Deoxys Attack Form Counters 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. Hoopa (Confined) Astonish Ghost Shadow Ball Ghost 190.34s 7.00
2. Darkrai Snarl Dark Shadow Ball Ghost 186.51s 8.83
3. Giratina (Origin) Shadow Claw Ghost Shadow Ball Ghost 189.15s 8.00
4. Yveltal Snarl Dark Dark Pulse Dark 201.63s 5.00
5. Hydreigon Bite Dark Dark Pulse Dark 205.52s 6.83
6. Mewtwo Psycho Cut Psychic Shadow Ball Ghost 197.95s 10.00
7. Hoopa (Unbound) Astonish Ghost Shadow Ball Ghost 199.26s 10.00
8. Weavile Snarl Dark Foul Play Dark 200.58s 6.75
9. Chandelure Hex Ghost Shadow Ball Ghost 197.96s 13.75
10. Zarude Bite Dark Dark Pulse Dark 212.99s 6.33
11. Tyranitar Bite Dark Crunch Dark 211.09s 7.00
12. Deoxys (Attack) Poison Jab Poison Dark Pulse Dark 178.68s 20.17
13. Trevenant Shadow Claw Ghost Shadow Ball Ghost 214.91s 12.00
14. Genesect (Douse) Fury Cutter Bug X-Scissor Bug 217.65s 9.67
15. Genesect (Burn) Fury Cutter Bug X-Scissor Bug 218.27s 9.33
16. Krookodile Snarl Dark Crunch Dark 232.02s 6.75
17. Genesect (Normal) Fury Cutter Bug X-Scissor Bug 219.74s 10.00
18. Absol Snarl Dark Dark Pulse Dark 211.42s 9.33
19. Gengar Lick Ghost Shadow Ball Ghost 195.11s 19.00
20. Houndoom Snarl Dark Foul Play Dark 213.18s 8.25
21. Honchkrow Snarl Dark Dark Pulse Dark 211.36s 9.50
22. Bisharp Snarl Dark Dark Pulse Dark 222.38s 6.25
23. Banette Shadow Claw Ghost Shadow Ball Ghost 208.45s 18.00
24. Yanmega Bug Bite Bug Bug Buzz Bug 207.68s 12.00
25. Shiftry Snarl Dark Foul Play Dark 230.32s 13.50
26. Scyther Fury Cutter Bug Bug Buzz Bug 217.15s 11.00
27. Reshiram Fire Fang Fire Crunch Dark 243.13s 11.00
28. Mismagius Sucker Punch Dark Shadow Ball Ghost 223.53s 10.00
29. Raikou Thunder Shock Electric Shadow Ball Ghost 241.13s 11.00
30. Zekrom Dragon Breath Dragon Crunch Dark 252.28s 8.00
31. Sharpedo Bite Dark Crunch Dark 214.70s 14.00

*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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