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Deoxys Attack Forme Solo Raid Guide

Tier 5 Raid Boss Guides
deoxysAttack
Difficulty:

Easy at trainer level 30 with proper counters

HP12,500 ATK338.91 DEF48.19

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

Starting in December 2018, the Attack Forme of Deoxys is our EX raid boss. Wow, is it an easy one. More than 20 unique Pokemon are in the conversation to solo Deoxys AT LEVEL 30 without weather boost. Because of the ease, trainers have created their own challenges such as all unique, all level 30s, and many more. Bottom line? If you’ve raided even moderately over the last 18 months, Niantic has given you the tools to solo this

For those who are new to shortmanning, you may notice that Deoxys A will regenerate some heath 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.

  • 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
Tyranitar Tyranitar
Fast MoveCharge MoveRating
Bite Crunch Best

Pros

  • Strong vs all possible movesets

  • Very available as a long time raid boss and a Community Day Pokemon

Fast MoveCharge MoveRating

Cons

  • Weavile will struggle with Zap Cannon sets at low levels

Honchkrow Honchkrow
Fast MoveCharge MoveRating

Cons

  • Honchkrow will struggle with Zap Cannon sets at low levels

Counters viable at level 30
Fast MoveCharge MoveRating

Cons

  • Will struggle to do enough damage vs Psycho Boost at low levels
Fast MoveCharge MoveRating
Fast MoveCharge MoveRating

Cons

  • Will struggle vs Zap Cannon at lower levels

Fast MoveCharge MoveRating

Cons

  • Will struggle vs Zap Cannon at all levels

Fast MoveCharge MoveRating

Cons

  • Will struggle vs Zap Cannon at all levels

Houndoom Houndoom
Fast MoveCharge MoveRating

Cons

  • Will struggle vs Zap Cannon at low levels

Sharpedo Sharpedo
Fast MoveCharge MoveRating
Bite Crunch Best

Cons

  • Will struggle vs Zap Cannon at all levels

ノクタス Cacturne
Fast MoveCharge MoveRating

Cons

  • Will struggle vs Zap Cannon at low levels

Fast MoveCharge MoveRating

Cons

  • Will struggle vs Zap Cannon at low levels

deoxysAttack Deoxys (Attack Forme)
Fast MoveCharge MoveRating

Cons

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

Raid Graph