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Gligar (Analysis)

Discussion in 'Uploaded Analyses' started by SuperJOCKE, Oct 13, 2011.

  1. SuperJOCKE

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    Gligar

    [Overview]

    <p>Gligar is one of the best walls in the RU tier, and it's all thanks to the new Eviolite. With Eviolite, Gligar's already great Defense skyrockets to 509, while its low Special Defense stat also becomes rather decent. It also has access to Roost and a great typing, giving it useful resistances and immunities to common moves in the tier. Gligar can also utilize Baton Pass and Swords Dance thanks to its decent Speed and Attack stat. While it has all these benefits, Gligar also has a crippling 4x weakness to common Ice-type moves and a 2x weakness to Water-type moves; these moves are often special attacks. Gligar's low HP stat can also hinder it sometimes. But don't let this prevent you from using Gligar: it has access to a myriad of moves that can help any team out, and its defensive capabilities are almost unmatched.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Physically Defensive
    move 1: Substitute / Stealth Rock
    move 2: Earthquake
    move 3: Toxic / Taunt
    move 4: Roost
    item: Eviolite
    ability: Hyper Cutter
    nature: Impish
    evs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SpD

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>This is the standard defensive Gligar set. Substitute in conjunction with Toxic and its huge Defense stat enables Gligar to stall out the opponent with ease and also gives it protection from status; Roost allows Gligar to stick around for a long time. However, if you don't want to Substitute stall the opponent, Stealth Rock is an option to support Gligar's team. Since Toxic is less useful in this case, Taunt can be used to prevent the opposing Pokemon from setting up or spreading status. Earthquake gives Gligar an attacking option in case it gets Taunted.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>Knock Off is an option to remove the opponents' item, especially from other Eviolite users such as Ferroseed and opposing Gligar. Bulldoze is a viable STAB move over Earthquake; it won't hit as hard, but its effect of lowering the opponent's Speed can be beneficial for Gligar's teammates. Speaking of teammates, it's best to pair Gligar with Pokemon that benefit from its immunities and resistances. Moltres is an good example of this, as it benefits from Gligar's immunity to Electric-type moves and ability to take Rock-type moves with ease. This synergy also applies to Charizard and Entei, and these Fire-types can easily take care of Ice-types—Pokemon that Gligar really wants to avoid. Grass-, Electric-, and Normal-type Pokemon, such as Lilligant, Manectric, and Bouffalant, respectively, also benefit from Gligar's resistances, as the flying scorpion resists Bug-, Poison-, and Fighting-type moves, and is immune to Ground-type moves. Lilligant and Manetric can take care of Water-type Pokemon in return. In the same vein, Water-types such as Gorebyss and Omastar benefit from Gligar's ability to remove Electric-types. Gligar also pairs well with special walls such as Munchlax and Slowking, as they can comfortably take the powerful special attacks that give it grief.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Baton Pass
    move 1: Baton Pass
    move 2: Swords Dance
    move 3: Rock Polish / Earthquake
    move 4: Taunt / Roost
    item: Eviolite
    ability: Hyper Cutter
    nature: Jolly
    evs: 252 HP / 4 Def / 252 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>With its great bulk and decent Speed stat, Gligar is a good user of Baton Pass; it is able to set up Swords Dance or Rock Polish, or even both, with ease thanks to its many resistances and immunities. Taunt works wonders for this set, stopping status, Leech Seed, phazing, and other Taunt users from ruining things for Gligar. However, Roost keeps Gligar healthy, enabling it to keep boosting or even begin a new attempt of passing if needed. Earthquake can be used over Rock Polish too to give Gligar an attacking option; Gligar can even take advantage of the Swords Dance boosts itself instead of passing.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>Substitute is a great move to pass alongside Swords Dance or Rock Polish. You can use Substitute over Swords Dance or Rock Polish, but if you want to gamble, you can put it in the last slot to pass it alongside both a Swords Dance Rock Polish boost. Obviously, good teammates for this set are those that benefit from the boosts which Gligar Baton Passes. Entei and Gallade are two Pokemon that greatly benefit from these kinds of boosts; both of them aren't too fast, and a Swords Dance boost or two can really help in scoring some KOs. Zweilous, Hitmonlee, Electivire, and Porygon-Z are other examples of Pokemon that benefit from a Rock Polish boost, while Krookodile, Sneasel, and Floatzel are examples of those that benefit from a Swords Dance boost.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Swords Dance
    move 1: Swords Dance
    move 2: Earthquake
    move 3: Stone Edge / Aqua Tail
    move 4: Roost
    item: Eviolite
    ability: Hyper Cutter
    nature: Adamant / Jolly
    evs: 252 HP / 252 Atk / 4 Def

