Kirlia, The Emotion Pokémon. It is said that a Kirlia that is exposed to the positive emotions of it's Trainer grows beautiful. It controls it's PsychoKenetic powers with it's highly developed brain. It uses it's horns on it's head to amplify it's psychokinetic powers. When it uses the power, the air around it becomes distorted, creating mirages of non-existent scenery. It spins and dances when it is happy

Battle Moveset

A Good Moveset for Kirlia would have to be this:


Light Screen
Destiny Bond

Items Attached:

Quick Claw

Preferred Nature:


Strategy Using Kirlia

This moveset was suggested by Onimusha, which is pretty much all that Kirlia can do due to having lacklustre stats. Its frail too, very much like Kadabra/Alakazam defense wise, it won't be able to take a physical hit, especially a shadow ball.
With quick claw, which has a 30% chance of going first in battle, would allow you to set up a destiny bond. Hopefully, destiny bond will help trigger a switch which should give you an extra turn to use a move like Toxic on your opponent.
Or use this time to set up a Pseudo switch, I.E. set up a Reflect/Light screen and then move onto the next Pokemon that has an advantage against your opponent.
Kirlia really doesn't have too great of a use, and the ability Trace should be considered over Synchronize due to its helpfulness, I.E. recieving a water absorb/Volt absorb ability, allowing it to have some sort of defense against a specific type of moves.
Other than that, Kirlia could be an annoyer, with moves like Attract, Thunderwave, Destiny bond (for very much the same reason as above, to trigger a switch and continue with the paralysis of all your opponent's pokemon), Psychic/Magical leaf for the filler.

EV Corner:

Max out the EVs in Special Defense for Kirlia with any remaining in Speed & Defense

Strategy Against Kirlia

Kirlia' Defenses are below average but it's Physical is lower so attack with a Physical Volley or a Bug/Dark Volley

Contest Moveset

A good Contest Moveset for Kirlia would have to be this for the Smart Contest best with Calm, Gentle, Careful, Sassy Nature:


Calm Mind
Destiny Bond

Items Attached:

Green Scarf

Strategy Using Kirlia

If you do the attacks in this following order you should have very few problems; 1st - Calm mind, 2nd - Psychic, 3rd - Thunderwave, 4th - Psychic, 5th - Destiny bond

Locations in Games


Evolve Ralts


Trade from R/S

Fire Red/Leaf Green

Trade from R/S

Animé Appearences

Kirlia has had a few Animé Appearences. First it was owned by Butler and used as part of his Pokémon Magic Show. After that it featured in the Movie: Plusle & Minun's Great Adventure

Movie 6: Jirachi - Wish Maker!
Episode 362: The Film's Riding On Camerupt!

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