Gliscor is a Pokemon that has aggravated many people since 4th generation Pokemon. He became an even larger nuisance in 5th generation with poison heal. His most popular sets in BW OU cripple teams and even sweep. In DW OU he is even more potent from what I have observed. Base Stats HP: 75 Attack: 95 Defense: 125 Special Attack: 45 Special Defense: 75 Speed: 95 Scorpion's Sting Gliscor (M) @ Toxic Orb Trait: Poison Heal EVs: 252 HP / 172 Def / 84 Spd Impish Nature (+Def, -SAtk) - Substitute - Protect / Taunt - Toxic / Ice Fang - Earthquake This is my favorite Gliscor set that is the biggest nuisance of all his sets. This set is defensive it's bulky and can hardly be touched right now in the current meta-game. The sets speed is 247 to out speed Pokemon such as: Bulky Rotom, Bulky Jirachi, Magnezone, etc. It's a classic speed 1 noche above the average 246 speed run by those Pokemon (247). 148 Spd Speed out speeds Timid Politoed and is also very viable for Gliscor depending on the team's needs. This set is good for various reasons, which all have the same idea in mind. A painful slow death to any Pokemon that can not avoid these two moves. Even if Gliscor isn't extremely effective against a particular Pokemon it can abuse poison heal to the max and pp stall if necessary. Taunt is also an option on the set if you don't have a spinner on your team or have to stop Techniloom from sweeping. This set should really be called Toxic RageQuit or something along those lines. This set is much better in DW's current meta-game because so many people are not prepared for it, Excadrill is back, and because so many players have little to no patience to deal with it. Ice Fang is always an option if your team has multiple hazards or a weakness to common Air Balloon Pokemon. NinjaScor Gliscor (F) @ Flight Gem Trait: Sand Veil EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spd Jolly Nature (+Spd, -SAtk) - Substitute - Swords Dance - Acrobatics - Earthquake He's not gone just because there are some new waters in the meta! Acrobatics Gliscor, which is also seen in BW OU is very effective in the 5th gen meta-game also. Yes he's got more to watch out for but he can set up Substitute or Sword Dance on the same Pokemon as always. This set is so effective in the current meta-game because a lot of people are using powerful Pokemon instead of pure strategy currently. Once Gliscor gets up a sub right now there are few Skarmory ready to handle him. When the meta-game does calm down this Gliscor set will still be effective. Breloom will still be roaming even after this, so this set will always be viable in the meta-game. Maybe not as much as it is currently, but BW OU proves that it's a very abusive set that can sweep several teams that are unprepared. Don't forget the odds of sand veil helping you out in a close match! The Cold Scor Gliscor (M) @ Toxic Orb Trait: Poison Heal EVs: 252 HP / 108 Def / 148 Spd Impish Nature (+Def, -SAtk) - Protect - Swords Dance / Taunt - Ice Fang - Earthquake Here is Gliscor's last most viable set to use in the current meta-game. It supports the team and walls Breloom. That's a lot of people's main purpose in DW OU and BW OU for this Gliscor set, however the ice ground coverage doesn't go overlooked and adds to the viability of this set. Some teams don't require Gliscor to have Sword Dance and might need to counter hazards users, so Taunt is optional. Sword Dance and Taunt both greatly contribute to how Gliscor supports a team. This set is also extrodinary because it is its own counter and counters the Scorpion's Sting Gliscor set. Checks/Counters Gliscor is obviously extremely hard to get rid of with all of his sets either containing Substitute or Protect. His main counters are Gliscor, bulky waters, and bulky grass types. Gliscor's main checks are Ice typed Pokemon, especially the few that carry Icicle Spear, which also count as counters. Air Balloon Steel types would be another check to Gliscor until of course the balloon is popped. Remember that Gliscor isn't hard to kill unless he is underneath a sub or stalling with protect. These are the reasons why Gliscor is a true beast in 5th generation coupled with Poison Heal. Discuss here.