October 2, 2022

Background

Deoxys is a pure psychic mythical pokèmon introduced in generation 3. The DNA of a space virus underwent a sudden mutation upon exposure to a laser beam and resulted in Deoxys. The crystalline organ on it’s chest appears to be its brain. While it is not known to evolve into or from any other Pokémon, Deoxys has three other Formes, each focused on a different stat.

  • Normal Forme
  • Attack Forme
  • Defense Forme
  • Speed Forme

Availability

All 4 formes of Deoxys, along with their shiny forms, will appear in 5 star raids at different consecutive times. 

*All times begin and end at 10am local time. View specifics on our events page.

Normal Forme– Wednesday, February 16, to Saturday, February 19.

100% IV- 1806 (Non Boosted) and 2257 (Boosted)

Attack Forme–  Saturday, February 19, to Tuesday, February 22.

100% IV- 1474 (Non Boosted) and 1842 (Boosted)

Defense Forme– Tuesday, February 22, to Friday, February 25.

100% IV- 1299 (Non Boosted) and 1624 (Boosted)

Speed Forme– Friday, February 25, to March 1.

100% IV- 1645 (Non Boosted and 2056 (Boosted)

  • They are all weather boosted in Windy weather.
  • Normal Forme Deoxys will have a raid hour on February 16th, 6pm-7pm local time.
  • Defense Forme Deoxys will have a raid hour on February 23rd, 6pm-7p local time. 
  • Please note: Defense forme Deoxys is very tanky, we recommend at least 6 trainers to remote raid it.

Counters

Counters Guide for Deoxys
Created by PGR Admin, Raz.

Deoxys is a psychic type, so it is weak to Dark, Ghost and Bug type moves! All formes of Deoxys have almost identical counters, with very minute variants here and there. Let’s go through a few below:

Darkrai

This pure dark mythical pokèmon serves as one of the most effective counters to deoxys, it has access to Snarl and Shadow Ball, it can build up energy quickly and deal damage quicker.

Hoopa 

Having recently been catchable from a special research line, both forms of Hoopa, (Unbound and Confined) are accessible, having access to Astonish and Shadow Ball, they serve as highly effective counters.

Zarude

This grass/dark type pokèmon was recently given to trainers in a free research line, it has access to Bite and Dark Pulse, making it a great counter to deoxys.

Shadow

The shadow variants of Tyranitar with Bite and Crunch, Weavile with Snarl and Foul Play and Mewtwo with Psycho Cut and Shadow Ball (Legacy), all serve as amazing counters to Deoxys.

Mega

Mega Gengar with Lick (Legacy) and Shadow Ball, Mega Houndoom with Snarl and Foul Play, Mega Gyarados with Bite and Crunch, are the best Mega Pokèmon to use against deoxys.

Budget

If you do not have any of the above listed counters, don’t worry! There are plenty of budget counters you can use against Deoxys!

  • Genesect with Fury Cutter and X-Scissor.
  • Escavalier with Bug Bite and Mega Horn.
  • Houndoom with Snarl and Foul Play.
  • Gengar with Shadow Claw and Shadow Ball.
  • Tyranitar with Bite and Crunch.

Thanks for reading!

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