The 30 BEST Deoxys Counters (Updated March 2024)

Raid Battles

This guide displays a list of best Deoxys 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 and TDO. Each Pokemon's move type is indicated by an icon beside the move name.

Best Deoxys Pokémon GO counters are Mega Tyranitar, Mega Gengar, Shadow Tyranitar, Mega Banette, Shadow Chandelure, Mega Rayquaza, and Shadow Gengar. These Pokémon perform best with the moves outlined below. We suggest a minimum group size of 1 - 3 Trainers to defeat Deoxys in a 3-Star Raid.

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          Best counter 👑

          Mega Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Mega TyranitarMega Tyranitar
          Bite / Brutal Swing
          #1
          Mega Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Mega GengarMega Gengar
          Lick / Shadow Ball
          #2
          Shadow Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Shadow TyranitarShadow Tyranitar
          Bite / Brutal Swing
          #3
          Mega Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Mega BanetteMega Banette
          Shadow Claw / Shadow Ball
          #4
          Shadow Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Shadow ChandelureShadow Chandelure
          Hex / Shadow Ball
          #5
          Mega Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Mega RayquazaMega Rayquaza
          Dragon Tail / Dragon Ascent
          #6
          Shadow Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Shadow GengarShadow Gengar
          Lick / Shadow Ball
          #7
          #
          Name
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          DPS
          TDO
          Faints
          TTW
          Score
          1.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega TyranitarMega Pokémon iconMega TyranitarDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing 54.732256.6173s116.1
          2.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega GengarMega Pokémon iconMega GengarGhostLick *GhostShadow Ball 64.76963.2371s111.6
          3.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow TyranitarShadow TyranitarDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing 56.111502.6274s109.0
          4.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega BanetteMega Pokémon iconMega BanetteGhostShadow Claw GhostShadow Ball 58.23920.0378s101.6
          5.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow ChandelureShadow ChandelureGhostHex GhostShadow Ball 59.26845.3478s101.3
          6.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaDragonDragon Tail FlyingDragon Ascent 52.771182.8381s98.9
          7.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow GengarShadow GengarGhostLick *GhostShadow Ball 62.06595.8683s97.9
          8.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow CursolaShadow CursolaGhostHex GhostShadow Ball 55.57792.6483s95.0
          9.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow MewtwoShadow MewtwoPsychicPsycho Cut GhostShadow Ball *52.11927.0385s93.1
          10.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega HoundoomMega Pokémon iconMega HoundoomDarkSnarl DarkFoul Play 50.241058.7386s93.0
          11.Thumbnail image of TyranitarTyranitarDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing 46.161472.4288s92.9
          12.Thumbnail image of HydreigonHydreigonDarkBite DarkBrutal Swing *47.241327.0288s92.7
          13.Thumbnail image of Origin Forme GiratinaOrigin Forme GiratinaGhostShadow Claw GhostShadow Force *44.271610.1291s91.5
          14.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow WeavileShadow WeavileDarkSnarl DarkFoul Play 52.14784.7488s90.1
          15.Thumbnail image of GholdengoGholdengoGhostHex GhostShadow Ball 45.291285.9291s89.0
          16.Thumbnail image of PheromosaPheromosaBugBug Bite BugBug Buzz 60.69401.2896s88.7
          17.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega AlakazamMega Pokémon iconMega AlakazamPsychicPsycho Cut GhostShadow Ball 49.25825.3491s87.0
          18.Thumbnail image of DarkraiDarkraiDarkSnarl GhostShadow Ball 47.01962.5392s86.5
          19.Thumbnail image of ChandelureChandelureGhostHex GhostShadow Ball 48.75829.7492s86.4
          20.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega AbsolMega Pokémon iconMega AbsolDarkSnarl DarkDark Pulse 51.15686.7592s86.3
          21.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega GyaradosMega Pokémon iconMega GyaradosDarkBite DarkCrunch 44.841104.7394s85.6
          22.Thumbnail image of Hoopa ConfinedHoopa ConfinedGhostAstonish GhostShadow Ball 45.111023.2394s84.7
          23.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow BanetteShadow BanetteGhostShadow Claw GhostShadow Ball 52.15558.8695s84.1
          24.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega PinsirMega Pokémon iconMega PinsirBugBug Bite BugX-Scissor 48.71727.8494s84.0
          25.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow HonchkrowShadow HonchkrowDarkSnarl DarkDark Pulse 52.78518.8696s83.6
          26.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow HoundoomShadow HoundoomDarkSnarl DarkFoul Play 49.18665.9595s83.2
          27.Thumbnail image of GengarGengarGhostLick *GhostShadow Ball 50.74582.3696s83.0
          28.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega GardevoirMega Pokémon iconMega GardevoirGrassMagical Leaf GhostShadow Ball 44.87941.1396s82.9
          29.Thumbnail image of Hoopa UnboundHoopa UnboundGhostAstonish GhostShadow Ball 44.66946.4396s82.7
          30.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega AmpharosMega Pokémon iconMega AmpharosElectricVolt Switch DarkBrutal Swing 42.991081.0398s82.5
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          Group size

          You need at least 1 Trainers to defeat a Deoxys in a 3-Star Raid.

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          • Minimum group size: 1 Trainers
          • Optimal group size: 2 - 3 Trainers
          • Very easy with: 4+ Trainers

          Deoxys CP range from Raids

          Deoxys can be caught with the following Combat Power after being defeated in Raids:

          • From 1717 CP to 1806 CP, with no weather boost
          • From 2146 CP to 2257 CP with Windy weather boost

          Deoxys weaknesses

          Deoxys type chart

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

          Takes increased damage
          BugBug160.0%
          DarkDark160.0%
          GhostGhost160.0%
          Takes decreased damage
          FightingFighting62.5%
          PsychicPsychic62.5%

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

          Best move-types and weather for Deoxys Raids

          Move-typeUsage (%)Weather
          Ghost128.0%
          • fogFog
          Dark116.0%
          • fogFog
          Bug72.0%
          • rainRain
          Dragon18.0%
          • windyWindy
          Water10.0%
          • rainRain
          Psychic8.0%
          • windyWindy
          Electric8.0%
          • rainRain
          Fire8.0%
          • sunnySunny
          Flying6.0%
          • windyWindy
          Grass6.0%
          • sunnySunny
          Steel6.0%
          • snowSnow
          Ground4.0%
          • sunnySunny
          Poison4.0%
          • cloudyCloudy
          Normal4.0%
          • partlyCloudyPartly Cloudy
          Fighting2.0%
          • cloudyCloudy

          About our ranking methodology

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

          When calculating the best counters for any Pokémon, our simulator takes into account various factors, such as the defender's typing and average DPS against each attacker, the weather's influence, energy left over from using charge attacks, Shadow Pokémon attack and defense stat changes, and more. During the initial phase of simulations, we calculate DPS and TDO for each attacker that is currently available in the game, and then we continue to rank them.

          We use a ranking method developed by a Reddit user named /u/Elastic_Space, which is described in detail in this Reddit post. It is a fairly complicated, but very well thought-out mathematical model for predicting simulation results without actually running the simulations. It also correlates with field data almost too well not to be used. Reddit

          Our Time to Win (TTW) and Faint numbers are also estimated, and should be taken with a grain of salt. Since we do not account for factors like Friendship and Mega damage boost, they will differ from actual experience in the field.