With Psychic Spectacular concluding, Psychic-type Pokémon are still running freely around, all thanks to Niantic’s decision to make Ralts the center of attention this week. For the Pokémon GO’s Spotlight Hour debuting on 13th September 2022, Trainers will get to catch Ralts for one hour and hopefully get a Shiny variant.
In preparation for the Spotlight Hour, find all you need to know about Ralts below, including its stats, best movesets, counters, and weaknesses. If you’ve been aiming to score an elegant Gardevoir or a strong Gallade, now’s your chance during this week's Spotlight Hour.
Pokémon GO Ralts - Best Moveset
Ralts is quite a decent base evolution Pokémon, and it possesses pretty neat stats for GO Battle Leagues or Raids.
Ralts is a Psychic and Fairy-type Pokémon that has 79 attack, 59 defense, and 99 stamina. It has three other evolutions: Kirilia (second evolution), Gallade, or Gardevoir (final evolution depending on the usage of a Sinnoh Stone).
At a base level, Ralts is hard to consider the best among all other Pokémon, but it may prove useful in Great Leagues or if evolved later on.
The Pokémon has two quick moves and three other charge moves. Ralts quick moves are Confusion and Charge Beam. Its charge moves are Psyshock, Shadow Sneak, and Disarming Voice.
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But for Ralts, it’s best to stick with the Pokémon’s Psychic-type moves since they’re the best choices for offensive and defensive builds. Confusion is one of the most standard Psychic-type quick moves, while Psyshock dishes out decent damage for a base-level Pokémon.
Pokémon GO Ralts - Best Counters and Weaknesses
Naturally, Ralts is weak against Poison, Ghost, and Steel-type attacks. You’ll want to avoid facing Pokémon with abilities of these types, as they’ll pack a punch and most likely destroy your Ralts.
Pokémon like Gengar with Lick and Shadow Ball or Chandelure with Hex or Shadow Ball are optimal choices to use against Ralts but should be avoided if you’re on the other end of the hammer.
On the other hand, the Pokémon is resistant to Dragon, Fighting, and Psychic-type attacks. Generally, you’ll always have the upper hand using Ralts against any Pokémon with moves of these types. And if you’re facing the Pokémon, it’s best to switch to something else to deal more damage than you would've.
Do note that Pokémon GO’s Spotlight Hour only lasts an hour from 6 pm to 7 pm local time on 13th September 2022. Afterward, Ralts won’t be seen as abundantly across your neighborhood.
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