Deino Raid Counters Guide

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Deino, our little emo dragon, is a Tier 1 raid boss in Pokémon Go and is undoubtedly one of the most coveted Pokémon in the game. With Deino as a raid boss and the rarity associated with it, its raids are bound to invite a lot of participants from all across the world. 

With a 2x weakness to the Fairy type and a set of other weaknesses such as Bug Dragon Fighting and Ice, Deino is an easy solo and would give the opportunity to not only possibly get a good IV variant but also a shiny! As it is well established, shiny Deino is almost non-existent! With that being said, check out this Deino raid guide to help you pick the best counters to zero down this dragon with an adorable haircut and get in en route to becoming one of the most fearsome Pokémon in the entire Pokémon world!

Deino: Stats and Max CP

Deino DarkDragon
Max CP at Level 40 1062 | Max CP at Level 50 1200
ATK 116 DEF 93 HP 141
Weak to Strong Against
Fairy Bug Dragon Fighting Ice  Ghost Psychic Dragon


Deino can be caught with the following CP values:

  • 560 – 606 CP at Level 20, no weather boost
  • 701 – 758 CP at Level 25 with Fog and Windy weather boost

Deino Raid Counters

Since Shadow Pokémon are extremely expensive to power up and require specific events to remove Frustration with a Charge TM, they will NOT be listed as raid counters in this article. That being said, if you have the shadow form of a listed raid counter Pokémon powered up and TMed, use it.

It should be noted that Deino has a 2x weakness to Ice

The best counters for Deino are the following:

Deino Counters
Supreme counters
Gardevoir Charm Fairy Dazzling Gleam Fairy
Togekiss Charm Fairy Dazzling Gleam Fairy
Good counters
Abomasnow (Mega) Powder Snow Ice Weather Ball Ice
Rayquaza Dragon Tail Dragon Outrage Dragon
Sylveon Charm Fairy Moonblast Fairy
Altaria (Mega) Dragon Breath Dragon Moonblast Fairy
Darmanitan (Galarian) Ice Fang Ice Avalanche Ice
Lopunny (Mega) Low Kick Fighting Focus Blast Fighting
Lucario Counter Fighting Aura Sphere Fighting
Conkeldurr Counter Fighting Dynamic Punch Fighting
Machamp Counter Fighting Dynamic Punch Fighting
Salamence Dragon Tail Dragon Outrage Dragon
Haxorus Dragon Tail Dragon Dragon Claw Dragon

Deino Moveset Analysis

Fast Moves Charge Moves
  • Dragon Breath Dragon
  • TackleNormal
  • Dragon Pulse Dragon
  • Crunch Dark
  • Body Slam Normal

Dragon Breath gets STAB and is the only worthy fast move for Deino. Tackle is bad.

Crunch and Body Slam are both 3-bar charged moves. However, Crunch not only gets STAB but also deals more damage.

Dragon Pulse is Deino’s strongest charged move and is 2-bar.


Shiny Deino and Deino, in general, form one of the rarest finds in the game. Raids give you a wonderful opportunity to chase that shundo, which quite honestly would be a gem of a find.

Equally exciting is the fact that Deino evolves into the powerful pseudo legendary: Hydreigon. With appreciable performance in both PvE and PvP and the inevitable Community Day, Deino is undoubtedly a worthy catch and deserves to be heavily sought after!

Let’s try to get this elusive dragon and hope for a good one. Enjoy raiding, trainers!

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