Best Gallade Counters in Pokémon GO

Are you looking for the best Gallade counters in Pokémon GO?

The Team GO Rocket Celebration event is currently active in Pokémon GO. With this event, all members of Team GO Rocket received new sets of Pokémon, including Team Rocket’s three team leaders. 

If you are here, you’re probably having difficulty going against Cliff, one of Team Go Rocket’s leaders. 

When you go up against Team Leader Cliff, he can use his Gallade, which can give you all sorts of headaches in the game. Aside from Gallade, he also has multiple powerful Pokémon with a decent type coverage making him quite difficult to defeat. 

However, nothing is impossible, right? 

In this guide, we will show you the best Gallade counters in Pokémon Go. 

Let’s dive right in!

Gallade Overview


The hardest thing about Gallade is that it has three different fast moves of various types. 

Gallade is a dual Psychic and Fighting-type Pokémon, which is vulnerable to Fairy, Flying, and Ghost-type attacks. However, it is strong against Fighting and Rock-type moves, which we don’t recommend if you go up against it. 

Team Leader Cliff

When it comes to Cliff’s Gallade, it can learn three fast moves: Charm, Confusion, and Low Kick. Being a Fairy-type move, Charm is very effective against Fighting, Dragon, and Dark-type Pokémon. 

Confusion is a Psychic-type move, which works well against Fighting and Poison-type Pokémon. If that’s not enough, Low Kick is effective against Normal, Rock, Steel, Ice, and Dark-type Pokémon. 

Best Gallade Counters in Pokémon GO

best Gallade counters in Pokémon GO

There aren’t too many Fairy-type attackers in the game, but a few can be effective against Gallade. Here are the Fairy Pokémon that can counter Gallade:

  • Gardevoir – Charm / Dazzling Gleam
  • Togekiss – Charm / Dazzling Gleam
  • Granbull – Charm / Play Rough
best Gallade counters in Pokémon GO

However, Fairy-type Pokémon aren’t the only ones that can be effective against Gallade. You can also use a few Flying-type Pokémon, which are far easier to find than Fairy Pokémon. 

Here are some Flying-type Pokémon to use against Gallade:

  • Moltres – Wing Attack / Sky Attack
  • Lugia – Peck / Sky Attack
  • Mega Pidgeot – Gust / Brave Bird
  • Rayquaza – Air Slash / Aerial Ace
  • Ho-Oh – Hidden Power (Flying) / Brave Bird
best Gallade counters in Pokémon GO

Lastly, some Ghost-type Pokémon in the game have powerful abilities that can be effective against Gallade. Ghost Pokémon also have an additional advantage against Gallade’s fast moves. 

Here are some of them: 

  • Mega Gengar – Lick / Shadow Ball
  • Banette – Shadow Claw / Shadow Ball
  • Chandelure – Hex / Shadow Ball
  • Origin Form Giratina – Shadow Claw / Shadow Ball
  • Gengar – Lick / Shadow Ball

You Might Ask (FAQs)

What’s super effective against Gallade?

Since Gallade is a Psychic / Fighting-type Pokémon,  it is weak to Flying, Ghost, and Fairy-type attacks. It is strong against Fighting and Rock moves but will also, fortunately, take normal damage from Psychic types. 

Is Gallade better than Gardevoir?

Gallade is probably the better choice if you’re just starting since you have access to more Pokémon weaknesses. Gardevoir is more of a specialized Pokémon, making it better when going up against specific Raids or Gym battles. 

Who is better Gallade or lucario?

If we’re going to base it on stats, Lucario is way better than Gallade. It only has a good physical attack, while Lucario has both ATK and DEF. However, Gallade has an excellent SP DEF, making it a decent choice when going up against the likes of Alakazam. 

This wraps up our guide for the best Gallade counters in Pokémon GO. If you have questions or other concerns, please let us know in the comment section, and we’ll be glad to help you out. 

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