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The best guide on how to play Gardevoir in Pokemon UNITE for Nintendo Switch and Mobile. Check here for the best builds, Held and Battle items, movesets, as well as the latest nerfs, buffs, counters, matchups, and more!

Gardevoir Latest Nerfs & Buffs

Update Patch Notes (8/18)

Gardevoir Move Changes
Standard Attack Image
Standard Attack
• Fixed a bug where boosted attacks did not lower the opponent's Pokemon's Special Defense.
Psychic Image
• Added the effect of lowering the Special Defense of the hit opponent's Pokemon.

Gardevoir Basic Info

Tier Rating: B Rank Icon

Role: Attacker
Attack Type: Ranged
Damage Type: Special
Difficulty: Intermediate
"Gardevoir strikes its opponents from far away with its mysterious psychic power. It has a lot of moves with unique movements, but they are very powerful when used effectively."

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Gardevoir Best Lanes

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Tips & Strategies for Every Lane

Strengths and Weaknesses

Strengths Weaknesses
✔︎ Amazing AoE damage
✔︎ Solid attack range
✔︎ Insanely strong Unite Move
✖︎ Fragile
✖︎ Weak early game

Best Builds for Gardevoir


AoE Damage Build

Moveset Held Items
Battle Item

This build focuses on abusing Psyshock and Psychic's intense damage over an area. Using Psychic slows down your opponents allowing you time to target your opponents with Psyshock for three consecutive hits leading to massive damage on all the opponents trapped in Psyshock's circle.

Burst Damage Build

Moveset Held Items
Battle Item

This build focuses on single damage burst over an area using Future Sight. The danger with that is the near 1 second delay leaving you open for counters. Follow Future Sight up with Moonblast to stun the nearest enemy and allows Gardevoir to jump back a bit to allow you to escape while the blast of Future Sight hits the enemies. This build can withstand a being a bit more aggressive by virtue of its Buddy Barrier.

Unite Move CDR Build

Moveset Held Items
Battle Item

This build works essentially like previous one but with a different set up. This focuses on its Unite Move as opposed to its main combo. Open up fights using your Unite Move than bombard that area with Future Sight and Moonblast.

Triple Shot Damage Build

Moveset Held Items
Battle Item

Moonblast stuns the nearest enemy and moves you back giving you space to use Psyshock. You can easily get two shots with Psyshock on the stunned enemy before it can move. But, if you're quick enough, you can basically shave off at least 60-70% of a single target's HP with this combo, leaving the enemy open for the finishing kill from your teammates.

Gardevoir Best Items & Moveset

Best Held Items

Item Description
Sp. Atk. Specs.pngSp. Atk. Specs When the Pokemon scores a goal, its Sp. Attack increases by (8/12/16).
Score Shield.pngScore Shield While the Pokemon is attempting to score a goal, it is granted a shield equal to (5/7.5/10)% of its max HP and its goals cannot be interrupted while it is shielded.
Energy Amplifier.pngEnergy Amplifier After the Pokemon uses its Unite Move, the damage the Pokemon deals is increased by (7/14/21)% for a short time.
Wise Glasses.pngWise Glasses Increases Sp Attack by (3/5/7)%.
Shell Bell.pngShell Bell Recovers a minimum of (45/60/75) HP when a move hits an enemy. You will recover more HP if your Sp Attack stat is higher.

Held Item Tier List: Best Items to Equip
Gardevoir's focal use in battle is damage so it makes sense it has damage increasing moves in Shell Bell, Wise Glasses, and Sp. Atk. Specs.

Energy Amplifier lets it use its Unite Move more often while Score Shield synergizes well with Sp. Atk. Specs, whenever you attempt to score a goal.

Best Battle Items

Item Description
Eject Button.pngEject Button Makes your Pokemon move quickly in the specified direction.

With its fragile defenses, Gardevoir needs a quick escape from battles that's not going to its favor. Eject Button is your go to escape tool since Gardevoir has no mobility skills to speak of.

