How to Beat Gardevoir in Pokemon Go: Gardevoir Counters and Weaknesses

It's an honor to get beaten up by Gardevoir.

If you’re trying to take down the 3-Star Raid Boss Gardevoir in Pokemon GO, it’s possible you’ll run into a bit of trouble. This Fairy-Psychic Type is much stronger than it looks! But knowledge is power. Her are Gardevoir’s counters and weaknesses in Pokemon.

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How to Beat Gardevoir in Pokemon Go: Gardevoir Counters and Weaknesses

First things first, in an ideal scenario you’re taking out Gardevoir with at least one other trainer. But it’s possible to solo this boss.

Here are Gardevoir’s stats:

  • Attack: 199
  • Defense: 165
  • HP: 15,000

Gardevoir, because of its Type combination, is weak to Poison, Ghost, and Steel. Here are the very best Pokemon to bring into a Raid against it:

  • Metagross with Bullet Punch and Meteor Mash
  • Chandelure with Hex and Shdaowball
  • Excadrill with Metal Claw and Iron Head
  • Overqwil with Poison Jab and Sludge Bomb
  • Roserade with Poison Jab and Sludge Bomb
  • Gengar with Shadow Claw and Sludge Bomb
  • Bisharp with Metal Claw and Iron Head
  • Scizor with Bullet Punch and Iron Head

As you can see, there are quite a few Pokemon you can bring into the fray and have pretty good results with. But the absolute best Pokemon you can bring into it is the Mega or Shadow versions of the Pokemon on the above list if you have them. So, for example, Mega Gengar and Shadow Metagross are some of the highest-tier options, but both are Pokemon that are extremely difficult to get.

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Once you capture Gardevoir, here are the attacks you can expect from it.

Quick Moves:

  • Confusion
  • Charge Beam
  • Charm

Charge Moves:

  • Shadow Ball
  • Dazzling Gleam
  • Psychic
  • Synchronoise (Elite TM)

And the best possible moves to pair for an offensive Gardevoir are Confusion (Quick) and Psychic (Charged). The best possible moves to pair for a defensive Gardevoir are Confusion (Quick) and Dazzling Gleam (Charged).

Good luck beating it, Trainer!


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