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Ralts 100% perfect IV stats, shiny Ralts in Pokémon Go

Everything you need to know about Ralts's Spotlight Hour.

This week's Spotlight Hour is all about the Feeling Pokémon, which means it's – once again – the perfect time to catch a shiny Ralts in Pokémon Go.

Ralts was last in the spotlight back in September 2022, so if you're missing its evolutions, this is a great spotlight to show up for.

Whether you're a fan of Battle League or battling in raids, its two final evolutions, Gardevoir and Gallade, are both pretty useful in Pokémon Go. So, if you're still missing a shiny or the 4* perfect Pokémon, this is your chance to try to find one, while also grinding the Candy and Candy XL you'll need to max out your Pokémon.

This week’s Spotlight Hour also comes with a double transfer candy XP bonus that runs alongside the event, so make sure you catch as many Pokémon as possible!

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Ralts 100% perfect IV stats in Pokémon Go

This week’s Spotlight Hour is a great opportunity to catch a Ralts with perfect IV stats.

Ralts.

'Perfect' means two things in Pokémon Go, depending on how you plan to use a given Pokémon. First, there’s the maxed out, 100% IV version, which is the 15/15/15 you’re looking for your 4* Pokédex, raids and Master League. Yet, because of how CP is calculated using three stats, a perfect IV Pokémon is generally only ever the best version of itself in the Master League.

Of course, you can’t see the IV of a Pokémon without catching it first, but with a little research beforehand, you can quickly spot a perfect Ralts based on the CP alone.

If you’re at Level 30 (or above), you’ll ideally be looking for the following CPs for a perfect 15/15/15 Ralts:

  • Level 30 (wild CP maximum) - 462 CP
  • Level 35 (weather-boosted wild CP maximum - 500 CP
  • The wild CP value aligns with your Trainer Level until you reach Level 30 and, due to the majority of the player base now being above this level, we've kept to these values for the sake of simplicity. These values will, however, be different if you're currently below Level 30.

    Is there a shiny Ralts in Pokémon Go?

    Yep, there is a shiny Ralts in Pokémon Go and it looks better than the original!

    The shiny form for Ralts was released on the game's 20th Community Day, back in August 2019. If you catch one, you can evolve it into a shiny Kirlia and either a shiny Gardevoir or a shiny Gallade.

    Ralt's evolution line. (Image credit: pokemon.com)
    Ralts's evolution line. (Image credit: pokemon.com)

    If luck is on your side, you may find a shiny Ralts in the wild, but be aware that this is not a Community Day and shiny rates are not boosted, so the chances of catching one, let alone a perfect one, are very low. That said, each Ralts you see has the potential to be shiny, so it’s purely a numbers game — tap each and every one of them and see what you get. Good luck finding the Ralts you need!

    What does shiny Ralts look like?

    As you can see, shiny Ralts and its evolutions take on a handsome blue instead of the grassy green of the originals. It's 'fins', for want of a better word, become orange instead of red, with Gallade's fin becoming a much darker grey.

    Ralts shiny fam
    by u/VpWaLL in TheSilphRoad

    Thanks to Reddit user VpWaLL for the handy comparison!


    The Shared Skies Season is here! The Better Together event is currently running, bringing both Tandemaus and Maushold to Pokémon Go. Go Fest 2024 may have been and gone, but you can still play around with the Fusion mechanic. Meanwhile, ticket holders can finish Go Fest 2024: A Shadowy Caper and The Dusk Settles. Don't forget to try out Routes, Gift Exchange and Party Play while you're hunting down rare Pokémon, fighting in the Go Battle League or competing in PokéStop Showcases.


    Are Gardevoir and Gallade good in PVP?

    How do Ralts's evolutions Gardevoir and Gallade fare in PVP, also known as competing against other players in Battle League?

    Ralts is one of those Pokémon that can evolve into two different final Pokémon. For 25 Candy, you can evolve your Ralts into a Kirlia. From here you have a choice: any Kirlia can evolve into a Gardevoir using 100 Candies, but a male Kirlia can evolve into a Gallade using 100 Candies and a Sinnoh Stone. Gardevoir is a Psychic/Fairy type, like Ralts, whereas Gallade is a Psychic/Fighting type.

