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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 (12/20)

December 20 Update

Gardevoir Move Changes (December 20)
Moonblast Image
• Cooldown lengthened from 6s → 7s.
Psyshock Image
• Damage dealt to opposing Pokemon decreased from 4362 → 3918 (-11%)
Future Sight Image
Future Sight
• Fixed camera movement bugs.

Gardevoir Previous Move Patches

Stat Updates Ralts: Level at Pokemon evolves changed to 5. Kirilia: Level at which move is learned changed to 9 Gardevoir is now playable

Standard Attack (Boosted Attack) Fixed a bug affecting this move's damage. Fixed a bug where enhanced attacks did not lower the opponent's Pokemon's Special Defense.

Psychic Level learned changed from lv. 8 to lv. 7. Psychic +: Level learned changed from lv. 14 to lv. 13 Added the effect of lowering the Special Defense of the hit opponent's Pokemon. This move's effect has been strengthened. Damage dealt increased from 1893 to 2384. (+26%). Cooldown reduced from 7s to 6s (4s for Psychic +).

Future Sight Fixed camera movement bugs. Level learned changed from lv. 6 to lv. 5. Future Sight +: Level learned changed from lv. 12 to lv. 11

Psyshock Damage dealt to opposing Pokemon decreased 4362 to 3918 (-11%) Level learned changed from lv. 6 to lv. 5. Psyshock +: Level learned changed from lv. 12 to lv. 11 Fixed bugs.

Moonblast Damage dealt to opposing Pokemon decreased 4362 to 3918 (-11%) Level learned changed from lv. 6 to lv. 5. Psyshock +: Level learned changed from lv. 12 to lv. 11 Fixed bugs.

Fairy Singularity Damage dealt to opposing Pokemon decreased 4362 to 3918 (-11%) Level learned changed from lv. 6 to lv. 5. Psyshock +: Level learned changed from lv. 12 to lv. 11 Fixed bugs.

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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Strengths and Weaknesses

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

Best Builds for Gardevoir


Full Sp. Atk. Build

Full Sp. Atk. Build
Moveset Held Items
Battle Item
Item Effects (at Level 30)
Sp. Atk: +102

This is an all-in damage build. Your gameplay should be stunning targets using Moonblast and following up with Psyshock, causing at least two pulses of Psyshock to hit. Use your superior cast range to bombard targets from a safe distance, retreating when they try to get close. You should also try to max out the stat boos from Sp. Atk. Specs as early as possible. Use Teleport when available to try to sneak a goal with small points.

The combination of Choice Specs, Wise Glasses, and Sp.Atk. Specs give the highest Sp. Atk. boost in the game, boosting your moves' damage output drastically, especially when you have maxed out the stat boost from Sp. Atk. Specs.

Eject Button is best choice for your battle item, providing the only means of escaping or repositioning when needed.

Double-Psy Build

Double-Psy Build
Moveset Held Items
Battle Item
Item Effects (at Level 30)
Sp. Atk: +78
Defense: +30
Sp. Def: +30

This is another damage build but with decent defense. Your gameplay is simillar to the previous build, using Psychic instead and following up with Psyshock. The moveset is harder to pull off so you need to aim Psyshock carefully.

Choice Specs and Wise Glasses are your core damage items, giving your moves a decent damage boost. Focus Band is your only defensive item and means of survival, especially in the early-game.

Eject Button remains the best choice for your battle item for the same reason as the previous build.

AoE Burst Build

AoE Burst Build
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Moveset Held Items
Battle Item
Item Effects (at Level 30)
Sp. Atk: +78
Cooldown: -4.50%
Unite Move Charge Rate: +6%

This is a offensive support build for Gardevoir. Your gameplay should be providing long-ranged stuns for your team using Moonblast and following up with Future Sight for more damage, making it easier for your allies to secure kills. Once you upgrade Future Sight, you can now provide constant long-ranged AoE damage using it since its cooldown resets when it hits an enemy. To top it all off, use Fairy Singularity during teamfights to set up kills and win the clash.

Choice Specs and Wise Glasses are your main damage items. Energy Amplifier allows you to use your Unite Move more frequently, especially for teamfights, and gives decent cooldown reduction for your moves.

Eject Button gives you both an offensive and defensive tool and works well with Fairy Singularity, allowing you to set up kills for your team.

