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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.

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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 her 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.

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

StatsBase StatsMin-MinMaxMax+Min-MinMaxMax+HP68143 175 277 340 Attack657685117128149166229251Defense657685117128149166229251Special Attack125130145177194257286349383Special Defense1151211369010013619212392Speed

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:

  • Synchronize: 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.


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.

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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. wr. Acc. PP1Dazzling GleamFairySpecial80100% 101MoonblastFairySpecial95100% 151Misty TerrainFairyStatus – 101Healing% WishPsychicStatus – 101CharmFairyStatus-100%% 201GrowlNormalStatus-100% 401Disarming VoiceFairySpecial40-% 151Double TeamNormalStatus -% 151ConfusionPsychicSpecial50100% 25Evo.Dazzling GleamFairySpecial80100% 109HypnosisPsychicStatus-60% 2012Draining KissFairySpecial50100% 1015TeleportPsychicStatus -% 2018PsybeamPsychicSpecial65100%2023Life DewWaterStatus——%1028WishNormalStatus——%1035Calm MindPsychicStatus——%2042PsychicPsychicSpecial90100%1049Heal PulsePsychicStatus——%1056tureDreamScial63Psychic100%10SightPsychicSpecialPsychicSpecial10%10


TM Move Type Cat. wr. Acc. PP TM00Mega PunchNormalPhysical8085% 20TM01Mega KickNormalPhysical12075% 5TM03Fire PunchFirePhysical75100% 15TM04Ice PunchIcePhysical75100% 15TM05Thunder PunchElectricPhysical75100% 15TM08Hyper BeamNormalSpecial15090% 5TM09Giga ImpactNormalPhysical15090% 5TM10Magical LeafGrassSpecial60-% 20TM14Thunder WaveElectricStatus-90% 20TM17Light ScreenPsychicStatus -% 30TM18ReflectPsychicStatus – 20TM19SafeguardNormalStatus% – 25TM21RestPsychicStatus% -% 10TM23ThiefDarkPhysical60100% 25TM24SnoreNormalSpecial50100% 15TM25ProtectNormalStatus -% 10TM27Icy WindIceSpecial5595% 15TM29CharmFairyStatus-100% 20TM31AttractNormalStatus-100% 15TM33Rain DanceWaterStatus – 5TM34Sunny% DayFireStatus -% 5TM38Will-o-WispFireStatus-85% 15TM39FacadeNormalPhysical70100% 20TM40SwiftNormalSpecial60-% 20TM41Helping HandNormalStatus -% 20TM44ImprisonPsychicStatus -% 10TM59FlingDarkPhysical —100%10TM60Power SwapPsychicStatus——%10TM61Guard SwapPsychicStatus——%10TM70Trick RoomPsychicStatus——%5TM71Wonder RoomPsychicStatus——%10TM72Magic RoomPsychicSt atus -% 10TM76RoundNormalSpecial60100% 15TM87Draining KissFairySpecial50100% 10TM89Misty TerrainFairyStatus -% 10TM91Psychic TerrainPsychicStatus -% 10TM92Mystical FireFireSpecial75100% 10TR01Body SlamNormalPhysical85100% 15TR08ThunderboltElectricSpecial90100% 15TR11PsychicPsychicSpecial90100% 10TR20SubstituteNormalStatus -% 10TR25PsyshockPsychicSpecial80100% 10TR26EndureNormalStatus -% 10TR27Sleep TalkNormalStatus -% 10TR30EncoreNormalStatus-100% 5TR33Shadow BallGhostSpecial80100 % 15TR34Future SightPsychicSpecial120100% 10TR37TauntDarkStatus-100% 20TR38TrickPsychicStatus-100% 10TR40Skill SwapPsychicStatus -% 10TR42Hyper VoiceNormalSpecial90100% 10TR49Calm MindPsychicStatus -% 20TR64Focus BlastFightingSpecial12070% 5TR65Energy BallGrassSpecial90100% 10TR69Zen HeadbuttPsychicPhysical8090% 15TR77Grass KnotGrassSpecial-100% 20TR82Stored PowerPsychicSpecial20100% 10TR83Ally SwitchPsychicStatus -% 15TR92Dazzling GleamFairySpecial80100% 10

By transfer from another generation

Move Type Cat. wr. Acc. PP Captivate × NormalStatus-100% 20Charge BeamElectricSpecial5090% 10ConfideNormalStatus -% 20Defense CurlNormalStatus – 40Double%-EdgeNormalPhysical120100% 15Echoed VoiceNormalSpecial40100% 15Flash × NormalStatus-100% 20Frustration × NormalPhysical-100% 20HeadbuttNormalPhysical70100% 15Heal BellNormalStatus -% 5Hidden Power × NormalSpecial60100% 15Laser FocusNormalStatus——%30Lucky Chant ×NormalStatus——%30Magic CoatPsychicStatus——%15MimicNormalStatus——%10Mud-SlapGroundSpecial20100%10Natural Gift ×NormalPhysical—100%15Nightmare ×GhostsyStatus——%10NormalStatusSplit—%20NormalPaych —%10Return ×NormalPhysical—100%20Secret Power ×NormalPhysical70100%20Shock WaveElectricSpecial60—%20Signal Beam ×BugSpecial75100%15SingNormalStatus—55%15Snatch ×DarkStatus——%10SwaggerNormalStatuschronicSpecial—%15Specialus%15 15ToxicPoisonStatus—90%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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