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Pokémon GO Deoxys Forms: Weakness and Movesets

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Deoxys is back for a limited-time in Pokémon GO. As part of Season of Light that launched Sept. 1, the Mythical Pokémon has returned in all different forms - Attack, Defense, Speed and Normal. Deoxys is available in five-star raids until Sept. 13, and for a higher chance to encounter it, Pokémon GO will also hold a Deoxys Raid Hour every Wednesday evening from 6 to 7 p.m. local time. Later this month, there will also be a Deoxys Raid Day that will take place Sunday, Sept. 11, from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. local time. Additionally, during these times, there is a higher chance of finding a Shiny Deoxys and players have the opportunity to earn up to five extra daily Raid Passes by spinning Gyms.

Pokémon GO Deoxys Forms: Weakness and Movesets 

In every form, Deoxys is a psychic-type Pokémon. Therefore to gain an advantage in battle, use Pokémon types like bug, dark and ghost. Using these types can deal super-effective damage to Deoxys. For defense, steel types are an effective choice in battle as they can resist Deoxys' psychic-type attacks. 

When battling the rare Mythical Pokémon, it is also important keep in mind the following movesets its four forms:  

  • Normal Forme: Zen Headbutt and Hyper Beam 
  • Attack Forme: Zen Headbutt and Zap Cannon 
  • Defense Forme: Counter and Thunderbolt 
  • Speed Forme: Zen Headbutt & Thunderbolt

For more information on Deoxys’ base stats, refer to Pokemon.gameinfo.io

When trainers catch Deoxys, they earn three Candies and 100 Stardust to increase their CP and HP. Trainers are able to get more Candy and 50 XP when transferring a duplicate to Professor Willow.