    Clearly, the two Pokémon have very different use cases, given their type differences. Gardevoir is generally best in Master League, running Charm, Shadow Ball and Triple Axel. Gallade, on the other hand, is slightly better in Great and Ultra League, running Confusion, Close Combat and Leaf Blade. The Shadow version is always recommendedif you have access to it.

    But, let's look at each in turn, in a little more detail.

    Gardevoir

    Gardevoir.

    Gardevoir is that it is a glass cannon that runs some excellent but slow attacks.

    In Great League, Shadow Gardevoir is a decent choice, but no longer one of the best Fairy types in the meta. It pulls in wins against Dragonair, Pliwrath, Medicham and Vigoroth, but loses to Skarmony, Lickitung, Whiscash, Lanturn and Azumarill.

    Looking to Ultra League, Gardevoir beats Poliwrath, Greninja, Toxicroak, Virizion and Cobalion, but loses to Talonflame, Steelix, Cresselia, Swampert and Giratina Altered.

    However, Gardevoir makes a comeback in Master League, thanks to Dragon-type Pokémon being overrespresented Gardevoir chalks up wins against Dragonite, Garmchomp, Dialga, Gyrados (which is somehow not a dragon) and fellow Fairy-type Zacian. Losses come from Metagross, Exadrill, Mewtwo, Lugia and Giratina Origin.

    Gallade

    Gallade.

    Gallade has been trending upward in Great League since Ralts's last Spotlight Hour. While it has access to Charm, losing STAB means that Confusion becomes the better option. Close Combat is quite technical, in that it is guaranteed to drop your defence by two stages, leaving you with the Grass-type Leaf Blade for coverage. All the while, it keeps the same probems as Gardevoir in that it is a big, clumsy, glass cannon.

    If you are keen to run a Great League Gallade, it chalks up wins against Clodsire, Medicham, Azumarill, Lanturn and Skarmony, which is a good chunk of the top of the meta. However, it loses pretty hard to Whiscash, Vigoroth, Galarian Stunfisk, Talonflame and Lickitung.

    Onto Ultra League, Gallade beats Poliwrath, Tapu Fini, Steelix, Virizion and Cobalion, which is certainly respectable. Losses come from Greninja, Giratina Altered, Cresselia, Jellicent and Talonflame. This is mostly for the same reason as before – it's a technical Pokémon that simply lacks the bulk you'd want, no matter how spammy the fast move is.

    Gallade isn't awful in Master League, but it is a fair bit worse than its cousin. It beats Swampert, Exadrill, Mamoswine, Dialga and Zekrom, but loses to Mewtwo, Giratina Origin, Garchomp, Gyarados and Zacian.

    The TLDR here is that Gallade is also glass cannon, but is slightly spammier by dropping Charm, and has a STAB move that self-debuffs.

    Other tips for this Spotlight Hour

    Aside from trying to catch a shiny Ralts in Pokémon Go, there are a couple of other good reasons to partake in this week's Spotlight Hour:

    • The best reason is, of course, the double transfer candy. As always, this runs throughout the hour and affects more than just the Pokémon in the spotlight. This is a very important bonus to make the most of, especially for lower-level trainers looking to fill out their Pokédex. The smartest way to maximise do this is to create a Tag in your Pokémon storage just for this purpose.
    • We recommend creating a tag called 'Transfer', where you can place Pokémon you don’t want or need. Instead of transferring them as and when you catch them, hold them back for events like these, when you can bulk transfer them. All that Candy adds up very quickly, and is especially useful when transferring something like a Mewtwo for double candy, or after a huge event like Go Fest Global!
    • If you're a newcomer, this Spotlight Hour is the perfect time to collect enough Ralts candy to fully evolve this Pokémon and enter all of its evolutions in the Pokédex. This is pretty important as it will require 250 Candy to get all four Pokémon in your Pokédex.
    • Thanks to Ralts being a Fairy and Psychic-type, catching a bunch during this Spotlight Hour will add progress to your fairy and psychic-type catch bonus medals.

    Spotlight Hour events only last for an hour - 6pm to 7pm (local time), and next week's is Barboach and double evolution XP.

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