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Nature: Brave
Ability: Steadfast
Psycho Cut
Night Slash
Stone Edge
Drain Punch

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Nature: Modest
Ability: Trace
Dream Eater
Focus Blast
Shadow Ball

Please suggest if there is a way I can add more coverage and if the moves and items I have chosen are correct.


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I'm not sure if you're asking about these two Pokemon separately or as a duo?

As a pair, they both have a x2 Ghost weakness, very low defence stat and Gallade is still x1 against Bug and Dark moves. I wouldn't suggest using them as a pair, since they don't synergise well.

Individually, I would give them the following movesets:

Gallade @ Life Orb
Ability: Steadfast
EVs: 200 HP, 252 Atk, 56 Def
Nature: Brave
- Night Slash
- Drain Punch
- Ice Punch/ Psycho Cut/ Stone Edge (coverage move of your choice)
- Swords Dance

You can choose Bulk Up > Swords Dance, depending on if you wanted some extra defence boost as well. Stone Edge will deal with Flying types, but also Bug types like Volcarona, and also have the benefit of being non-contact, so Flame Body won't activate. Low accuracy though, so Ice Punch would be the better option against flying types.

Night Slash is the only option for your already existing Gallade; Shadow Sneak is my preference because of the +1 priority, but bulky Gallade can take a few hits.

Gardevoir @ Choice Specs/ Scarf
Ability: Trace
EVs: 252 Sp. Atk, 252 Speed
Nature: Modest
- Psychic
- Shadow Ball
- Focus Blast
- Trick/ Thunderbolt

I'd recommend the choice offensive set for Gardevoir. Psychic for STAB, Shadowball & Focus Blast for coverage, and either Trick to mess up an opponent's set & free up Gardevoir's moveset, or Thunderbolt for more coverage.

Life Orb is not fantastic for Gardevoir since it cannot learn a reliable recovery move. Gallade has Drain Punch, so Life Orb is more viable.

Taking synergy into account, I would recommend Scarfty as a partner for Gardevoir. Bug is x1 for Scrafty, Dark is x1/4 and Ghost is x1/2, and its Fighting weakness is covered by Gardevoir. It's a UU Pokemon though, and Gardevoir is really only good in RU. Spiritomb is another option to cover Gardevoir's weaknesses, but I rarely use it, so I can't give too much advice on that.

As for Gallade... there's not really anything that covers its Ghost & Flying weaknesses (except Helioptile...). I would recommend Motor Drive Electrivire, since it's a decently fast RU Pokemon, covers Gallade's flying weakness, and Gallade has Shadow Sneak to cover its Ghost weakness.

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I think Night Slash is OK. Better power and there is a difference of only a few pokemon in terms of coverage.
Thanks for the suggestion on Gardevoir and the synergy usage.
Oh your natures were ideal for both Pokemon, so I thought this was Showdown.

In that case, Night Slash is the only option for coverage. Shadow Sneak is probably better because Gallade is so slow.
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Well, the Hypnosis and Dream eater strategy sucks. It was a great idea but hypnosis accuracy isn't very good.

Try this moveset.


Choice Scarf.

  • Signal Beam. (Grass, Psychic, Dark)
  • Psychic (Fighting, Poison)
  • Focus Blast (Normal, Rock, Ice, Dark, Steel)
  • Energy Ball (Water, Ground, Rock)

Lum Berry / Choice Band

  • Psycho Cut (Fighting, Poison)
  • Leaf Blade/Night Slash (Leaf blade = Water, Rock, Ground) (Night Slash = Psychic, Ghost)
  • Stone Edge (Fire, Ice, Flying, Bug)
  • Drain Punch (Normal, Ice, Rock, Dark, Steel)

This is a great coverage.

Hope I helped