When humans and Pokemon rarely coexisted, Pokemon Legends: Arceus takes place in the early years of the Pokemon universe. As a member of the Survey Corps based in Jubilife Village, the player will join the Galaxy Expedition Team (also known as Galaxy Team). The Hisui region, modern-day Sinnoh, serves as the setting for this game. The player will be tasked to meet every Hisui Pokemon species to complete the region’s first-ever Pokédex.
The Hisui region is filled with Pokemon that are larger than their typical counterparts, have glowing red eyes, and are full of Wild Might, which raises all of their attributes, reduces the damage they suffer from status effects, and increases their battle prowess. They are referred to as Alpha Pokemon.
In this guide, we will learn where to find an Alpha Gliscor!
The Alpha Pokemon will always have a higher level than its ordinary counterparts. They are all hostile, except Mantyke and Mantine, and they never run away when they meet the player (except for when the type of Alpha Pokemon appears during a certain time of day or if a Space-Time Distortion appears around them). An Alpha Pokemon will roar and release a shockwave when it detects the player. The player may get stunned and briefly knocked to the ground if they are close enough.
Regardless of the Alpha Pokemon’s level, the player can catch it by battling it before tossing a Poke Ball. However, if the player’s current obedience level is significantly lower than the level of the Alpha Pokemon, they will be unable to do so. However, the player can capture it without engaging in combat by sneaking up on Alpha Pokemon in tall grass or using stealth items before tossing a Poke Ball.
Furthermore, suppose the player is having difficulty catching an Alpha Pokemon. In that case, they can improve their Star Rank (also known as their Survey Corps rank) by performing Research Tasks and speaking with Professor Laventon in any of the Base Camps.
In the game, there are three different kinds of Alpha Pokemon: fixed Alpha Pokemon, which will always spawn in specific locations and be at a fixed level; random Alpha Pokemon, which may only appear after the player has calmed the area’s frenzied Noble Pokemon; and Alpha Pokemon in Massive Mass Outbreaks, which may appear as a second wave in the same location as the first wave of a Mass Outbreak.
As the other two are random, we will discuss fixed Alpha Pokemon, specifically an Alpha Gliscor.
Gliscor is a Ground and Flying-type Fang Scorpion Pokemon that looks like a bug blue-purple vampire bat with black wings, limbs that resemble large pincers, and a tail with two barbs. According to its Pokedex entry in the game, Gliscor hovers silently on black wings and sinks its razor-sharp fangs into the throat of its prey. After completely draining its prey of blood, it displays a look of delight.
An Alpha Gliscor can be found slightly east of the Primeval Grotto (south of Celestica Ruins or northeast of Celestica Trail) in the Coronet Highlands and in the area mentioned at all times of the day and in every weather condition. The Alpha Gliscor that can be found in this location is a Level 77 Pokemon.
To ensure that the player moves first in the fight, it is recommended to sneak up behind the Alpha Pokemon utilizing tall grass and/or other stealth items like Smoke Bombs and throw the player’s Pokemon or Poke Ball on its back to catch it off guard.
If you want to use food to lure Gliscor before you catch it, you should know that it prefers Springy Mushrooms, Dazzling Honey, Hearty Grains, and Plump Beans.
Suppose you plan on battling a Gliscor first before catching it. In that case, it is worth noting that, as mentioned, Gliscor 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 Gliscor found in the Coronet Highlands, the regular, non-alpha, Gliscor can also be found in Massive Mass Outbreaks in the Coronet Highlands.
Now that the player has an Alpha Gliscor, the player can try to use the Alpha Gliscor to complete other requests, missions, or Arceus’ task for the player, which is to catch ‘em all!