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>Instead of using Baton Pass to pass Swords Dance boosts, Gligar can take advantage of them itself and attempt to sweep with its decent Attack stat, good Speed (for a defensive Pokemon), and big Defense stat. STAB Earthquake is obviously Gligar's best attacking option, providing decent coverage and hitting vry hard after a boost. Roost keeps Gligar healthy during the course of the match, allowing it to keep boosting or attacking. The last move depends solely on what you want Gligar to hit. Stone Edge gives Gligar great coverage alongside Earthquake, hitting Flying-types and Pokemon with Levitate; it also hits Ice-types harder, the most notable ones being Cryogonal and Rotom-F that have Levitate, and Snover, which resists Earthqauke. While Stone Edge gives Gligar great coverage, Aqua Tail is also viable, as it hits Claydol and opposing Gligar much harder than Stone Edge while also providing more reliable super effective coverage on Archeops, Moltres, and Charizard.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>Aerial Ace and Acrobatics are both viable options for the third slot, giving Gligar a secondary STAB; the former hits slightly harder than Acrobatics in normal conditions, but since Gligar is very susceptible to losing Eviolite through Knock Off, Acrobatics still makes a viable option. Both moves will hit Grass-types harder than any of Gligar's other moves, but using one of them with Earthquake means that Rotom, Rotom-F, and Rotom-S will wall Gligar. X-Scissor is an option to hit Grass-types and Claydol for super effective damage, but that means that Gligar can't do much to Moltres, Charizard, Rotom, Rotom-S, and opposing Gligar. This also makes Night Slash an viable option; it won't hit Grass-types for super effective damage, but lets Gligar hit the aforementioned Pokemon for at least neutral damage, as well as its main target, Claydol, super effectively. However, if you opt to use Night Slash, Gligar will be stopped cold by Mandibuzz. Taunt can be used to avoid status and phazing, but this means Gligar needs to give up an important move.</p>

    <p>For this set to work to its fullest potential, Ice- and Water-type Pokemon need to be removed. Fire- and Fighting-type Pokemon, such as Moltres, Entei, Medicham, and Hitmonlee, can easily dispose of Ice-type Pokemon. Grass- and Electric-type Pokemon are the best choices to remove Water-type Pokemon, and Lilligant, Sceptile, Manectric, and Galvantula are great choices for doing this. If Gligar lacks Aqua Tail, something that can take care of Claydol and opposing Gligar is needed. Water- and Ice-type Pokemon are best suited for this, and the best choices are Ludicolo and Cryogonal. However, if Gligar does have Aqua Tail over Stone Edge, something to take care of Grass-types is needed, Moltres or Charizard being the most reliable options. Entry hazards really help in scoring some KOs as well. Qwilfish and Kabutops thus make great teammates, as they can set up entry hazards reliably while having great defensive synergy with Gligar. Dual screen support can help Gligar when it sets up, and Uxie makes a good choice for setting them up. Furthermore, Gligar can take Bug-type moves directed at Uxie with ease.</p>

    [Other Options]

