Hisuian Decidueye Raid Solo Guide

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Tier 3 Raid Boss Guides
Hisuian Decidueye Solo

Easy at trainer level 30 with proper counters

CP Range
Lvl 20 1579 - 1655 Lvl 25 1974 - 2069

Notable Weather

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Fast Move Difficulty

Move Difficulty
Magical Leaf Easy
Psycho Cut Easy

Charge Move Difficulty

Move Difficulty
Energy Ball Easy
Trailblaze Easy
Aura Sphere Easy
Aerial Ace Easy


Sporting a double Flying Type weakness is never good for a raid boss nowadays, and Hisuian Decidueye just does not have the tools needed to fight against the titans of the sky. If you've got a handful of the better Flying Types ready to go, then it should be pretty easy to run through this fighting owl.

Note that many of our picks here put extra emphasis on TDO, as most of the top options picked via this metric still have DPS well above solo-level.


Team composition

  • Mega Rayquaza

  • Mega Rayquaza

  • Mega Rayquaza... seriously, go in with Mega Rayquaza alone and it'll be able to finish this without being knocked out and plenty of time on the clock.

  • ALL of the good Flying Types and MANY of the mediocre Flying Types are far and away strong enough to take down Hisuian Decidueye. Seriously; our guide only covers a few of the top counters, but many, many more Pokemon are solo-worthy here.

Battling strategy

  • DPS is not a problem here, and neither is TDO. Though a bit of dodging can be helpful for clearing a bit quicker if your Pokemon is close to its next Charged Move, but also low on HP.

Note: "Good" movesets are not necessarily viable at the level indicated.

Best Raid Boss Counters

Supreme Mega Evolutions

Mega Rayquaza Mega Rayquaza
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Mega Rayquaza is the best counter here aaaaand Hisuian Decidueye just fainted while I was typing that.

All kidding aside; Mega Rayquaza is quite literally strong enough to solo Hisuian Decidueye. Don't mis-read that; I didn't say that it's solo-worthy, as in it is strong enough to be on a team that can solo this raid, it's literally capable of curb-stomping Hisuian Decidueye as the only Pokemon on your team. It might be a good idea to dodge an attack or two as the margin for error is only about 12% in most cases, but it's still not hard to manage this alone. So go Mega Evolve your Rayquaza and run through this raid in easy mode.

Good Mega Evolution Counters

Mega Pidgeot Mega Pidgeot
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Mega Pidgeot can't solo Hisuian Decidueye without Windy weather and some great luck/dodging, but it's still very, very much worthy of a solo team. It can't hold a candle to Mega Rayquaza, but it's still as strong as heck.

Mega Blaziken Mega Blaziken
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Not everyone has Mega Rayquaza, and not everyone has a Mega Pidgeot ready to go, so Mega Blaziken is still a fine backup choice. Just don't go TMing Blast Burn away for the sake of Brave Bird.

Mega Charizard Y Mega Charizard Y
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Similar to Mega Blaziken, Mega Charizard can also put in work here,

Supreme Counters

Rayquaza Rayquaza
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While not on a par with the Sky King mentioned above, basic Rayquaza still has tremendous power behind it in part thanks to the power of Dragon Ascent. This is another easy-mode pick, to be certain. 

Shadow-Ho-oh Shadow Ho-Oh
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Shadow Ho-oh has a huge TDO here alongside great DPS that's well above solo-level. Hidden Power Flying is definitely the top choice, but Incinerate is more than good enough to make this blazing bird of legend worthy of a team slot. 

ShadowMoltres Shadow Moltres
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The old-fashioned Flying Type master, of course we're going to give a slot to Shadow Moltres. This is an outstanding Pokemon who, while not as great as some Pokemon on this list, is still worth packing onto any team.

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Yveltal is frequently overlooked, but its high natural TDO and solid DPS makes it a great option for this raid, even though it doesn't resist Aura Sphere.

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Moltres is definitely in the shadow of its Shadow forme, but it's still very much worthy of a slot here.

Shadow-Lugia Shadow Lugia
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Need a tank? Well, here's the survival master. The great wall itself, Lugia has huge staying power and high DPS, but its TDO is still pretty far behind a few of the above Pokemon. Still, it's able to make this raid pretty easy.

Good Counters

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Aeroblast++ is stronger, but please don't purify your Apex Shadow Lugia!

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Galarian-Articuno Galarian Articuno
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Tornadus (Therian Forme) Tornadus (Therian Forme)
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Togekiss Togekiss
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Galarian-Moltres Galarian Moltres
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ShadowZapdos Shadow Zapdos
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Hisuian_Braviary Hisuian Braviary
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Air Slash Fly Best
Reshiram Reshiram
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Shadow Dragonite Shadow Dragonite
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Dragonite Dragonite
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