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SM Gardevoir by Slugbox SM Gardevoir by Slugbox
See... There is absolutely no role or strategy for Gardevoir (or Mega Gardevoir) to fill in any capacity, any situation, and on any team that can't be better performed by a slew of more qualified Pokemon (or Mega Pokemon). Seriously there isn't. It's not an opinion, it's a mathematical and strategic fact! Not as an offensive type, not as a gimmick, not for defense, not for support, nothing. EVERYTHING she could do could be done by a better Pokemon more effectively and safely. Eternally NU tier. But she's still a waifu. And Shiny Mega Gardevoir is just fucking overkill on awesome looking cool ass monster girl time. And it makes me mad because shiny Pokemon are like digital fedoras. 

I love/hate Gardevoir because she's everything I want in a character design and nothing you'd want in serious gameplay practice.  UGH! FUCK. ARGHHHHHHHHHHH but remember, you should ultimately use the Pokemon that you WANT to use!! You don't have to be a Smogon shit like me. You can play for cutes. That's awesome if that's what you want to do! 

Fucking... this Pokemon tho... Fuck! So cool.

Also there's a regular Mega Gardevoir over at… if you prefer the wedding gown over the funeral gown.

24 Hour Later Edit: I laugh at everyone here who thinks they have a legitimately tournament capable Gardevoir. Pokemon isn't fucking YuGiOh you can't believe in the heart of your Gardevoir and it can suddenly rise from the very bottom of NU tier and take out Exodia. No. And Mega Gardevoir no. No one's wasting their one Mega slot on her.
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MetaLegaia Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great picture, I love the position and expretion she has it fits well for mega gardevoir
thewhimsy Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
FABULOUS picture. Also, your rant right on the money. I absolutely hate PvP Pokémon for that very reason. "Hey, you really like this pokemon? TOO BAD IT'S TRASH TIER TIME TO PICK FRIGGEN AEGISLASH AND GRENINJA LIKE EVERYONE ELSE"
DeathOfUs Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2015
pinkheartwolf123 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
animefreal412 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2015  Student Photographer
My Mega-Slot in XY, and on Showdown, is my Shiny Gardevoir named nicknamed V. Idgaf what others will say, V is one of my best on my team.
mariosonic945 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2015
It's like "why did i go through with this"
SkyDragon90 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I will say that I have one-hit killed MegaVoir with Lucario's ExtremeSpeed after Stealth Rock.  Can't remember if it was boosted with Swords Dance or not; MegaVoir's Base Defense is still 65.  And I don't care what its name is, any Fairy will make my beloved Hydreigon run back to his Poke Ball crying like a little bitch...
Hellbeholder Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, I've seem some pretty effective Mega Gardevoirs so...
However, I love to have her on my team cuz she is my waifu aswell.
I like to pet her very gentle in Pokémon Ami...
drelanarus Featured By Owner Edited Jan 5, 2015
Gardevoir is fantastic in any OU team that needs Trick Room and doesn't want to waste a special attack nuker slot, but that's a pretty limited role.

Mega-Gardevoir, however, is incredible in almost any doubles team, and godly in any target-all-adjacent doubles team. Telepathy gives her immunity from ally damage before she Mega-Evolves, Psyshock lets her tackle Special Defense tanks with low Defense while still using her Special Attack stat, full Speed EVs let her get a Focus Blast off on virtually any Steel type counter that is sent out, and Pixilate not only makes Hyper Voice (which targets all adjacent foes exclusively) into a Fairy type attack to provide a STAB bonus, but also provides a raw additive 1.3x damage boost as well.

Mega-Gardevoir is an unrepentant monster in doubles, especially with all the Dragon type megas floating around.

That's why Smogon has her in OU, beating out Mega-Aerodactyl, Mega-Aggron, Mega-Alakazam, Mega-Ampharos, Mega-Absol, Mega-Beedrill, Mega-Blastoise, Mega-Sharpedo, and Mega-Swampert who are all stuck in UU.
Fractalisomega Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014  Student General Artist
It's still fun when I can take out 3 Ubers with a single move from an NU pokemon..... (not Gardervoir mind you but still NU)
Flutterbunny76 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014
I like the funeral gown more! :iconinloveplz:
MrSammichMAN Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014
Believe in the heart of your Gardevoir, kids! There are no unusable Pokémon, just unwilling trainers!
Honestly, I don't enjoy metagaming, whenever people mention stuff like this I just think back to how Giovanni said that Pokémon where just "tools to be used" and how we weren't supposed to agree with that. But that's exactly what the metagame is.
Victreebong Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014
You tell 'em Slugbox. Fuckin Genwunner newbs.

Smogon Elite Master Race, FTW!
ninjaguy1123 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014
Her navel ring looks fun to mess with.
Reverant-Chaoz Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Student General Artist
I play for cuteness lol XD 
Audino, Lopunny, Lilligant, Reiniclus, Sylveon and Goodra
all of them kick ass Xd
carifoo01 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I still have the same Pokemon Ruby I bought when it first came out (Yay me!) and I still play it. I love Gardevoir, and usually end up getting a Ralts at the start of the game because Wally shouldn't be the only one to have him :U 

Right now, where I am in the game, Gardevoir is one of my best Pokemon. His Imprison really helps on other Psychic types, because a lot of Psychic types have Psychic. And his Sp. Attack/Sp. Defense/Speed stats ain't bad, either. 
whatIFitsALLaLIE Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014
Oh slug.. thinks yu-gi-oh isn't math... LOL <3
QuakeBrothers Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014
and can she "breast fire?" *Mazinger theme plays*
HexKor Featured By Owner May 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Her hands/forearms look like they have a severe case of edema, though it would seem that is the artist's style.