    <p>Gligar has some other moves it can make use of. U-turn is extremely nice to scout for switches, especially if Earthquake is Gligar's only attacking option. Screech can really help Gligar's teammates to deal with certain Pokemon, as well as force switches, but it is difficult to find a slot for it. Torment can also see some use, making some opponents easier to deal with, but isn't really worth sacrificing a moveslot for. Tailwind is also a great support move, but faces the same problem as the aforementioned moves. While Gligar has access to Sunny Day and Sandstorm and the bulk to set them up, it's best to leave this role to other Pokemon. However, it should be noted that Gligar can abuse Sandstorm with Sand Veil. With its high Defense stat and Roost, Gligar can also use Counter to some success. Hone Claws can be used on the Baton Pass set to pass an accuracy boost along with an Attack boost, but Swords Dance is often the better choice. Gligar has access to Immunity, which can be useful to avoid Toxic, but sadly, it's illegal with Roost.</p>

    [Checks and Counters]

    <p>Any hard-hitting, special Ice- or Water-type move will easily KO Gligar. Cryogonal completely walls the defensive and Baton Pass sets thanks to Levitate, and is fast enough to outspeed the Swords Dance set while OHKOing with Ice Beam. Rotom-F can also wall the defensive and Baton Pass sets, KOing with Blizzard. Gorebyss has a high enough Defense stat to survive Earthquake, and hits hard with Surf or Ice Beam, making a great counter. Ludicolo resists Eartquake, but needs to be careful of the rare Flying-type moves and X-Scissor. Snover also resists Earthquake and has access to a dangerous, 100% accurate Blizzard, enough to easily KO Gligar. It needs to be careful of Stone Edge, though.</p>
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    Physicall Defensive should look like this:

    [SET]
    name: Physicall Defensive
    move 1: Substitute / Stealth Rock
    move 2: Earthquake
    move 3: Toxic / Taunt
    move 4: Roost
    item: Eviolite
    ability: Hyper Cutter
    nature: Impish
    evs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SpD

    I was suprised by the SD set for Gligar too, being able to outspeed and OHKO Defensive no Speed Omastar at +2 is awesome

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    Ok, I'll change it.

    And yeah, SD Gligar rocks.
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    Man, that went fast, barely had time to look away. Thanks guys. Will write up when I get the chance.
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    since when? Gallade is base 125, Entei is 115.
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    Well, then I must've remebered it wrong or something. It was good of you to point it out, but make a nicer approach next time...

    Oglemi EDIT: lol you should talk SuperJOCKE >.<
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    ^Ouch Oglemi.^

    This is now written and ready for GP checks.
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    perhaps mention a weakness to knock off in checks and counters, in addition to any steel / poison pokemon with balloon / levitate / flying typing (such as cobalion) being completely immune to any attacks the standard set carries.

    edit: urgh, sorry. losing eviolite to knock off is still a concern imo, and weezing would still fit under that category i mentioned above. however, i doubt its usage is too high so perhaps not worth a mention?
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    This is a RU analysis and Cobalion is UU. And Air Balloon isn't even standard on Cobalion.

    EDIT: @Megaman X Thanks for poiting all those stupid mistakes, but I cant change "Rotom, Rotom-F, and Rotom-S" to "all Rotom formes", because Rotom-C is in the tier and it won't wall Gligar if it uses a Flying-type move.
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    [Overview]

    <p>Gligar makes is one of the best walls in the RU tier, and it's all thanks to the new Eviolite. With the Eviolite, Gligar's already great Defense stat skyrockets to a stat of 509, while its low Special Defense stat becomes rather decent. Gligar also has access to Roost and a great typing, giving it useful resistances and immunities to common moves in the tier. Gligar can also utilize Baton Pass and Swords Dance, thanks due to its decent Speed and Attack stat. While it has all these benefits, Gligar also has downsides to it. Gligar It has a crippling 4x weakness to the common Ice-type moves and a 2x weakness to Water-type moves; these moves are often special attacks moves that often are special. Gligar's low HP stat can also hinder it sometimes. But don't let this prevent you from using Gligar,: it has access to a myriad of moves that can help any team out, and it's defensive capabilities are almost unmatched.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Physically Defensive
    move 1: Substitute / Stealth Rock
    move 2: Earthquake
    move 3: Toxic / Taunt
    move 4: Roost
    item: Eviolite
    ability: Hyper Cutter
    nature: Impish
    evs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SpD

