Pokemon Go Normal Forme Deoxys Raid Counters and best movesets to use

Pokemon Go Normal Forme Deoxys Raids
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Our Pokemon Go Normal Forme Deoxys Raid Counters will help you catch this intriguing Pokemon in Raids between Thursday, September 1 to Tuesday, September 13. Normal Forme Deoxys may not excel in one aspect of battling, but this variation of the powerful Legendary is a balanced attacker and defender. It’s definitely something Pokemon Go trainers should want to try and catch, and we have all the information on how to take it down.

Also, Deoxys’ other formes will also be appearing in Raids at the same time. For more information on those we've got some Attack Forme Deoxys Counters, Defense Forme Deoxys Counters and Speed Forme Deoxys Counters to help you whatever forme you encounter.

How to get Shiny Normal Forme Deoxys in Pokemon Go 

Trainers will also have a chance to catch Normal 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.

Shiny Deoxys’ coloring is a stark contrast from the usual. It goes from Red and blue to a bright yellow and green. It’s hard to confuse the two.

Normal Forme Deoxys Counters 

Pokemon Go Normal Forme Deoxys Raids

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Normal Forme Deoxys is a pure Psychic-type Pokemon, making it weak to Bug, Ghost and Dark-type attacks.

Luckily for trainers, there are plenty of Mega Pokemon that can help take down Normal Forme Deoxys. Trainers will want to bring as many Dark types as possible and Mega Houndoom and Absol do the trick. Bring them on your team to boost the power of Dark-type attacks to really put a hurt on Deoxys.

Mega Gyarados is another great Dark-type Mega option, but its Water typing could be trouble depending on the moves Deoxys has -- more on that in the section below. The same goes for Mega Gengar and Mega Beedrill. Both take advantage of Deoxys’ Ghost and Bug weakness, but are glass cannons that can take super-effective damage from Normal Forme Deoxys if it has a Psychic-type move. Again, more on that in the section below.

Mega Scizor is a new addition that works well here if you want a Bug-type option. It's its Steel typing resists many of Deoxys’ attacks and it gives Bug types more power. 

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.

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Pokemon Go Normal 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
DarkraiSnarl and Dark Pulse
GiratinaShadow Claw and Shadow Ball
WeavileSnarl and Foul Play
ChandelureHex and Shadow Ball
HydreigonBite and Dark Pulse

Normal Forme Deoxys Moveset 

Normal Forme Deoxys is an interesting Pokemon. Being a Psychic-type, it’s 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. 

Charge Beam, an Electric-type attack, is its other Fast Attack option and will spell doom for Mega Gyarados and any other Water or Flying types. Thunderbolt, a Charged option, is another way Deoxys can take down those Pokemon. 

Hyper Beam is Normal Forme Deoxys’ other Charged option and being a Normal-type attack is not effective against any type. Instead, Pokemon like Tyranitar will resist it so it’s a great addition to any team going up against it.

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

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Pokemon Go Normal Forme Deoxys Moveset
Fast AttackCharged Attack
Zen HeadbuttPsycho Boost
Charge BeamThunderbolt
Row 2 - Cell 0 Hyper Beam

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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.