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Gligar

Discussion in 'Uploaded Analyses' started by Moo, Jun 6, 2011.

  1. Moo

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    [Overview]

    <p>Gligar is a little overlooked in UU, but it's one of the most useful NFEs in the tier alongside Chansey. When Gligar is equipped with an Eviolite, its normally average Defense stat reaches an amazing 508, allowing it to wall a significant portion of physical attackers in UU, including Heracross. Gligar's base 85 Speed shouldn't be overlooked either. Utility moves such as Stealth Rock, Toxic, Taunt, Knock Off, and Roost can provide a great deal of support, making Gligar a perfect candidate for a physical wall in conjunction with its amazing Defense. Unlike its older brother Gliscor, Gligar unfortunately doesn't have access to Poison Heal, and should use Sand Veil as its ability. However, this means that Gligar can use Roost for reliable recovery and Eviolite to boost its defenses. Gligar can make a great Baton Passer, with access to Swords Dance and Agility. It also has Taunt, Roost, and immunity to Thunder Wave. Overall, Gligar is a perfectly viable Pokemon in UU, and should not be neglected simply because it is not fully evolved.</p>

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

    [Set Comments]

    <p>When equipped with an Eviolite, Gligar has the best Defense in UU, reaching a massive 508. This in conjunction with Gligar's typing and movepool makes it an ideal physical wall. UU is also very physically based, which makes Gligar all the more effective. Gligar can take hits from powerhouses including Crobat, Flygon, Heracross, Escavalier, Durant, Snorlax, and Bisharp. Mamoswine should always be avoided though, its 4x super effective STAB Ice-type attacks will do severe damage to Gligar.</p>

    <p>Unlike Gliscor, Gligar has a poor Attack stat, and must rely on support moves instead of attacking moves to stay useful. Substitute and Roost allow Gligar to stall effectively, setting up a Substitute, and safely attacking or using Roost to recover its HP. It also keeps Gligar free of status and is a great method of scouting choiced Pokemon. Stealth Rock can be used over Substitute, as Gligar will have ample opportunity to set them up due to its massive Defense stat. The remaining two attacks are Gligar's form of damaging the opposing team. Toxic wears Pokemon down and can be used very effectively with the SubRoost combination. It also damages the bulky Water-types which usually switch in to wall Gligar. Empoleon is an exception with its immunity to Toxic, but it is 2HKOed by Earthquake. Taunt can be used in the place of Toxic to assist against stall teams and common set up sweepers such as Escavalier and Snorlax. It shouldn't be used in tandem with the SubRoost combo though, as Gligar will find it difficult to damage opposing Pokemon. Due to its low Attack stat, Gligar's attacks will usually have a low damage output. Earthquake is by far Gligar's best attack and ability to hit Steel- and Poison-type Pokemon that are immune to Toxic for super effective damage.</p>

    [Additional Comments]

    <p>The EVs and nature are very straightforward. Maximum HP and Defense allows Gligar to take physical hits quite easily, while the last 4 EVs go into Speed because Gligar has a surprisingly decent base 85 Speed. Gligar is able to outstall most stall-based Pokemon and some bulky set up sweepers such as Escavalier and Snorlax. Bulky Water-type Pokemon beat Gligar due to its poor Special Defense. The best Gligar can do is poison them with Toxic as they switch in and then switch to an appropriate teammate. Levitating Ghost-type Pokemon are also a problem, especially ones with Substitute because they can block Toxic. In addition, most of them have access to Will-O-Wisp, which cuts Gligar's attack and inflicts burn damage every turn. However, Dusclops and Dusknoir aren't a problem if Gligar carries Taunt.</p>

    <p>Chansey makes a great partner. Its gigantic Special Defense stat complements Gligar's Defense, and the pair can take attacks aimed at each other. Snorlax acts similarly to Chansey, but it is more of an attacker than a supporter. Escavalier and Spiritomb can do the job too, and can be used if neither Snorlax nor Chansey fits your team. Grass-type Pokemon like Celebi and Roserade make good partners to combat Water-type Pokemon. Roserade also has access to Toxic Spikes, which means Gligar isn't as reliant on Toxic and is free to run a different option such as Taunt or Knock Off.</p>

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

    [Set Comments]

    <p>Gligar makes an excellent Baton Pass user due to its great bulk, speed, and typing. Gligar is one of few Pokemon in UU that has access to Swords Dance, Agility, and Baton Pass, making it a very valuable member of a Baton Pass chain, or a perfect candidate to set up a physical sweeper. Taunt stops opposing Pokemon from using Taunt themselves or phazing Gligar out, but fails against Milotic's Dragon Tail. Roost can be used to increase Gligar's survivability, which can make Gligar harder to take down, and helps to keep the chain going. Earthquake is Gligar's best attack and can be used if you want Gligar to have an attacking move. It should be used over Agility, because Speed boosts can be easily obtained through Ninjask.</p>

    [Additional Comments]

    <p>Maximum Speed with a Jolly nature makes Gligar as fast as possible, while maximum HP and an Eviolite make Gligar hard to take down. Substitute can be used to block status and Dragon Tail, and is especially useful if Gligar has been passed a few defensive boosts, since Gliscor's Substitutes will become hard to break. Teammates include most, if not all Baton Pass users. Ninjask can easily pass Speed boosts, and Mew can use Barrier or Iron Defense. Smeargle has access to every move in the game, notably Spore, Ingrain, and any boosting move it pleases.</p>

    <p>Other teammates include Pokemon that can make use of Attack and Speed boosts such as Mamoswine and Heracross. If Gligar is being used as a one-time Baton Pass user and not as part of a chain, it should make use of Dual Screen and entry hazard support. A Yache or Passho Berry can be used in the place of an Eviolite to weaken a super effective move and allow Gligar to set up against a threatening Pokemon instead of having to resort to Baton Pass prematurely.</p>

