Gligar #207


Gligar is a scorpion-like purple chiropteran. Its head and body are both spherical and nearly the same size. It has long, triangular ears and narrow pupils in triangular eyes. Its upper jaw has two huge pointed teeth and a pink tongue that is often observed lolling from its mouth. Its arms are divided into segments at the wrists and culminate in enormous pincers. Two blue wing membranes, each topped with a purple claw, are spread across its arms. Its legs are narrow and segmented at the ankles, and each of its spherical foot has one claw. Gligar has a lengthy tail that is divided into spherical pieces and ends with a big, round stinger. The female Gligar’s stinger is smaller than the male’s.

As shown in the anime, Gligar feed on Berries and can emit sound waves to detect obstacles and fly around them. It glides smoothly and silently through the air with its limbs extended, and startles its prey and enemies by flying straight toward them. It attacks by clamping onto its enemy’s face with its clawed hind legs and pincers, then jabbing it with its poisonous stinger. Gligar lives in mountainous regions, making its nest along cliff sides. When it is done gliding, it hops along the ground back to its nest.


Best moveset for Gligar

The best moves for Gligar are Wing Attack and Return when attacking Pokémon in Gyms. This move combination has the highest total DPS and is also the best moveset for PVP battles.


  Wing Attack 12 dps
  Return Purified 50 dps


  Wing Attack 12 dps
  Dig 25.5 dps


 All moves

Quick move Damage EPS DPS
 Fury Cutter 3 15 7.5
 Wing Attack 8 11.3 12
Main move Damage EPS DPS
 Dig 100 -10.6 25.5
 Aerial Ace 55 -13.8 27.5
 Night Slash 50 -15 22.7
 Frustration Shadow 10 -16.5 5
 Return Purified 35 -47.1 50

The green moves benefit from the Same Type Attack Bonus and deliver 20% more damage.

Evolution family

Gligar is part of a two-member family.



#207 Gligar

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#472 Gliscor




#207 Gligar

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#472 Gliscor


  • Gligar was released along with the main release of Johto-region Pokémon on February 16th, 2017.
  • Shiny_Pokemon_icon Shiny form of Gligar was released at the start of Johto Journey on September 2nd, 2019.
  • Icon_Shadow_PokemonShadow form of Gligar was released at the start of Team GO Rocket Event on July 10th, 2020.
    • Shiny form of Shadow Gligar was released at the start of A Looming Shadow Returns! on November 9th, 2021.
Method Maximum CP Details

(weather boosted)
In wild since 2017 Feb 16Increased spawns in:
Festival of Colors 2022: Mar 15 – 20
Pokémon GO Fest 2021: Jul 17 – 18
Johto Celebration Event: 2021 Jan 26 – 31
Evolution Event: 2019 Dec 5 – 12
1,061 Increased chance/Previously in:
5-km – 2021 Jun 1 – Sep 1
5-km – 2018 Dec 18 – 2020 Oct 19
7-km – Throwback Challenge 2020: Johto: May 8 – 15
2-km – Hatchathon 2018: Nov 14 – 27
5-km – 2017 Jul 23 – 2018 Spring
5-km – Legendary Week: 2018 Mar 5 – 16
10-km – 2017 Feb 16 – Jul 23
Raid Battles

(weather boosted)
Tier 1 CP 5,459Visit List of Raid Bosses changes for complete appearance
Research tasks
796 Field Research:
Hatch an Egg: 2022 Aug
Earn 5 Candies walking with your buddy: 2021 Jul
Hatch an Egg: 2021 Feb
Catch 7 Poison-type Pokémon: Team GO Rocket Celebration
Win a raid: 4th Anniversary
Send 10 Gifts to friends: 2020 Mar
Catch 5 Flying-type Pokémon: 2018 May
Special Research/Timed Research:
Pokémon GO Tour: Johto Battle Challenge – Completing 2nd part
Throwback Challenge 2020: Johto – 7th part: Catch a Water-type Pokémon
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Team GO Rocket

(weather boosted)
Rescuing from Leaders:
2021 Nov 9 – 2022 Jan 24

Pokemon Gligar is a Generation 2 Pokemon that ranks 207 in the Pokedex… He dwells in the Joto area and is a Pokémon of both the terrestrial and flying types. Pokémon Gligar evolves into Pokémon Gliscor after eating 100 sweets and utilizing the special item Sinnoh Stone.

How to find and catch Pokémon Gligar?

Gligar may be found in farms, parks, and forested highlands. It sometimes spawns in stone quarries.

Pokemon Gligar occurs rather seldom on the map. It may sometimes hatch from an egg or be caught during an event.


The Pokemon Gligar is one of the numerous monsters that may be captured in Pokemon Go. Gligar is a Johto second generation Pokémon that was included in the February 16, 2017 update.

#207 Gligar Info

Type Candy Needed to Evolve
Ground / Flying


  • Evolves into: None
  • Evolves from: None
  • Hatches from: Egg (5KM)

Combat Moves

To use combat moves, touch the screen while in battle, and the pokemon will release their attacks as quickly as they can. Attacks that are repeated will fill the bars on their specific meter. When any or all of the bars are full, press and hold the screen for a few seconds to unleash a special move.
Possible Attack Moves
Name Type Damage
Fury Cutter Bug 3
Wing Attack Flying 10
Possible Special Moves
Name Type Damage Number of Special Bars
Dig Ground 100 3
Aerial Ace Flying 55 2
Night Slash Dark 50 3