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If you have a good competitive moveset for Gardevoir, 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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Gardevoir @ Choice Scarf

Trait: Trace

EVs: 4 HP / 252 SpA / 252 Spe

Modest Nature (+SpA, -Atk)

  • Psychic
  • Thunderbolt
  • Shadow Ball
  • Destiny Bond

Psychic is good STAB and hits Poison-types.
Thunderbolt is good for hitting Waters and and Flyers also is a good move overall.
Shadow Ball hits Ghosts and Psychics.
Scarfed Destiny Bond can give something a Nasty Surprise.

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I’m in a tournament, and there are special rules for it: you can ONLY use atkS moves, so destiny bond won’t work. So can I replace it with draining kiss with big root?
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Gardevoir (M) @ Leftovers
Trait: Synchronize
EVs: 4 HP / 252 SAtk / 252 SDef
Hardy Nature
- Shadow Ball
- Psycho Shock
- Thunderbolt
- Focus Blast

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Don't you mean Psyshock?
psycho shock was the english translation for the japanese name before the english name was established
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Gardevoir

I got an epic combo for Gardevoir here.

Gardevoir @ Leftovers
Trait: Synchronize
EVs: 252 Spe/ 252 Def/ 4 SAtk
Timid Nature (+Spe,-Atk)

  • Mean Look
  • Encore
  • Torment/ Disable
  • Psychic

First, use Mean Look. The opponent won't be able to escape anymore. Use Encore then the next turn, if you manage to survive, use Torment or Disable. The foe will now use Struggle and will not be able to escape. You have managed yourself an automatic KO! In the third moveslot, Torment is recommended because Disable doesn't hit Ghosties. Psychic is there so you are not a Taunt bait.

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If you manage to survive is a key point here. Most should be able to 2HKO this Gardevoir if not OHKO.
Why not give it focus sash?
Where does it say that disable does not work on Ghosts??
Still a 2HKO with Focus Sash.
Disable works on Ghost? Really?
I know Disable is normal, but it is a status, not an attack.
You should put dazzling gleam on instead of psychic in case you trap any dark types
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That new retyping of Gardevoir to Psychic/Fairy is fantastic, now it is no longer Pursuit weak and is immune to Dragon-type attacks. Its Mega-Evolution is also excellent, so it is now much more powerful than Life Orb Gardevoir!

Gen VI ORAS

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Gardevoir(F) @ Gardevoirite
Ability: Trace ---> Pixilate
EVs: 4HP / 252 SpA / 252Spe
Timid Nature (+Spd, -Atk)
-Hyper Voice
-Focus Blast
-Calm Mind
-Shadow Ball

Strategy is simple here. Come in on something that Gardevoir can force out, which is actually made easier by normal Gardevoir's fantastic Trace ability, like switching into a Vaporeon and tracing its Water Absorb, thus forcing it out as it cant do much. Set up with Calm Mind while going Mega as they switch, then proceed to sweep.

Shadow Ball + Focus Blast gives perfect neutral coverage, hitting pesky ghosts and steel types for super effective damage (Scizor is a thing but every Pokemon has their counters, no?). Hyper Voice is just insanely powerful, being boosted by STAB and given a 1.3x Boost due to Pixilate. It goes through Substitutes, it wrecks souls, just wow. Gardevoir had always been my favorite Pokemon, and it looks like I'm going to love her more than ever before.

As for people asking how does Gardevoir learn Hyper Voice, it learns it by move tutor at the Battle Resort in Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire.

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pixalate changes the whole ball game !  pixilate makes hyper beam fairy!     150 stab = 300 x 1.5 if a critical hit = 450 x 2 if its used against a  dragon dark fighting  or bug type  making it come out to a grand total of  900 damage not counting evs and ivs or amie boosts
your calcs are wrong :P.
STAB is x1.5 so 150x1.5=225. critical hits are x1.5 in gen 6 so 225x1.5=337.5.
SE is x2 so 337.7x2=675.
so its still 675 and even if its 1/2 power as a critical hit its  225/2 = 112.5 then its still stab = 112.5 x 1.5 =  168.75  
if 1/4  then  37.5 times 3    = 112.5   still puts a huge dent  but seriously what  steel/poison, poison fire , or  fire steel are there !

heateran! thats it!   if you count fairy  its  also got mawile
plus 675 x 1.3 is  877.5
@TeamRocketBossJ Actually, the only two poison/steel, poison/fire, and fire/steel types are Heatran and Salazzle.
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Gardevoir @ Mind Plate
Ability: Synchronize
Nature: Modest
EVs: 252 SpA / 252 SpD / 4 Spe

