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If you have a good competitive moveset for Gallade, post an answer below and upvote the best ones. Movesets for any of its pre-evolutions can also be shared on this thread.

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Gallade Pokédex and learnset for reference.

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This is basically troll Gallade:

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Trait: Steadfast

EVs:240 HP, 200 Sp. Defense, 64 Speed

Jolly Nature (+Speed -Sp Att)

  • Substitute
  • Bulk Up
  • Drain Punch
  • Ice Punch/Night Slash

This is the Gallade that Fear Itself Fears! xD

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This is the Gallade I fear.
Fear Itself, fears this Gallade.
That's how effective and powerful it is.
Ah my Peanutbutter, making me proud as always.
This should be called the FEAR Gallade. It's so fearsome that even Fear fears it!
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Gen V

Gallade (M) @ Life Orb

Trait: Steadfast

EVs: 252 Atk / 116 SDef / 140 Spd

Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)

  • Shadow Sneak
  • Psycho Cut
  • Drain Punch
  • Thunder Wave
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Gallade (M) @Leftovers
Trait: Steadfast
Nature: Hasty (+Spd -Def)
EV's: 252 Spd. 252 Atk. 4 Hp

  • Zen Headbutt- STAB & Coverage against flying
  • Drain Punch- STAB
  • Bulk Up- Raises Atk. & Def.
  • Night Slash- Coverage + High Crit. Ratio

Hope his Helps! ^_^

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Gallade cannot learn Zen Headbutt.
Yes he can, by move tutor.
Can he? Whoops, sorry! XD
Why Zen Headbutt is a coverage against flying?
It will hit flying the hardest out of these moves. But it is not suoer-effective coverage
Jolly would be better, won't it?
Put Ice Punch instead of Zen Headbutt
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Gallade

Nature: Jolly
Ev's 252 Atk 160 Spd 96 Hp
Ability: Steadfast
Role: Tankish Sweeper

Moveset:

Bulk up ( Raises attack, and makes defense up there with Sp Def )

Drain Punch ( Keeps him alive while doing some massive damage, more usefull in gen V )

Psycho Cut / Zen Headbutt ( Psychic STAB )

Night Slash / Stone Edge ( Night slash gives you something on other psychics, while Stone Edge Covers your Flying weakness.

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Yes jolly would, but with it's defense stay its not hurting much...
Tits where'd the other comments go...?
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Gallade (M) @ Lagging Tail

Role: Tricker / Sweeper

Trait: Steadfast

EVs: 96 HP / 80 Atk / 252 Def / 80 Spd

Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)

  • Trick
  • Bulk Up
  • Drain Punch
  • Zen Headbutt

Trick gives opponents a Lagging Tail to screw their speed up, and let him outspeed easier.
Bulk Up increases physical bulk, and allows an attack boost, while Drain Punch is STAB and recovery, and Zen Headbutt is STAB and Flinching.

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Put fling on instead of trick, give him 0Evs and Ivs in speed and make him a trick room sweeper when trick room runs out use fling
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Wifi Gallade

@ Razor Claw Adamant/Careful nature
Thunder Wave
Psycho Cut
Night Slash
Stone Edge


T-Wave screws up speed and of course, may hax the opponent. Night Slash is high-Crit-Ghost coverage. Especially useful against Dusknoir. Stone Edge screws Flying and Ice, Bug, and Fire, too. Able to get easy crits, as is Psycho Cut, which is STAB.

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Gallade

Gallade @ Leftovers
Trait: Justified
EVs: 252 SDef/ 252 Def/ 4 Atk
Careful Nature (+SDef,-SAtk) or Impish Nature (+Def,-SAtk)

  • Mean Look
  • Encore
  • Disable/ Torment
  • Psycho Cut/ Close Combat

The same strategy as my previously posted Gardevoir moveset. First, use Mean Look. Then, use Encore to lock the foe into a move. Next turn, if you resist, use Torment/Disable. The opponent is now forced to use Struggle and you have an automatic KO! The opponent can't escape anymore. Psycho Cut/Close Combat is STAB and is for not being a Taunt bait.

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needs moar speed
Meh, right.
gallades sp def is alredy high
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Gallade @Galladite
Trait: Steadfast ---> Inner Focus
Jolly Nature
EVs: 252 Atk, 252 Spe, 4 SpD
-Swords Dance
-Ice Punch/Shadow Sneak
-Drain Punch
-Psycho Cut

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Gallade @ Life Orb/Lum Berry
Ability: Justified
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Swords Dance Boosts attack by 2 stages
- Close Combat High base power, STAB
- Zen Headbutt Great coverage, hits poison types like Amoongus and weezing effectively, STAB
- Knock Off More great coverage, hits psychic types like Uxie and Musharna hard

Life Orb gives more damage to Gallade's attacks
Lum Berry is an option that protects Gallade from status attacks

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Gallade @Galladite
Ability: Steadfast ----> Inner Focus
Evs: 252Atk 252Spe 4Def
Nature: Adamant
Zen Headbutt (STAB)
Brick Break (STAB)
Leaf Blade (Power)
Swords Dance (Why not?)

