pokémon.
- Its Diamond Pokedex entry states that, “It observes prey while hanging inverted from branches. When the chance presents itself, it swoops!”
- Meanwhile another dex entries states that, “Its flight is soundless. It uses its lengthy tail to carry off its prey… Then its elongated fangs do the rest.”