Best Deoxys (Defense) counters in Pokémon GO

Raid Battles

Looking for the best ways to take down Deoxys (Defense) in Pokémon GO Raid Battles? Our guide has got you covered with a comprehensive list of the top Deoxys (Defense) counters, including the highest DPS and tankiest options.

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          Best Deoxys (Defense) counters

          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          1Mega TyranitarMega Pokémon iconMega TyranitarDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing 20.991342.732182.2s59.4
          2Mega GengarMega Pokémon iconMega GengarGhostLick *GhostShadow Ball 24.06695.535170.4s55.8
          3Shadow TyranitarShadow Pokémon iconShadow TyranitarDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing 21.18892.154186.1s54.0
          4Mega BanetteMega Pokémon iconMega BanetteGhostShadow Claw GhostShadow Ball 21.60636.405189.3s50.3
          5Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaDragonDragon Tail FlyingDragon Ascent 19.08818.684206.3s48.8
          6HydreigonHydreigonDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing *17.87963.303216.4s48.4
          7Giratina (Origin Forme)Giratina (Origin Forme)GhostShadow Claw GhostShadow Force *17.101093.473223.7s48.4
          8TyranitarTyranitarDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing 17.71884.054219.6s47.1
          9Shadow MewtwoShadow Pokémon iconShadow MewtwoPsychicPsycho Cut GhostShadow Ball *18.51739.974213.9s46.6
          10Shadow CursolaShadow Pokémon iconShadow CursolaGhostHex GhostShadow Ball 20.42543.976202.8s46.4
          11Mega HoundoomMega Pokémon iconMega HoundoomDarkSnarl DarkFoul Play 18.89674.585211.9s46.2
          12GholdengoGholdengoGhostHex GhostShadow Ball 16.87888.864229.6s45.4
          13Mega GyaradosMega Pokémon iconMega GyaradosDarkBite DarkCrunch 16.89869.984229.7s45.2
          14Mega AlakazamMega Pokémon iconMega AlakazamPsychicPsycho Cut GhostShadow Ball 18.16675.255219.6s44.8
          15DarkraiDarkraiDarkSnarl GhostShadow Ball 17.59721.374224.6s44.5
          16Mega ScizorMega Pokémon iconMega ScizorBugFury Cutter BugX-Scissor 16.52808.574235.7s43.7
          17Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonGroundMud Shot GroundPrecipice Blades *15.071035.763252.8s43.4
          18Mega AbsolMega Pokémon iconMega AbsolDarkSnarl DarkDark Pulse 18.91515.306218.3s43.2
          19Mega GardevoirMega Pokémon iconMega GardevoirGrassMagical Leaf GhostShadow Ball 16.41778.854237.8s43.1
          20Shadow WeavileShadow Pokémon iconShadow WeavileDarkSnarl DarkFoul Play 19.51463.197215.6s43.1
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          About the results

          Our guide provides detailed information on recommended Pokémon and moves that are most effective against Deoxys (Defense) in Raid Battles. Whether you're looking for the best counters to take Deoxys (Defense) down quickly with high DPS, or the tankiest counters that can withstand its attacks, our guide has something for every trainer.

          This table displays a list of best Deoxys (Defense) counters in Pokémon GO with their Fast Attacks, Charged Attacks, DPS (damage per second), TDO (total damage output), faints, TTW (time to win), and score. The list is sorted by the score, which is calculated based on the DPS, TDO, faints, and TTW.

          The top-ranked Deoxys (Defense) counter is Mega Tyranitar, followed by Mega Gengar, Shadow Tyranitar, and Mega Banette. The table also includes Mega Rayquaza, Hydreigon, Giratina (Origin Forme), and Tyranitar, among others. Each Pokemon's type is indicated by an icon beside their name.

          Deoxys (Defense) type chart

          When fighting Deoxys (Defense), keep in mind the following that Psychic-type Pokémon are weak to Bug, Dark, and Ghost type moves. They take reduced damage from Fighting, and Psychic type moves.


          Type chart shows the percentage (%) of damage taken from an incoming attack of a particular type.