Gliscor, The Fang Scorp Pokémon. If it succeeds in catching even a faint breeze properly, it can circle the globe without flapping once. It dances silently through the sky. When it approaches prey, it can land a critical hit in an instant.Its flight is soundless. It uses its lengthy tail to carry off its prey... Then its elongated fangs do the rest. It observes prey while hanging inverted from branches. When the chance presents itself, it swoops!
Gliscor has excelled in Black and White as one of the best defensive walls in the OverUsed tier. Starting with base 125 Defense, Gliscor already has quite a few things going for it including decent HP and Attack, but its greatest asset it gained from this generation was the ability Poison Heal which provides massive recovery to Gliscor. This increases Gliscor's longevity greatly and allows it to better deal with many threats. Gliscor also has a very broad move pool, allowing it to sweep, support, and so on, and all of which it is pretty good at. All things considered, Gliscor is an exceptionally versatile Pokemon that can do well in several capacities.
Hyper Cutter: Gliscor's Attack cannot be dropped, a good ability that prevents Pokemon from Landorus-Therian from lowering your Attack.
Fangs for the Memories
This set focuses on Gliscor's high Defense and takes full advantage of its movepool and stats. Earthquake is strong STAB that hits many Pokemon for decent damage, especially Pokemon like Terrakion who Gliscor can switch in on and attack. Protect helps Gliscor to take better advantage of the Poison Heal recovery, as well as help to scout out your opponent. Roost provides even more recovery, allowing Gliscor to recover around 62% of its HP in one turn (thanks to Poison Heal). Toxic can allow you to wear down more stall oriented opponent's, while you can Toxic stall with Protect as well (if you use it). Taunt is another option to prevent Pokemon from either setting up on Gliscor, or to stop more bulky Pokemon from recovering, etcetera. The last slot depends on which sort of additional coverage you want, with Ice Fang allowing you to hit physical Dragons like Dragonite and Garchomp better, as well as other Gliscor, while U-turn allows easy escapes and scouting out of potentially dangerous situations.
Gliding in the Wind
This set uses Gliscor's ability paired with Substitute and Toxic to stall out opponents via Poison. Substitute protects you from major damage, and is very good when used by Gliscor as it regains about half of the HP lost when making the Substitute through Poison Heal. Toxic is Gliscor's main weapon on this part of the set, as it can Poison most opponents and then use Substitute and other moves to increase the residual damage that the opponent takes. Baton Pass is the other option, allowing Gliscor to make an escape as well as pass any boosts to stats that it may've gotten. Earthquake is a good STAB move that provides good coverage for Gliscor, as well as hitting most Steel and Poison types that would not be affected by Toxic. The decision for the last slot is based on need or which set you use, as Protect allows you to further stall out a Toxic'd Pokemon in addition to healing off all damage taken from making the Substitute, while Roost just immediately heals you. Taunt can be used to prevent the other Pokemon from healing as well as attempting to Taunt Gliscor. Ice Fang is an option for the last slot as coverage against other Gliscors and several other Pokemon. The other part of the last slot is the two boosting moves, Swords Dance and Agility, which can either be used for Gliscor's benefit or Baton Passed to another Pokemon. With the EV spread, it is important to keep high Speed EVs, with the 224 allowing you to outrun Adamant Landorus-Therian and everything slower, which allows you to set up on many of Gliscor's common checks, such as Rotom-Wash.
The Gliscor King
This set focuses more on Gliscor's offensive capabilities. Swords Dance boosts Gliscor's decent Attack stat to very high levels, allowing it to do quite a bit of damage to many Pokemon. Substitute provides protection from status as well as allowing Gliscor to get a shield to set up behind if an opponent switches out of Gliscor, while Agility provides a Speed boost in addition to the Attack boost. Earthquake is powerful STAB that, as has been said, hits many Pokemon for strong damage. Acrobatics is another powerful STAB move, the first hit being boosted by the Flying Gem, and the rest being boosted by the fact that Gliscor no longer has an item. Hyper Cutter is used for an ability so as to prevent Intimidate Pokemon such as Gyarados and Landorus-Therian from lowering Gliscor's Attack.
Aqua Tail, Counter, Facade, Night Slash, Rock Polish, Stealth Rock, Stone Edge
Double & Triple Battle Options
Gliscor can be a great wall in Doubles because it is immune to the powerful Earthquake, as well as being able to use it. It’s also possible to use a teammate on the field to Poison Gliscor to free up its item slot, only you would be wasting a turn in the process. However, as Sand Veil is not banned in this format, you can also use that as Gliscor's ability. Gliscor also has Acrobatics at its disposal, as well as being able to support the entire team with Tailwind.
Tyranitar makes a great partner for Gliscor when Gliscor has Sand Veil. After Tyranitar sets up the Sandstorm, Evasion is increased by 25% and it really helps survivability. Pokemon that can deal with bulky Steel types not weak to Earthquake (Forretress, Skarmory, etc) can really help out Gliscor as it really can't do much to them (and vice versa). Anything that can efficiently deal with Rotom-W as well will also be a great help to Gliscor.
Skarmory is probably the best counter to nearly all the Gliscor sets, resistant / immune to both STABs, immune to Toxic, taking very little damage from any of the coverage moves, and able to Whirlwind out Gliscors behind Substitutes or Gliscors with Attack / Speed boosts. Many Taunt setters are able to handle the majority of Gliscor sets, only having to worry about the more offensive versions. As mentioned earlier, other bulky Steel types who do not take super effective damage from Earthquake such as Ferrothorn and Forretress can do very well against Gliscor. Rotom-W is another counter, although it has to be wary of Toxic. Good checks are basically any strong Special Attacker, as Gliscor has a pretty pitiful Special Defense. Any Special Ice / Water moves generally do massive damage, and even physical Ice type attacks can do solid damage thanks to Gliscor's 4x weakness to Ice.
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