Gardevoir or Alakazam?

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    Default Gardevoir or Alakazam?

    I'm having some trouble deciding on which I should choose. Alakazam has better sp. atk, but Gardevoir has better sp. defense and can take more hits... what do you guys think?

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    Default Re: Gardevoir or Alakazam?

    Alakazam. If you can take out your opponent before they hit you, you don't need defense.

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    Default Re: Gardevoir or Alakazam?

    Alakazam. Psychics are not defensive. They are offensive. And Alakazam is one of the best.

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    Default Re: Gardevoir or Alakazam?

    Alakazam. Might not have the best defenses, but it's not needed.
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    Default Re: Gardevoir or Alakazam?

    Alakazam. High Special Attack and high Speed? Good combination. Kill your opponent or weaken them severely before they can attack. :B

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    Default Re: Gardevoir or Alakazam?

    Gardevoir, Trace Ability can be far more useful than Synchronise (Tracing Water/Volt Absorb for example)

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    Default Re: Gardevoir or Alakazam?

    Alakazam is classic, and has killer stats. Gardevoir is an inferior incarnation. Gallade, on the other hand...

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    Default Re: Gardevoir or Alakazam?

    Gardevoir

    - Trace
    - Larger supporting movepool
    - Excellent stats all around
    - Low speed

    Alakazam

    - Ties with Porygon-Z for highest non-Uber Special Attack
    - Fastest Encore user
    - 120 base speed
    - Low defenses

    Overall, I like Alakazam better, both of them are great though.

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    Default Re: Gardevoir or Alakazam?

    Alakazam=better sweeper(tied with P-Z for having the highest SpAtk of any non-legendary Pokemon)
    Gardevoir=better wall/staller

    So whichever one fits your style of play from that.
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    Default Re: Gardevoir or Alakazam?

    If you like to sweep and hit things really hard, go for Alakazam. If you like to support your team, go with Gardevoir. Personally, I'd go for Alakazam, since I'm more offensively inclined.

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    Default Re: Gardevoir or Alakazam?

    I really prefer Espeon over either, but I'll say Alakazam.

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    Default Re: Gardevoir or Alakazam?

    Surely Alakazam.

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    Default Re: Gardevoir or Alakazam?

    They have extremely similar movepools, with a few differences and exclusivities dotted about here and there. Alakazam has a base stat total of 490, and Gardevoir's total is 518, but obviously it's also about their distribution as well. While Gardevoir packs a huge 125 base Special Attack, its mediocre Speed stat (base 80) does let it down on the offensive front. Base 80's not bad, but then it's not amazing either. However, Gardevoir does boast a massive 115 base Special Defense stat, and its base HP is higher than Alakazam (68, higher than 55), meaning it can sponge special attacks much better than Alakazam, sometimes even Super-Effective ones.

    An example would be a Shadow Ball from a Life Orb, or even Choice Specs, Gengar. Gardevoir survives both (Life Orb leaves it at around 20%, Choice Specs around 9%), whereas Alakazam is OHKO'd by both. Of course, Alakazam is faster than Gengar, and can OHKO it with Psychic as long as it's got an item boost of some descript.

    It all comes down to what you prefer I guess. I personally like Alakazam because Gardevoir's a bit too slow for me.
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    Default Re: Gardevoir or Alakazam?

    Alakazam's speed allows it to almost completely outclass Gardevoir, especially with the threat of Encore allowing you to get a free turn.

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    Default Re: Gardevoir or Alakazam?

    Quote Originally Posted by Pidge View Post
    Alakazam's speed allows it to almost completely outclass Gardevoir, especially with the threat of Encore allowing you to get a free turn.
    Gardevoir gets Encore in HGSS now too. Although I agree, a faster Encore is a better Encore. You always have to be careful what move you use against an Alakazam because it's so fast. @_@
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