Best Gardevoir counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

This table displays a list of best Gardevoir counters in Pokémon GO with their Fast Attacks, Charged Attacks, DPS (damage per second), TDO (total damage output), faints, TTW (time to win), and score. The list is sorted by the score, which is calculated based on the DPS and TDO.

CogSimulation settings

          Best performing move types

          • Steel31.5%
          • Ghost28.5%
          • Poison15.0%
          • Flying5.5%
          • Fire4.5%
          • Electric3.0%
          • Grass3.0%
          • Water2.5%
          • Psychic2.0%
          • Dark2.0%
          • Ground1.0%
          • Bug1.0%
          • Ice0.5%
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1Shadow MetagrossShadow Pokémon iconShadow MetagrossSteelBullet Punch SteelMeteor Mash *36.261100.963112.4s72.3
          2Mega GengarMega Pokémon iconMega GengarGhostLick *GhostShadow Ball 40.43618.385112.3s70.1
          3Mega BanetteMega Pokémon iconMega BanetteGhostShadow Claw GhostShadow Ball 36.67537.356125.0s63.0
          4MetagrossMetagrossSteelBullet Punch SteelMeteor Mash *30.021083.403133.2s62.0
          5Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaFlyingAir Slash FlyingDragon Ascent 32.00676.365133.8s59.2
          6Shadow MewtwoShadow Pokémon iconShadow MewtwoPsychicPsycho Cut GhostShadow Ball *31.92656.425134.7s58.8
          7Shadow CursolaShadow Pokémon iconShadow CursolaGhostHex GhostShadow Ball 34.86461.097134.5s58.7
          8Mega BeedrillMega Pokémon iconMega BeedrillPoisonPoison Jab PoisonSludge Bomb 34.19457.667136.8s57.7
          9GholdengoGholdengoGhostHex GhostShadow Ball 28.23813.134145.3s55.7
          10Mega AlakazamMega Pokémon iconMega AlakazamPsychicPsycho Cut GhostShadow Ball 30.45589.256142.7s55.4
          11Giratina (Origin Forme)Giratina (Origin Forme)GhostShadow Claw GhostShadow Force *28.60692.465146.7s54.4
          12NihilegoNihilegoPoisonPoison Jab PoisonSludge Bomb 28.26723.594147.3s54.4
          13ChandelureChandelureGhostHex GhostShadow Ball 30.23555.116145.0s54.4
          14DialgaDialgaSteelMetal Claw SteelIron Head 26.94835.594150.9s53.9
          15MelmetalMelmetalElectricThunder Shock SteelDouble Iron Bash *25.161050.273156.8s53.5
          16Mega AggronMega Pokémon iconMega AggronSteelIron Tail SteelHeavy Slam 24.661126.603158.8s53.4
          17Mega ScizorMega Pokémon iconMega ScizorSteelBullet Punch SteelIron Head 25.75931.923155.3s53.2
          18Mega GardevoirMega Pokémon iconMega GardevoirGrassMagical Leaf GhostShadow Ball 27.65669.585151.7s52.6
          19Shadow BanetteShadow Pokémon iconShadow BanetteGhostShadow Claw GhostShadow Ball 32.96327.1611153.3s52.3
          20Hoopa (Unbound)Hoopa (Unbound)GhostAstonish GhostShadow Ball 27.66650.065152.3s52.3
          21GengarGengarGhostLick *GhostShadow Ball 31.73374.509151.9s52.2
          22Mega TyranitarMega Pokémon iconMega TyranitarSteelIron Tail DarkBrutal Swing 24.50989.693161.5s51.8
          23Hoopa (Confined)Hoopa (Confined)GhostAstonish GhostShadow Ball 28.75515.326153.1s51.5
          24JirachiJirachiElectricCharge Beam SteelDoom Desire 24.37957.563162.7s51.2
          25Genesect (Shock)Genesect (Shock)SteelMetal Claw SteelMagnet Bomb 25.63766.324159.3s50.9
          26Genesect (Normal)Genesect (Normal)SteelMetal Claw SteelMagnet Bomb 25.63766.324159.3s50.9
          27Genesect (Douse)Genesect (Douse)SteelMetal Claw SteelMagnet Bomb 25.63766.324159.3s50.9
          28Genesect (Chill)Genesect (Chill)SteelMetal Claw SteelMagnet Bomb 25.63766.324159.3s50.9
          29Genesect (Burn)Genesect (Burn)SteelMetal Claw SteelMagnet Bomb 25.63766.324159.3s50.9
          30Shadow ScizorShadow Pokémon iconShadow ScizorSteelBullet Punch SteelIron Head 26.95616.135156.9s50.7
          31Shadow DrifblimShadow Pokémon iconShadow DrifblimGhostHex GhostShadow Ball 29.48419.338156.5s50.3
          32Shadow RaikouShadow Pokémon iconShadow RaikouElectricThunder Shock GhostShadow Ball 27.37553.426157.5s50.2
          33Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonGroundMud Shot GroundPrecipice Blades *24.13894.294165.3s50.1
          34MewtwoMewtwoPsychicPsycho Cut GhostShadow Ball *26.16641.895160.0s49.9
          35Shadow MismagiusShadow Pokémon iconShadow MismagiusGhostHex GhostShadow Ball 29.42398.729158.5s49.8
          36ExcadrillExcadrillSteelMetal Claw SteelIron Head 25.86659.275161.0s49.7
          37DarkraiDarkraiDarkSnarl GhostShadow Ball 26.00627.175161.4s49.4
          38LunalaLunalaFlyingAir Slash GhostShadow Ball 25.12681.045164.4s48.9
          39Shadow VictreebelShadow Pokémon iconShadow VictreebelPoisonAcid PoisonSludge Bomb 29.96334.7810163.2s48.7
          40Shadow AggronShadow Pokémon iconShadow AggronSteelIron Tail SteelHeavy Slam 24.49736.284166.5s48.7
          41Primal KyogrePrimal KyogreWaterWaterfall WaterOrigin Pulse *23.92805.614168.4s48.7
          42Shadow Ho-OhShadow Pokémon iconShadow Ho-OhSteelSteel Wing FlyingBrave Bird 24.78695.255166.0s48.6
          43Shadow AlakazamShadow Pokémon iconShadow AlakazamPsychicPsycho Cut GhostShadow Ball 28.53381.889163.9s48.1
          44OverqwilOverqwilPoisonPoison Jab PoisonSludge Bomb 24.90649.055166.8s48.1
          45Shadow TyranitarShadow Pokémon iconShadow TyranitarSteelIron Tail DarkBrutal Swing 24.80649.855167.3s48.0
          46Shadow SkuntankShadow Pokémon iconShadow SkuntankPoisonPoison Jab PoisonSludge Bomb 26.14523.446165.2s47.9
          47Shadow VileplumeShadow Pokémon iconShadow VileplumePoisonAcid PoisonSludge Bomb 28.47367.639165.6s47.7
          48Muk (Alola Shadow)Shadow Pokémon iconMuk (Alola Shadow)PoisonPoison Jab PoisonGunk Shot 24.69631.995168.6s47.5
          49Giratina (Altered Forme)Giratina (Altered Forme)GhostShadow Claw GhostShadow Force *24.00687.065170.9s47.3
          50RoseradeRoseradePoisonPoison Jab PoisonSludge Bomb 27.47402.948166.8s47.2
          1 of 2

