Ralts Pokémon

Last Modified Jun 30, 2021 11:55 GMT

Introduced in generation three with the Pokemon Ruby and Sapphire games, Ralts was a monotype psychic Pokemon, but it gained another type with generation six and became psychic/fairy. When Ralts was first introduced it had a typical evolution line, but starting in generation four Ralts earned another final evolution. As a rare and powerful Pokemon, Ralts was already desirable, but with another possibility in the mix, Ralts has become even more popular. Ralts has been showcased as a companion to those who are kind-hearted or sensitive and its role in the media has encouraged a fanbase around this Pokemon. This guide will showcase Ralts’s appearances in the anime, its evolution line’s capabilities in battle, as well as other general facts about Ralts.



About Ralts


Ralts first made an appearance in the Pokemon Ruby and Sapphire games where it played a role as the rival’s ace Pokemon. As a rare encounter in the area, and the tutorial for catching Pokemon, many fans came to dislike the rival’s ineptibility and “luck”. The evolution line for Ralts changes based on which generation you are playing. Before generation four, you would have to settle for Gardevoir, while during and after generation four you could expose a Dawn Stone to a male Kirlia for a Gallade. Ralts made its first appearance in the Ruby and Sapphire season of the anime with the episode Do I Hear a Ralts?.


First appearance in animePokemon the Series: Ruby and Sapphire Do I Hear a Ralts?
First appearance in gamePokemon Ruby and Sapphire
Region Hoenn
Evolution Evolves into Kirlia. If a Dawn Stone is used on male Kirlia evolves into Gallade, otherwise evolves into Gardevoir upon reaching level 30
1st Evo level20
2nd Evo level30, evolves into Gallade if Kirlia is male and a Dawn Stone is used
Pokedex EntryRalts senses the emotions of people using the horns on its head. This Pokémon rarely appears before people. But when it does, it draws closer if it senses that the person has a positive disposition.


Ralts Base Stats


HP28
ATTACK25
DEFENCE25
SP. ATTACK45
SP. DEFENCE35
SPEED40
TOTAL198


Appearance


Ralts is a small humanoid Pokemon. It has a small green bowl cut that wraps around its head, and a small red crest in the middle of its head. The rest of its body resembles an oversized dress or gown and it has two stubbly arms sticking out of its body. Its eyes are not typically visible but some Pokemon media shows that it does have two regular eyes. Ralts is quite small at only 1 foot and 4 inches, or 0.4 meters tall.



Behavior


Ralts is a shy and meek Pokemon. According to the Pokedex the crest it has on its head is able to sense emotions and it will typically only show itself to kind-hearted people. As a psychic/fairy Pokemon it has a high degree of empathy, and when people around it are happy so is Ralts. While Ralts is fiercely loyal, it is not particularly powerful and requires some training in order to reach the peaks of Gardevoir or Gallade.


Strengths and Weaknesses


As Ralts is the base evolution in the line, there is not much to talk about regarding its strengths. Luckily, with the inclusion of Gallade, you do not have to worry too much about its nature and whether it is a special or physical attacker. You just need to remember that Gallade is more of a physical attacker and Gardevoir is more of a special attacker. Let its nature determine which of these you evolve them into, but only if it is applicable. As a dual type psychic and fairy Pokemon you will need to avoid sending Ralts into a poison, ghost, or steel type Pokemon.


Evolution of Ralts


Ralts’s evolution line was pretty standard with generation three. At level 20 it would evolve into Kirlia, and at level 30 it would evolve into Gardevoir. With the inclusion of Gallade starting at generation four, you have a choice to make at the Kirlia stage. If your Ralts is male, you can use a Dawn Stone on your Kirlia to evolve it into a Gallade instead of a Gardevoir. If you want a Gallade, make sure you use a Dawn Stone before level 30 or stop Kirlia from evolving once it reaches this level threshold. If your goal is to get a Gardevoir, you do not need to worry about its gender or using any unique requirements. It will evolve into Gardevoir naturally with enough levels.



