Deoxys Speed Forme Raid Guide

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Deoxys (Speed)

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:

Speed Forme Deoxys Counters
Supreme Counters
Gengar (Mega) Shadow Claw Ghost Shadow Ball Ghost
Houndoom (Mega) Snarl Dark Foul Play Dark
Great Counters
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
  • Charge Beam Electric
  • Zen Headbutt Psychic
  • Psycho Boost Psychic
  • Swift Normal
  • Thunderbolt Electric

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 Effects

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

 


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.

All the best, trainers!

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