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Table of Contents

How Shiny is Acquired
Evolution

Pokemon Ratings

Great League PVP Rating See all 3.5 / 5
Ultra League PVP Rating See all 3.5 / 5
Master League PVP Rating See all 2.5 / 5

Pokemon Stats

52.00 kg Weight
1.60 m Height
Pokemon Max CP
3093
ATK 237
DEF 195
STA 169

Pokemon Family

PVE Movesets Grades

Show Suboptimal/Unranked Movesets

PVE Offensive Moves Explanation

  • Confusion pairs well with Synchronoise to fulfill a Psychic attacker role. 

  • Low Kick works with Close Combat, but there are better Fighting type attackers. 

  • Charm lacks STAB and doesn't have much use for Gallade's role. 

  • Leaf Blade performs better than Gallade's other charge moves if the opponent is weak to Grass attacks. 

  • Psychic is a good move, but inferior to Synchronoise

  • Return is also an inferior move.

PVE Defensive Moves Explanation

  • Charm offers more coverage than Confusion, though it lacks STAB. 

  • Confusion is one the best fast moves for defense, with slightly better defensive energy gains than Charm

  • Low Kick has very poor damage output on defense. 

  • Leaf Blade is Gallade's only multi-bar charge move and is most likely to be used before Gallade faints.

  • Synchronoise sports to earliest damage window, though it's not as frequently used as Leaf Blade. 

  • Psychic is a good move, but inferior to Synchronoise.

  • Close Combat is inferior. 

  • Return is used just as often as Leaf Blade and comes out quickly, but its low power makes it less ideal.

PVE Overview

The Blade Pokemon of Gen 4 received the appropriate Leaf Blade, though the rest of its moveset really holds it back from being relevant in the meta. While it does have access to two different double STAB movesets, the sub-par options of Low Kick and Psychic are poor choices compared to other possibilities, even with STAB. The addition of Charm from the July 2019 move rebalance doesn't change much due to a lack of STAB, which leaves Gallade hoping for a positive movepool addition from the upcoming Ralts Community Day. 

PVP Movesets Grades

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PvP Moveset Explanation

Confusion + Leaf Blade and Close Combat

Confusion is the preferred fast move for Gallade as Low Kick is one of the worst moves in PvP. 

Leaf Blade (2.0 DPE) is one of the best charge moves for PvP, and is almost essential for Gallade even if it lacks STAB. A very low 35 energy cost of means Gallade only needs 3 hits from Confusion to be able to use Leaf BladeClose Combat provides some nice coverage, though it costs 60 energy which is 5 hits with Confusion

Charm + Leaf Blade and Synchronoise 

Due to the poor energy generation and lack of STAB, Charm tends to perform worse than Confusion in most cases. However, Charm does give Gallade wins against some of its counterpicks such as Sableye and Altaria, which may be preferable if you value a surprise factor. Leaf Blade is needed for shield-bating and does very good damage for its low energy cost. Synchronoise is more preferable in this moveset to provide Psychic-type coverage, in addition to costing less energy than other options. 

Note on Psychic Vs. Synchronoise

In a September 2019 update, Psychic was buffed to 90 Power/55 Energy. This makes it slightly more expensive and slightly more damaging than Synchronoise, and also makes the two moves virtually interchangeable in most PVP settings. However, Sycnchronoise is still preferred when paired with Charm due to the latter's low energy gains..

PvP Rating Explanation

Great League: 3.5 / 5

Gallade is a rather fragile Pokemon, with a stat distribution aimed for offense that results in poor bulk in comparison to its competitors. A rather unusual moveset makes Gallade more of a niche pick depending on the situation, as its primary offensive threats in the form of Confusion and Leaf Blade are not typical. Though that can potentially work well with Gallade's high ATK stat, just keep in mind that with a low bulk he'll likely need to be shielded. The addition of Charm gives Gallade even more plays in niche situations, as Charm can beat Dark and Dragon-type counterpicks at the cost of losses against Pokemon it would otherwise win against. 

