In Pokémon Brilliant Diamond/Shining Pearl, Gligar can evolve into Gliscor. However, it’s not so simple as leveling up your Pokémon companion. Rather, there’s a special item you have to receive: the Razor Fang.
We’ll show you exactly how to find it so you can get on track to evolving your Gligar.
How to Evolve Gligar in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond/Shining Pearl
As an exclusive Pokémon, players of Brilliant Diamond are the only ones who can enjoy Gligar. If you haven’t caught one yet, you can head to the Grand Underground and search through five areas:
- Big Bluff Cavern
- Bogsunk Caves
- Rocky Cave
- Sunlit Cavern
- Swampy Cave
Remember that in your Secret Base, you can set up the Statue Effect for Flying. This will increase your chances of a Gligar, which is a rare spawn, to show. Now that you have Gligar, let’s talk evolution.
In Pokémon Brilliant Diamond/Shining Pearl, you have to find a Razor Fang to evolve Gligar. You can only get a Razor Fang once you defeat the Elite Four and the Champion. So, keep progressing through the game to evolve your Pokémon. Now, with the game defeated, you want to get to the Battle Park. First, as Champion, head to Snowpoint City. Once you get to the port, have a sailor take you to the Battle Zone. As the first large area you can explore, you can’t miss Battle Park.
In the southwest corner is where you want to go. This is right outside the area that will lead to the Battle Tower. It’s there that you’ll find a Pokéball. Inside is the Razor Fang. If you don’t want to do that, simply exchange five Battle Points in the Battle Tower to get the Razor Fang instead.
In Pokémon Brilliant Diamond/Shining Pearl, Gligar must hold the Razor Fang to evolve. With it in hand, you want to level Gligar up at least one time at night. Nighttime in the game is considered to be anytime between 8 PM and 4 AM, so play and level up during those hours.
And there we go! You now have yourself a Gliscor.
It may take a bit of extra effort in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond/Shining Pearl to evolve Gligar, but it’s worth it in the end. Simply follow along with our guide and you’ll have your evolved Pokémon companion not too long after becoming the new Champion.
Pokémon Brilliant Diamond/Shining Pearl is available on the Nintendo Switch.