Speed Forme Deoxys is a Tier 5 EX Raid Boss in Pokémon GO. Speed Forme Deoxys Counters in Pokémon GO are strong Ghost and Dark-types such as Gengar, Mewtwo, Weavile, and Tyranitar. Speed Forme Deoxys is a Psychic type that has the following stats:

  • Max CP: 2879
  • 230 Attack
  • 218 Defense
  • 137 Stamina

Speed Forme Deoxys has a Raid Boss CP of 45802, 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 Gengar 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.

For our Simulator’s list of counters, check here. As well, for a full IV chart, you can check here.

Speed Forme Deoxys Counters

Speed Forme Deoxys raid counters are very similar to the previously listed Forme counters, so you should already have some of these powered up by the time you face this Forme of Deoxys. A table that compares Time-to-Win and Death Count is available below; however, this is a formatted list to show and explain the top counters in realistic situations.

Speed Forme Deoxys Raid Counters
Deoxys (Speed)
Weakness Bug
Dark Ghost
Boosted by Windy
Supreme Counters
Giratina (Origin) Shadow Claw Ghost Shadow Ball Ghost
Tyranitar Bite Dark Crunch Dark
Tyranitar, as far as time is concerned, is beat by quite a few counters, but none of them can match the ludicrously low faint count that comes with it. If you need to stay in the fight, Tyranitar will do it with no question.
Gengar Shadow Claw/Lick Ghost Shadow Ball Ghost
Gengar is still working its magic as one of the best Ghost types available in the game, being able to work its magic as the absurd Glass Cannon it is.
Mewtwo Psycho Cut Psychic Shadow Ball* Ghost
Surprising no one, the monster legendary with an Attack Stat of 300 and the best Ghost charged move in the game can exceed expectations and show up as one of the top counters. Shadow Ball Mewtwo is good, use it, that is enough that needs to be said.
Weavile Feint Attack Dark Foul Play Dark
Weavile is just about the best Dark type in the game now, which speaks to it being so high on the list. It will not manage the damage output of Gengar, but it will come close while not fainting as much.
Honchkrow Snarl Dark Dark Pulse Dark
Honchkrow might not be as strong as its competition from Gen IV, Weavile, but it still manages to outdo normal mainstays like Absol, Ttar, and Houndoom. Be careful with using the head honcho, however, as it is remarkably frail.
Other Viable Counters
Mismagius Sucker Punch Dark Shadow Ball Ghost
Banette Shadow Claw Ghost Shadow Ball Ghost
Scizor Fury Cutter Bug X-Scissor Bug
Raikou Thunder Shock Electric Shadow Ball Ghost
Houndoom Snarl Dark Foul Play Dark
Absol Snarl Dark Dark Pulse Dark
Pinsir Bug Bite Bug X-Scissor Bug
Shiftry Feint Attack Dark Foul Play Dark

*Legacy move

Here’s how Deaths and Time to Win look like when fighting a Speed Forme Deoxys with all moves averaged out (output via GO Hub database):

Pokémon Fast Move Charge Move Time to Win Deaths
Giratina Shadow Claw Shadow Ball 774.7s 14
Tyranitar Bite Crunch 838.6s 16
Gengar Lick Shadow Ball 692.6s 34
Mewtwo Psycho Cut Shadow Ball 822.0s 25
Weavile Feint Attack Foul Play 845.0s 27
Honchkrow Snarl Dark Pulse 842.1s 35
Mismagius Sucker Punch Shadow Ball 891.1s 31
Banette Shadow Claw Shadow Ball 843.4s 38
Scizor Fury Cutter X Scissor 936.2s 29
Raikou Thunder Shock Shadow Ball 941.6s 28
Houndoom Snarl Foul Play 906.5s 32
Absol Snarl Dark Pulse 877.2s 38
Pinsir Bug Bite X Scissor 901.5s 38
Shiftry Feint Attack Foul Play 965.8s 30
Cacturne Sucker Punch Dark Pulse 944.1s 35

Speed Forme Deoxys Movesets

As of now, these are the moves that Speed Forme Deoxys has access to in the Game Master:

  • Charge Beam Electric, fast
  • Zen Headbutt Psychic, fast
  • Psycho Boost Psychic, charged
  • Thunderbolt Electric, charged
  • Swift Normal, charged

Its moves are rather lackluster 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 Effects

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

Discount Attackers

If you do not have access to any of the listed counters above, the following will be more serviceable than any Aggron you could throw its way:

  • Cacturne with Sucker Punch / Dark Pulse
  • Salamence with Bite / Draco Meteor
  • Yanmega with Bug Bit / Bug Buzz
  • Drifblim with Hex / Shadow Ball
  • Dialga with Dragon Breath / Draco Meteor
  • Alakazam with Psycho Cut / Shadow Ball
  • Spiritomb with Feint Attack / Shadow Ball
  • Gardevoir with Charge Beam / Shadow Ball
  • Metagross with Bullet Punch / Meteor Mash

Final Notes

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.