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>The This is the standard defensive Gligar set. Substitute in combination with Toxic and its huge Defense stat will make enables Gligar able to stall out the opponent out with ease. I would give some example of how to use Sub+Toxic to stall out the opponent Substitute will also prevent status; in combination with Roost, Gligar will stick around for a long time. , while Roost restores Gligar's HP, keeping it around even longer. However, if you don't want to Substitute stall the opponent, Stealth Rock is an option to support Gligar's team.[period], Since Toxic is less useful in this case, Taunt can be used to prevent while Taunt prevents the opposing Pokemon from setting up and or spreading status. Earthquake gives Gligar an attacking option in case it gets Taunted.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>Knock Off is an option to remove the opponents item, especially from other users of the Eviolite such as Ferroseed and opposing Gligar. Bulldoze is a viable STAB move an option over Earthquake; it Bulldoze won't hit as hard, but its effect of lowering the opponent's Speed can be beneficial for Gligar's teammates. As for Speaking of teammates, it's best to pair Gligar with Pokemon that benefit from its immunities and resistances. Moltres is an good example of this, as it benefits from Gligar's immunity to Electric-type moves and its capability to take Rock-type moves with ease, as they are often physical. This synergy also applies to Charizard and Entei, and these Fire-types can easily take care of Ice-type Pokemon;—[dash, remember no spaces]Pokemon that Gligar really wants to avoid. Grass-, Electric-, and Normal-type Pokemon, such as Lilligant, Manectric, and Bouffalant, also benefit from Gligar's resistances resitances, as it the flying scorpion resists Bug-, Poison-, and Fighting-type moves, and is while being immune to Ground-type moves. Lilligant and Manetric can take care of Water-type Pokemon in return. In the same vein, [you could make a pun here. like in the same current or something :p] Water-type Pokemon such as Gorebyss and Omastar benefit from Gligar's ability to remove Electric-types being removed by Gligar. Gligar also pairs well with Pokemon with high Special Defense stats, such as Munchlax or Slowking, as they balance each other's walling capabilities out.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Baton Pass
    move 1: Baton Pass
    move 2: Swords Dance
    move 3: Rock Polish / Earthquake
    move 4: Taunt / Roost
    item: Eviolite
    ability: Hyper Cutter
    nature: Jolly
    evs: 252 HP / 4 Def / 252 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>With its great bulk and decent Speed stat, Gligar is a good user of Baton Pass. Gligar is able to set up Swords Dance or Rock Polish, or even both, with ease thanks to its many resistances and immunities. Taunt works wonders for this set, hindering status, Leech Seed, phazing, and other Taunt users from ruining things for Gligar. However, Roost keeps Gligar healthy Gligar's health on top, making it able enabling it to keep boosting or begin an new attempt of passing, if needed. Earthquake can be used to give Gligar an attacking option; Gligar can even take advantage of the Swords Dance boosts itself, instead of passing.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>Substitute is a great move to pass alongside Swords Dance or Rock Polish. maybe a comment as to where it would be most viable to fit Sub? Entei and Gallade are two Pokemon that greatly benefit from these kinds of boosts. Both of them aren't that fast, and a Swords Dance boost or two can really help in scoring some KOs. Zweilous, Hitmonlee, Electivire, and Porygon-Z are other examples of Pokemon that benefit from a Rock Polish boost, while Pokemon such as Krookodile, Sneasel, and Floatzel are examples that benefit from a Swords Dance boost.</p> maybe also a comment to certain Pokemon that enjoy the passed boosts that also have good synergy with Gligar?

