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.

Let’s check out the top raid counters for Deino:

# Pokémon Fast Move Charge Move Time to win Deaths
1. Alakazam (Mega) Psycho Cut Psychic Dazzling Gleam Fairy 5.90s 0.00
2. Banette (Mega) Hex Ghost Dazzling Gleam Fairy 5.90s 0.00
3. Xurkitree Spark Electric Dazzling Gleam Fairy 6.50s 0.00
4. Altaria (Mega) Peck Flying Dazzling Gleam Fairy 7.30s 0.00
5. Glalie (Mega) Frost Breath Ice Avalanche Ice 7.30s 0.00
6. Latios (Mega) Dragon Breath Dragon Dragon Claw Dragon 7.31s 0.00
7. Sceptile (Mega) Fury Cutter Bug Dragon Claw Dragon 7.39s 0.00
8. Alakazam Counter Fighting Dazzling Gleam Fairy 7.70s 0.00
9. Beedrill (Mega) Bug Bite Bug X-Scissor Bug 8.09s 0.00
10. Blaziken (Mega) Counter Fighting Blaze Kick Fire 8.28s 0.00
11. Beartic Charm Fairy Play Rough Fairy 8.31s 0.00
12. Zekrom Dragon Breath Dragon Outrage Dragon 8.55s 0.00
13. Latias (Mega) Charm Fairy Mist Ball Psychic 8.59s 0.00
14. Abomasnow (Mega) Powder Snow Ice Blizzard Ice 8.66s 0.00
15. Dragonite Dragon Tail Dragon Outrage Dragon 8.78s 0.00
16. Pheromosa Bug Bite Bug Close Combat Fighting 8.78s 0.00
17. Gyarados (Mega) Dragon Breath Dragon Outrage Dragon 8.80s 0.00
18. Tapu Bulu Rock Smash Fighting Dazzling Gleam Fairy 8.80s 0.00
19. Rapidash (Galarian) Fairy Wind Fairy Play Rough Fairy 8.80s 0.00
20. Granbull Charm Fairy Play Rough Fairy 8.81s 0.00
21. Sylveon Charm Fairy Draining Kiss Fairy 8.88s 0.00
22. Scizor (Mega) Fury Cutter Bug X-Scissor Bug 8.89s 0.00
23. Donphan Charm Fairy Play Rough Fairy 8.88s 0.00
24. Garchomp Dragon Tail Dragon Outrage Dragon 8.93s 0.00
25. Salamence Dragon Tail Dragon Outrage Dragon 9.03s 0.00
26. Rayquaza Dragon Tail Dragon Outrage Dragon 9.07s 0.00
27. Zacian Metal Claw Steel Play Rough Fairy 9.18s 0.00
28. Slurpuff Charm Fairy Play Rough Fairy 9.18s 0.00
29. Charizard (Mega X) Dragon Breath Dragon Dragon Claw Dragon 9.32s 0.00
30. Wigglytuff Charm Fairy Play Rough Fairy 9.55s 0.00
31. Tapu Koko Quick Attack Normal Dazzling Gleam Fairy 9.60s 0.00
32. Gardevoir Charm Fairy Dazzling Gleam Fairy 9.55s 0.00
33. Togekiss Charm Fairy Dazzling Gleam Fairy 9.55s 0.00
34. Tyrantrum Charm Fairy Outrage Dragon 9.64s 0.00
35. Latias Charm Fairy Outrage Dragon 9.64s 0.00

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 their Community Day move, Hydreigon is one of the most powerful Dark types in the game.

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

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My name is Niladri Sarkar. A Team Valor Trainer, I'm a Pokémon Battle Mechanics Specialist & a Dragon Master on Smogon's Pokémon Showdown where I particularly excel with Dragon types and Weather teams in Ubers / OU. I love to apply my vast knowledge and experience to the ever changing meta of Pokémon Go, specialising in DPS/TDO math, movesets, the Master League and Dragon types. Garchomp is my best Pokémon pal through and through.

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