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).
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.
Choice Specs.pngChoice Specs Increases the damage of moves by a minimum of (40/50/60) when they hit. The higher the Pokemon's SP. Atk. the more the damage is increased

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 Choice Specs, Wise Glasses, and Sp. Atk. Specs.

Energy Amplifier lets it use its Unite Move more often. Shell Bell's downside is its long cooldown but it partners well with Gardevoir's kit since it has long cooldowns as well.

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 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.

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How to Play Gardevoir

Play Safe Until Level 5

Pokemon UNITE - Gardevoir Farming Wild Pokemon Near Goal Zone

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 Zone or in Grass

Pokemon UNITE - Gardevoir Fighting Near Goal Zone

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.

Utilize Your Moves' Long Range

Pokemon UNITE - Gardevoir Defeating Cramorant Using Future Sight

Since Gardevoir is a fragile Pokemon, it's best to utilize your moves' long cast range and deal damage from a safe distance, especially during fights. Try to stay behind tanky allies like Snorlax and let them soak the damage while you use your moves from afar.

Steal Boss Pokemon

Pokemon UNITE - Gardevoir Stealing Drednaw Using Future Sight

Another use for Gardevoir's long cast range is stealing boss Pokemon like Drednaw from your enemies. The best moves you can use for stealing are either Psyshock or Future Sight.

Double Boosted Attacks with Teleport

Pokemon UNITE - Gardevoir Activating Teleport to Boost Attack

Maximizing what damage you can do 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

Pokemon UNITE - Gardevoir Positioning Psyshock

Psyshock is 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 moves by 1 second per hit, so maximizing its duration is a must for mastering Gardevoir.

Abilities Can Be Cast While Using Psyshock

Pokemon UNITE - Gardevoir Using Fairy Singularity

Psyshock's additional AoEs are also not canceled 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

Pokemon UNITE - Gardevoir Using Psyshock Without Getting Interrupted

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

Pokemon UNITE - Gardevoir Using Future Sight to Set Up Combos

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 Start Team Fights or Trap Enemies

Pokemon UNITE - Gardevoir Activating Unite Move at Zapdos

Since Fairy Singularity draws in enemies in the affected area, it is a great set up 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. Use it in situations where teams clash in goal zones or when taking on objectives.

Gardevoir Combos

Double Boosted Attack

Double Boosted Attack
Standard Attack IconTeleport IconStandard Attack IconConfusion Icon
Pokemon UNITE - Gardevoir Double Boosted Attack
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

Psy Combo
Psyshock IconPsychic Icon
Pokemon UNITE - Gardevoir Psy Combo
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
AbsolBlastoiseGengarGreedentLucarioMachampMamoswineMr. MimeSylveonTsareenaVenusaurZeraora
Fair Matchup
Alolan NinetalesBlisseyCharizardCinderaceCrustleDragoniteGreninjaPikachuSnorlaxTalonflameWigglytuff
Good Matchup
CramorantDecidueyeEldegossGarchompMr. MimeSlowbro

✘ : Counter | = : Even | : Advantageous
1. The chart is based on our own experience playing Gardevoir.
2. Pokemon within each tier are unordered
3. 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 Gardevoir 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 Dragonite Image

Stunners are Gardevoir's ultimate weakness. 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

Susceptible to Getting Nuked

Susceptible to Getting Nuked
Cramorant Image Eldegoss Image Garchomp Image Mr. Mime Image Decidueye Image

These Pokemon put themselves at risk of getting nuked by Gardevioir either because they need to get close or are fragile by nature. It doesn't help that Gardevoir has impressive range, so it will be hard for these Pokemon to get close without suffering massive HP loss.

Durable but Gets Shredded by Burst Damage

Durable but Gets Shredded by Burst Damage
Slowbro Image

Slowbro's high durability is still no match for Gardevoir's high burst damage nukes.

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 Sightor 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

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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: 6s/4s (upgraded)
Total Damage: 1224 (Lv. 8) / 2384 (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 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: 1578 (Lv. 6) / 3918 (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. 5)
(Lv. 9)

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 3596 52 41 154
6 3689 56 44 182
7 3801 61 48 189
8 3935 67 53 197
9 4408 88 70 224
10 4601 97 77 235
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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      A bit late, but could I join? I’m relatively new to masters, but I play Snorlax, Eldegoss and Dragonite decently well. My trainer code is KTRH0GF and my discord is IDunno#2708 (y’know, just in case).

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      Cuz it isn't good and that's what many people think. It also takes his only mobility move he has

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