Where to Find an Alpha Gligar in Pokemon Legends: Arceus


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Pokemon Legends: Arceus is set in olden times in the Pokemon world when it was rare to find harmony between people and Pokemon. Set in Hisui, modern-day Sinnoh, you will join the Galaxy Expedition Team (Galaxy Team for short) as a member of the Survey Corps stationed in Jubilife Village. You will be tasked to meet every Hisui Pokemon species to complete the region’s first-ever Pokédex.

Where to Find an Alpha Gligar in Pokemon Legends: Arceus

In the game, there are Pokemon who appear larger than their regular counterparts with glowing red eyes, which means they are filled with Wild Might that increases all of their stats and reduces the damage they receive from status conditions, and increases combat capabilities that are found all over the Hisui region. These Pokemon are called Alpha Pokemon

In this guide, we will learn where to find an Alpha Gligar!

Alpha Pokemon

The Alpha Pokemon will always be at a higher level than their regular counterparts. They will always be aggressive once they notice the player (except for Mantyke and Mantine) and will never run away (except for when the type of Alpha Pokemon appears during a certain time of day or if a Space-Time Distortion appears around them). Alpha Pokemon will roar and release a shockwave once they notice the player, and if the player is close enough, the player may get staggered and get knocked to the ground for a short while.

The player will be able to catch Alpha Pokemon, regardless of the Alpha Pokemon’s level, by battling with it and then eventually throwing a Poke Ball. The player, however, can catch Alpha Pokemon without battling by sneaking around the Alpha Pokemon in the tall grass or using stealth items and then throwing a Poke Ball. However, the player cannot do this if the player’s current obedience level is significantly lower than the Alpha Pokemon’s level.

Additionally, suppose the player has a hard time catching an Alpha Pokemon. In that case, the player can increase the catch rate of catching an Alpha Pokemon by raising the player’s Star Rank (the player’s Survey Corps rank), which can be done by completing Research Tasks and talking to Professor Laventon in any of the Base Camps.

Three types of Alpha Pokemon can be found in the game: fixed Alpha Pokemon that will always spawn and can be found in certain areas of the game and will always be at a fixed level; random Alpha Pokemon, which may only appear once the player has quelled the area’s frenzied Noble Pokemon, and Alpha Pokemon in Massive Mass Outbreaks which can appear as a second wave in the same location as the first wave. 

As the other two are random, we will discuss fixed Alpha Pokemon, specifically an Alpha Gligar.

Alpha Gligar

Gligar is a Ground and Flying-type Fly Scorpion Pokemon with a purple body that looks like that of a bat but with scorpion features, a round head that is almost equal in size to its body, a pair of long and triangular ears, a pair of triangular eyes with small black pupils, a wide mouth with two large pointed teeth coming out of its upper jaw and a large pink tongue coming out of its mouth, a pair of arms that are segmented at the wrists and has large pincers on each arm, blue wing membranes with purple claws connected in between its arms and its body, a pair of legs that are also segmented at the ankles with round feet and one claw on each foot, and a long tail that has spherical sections and topped with a large round stinger. According to its Pokedex entry in the game, Gligar’s tail is tipped with a horrible stinger. To catch its prey, it will first obscure its prey’s vision by covering its face with its body, then use the stinger to inject its prey with venom.

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An Alpha Gligar can be found in Celestica Ruins (northwest of Clamberclaw Cliffs or east of the Sacred Plaza) in the Coronet Highlands and in the area mentioned at all times of the day and in every weather condition. The Alpha Gligar that can be found in this location is a Level 52 Pokemon.

It is recommended to sneak to the back of the Alpha Pokemon, using the tall grass or stealth items like Smoke Bombs, and throw the player’s Pokemon or Poke Ball on its back to catch it unawares, which assures that the player moves first in battle.

If you plan on distracting it with food before catching it, it is worth mentioning that Gligar’s preferred foods are Springy Mushrooms, Dazzling Honey, Hearty Grains, and Plump Beans.

Suppose you plan on battling a Gligar first before catching it. In that case, it is worth noting that, as mentioned, Gligar is a Ground and Flying-type Pokemon, which means it has a weakness to Water-type and especially Ice-type moves (super effective), a resistance to the Bug-type, Fighting-type, and Poison-type moves (not very effective), and an immunity to Electric-type and Ground-type moves (no effect).

Aside from the Alpha Gligar that can be found in the Coronet Highlands, the regular, non-alpha, Gligar can also be found in other parts of the Coronet Highlands (in Primeval Grotto, Clamberclaw Cliffs, and Cloudcap Pass) and in the Alabaster Icelands (north of Arena’s Approach and in the Glacier Terrace) and Gligar can be found in these locations at all times of the day and in every weather condition. Aside from that, Gligar may also be found in Massive Mass Outbreaks in the Coronet Highlands.

Now that the player has an Alpha Gligar, the player can try to use the Alpha Gligar to complete other requests, missions, or Arceus’ tasks for the player to catch ‘em all!

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