Gardevoir: Best Moveset, Weaknesses & Counters, Stats, and Evolution

Gardevoir Pokémon: Stats, Evolution, Best Moveset, Weaknesses & Counters

The world of Pokémon has been a growing phenomenon since 1996, when the first pair of video games came out in stores. Today, there are almost 900 individual Pokémon identified by the PokéDex and in this article, we are going to tell you everything you need to know about one of them – Gardevoir.

Gardevoir is a dual-type Psychic/Fairy Pokémon introduced in Generation III of the core video games. It is the second and variant evolution form of Ralts and Kirlia, both introduced in Generation III; the second variant is Gallade, introduced in Generation IV. Budew first evolves into Kirlia, which, in turn, can evolve into Gardevoir or Gallade. It is weak only to Poison-, Ghost-, and Steel-type moves, and is super effective against Dragon-, Dark-, Ghost-, Poison-, and Fighting-type Pokémon. It is not immune to any moves.

In this article, we are going to tell you all the information you’ll need if you want to breed a Gardevoir in any of the games. You’ll find out about its type, its powers, its strengths and weaknesses, its evolutions, and its moves. We’re going to focus on both the core games, as well as other popular video games based on the Pokémon franchise.

Best moveset

Gardevoir: Best Moveset, Weaknesses & Counters, Stats, and Evolution

In the Pokémon GO videogame, the best moves for your Gardevoir are Confusion and Psychic if you’re battling Pokémon in Gyms. Namely, this moveset gives you the highest total DPS and is, likewise, the best moveset for PVP battles. The official description for Confusion reveals the following: “The target is hit by a weak telekinetic force. This may also confuse the target”; as for Psychic, the attack is described as follows: “The target is hit with a strong telekinetic force to inflict damage. This may also lower the target’s defensive stats.”

Weaknesses and Counters

As a dual Fairy- and Psychic-type Pokémon, Gardevoir is weak against Poison-, Ghost-, and Steel-type moves, and is super effective against Dragon-, Dark-, Ghost-, Poison-, and Fighting-type Pokémon. It is immune to Dragon-type moves, and resistant to Fighting- and Psychic-type moves. It receives normal damage from Normal-, Flying-, Ground-, Rock-, Bug-, Fire-, Water-, Grass-, Electric-, Ice-, Dark-, Fairy-type moves.

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Stats

Gardevoir’s Stats, based on the most recent available data, are:

StatsBase StatsMin-MinMaxMax+Min-MinMaxMax+
HP68143 175 277 340 
Attack657685117128149166229251
Defense657685117128149166229251
Special Attack125130145177194257286349383
Special Defense115121135167183239266329361
Speed8090100132145176196259284

In Pokémon GO, Gardevoir has a Base Stamina of 169, a Base Attack of 237, and a Base Defense of 195.

As for its abilities, they are:

  • Synchronise: The attacker will receive the same status condition if it inflicts a burn, poison, or paralysis to the Pokémon. (or)
  • Trace: When it enters a battle, the Pokémon copies an opposing Pokémon’s Ability.
  • Telepathy: Anticipates an ally’s attack and dodges it. (Hidden Ability)
  • Pixilate: Normal-type moves become Fairy-type moves. The power of those moves is boosted a little. (Mega Ability)

Evolutions

Gardevoir was first introduced in Generation III as the second and final evolution of Ralts. Ralts first evolves into Kirlia, staring at Level 20, and then into Gardevoir, starting at Level 30. Gardevoir can also Mega Evolve into Mega Gardevoir when exposed to the Gardevoirite during battle.

Gardevoir: Best Moveset, Weaknesses & Counters, Stats, and Evolution

In Pokémon GO, Gardevoir is also obtained by first evolving Ralts into Kirlia, for which you need 25 Ralts Candy, and after that, Kirlia to Gardevoir, for which you need 100 Ralts Candy. Mega Gardevoir is not yet available in the game.

Moves

As of Generation VIII, the movies that Gardevoir can learn are:

  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Gardevoir
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Gardevoir
  • × indicates a move that cannot be used in Generation VIII

By leveling up

 Level  Move  Type  Cat.  Pwr.  Acc.  PP
1Dazzling GleamFairySpecial80100%10
1MoonblastFairySpecial95100%15
1Misty TerrainFairyStatus—%10
1Healing WishPsychicStatus—%10
1CharmFairyStatus100%20
1GrowlNormalStatus100%40
1Disarming VoiceFairySpecial40—%15
1Double TeamNormalStatus—%15
1ConfusionPsychicSpecial50100%25
Evo.Dazzling GleamFairySpecial80100%10
9HypnosisPsychicStatus60%20
12Draining KissFairySpecial50100%10
15TeleportPsychicStatus—%20
18PsybeamPsychicSpecial65100%20
23Life DewWaterStatus—%10
28WishNormalStatus—%10
35Calm MindPsychicStatus—%20
42PsychicPsychicSpecial90100%10
49Heal PulsePsychicStatus—%10
56Dream EaterPsychicSpecial100100%15
63Future SightPsychicSpecial120100%10

