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Pokemon GO Deoxys Raid Guide: Best Counters & Weaknesses

Here’s everything you need to know to easily beat Deoxys Raids in Pokemon GO, whether you’re coming up against its Normal, Attack, Defense, or Speed Forme.

Despite being a Mythical Pokemon, the only way you can get Deoxys in Pokemon GO is by defeating it in Raids. However, this is much easier said than done.

Deoxys can be a tricky Pokemon to battle in 5-Star Raids and you’ll need to be well prepared to beat whichever Forme you choose to challenge.

So without further ado, here’s everything you need to know to beat Deoxys in Pokemon GO!

Deoxys Pokemon GO

How to Beat All Deoxys Formes in Pokemon GO – Normal, Attack, Defense & Speed

No matter what Forme of Deoxys you are battling in Pokemon GO, you’ll have to do the same things to defeat it.

Read More: Pokemon GO: Which Deoxys Forme is Best?

Beating Deoxys, like all 5-Star Pokemon GO Raids, ideally requires a team of at least 5 other Pokemon trainers. Plus, you’ll need to know Deoxys’ weaknesses and counter them with strong Pokemon of your own.

Find out everything you need to know about Raids in Pokemon GO for some more information, tips, and tricks to succeed in these tough battles!

When is Deoxys in Pokemon GO Raids?

Deoxys is the first Pokemon in 5-Star Raids during the September 2022 Pokemon GO Raid schedule as well as the first in the Season of Light. It is in Raids from September 1 – September 13, 2022.

Don’t miss the Deoxys Raid Hour either as this will be the best time to catch all the Formes of this Pokemon.

Pokemon GO All Deoxys Formes

Deoxys Type

Deoxys is a Psychic-type Mythical Pokemon. This makes it fairly simple to battle as it only has 3 weaknesses and 2 resistances for you to consider.

Deoxys Weaknesses

  • Bug
  • Dark
  • Ghost

Bug, Ghost, and Dark-type attacks all do 160% damage to Deoxys. Therefore, you’ll want to use Pokemon with attacks of these types when battling Deoxys.

Deoxys Resistances

  • Fighting
  • Psychic

Deoxys only resists two types of attacks – Fighting and Psychic. These attacks will only deal 63% damage to Deoxys.

Read More: Pokemon GO Update Makes Remote Raid Passes Much Harder to Get

Defense Forme Deoxys

Best Pokemon to Counter Deoxys in Raids

The best counters for Deoxys in Pokemon GO Raids are Pokemon with strong Bug, Ghost, or Dark-type attacks like Gengar, Darkrai, and Pheromosa.

These are our top 10 Pokemon to counter Deoxys:

PokemonImageFast AttackCharged Attack
Mega GengarPokemon GO Mega GengarLickShadow Ball
HydreigonHydreigon Pokemon GOBite Brutal Swing
Mega HoundoomMega Houndoom Pokemon GOSnarlFoul Play
DarkraiDarkrai Pokemon GOSnarl Dark Pulse
PheromosaPheromosa Pokemon GOBug BiteBug Buzz
ChandelurePokemon GO ChandelureHexShadow Ball
YveltalYveltal Pokemon GOSnarlDark Pulse
Weavile Weavile Pokemon GOSnarlFoul Play
TyranitarTyranitar Pokemon GOBiteCrunch
YanmegaYanmega Pokemon GOBug BiteBug Buzz

If you want to take part in Pokemon GO Raids, you’ll need some Raid Passes. Check out our Pokemon GO Raid Passes guide to find out how to get them, alongside loads of other handy information.

Also, find out how to get all of the Mythical Pokemon in Pokemon GO. Deoxys is one of the few that can be easily caught through Raid battles.

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