Gardevoir Weakness, Strength, Movesets, and Counters | 2024

Simon Crawford | Mar 02, 2023 5 min read

Gamer and big fan of Pokémon Go. Also, a copywriter who consistently shared tips & tricks about Pokémon Go since 2017, helping new trainers become experts.

It makes sense why anybody would want to capture Gardevoir Pokemon. The creature will predict the future, distort dimensions, and create small black holes, to protect you at the risk of your own life. 

But you won’t find them waiting to be defeated. You need to understand their weaknesses. Otherwise, how will you initiate the best counters and movesets against the creature? 

Keep reading to learn how to use powerful Steel, Ghost, and Poison attack types against them.



Gardevoir’s Weaknesses 

Weaknesses: Gardevoir can take up to 160% damage from Poison, Steel, and Ghost-type moves.
Damaged by: Normal 1x; Flying 1x; Ground 1x; Rock 1x; Bug 1x; Fire 1x; Water 1x; Grass 1x; Electric 1x; Ice 1x; Dark 1x; Fairy 1x.

Gardevoir’s Profile

Gardedevoir, whose name is a combination of two French words, garde (guard) and devoir (duty), is one of the most dominant Psychic and Fairy-type Pokemon. 

It’s a bipedal creature with a white body, green hair, and arms in a long white frill resembling a floor-length dress. Further, it has bob-cut hair, short spikes behind its eyes, and a red horn on its heart, implying its ability to sense emotions.

The following table shows basic data about Garchomp:

Name Gardevoir
Height 5’03”
Weight 106.7 lbs
Category Embrace
Gender Half male and half female
Abilities Synchronize, Trace, Telepathy
Evolves from Kirlia starting at level 30
Main moves Charm, Shadow Ball, and Synchronoise
Type Physic, Fairy
Similar Pokemon Wigglytuff; Granbull; Clefeble; Aromatisse; Slurpuff; Whimsicott; Sylveon.

Gardevoir‘s Resistances 

Gardevoir resists Dragon and Fighting-type attacks by 39.1% and Psychic-type moves by 62.5%. 

Immune to: Dragon-type attacks
Resistant to: Fighting ¼ x; Psychic ½ x

Gardevoir‘s Moveset in Pokemon Go

The best movesets for Gardevoir are Confusion and Psychic, which are Psychic-type moves. Below is the full list of moves:

Fast Moves Charged Moves
Charge Beam (Electric) Psychic (Psychic)
Confusion (Psychic) Dazzling Gleam (Fairy)
Charm (Fairy) Shadow Ball (Ghost)

The Best Counter For Gardevoir

Gardevoir - Moveset and Counters in Pokemon Go

Gardevoir - Moveset and Counters in Pokemon Go

The best counter for Gardevoir is Gengar because it can learn Hex, Sludge Bomb, and Shadow Ball moves which can spell doom for Gardevoir. 

Other counters are

Best Counters Type Best Moveset
Mega Gengar Ghost-type and Poison-type Lick and Sludge Bomb
Metagross Steel-type and Psychic-type Meteor Mash and Bullet Punch
Mega Beedrill Bug-type and Poison-type Poison Jab and Sludge Bomb
Nihilego Rock-type and Poison-type Poison Jab and Sludge Bomb
Excadrill Ground-type and Steel-type Metal Claw and Iron Head
Giratina Ghost-type and Poison-type Shadow Force and Shadow Claw
Rosarade Grass-type and Poison-type Poison Jab and Sludge Bomb
Dialga Steel-type and Dragon-type Metal Claw and Iron Head
Chandelure Ghost-type and Poison-type Shadow Ball and Hex

What is “Mega Gardevoir?”

Mega Gardevoir

Mega Gardevoir

Mega Gardevoir is one of the ultimate Mega Evolutions in Pokemon Go. The strongest Fairy type, an upgrade of Gardevoir, has a sporting DPS comparable to any other top creatures.

Like the rest, it’s not without weaknesses and counters. For example, you can counter Mega Gardevoir using Chandelure, Metagross, Gengar, Nihilego, Dialga, and Giratina. Also, it shares weaknesses against Steel, Ghost, and Poison-type attacks with Gardevoir.

Can You Get Mega Gardevoir In Pokemon?

No, you can’t get Mega Gardevoir after defeating it in Pokemon Go. However, by collecting their Mega Energy after defeating enough of them in Raids, you can use it to evolve a Gardevoir.


Here is everything about Gardevoir’s weaknesses. Gardevoir has a reputation for predicting a devastating move against whatever Pokemon you can think about. While that doesn’t make them untouchable, it makes them a potent addition to your team. 

Things only get better with the introduction of its mega version on Valentine’s day. Use this guide to take full advantage of the Pokemon for success in missions and against other players.