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I have noticed that a lot of these posts have no Galladite so here's a moveset WITH the mega stone

Item: Galladite (obby, the point of this post)
EVs: 252 ATK, 252 SPD, 6 HP

Moves:
Psycho Cut - Sig move+high crit ratio
Close Combat - STAB (next move you can replace with Reflect for cover)
Ice Punch - Coverage (against Flying, Grass, Dragon, and Ground)
Night Slash - Coverage against Ghost and high crit ratio

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What nature? Also, is "SPD" supposed to be special defense or speed?
I recommend Jolly or Adamant Nature but you can do brave nature if you want and SPD is Speed
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Gallade
Gallade (M) @ Psychium Z
Ability: Steadfast
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Hypnosis
- Swords Dance
- Zen Headbutt
- Close Combat

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Gallade (M) @ Leftovers

Role: Sweeper / Tank

Trait: Steadfast

EVs: 96 HP / 144 Atk / 252 Def / 16 Spd

Impish Nature (+Def, -SAtk)

  • Destiny Bond
  • Thunder Wave
  • Leaf Blade
  • Drain Punch

His speed is pretty bad, but Thunder Wave makes up for that, on top of the fact that it lets him strike first for a Destiny Bond!
Drain Punch is STAB and can keep him going for a while.
Leaf Blade is coverage.

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Gallade @ Assault Vest
Trait: Justified
Careful Nature
EVs: 202 Hp, 252 SpD, 54 Atk

•Drain Punch
•Psycho Cut
•Knock Off
•Shadow Sneak

I've found this set to work really well

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Mega Gallade

Ability: Justified/Steadfast>Inner Focus
EVs: 252 Att, 252 Spe, 4HP
Nature: Adamant/Jolly
Item: Galladeite

Swords Dance boosts it's attack by two stages, making it a terrifying physical sweeper.
Close Combat is for sheer power at the cost of lowering your defences. Drain Punch is an alternative STAB which recovers health but isn't as strong.
Knock Off provides almost perfect coverage and is a great move to hit Ghost and Psychic types as well as removing items.
Psycho Cut or Zen Headbutt can be used for a second STAB option, providing a strong hit on Fighting and Poison types.

As an extra option, Ice Punch can be used over one of the Psychic STAB options to cover Dragon, Flying, Ground and Grass types. Justified is useful before mega evolving as it allows you to have your attack raised. Likewise steadfast is also useful in raising your speed if flinched, but outside of Fake Out it's very situational.

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I think this is good for a really high power sweeper.

Double-Edge: high amounts of damage. Almost no resistance.

Drain Punch: Makes up for Double Edges recoil. Plus it's a STAB.

Swords Dance: for obvious reasons

Earthquake: For those pesky Ghosts

Nature: adamant
EV:
Attack: 252
HP: 252
Sp. Defense: 4

Item: Leftovers, Life Orb, Fist Plate. All of them work great

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Ground type moves are'nt super effective against Ghost types you know.
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What about-

Gallade
Jolly
252 Att 252 Speed
@ Expert Belt
-Psycho Cut
-Close Combat
-Night Slash
-Ice Punch

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Standard Mega Gallade
Jolly
252 ATK,252 SPD,4HP
- Sword Dance
- Dark type
- fighting type
- ice type

it's the standard because azumarill is the only Pokemon your
not very effective against.

Some Mega Gallade useful unique goodies.

  • Disable (for the inevitable sucker punch)
  • Destiny bond (just kill everything)
  • memento (pre set up for a sweeper)
  • will-o-wisp/ Hypnosis/ T-wave/ Toxic
  • safeguard/misty terrain

Mega Gallade Requires more team coordination to be successful because his class is more like Team Support and a Sweeper

An example of sweep and support would be: "quick note. most good players only run a single stab on anything except for the highest stab-coverage Pokemon like mamoswine or talionflam"
because being predictable is the absolute worst thing you can do.

scenario:Gallade's on a roll then a Dragon/fighting/bug/dark type.
switch's in after opponents death and you are predicted to lose Gallade after Gallade's 1 turn.
Gallade's not set with the needed coverage. Use misty terrain no status for 5 turns sounds good Gallade then die's. Starmie enters
camouflage's on a dragon/fighting/bug/dark Attack takes low damage and strikes back as a cool new fairy and Dazzling gleam regains hp.

Fairy type is usually much more favourable then water/psychic and the type change was totally effective and unpredictable

Misty Mega gallade:

-stab
-Misty terrain
-coverage
-coverage

Misty starmie

-Dazzilng gleam
-Camouflage
-stab
-coverage/ Power gem(bug types) / recover

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■■■Gallade (Male) @Life Orb Just to have a Insane attack■■■
■■■Ability=Steadfast (Boosts the Speed each time the Pokémon flinches.)■■■
■■■EVs= 252Atk / 4SpDef /252Spe --- Nature Jolly (+Spe -SpAtk)■■■
■■■Role=Physical Sweeper ■■■

First Move
Brick Break (Stab, good power, can break Reflect and Light Screen)
Close Combat (STAB, high Power, great for a sweeper)

Second Move
Psycho Cut (STAB, good power, high critical hit rate)
Zen Headbutt (STAB, good power, can flinch)

Third Move
Swords Dance (Stat Boosting)
Hypnosis (Makes the opposite asleep)

Last Move
Ice punch (Covers FLYING and other 3 types, Good Power, May freeze)
Night Slash (Covers Ghost and Psychic, Good Power, high crit rate)

■■■ANOTHER THING■■■
With Hypnosis you can choose to PuPunch or Swords Dance to a INSANITY of Attack

■■■MY GALLADE■■■ sorry if somebody already proposed this moveset
Gallane (Gallade) @ Life Orb
Ability: Steadfast
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Close Combat
- Psycho Cut
- Swords Dance
- Ice Punch

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Gallade-Mega @ Galladite
Ability: Justified
EVs: 252 Atk / 116 Def / 120 SpD / 20 Spe
Impish Nature
- Swords Dance
- Zen Headbutt
- Drain Punch
- Thunder Punch

With this set, you have recovery, boosts, and coverage for flying types! This works well in Pokemon Showdown in addition!

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