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'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 With Ash
Gligar Gliscor
This Pokémon spent 21 episodes as Gligar.
Voice actor Japanese English
As Gligar Katsuyuki Konishi 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 captured by Ash Ketchum, and his only fully evolved so far, in the Sinnoh region. Its Japanese voice actor is 小西克幸 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.

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. 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 also perfected X-Scissor. 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.

In DP100, Gliscor was used as a sparring partner by Paul's Torterra to help illustrate how Ash's Grotle could deal with its reduced speed.

In DP101, Gliscor battled Jun's Roserade and the battle ended in a tie, with both Pokémon knocking each other out at the same time.

In DP106, Gliscor learned Fire Fang after being hit by an Ice Shard by Dawn's Piloswine, and is revealed to have learned Screech some time off-screen. It used the latter to try and halt Dawn's Piloswine's charging, but comically stopped Dawn's Piplup instead.

In DP108 it was used in its first Gym battle, against Byron, defeating his Bastiodon.

Moves used


  • Gliscor is the third Template:Type2 Pokémon Ash has ever owned whose other type wasn't Normal, the other two being Butterfree and Charizard.
  • Ash's capture of Gligar brought another Generation II Pokémon to the protagonists in the Diamond & Pearl series, the others being Aipom and Sudowoodo. Gligar has since evolved into Gliscor, a Generation IV Pokémon.
  • Gliscor and Dawn's Mamoswine are the only Pokémon in the party of Ash and his friends that aren't in the original Sinnoh Pokédex. Jessie, however, has Seviper, Wobbuffet and Yanmega.
  • 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 appeared on Route 215, a route where it is possible to catch Gligar via the dongle method using Pokémon Emerald.
  • Gligar was the fourth Pokémon caught by Ash to debut with no revealed attacks, after Krabby, Muk, and Tauros. Its battle debut wasn't until The Bells are Singing!, revealing three attacks at once. It is, however, the only Pokémon of Ash's Sinnoh team to not debut with any attacks at all.
  • In DP068, Professor Oak's lecture is about Ash's Gligar.
  • Gliscor appears to show behavior that is like Ash's Bayleef and Aipom. This is shown in The Bells are Singing! when Gligar hugs Ash.
    • In Our Cup Runneth Over!, Gligar appeared to be blushing just moments before it tackled Ash to the floor; why it did so is unclear, but may be further evidence that it might be female.
    • Further, in Chim - Charred! Gligar repeatedly goes to Ash for hugs and affection. Gligar listens very intently and contemplatively to Ash's encouragement, seeming to drink in his every word, and is even startled when the other Pokémon encourage it. This behavior is also calls to mind Ash's Bayleef and Ash's Aipom, both of whom showed interest in Ash and are both female Pokémon. Also, the three Pokémon have English names which are also similar to their respective Japanese names, and each has evolved once.
    • Yet another parallel between the three Pokémon is that they each evolved to save their trainers from danger; Chikorita evolved into Bayleef to save Ash, Aipom evolved into Ambipom to save Dawn, while Gligar evolved into Gliscor to save Ash.
    • Another interesting relationship to note of is that these three Pokémon have run away from Ash (due to a conflict between them) at various points of time (Bayleef did so in Turning Over a New Bayleef, Aipom did so in Aipom and Circumstance, while Gliscor did so in Fighting Fear With Fear!, when it was still a Gligar), but they patch things up with him pretty quickly, usually strengthening their bond at the end of the episode.
  • 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 and the third of a main character's Pokémon to evolve via an item (Razor Fang). The first one was Misty's Politoed (King's Rock) and the second was Brock's Ludicolo (Water Stone). Coincidentally, all these Pokémon evolved with items that belonged to someone else, and the Pokémon belong to the anime's original three protagonists.
Gliscor carrying Ash and Pikachu
  • Gliscor is the third Generation IV Pokémon to evolve from a Generation II Pokémon on-screen after Dawn's Ambipom and Jessie's Yanmega, and the fourth Generation II Pokémon to evolve into a Generation IV Pokémon overall, since Paul's Murkrow evolved into Honchkrow off-screen between Riding the Winds of Change! and Lost Leader Strategy!.
  • 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.
  • Ash's Gliscor is smaller than Paul's Gliscor, a relationship similar to that which Ash's Krabby shared with a Krabby that another rival of Ash's caught.
  • Gliscor is the only one of Ash's Template:Type2 Pokémon to have some difficulties in flying, or in its case, gliding. Unfortunately for Gliscor, it also had difficulty moving on the ground after its evolution, something that was used comically in DP094. It appears to have overcome this by DP100 by bouncing on its tail.
  • Gliscor is the only one in Ash's current team who can have more than one ability, which is still currently unknown.
  • Similar to Corphish, Gliscor mostly functions as the comedic relief on Ash's team (i.e. crash landing, getting left behind by Brock, bouncing around on its tail, etc.), although Staravia shares this role at times.
    • Coincidentally, both have clawed appendages.

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