Gardevoir Raid Guide



Gardevoir is a Tier 3 raid boss in Pokémon Go and is a part of the 2022 Valentine’s Day event, running from February 10 – February 14, 2022. Gardevoir is one of the strongest Fairy type Pokémon to use in the meta, complemented by having a powerful mega evolution.

  • Gardevoir raids can be used to farm normal candies and XL candies. While being a spice addition in PvP, it is and will be meta relevant as a Fairy type PvE Pokémon
  • Mega Gardevoir is slated to be one of the best fairies in the meta
  • Gardevoir caught from a raid learns its legacy move: Synchronoise
  • Gardevoir caught from a raid cannot be shiny.

Gardevoir can be caught with the following CP values:

  • 1688 – 1767 CP at Level 20, no weather boost
  • 2110 – 2209 CP at Level 25 with Windy or Cloudy weather boost

With its dual Psychic and Fairy typing, it is weak to the Ghost, Poison and Steel types. As it is a Tier 3 boss, high-level trainers can solo Gardevoir without much effort. One can add mega evolutions or powerful, high DPS mons for dishing out raw neutral damage. Other trainers of lower levels would need to be in numbers of 2-3 for ease. 

Gardevoir Raid Counters

Since Shadow Pokémon are extremely expensive to power up and require specific events to remove Frustration with a Charge TM, they will NOT be listed as raid counters in this article. That being said, if you have the shadow form of a listed raid counter Pokémon powered up and TMed, use it.

The best counters for Gardevoir are the following:

Gardevoir Counters
Supreme Counters
Gengar (Mega) Shadow Claw Ghost Shadow Ball Ghost
Beedrill (Mega) Poison Jab Poison Sludge Bomb Poison
Great Counters
Metagross Bullet Punch Steel Meteor Mash* Steel
Roserade Poison Jab Poison Sludge Bomb Poison
Gengar Shadow Claw Ghost Shadow Ball Ghost
Venusaur (Mega) Vine Whip Grass Sludge Bomb Poison
Chandelure Hex Ghost Shadow Ball Ghost
Excadrill Metal Claw Steel Iron Head Steel
Scizor Bullet Punch Steel Iron Head Steel
Dialga Metal Claw Steel Iron Head Steel
Steelix (Mega) Iron Tail Steel Heavy Slam Steel
Giratina (Origin) Shadow Claw Ghost Shadow Ball Ghost
Empoleon Metal Claw Steel Flash Cannon Steel

*denotes a legacy move

Stats and Max CP

Gardevoir PsychicFairy
Max CP at Level 40 3093 | Max CP at Level 50 3497
ATK 237 DEF 195 HP 169
Weak to Strong Against
Ghost Poison Steel  Dark Dragon Fighting Poison


Fast Moves Charge Moves
  • Confusion Psychic
  • Charm Fairy
  • Charge Beam Electric
  • Psychic Psychic
  • Synchronoise* Psychic
  • Dazzling Gleam Fairy
  • Shadow Ball Ghost

*Synchronoise is the Community Day exclusive move of Gardevoir.

Charm and Confusion are both hard-hitting STAB moves. Confusion hits your Poison type counters for super-effective damage while Charm hits extremely hard in general.

Top-notch counters like Mega Gengar and Metagross need to be wary of Shadow Ball.

Overall, it is a little tricky due to its movepool but nothing you can’t do with good counters.

All the best, trainers!

Author & tags

My name is Niladri Sarkar. A Team Valor Trainer, I'm a Pokémon Battle Mechanics Specialist & a Dragon Master on Smogon's Pokémon Showdown where I particularly excel with Dragon types and Weather teams in Ubers / OU. I love to apply my vast knowledge and experience to the ever changing meta of Pokémon Go, specialising in DPS/TDO math, movesets, the Master League and Dragon types. Garchomp is my best Pokémon pal through and through.

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