Gallade vs. Gardevoir: How to Evolve Kirlia and Which One Is Better?

Gallade vs. Gardevoir: How to Evolve Kirlia and Which One Is Better?

Not many Pokémon are able to evolve into two different species based on gender and some other conditions. There are gender-based differences between individual Pokémon, but rarely is a Pokémon so diverse (save for Eevee, of course) that it can become two completely different species during evolution. Ralts, or Kirlia, is one of such Pokémon, as it can evolve into Gardevoir or Gallade, depending on the circumstances. In this article, we are going to tell you how to evolve your Kirlia and which evolution is better.

Ralts evolves into Kirlia at level 20. Kirlia evolves into Gardevoir at level 30. Starting from the fourth generation, Kirlia can also evolve into Gallade by exposing it to a Dawn Stone, but only if it is male. Male Kirlia can also evolve into male Gardevoir, but a female Kirlia cannot evolve into Gallade. Both of them have roughly the same stats and powers, but Gardevoir is a better defender, whereas Gallade is a better attacker.

In the rest of this article, we are going to tell you how to evolve your Kirila into Gardevoir and Gallade. We are also going to compare these two evolutions to determine which one is better in comparison and which one you should work towards in the games. This is going to be your best go-to guide for these two Pokémon.

How to evolve Kirlia into Gardevoir or Gallade?

Kirlia is a dancing Pokémon that can stand on its tiptoes without falling (like a ballet dancer). She has thick white fur that delicately opens into a small skirt. Beneath that skin, there is a finer, thinner green skin that covers Kirlia’s fragile legs. She has a highly developed brain. It is said that if Kirlia is exposed to the positive emotions of the trainer she becomes more beautiful.

Gallade vs. Gardevoir: How to Evolve Kirlia and Which One Is Better?

When fighting, these Pokémon rely on their psychic and psychokinetic powers to weaken their opponents as quickly as possible. Kirlia, like Ralts, Gardevoir, and Gallade, is able to sense her trainer’s feelings, and depending on them, Kirlia will feel the same way (if her trainer is happy, Kirlia will be too, plus her powers will increase and will dance; if her trainer is sad, Kirlia will be sad too, and her power will decrease). This is because Kirlia has a high level of empathy.

Ralts evolves into Kirlia at level 20. Kirlia evolves into Gardevoir at level 30. Starting from the fourth generation, Kirlia can also evolve into Gallade by exposing it to a Dawn Stone, but only if she is male.

Gallade vs. Gardevoir: Which one is better?

In this section of our article, we are going to compare Gardevoir and Gallade through several categories, to determine who the better pick is in-game. Of course, it is better to have both of these Pokémon, especially if you’re a collector, but this guide is going to help you determine the better pick for battles.

Stats

In this section, we are going to compare the basic stats of these two Pokémon. In terms of their base stats, here is how they stand:

HPAttackSp. Atk.DefenseSp. Def.SpeedTotal
Gardevoir68656512511580518
Mega Gardevoir688565165135100618
Gallade68125656511580518
Mega Gallade681659565115110618

In terms of Stats, both of these Pokémon have an identical total score, but there is a difference between them. Namely, Gardevoir is a better defender, whereas Gallade is a better attacker. This means that you can model your choices based on your tactical approach.

Weaknesses and Counters

Gardevoir is a dual Psychic- and Fairy-type, whereas Gallade is a dual Psychic- and Fighting-type Pokémon. Both are super effective against Poison- and Fighting-type Pokémon, whereas Gardevoir is additionally effective against Dragon- and Dark-type Pokémon, while Gallade is effective against Normal-, Rock- and Ice-type Pokémon.

Both Pokémon are weak against Dark- and Ghost-type moves, whereas Gardevoir is also weak against Metal- and Bug-type attacks. Gallade, on the other hand, is weak against Flying- and Psychic-type moves.

Conclusion

In the end, it all comes down to your personal preferences. If you want a more attacking team, Gallade is definitely your pick because it is more diverse in that aspect. On the other hand, Gardevoir is one of the most powerful defenders in the game, and having it in your team is definitely going to increase your chances of victory. In the end, you simply have to balance out your team and you’re done.