Gardevoir Raid Counters Guide

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Gardevoir is a Tier 3 raid boss in Pokémon GO. Gardevoir is one of the strongest Fairy type Pokémon to use in the meta, complemented by having a powerful mega evolution.

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 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 Raid Counters

The best Raid Counters for Gardevoir are the following Pokémon:

# Attacker Fast Move Charge Move Faints TTW
1. Gengar (Mega) Lick Ghost Shadow Ball Ghost 5 113s
2. Banette (Mega) Shadow Claw Ghost Shadow Ball Ghost 6 125s
3. Metagross Bullet Punch Steel Meteor Mash Steel 3 134s
4. Rayquaza (Mega) Air Slash Flying Dragon Ascent Flying 5 134s
5. Beedrill (Mega) Poison Jab Poison Sludge Bomb Poison 7 137s
6. Gholdengo Hex Ghost Shadow Ball Ghost 4 146s
7. Alakazam (Mega) Psycho Cut Psychic Shadow Ball Ghost 6 143s
8. Giratina (Origin) Shadow Claw Ghost Shadow Force Ghost 5 147s
9. Nihilego Poison Jab Poison Sludge Bomb Poison 4 148s
10. Chandelure Hex Ghost Shadow Ball Ghost 6 146s
11. Dialga Metal Claw Steel Iron Head Steel 4 151s
12. Melmetal Thunder Shock Electric Double Iron Bash Steel 3 157s
13. Aggron (Mega) Iron Tail Steel Heavy Slam Steel 3 159s
14. Scizor (Mega) Bullet Punch Steel Iron Head Steel 3 156s
15. Gardevoir (Mega) Magical Leaf Grass Shadow Ball Ghost 5 152s
16. Hoopa (Unbound) Astonish Ghost Shadow Ball Ghost 5 153s
17. Gengar Lick Ghost Shadow Ball Ghost 9 152s
18. Tyranitar (Mega) Iron Tail Steel Brutal Swing Dark 3 162s
19. Hoopa (Confined) Astonish Ghost Shadow Ball Ghost 6 154s
20. Jirachi Charge Beam Electric Doom Desire Steel 3 163s
21. Genesect (Shock) Metal Claw Steel Magnet Bomb Steel 4 160s
22. Genesect (Normal) Metal Claw Steel Magnet Bomb Steel 4 160s
23. Genesect (Douse) Metal Claw Steel Magnet Bomb Steel 4 160s
24. Genesect (Chill) Metal Claw Steel Magnet Bomb Steel 4 160s
25. Genesect (Burn) Metal Claw Steel Magnet Bomb Steel 4 160s
26. Groudon (Primal) Mud Shot Ground Precipice Blades Ground 4 166s
27. Mewtwo Psycho Cut Psychic Shadow Ball Ghost 5 161s
28. Excadrill Metal Claw Steel Iron Head Steel 5 162s
29. Darkrai Snarl Dark Shadow Ball Ghost 5 162s
30. Lunala Air Slash Flying Shadow Ball Ghost 5 165s

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.

*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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