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[[File:Type Psychic/Fighting.gif|link=Psychic/Fighting type]]  
Species Blade Pokémon
Abilities Steadfast
Justified (Dream World)
None ← 475 → None
Kanto N/A Johto N/A
Hoenn N/A Sinnoh N/A
Unova N/A Kalos N/A
Evolves from [[Kirlia (male)]]
Evolves into None
(エルレイド Erureido)
[[Generation IV]]
Evolutionary line
No evolution line
Weight Height
Pokédex color Egg group
<font color=White>White</font>
Shape Footprint
Gallade (Japanese: エルレイド Erlade) is a dual Psychic/Fighting-type Pokémon. It is the male counterpart to Gardevoir.


Gallade somewhat shares a resemblance to its female counterpart Gardevoir, but is different in many ways. The "skirt" of its pre-evolved form is now gone, revealing its legs, which are now much wider. The red horns that were on its head have moved down to its chest, like that of Gardevoir, but are much sharper. Its head is also similar to that of a Gardevoir, but it instead has a large gray-blue horn resembling a gladiator helmet. Another notable feature is the blade-like protrusions from its elbows, which Gallade can use as swords. It seems that the sharp protrusions can be extended and retracted when necessary.

The shiny version of Gallade has a blue coloring where the original has green, and its "helmet" becomes silver instead of light blue. It also has a slightly purple colored hue.

Special abilities

Gallade have the ability Steadfast, which allows its speed to increase x1.5 if it flinches.

The protrusions on Gallade's arms can be extended to be used as blades. This allows Gallade to learn a variety of sword-like moves. Gallade can also learn a variety of other offensive attacks, as well as a few defensive attacks that can be learned through TM's.


Gallade evolves from a male Kirlia by the use of a Dawn Stone.


In the manga

File:Gallade manga.png

In the Platinum chapter, Darach owns a Gallade.

In the anime

Zoey Gallade

Zoey's Gallade

Gallade made its anime debut in "A Grand Fight for Winning", and it made an appearance in the movie The Rise of Darkrai. Zoey also has Zoey's Gallade, which she used in her Grand Festival match against Dawn.

Game info

Gallade first appeared in the Generation IV games as the male counterpart of Gardevoir. Gallade was likely created to be a counterpart since a male Kirlia could evolve into the very feminine Gardevoir, which gave some confusion. However, since a male Kirlia can only be evolved into a Gallade by use of a Dawn Stone, a male Kirlia can still evolve into a Gardevoir at level 30.

Game locations

Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Diamond/Pearl Evolve Kirlia None
Platinum Evolve Kirlia None
HeartGold/SoulSilver Evolve Kirlia None
Black/White Evolve Kirlia (White only) None

Side game locations

Game(s) Area(s)
Explorers of Time & Explorers of Darkness Spacial Rift (B1F-B9F)
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia Altru Building
Pokémon Rumble Silent Forest

Pokédex entries



Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
File:Gallade(DP)Sprite.png File:Gallade(Plt)Sprite.png File:Gallade(Plt)Sprite.png GalladeBack(DPP)Sprite
Gallade(DP)ShinySprite Gallade(Plt)ShinySprite Gallade(Plt)ShinySprite GalladeBack(DPP)ShinySprite
Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire Back


Gallade's appearance is based on the ancient Roman Gladiator's.

Name origin

Gallade's English name is a combination of the words "Gallant" and "Blade". It's Japanese name, Erlade, is a combination of the word "Earl" (meaning chieftain) and "blade".


  • Gallade have similar evolutionary statuses with Froslass, as Froslass has pure female gender and Gallade has pure male gender. It also shares with Gardevoir, Glalie, Snorunt, Kirlia and Ralts, which have a 50:50 gender ratio. Also, Kirlia and Snorunt both need a Dawn Stone to evolve.
  • His arms might be samurai swords due to how they look and how Gallade uses them.
  • In his cry, it sounds as if Gallade is drawing out its blades.
  • Gallade is the third Psychic/Fighting type Pokémon, the other two being Meditite and Medicham.
  • The name "Gallade" has actually existed long before the Pokémon's creation; there is a U.S.-based chemical distribution company called "Gallade Chemical", which started business in the 1960s and has no relations with Nintendo or The Pokémon Company International.
  • Despite being a Fighting-type, it can only learn one Fighting-type move (Close Combat) by leveling up.
  • Gallade weighs the same as Blaziken.


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