Pokémon GO Gallade is a dual typed Fighting and Psychic type Pokémon, and is one of many that evolve from a previously introduced Pokémon. It evolves from a male Ralts, released in Generation 3, using a Dawn Stone.

Considering that one can evolve a Ralts into Gardevoir using 125 candies (Ralts > Kirlia (25 candies) > Gardevoir (100 candies), one can assume that evolving a Ralts into Gallade will require the same amount of candies. However, the Dawn Stone does not yet exist in Pokémon Go, so it is unknown if it will require any evolution items besides candy.

Gallade has a MAX CP of 2964, paired with an ATK of 237, DEF of 220 and STA of 136, which puts it in the running for one of the best attacking Fighting types in the game (our earlier coverage here), but we will get into more of that, below.

Gallade in the Meta

Machamp still reigns the meta as the best Fighting type attacker in the game, but Gallade has the possibility to make its way into those top slots, but it seems that only a handful of people have found a good male Ralts so far.

In this chart, we will look at its viability as a Fighting type Pokémon and how it sizes up to some of the other popular Fighting types in the game.

Fighting Type Max CP Attack Defense Stamina
Machamp 2889 234 162 180
Heracross 2938 234 189 160
Blaziken 2631 240 141 160
Breloom 2407 241 153 120
Hariyama 2765 209 114 288
Gallade 2964 237 220 136

Overall, the Fighting types sport a (slightly) lower CP (and a lower end Defense) but most have very strong attacking powers. In terms of attack, Gallade ties in with most current Meta relevant Fighting Pokémon. Although it has a higher CP, the difference is too little to make very much of a difference.

Otherwise out of all the Meta relevant Fighting types, it has the second lowest Stamina stat, sitting at 136, but is strangely the strongest for Defense with 220.

Fighting types already play an important part in the game and with already very strong contenders in the first 3 Generations (i.e. Machamp), Gallade might be overlooked by a few trainers, but it shouldn’t! It will undoubtedly be a great addition to your roster due to its dual typing Psychic and Fighting and its strong Defensive stat. Unlike other Fighting Pokémon, Gallade will not be weak to Psychic types, so people will have to rely on their Flying, Ghost or Fairy type Pokémon to defeat it. Fortunately enough, only a minority of trainers have adequately powered up Pokémon from these three types, so Gallade might prove to be a better Gym Defender than most currently available Fighting type Pokémon.

As a Psychic type, Gallade would mainly be useful against other Fighting types, provided Gallade receives a decent set of Psychic type moves.

To avoid making your eyes bleed from all the colored types, here is a summary of Gallade’s effectiveness, weakness, and resistance.

  • Gallade is super effective against Normal, Ice, Rock, Steel and Dark types.
  • Gallade is weak to Flying, Ghost, and Fairy type moves.
  • Gallade resists Fighting and Rock, but will also fortunately take normal damage from Psychic types, unlike other Fighting type Pokémon.

Be aware though, that due to its dual-typing Psychic and Fighting, Gallade might do super effective damage against Dark types, but it will also take more damage than pure Fighting types because of its Psychic typing.

Gallade’s Expected Movepool

Though there is no way to know for sure what moves Gallade will have, we can look at its main series movepool and we can compile a list of possible movesets for it:

Fast Moves Charge Moves
  • Low Kick Fighting
  • Confusion Psychic
  • Psycho Cut Psychic
  • Close Combat Fighting
  • Focus Blast Fighting
  • Low Sweep Fighting
  • Psychic Psychic

Weather Influence on Gallade

The chart below will help you visualize what weather is beneficial or harmful for Gallade.

Weather Pros Cons
Sunny No pros or cons
Partly Cloudy No pros or cons
Cloudy Boost its potential Fighting type moves Boosts super-effective Fairy moves
Rainy No pros or cons
Fog Boosts super-effective Ghost type moves
Windy Boosts its potential Psychic type moves Boosts super-effective Flying type moves
Snow No pros or cons

Shiny Gallade

Shiny Gallade has yet to be released, but unlike many Shiny Pokémon, it’s lucky not to be yellow or pink.

Normal Shiny
 Pokémon GO Gallade  

Pokedex Entries and Random Facts

Galade’s pokedex entries from various games definitely give insight as why it is known as gallant, courteous, and master of the sword.

  • Gallade’s arms are rumored to be samurai swords or knights’ swords;
  • Gallade’s name, at least in English, is rumored to be a combination of Gallant and Blade, which certainly align with its Pokédex entries (from Diamond, Pearl, Y, and Alpha Saphire)”A master of courtesy and swordsmanship, it fights using extending swords on its elbows.”;
  • Gallade has a Mega-Evolution in Generation 6.