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Gligar Counters & Weaknesses in Pokemon Go (2022)

We've got a full list of all the counters you can use that will exploit Gligar's weaknesses in Pokemon Go!
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Pokemon Go will have you facing off against challenging raid Pokemon throughout your journey outdoors. If one of these is Gligar, you are going to need to have some strong teammates available to you, because they can be a difficult fight if you don’t have the right setup available. If you are getting ready to battle a Gligar, we’ll walk you through the best counters and all of its weaknesses in this guide!

Gligar Weakness & Counters

Gligar is a Ground and Flying-type Pokemon, which makes it have weaknesses to Ice and Water-type moves. Ice in particular is its main weakness, as it does 4x damage due to Ground and Flying both being weak to it. Water is 2x the damage, and will get the job done but Ice should be the main focus of your attacks.

If you’re running out of strong options to take into battle against Gligar, you will want to avoid using Pokemon with the following move types: Electric, Fighting, Poison, and Bug. In particular, make sure not to use Ground-type moves against Gligar, because the Pokemon is incredibly resistant to it.

Best Gligar Counters

To counter Gligar in Pokemon Go, you will want to bring Ice-type Pokemon that feature Ice-Type moves. This includes options like Avalugg, Articuno, Empoleon, Jynx, and Cloyster.

Here’s a look at the best counters against Gligar, along with the moves you should pair with the Pokemon:

  • Darmanitan (Zen/Standard) – Ice Fang/Avalanche/Ice Punch
  • Ho-Oh – Hidden Power/Brave Bird
  • Avalugg – Ice Fang/Body Slam
  • Articuno – Frost Breath/Icy Wind
  • Suicune – Ice Fang/Bubble Beam
  • Kyogre – Waterfall/Surf
  • Empoleon – Waterfall/Hydro Cannon
  • Regice – Frost Breath/Return
  • Lapras – Frost Breath/Surf
  • Mamoswine – Powder Snow/Avalanche
  • Weavile – Ice Shard/Avalanche
  • Glaceon – Frost Breath/Ice Shard/Avalanche
  • Jynx – Frost Breath/Avalanche
  • Gyarados – Waterfall/Aqua Tail
  • Sandslash (Alola) – Powder Snow/Blizzard
  • Cloyster – Frost Breath/Aurora Beam

Shadow or Mega versions of the Pokemon are generally going to work best, so opt for those options when you have them. Keep in mind that Shadow versions will take more damage in battle, so you might want to be careful if they have a weakness to the type you are fighting.

As you can see, pretty much any high level Pokemon you have that have double ice moves are going to work best! If you are running out of Ice-type Pokemon, you can always run a powerful Water-type or two to fill out your team.

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Those are all of the weaknesses and best counters for Gligar in Pokemon Go. We have more detailed guides for you to checkout in the Pokemon Go section of our website.

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