    [SET]
    name: Swords Dance
    move 1: Swords Dance
    move 2: Earthquake
    move 3: Stone Edge / Aqua Tail
    move 4: Roost
    item: Eviolite
    ability: Hyper Cutter
    nature: Adamant / Jolly
    evs: 252 HP / 252 Atk / 4 Def

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>Instead of using Baton Pass to pass Swords Dance boosts, Gligar can take advantage of them itself and attempt to sweep with its decent Attack stat, good Speed (for a defensive Pokemon), and its big Defense stat. Earthquake is the best move Gligar has available to it, and is the move it's going to use the most.[period], and Roost keeps Gligar healthy during the course of the match, allowing it to keep boosting or attacking. The last move depends solely on what you want Gligar to hit. Stone Edge gives Gligar great coverage alongside Earthqauke, hitting Flying-types and Pokemon with Levitate. Stone Edge also hits Ice-types harder, the most notable ones being Cryogonal and Rotom-F that have Levitate, and Snover, which that resists Earthqauke. While Stone Edge gives Gligar such great coverage, Aqua Tail is also viable, as it hits Claydol and opposing Gligar much harder than Stone Edge. Aqua Tail also more reliably hits Archeops, Moltres, and Charizard super effectively.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>Aerial Ace and Acrobatics are both viable options for the third slot, giving Gligar a secondary STAB. Aerial Ace hits slightly harder than Acrobatics in normal conditions, but since Gligar is very susceptible to Knock Off, Acrobatics still makes a viable option,[comma] as it hits really hard if Gligar loses its Eviolite. Both moves will hits Grass-types harder than any of Gligar's other moves, but using one of them with Earthquake means that Rotom, Rotom-F, and Rotom-S will wall Gligar. X-scissor is an option to hit Grass-types and Claydol for super effective damage, but that means that Gligar can't do much to Moltres, Charizard, Rotom, Rotom-S, and opposing Gligar, if you opt to use it. This also makes Night Slash an viable option; it won't hit Grass-types for super effective damage, but lets Gligar hit the aforementioned Pokemon for at least neutral damage, and Night Slash's main target, Claydol, super effectively. However, if you opt to use Night Slash, Gligar will be stopped cold by Mandibuzz. Taunt can be used to avoid status and phazing, but this means Gligar needs to give up an important move.</p>

    <p>For this set to work to its fullest potential, Ice- and Water-type Pokemon needs to be removed. Fire- and Fighting-type Pokemon, such as Moltres, Entei, Medicham, and Hitmonlee, can easily dispose of Ice-type Pokemon. Grass- and Electric-type Pokemon are the best choices to remove Water-type Pokemon, and Lilligant, Sceptile, Manectric, and Galvantula are great choices examples for doing this. If Gligar lacks Aqua Tail, something that can take care of Claydol and opposing Gligar is needed. Water- and Ice-type Pokemon are best suited for this, and the best choices are Ludicolo and Cryogonal. However, if you did opt to use if Gligar does have Aqua Tail over Stone Edge, something to take care of Grass-types is needed. Moltres or Charizard can easily dispose of these Pokemon. Entry hazards really helps in scoring some KOs. Qwilfish and Kabutops are great choices for this, as they resist Ice-type moves that Gligar is weak to. Qwilfish also resists Water-type moves, and Gligar resists or is immune to Qwilfish's and Kabutops's weaknesses. Screen support can help Gligar when it sets up, and Uxie makes a good choice for setting them up. Furthermore, Gligar can take Bug-type moves directed at Uxie with ease.</p>

    [Other Options]

