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Attack Forme Deoxys Counters and Best Moveset

What are the best counters for Attack Deoxys?

Updated: Feb 14, 2022 3:34 pm
Attack Deoxys Counters

Deoxys is taking over the Ferbuary raids. Saturday, February 19, 2022, to Tuesday, February 22, 2022, players can catch a variety of the different forms of Deoxys. If you’re taking to the raids, you’ll want to go up against Attack Deoxys with a plan, as this Pokemon can be quite formidable and not to be taken lightly.

Deoxys (Attack) is a mythical Psychic Pokémon. It is vulnerable to Bug, Ghost and Dark moves. Deoxys’s strongest moveset is Zen Headbutt & Zap Cannon and it has a Max CP of 2,580. With a Raid CP of 41,036.

“The DNA of a space virus underwent a sudden mutation upon exposure to a laser beam and resulted in Deoxys. The crystalline organ on this Pokémon’s chest appears to be its brain.”

Can Deoxys be Shiny in Pokemon GO?

Deoxys - Attack Shiny - Male & Female

Yes, Deoxys can be shiny and you can catch one. Remember, you have a one in twenty chance of catching a shiny Deoxys in the five star Raids!

Deoxys Counter Pokémon 

PokémonQuick moveMain moveEffective
 Chandelure  Hex  Shadow Ball100%
 Gengar  Lick  Shadow Ball99%
 Gengar (Costume 2020)  Lick  Shadow Ball99%
 Dragapult  Hex  Shadow Ball99%
 Gengar (Costume 2020)  Shadow Claw  Shadow Ball99%
 Gengar  Shadow Claw  Shadow Ball99%
 Darkrai  Snarl  Shadow Ball98%
 Gengar (Costume 2020)  Hex  Shadow Ball97%
 Gengar  Hex  Shadow Ball97%
 Darkrai  Snarl  Dark Pulse95%
 Cursola  Hex  Shadow Ball94%
 Darkrai  Feint Attack  Shadow Ball93%
 Calyrex (Shadow Rider)  Confusion  Shadow Ball93%
 Polteageist (Antique)  Hex  Shadow Ball92%
 Polteageist (Phony)  Hex  Shadow Ball92%
 Hoopa (Confined)  Astonish  Shadow Ball92%
 Gengar (Costume 2020)  Sucker Punch  Shadow Ball91%
 Gengar  Sucker Punch  Shadow Ball91%
 Deoxys (Attack)  Poison Jab  Dark Pulse91%
 Darkrai  Feint Attack  Dark Pulse91%
 Hoopa (Unbound)  Astonish  Shadow Ball90%
 Zoroark  Snarl  Foul Play90%
 Cursola  Astonish  Shadow Ball88%
 Weavile  Snarl  Foul Play88%

Best moveset for Deoxys – Attack

Once you’ve finally caught your own Deoxys, then you’ll want to make sure you’ve got the best moveset for it!

The best moves for Deoxys (Attack) are Zen Headbutt and Zap Cannon when attacking Pokémon in Gyms. This move combination has the highest total DPS and is also the best moveset for PVP battles.


  Zen Headbutt13.1 dps
  Zap Cannon37.8 dps


  Zen Headbutt13.1 dps
  Dark Pulse26.7 dps

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