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Is Gliscor a good "tank" Pokemon for competitive battling?

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I was planning on having it hold a Toxic Orb with it's DW ability - Poison Heal.
And I was originally going to add moves like this: Toxic - Venoshock - Facade - & - Brick Break.
But I'm wondering if those moves would be good moves to use for competitive battling.
Also, is it possible for it to have it's DW ability in any of the game like in XY or ORAS?
I just want to know so I'm not wasting my time with a useless Pokemon or a useful Pokemon with useless moves. Thanks!

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Hell yes

Gliscor has and always will be an amazing tank and staller. It's base 125 defense coupled with it's great defensive typing and unique ability allow it to stall and wall like no other. Additionally, it fills a variety of roles, such as physically defensive wall, bulky physical tank, and stealth rock pivot. It's typing and defense allow it to sponge hits from premier OU physical sweepers, including (but not limited to) Mega Medicham lacking an Ice-type move, Terrakion, Landorus-T, Garchomp, Mega Heracross, and Talonflame. If you're going to use Gliscor, use one of the two sets listed below.

Gliscor @ Toxic Orb
Ability: Poison Heal
EVs: 252 HP / 56 Def / 200 Spe
Impish Nature
- Roost
- Fling
- Acrobatics
- Earthquake

If you want to use it as a tank, here's your set. Roost is reliable recovery, Fling poisons an enemy Pokemon and allows you to abuse a 110 BP STAB Acrobatics, and Earthquake provides STAB coverage.

Gliscor @ Toxic Orb
Ability: Poison Heal
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SpD
Impish Nature
- Stealth Rock/Taunt
- Roost
- Toxic
- Earthquake

More of a pivot set, used to set rocks and absorb major physical hits, while retaining the ability to break down opposing walls with the use of Taunt and mainly Toxic. Fairly basic set.

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Cool!  Also, thanks for the EVs!  Those are important to me, as I'd like to maximize the "best stats" for competitive usage. - Edit:  Also, I noticed that the move you you guys (you and MeloettaMelody) use/suggest are similar (the one with - Earthquake, Acrobatics, Roost, & Fling).  Now all I got to do is catch or somehow get a Gligar or Gliscor with its Hidden Ability!  Thanks Guys!
You're welcome, and good luck :)
Thanks, and I just got one just now!  A Gligar with its HA!  I should be able to get a Razor Fang from the PGL's Pokemilage's mini-games, though right now it's under maintenance.
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Gliscor can be a good tank, but it is generally used more as a wall, with moves like Protect, Substitute, Toxic, Roost, and sometimes Earthquake (instead of either Protect or Sub).

Personally I like to use Fling (will toxically poison target, but only can be used once), Earthquake, Acrobatics (for after when you have flung the Toxic Orb) and Roost. But to answer your original question, yes, it can be used as a kind of tank, but it is generally stronger as a wall.

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Then what about its current moveset?  Are they ideal moves for Gliscor as a Wall?  (or as a Tank?)
I would change the moveset around a little. Don't bother with Venoshock - I know its powerful against poisoned opponents, but Gliscor's Special Attack is terrible so you are better off without it. Use either Ice Fang or Knock Off instead. I also suggest Earthquake over Brick Break, it is more power, gets STAB and is also supereffective against Steel (I presume that's why you have Brick Break, since Gliscor should never stay in against an Ice type)
I see; I didn't see that it had TERRIBLE Special Attack, so you're definitely right on taking out venoshock!  So Fling, Earthquake, & Acrobatics - (I love Acrobatics, but wasn't sure about it since it will be holding an Item, but with Fling, that'll fix it.) - will be the moves I'll use.  Also, is the only time that Roost temporarily nullifies the flying types' ability (ground immunity) is during the turn that it is used?
yes, which means that the nullified Flying type will only matter if Gliscor is faster than the opponent, since on the next turn it will have its Flying type back.
I see, and the opponent may not know about roost, so he won't/may not try to use earthquake or some other ground move the first time that I use roost, right?  (unless it's common or he has great prediction skills)  Anyways, thanks for all the help!
Roost is semi-common, if the opponent is running Roost / Earthquake / Toxic / Protect, with Roost replacing U-Turn.