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From Bulbapedia.
Gardevoir's official artwork from Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire.
Games Brawl
Move Reflect
Rarity Common
English voice actor Michele Knotz
Japanese voice actor Tomoko Kawakami
German voice actor Caroline Combrick (SSB4/Ultimate)
Article on Bulbapedia Gardevoir (Pokémon)
It reflects any projectiles with a vast field. Be careful not to casually shoot stuff or throw items.
Pokémon Encyclopedia, Smash Bros. DOJO!!

Gardevoir (サーナイト, Sirnight) is a creature from the Pokémon series. It appears as a Poké Ball Pokémon in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Super Smash Bros. 4 and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.


Gardevoir is a Psychic type Pokémon introduced in Generation III, who gained the Fairy type in Generation VI. It is listed in the Pokédex at #282 as the "Embrace Pokémon". Like most Psychic types, it focuses on Special stats. With the introduction of Gallade in Generation IV, Gardevoir is one of two final forms of Ralts, and it can Mega Evolve. It is notably the main Pokémon used by Wally in the original Pokémon Ruby, Sapphire and Emerald and by Diantha in Pokémon X and Y. Gardevoir and Gallade also have an apparent futuristic relative known as Iron Valiant, a Paradox Pokémon that debuted in Pokémon Violet.

Reflect is a Psychic-type support move: it creates a barrier which protects the ally team, reducing the damage received from physical attacks for five turns. Gardevoir can learn Reflect with TM33 in every game where both are available.

Gardevoir has two different voice clips in Brawl, with one in the Japanese version and another in non-Japanese versions. In Smash 4, Gardevoir got unique German and French voice clips to accompany the ones from Brawl. All of these are used in Ultimate.

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

As a Poké Ball Pokémon[edit]

Gardevoir in Brawl.

When called from a Poké Ball, Gardevoir encircles itself in a large barrier ("Reflect"), which reflects all opposing projectiles. As the barrier causes no damage in itself, characters are free to continue play within it, though any enemy projectiles used inside will instantly reflect and damage the user. Gardevoir will slowly walk across the stage from end to end for about 15 seconds. Interestingly, it can't reflect Hotheads, but it can detonate Snake's down smash.


Screenshot by Dany36
Gardevoir's trophy in Brawl
An Embrace Pokémon. Despite its elegant, feminine appearance, there are both male and female Gardevoir. A Psychic-type, it has the ability to predict the future and levitate. It's a brave Pokémon that will risk its own life to protect its Trainer. It uses the ability Synchronize to pass on status problems like poison, paralysis, and burn to its foes.
GB Advance: Pokémon Ruby/Sapphire
Nintendo DS: Pokémon Diamond/Pearl


Name Game Effect Fighter(s)
Gardevoir Pokémon series StickerIconShieldResistance.png +9 RandomHeadSSBB.png
Brawl Sticker Gardevoir (Pokemon series).png
(Pokémon series)

In Super Smash Bros. 4[edit]

As a Poké Ball Pokémon[edit]

Gardevoir appears in Super Smash Bros. 4 as a Poké Ball Pokémon.


Gardevoir's trophy in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
NTSC Gardevoir is a Psychic/Fairy-type Pokémon, bearing an elegant appearance that male and female Gardevoir share. In Smash Bros., it uses Reflect to turn back projectiles and items launched toward it. Helpfully, it won't affect any of the shots from the player who summoned it. Take advantage of this!
GB Advance: Pokémon Ruby & Pokémon Sapphire (03/2003)
3DS: Pokémon X & Pokémon Y (10/2013)
PAL This Psychic- and Fairy-type may look like a woman in a long dress, but there are both male and female Gardevoir out there! If you get one in battle, it'll use Reflect, creating a barrier that stops projectiles from hitting you and your allies. It won't block any of your shots, though, so feel free to fire all the projectiles you like!
GB Advance: Pokémon Ruby/Sapphire (07/2003)
3DS: Pokémon X/Y (10/2013)

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

As a Poké Ball Pokémon[edit]

Gardevoir in Ultimate

Gardevoir returns as a Poké Ball Pokémon, keeping its previous function.

Gardevoir cannot be summoned on Arena Ferox, King of Fighters Stadium, Magicant, Mute City SNES, Onett, nor Wrecking Crew.


No. Image Name Type Class Cost Ability Series
SSBU spirit Gardevoir.png
★★ 1 Perfect-Shield Reflect Pokémon Series


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name
Japan Japanese サーナイト, Sirnight
UK English Gardevoir
France French Gardevoir
Germany German Guardevoir
Spain Spanish Gardevoir
Italy Italian Gardevoir
China Chinese 沙奈朵
South Korea Korean 가디안, Gadian
Netherlands Dutch Gardevoir
Russia Russian Гардевойр


  • Reflect's behavior is very different between the Pokémon and Smash series, and no true Pokémon equivalent exists. However, similar moves include:
    • Magic Coat, which can bounce back some Status moves. Gardevoir can learn it with a move tutor, though only in games released after Brawl.
    • Mirror Coat, which, if the user is hit by a special attack, deals to the attacker double the damage received. However, the user still takes damage, and Gardevoir is unable to learn it.
  • Gardevoir's trophy in SSB4 is a mirrored pose of its official artwork from Pokémon Ruby & Sapphire onward.
  • Gardevoir is one of few non-Master Ball Pokémon that does no damage.
  • Gardevoir's walking animation in Smash makes a reappearance as an unused walking animation in Pokémon Sun and Moon's data files.
  • Both Gardevoir's Brawl and SSB4 trophy descriptions point out the fact that Gardevoir can be both genders despite having a clearly feminine design. This is never brought up anywhere else in any Pokémon-related media.

External links[edit]

Blurb from "Pokémon Encyclopedia" post on Super Smash Bros. DOJO!!