Good news to psychic-type fans out there!
A fan-favorite, Gardevoir, is dropping tomorrow, 7/28/2021, for pokemon Unite.
Who is Gardevoir?
Gardevoir is a fan-favorite psychic-fairy type pokemon who (in the main series of games). It is probably safe to assume this pokemon will have special attack-based moves in Pokemon Unite. Most “mage” type pokemon seem to point in that direction (Pikachu, Eldegoss, Gengar, etc.)
Gardevoir move set Pokemon Unite
Attacks with a straight blast in a designated direction
Cooldown – 4.5 seconds
After you hit an opponent or when the move has traveled its max distance, it creates a circle, dealing damage to enemies in the area – decreasing the movement speed of enemy pokemon for a short time.
Cooldown – 7 seconds
The user attacks while moving backward, creating distance. This doubles as an escape/position adjustment tool. When it hits, this move deals damage to enemy pokemon in a cone shape, leaving pokemon closest to the user stunned for a short period of time.
Cooldown – 6 Seconds
The user warps to a designated area. Once they get there, the damage is increased for the first basic attack.
Cooldown – 11 seconds
An attack that strikes three times in front of the user in an AOE style. This attack can land on multiple enemies at once.
Cooldown – 11 seconds
A delayed explosion occurs. When this hits enemy pokemon, it shortens the cooldown of the attack.
This sounds like it might end up being something like Gengar’s “Hex” attack that can have a one-second cooldown if hitting enemies inflicted with his status effect. It could mean a potentially devastating attack in team fights for Gardevoir.
Cooldown – 10 seconds
Gardevoir’s unite move. This “warps space” in a designated area, bringing enemies closer to the center of the blast. Once the warp space disappears, pokemon is knocked back and dealt damage.
This sounds like another CC attack team fight beast of a move. We’re excited to see the impact this has on the game as it moves forward.
Seems like Gardevoir is going to play as an absolute CC beast. The downfall of the champion (balance) is the long cooldowns for her attacks. No telling how strong her base attacks will be, but it seems like Gardevoir is a new, different type of pokemon that we expect to play just as well as all the others.
More pokemon releases for pokemon unite coming soon!
This is the first of the three that were meant to be included in the game in the first place but didn’t make it in at launch – Gardevoir, Blastoise, and Chancey.
According to data mines, we have Eevee on the way also who will transform into only Sylveon (at the time of this writing).
Are you excited to play Gardevoir?
She’s a favorite of ours here!