Ash's Gliscor

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Ash's Gliscor
サトシのグライオン Satoshi's Glion
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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
Released in Mastering Current Events!
Current location With McCann
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. Its Japanese voice actor is Katsuyuki Konishi and its English voice actor is Marc Thompson. As a Gligar, it was voiced by Katsuyuki Konishi in both Japanese and English.


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.

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As a Gligar, with Ash

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.

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 easily 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 where it lost. After training with Ash it challenged Scizor to a rematch. However even though it used its newly learned move Giga Impact it eventually lost. Ash then left Gliscor with McCann for further training.

Moves used

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!
An x shows that the move cannot be legitimately learned by this Pokémon in the games.
  Moves used recently are in bold unless all moves all fit this case.


Gliscor carrying Ash and Pikachu
  • Gliscor, Dawn's Mamoswine and Dawn's Cyndaquil are the only Pokémon that were in the parties of Ash and his friends during the Diamond & Pearl series that aren't in the original Sinnoh Pokédex. Jessie, however, has Seviper, Wobbuffet, and Yanmega, two of which aren't even in the extended Sinnoh Pokédex.
  • Gligar's means of capture was similar to Ash's Squirtle, in that it was part of a group of Pokémon of its species causing trouble for a town, joined because it wanted to go with Ash, filled Ash's party with six members, and was captured shortly before Ash met up with the region's third Gym Leader.
  • Gligar was the fourth Pokémon caught by Ash to debut with no revealed attacks, after Krabby, Muk, and Tauros.
  • In A Triple Fighting Chance!, Professor Oak's lecture is about Ash's Gligar.
  • Fighting Fear With Fear!, the episode in which Gligar evolved into Gliscor, first aired in Japan on the Thursday of the same week that the dub of Riding the Winds of Change, the episode in which Gligar is captured, first aired in the United States. The same thing happened to Dawn's Piloswine.
  • Gliscor is Ash's only Pokémon that has evolved via an item (Razor Fang).
  • Gliscor now shares a trait with Glalie as the Pokémon that filled up Ash's sixth party slot in Hoenn and Sinnoh, respectively, and evolving soon after. Coincidentally, they share their Japanese voice actor and both struggled with a move/moves before their evolution (X-Scissor and Steel Wing for Gliscor and Ice Beam for Glalie) before mastering the moves after evolution.
  • As of Mastering Current Events!, Gliscor became the fourth Pokémon Ash has left with someone for training. It is also the first Pokémon that Ash released under this circumstance that wasn't from Generation I
  • Two of Ash's rivals have had one of Gligar's evolution stages. Morrison has a Gligar, while Paul has a Gliscor.
  • Gliscor is the first Pokémon Ash released in the same region that he caught it in since he released his Lapras in Viva Las Lapras.

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