Pokemon of the Week 1 - Gardevoir. Post #1 Pokemon of the Week 2 - Samurott. Post #11 Pokemon of the Week 3 - Emboar. Post #26 Pokemon of the Week 4 - Misdreavus. Post #36 Pokemon of the week 5 - Charizard Post #41 The NU tier takes Pokemon that don't see usage and gives them an environment where they can shine. This thread spotlights some of these Pokemon and aims to discuss the positives and negatives of using it in the current metagame. For the first week of Pokemon of the Week, we will be spotlighting the recent drop Gardevoir. 68 | 65 | 65 | 125 | 115 | 80 Psychic is a great type in the current metagame checking the frequently seen Fighting-Types in the tier. With powerhouses like Sawk and Gurdurr in the tier, another Psychic type was very welcome. Blessed with an amazing ability in Trace, great stats in both Special Attack and Special Defense, and a versatile offensive and support movepool, Gardevoir can pull off an array of different sets, being one of its biggest selling points. Teammates: As with a lot of offensive Pokemon in the tier, Gardevoir appreciates Hazard support. Most Hazards help Gardeovoir net some extra Ko's, furthering its offensive prowess. Gardevoir works well with strong Fighting-Types who can take care of the Dark-Types that threaten it. Sawk, Primeape, and Gurdurr make great choices for teammates as they can effectively deal with them. Gurdurr gets an extra mention as it can set up rather easily on Skuntank while Koing Houndoom with Mach Punch after Stealth Rocks. Due to a subpar Defense stat, Gardevoir struggles with tanking strong physical attacks, thus Physical walls such as Alomomola or Weezing make good teammates. Drawbacks: Gardevoir isn't without its drawbacks. Its Hp, Defense, and Speed leave a lot to be desired, as she struggles against fast physical attackers such as Sawsbuck or Swellow. To go along with that, most Dark-Types in the tier hit from the Physical side making Gardevoir extremely vulnerable to Pursuit Trapping. Dedicated Special walls such as Lickilicky or Regice can tank on hit it has to offer (bar Focus Blast) and stall her out. The role as Psychic-Type/Fighting-Type check is rather competitive in the NU tier, thus it faces stiff competition from the likes of Mesprit or Musharna for a spot on your team. So with that, lets discuss the impact Gardevoir has on the tier. What are some of the best sets it can use? What does Gardevoir have that warrants usage over Mesprit or Musharna? Are there other Pokemon that synergize well with Gardevoir? What else counters Gardevoir, and how does she deal with said counters? Each pokemon will have one week, and in that time, the community will discuss these questions. Let the discussions begin! FINCH WAS HERE!