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Ash's Gliscor

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Ash's Gliscor
サトシのグライオン Satoshi's Glion
Poké Ball
Ash Gliscor.png
Ash's Gliscor
Debuts in Riding the Winds of Change!
Caught at Around Route 215
Evolves in Fighting Fear with Fear!
Gender Unknown
Ability Unknown
Current location At Professor Oak's Laboratory
Gligar Gliscor
This Pokémon spent 21 episodes as Gligar.
Voice actor Japanese English
As Gligar Katsuyuki Konishi
As Gliscor Katsuyuki Konishi Marc Thompson

Ash's Gliscor (Japanese: サトシのグライオン Satoshi's Glion) is the fourth Pokémon caught by Ash Ketchum in the Sinnoh region.

History

Diamond & Pearl series

As a Gligar

Ash caught Gliscor as a Gligar in Riding the Winds of Change! It, along with many other Gligar and a Gliscor, had become trapped in a city after being blown there by a violent windstorm. Gliscor's attempts at using sonar to navigate out of the city were blocked by the tall buildings, and only served to attract more Gligar and the Pokémon soon formed a pack.

The pack survived by picking fruit from trees and stealing food from humans. After Ash and his friends helped the pack, Gligar decided to travel with Ash, allowing him to capture it.

Gligar seems to have a habit of sticking out its tongue and winking when appearing. It also has the tendency to crash land on top of Ash due to its inability to glide properly. It would also cry when scolded by Ash as shown in Chim - Charred! and Fighting Fear with Fear!. Not only that, Gligar seems to be a crybaby of sorts, tearing up very often, especially in fear. As a Gligar, it was terribly afraid of heights. Additionally, Gligar seems to be extremely eager to win Ash's attention and approval.

Ash and Gliscor

It evolved into a Gliscor in Fighting Fear with Fear! in order to save Ash from a fall. It used the Razor Fang Ash received from Gary after Gligar had a practice battle with his Umbreon. It appears to have kept its personality traits even after evolution, as it still cries when scolded by Ash and also winks and sticks its tongue out.

Since evolution, Gliscor has been used in more battles. In Aiding the Enemy, Gliscor was used as a sparring partner by Torterra to help illustrate how Grotle could deal with its reduced speed. In Barry's Busting Out All Over!, Gliscor battled Barry's Roserade and the battle ended in a tie, with both Pokémon knocking each other out at the same time. In A Breed Stampede!, Gliscor learned Fire Fang after being hit by an Ice Shard from Piloswine, and is revealed to have learned Screech some time off-screen. In Dealing With Defensive Types! it was used in its first Gym battle, against Byron, defeating his Bastiodon, earning Ash his Mine Badge. In Sliding Into Seventh! it was used in the Gym battle against Candice, where it was defeated by her Snover.

In Pedal to the Mettle!, Gliscor battled Paul's Torterra in Ash's full battle against Paul. Although it was able to cause a good amount of damage as well as using its speed to dodge Torterra's attacks, it couldn't escape Giga Drain, as a result being weakened while Torterra's health was restored. Ash then decided to recall Gliscor, only to use it again against Torterra later on where it was defeated after being hit with Frenzy Plant.

In Mastering Current Events!, Gliscor battled against McCann's Scizor and lost. After training with Ash it challenged Scizor to a rematch. During the battle, Gliscor learned Giga Impact, and although it improved overnight, it eventually lost. Ash then left Gliscor with McCann for further training. It returned to Ash's party in Working on a Right Move! for its Trainer's battle against Paul in the Lily of the Valley Conference.

Gliscor carrying Ash and Pikachu

It was seen training alongside Ash for his upcoming battle against Paul in Familiarity Breeds Strategy!, where it was revealed to have grown significantly during its time with McCann. It was also shown to have perfected Giga Impact in a practice match with Dawn's Mamoswine. In A Real Rival Rouser!, it battled Paul's Ninjask and was shown to have learned Stone Edge while training with McCann. Unfortunately, it was not enough to defeat Ninjask, and so was recalled when it began to show signs of tiring. Ash sent it out again against Paul's Drapion later in the battle, where it was shown to do quite well, hitting Drapion with a powerful Giga Impact, then attempting to strike it with X-Scissor. McCann's training showed in this battle.

In the following episode, Gliscor put up a tough fight against Paul's Drapion. Even though Drapion had knocked out three of Ash's Pokémon, Gliscor was able to defeat it by burning it with a Fire Fang. It continued battling against Paul's Electivire. Although it had a type advantage, Gliscor had taken a lot of damage from battling Ninjask and Drapion, so it was defeated.

Following the Lily of the Valley Conference, Gliscor was sent to Professor Oak's laboratory.

Best Wishes series

Gliscor was reunited with Ash in The Dream Continues!, where it and the rest of Ash's Pokémon posed in a group photo with him.

Personality and characteristics

Gliscor is quite the character and one of the most emotional Pokémon Ash owns. As a Gligar it was a bit of a crybaby, tearing up when upset at failing or being yelled at by Ash, especially when it was afraid. It had a big fear of battling other Pokémon and was afraid of high heights, despite being a Flying-type. When it couldn't glide properly it would crash land atop of Ash's head for comfort. It had a habit of sticking its tongue out and winking. It would also try very hard to earn Ash's approval and attention. After evolving Gliscor has learned to overcome most of its fears, especially its fear of facing other Pokémon. Despite its evolution, it still kept most of its personality. It still remains loyal to him and is more than willing to try to prove to be strong for its Trainer and itself.

Moves used

Ash Gliscor X-Scissor.png
Using X-Scissor
Ash Gliscor Screech.png
Using Screech
Move First Used In
X-Scissor  The Bells are Singing!
Sand Attack The Bells are Singing!
Steel Wing The Bells are Singing!
Screech A Breed Stampede!
Fire Fang  A Breed Stampede!
Giga Impact  Mastering Current Events!
Stone Edge  A Real Rival Rouser!
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.

In the manga

In the Pocket Monsters Diamond & Pearl manga

Gliscor in Pocket Monsters Diamond & Pearl

Gliscor was shown traveling with Ash in the Pocket Monsters Diamond & Pearl manga, which is based on the Diamond & Pearl series of the anime. Its first appearance is in Pikachu, Pinch at the Sea!. None of its moves are shown in the manga.

Trivia

Ash and Gligar in the Diamond & Pearl artwork

Related articles

  • For more information on this Pokémon's species, see Gligar and Gliscor.



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