Ultra League: 3.5 / 5

A higher CP cap in this league allows Gallade's high ATK stat to shine more, abusing the raw power of its high damage moveset to wreck its opponents. Wins against Fighting-types escorting Giratina are to be expected, while Leaf Blade ensures victory almost any Water-type that's seen in this meta. Unfortunately access to Charm is not enough to deal with either Giratina, which puts Gallade in an awkward spot since it loses to the bulky Psychic-types who already defeat the Fighters. Regardless, Gallade is still going to be used, definitely save a shield or two for it. 

Master League: 2.5 / 5

Gallade doesn't have the legendary stats needed to compete at the top ranks, though its high offensive stats and moveset combo still net some wins against Pokemon weak to it. Positive matchups against Lucario, Tyranitar, Swampert, and Melmetal are nice, but losing to most of the big legendaries ain't so hot. Relying on Charm to deal with prevalent Dragon-types in this league is also not advisable, as a narrow win against legacy Dragonite doesn't make up for losses Giratina and Dialga. 

Fast Moves

20
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Psychic

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.51x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS EPU DPS DPS w/STAB True DPS
1.60
1.00
9.38
12.50
15.63
6
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Fighting

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.51x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS EPU DPS DPS w/STAB True DPS
0.60
0.30
10.00
10.00
12.50
20
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Fairy

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS EPU DPS DPS w/STAB True DPS
1.50
0.30
7.33
13.33
16.67

Charge Moves

100
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Fighting

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.51x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS
2.30
1.30
0.00
1.00
43.48
54.35
43.48
90
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Psychic

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.51x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS
2.80
1.30
0.00
1.80
32.14
40.18
57.86
70
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Grass

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS
2.40
0.95
0.00
2.12
29.17
36.46
61.87

Exclusive Charge Moves

80
More Info

Psychic

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.51x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS
2.60
0.75
0.00
1.60
30.77
38.46
49.23
35
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Normal

.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.51x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS
0.70
0.25
0.00
1.06
50.00
62.50
53.03

Secondary Charge Move Unlock Cost

Candy
Stardust

Other

Female Ratio 0.0 %
Male Ratio 100.0 %

Pokemon Type Chart

Vulnerable

160% damage
160% damage
160% damage

Resistant

62.5% damage
62.5% damage

Pokemon Min/Max CP Values

How to use: You need to know your Pokemon's exact level. To find exactly what level your Pokémon is, power up your Pokémon following this chart until you're certain of your level from Stardust cost changes.

A Pokémon's minimum level is 1.

Every time you power up, your Pokémon gains half a level.

StardustLevelMin CPMax CP
20013843
2001.57890
2002119137
2002.5159183
4003200230
4003.5240277
4004281323
4004.5321370
6005362417
6005.5403464
6006443510
6006.5484557
8007524604
8007.5565650
8008605697
8008.5646744
10009686790
10009.5727837
100010768884
100010.5806928
130011844972
130011.58831016
1300129211060
130012.59591105
1600139981149
160013.510361193
16001410741237
160014.511131281
19001511511326
190015.511901370
19001612281414
190016.512661458
22001713051502
220017.513431546
22001813811591
220018.514201635
25001914581679
250019.514971723
25002015351767
250020.515731812
30002116121856
300021.516501900
30002216891944
300022.517271988
35002317652033
350023.518042077
35002418422121
350024.518812165
40002519192209
400025.519572254
40002619962298
400026.520342342
45002720732386
450027.521112430
45002821492475
450028.521882519
50002922262563
500029.522652607
50003023032652
500030.523222674
60003123412696
600031.523602718
60003223802740
600032.523992762
70003324182784
700033.524372806
70003424562828
700034.524762850
80003524952872
800035.525142895
80003625332917
800036.525522939
90003725722961
900037.525912983
90003826103005
900038.526293027
100003926483049
1000039.526673071
100004026873093
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