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Deoxys Attack Forme Solo Raid Guide

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Tier 5 Raid Boss Guides
deoxysAttack
Difficulty:

Easy at trainer level 30 with proper counters

HP15,000 ATK338.91 DEF48.19
CP Range
Lvl 20 1372 - 1474 Lvl 25 1716 - 1842

Notable Weather

Boosts Boss's Moves Boosts Counters' Moves
Fog, Rain, Windy, Cloudy Fog, Rain

Fast Move Difficulty

Move Difficulty
Poison Jab Intermediate
Zen Headbutt Intermediate

Charge Move Difficulty

Move Difficulty
Dark Pulse Intermediate
Psycho Boost Easy
Zap Cannon Challenging

Overview

Roughly 9 months after its original debut, Deoxys Attack returns to raids. It’s still a straightforward solo, but not quite as easy as it was in late 2018 due to various rebalances. Last time you could bash away at it with pretty much anything, but the HP buff and Type Effectiveness change mean that generalists aren’t nearly as good as they were.

For those who are new to shortmanning, you may notice that Deoxys A will regenerate some health while you heal and/or re-enter. This is normal. The best way to avoid it is to win before you need to re-enter. However, this guide assumes you’ll be using a 2nd and/or 3rd team and builds in some extra cushion to ensure you can do that extra damage.

Approach

Team composition

  • Bite/Crunch Tyranitar is GOOD! It is a superstar vs all movesets and should be the core of any team that isn’t trying a challenge.

  • Giratina-O is a monster as well. Faster than Ttar, but more deaths

  • The rest of your team can depend on weather and/or Deoxys moveset. As you will see there are many options

Dodging strategy

  • Dodging can be a huge help if it allows you to avoid relobbying an additional time

  • The dodge glitch should not be an issue in a solo raid; however, if you are dodging frequently beware of phantom charged attacks

Note: This guide assumes that each re-entry subtracts 25 seconds from the needed time to win (300 for 0 entries, 275 for 1 entry, 250 for 2 entries, etc). This a conservative estimate, especially if you re-enter directly with a second team.

Video Guide

Best Raid Boss Counters

Counters viable at level 25
Giratina Origin Forme Pokemon GO Giratina (Origin Forme)
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  • If Giratina is below level 30, it may need a second relobby vs Dark Pulse which may be enough to make the solo impossible. Dodging can help keep deaths under 12
Tyranitar Tyranitar
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Bite Crunch Best
  • Strong vs all possible movesets
  • At low levels (in the 20s) may have difficulty generating enough energy to hit Solo DPS threshold vs Zap Cannon

  • At high level can avoid re-entry vs non Zap Cannon sets

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  • Weavile will struggle with Zap Cannon sets at low levels due to lack of energy generation and number of deaths
Counters viable at level 30
Honchkrow Honchkrow
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  • Honchkrow will struggle with Zap Cannon sets at low levels
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  • Will struggle vs Zap Cannon at lower levels
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  • Will struggle vs Zap Cannon at all levels
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  • Will struggle vs Zap Cannon at all levels
Houndoom Houndoom
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  • Will struggle vs Zap Cannon at low levels
Sharpedo Sharpedo
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Bite Crunch Best
  • Will struggle vs Dark Pulse at low levels
Counters viable at level 35
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ノクタス Cacturne
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Cons

  • Will struggle vs Zap Cannon at low levels

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Cons

  • Will struggle vs Zap Cannon at low levels

deoxysAttack Deoxys (Attack Forme)
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Cons

  • Extremely fragile, but technically fast enough even with re-entries

Counters viable at level 40
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Cons

  • Gengar can crush Zap Cannon sets as low as level 30s, but the high number of deaths will cause problems vs other moves.

  • Great lead, fine to mix in with TTar. Likely too many deaths to do it on its own consistently

alMu Alolan Muk
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  • Not recommended vs Zap Cannon due to low energy generation

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