Pokemon Go Speed Forme Deoxys Raid Guide, counters and movesets

Pokemon Go Speed Forme Deoxys Raid
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These Pokemon Go Speed Forme Deoxys Raid Counters will help catch the Speed Forme Deoxys in Raids from Thursday, September 1 to Tuesday, September 13. Unsurprisingly the Speed version is all about speed, but that comes at the expense of overall toughness - it's fast, but easier to take down. Coming up we're going to cover all Pokemon Go trainers need to know about Speed Forme Deoxys, including which Pokemon are the best counters against it, and what moves it can possibly use.

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

How to get Shiny Speed Forme Deoxys in Pokemon Go 

All non-Normal Forme Deoxys will have their Shiny variants introduced to Pokemon Go this week including Speed Forme. To get a Shiny Speed forme Deoxys, trainers simply have to battle as many as possible and hope to come across one.

Niantic is giving trainers more chances to battle and catch these Deoxys by offering two free Raid Passes per day just by spinning Gym Photo Discs. Use those Raid Passes to battle up to two Speed Forme Deoxys in Raids for free.

Premium Raid Passes are also 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.

Speed Forme Deoxys Counters 

Pokemon Go Speed Forme Deoxys Raid

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Speed Forme Deoxys is a pure Psychic-type Pokemon, making it weak to Bug, Ghost and Dark-type attacks. While its typing doesn’t change, the attacks it knows can affect which Pokemon trainers will want to bring into battle. A new addition that can help here since this pokemon last appeared is Mega Scizor, it gives Bug types more power and its Steel typing means it can resist many of Deoxys’ attacks. However, Dark types are the optimal type to go against it.

Mega Houndoom and Absol are the strongest Dark-type options to take into battle as it deals a lot of damage and boost the power of your team. Mega Gyarados is another great Dark-type Mega option, but its Water typing could be trouble depending on the moves Deoxys has. 

Mega Gengar takes advantage of Deoxys’ Ghost weakness, but is a glass cannon that can take super-effective damage from Speed Forme Deoxys if it has a Psychic-type move.

Tyranitar, Darkrai, Weavile and Hyrdreigon are some of the strongest non-Mega Dark types in the game, while Chandelure and Giratina should be paired with Mega Gengar to take advantage of Deoxys’ Ghost weakness. Here’s a list of counters to consider against Speed Forme Deoxys.

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Pokemon Go Speed 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

Speed Forme Deoxys Moveset 

Speed Forme Deoxys has a combination of the other formes’ moves. Like the others, Zen Headbutt is its main Psychic-type Fast Attack, which will spell doom for Mega Gengar and other Poison types. 

Charge Beam, an Electric-type attack, is Speed Forme’s other Fast option and will hurt Mega Gyarados and other Water/Flying types. Thunderbolt, a Charged option, is another way Speed Forme Deoxys can take down those Pokemon. 

Psycho Boost is Speed Forme’s Psychic-type Charged Attack and will give any Pokemon who is weak to Zen Headbutt fits. That includes Mega Gengar. However, as we said with the other Deoxys Gengar can be an asset for trainers who lack the Dark types or want to run with a Ghost-type team with the Mega boosting their power. 

Swift is Speed Forme Deoxys’ final 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 Speed Forme Deoxys can know in Pokemon Go.

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Pokemon Go Speed Forme Deoxys Moveset
Fast AttackCharged Attack
Zen HeadbuttPsycho Boost
Charge BeamThunderbolt
Row 2 - Cell 0 Swift

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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.