Deoxys (Normal Forme) Raid Guide

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Deoxys (Normal)

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. Deoxys can be caught with the following CP Values:

  • 1717 – 1806 CP with no weather boost (Level 20)
  • 2146 – 2257 CP with Windy weather (Level 25)

Best Deoxys counters are strong Ghost and Dark-type attackers, such as Gengar, Houndoom, Tyranitar, Giratina and Darkrai.

Deoxys Counters in Pokémon GO

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 Deoxys are the following:

# Pokemon Fast Move Charge Move Time to win Deaths
1. Gengar (Mega) Shadow Claw Ghost Shadow Ball Ghost 321.7s 20.91
2. Hydreigon Bite Dark Brutal Swing* Dark 385.6s 12.08
3. Houndoom (Mega) Snarl Dark Foul Play Dark 379.2s 15.97
4. Gyarados (Mega) Bite Dark Crunch Dark 417.6s 16.43
5. Absol (Mega) Snarl Dark Dark Pulse Dark 395.4s 25.56
6. Darkrai Snarl Dark Dark Pulse Dark 409.7s 18.94
7. Giratina (Origin) Shadow Claw Ghost Shadow Ball Ghost 430.2s 12.13
8. Chandelure Hex Ghost Shadow Ball Ghost 418.6s 23.24
9. Hoopa (Confined) Astonish Ghost Shadow Ball Ghost 434.1s 19.52
10. Hoopa (Unbound) Astonish Ghost Dark Pulse Dark 434.7s 19.49
11. Scizor (Mega) Fury Cutter Bug X-Scissor Bug 448.0s 16.67
12. Yveltal Snarl Dark Dark Pulse Dark 457.8s 20.14
13. Tyranitar Bite Dark Crunch Dark 477.1s 14.70
14. Zarude Bite Dark Dark Pulse Dark 479.7s 13.36
15. Mewtwo Psycho Cut Psychic Shadow Ball* Ghost 461.7s 19.62
16. Krookodile Snarl Dark Crunch Dark 504.4s 15.89
17. Genesect Fury Cutter Bug X-Scissor Bug 502.6s 22.18
18. Trevenant Shadow Claw Ghost Shadow Ball Ghost 499.7s 23.03
19. Pheromosa Bug Bite Bug Bug Buzz Bug 444.3s 47.26
20. Gengar Shadow Claw Ghost Shadow Ball Ghost 467.5s 40.14
21. Bisharp Snarl Dark Dark Pulse Dark 509.0s 22.27
22. Blastoise (Mega) Bite Dark Hydro Cannon* Water 503.8s 26.28
23. Weavile Snarl Dark Foul Play Dark 493.9s 30.29
24. Regigigas Hidden Power Ghost Giga Impact Normal 517.2s 21.87
25. Incineroar Snarl Dark Dark Pulse Dark 517.2s 20.24
26. Banette Shadow Claw Ghost Shadow Ball Ghost 493.1s 33.60
27. Absol Snarl Dark Dark Pulse Dark 498.8s 33.23
28. Beedrill (Mega) Bug Bite Bug X-Scissor Bug 480.9s 45.24
29. Scizor Fury Cutter Bug X-Scissor Bug 528.7s 25.96
30. Raikou Thunder Shock Electric Shadow Ball Ghost 539.8s 22.29

*denotes a legacy move

It has been confirmed that so far you will only be battling against Deoxys Normal Forme, so basically you will be dealing with a less tanky, higher damage-dealing Mewtwo. The good news is though while Mewtwo had a fantastic movepool, as it stands Deoxys is lacking, so you can bring out your glass cannon powerful Ghost and Normal types more often to deal major damage without fear of Confusion ruining your day.


Normal Forme Deoxys Move sets

Normal Forme Deoxys can learn the following moves:

Deoxys Attack Forme learns the following moves:

Fast Moves Charge Moves
  • Charge Beam Electric
  • Zen Headbutt Psychic
  • Psycho Boost Psychic
  • Hyper Beam Normal
  • Thunderbolt Electric

Weather Effects

Weather Pro Attacker Pro Deoxys
Partly Cloudy Boosts Normal Hyper Beam
Rainy Boosts Super Effective Bug attacks Boosts Electric Charge Beam and Electric Thunderbolt
Fog Boosts Super Effective Ghost and Dark Attacks
Windy Boosts Psychic Zen Headbutt and Psycho Boost


All the best, trainers!

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