Also: I didn't like Gardevoir before she got her fairy-typing, as I would always prefer an Alakazam for a psychic type. But once she got that Fairy typing and some resistance to Dark I love it. Unfortunately, it's not advisable to ever search for Gardevoir with safe search/mature filters off. No...just no.

Also also: I'm not a competitive player so I only use Pokemon I like.
HexKor Featured By Owner May 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Also also also: Gardevoir is one of the Pokemon where I prefer their standard colors to the shiny form, because green is my favorite color.
H-for-HERO Featured By Owner May 13, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
What made you decide to pierce the lower rim as opposed to the upper rim of her navel?
Charro666 Featured By Owner May 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Months later, I wonder what you think about Gardy now, she has proven her weight, she's an amazing wall/stallbreaker in the current meta, and nothing can switch into her safely. She's pretty much A- ranking now.
yeven3 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014
here is how you use mega Gardevoir,  you get a Scolipede with speed boots, use it twice to get a plus 2 to speed  then Baton Pass into Gardevoir with the attack hyper voice, then mega evelove it, with a plus 2 in speed and an attack that will kill even pokemon who resist the attack, you just set up a sweeper that can only be killed by poison and steel, you will game anyone who you play. 
applenina55 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
well in non tournament games gardevoir is da shit
Ephraim225 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014
I'm sorry I can't hear you laughing over the sound of my Pixellated Hyper Voice
Hinata-Kurisu Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Im all for using pokemon you like to you and you can still get them to work amazingly well., heck i Run Lopunny on one of my teams and shes not very good according to smogon (then again... this is the same team i use smeargle and Mega blaziken on...)
raiochase Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014
Wow. Your rant is just how I feel about serperior. Still lookin battle fabulous though.
HealthBox Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014
Notice The Spam Of Gardevoir Strategies Going Down.
CandyCookieable Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
The black swan...
Charro666 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Bottom NU is overly exaggerated dude. STAB Hyper Voice from 165 spA is nothing to laugh at. Unless you're one of those guys that can only play with the very top 10 OU. If some people have laddered 1st on Ubers with a fuckin' Stunfisk, I'm pretty sure you can make M-Gardevoir work on a team, besides, Megas aren't always necessary, so "wasting" your slot on her isn't that bad.
Otherwise just slap a Scarf to regular Voir with Healing Wish/Destiny Bond, Moonblast and coverage and you're done. She's no Jirachi but she still can rk a lot of things, besides Healing W/Destiny are amazing late game.
CrimsonJokR Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014
Very nice.
halebana Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
very cool !!
rubexbox Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014
And this is where casual gamers triumph over hardcore least, those that don't care all that much about tiers. =p

Also, yes, Mega Gardevoir is pretty.
DJHiryu508 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014
My most devastating strategy actually lies with mega gardevoir. With a special attack stat of 311, I taught it both attract and hyper beam. Add in the ability pixelate and mega evolution and i've got the most evil strategy possible for gardevoir.
ItsRamos Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Start up with Calm Mind special wall Sylveon, Baton Pass into Mega Gardevoir and tear things appart, boom.
Max S.ATK and S.DEF with no damage taken.
If you feel extra lucky, Baton Pass to Curse Umbreon to beaf up her Def and atk, letting her use a Shadow Sneak set to counter pesky Aiegslash's and pretty much anything else faster than her.

In double battles, fighting with a Furfrou she can skill swap her Pixilate for his Fur Coat, giving her essentually doubled defense, stuck the Evs in HP and S.ATK and then calm mind a few times to be a dangerous tank.

I think the only useless mega is Mega Absol, which still has it's uses, but Mega Gardevoir is to be feared when used right.

Although I tend to go with Mega Mawile and stick a Choice Specs on Gardevoir.
Hinata-Kurisu Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you must have missed mega manectric. i dont often see it much tho. as far as its been its "Blaziken,Kangaskhan,Gengar or lose" when it comes to mega choices atleast.
ItsRamos Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Blaziken and Gengar I have no issues with, and Kanga just requires a little dance.
M-Gardevoir can be amazingly powerful with Hyper Voice.
GhastlyInk Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Like for Gardevoir has just increased by 100 Points.
Xero-J Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
On the other hand, she's adorable enough that there's a slim chance your opponent may just forfeit to avoid hurting her...
Xeitense Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I got my own Shiny Gardevoir today!!! YES
kniznik Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013
Considering I don't go to online battles. I couldn't care less about other pokemon doing a better job. I get a new game every couple of gens. She and few others is all I need to enjoy my games. Especially since you can get Ralts very early.
hyjinx42590 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013
After Pokebank, Mega Gardevoir will be moving up to RU atleast for 1 simple fact. Pixilate Hyper Voice. That gives it the 1.3x boost from Pixilate + stab + sound moves going through substitute. It's a powerful combo
KR4U55 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't know what hurts the worst, truth or the fact Gardevoir will always be trapped in NU.
Studio-Kyru Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
that's a great gardevoir you done an amazing job :)
Bond-of-Blood Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
I love it but she needs teh bewbs you should do more shiny mega garde please a vanilluxe with a cherubi on top.
newmusicpics Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013
So is this Dark mega Gardevior?
HealthBox Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014
It's A Shiny, Dark Would Have Like.... Pur
HealthBox Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014
Purple Skin.
HiddenZealot Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013
Really cool! Shiny Mega Gardevoir is my favourite mega evolution! I have one in my game and I use him all the time~!
nodot17 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
All hair her majesty Queen Gardavoir
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