Speed 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.
Speed Forme Deoxys can be caught with the following CP Values:
- 1568 – 1645 CP with no weather boost (Level 20)
- 1960 – 2056 CP with Windy weather (Level 25)
SF Deoxys can theoretically be duoed by high-level Ghost and/or Dark teams in Fog weather with Best Friend Bonuses. Besides that challenge to strive for, this is a rather middle of the ground Deoxys Forme, it isn’t a pushover like Attack Forme and not a monster like Defense Forme. Ideally, you should attempt a Speed Forme Deoxys with 4-8 high-level players, and 9-20 lower level players.
This guide lists the best counters, Forme stats, and possible moves SF Deoxys 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.
Speed Forme Deoxys 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 Speed Forme Deoxyas are the following:
|Gengar (Mega)||Shadow Claw Ghost||Shadow Ball Ghost|
|Houndoom (Mega)||Snarl Dark||Foul Play Dark|
|Gyarados (Mega)||Bite Dark||Crunch Dark|
|Darkrai||Snarl Dark||Shadow Ball Ghost|
|Giratina (Origin)||Shadow Claw Ghost||Shadow Ball Ghost|
|Chandelure||Hex Ghost||Shadow Ball Ghost|
|Hydreigon||Bite Dark||Dark Pulse Dark|
|Gengar||Shadow Claw Ghost||Shadow Ball Ghost|
|Beedrill (Mega)||Bug Bite Bug||X-Scissor Bug|
|Mewtwo||Psycho Cut Psychic||Shadow Ball* Ghost|
|Yveltal||Snarl Dark||Dark Pulse Dark|
|Genesect (Normal)||Fury Cutter Bug||X-Scissor Bug|
|Tyranitar||Bite Dark||Crunch Dark|
*denotes a legacy move
Speed Forme Deoxys Movesets
As of now, these are the moves that Speed Forme Deoxys has access to in the game:
|Fast Moves||Charge Moves|
Its moves are rather lacklustre and will not do serious immediate damage to your Pokémon. Mainly, be on the lookout for Psycho Boost, as that will destroy any Gengar you have on the scene. This is a battle against time, not against Deoxys itself, because the bulk of this Forme is what makes it difficult.
|Weather||Pro Attacker||Pro Deoxys|
|Partly Cloudy||–||Boosts Normal Swift|
|Rainy||Boosts Super Effective Bug attacks||Boosts Electric Charge Beam and Thunderbolt|
|Fog||Boosts Super Effective Ghost and Dark Attacks||–|
|Windy||–||Boosts Psychic Zen Headbutt and Psycho Boost|
Speed Forme is the most balanced of the Deoxys Formes. As previously stated, don’t expect something as hard as the Defense Forme, nor the easy solo that came with Attack Forme.
All the best, trainers!