          About the results

          Our guide provides detailed information on recommended Pokémon and moves that are most effective against Gardevoir in Raid Battles. Whether you're looking for the best counters to take Gardevoir down quickly with high DPS, or the tankiest counters that can withstand its attacks, our guide has something for every trainer.

          The top-ranked Gardevoir counter is Shadow Metagross, followed by Mega Gengar, Mega Banette, and Metagross. The table also includes Mega Rayquaza, Shadow Mewtwo, Shadow Cursola, and Mega Beedrill, among others. Each Pokemon's move type is indicated by an icon beside the move name.

          Gardevoir type chart

          When fighting Gardevoir, keep in mind the following that Psychic and Fairy-type Pokémon are weak to Ghost, Poison, and Steel type moves. They take reduced damage from Psychic, Dragon, and Fighting type moves.


          Type chart shows the percentage (%) of damage taken from an incoming attack of a particular type.

          Best move-types and weather for Gardevoir Raids

          Move-typeUsage (%)Weather
          • snowSnow
          • fogFog
          • cloudyCloudy
          • windyWindy
          • sunnySunny
          • rainRainy
          • sunnySunny
          • rainRainy
          • windyWindy
          • fogFog
          • sunnySunny
          • rainRainy
          • snowSnow

          About our ranking methodology

          When calculating the best counters for any Pokémon, our simulator takes into account various factors, such as the defender's typing and average DPS against each attacker, the weather's influence, energy left over from using charge moves, Shadow Pokémon attack and defense stat changes, and more. During the initial phase of simulations, we calculate DPS and TDO for each attacker that is currently available in the game, and then we continue to rank them.

          We use a ranking method developed by a Reddit user named /u/Elastic_Space, which is described in detail in this Reddit post. It is a fairly complicated, but very well thought-out mathematical model for predicting simulation results without actually running the simulations. It also correlates with field data almost too well not to be used.

          Our Time to Win (TTW) and Faint numbers are also estimated, and should be taken with a grain of salt. Since we do not account for factors like Friendship and Mega damage boost, they will differ from actual experience in the field.