    <p>Gligar has some other moves it can make use of. Screech can really help Gligar's teammates in dealing to deal [the change to the infinitive is BL optional, it's just that infinitives are "stronger"] with certain Pokemon, as well as to force forcing switches, but it can be hard to find a slot for it. Torment can also see some use, making some opponents easier to deal with as well, but isn't really worth sacrificing a slot for. Tailwind is also a great support move, but faces the same problem as the aforementioned moves. While Gligar has access to Sunny Day and Sandstorm and the bulk to set them up, Gligar also has access to Sunny Day and Sandstorm. Gligar has the bulk to set them up, but it's best to leave this role to other Pokemon. However, it should be noted that Gligar can abuse Sandstorm with Sand Veil. With its high Defense stat and Roost, Gligar can use Counter to some success. Hone Claws can be used on the Baton Pass set to pass an accuracy boost along with an Attack boost, but Swords Dance is often the better choice. Gligar has access to Immunity, which can be useful to avoid Toxic, but it's illegal with Roost so Gligar should stick with Hyper Cutter.</p> that reminds me, you may want to mention why Hyper Cutter is the superior ability in the sets

    [Checks and Counters]

    <p>Any hard hitting, special Ice- or Water-type move will easily KO Gligar. Cryogonal completely walls the defensive and Baton Pass sets thanks to Levitate, and is fast enough to outspeed the Swords Dance set. Cryogonal also has high enough Special Attack to easily KO Gligar with Ice Beam. Rotom-F can also wall the defensive and Baton Pass sets, and can KO Gligar with its powerful Blizzard. Gorebyss and Ludicolo are two good Water-type counters. Gorebyss has a high enough Defense stat to survive Earthquake and hits really hard with Surf or Ice Beam. Ludicolo resists Gligar's Eartquake, but needs to be careful of the rare Flying-type moves and X-scissor. Snover also resists Earthquake and has access to a dangerous, 100% accurate Blizzard, enough to easily KO Gligar. Snover needs to be careful of Stone Edge, though.</p>


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    Aww, geez... I thought I put them right. Well, it doesn't matter though.

    Implemented, thanks.

    Ready for a second check.
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    [Overview]

    <p>Gligar is one of the best walls in the RU tier, and it's all thanks to the new Eviolite. With Eviolite, Gligar's already great Defense skyrockets to a stat of 509, while its low Special Defense stat also becomes rather decent. Gligar It also has access to Roost and a great typing, giving it useful resistances and immunities to common moves in the tier. Gligar can also utilize Baton Pass and Swords Dance thanks to its decent Speed and Attack stat. While it has all these benefits, Gligar also has downsides. It has (''while....also has its downsides'' is really cliched) a crippling 4x weakness to common Ice-type moves and a 2x weakness to Water-type moves; these moves are often special attacks. Gligar's low HP stat can also hinder it sometimes. But don't let this prevent you from using Gligar: it has access to a myriad of moves that can help any team out, and its defensive capabilities are almost unmatched.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Physically Defensive
    move 1: Substitute / Stealth Rock
    move 2: Earthquake
    move 3: Toxic / Taunt
    move 4: Roost
    item: Eviolite
    ability: Hyper Cutter
    nature: Impish
    evs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SpD