Best Moveset

Move Description
Moonblast ImageMoonblast Has the user let out a blast forward while moving back to create a distance. When move's blast hits, it deals damage to opposing to pposing Pokemon in a cone and leaves the opposing Pokemon closest to the user unable to act for a short time
Upgrade: Also grants the user a shield when this move is used.
Future Sight ImageFuture Sight Sets a delayed explosion in an area. When the explosion hits an opposing Pokemon, it reduces this move's cooldown.
Upgrade: Resets the move's cooldown when the explosion hits an opponent

This moveset is a perfect and safe combo to execute. Lay out Future Sight and then quickly unleash Moonblast to stunlock an opponent in place while allowing Gardevoir to create some space between it and its opponents. Watch then as Future Sight explodes underneath them for some hefty damage.

How to Play Gardevoir

Play Safe Until Level 8

Gardevoir Early Farm
Gardevoir is an attacker reaching their potential in mid to late game, similar to Cinderace. Due to this, she suffers from an extremely weak early game. Stay away from enemies and only try to help out with poke from your Confusion.

Play Near Your Goal Posts or in Grass

Gardevoir Early Safe Farm
During the early game where Gardevoir is weakest, enemy Speedsters and All-Rounders will try to abuse this by being aggressive. Avoid extending in the main lanes and safely farm near your Goal Posts or in grass. Unless you have ample back up, or can confirm a KO, be prepared to use Teleport defensively. Otherwise, attack from long distances if your allies are fighting.

Double Boosted Attacks with Teleport

Maximizing what damage you can is essential to help your team during the laning phase. Since Teleport boosts the next basic attack, hitting the opponent with boosted attack then teleporting for another boosted attack allows you to surprise enemies with a small amount of Burst. Follow this up with Confusion for more damage.

Psyshock Can Be Aimed While Moving

psyshock channel chase
Psyshock a unique skill that fires 3 AoEs that can be aimed while moving so make sure to reposition while using this skill to maximize its damage. It also reduces the cooldown of both your R skill and ZR skill by 1 second per hit so maximizing its duration is a must for mastering Gardevoir.

Abilities Can Be Cast While Using Psyshock

Black Hole Combo
Psyshock's additional AoEs are also not cancelled by using different abilities. This allows you to use Psychic while in the middle of Psyshock or nuke enemies with Fairy Singularity.

Psyshock Persists Through Crowd Control

psyshock interrupt
Normally interrupting a channeling move will cancel it. However, this Psyshock is not interrupted by any form of CC after being cast. Make sure to use this against enemies with disables like Slowpoke or Pikachu so you can keep up the damage while being unable to move.

Use Moonblast to set up Future Sight

Future Sight Nuke
Future Sight's delayed explosion can be tricky to aim but it deals a massive amount of damage if it hits. Partner it with Moonblast to stun enemies or Fairy Singularity to drag them in to ensure your Future Sight connects.

Use Fairy Singularity to Engage Team Fights or Trap Enemies

Since Fairy Singularity draws in enemies it is a great set up for for team fights allowing the rest of your team ample chance to use their Unite Moves or high damage abilities on as many targets as possible.

Gardevoir Combos

Double Boosted Attack

Insane Burst Combo
Standard Attack IconTeleport IconStandard Attack IconConfusion Icon
This is Gardevoir's early game nuke combo. It does extremely minor damage but the double boosted attack will shred a decent amount of Sp. Defense to your target which is what this combo is all about. The Confusion nuke also helps a bit more of damage.

Psy Combo

Insane Burst Combo
Psyshock IconPsychic Icon
This is Gardevoir's main dueling tool. It has considerable range and is great for kiting or chasing fleeing enemies. You can also cast Psychic mid-cast of Psyshock for a smoother combo. Don't forget to aim the subsequent hits of Psyshock as it follows Gardevoir's position. Move yourself to ensure that the following attack hits the enemy!

