Pokemon Go: Deoxys Breakdown


Ever since Mewtwo started taking over regular raids, although without Shadow Ball,which is still believe is its most versatile move, people have been waiting for the new EX, Deoxys. "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" - Pokedex 

Unfortunately its received Mix reactions so far, people have been taking it down with two accounts , and with time to spare. Here is why we think you shouldn't give up on Deoxys just yet.

Lets break down the different forms of Deoxys and their corresponding move set.


So lets break down the different forms, Normal Form Deoxys is pretty balanced, it can take a hit better than Gengar and does more damage than an Alakazam, nothing extra ordinary, not to shabby either. Which is the problem, Mewtwo is superior in every way and you'd be better off using precious stardust on it than something mediocre.

Attack Form Deoxys, here's where things get interesting, it is a crazy glass cannon ludicrously powerful but time one dodge wrong and you'll be spinning for revives. You go in, hurt and get out this sense of purpose makes it our favorite form of the lot.

Speed Form Deoxys mid range stabber but is honestly let down by its move pool, there are much better options out there making it less viable.

Defense Form Deoxys is just a dex entry, get one and move on as at-least in the current meta, CP and Stamina make more sense than Defense. You have Snorlax, Blissey and Slaking in the game. So what is the point of a defender who cant be placed in a gym and has lower sustain ? We don't know either.

Even if we consider STAB, Attack Form Deoxys running Zen Headbutt and Zap Cannon / Dark Pulse (Physic Counter) would be our recommended pick.

Now that we know what we want, its time to catch this sucker. 


Here are our picks for the best EX Deoxys counters.


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