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

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.


Gardevoir is a dual-type Fairy/Psychic Pokémon and is the final evolution of Ralts, a Pokémon from Generation III. It was first introduced in Generation III of the video games and holds #282 in the National PokéDex.

Gardevoir is based on a prima ballerina, who is the highest-ranking of a company. Her fine and small features refer to anesama ningyou, traditional Japanese dolls that are characterized by wearing elegant clothes, and her nature to protect her trainer and take care of them, is a reference to guardian angels.

Gardevoir is a human-like Pokémon; it is one of the Pokémon most characterized by its beauty, elegance, and power during combat. Gardevoir’s body is long and slender, with long, slender white legs that are covered by a dress that is also white but green on the inside. Gardevoir has a large head covered in a green hairstyle, a pale white face, and large red eyes.

Gardevoir’s arms are thin, green, and featureless. In addition, it has curious red bumps on its front torso and back that together have the shape of a half heart. Gardevoir has a sense that no other Pokémon has, which is to pick up on its trainer’s feelings so that it can help them in case of danger, regardless of whether the Pokémon’s life is at stake or not. This Pokémon not only protects its trainer, but also its descendants.

Also, Gardevoir’s mood is closely related to his trainer’s, meaning if his trainer is worried or sad, Gardevoir will be too. Conversely, if its trainer is happy or elated, Gardevoir will feel just as well. Its psychic powers are disconcertingly strong thanks to his well-developed brain, which far exceeds that of a human being, so he is also able to see situations that are going to happen in the future.

Using this ability, Gardevoir knows when his trainer will be in danger and will use his psychokinetic energy to avoid any danger. He can create, by manipulating psychokinetic energy, a black hole and use it in battle. In addition, thanks to this energy, he is able to levitate, taking another step in his development, since Kirlia can stand on tiptoe, but cannot hang in the air for long periods of time.

The strength of this Pokémon is extraordinary. He is able to stop a train with just his mind, as he has enormous concentration power and a high IQ, which is why he is highly valued by many trainers. He rarely runs away from his trainer, which only happens when he mistreats him excessively.

The “why” of this Pokémon’s behavior is still unknown. Some people say that she is possibly based on a guardian angel due to her great beauty, grace, immense power, and unwavering willingness to protect her trainer.

In the sixth and seventh generations and only during battles, Gardevoir can Mega Evolve to Mega Gardevoir. In this state, her appearance changes as it seems that her hair changes in terms of its style being shorter and wavy and now she seems to have a kind of queen or gala dress. The pink protuberance or horn on his torso also changes, because where before he had one, he now has two, converging towards the center of his chest. His attack, special attack, special defense, and speed are increased.


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

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

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)

Strengths and Weaknesses

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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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.

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.


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
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations
  • × indicates a move that cannot be used in Generation VIII

By leveling up

 Level  Move  Type  Cat.  Pwr.  Acc.  PP
1Dazzling GleamFairySpecial80100%10
1Misty TerrainFairyStatus—%10
1Healing WishPsychicStatus—%10
1Disarming VoiceFairySpecial40—%15
1Double TeamNormalStatus—%15
Evo.Dazzling GleamFairySpecial80100%10
12Draining KissFairySpecial50100%10
23Life DewWaterStatus—%10
35Calm MindPsychicStatus—%20
49Heal PulsePsychicStatus—%10
56Dream EaterPsychicSpecial100100%15
63Future SightPsychicSpecial120100%10


 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
TM27Icy WindIceSpecial5595%15
TM33Rain DanceWaterStatus—%5
TM34Sunny DayFireStatus—%5
TM41Helping HandNormalStatus—%20
TM60Power SwapPsychicStatus—%10
TM61Guard SwapPsychicStatus—%10
TM70Trick RoomPsychicStatus—%5
TM71Wonder RoomPsychicStatus—%10
TM72Magic RoomPsychicStatus—%10
TM87Draining KissFairySpecial50100%10
TM89Misty TerrainFairyStatus—%10
TM91Psychic TerrainPsychicStatus—%10
TM92Mystical FireFireSpecial75100%10
TR01Body SlamNormalPhysical85100%15
TR27Sleep TalkNormalStatus—%10
TR33Shadow BallGhostSpecial80100%15
TR34Future SightPsychicSpecial120100%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
Defense CurlNormalStatus—%40
Echoed VoiceNormalSpecial40100%15
Flash ×NormalStatus100%20
Frustration ×NormalPhysical100%20
Heal BellNormalStatus—%5
Hidden Power ×NormalSpecial60100%15
Laser FocusNormalStatus—%30
Lucky Chant ×NormalStatus—%30
Magic CoatPsychicStatus—%15
Natural Gift ×NormalPhysical100%15
Nightmare ×GhostStatus100%15
Pain SplitNormalStatus—%20
Psych UpNormalStatus—%10
Return ×NormalPhysical100%20
Secret Power ×NormalPhysical70100%20
Shock WaveElectricSpecial60—%20
Signal Beam ×BugSpecial75100%15
Snatch ×DarkStatus—%10
Synchronoise ×PsychicSpecial120100%10
Telekinesis ×PsychicStatus—%15

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.