Matchups & Counters for Gardevoir

Gardevoir Matchups

Hard Counter
AbsolBlastoiseGengarLucarioMachampMr. MimeZeraora
Fair Matchup
Alolan NinetalesBlisseyCharizardCinderaceCrustleGreninjaPikachuSnorlaxTalonflameVenusaurWigglytuff
Good Matchup
CramorantEldegossGarchompMr. MimeSlowbro

⮿ : Counter | = : Even | : Advantageous
1. The chart is based on our own experience playing Gardevoir.
3. Pokemon within each tier are unordered
4. Any Pokemon not shown here are still under investigation.

Counter with Huge Damage Bursts

Gardevoir has some nifty tricks up her sleeve but has some fragile defenses as well. A single well-timed combo and some follow-up auto-attacks will make short work of Gardevoir. Gengar's Sludge Bomb-Hex combo as well as Blastoise's Rapid Spin-Hydro Pump combo are excellent examples here.

Best Counters

Pokemon Explanation
Blastoise ImageBlastoise Rating: ★★★★★
Blastoise becomes immune to hindrances with Rapid Spin and allows it to safely close the distance against Gardevoir. Couple that with Hydro Pump or Water Spout, Gardevoir is sure to fall within a matter of seconds.
Absol ImageAbsol Rating: ★★★★
Absol's critical hits and Gardevoir's lackluster defenses are a bad combination. Absol can quickly whittle down Gardevoir's HP before it can even mount an effective counter.
Gengar ImageGengar Rating: ★★★
Gengar's dreaded Sludge Bomb-Hex combo applies well here. While Gengar is sure to receive some hurting too, Gardevoir has little to no escape moves to counter Gengar's burst combo.
Lucario ImageLucario Rating: ★★★★
Lucario has some excellent mobility moves that allow it to chase down Gardevoir. A few moves should be all it takes to bring down this fairy.

Even Matchups

Even matchups are always a matter of skill, luck and timing. Here are some tips to help push Garchomp ahead against other Pokemon on equal footing.

Know Your Build

Depending on your build, Gardevoir can be a single-target or an AoE attacker. If you are equipped with Psyshock, then, its safe to engage multiple enemies in as long as you have the surprise advantage (by hiding in the grass, for example)

However, Future Sight and Moonblast are basically one-on-one moves and is only recommended when Gardevoir has a sure advantage against an opponent.

Avoid Stunners

Pokemon with Stun
Pikachu Image Snorlax Image Crustle Image

Stunners are one of Gardevoir's ultimate weaknesses. While Gardevoir can still use Psyshock while Stunned, it does not allow it to escape the onslaught its opponents will wail on him. Wait for the stunners to exhaust their moves, then, counter right back with your own stun/slow moves.

Best Matchups for Gardevoir

The best matchups for Gardevoir are those that have no way of preventing its nuking combos.

Pokemon Explanation
Eldegoss ImageEldegoss Gardevoir is a nightmare matchup for Eldegoss as the only thing it can do against it is wait for Gardevoir to finish it off. Its heals are not enough to mitigate the damage Gardevoir can cause especially when timed with Fairy Singularity.
Cramorant ImageCramorant Cramorant's main problem is that while they are even in most skills, Cramorant's true strength is its Unite Move. However, that move roots it in place, making it easy picking for Gardevoir.
Mr. Mime ImageMr. Mime Mr. Mime's melee range and lack of offensive moves dooms it against Gardevoir. It will suffer significant damage before it can even get near to Gardevoir. By then, Gardevoir only needs to auto-attack Mr. Mime to finish it off.

Best Teammates for Gardevoir

Pokemon Explanation
Crustle ImageCrustle Maximize damage output by trapping opponents
Crustle's Rock Tomb will prevent opponents from running away allowing Gardevoir to use Future Sight or Psyshock to its full effect.
Alolan Ninetales ImageAlolan Ninetales Boost defenses and attack at the same time.
Similar to Crustle's Rock Tomb, Alolan Ninetales can trap opponents from leaving your area of control using Avalanche. The bonus is Alolan Ninetales can boost your defenses allowing Gardevoir to deal more damage.

