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SubToxic Gliscor, what is better: gligar 5 ivs (-def) or gligar 5 ivs (-def.esp.)?

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In other words, what is better, 31 ivs in defense or 31 ivs in sp defense?

I'm worries about ice beam, but also ice fang...

asked Dec 15, 2013 by mildor666

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I suggest both, since Gliscor is a wall. 31/31/31/x/31/31 IV Spread is recommended.

If you can't do that, then Defense, since Gliscor is a Physical guy.

answered Dec 15, 2013 by LeDragónTamer
selected Dec 29, 2013 by Mewderator
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Considering that Gliscor has no chance against a non-STAB Ice Beam and has trouble dealing with even a special grass move, I'd say that there's no point in giving it any investment in sp. def. Of course, 31 IV in any stat is nice, even if it goes unused most of the time, but all things considered Gliscor has much more chance of surviving Ice Fang than it does Ice Beam. Go for the one with perfect defence IVs.

If you give it some speed investment, it should be able to set up Substitute before a lot of threats, so it PP stall & wait for an opportunity to use Toxic.

Another option: don't evolve Gligar (if you haven't already) into Gliscor. Give it an Eviolite an let it be a Toxic/ Roost stall.

answered Dec 15, 2013 by fondant