Deoxys (Attack Forme) Raid Guide

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Deoxys (Attack)

Attack Forme Deoxys is a Tier 5 raid boss in Pokémon GO and being a pure Psychic type, its weaknesses include strong Bug, Dark and Ghost types.

Attack Forme Deoxys can be caught with the following CP Values:

  • 1372 – 1474 CP with no weather boost (Level 20)
  • 1716 – 1842 CP with Windy weather (Level 25)

This guide lists the best counters, forme stats, and which moves Attack Forme can have in Pokémon GO. For more information about Deoxys’ role in the Pokémon GO metagame, read our Deoxys formes and their place in the Pokémon GO meta article.

Deoxys Attack Forme 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.

The best counters for Attack Forme Deoxyas are the following:

# Pokemon Fast Move Charge Move Time to win Deaths
1. Hydreigon Bite Dark Brutal Swing* Dark 189.1s 6.71
2. Houndoom (Mega) Snarl Dark Foul Play Dark 192.1s 10.01
3. Absol (Mega) Snarl Dark Dark Pulse Dark 191.4s 12.51
4. Darkrai Snarl Dark Dark Pulse Dark 202.8s 11.17
5. Giratina (Origin) Shadow Claw Ghost Shadow Ball Ghost 209.3s 9.56
6. Gyarados (Mega) Bite Dark Crunch Dark 207.6s 9.87
7. Scizor (Mega) Fury Cutter Bug X-Scissor Bug 212.8s 9.21
8. Gengar (Mega) Lick* Ghost Shadow Ball Ghost 194.5s 19.21
9. Tyranitar Bite Dark Crunch Dark 224.8s 7.39
10. Zarude Bite Dark Dark Pulse Dark 226.8s 7.12
11. Yveltal Snarl Dark Dark Pulse Dark 225.4s 11.39
12. Hoopa (Unbound) Astonish Ghost Dark Pulse Dark 224.2s 13.20
13. Krookodile Snarl Dark Crunch Dark 238.2s 8.10
14. Vikavolt Bug Bite Bug X-Scissor Bug 227.7s 14.34
15. Weavile Snarl Dark Foul Play Dark 230.7s 13.62
16. Pheromosa Bug Bite Bug Bug Buzz Bug 214.3s 23.42
17. Mewtwo Psycho Cut Psychic Shadow Ball* Ghost 239.0s 13.59
18. Honchkrow Snarl Dark Dark Pulse Dark 237.4s 15.07
19. Incineroar Snarl Dark Dark Pulse Dark 248.9s 11.22
20. Beedrill (Mega) Bug Bite Bug X-Scissor Bug 226.7s 21.48
21. Absol Snarl Dark Dark Pulse Dark 242.1s 16.34
22. Bisharp Snarl Dark Dark Pulse Dark 250.3s 13.35
23. Houndoom Snarl Dark Foul Play Dark 248.9s 15.32
24. Regigigas Hidden Power Ghost Giga Impact Normal 255.0s 12.51
25. Yanmega Bug Bite Bug Bug Buzz Bug 247.3s 17.70
26. Genesect Fury Cutter Bug X-Scissor Bug 255.1s 15.51
27. Manectric (Mega) Snarl Dark Wild Charge Electric 256.5s 15.33
28. Reshiram Fire Fang  Fire Crunch Dark 260.5s 12.80
29. Shiftry Snarl Dark Foul Play Dark 260.0s 14.41
30. Zamazenta (Hero) Snarl Dark Crunch Dark 267.1s 14.09

*denotes a legacy move


Attack Forme Deoxys Movesets

Deoxys Attack Forme learns the following moves:

Fast Moves Charge Moves
  • Poison Jab Poison
  • Zen Headbutt Psychic
  • Psycho Boost Psychic
  • Dark PulseDark
  • Zap Cannon Electric


The only move you should be afraid of is Dark Pulse, as it will be super effective against your Ghost and Psychic type Pokémon.

If we had to give a recommendation: don’t be concerned over which moves this boss has. Only Dark Pulse should give your Pokémon any concern, but even then the battle should be easy for most trainers. Attack with your best team, be it a Tyranitar army, legacy Shadow Ball Mewtwo, or even some Houndoom, it’s not a terribly hard battle.

Weather Effects

Weather Pro Attacker Pro Deoxys
Partly Cloudy
Cloudy Boosts Poison Poison Jab
Rainy Boosts Super Effective Bug attacks Boosts Electric Zap Cannon
Fog Boosts Super Effective Ghost and Dark Attacks Boosts Dark Dark Pulse
Windy Boosts Psychic Zen Headbutt and Psycho Boost


All the best, trainers!

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