  • Shadow Ball (To get coverage over Ghost types)
  • Focus Blast (To get coverage over Steel types and can lower opponent's Special Defence)
  • Future Sight (To get coverage over Poison types and takes advantage of Gardevoir's Mind Plate)
  • Moonblast (Powerful move with a chance of lowering the target's Special Attack)
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Finally a set with moonblast
Future sight over Psychic? And if so, why no Subsitute?
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Gardevoir

Nature: Modest

EV's 252 Sp atk 160 Sp Def 96 Hp

Item: Leftovers

Role: Special Tank

Moveset:

Psyshock ( STAB )

Thunderbolt / Shadow Ball /Energy Ball ( Choose your coverage )

Wish ( To keep you healthy )

Calm Mind ( Tanking to the max! )

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Gen V

Gardevoir (F) @ Leftovers

Trait: Trace

EVs: 252 SAtk / 252 SDef / 4 Spd

Modest Nature (+SAtk, -Atk)

  • Calm Mind
  • Thunderbolt
  • Psyshock
  • Shadow Ball
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Bulky sweeper


Gardevoir (M) @ Leftovers
Ability: Trace
EVs: 200 HP / 200 Def / 108 Spd
Bold Nature (+Def, -Atk)
- Will-O-Wisp
- Calm Mind
- Stored Power
- Shadow Ball


WoW effectively doubles your Defense, along with Calm Mind, it makes you a bulky offensive force with Stored Power. Shadow Ball is coverage.

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Hey guys ! New member. Just joined, and thought I should give it a try ~ ( I couldn't know less about gardevoir, but i'll try to help <3 )

Gardevoir !

Type - Psychic / fairy

Ability - Synchronize

Nature - Modest/Timid

EV's - 252 sp. atk / 252 speed / 6 sp. def

Item - big root / lum berry

Moveset |- Psychic | Draining Kiss | Thunderbolt | Charm

You can replace T-bolt with Shadow ball / Energy ball or whatever you need depending on your team.

If you're on X/Y and can't get Drain kiss ( with big root ) , go for moonblast ( with a lum berry )

Hope it helped.

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Whooooaaa cool model!
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Note: Gardevoir doesn’t learn any fairy type moves in Platinum whether it’s level up or move relearner

Game Mode: Platinum
Ability: Trace
EVs : 252 Sp. Atk. / 252 HP / 4 Speed
Nature: Modest
Item: Mind Plate / Odd Incense - Both can be found in the Solaceon Ruins, so it’s up to you on what to choose.

Psychic (STAB) - It deals with the Poison type weakness already :) This move is basically OP especially if Gardevoir is leveled up accordingly.

Shadow Ball (Coverage) - This deals with the Ghost type weakness + psychics too. You can find this on the route before going to Celestic Town after smashing some rocks. I recommend taking a Pokemon with the HMs Rock Smash and/or Defog with you.

Magical Leaf / Grass Knot (Coverage) - Never misses and learned via level up :) Grass is generally better in Platinum because there’s lots of Pokemon like Whiscash (Bertha) and Quagsire (Crasher) that are Water/Ground. Grass Knot is another option which can work better on heavy Pokemon like the ones mentioned, including Milotic. It’s obtained after beating the 2nd gym :)

Calm Mind / Fire Punch / Focus Blast- If you’re the type that likes to boost stats, go with Calm Mind. If you want coverage for Steel Types, there’s two options: Fire Punch and Focus Blast. Fire Punch is learned via the Move Tutor at Route 212 with 6 blue shards and 2 red shards. Some shards can be found at Fuego Ironworks, Mt. Coronet, and Route 217. The disadvantage of Fire Punch is it’s a physical attack. Gardevoir is a more of special attacker where you can consider Focus Blast. It can be bought at the Veilstone Department Store for 5500 poke-dollars. Another difference of the two coverage moves is fire punch is more accurate while Focus Blast is more powerful. It’s still your choice :)

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Fairy isn’t in Gen IV, so even if you transferred to V you can’t get fairy coverage. Sigh...
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Hey guys! My sister wanted me to post for Gardevoir because it is her favorite Pokémon and she wants me to post a Fairy type team. I guess I can't complain since I have nothing better to do. I hope you all like this Gen VI Gardevoir!!

Gardevoir @ Expert Belt
Ability: Trace
Nature: Calm
EVs: 252 SpA / 252 Spe / 4 SpD
-Moonblast
-Thunder Wave
-Psychic
-Flamethrower / Thunderbolt / Energy Ball

Here is my Gardevoir and she is actually really good, especially with Protean Greninja. Thunder Wave lets you lower your foe's Speed. Psychic and Moonblast are both used for coverage and STAB. With the last move, you have several choices. Flamethrower is for the bulky Steel types who can easily crush Gardevoir, as well as Ice and Grass type Pokémon. Thunderbolt is for Flying and Water types, and Energy Ball is great against Ground, Rock, and Water types. I would suggest trying each of the moves first before picking a favorite or switch the moves to make Gardevoir more unpredictable. Ultimately, I use her more as a Anti-Greninja. I hope you liked my first post!!