By TM

 TM  Move  Type  Cat.  Pwr.  Acc.  PP 
TM00Mega PunchNormalPhysical8085%20
TM01Mega KickNormalPhysical12075%5
TM03Fire PunchFirePhysical75100%15
TM04Ice PunchIcePhysical75100%15
TM05Thunder PunchElectricPhysical75100%15
TM08Hyper BeamNormalSpecial15090%5
TM09Giga ImpactNormalPhysical15090%5
TM10Magical LeafGrassSpecial60—%20
TM14Thunder WaveElectricStatus90%20
TM17Light ScreenPsychicStatus—%30
TM18ReflectPsychicStatus—%20
TM19SafeguardNormalStatus—%25
TM21RestPsychicStatus—%10
TM23ThiefDarkPhysical60100%25
TM24SnoreNormalSpecial50100%15
TM25ProtectNormalStatus—%10
TM27Icy WindIceSpecial5595%15
TM29CharmFairyStatus100%20
TM31AttractNormalStatus100%15
TM33Rain DanceWaterStatus—%5
TM34Sunny DayFireStatus—%5
TM38Will-O-WispFireStatus85%15
TM39FacadeNormalPhysical70100%20
TM40SwiftNormalSpecial60—%20
TM41Helping HandNormalStatus—%20
TM44ImprisonPsychicStatus—%10
TM59FlingDarkPhysical100%10
TM60Power SwapPsychicStatus—%10
TM61Guard SwapPsychicStatus—%10
TM70Trick RoomPsychicStatus—%5
TM71Wonder RoomPsychicStatus—%10
TM72Magic RoomPsychicStatus—%10
TM76RoundNormalSpecial60100%15
TM87Draining KissFairySpecial50100%10
TM89Misty TerrainFairyStatus—%10
TM91Psychic TerrainPsychicStatus—%10
TM92Mystical FireFireSpecial75100%10
TR01Body SlamNormalPhysical85100%15
TR08ThunderboltElectricSpecial90100%15
TR11PsychicPsychicSpecial90100%10
TR20SubstituteNormalStatus—%10
TR25PsyshockPsychicSpecial80100%10
TR26EndureNormalStatus—%10
TR27Sleep TalkNormalStatus—%10
TR30EncoreNormalStatus100%5
TR33Shadow BallGhostSpecial80100%15
TR34Future SightPsychicSpecial120100%10
TR37TauntDarkStatus100%20
TR38TrickPsychicStatus100%10
TR40Skill SwapPsychicStatus—%10
TR42Hyper VoiceNormalSpecial90100%10
TR49Calm MindPsychicStatus—%20
TR64Focus BlastFightingSpecial12070%5
TR65Energy BallGrassSpecial90100%10
TR69Zen HeadbuttPsychicPhysical8090%15
TR77Grass KnotGrassSpecial100%20
TR82Stored PowerPsychicSpecial20100%10
TR83Ally SwitchPsychicStatus—%15
TR92Dazzling GleamFairySpecial80100%10

By transfer from another generation

 Move  Type  Cat.  Pwr.  Acc.  PP 
Captivate ×NormalStatus100%20
Charge BeamElectricSpecial5090%10
ConfideNormalStatus—%20
Defense CurlNormalStatus—%40
Double-EdgeNormalPhysical120100%15
Echoed VoiceNormalSpecial40100%15
Flash ×NormalStatus100%20
Frustration ×NormalPhysical100%20
HeadbuttNormalPhysical70100%15
Heal BellNormalStatus—%5
Hidden Power ×NormalSpecial60100%15
Laser FocusNormalStatus—%30
Lucky Chant ×NormalStatus—%30
Magic CoatPsychicStatus—%15
MimicNormalStatus—%10
Mud-SlapGroundSpecial20100%10
Natural Gift ×NormalPhysical100%15
Nightmare ×GhostStatus100%15
Pain SplitNormalStatus—%20
Psych UpNormalStatus—%10
RecycleNormalStatus—%10
Return ×NormalPhysical100%20
Secret Power ×NormalPhysical70100%20
Shock WaveElectricSpecial60—%20
Signal Beam ×BugSpecial75100%15
SingNormalStatus55%15
Snatch ×DarkStatus—%10
SwaggerNormalStatus85%15
Synchronoise ×PsychicSpecial120100%10
Telekinesis ×PsychicStatus—%15
TormentDarkStatus100%15
ToxicPoisonStatus90%10

In Pokémon GO, Gardevoir can learn Confusion, Charge Beam, and Charm as Fast Attacks, and Psychic, Dazzling Gleam, Shadow Ball, Synchronoise, Frustration, and Return as Charged Attacks. Some of these attacks depend on when you caught and evolved your Gardevoir, as they are event-only attacks.

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