Gligar is one of those Pokémon that’s pretty easy to trace the design process of. You take one look at this thing and you’re like “yep, that’s a flying scorpion.” Scorpions are already rather intimidating creatures, so making one that flies is pretty much guaranteed nightmare fuel, though thankfully, Gligar is cute, so that’s tempered a bit. Of course, it’s a lot less cute when it’s flying at your face with its tail sticking out, so let’s make sure we’re prepared for that. Here are Gligar’s counters and weaknesses in Pokémon GO.
Gligar is a mildly paradoxical Ground/Flying type, which means its resistances break down like this:
- Weak against: Water
- Double-Weak against: Ice
- Resistant to: Electric, Fighting, Poison, Bug
- Double-Resistant to: Ground
In spite of how it’s presented in the mainline games and its PokéDex lore, Gligar doesn’t have any Poison type moves in its Pokémon GO kit. These are the moves it has instead:
- Fury Cutter (Bug)
- Wing Attack (Flying)
- Dig (Ground)
- Aerial Ace (Flying)
- Night Slash (Dark)
Gligar Counters and Weaknesses in Pokémon GO
- Galarian Darmanitan
- Alola Sandslash
When it comes to dealing with either Ground or Flying types, the name of the game is Ice, and seeing as how Gligar is both a Ground and Flying type, that goes double. Pretty much any sufficiently strong Ice type will make quick work of a Gligar. The usual suspects will work fine here: Glaceon, Galarian Darmanitan, Weavile, and of course, our good friend Mamoswine. Ice types aren’t weak against anything in Gligar’s kit either, so it’ll be a pretty one-sided conflict.
If your Ice types are missing in action, a Water type will do in a pinch. The fight might take a little longer since Gligar isn’t as weak to Water as it is to Ice, but again, none of its moves are super effective against Water types, so it’s still pretty much a forgone conclusion. Something like Lapras or Swampert would work fine.