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Gardevoir

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#282 Gardevoir
(サーナイト Sirknight)
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Pokédex
National
Kirlia 282 Surskit
Hoenn
031
Sinnoh
159
Unova
Kalos
Species Type
Embrace Pokémon PsychicFairy
Ability Gender
Synchronize
Trace
Telepathy (Dream World)
50% ♀/50% ♂
Pokédex color Egg groups
White Amorphous
Weight Height
106.7 lbs 48.4kg 5'03" 1.6 m
Body style Footprint
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Cry
Marriland Pokédex
Generation IV Generation V

Gardevoir is a Psychic/Fairy-type Pokémon introduced in Generation III. It is one of the two final evolved forms of Ralts.

Appearance

A human-like Pokémon, Gardevoir is over five feet tall. The classical tutu-type skirt seen with Kirlia is now a long, flowing gown that completely covers its legs, giving the appearance that it is floating. Gardevoir have long, slender, white legs underneath their gown. The red horns that were once on Kirlia's and Ralts' head have moved down onto Gardevoir's chest and back. Most of its face is obscured by its green 'hair', with only some white and its large red eyes visible. It also has long, slender arms that are green like its hair.

There are no gender differences between a male and female Gardevoir. The shiny version of Gardevoir has light blue "hair" and arms as opposed to light green, and its "horns" and eyes are orange instead of red. Due to their humanoid appearance, fans have made many tributes to this Pokémon and the rest of its evolutionary family because they think of Gardevoir and Gallade as the most popular couple because of their resemblance of human families (Gallade: father, Gardevoir: mother, Kirlia: elder sister, and Ralts: younger sibling).

Special abilities

Gardevoir can have two special abilities, the first being Synchronize, the second being Trace. Synchronize will pass on a Poisoned, Paralyzed, or Burned status effect(but not Sleep or Frozen) to the opponent Pokemon, and it will also increase the chance of meeting a wild Pokémon with the same nature as Gardevoir. The ability Trace will copy the opponent's ability for the duration of the battle.

Additionally, Gardevoir are able to sense the feelings and emotions of Pokémon and people. One of its main abilities, though, is a kind of precognition, which allows it to sense the future. Gardevoir are said to protect their trusted Trainers at all costs, even sacrificing their own lives to keep their Trainers safe.

Evolution

Gardevoir evolves from Kirlia upon reaching level 30. Gardevoir is one of two evolutionary forms of Kirlia.

Melodi's Gardevoir

Game info

Game locations

Version(s) Location Rarity
Ruby/ Sapphire Evolve Kirlia None
Emerald Evolve Kirlia None
FireRed/ LeafGreen Trade None
Diamond/ Pearl Evolve Kirlia None
Platinum Evolve Kirlia None
HeartGold/SoulSilver Evolve Kirlia None
Black/White Evolve Kirlia (White only) None

Pokédex entries

Generations I - II
Gardevoir did not appear during the Generation I - II games.
Ruby
Gardevoir has the ability to read the future. If it senses impending danger to its Trainer, this Pokémon is said to unleash its psychokinetic energy at full power.
Sapphire
Gardevoir has the psychokinetic power to distort the dimensions and create a small black hole. This Pokémon will try to protect its Trainer even at the risk of its own life.
Emerald
It apparently does not feel the pull of gravity because it supports itself with psychic power. It will give its life to protect its Trainer.
FireRed
It has the power to predict the future. Its power peaks when it is protecting its Trainer.
LeafGreen
It has the power to predict the future. Its power peaks when it is protecting its Trainer.
Diamond
It will try to guard its trusted Trainer with its life. It has the ability to see the future.
Pearl
It will try to guard its trusted Trainer with its life. It has the ability to see the future.
Platinum
To protect its Trainer, it will expend all it's psychic power to create a small black hole.
HeartGold
It unleashes psychokinetic energy at full power when protecting a Trainer it has closely bonded with.
SoulSilver
It unleashes psychokinetic energy at full power when protecting a Trainer it has closely bonded with.
Black
To protect its Trainer, it will expend all it's psychic power to create a small black hole.
White
To protect its Trainer, it will expend all it's psychic power to create a small black hole.
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Origins

  • The name Gardevoir is likely derived from the French phrase garde de voir, which can be loosely translated as "guardian woman of sight", or "seeing". Its name can also come from "guardian angel" as it watches over its trainer protecting them.
  • It is possible one of Gardevoir and its kins' origins were beautiful elves, fairies, or pixies. The fact that they seem to live in harmony with nature and have supernatural powers to protect things they care for are shared attributes. Gardevoir and Gallade's "ears" can be compared to the longer ears of their influences. This is in fact that it may be a mixture of human and the elves, fairies, or pixies, but fans describe it as a human more than as a fairy or an elf.
  • Despite its feminine appearance, a Gardevoir can be either male or female. This isn't the case for Gallade which is male only (as a female Kirlia cannot evolve into Gallade).

References