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XY/ORAS Singles Mega Gardevoir

Discussion in 'The Doctor's Clinic' started by Moose, Oct 27, 2013.

  1. Okay... trying to create a perfect Gardevoir.

    Here's what I have so far. This is coming from a discussion from KoL on IRC.

    Gardevoir (Modest) @ Gardevoirite
    252 SpD, 126 SpA, 126 HP
    IVs 31/x/31/31/31/31
    # Calm Mind
    # Dazzling Gleam
    # Psychic
    # Protect
  2. Toastie

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    Sorry, I'm a bit confused as to why you have Dazzling Gleam over Moonblast? Gardevoir learns Moonblast naturally and it has 15 higher base power and a chance to lower the opponent's Sp. Attack. All you need to get it is a Heart Scale (or level it up to 85 if you're trying to save up).
  3. Valin

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    I may be mistaken, but doesn't Dazzling Gleam target both opponents during Double Battles? If so, then that might explain it.
  4. KoL

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    Here's two sets, one for singles and one for doubles:

    MegaGardevoir @ Gardevoirite
    I'll explain the EVs in a sec

    - Hyper Voice (Tutor Move)
    - HP Ground/Psyshock
    - Calm Mind
    - Encore/Substitute/Pain Split (Tutor Move)

    This is the singles set. Pixilate Hyper Voice is Gardevoir's strongest STAB, as it turns Fairy-type and gets a 30% boost in power. Also due to Hyper Voice and other Sound moves ignoring Substitutes now, there is no better option here. Ground provides the best coverage alongside Fairy-type you can manage, but Psyshock is a more available option for in-game purposes and it still hits Poison-types and special walls hard. Substitute works brilliantly alongside Calm Mind for protecting you against anything that might try to status you during your setup, while Encore can trap an enemy into an ineffective move giving you free setup turns, and since Gardevoir is immune to Dragon and quad-resists Fighting it has two strong options to lock enemies into.

    Normally HP/Def training would be best for a CM user, but Gardevoir's lack of reliable healing options combined with abysmal Def will usually mean that setting up against a physical attacker will result in you being brutalized anyway unless you have Pain Split (but this may be worth a try.) Since MegaGardevoir has respectable Speed now, you can either play a pure-offense set with Timid and 252 EVs in Sp.Atk and Speed, or you can go a bulkier set with Modest and some split between HP, Sp.Atk and either defensive stat. If you find certain specific opponents causing Gardevoir problems with their attacks, try and tailor your EVs to defend and counter them.

    As for doubles:

    Gardevoir @ Focus Sash
    Same EV rules as singles set

    - Dazzling Gleam
    - Ally Switch/Trick Room
    - Trick Room/Imprison
    - Protect

    Doubles Gardevoir is a completely different animal to the singles set, and due to the superior (for doubles) abilities that Gardevoir gets over its Mega Evolution I'd honestly just use the regular Gardevoir in doubles and let someone else do the mega evolving. Either way Gardevoir's supporting options are numerous and that's what lets it shine, especially Ally Switch since it can tank Dragon-type attacks for an allied Dragon by swapping places with them on the battlefield. Trick Room is always reliable to have even on a team that isn't built around it, since it can completely shut down any opponent whose strategy relies on using fast Pokemon or boosting their speed (or lowering yours.) Finally, since most doubles Gardevoir would likely run similar sets, Imprison can completely ruin their day and even if they don't have Gardevoir, removing Trick Room and Protect from the equation as well as Dazzling Gleam on enemy Fairy-types to protect your Dragon-type partner can really be a bonus. The choice of ability depends on the team-mate; if they're likely to spam a move that hits every Pokemon on the field, Telepathy to avoid it is the obvious pick, if not then Trace can steal abilities like Intimidate and immunity abilities to disrupt opponent's strategies.
  5. Very nice read, I'm going to look into using Hyper Voice.

    Though a question: why Psyshock in particular opposed to Psychic?
  6. Shocari

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    Psyshock deals damage based on the target's Defense, rather than Special Defense. Most things that would come in against Gardevoir have a higher Special Defense stat, like Blissey. Psyshock makes it possible to then deal massive damage to said enemy.
  7. Hyper Voice is impossible to obtain in Gen VI right now, so...

    I guess I can settle for Moonblast?

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