Shiny Ralts


There is not much to see with Shiny Ralts. In Shiny Ralts’s color palette, the green bowl cut on its head turns from green to a teal color. The crest on Shiny Ralts’s head is also changed from red to an orange color. Its body does not really change in color, but it does have a slightly pinker hue. Shiny Ralts is not the most distinct shiny Pokemon, but as Gardevoir and Gallade are popular Pokemon, it is very desirable. Like all shiny Pokemon, Shiny Ralts gains a starry animation upon entering battle.



Best Moveset


There is not much reason to run Ralts as its base evolution. However, if you feel inclined to try out Little Cup brackets, you could get away with a special attacking Ralts. To have the best success with this, use a Choice Scarf as your held item to boost its chance to go first and One Hit KO potential. For a moveset, consider running Psychic, Dazzling Gleam, Thunderbolt, and Memento/Destiny Bond. Psychic benefits from STAB (Same Type Attack Bonus), Dazzling Gleam is much of the same story, Thunderbolt tries to make use of its special attack stat, and Memento and Destiny Bond can help the rest of your team clean up your opponent’s team.


PsychicDazzling Gleam
ThunderboltMemento/Destiny Bond


How to Catch Ralts in Pokemon Go


To have the best odds of encountering a Ralts in Pokemon Go, you will want to search in residential areas at nighttime, or around hospital buildings. These areas are where Ralts have the best chance of spawning. Ralts has also appeared as a tier one boss in Pokemon Gym Raids. This can help you find a stronger IV Ralts for battling. Since you need Ralts as the base for both Gardevoir and Gallade, it is important to catch any and all Ralts you find. It will take 25 candies to evolve Ralts into Kirlia and another 100 candies to evolve it into either Gardevoir or Gallade. If you want to get a Gallade, you will need a male Kirlia, a Sinnoh Stone, and 100 candies.



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Trivia


  1. Ralts has one of the lowest base stat totals out of every psychic type Pokemon in the games.
  2. The name Ralts is likely based on the term waltz, which its final evolution Gardevoir supports.
  3. While Wally catches a level 5 Ralts in the Ruby and Sapphire games, it is impossible for the player to encounter a level 5 Ralts anywhere.


FAQ


What level does Male Ralts Evolve?


Male Ralts will evolve into Kirlia at level 20. At the Ralts stage, you do not need to do anything special if your end goal is to obtain Gallade. You just need to reach the level threshold of level 20 to get your Ralts to evolve into Kirlia, male or female.


Is Gallade or Gardevoir better?


In casual play, you just need to consider if you need physical attackers or special attackers. If the answer is the former, you will want a Gallade and vice versa for Gardevoir. They are nearly identical in stats besides their primary attacking stat. However, Gardevoir is placed in a higher bracket for competitive play, making its competition more difficult, but its general battle capabilities are higher as well. Therefore, it is likely that Gardevoir is stronger than Gallade.


How do I evolve Kirlia into Gallade?


To get your Kirlia to evolve into Gallade, you will need two things. First you need to ensure that your Kirlia is male, as Gallade’s line is only unlocked to male Kirlia. Secondly, you will need to use a Dawn Stone on your male Kirlia to get a Gallade. If you level your male Kirlia to level 30, it will become a Gardevoir. You can still cancel the evolution, but if you end up with a Gardevoir, you will need to start the process over again.


Conclusion


Congratulations, you now know just about everything there is to know about this feeling Pokemon. Ralts is not very impressive all on its own, the payoff of Ralts is its final evolutions. Both Gallade and Gardevoir are powerful in battle, and with both receiving a mega evolution in generation six, Ralts has become a very desirable Pokemon. While it is fairly rare to find a Ralts, the end goal is well worth the time. Take good care of a Ralts and it will pay it forward for you in battle.