#207 Gligar

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Gligar, the FlyScorpion Pokémon. Gligar uses the cape-like wings on its back to fly from tree to tree quickly and quietly.
– Ash’s Pokedex

It seems that they can’t make up their mind when it comes to Gligar’s colours. Usually the sprite pallets change a bit over the generations, but not this much. In GSC it looked reddish purple, then RSE made it really bluish lavender, then Platinum made it darker blue, and then HGSS made it magenta.

Anyway, Gligar looks like it’s having fun, always having its tongue sticking out. It looks like a bit like a scorpion, and being purple, you’d think it would be part Poison. But Gligar is Ground/Flying, a type that was unique to its family until Gen V (Landorus). Because of this typing, it’s one of the few Pokemon to be immune to one of its own types. Despite being Flying type, it cannot learn Fly, maybe because it glides more than actually flying?

Stat-wise, it has good Defense and decent Attack. Its Speed is pretty good as well. Overall, despite being an unevolved Pokemon, it has pretty decent stats (it has a good stat spread imo), probably because when it was introduced, it had no evolution.

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