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Gardevoir doesn't get Flamethrower...
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Gardevoir @ Gardevoirite
Ability: Trace
Role: DisTect
EVs: 4 HP / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
-Moonblast
-Future Sight
-Protect
-Disable

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Unfortunately, that won't work. You can't constantly alternate between Detect and Protect, the chance will still decrease as if you were just using Protect over and over.
@fizz That's not Detect, it's Disable.
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Simple and effective:

Gardevoir @ Gardevoirite
Nature: Modest / Calm / Timid
EVs: 252 SpA / 252 Spe / 4HP

-Psychic / Psyshock (STAB)
-Moonblast (STAB)
-Shadow Ball (Covers Ghosts and Psychics)
-Thunderbolt (Extra coverage against Water and Flying)

Note: You could replace Thunderbolt with a) Focus Blast or b) Grass Knot, but I'd prefer this.

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Gardevoir @ Gardevoirite
Ability: Synchronize / Mega: Pixilate
Nature: Mild / Modest
EVs: 252 SpA / 200 SpD / 152 Spe

-Hyper Beam / Hyper Voice (bye bye Dragon and Dark types)
-Psychic
-Draining Kiss (HP restore)
-Focus Blast (for Steel types)

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Gen III.

Gardevoir @ Leftovers
Ability: Synchronize
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Timid Nature (-Atk, +Spe)
- Psychic
- Thunderbolt
- Calm Mind
- Hypnosis

Pretty limited in Gen III. Shadow Ball is physical in this gen so Thunderbolt is the only other special attack. Use Hypnosis to set up a Calm Mind or two to sweep.

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Actually in Emerald, it has access to Fire Punch, Thunder Punch, Ice Punch, and Icy Wind via Move Tutors.
Oh. My. Stars. FINALLY A GEN III MOVESET!
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Gen 6 Spec. Sweeper
Gardevoir @ Gardevoirite
Ability: Telepathy
Nature: Modest
EVs: 252 Sp. Attack, 128 Sp. Defense, 128 Defense
Moves:
-Moonblast
-Psychic
-Hyper Voice
-Shadow Ball

So this is pretty basic stuff. Moonblast/Psychic for STAB, Hyper Voice for Pixilate STAB and Shadow Ball for Ghost coverage and Telepathy so your Swamperts and Garchomps can Earthquake whenever!
P.S: EVs are totally not random...

Hope this helps!

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Gardevoir @ Leftovers
Trait: Trace
EVs: 252 SAtk / 252 Spe / 4 Hp
Modest Nature
- Hypnosis
- Dream Eater
- Calm Mind
- Stored Power

Put to sleep. Use Calm Mind 6 times, then hit them with Stored Power. If you do manage to take a hit, use dream eater.

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Gardevoir (if you would rather tank)
Gender: doesn't matter
Nature: focus on defense
special defense and special Attack
Item: Gardevoirite
Move 1: Future Sight: 120 pwr +stab bonus
Move 2: Wish: use interchangeably w/ protect
Move 3 : Protect or Double team
If you are a novice always use protect first to see your opponents power.
Be aware of moves phantom force & feint.

Move 4 : any special move w/ fairy type stab or hypnosis

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Can't stop the sweep!(my favorite set)
Ability: Synchronize
Item: Gardevoirite(recommended item) /Leftovers
EVs: 4 HP, 252 Sp.Atk, 252 Speed
Nature: Timid
Moves:
Psychic,Psyshock
Hyper voice/MoonBlast,Shadow Ball, ThunderBolt, Energy Ball, Focus Blast
Calm Mind
Thunder Wave, Will-O-Wisp, Taunt

This Set Is a sweeper set, but with a twist. It has 3 other uses. It can prevent your opponents Pokemon from setting up a sweep themselves, It can punish tanks,Phazers,etc from trying to stop your sweep, It can be used to spread status to your opponents Pokemon in general, while acting as a sweeper. Used this set in gen 3, and still use it now.

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Dave (M)
@Life orb / Choice specs
Rash nature
Trait:Trace
252 Sp Atk 252 Spd 4 Hp

Thunderbolt - great coverage and part one
Ice beam - great coverage and part two
Psychic - a given
Dazzling gleam - fairy STAB

Simple!

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