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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 Pokédex and learnset for reference.

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Gardevoir (M) @ Leftovers
Trait: Trace
EVs: 96 HP / 252 SAtk / 160 SDef
Calm Nature (+SDef, -Atk)
- Psychic
- Calm Mind
- Thunderbolt
- Grass Knot

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I used Gardevoir as a support Pokemon.
Trait:Telepathy
Item: Leftovers
Nature: Bold (+Def, -Atk )

EVs SDef/HP/D

Moves:
Will-O-Wisp
Draining Kiss
Light Screen
Reflect

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This is by far Gardevoir's best moveset.....

[email protected] Gardevoirite
IVs: (at least) Spa & Spe
EVs: 252 Spa/252 Spe/4 Hp
Nature: Timid/Modest

-Calm Mind/Taunt/Will-o-Wisp/Reflect (I'd prefer Taunt)
-Hyper Voice (Pixilate boosted)
-Psyshock (For special walls and poison-types)
-Focus Blast (For the steel-types)

Furthermore, you could do T-Bolt/Shadow Ball/Energy Ball instead of Focus Blast, but believe me.....Gardevoir needs something against steel types. Don't let Shadow Ball trick you: A Pixilate-boosted Hyper Voice is stronger than a super-effective Shadow Ball against those ghosties.

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I run a Calm Gardevoir with Synchronize
252 spD 252 spA 4 HP
Moves:
Draining Kiss: to get STAB and heal HP a considerable amount
Psychic: Obvious STAB and a signature for any psychic Pokemon
Pain Split: Just incase of counter spams like Wobbuffet
Protect: for a turn to protect yourself

holding a Leftovers or a focus sash

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Gardevoir-Mega @ Gardevoirite
Ability: Pixilate
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Psychic- STAB and great power
- Hyper Voice- Stab and deals with Dragon, Dark, and Fighting
- Shadow Ball- Coverage for Ghost
- Focus Blast- Coverage for Steel

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Gardevoir @Petaya Berry
Trait : Trace
EVs: 252 SAtk, 252SDef, 4Spd
Modest Nature
-Psychic
-Shadow Ball
-MoonBlast
-Focus Blast

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Gardevoir @Gardevoirite
Ability: Trace---->Pixilate
EVs: 252 Sp. Atk, 252 Spe, 4 Sp. Def
Nature: Modest
Moonblast (STAB)
Psychic (STAB, covers Poison types)
Shadow Ball (to hit Ghost types)
Focus Blast/Will-o-wisp (Steel/Status)

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Gardevoir @ Gardevoirite
EVs: 252 Sp. Atk, 252 Spe
Ability: Synchronize > Pixilate
Moveset:
Psychic: STAB
Moonblast: STAB
Shadow Ball: Coverage
Focus Blast

Hope this helps :)

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Wait actually I want to change Hypervoice to Focusblast.
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Gardevoir-Mega (F) @ Gardevoirite
Ability: Trace ——> Pixilate
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Modest Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Psychic
- Moonblast
- Calm Mind
- Shadow Ball

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Phoenix (Gardevoir) (F) @ Gardevoirite
Ability: Synchronize

EVs: 252 HP / 252 SpA / 4 SpD
Modest Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Hyper Voice
- Psyshock
- Focus Blast
- Will-O-Wisp

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Pokemon: Gardevoir
Ability: Trace
Nature: Anything that doesn't boost HP or Attack
Move 1: Calm mind
Move 2: Stored power
Move 3: Draining kiss
Move 4: Hypnosis/Endure/Double team/Shadow ball
Ev's: 254 Speed 254 defense 8 sp defense
Item: Salac berry

If you calm mind twice your stored power will have a base 100 power. If your sp atk stat is multiplied by 2 then draining kiss will also have a base power of 100 so you'll heal al least 50% of a 100 power move. Use Hypnosis to set up even more. Use endure to survive earthquake or any other powerful physical move (which is why you should put defense ev's on it). Use double team to be annoying. Use shadow to avoid ghost weakness. Also when you use endure and get left on 1 hp then the salac berry will increase your speed by one stage. If you pair this with a Pokemon with simple beam then gardevoir gets even more powerful. Hope this helps!

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That jut sounds like weedletwineedle's simple beam linoone trace gardevoir Ser with extra steps
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Ok ok

What if, instead of trying to salvage Gardevoir’s crummy speed to make it a speedy sweeper, we make use of its solid defenses?

Gardevoir
Ability: Trace
Nature: Modest
Item: Focus Band
EVs: 252 HP, 252 SpA, 4 Def

Wish - for recovery
Calm Mind - sp atk and sp def
Will o’ wisp - for physical attackers looking to capitalise on gardevoir’s low defense stat
Psychic/Moonblast - Whatever STAB you want.

So basically you set up calm mind while recovering with wish, and if you come across any physical attackers, make sure to shut them down first with will o’ wisp. Takes some health off of the enemy too.

Psychic or Moonblast when you get tired of setting up, though I prefer Moonblast since there are no types immune to Fairy damage.

Edit: EVs

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2 things, it is better to put 252 in HP than to split it between defenses.  Then, you have an extra 4 EV's you can put in a defense or Speed.  Also, EV's only work in 4, so the 2 doesn't matter
Gardevoir’s HP stat isn’t really something though, so wouldn’t splitting EVs between def and spdef be better?
No, because investing in HP is (not quite but for the sake of this argument) equivalent to investing in both Def and spdef simultaneously. Splitting it between def and spdef makes it so neither stat is high enough to reduce damage by a significant enough margin to be useful over just having more HP.
Also, you should also drop the mentality that having a low stat means you shouldn't invest EVs into that stat. Defensive Pokemon almost universally use HP no matter how bad their HP stat is. Many slower Pokemon like Gardevoir invest Speed because it still allows them to move before a greater variety of opponents and hit important benchmarks.
This is not to say you can't use defensive Gardevoir, but it's not as though a defensive set is an inherently better utilisation of its base stats.
Thanks, i’ve learned a lot from this thread.
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Gardevoir @ Choice Specs
Ability: Synchronize
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Moonblast
- Psychic
- Shadow Ball
- Thunderbolt

Pretty standard special sweeper. Moonblast and Psychic are both STAB, Shadow Ball counters Gardevoir's Ghost weakness, and Thunderbolt is coverage. Choice Specs gives Gardevoir a bit of a boost in damage output.

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Gardevoir deserves any trainer's full attention. She can be really strong or pathetically weak, depending on how she's treated. Here is the EV spread, IVs and stats and moveset I give ALL of my Gardevoirs when I play.

Gardevoir
Ability: Synchronize: for passing on pesky status moves.
Modest Nature: in my opinion the only nature she can use right.
IVs: HP: 29 / Atk: 19 / Def: 27 / SpA: 31 / SpD: 30 / Spe: 31
EVs: 252 SpA / 100 SpD / 158 Spe

-Psychic / Psyshock: Depends on if you want to kill all physical defenders, or take down some special walls with bad Defense like Snorlax.

-Thunderbolt: Great power, good for Water and Flying types.

-Energy Ball / Shadow Ball: Depends on whether you are wanting to take down Ghosts or Water/Ground Pokemon like Swampert, which can get annoying.

-Signal Beam / Focus Blast / Icy Wind: Yeah, I know. No Calm Mind. I think if her Special Attack is high enough, why raise it? Besides, Signal Beam is great against Grass, Psychic, and the dreaded Dark type. Focus Blast is also good for Darks, but is pretty inaccurate. I'd rather go with Icy Wind. But its your choice.

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