Gligar is a small, purple, bat-like Pokémon. It has a single pair of blue wings, which are similar in function to a flying squirrel's, and have pointed claws at the edges of the membranes. Gligar has pincers on its forelegs, and a segmented, insectoid tail with a stinger on the end. Gligar has short hind legs, and feet that appear segmented with a large, single claw each. Additionally, Gligar has long, pointed ears and triangle-shaped eyes, fangs and a large tongue that is often seen out of its mouth. Gligar could be considered a cousin of Skorupi due to its scorpion-like traits; however, it shares some bat-like traits as well, making it similar to Zubat. There is confusion whether the claws on a Gligar's wings and feet are white or purple, since the artwork has differed this way between and even during generations. However, the official artwork from Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver depicts Gligar with purple claws, the same purple as its body.
Gligar evolves into Gliscor starting at level 33.
It flies straight at its target’s face, then clamps down on the startled victim to inject poison.
|Fly Scorpion Pokémon||1.m||64.8kg|
|1||Poison Sting||An attack that may poison the target.||15||100%||35 (max 56)|
|4||Sand Attack||Reduces accuracy by throwing sand.||-||100%||15 (max 24)|
|7||Harden||Raises the user's Defense.||-||-%||30 (max 48)|
|10||Knock Off||Knocks down the foe’s held item to prevent its use.||20||100%||20 (max 32)|
|13||Quick Attack||An extremely fast attack that always strikes first.||40||100%||30 (max 48)|
|16||Fury Cutter||The target is slashed with scythes or claws. Its power increases if it hits in succession.||20||95%||20 (max 32)|
|19||Faint Attack||Draws the foe close, then strikes without fail.||60||-%||20 (max 32)|
|22||Acrobatics||The user nimbly strikes the target. If the user is not holding an item, this attack inflicts massive damage.||55||100%||15 (max 24)|
|27||Slash||Slashes with claws, etc. Has a high critical-hit ratio.||70||100%||20 (max 32)|
|30||U-Turn||Powerful bug Move||70||100%||20 (max 32)|
|35||Screech||Emits a screech to sharply reduce the foe’s Defense.||-||85%||40 (max 64)|
|40||X-Scissor||The user slashes at the target by crossing its scythes or claws as if they were a pair of scissors.||80||100%||15 (max 24)|
|45||Sky Uppercut||The user attacks the target with an uppercut thrown skyward with force.||85||90%||15 (max 24)|
|50||Sword Dance||A dance that increases Attack.||-||-%||30 (max 48)|
|55||Guillotine||A vicious, tearing attack with pincers. The foe will faint instantly if this attack hits.||-||12%||5 (max 8)|