In Vs. Sealeo, Kirlia appeared with Zoey's Glaceon to train for the Grand Festival. At Conway's request, it was revealed by his Leafeon that Kirlia was male, and could possibly evolve using a Dawn Stone. Zoey allows Conway to use it, and Kirlia evolves into a Gallade.
In Vs. Glameow and Gallade, Gallade and Glameow battle against Dawn's Flaaffy and Rapidash in the Grand Festival. Despite being a Fighting type, Gallade battles more from a distance, breaking Dawn's combos and showing off his versatility. When time runs out, Zoey has more points, giving her the win.