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>This is the standard defensive Gligar set. Substitute in combination conjunction with Toxic and its huge Defense stat enables Gligar to stall out the opponent with ease. Substitute will also and also gives it protection from prevent status; in combination with Roost, allows Gligar will tostick around for a long time. However, if you don't want to Substitute stall the opponent, Stealth Rock is an option to support Gligar's team. Since Toxic is less useful in this case, Taunt can be used to prevent the opposing Pokemon from setting up or spreading status. Earthquake gives Gligar an attacking option in case it gets Taunted.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>Knock Off is an option to remove the opponents' item, especially from other Eviolite users of the Eviolitesuch as Ferroseed and opposing Gligar. Bulldoze is a viable STAB move over Earthquake; Bulldoze it won't hit as hard, but its effect of lowering the opponent's Speed can be beneficial for Gligar's teammates. Speaking of teammates, it's best to pair Gligar with Pokemon that benefit from its immunities and resistances. Moltres is an good example of this, as it benefits from Gligar's immunity to Electric-type moves and its capability ability to take Rock-type moves with ease, as they are often physical. This synergy also applies to Charizard and Entei, and these Fire-types can easily take care of Ice-types Pokemon—Pokemon that Gligar really wants to avoid. Grass-, Electric-, and Normal-type Pokemon, such as Lilligant, Manectric, and Bouffalant, respectively, also benefit from Gligar's resistances, as the flying scorpion resists Bug-, Poison-, and Fighting-type moves, and is immune to Ground-type moves. Lilligant and Manetric can take care of Water-type Pokemon in return. In the same vein, Water-types Pokemon such as Gorebyss and Omastar benefit from Gligar's ability to remove Electric-types. Gligar also pairs well with Pokemon with high Special Defense stats, special walls such as Munchlax or and Slowking, as they balance each other's walling capabilities out can comfortably take the powerful special attacks that put it to much grief.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Baton Pass
    move 1: Baton Pass
    move 2: Swords Dance
    move 3: Rock Polish / Earthquake
    move 4: Taunt / Roost
    item: Eviolite
    ability: Hyper Cutter
    nature: Jolly
    evs: 252 HP / 4 Def / 252 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>With its great bulk and decent Speed stat, Gligar is a good user of Baton Pass; it Gligar is able to set up Swords Dance or Rock Polish, or even both, with ease thanks to its many resistances and immunities. Taunt works wonders for this set, hindering stopping status, Leech Seed, phazing, and other Taunt users from ruining things for Gligar. However, Roost keeps Gligar healthy, enabling it to keep boosting or even begin a new attempt of passing, if needed. Earthquake can be used over Rock Polish too to give Gligar an attacking option; Gligar can even take advantage of the Swords Dance boosts itself, instead of passing.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>Substitute is a great move to pass alongside Swords Dance or Rock Polish. You can use Substitute over Swords Dance or Rock Polish, but if you want to gamble, you can put it in the last slot to pass it alongside both a Swords Dance boost and a Rock Polish boost. Obviously, good teammates for this set are those that benefit from the boosts which Gligar Baton Passes. Entei and Gallade are two Pokemon that greatly benefit from these kinds of boosts; both of them aren't that too fast, and a Swords Dance boost or two can really help in scoring some KOs. Zweilous, Hitmonlee, Electivire, and Porygon-Z are other examples of Pokemon that benefit from a Rock Polish boost, while Pokemon such as Krookodile, Sneasel, and Floatzel are examples of those that benefit from a Swords Dance boost.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Swords Dance
    move 1: Swords Dance
    move 2: Earthquake
    move 3: Stone Edge / Aqua Tail
    move 4: Roost
    item: Eviolite
    ability: Hyper Cutter
    nature: Adamant / Jolly
    evs: 252 HP / 252 Atk / 4 Def

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>Instead of using Baton Pass to pass Swords Dance boosts, Gligar can take advantage of them itself and attempt to sweep with its decent Attack stat, good Speed (for a defensive Pokemon), and big Defense stat. STAB Earthquake is the best move Gligar has and is the move it's going to use the most obviously Gligar's best attacking option, providing decent coverage and hitting vry hard after a boost. Roost keeps Gligar healthy during the course of the match, allowing it to keep boosting or attacking. The last move depends solely on what you want Gligar to hit. Stone Edge gives Gligar great coverage alongside Earthquake, hitting Flying-types and Pokemon with Levitate; it Stone Edge also hits Ice-types harder, the most notable ones being Cryogonal and Rotom-F that have Levitate, and Snover, which resists Earthqauke. While Stone Edge gives Gligar such great coverage, Aqua Tail is also viable, as it hits Claydol and opposing Gligar much harder than Stone Edge. Aqua Tail also more reliably hits while also providing more reliable super effective coverage on Archeops, Moltres, and Charizard super effectively.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>Aerial Ace and Acrobatics are both viable options for the third slot, giving Gligar a secondary STAB; the former Aerial Ace hits slightly harder than Acrobatics in normal conditions, but since Gligar is very susceptible to losing Eviolite through Knock Off, Acrobatics still makes a viable option, as it hits really hard if Gligar loses its Eviolite. Both moves will hit Grass-types harder than any of Gligar's other moves, but using one of them with Earthquake means that Rotom, Rotom-F, and Rotom-S will wall Gligar. X-Scissor is an option to hit Grass-types and Claydol for super effective damage, but that means that Gligar can't do much to Moltres, Charizard, Rotom, Rotom-S, and opposing Gligar. This also makes Night Slash an viable option; it won't hit Grass-types for super effective damage, but lets Gligar hit the aforementioned Pokemon for at least neutral damage, and Night Slash's as well as its main target, Claydol, super effectively. However, if you opt to use Night Slash, Gligar will be stopped cold by Mandibuzz. Taunt can be used to avoid status and phazing, but this means Gligar needs to give up an important move.</p>

