Best moveset for Gardevoir in Pokémon Go

What are the best moves?

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It can be hard to pick what Pokémon to use in Pokémon Go when you consider building a PvP team. It can be even more difficult when deciding what Pokémon transformation to go with when you have two options. For Raltz, you have to pick between Gardevoir and Gallade. Both are excellent choices, and having one of each in your collection isn’t a bad idea. For those who pick Gardevoir, you want to consider the best moveset to utilize its potential.

Gardevoir is a Fairy and Psychic-type Pokémon. It’s weak to Ghost, Poison, and Steel-type moves, but it’s resistant and strong to Dragon, Fighting, and Psychic-type attacks. It has a maximum CP of 3,093, an attack of 199, a defense of 165, and stamina of 145. While it may not have the best health, its defenses are decent enough to keep it out, and its better-than-average attack fits its diverse moveset. However, it’s recommended you use the shadow version of Gardevoir, which has an attack of 238, a defense of 138, further boosting it as an overall attacker.

These are all of the moves Gardevoir can learn.

Fast moves

  • Charge Beam (Electric-type) – 5 damage and 3.6 energy (1.6 damage per turn)
  • Charm (Fairy-type) – 16 damage and 2 energy (5.3 damage per turn)
  • Confusion (Psychic-type) – 16 damage and 3 energy (4 damage per turn)

Charge moves

  • Dazzling Gleam (Fairy-type) – 110 damage and 70 energy
  • Psychic (Psychic-type) – 90 damage and 55 energy (10% chance to lower an opponent’s defenses by one rank)
  • Shadow Ball (Ghost-type) – 100 damage and 55 energy
  • Synchronoise (Psychic-type) – 80 damage and 50 energy

Gardevoir has a diverse moveset that makes it an excellent Pokémon to change and modify to fit your needs. For the fast move, you want to focus on using charm. It’s an excellent damage attack, it’s Fairy-type, but the downside is that it has the lowest amount of energy.

When it comes to charge moves, you need to be selective about what you pick to use. Synchronoise should be an automatic choice for anyone looking to use Gardevoir in a PvP battle, so make sure to grab it. Unfortunately, it’s a Community Day move, so it’s pretty tough to get. You’ll need to capture and fully evolve a Raltz on its Community Day, or use an Elite Charged TM.

For the other choice, your best option is to go with shadow ball. It’s a powerful Ghost-type move that does 10 more damage than psychic, and while it does 10 less than dazzling gleam, it costs 15 less energy. Having both shadow ball and synchronoise turns Gardevoir into a powerful attacker, capable of battling most Master League meta choices.

If you decide Gardevoir is exactly what you need for your roster in PvP, consider grabbing a shadow version of it. The downside is removing frustration off of it takes a lot of effort, but if you can manage it, a shadow Gardevoir with a fast move of charm and synchronoise and shadow ball for its charge moves will be amazing in the Master League.