Pokémon Unite Gardevoir – build, items, and moves

Find out all you need to know about the best build, items, and moves for Pokémon Unite’s Gardevoir

Gardevoir stood in the arena

Pokémon Unite introduced Gardevoir as its first new champ since release, and this psychic attacker promises a massive amount of targetable damage and the ability to adjust the position of subsequent attacks. Though Gardevoir may take a little practice to perfect, it has great potential, and with our help, you’ll be a master in no time.

In our Pokémon Unite Gardevoir guide, we will tell you all about this interesting champ’s moves, build, the best items to pick, and the best strategy for raking in those points and KOs. With great damage out the gate, but a lack of defence early game, you will need to play smart with Gradevoir. However, it’s definitely worth the trouble.

If you want to check out which Pokémon are the best, you should check out our Pokémon Unite tier list. We also have a bunch of other articles just like this one, including Pokémon Unite’s Ninetales, Pokémon Unite’s Charizard, and Pokémon Unite’s Eldegoss, so you can learn to master them all and adapt to any situation.

What are Pokémon Unite Gardevoir’s moves?

Gardevoir makes full use of its psychic typing with some really unique and useful moves. We recommend the top lane, but with the high damage you dish out, you can choose the bottom lane as well, especially if you’ve got a tough ally to hide behind. As with most attackers – especially those who have an evolution – you are quite squishy, especially in the early game, and therefore need to play it safe, poking enemies from a distance and avoiding taking on more than one enemy at a time until you have your full kit.

You will start as Ralts, who, despite its lack of endurance, is still a brilliant attacker. It’s important to make full use of the range on your attacks and moves, hanging back behind your team in group fights wherever you can, and clearing wild Pokémon to snatch yourself up some levels and XP as early as possible.

MOBAs always require a certain level of flexibility depending on your team and enemies. You can check out a description of each of the moves below, and find out which we generally recommend to make the best use of this powerful critter.

Gardevoir promotional image

Gradevoir’s passive ability

Move name Attack type Description
Synchronize Passive When an opponent inflicts decreased movement speed or a damage-over-time debuff on you, the same is inflicted on them. This ability goes on cooldown between triggers

Gardevoir’s early game abilities

Early in the game, your focus should be on hanging back and staying out of danger as you farm, or by using your large range to poke enemies during ganks. Confusion is a great bit of kit to secure you faster clears, which will help you level quickly. Teleport is a handy dash that can be used offensively, but should mostly be reserved as an escape route for when things get sticky.

We recommend you pick confusion first, then teleport at level three.

Move name Attack type Cooldown Description
Confusion Ranged 4.5 seconds Attacks in a straight line towards a chosen direction
Teleport Dash 11 seconds You perform a sliding tackle, damaging the opponent you hit

Gardevoir in the jungle

Gardevoir’s mid-game abilities

At level six, Gardevoir gets a great boost to its offensive damage, with a choice from two move upgrades. They both inflict AoE damage, and offer up some pretty powerful punches. Psyshock pushes out multiple waves and reduces the cooldown for the move every time they hit, making it great for continuous damage. Future sight also has a cooldown reduction, and acts more like a landmine.

Though both options are worthwhile, we recommend psyshock.

Move name Attack type Cooldown Description
Psyshock Area Ten seconds Attack a designated location three times, The move’s cooldown is reduced for each time a wave hits an opposing Pokémon
Future sight Area Nine seconds You set a delayed explosion, which reduces the move’s cooldown upon hitting an enemy

Garvedoir’s late-game abilities

This is where Gardevoir really starts to shine even more. You get another choice between two moves, and, again, both are strong options. Psychic is an AoE attack that can deal some nasty damage to the enemy, while moonblast has brilliant stun potential.

We recommend you choose the move based on your playstyle – go with psychic if you want to play more aggressively, or moonblast if you want to hang back and stun from afar.

Move name Attack type Cooldown Description
Psychic Ranged Seven seconds After either hitting an opposing Pokémon or travelling to its maximum distance, psychic deals damage to enemies in its area of effect, temporarily decreasing their movement speed
Moonblast Ranged Six seconds You attack while moving back. On hit, the blast deals damage to enemies in a cone, temporarily stunning the nearest opponent

Gardevoir’s end game abilities

Gardevoir’s unite move is super powerful, and when used well can be devastating to the enemy team. You pull all of the enemies into one concentrated location, which is really good when trying to take Zapdos or Rotom when the enemy team is trying their luck too. It’s also great for defending your goal during a gank, or scoring goals in their base. It’s best used if your team can coordinate ults, though, so if you’re playing with a group of friends on mic, you will be near unstoppable with this little beauty.

Move name Attack type Cooldown Description
Fairy singularity Hindrance Percent based Create a space warp in a designated area, drawing in enemy Pokémon then shoving them back, dealing damage when it disappears

Gardevoir scoring a goal

What are the best held items for Pokémon Unite’s Gardivour?

You can choose up to three held items. These are some of the best options, primarily focusing on boosting your special attack to give your moves that extra edge.

  • Shell bell – increases your special attack, decreases cooldowns, and regenerates HP when landing a hit. The higher your special attack, the more health you regenerate.
  • Special attack specs – increases special attack every time you score a goal
  • Wise glasses – increases special attack

What is the best battle item for Pokémon Unite’s Gardevoir?

You can choose one battle item per match, for Gardevior we recommend the following.

Eject button – allows you to teleport short distances, increasing your mobility and acting either as an escape when faced with a tricky situation, or an offensive manoeuvre when you want to get right into the fray of battle.

If you want to test your skills in Pokémon Unite, we have a super useful Pokémon Unite guide to tell you all about the game. Or you can check out our list of the best mobile MOBAs if you’re in search of something new.

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