Gallade Raid Guide

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Hey Trainers,

Gallade is a Psychic and Fighting type T3 raid boss during the Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl event. Gallade does have a future Mega evolution, so it is well worth trying to get a good IV one ready for when it is eventually released.


It’s a Psychic and Fighting type, so it is weak to Flying, Fairy and Ghost types. It is resistant to Fighting and Rock. The combination of Psychic and Fighting type is fairly unusual, with only Mega Mewtwo X and the Meditite family sharing this particular typing.

It will be possible to solo Gallade if you are a high level trainer with strong counters, but if not, we recommend 2-3 trainers for those who may be lower levels or not have optimal counters.

Top Counters

Shadows Pokémon won’t be included in this list because they are incredibly expensive to power up. However, if you have any of the listed Pokémon as shadow forms, they’re of course better. We will include Mega Pokémon as they will help you defeat this raid boss solo in a quicker time.

# Pokemon Fast Move Charge Move Time to win Deaths
1. Gengar (Mega) Lick Shadow Ball 75.74s 1.92
2. Pidgeot (Mega) Gust Brave Bird 94.89s 2.50
3. Charizard (Mega Y) Air Slash Overheat 113.63s 2.17
4. Moltres Wing Attack Sky Attack 137.41s 2.75
5. Chandelure Hex Shadow Ball 133.81s 3.42
6. Hoopa (Confined) Astonish Shadow Ball 142.54s 2.83
7. Giratina (Origin) Shadow Claw Shadow Ball 147.83s 2.50
8. Gengar Lick Shadow Ball 130.05s 4.58
9. Altaria (Mega) Peck Dazzling Gleam 141.94s 3.42
10. Mewtwo Psycho Cut Shadow Ball 149.19s 3.00
11. Yveltal Gust Hurricane 154.68s 2.50
12. Houndoom (Mega) Snarl Foul Play 153.68s 3.18
13. Charizard (Mega X) Wing Attack Blast Burn 147.36s 3.33
14. Blastoise (Mega) Water Gun Hydro Cannon 145.65s 4.00
15. Rayquaza Air Slash Hurricane 146.83s 3.58

There are a lot of Mega Pokémon featured here, but for more budget options we can also recommend Honchkrow with Flying type moves, Gardevoir with Fairy type moves, Braviary, Zapdos, and Staraptor.

Stats and Catch CP

Gallade PsychicFighting
Max CP at Level 40 3093 | Max CP at Level 50 3497
ATK 237
DEF 195
HP 169
Weak to Strong Against
Fairy Flying Ghost Normal Ice Rock Steel Dark


Gallade is boosted by Windy and Cloudy weather.

  • CP range on catch (L20): 1688 – 1767
  • Weather Boosted CP range on catch (L25): 2110 – 2209


Fast Moves Charge Moves
  • Confusion Psychic
  • Low Kick Fighting
  • Charm Fairy
  • Psychic Psychic
  • Synchronoise* Psychic
  • Close Combat Fighting
  • Leaf Blade Grass

*denotes Legacy Move


Gallade has a future Mega Pokémon, that is pretty cool looking! Evolving to Gallade means you need a male Ralts/Kirlia, and a Sinnoh Stone, so it may be worthwhile raiding Gallade to guarantee you get a Gallade because of the gendered evolution, particularly if you are a fan of Mega Gallade. We’ve speculated previously that Mega Gallade will be a top tier Fighting type thanks to its ability to resist Psychic types!

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