Gardevoir Moves

Move Slot 1 (R)

Confusion ImageConfusion
(Lv. 1 or 3)
Move Type: Ranged
Damage Type: Special
Cooldown: 4.5s
Total Damage: 382 (Lv. 3)
Shoots a psychic blast forward, dealing damage to enemy Pokemon hit.
Psychic ImagePsychic
(Lv. 8)
Upgrade Lv. 14
Move Type: Ranged
Damage Type: Special
Cooldown: 7s
Total Damage: 952 (Lv. 8) / 1839 (Lv. 15)
Fires psychic energy that explodes after hitting an opposing Pokemon or traveling its maximum distance, dealing damage. Leaves a field of psychic energy that deals damage over time to opposing Pokemon in the area of effect and decreases their movement speed for a short time.
Upgrade: Reduces this move's cooldown.
Moonblast ImageMoonblast
(Lv. 8)
Upgrade Lv. 14
Move Type: Ranged
Damage Type: Special
Cooldown: 6s
Total Damage: 703 (Lv. 8) / 1359 (Lv. 15)
Has the user let out a blast forward while moving back to create a distance. When move's blast hits, it deals damage to opposing to pposing Pokemon in a cone and leaves the opposing Pokemon closest to the user unable to act for a short time
Upgrade: Also grants the user a shield when this move is used.

Move Slot 2 (ZR)

Teleport ImageTeleport
(Lv. 1 or 3)
Move Type: Dash
Damage Type: Special
Cooldown: 11s
Total Damage: (Lv. 3)
Has the user warp to the designated area, boosting the next basic attack after warping.
Psyshock ImagePsyshock
(Lv. 6)
Upgrade Lv. 12
Move Type: Area
Damage Type: Special
Cooldown: 10s
Total Damage: 1998 (Lv. 6) / 4362 (Lv. 15)
Attacks the designated location three times. This move's cooldown is reduced each time one of these attacks hits an opposing Pokemon.
Upgrade: Also increase the damage this move deals each time one of its attacks.
Future Sight ImageFuture Sight
(Lv. 6)
Upgrade Lv. 12
Move Type: Area
Damage Type: Special
Cooldown: 9s
Total Damage: 1283 (Lv. 6) / 2665 (Lv. 15)
Sets a delayed explosion in an area. When the explosion hits an opposing Pokemon, it reduces this move's cooldown.
Upgrade: Resets the move's cooldown when the explosion hits an opponent

Unite Moves (ZL)

Fairy Singularity ImageFairy Singularity
(Lv. 10)
Move Type: Hindrance
Damage Type: Special
Cooldown: 134s
Total Damage: 2359 (Lv. 10) / 3516 (Lv. 15)
Warps space in the designated area, drawing in opposing Pokemon. Shoves and deals damage to opposing Pokemon the instant warped space disappears.

Standard Attack

Standard Attack Image Standard Attack Becomes a boosted attack with every third attack. The boosted attack gains an area of effect, dealing damage to opposing Pokemon and decreasing their Sp. Def for a short time.

Ability (Passive)

Synchronize ImageSynchronize When an opponent inflicts decreased movement speed or a damage-over-time condition on Gardevoir, the same is inflicted on the opponent. This Ability goes on a 10 sec. cooldown after it's triggered.

Gardevoir Stats & Evolutions

Gardevoir Evolutions

1st Evolution 2nd Evolution Final Evolution
(Lv. 1)
(Lv. 6)
(Lv. 10)

Gardevoir Stats

Level HP Defense Special Defense Attack Damage
1 3200 35 27 134
2 3245 37 29 136
3 3299 39 31 139
4 3363 42 33 142
5 3440 45 36 146
6 3689 56 45 181
7 3801 61 49 188
8 3935 67 54 196
9 4096 74 60 205
10 4601 97 77 234
11 4832 107 85 248
12 5109 119 95 264
13 5442 134 107 284
14 5841 152 121 307
15 6320 174 138 334

Attack Damage is the damage of the Basic Attack as tested against the Training Dummy.

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