    <p>For this set to work to its fullest potential, Ice- and Water-type Pokemon need to be removed. Fire- and Fighting-type Pokemon, such as Moltres, Entei, Medicham, and Hitmonlee, can easily dispose of Ice-types Pokemon. Grass- and Electric-type Pokemon are the best choices to remove Water-type Pokemon, and Lilligant, Sceptile, Manectric, and Galvantula are great examples choices for doing this. If Gligar lacks Aqua Tail, something that can take care of Claydol and opposing Gligar is needed. Water- and Ice-type Pokemon are best suited for this, and the best choices are Ludicolo and Cryogonal. However, if Gligar does have Aqua Tail over Stone Edge, something to take care of Grass-types is needed, Moltres or Charizard being the most reliable options can easily dispose of these Pokemon. Entry hazards really help in scoring some KOs as well. Qwilfish and Kabutops are great choices for this thus make great teammates, as they can set up entry hazards reliably while having great defensive synergy with Gligar resist Ice-type moves that Gligar is weak to. Qwilfish also resists Water-type moves, and Gligar resists or is immune to Qwilfish's and Kabutops's weaknesses. Screen support can help Gligar when it sets up, and Uxie makes a good choice for setting them up. Furthermore, Gligar can take Bug-type moves directed at Uxie with ease.</p>

    [Other Options]

    <p>Gligar has some other moves it can make use of. Screech can really help Gligar's teammates to deal with certain Pokemon, as well as to force switches, but it can be hard to is difficultfind a slot for it. Torment can also see some use, making some opponents easier to deal with as well, but isn't really worth sacrificing a moveslot for. Tailwind is also a great support move, but faces the same problem as the aforementioned moves. While Gligar has access to Sunny Day and Sandstorm and the bulk to set them up, it's best to leave this role to other Pokemon. However, it should be noted that Gligar can abuse Sandstorm with Sand Veil. With its high Defense stat and Roost, Gligar can also use Counter to some success. Hone Claws can be used on the Baton Pass set to pass an accuracy boost along with an Attack boost, but Swords Dance is often the better choice. Gligar has access to Immunity, which can be useful to avoid Toxic, but sadly, it's illegal with Roost so Gligar should stick with Hyper Cutter.</p>

    [Checks and Counters]

    <p>Any hard-hitting, special Ice- or Water-type move will easily KO Gligar. Cryogonal completely walls the defensive and Baton Pass sets thanks to Levitate, and is fast enough to outspeed the Swords Dance set while OHKOing with Ice Beam. Cryogonal also has high enough Special Attack to easily KO Gligar with Ice Beam. Rotom-F can also wall the defensive and Baton Pass sets, and can KOing Gligar with its powerful Blizzard. Gorebyss and Ludicolo are two good Water-type counters. Gorebyss has a high enough Defense stat to survive Earthquake, and hits hard with Surf or Ice Beam, making a great counter. Ludicolo resists Gligar's Eartquake, but needs to be careful of the rare Flying-type moves and X-Scissor. Snover also resists Earthquake and has access to a dangerous, 100% accurate Blizzard, enough to easily KO Gligar. Snover It needs to be careful of Stone Edge, though.</p>


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