    [Other Options]

    <p>Gligar is somewhat limited offensively, because any offensive item such as a Life Orb would prevent the use of Eviolite, which greatly increases Gligar's defenses. An offensive Choice Band, Choice Scarf, or Life Orb set is usable but isn't recommended, as Flygon generally outclasses Gligar in this role thanks to its superior Speed, typing, and offensive stats. Knock Off is a useful move which removes the opponent's item. This is incredibly useful against Choice users such as Flygon, Heracross, and Crobat, and is also useful against Pokemon who use Eviolite such as Chansey. Aerial Ace is a decent option, hitting Heracross for some damage, as otherwise Gligar will be hard-pressed to do significant damage. Rock Slide can OHKO Moltres and Scyther after Stealth Rock damage, or 2HKO without Stealth Rock. U-Turn is a good move for gaining momentum on whatever switches in to Gligar.</p>

    <p>Struggle Bug is a new move that always lowers the opponent's Special Attack. This can be useful for Gligar, compensating for its poor Special Defense stat. Bulldoze can lower a grounded Pokemon's speed, allowing Gligar to outspeed it and have fun with Taunt or Toxic, or maybe cause a switch. Gligar is bulky enough to provide weather support, and has access to both Sunny Day and Rain Dance. This is useful because Drought is illegal in UU and there are no Drizzle users in the tier. Power Trick swaps Gligar's massive Defense with its mediocre Attack, which can work well with Gligar's good base 85 Speed, but is generally too gimmicky to succeed.</p>

    [Checks and Counters]

    <p>Bulky Water-type Pokemon are the biggest problem for Gligar. Most of them can KO it with Surf or Ice Beam, and Gligar does pathetic damage in return. However, Gligar can poison them with Toxic or get rid of their item with Knock Off. Bulky Grass-types are in the same boat as Bulky Water-type Pokemon. They have no problem stomaching an Earthquake, and most of them don't even mind being poisoned by Toxic due to the frequency of Natural Cure. Although Gligar can take any of its attacks without breaking a sweat, Crobat walls Gligar, with immunity to both Earthquake and Toxic. Choice Band variants aren't a problem because Brave Bird recoil and Stealth Rock damage wear it down, but Stallbreaker variants can Taunt Gligar and halve its HP with Super Fang. Mamoswine is one physical attacker that should be avoided, as its STAB Ice-type attacks will easily destroy the little bat. Levitating Ghost-types can be problematic, especially ones with Substitute, because they can block Toxic. Most of them have access to Will-O-Wisp, which halves Gligar's Attack and causes it to take burn damage, severely decreasing Gligar's longevity.</p>

    [Dream World]

    <p>Gligar gets Immunity as its Dream World ability, giving it an immunity to poison. Immunity is somewhat useful, but it is not compatible with Roost, making Sand Veil the preferred option.</p>
  2. Immoral Wombat

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    I wouldn't say Immunity sucks. It helps a wall like Gligar a lot, especially when switching into things like chansey to SR or set up a Swords Dance
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    It sucks compared to poison heal. Btw Skeleton will go up at the weekend probably
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    I'd give knock off a slash on the defensive set, as it can really help if your team is weak to chansey and its just all around beneficial.
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    If you're not using Roost, use Immunity. Trust me. Being immune to toxic is far more beneficial than being immune to lolIntimidate (which is only seen on what, Krookodile and stupid Staraptors?)
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    Gligar has lots of cool options it can run. Whatever doesn't get slashed will be mentioned in Additional Comments. Knock Off will be cool for helping against Staraptor, Chansey, etc.

    Why wouldn't you run Roost? Also Hyper Cutter is there for the baton pass set, which doesnt really mind being statused because it's immune to Twave and is just there to give off the boosts, not to sweep. Also you forgot that Hitmontop has Intimmidate and is extremely common.
  7. masterful

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    Why is Aerial Ace a slash? A 60 BP move coming from base 75 attack with no investment is hardly worth use over, say, Taunt or Toxic. I would rather slash Taunt on both the 3rd and 4th moveslots than have Aerial Ace there.
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    Only way to touch Heracross and co
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    Why would heracross ever stay or switch in on Gligar? Judging from my experience alone, Taunt is better just for its general usefulness than Aerial Ace. Aerial just has such niche usage...
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    Just posting to say that yes Aerial Ace is crap and Substitute needs to be slashed next to Stealth Rock, maybe before, on the Defensive set. Gligar is one of the best users of SubRoost atm next to Zapdos and Staraptor, and not exploiting that is kind of stupid. Also I would personally never use Taunt over Toxic on the Defensive set since most of Gligar's switch-ins are bulky Waters, but I suppose having it slashed isn't bad since it completely ass rapes Chansey.
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    Aeriel Ace is gone.
    I've had a lot of success with Taunt, and I think its worth using if you arent going for SubRoost. Will slash Substitute before Stealth Rock, but I don't want to rename the set SubRoost because of the other slashes.
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    Done with Skeleton, sorry the Baton Pass Skeleton is a little skinny, but I'll expand in the write up, not bothered atm.
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    /me <3 Gligar

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    Thanks Oglemi
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    Thanks, this is done!
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    In the overview:

    A comma is missing.

    In Set Comments of the first set:

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    Well the reason that I didnt add it in the overview is because it isn't in any of the main sets.

    Edit: /me stupid
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    Please erase all mentions of Espeon, Staraptor, and Wobbuffet if you have not done so already
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    Located in the first set comments, should be:

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