Pokemon Go Attack Forme Deoxys Raid guide, counters and best movesets

Pokemon Go Attack Forme Deoxys Raid counters
(Image credit: Niantic)

These Pokemon Go Attack Forme Deoxys Raid counters will help you catch this offensive variation as it appears in Raids between Thursday, September 1 to Tuesday, September 13. Pokemon Go trainers will definitely want to catch this Attack Forme because, as the name suggests, Attack Forme Deoxys has its stats focused on attacking.

Because of it's attack power trainers will want to take it down as fast as possible which we can help you with below. And, we have information on how to take down all formes of Deoxys as well with Normal Forme Deoxys Counters, Defense Forme Deoxys Counters and Speed Forme Deoxys Counters to help you whatever version you encounter. 

How to get Shiny Attack Forme Deoxys in Pokemon Go 

Trainers will also have a chance to catch Attack Forme Deoxys in its Shiny variant. There is no truer way to get a Shiny Deoxys except by battling as many Deoxys as possible. To help with that, Niantic is giving out two free Raid Passes per day just by spinning Gym Photo Discs starting Wednesday.

Use those Raid Passes to battle up to two Normal Forme Deoxys in Raids for free. Of course, there are other ways to get more Raid Passes. 

Premium Raid Passes are available to purchase for 100 PokeCoins each in the in-game shop, which allows trainers to enter Raid battles. Remote Raid Passes are also available for 100 PokeCoins each, which allow trainers to enter a Raid from anywhere. There is a deal for three Remote Raid Passes for 250 PokeCoins.

This will be the first time ever that trainers will have a chance to catch Shiny Deoxys in its Attack Forme so get out there and good luck.

Attack Forme Deoxys Counters 

Pokemon Go Attack Forme Deoxys Raid counters

(Image credit: Niantic)

Like Normal Forme Deoxys, Attack Forme is a pure Psychic-type Pokemon, making it weak to Bug, Ghost and Dark-type attacks. Since the last time it appeared we now have Mega Scizor, boosting Bug-type teams and resists many of Deoxys’ attacks thanks to it's Steel typing. 

What makes Attack Forme different from Normal Forme, aside from the aforementioned stat distribution is the moves it can know. We’ll dive deeper into that in the section below, but for now trainers should know that Mega Gyarados and Mega Gengar’s roles will change a bit.

Mega Houndoom and Absol are still the best way to deal with Attack Forme Deoxys as they boost the power of Dark-type attacks to really put a hurt on the Legendary Pokemon.

Tyranitar, Darkrai, Weavile and Hyrdreigon are some of the strongest Dark types in the game, while Chandelure and Giratina should be paired with Mega Gengar to take advantage of Deoxys’ Ghost weakness. Bug types like Scizor are viable options, but we feel this list of Pokemon are the best counters for Normal Forme Deoxys.

Swipe to scroll horizontally
Pokemon Go Attack Forme Deoxys Counters
Mega HoundoomSnarl and Foul Play
Mega GengarShadow Claw and Shadow Ball
Mega AbsolSnarl and Dark Pulse
Mega GyaradosBite Crunch
TyranitarBite and Crunch
Mega Scizor Fury Cutter and X-Scissor
GiratinaShadow Claw and Shadow Ball
WeavileSnarl and Foul Play
ChandelureHex and Shadow Ball
HydreigonBite and Dark Pulse

Attack Forme Deoxys Moveset 

Attack Forme Deoxys, being a Psychic-type, is bound to have at least one move of the same type. Zen Headbutt is its main Fast Attack and will hurt Mega Gengar and Mega Beedrill. 

Instead of Charge Beam, lille Normal Forme Deoxys, Attack Forme uses Poison Jab. This Poison-type Fast Attack will give Mega Gengar and Mega Beedrill more viability as they both resist that move. The lack of Charge Beam also gives Mega Gyarados less to worry about.

Normal Forme Deoxys uses Thunderbolt as a Charged option, but Attack Forme uses Zap Cannon instead. This Electric-type move is more powerful but takes longer to charge. So while Mega Gyarados won’t have to worry about an Electric Fast Attack the potential for a more powerful Electric-type Charged Attack is something trainers have to be aware of.

Dark Pulse is Attack Forme Deoxys’ other Charged option and this is really where Mega Gengar won’t work. That coupled with Psycho Boost gives a ~66% chance Attack Forme Deoxys will have a move that can take out Mega Gengar with ease. The Ghost-type is still great for its ability to boost Ghost-type moves, and it can definitely deal damage, there’s just a big chance that it will be taken out.

Having Dark Pulse also gives Mega Gyarados more viability as it resists it as does other Dark types like Tyranitar, Weavile and Hydreigon.

Here’s a list of moves Attack Forme Deoxys can know in Pokemon Go.

Swipe to scroll horizontally
Fast AttackCharged Attack
Zen HeadbuttPsycho Boost
Poison JabZap Cannon
Row 3 - Cell 0 Dark Pulse

Pokemon Go tips | Pokemon Go Eevee evolutions | Pokemon Go Great League best team  | Pokemon Go Master League best team  | Pokemon Go Ultra League best team | Pokemon Go Giovanni counters | Pokemon Go Cliff counters | Pokemon Go Sierra counters | Pokemon Go Arlo counters | Pokemon Go Ditto | Pokemon Go evolution items | Pokemon Go 41-50 level guide | Pokemon Go Unova Stones | Pokemon Go A Thousand-Year Slumber | Pokemon Go shiny list | Pokemon Go XL Candy | Pokemon Go Mega Energy  

Phillip Martinez

I'm currently a GamesRadar guide contributor with a specialty in everything Pokemon GO. If you've wanted to know the best way to take down a Rayquaza, there's a good chance you read one of my guides. I previously have written for IBT Media, Newsweek and Screen Rant. I'm a huge fighting game fan and everything Pokemon, but I've grown to love RPGs.