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Deoxys (Defense Forme)

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Pokemon Ratings

Great League PVP Rating See all 4.5 / 5
Ultra League PVP Rating See all 5 / 5
Master League PVP Rating See all 0 / 5

Pokemon Stats

60.80 kg Weight
1.70 m Height
Pokemon Max CP
Level 50: 2,570
Level 40: 2,274
Level 25: 1,624 (Raid + Weather)
Level 20: 1,299 (Raid)
Level 15: 974 (Research Tasks)
ATK 144
DEF 330
STA 137

PVE Movesets Grades

Quick Charge ATK DEF
A
Show Suboptimal/Unranked Movesets

PVE Offensive Moves Explanation

  • Zen Headbutt should be paired with Psycho Boost to fulfill a Psychic-type role, but otherwise don't bother. 
  • Counter is a strong move, but mostly for actual Fighting-type Pokemon.
  • Likewise, Rock Slide is more valuable for Rock-type Pokemon.
  • Thunderbolt doesn't have much use. 

PVE Overview

Deoxys Defense Forme is a very strong Pokemon that's gained a lot of popularity in Pokemon Go.......but only for PvP. It boats some of the highest DEF stats in the entire game, with a monstrous 330 DEF! While its bulk makes it highly valued in PvP, Mythical Pokemon can't be slotted into Gyms, which basically makes this Pokemon useless in the PvE scene. 

PVP Movesets Grades

Quick Charge ATK
A
A-
B

PvP Moveset Explanation

Counter + Rock Slide and Thunderbolt or Psycho Boost

Counter is one of the best fast moves for PvP in general, while Zen Headbutt is one of the worst, even with STAB.

Rock Slide is the most commonly used Charge Move due to its overall well-rounded mix of damage output and moderate energy cost, and also because of the harsh self-debuff that Psycho Boost inflicts. The latter however, boasts the highest Damage Per Energy (DPE) value among Deoxys's Charge Moves, in addition to benefiting from STAB, but requires correct play to avoid exposure to its self-debuff. Thunderbolt can chosen for its Electric-type coverage, which is not only valuable against popular Water-types, but is also the only Charge Move to not be resisted by common Steel Pokemon. 

PvP Rating Explanation

Great League : 4.5 / 5

The insane performance of Deoxys Defense Forme is held back mostly by its limited availability to EX raids, which limits the candy needed to unlock its expensive second charge move. The rewards for this expensive investment are definitely worth it, as this DNA Pokemon is ranked as one of the best Pokemon in Great League. Excellent stat distribution results in amazing bulk, and a powerful moveset enables this monster to threaten up to 10 different typings for Super Effective damage at any point, assuring its dominance over most opponents. Coverage against its weaknesses to Dark and Bug-types leaves few able to overcome Deoxys, though certain Pokemon like Sableye, Haunter, and Altaria breathe some fear into Deoxys Defense Forme. 

Ultra League: 5 / 5

The Lv50 update greatly improves the performance of Deoxys Defense Forme in Ultra League, transitioning all of the perks it enjoyed in Great League to Ultra League. The steep XL costs might be worth it for competitive players due to the additional options that only Deoxys Defense Forme provides in this league. Medicham cannot reach the CP cap of this league, and no other meta Psychic-type has access to the powerful Fast Move Counter, in addition to the relatively unique coverage that Deoxys provides. Gallade, Mew, Hypno, and Armored Mewtwo have Fighting-type coverage, but only in their Charged Moves, while actual Fighting-types don't provide resistances to both other Fighting-types and Psychic-types that Deoxys boasts. Overall a very strong contender now that XL is a possibility, though popular picks like Giratina and Cresselia help keep it in check. 

Master League: 0 / 5

Deoxys Defense Forme doesn't do as well in Master League.

Fast Moves

12
More Info

Psychic

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.51x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS EPU DPS DPS w/STAB True DPS
1.10
0.20
9.09
10.91
13.64
12
More Info

Fighting

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.51x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS EPU DPS DPS w/STAB True DPS
0.90
0.20
8.89
13.33
16.67

Charge Moves

70
More Info

Psychic

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.51x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS
4.00
0.50
0.00
1.40
17.50
21.88
24.50
80
More Info

Rock

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS
2.70
1.10
0.00
1.60
29.63
37.04
47.41
80
More Info

Electric

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.51xDamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS
2.50
0.50
0.00
1.60
32.00
40.00
51.20

Secondary Charge Move Unlock Cost

Candy
Stardust

Other

Flee Rate 1.0 %
Buddy Distance 20 km
Capture Rate6.0 %

Pokemon Type Chart

Vulnerable

160% damage
160% damage
160% damage

Resistant

62.5% damage
62.5% damage

Raid Boss Catch Rate

Psychic Medal

None
Bronze
Silver
Gold
Normal Nice! Great! Excellent!
No Berry -
Curve
Razz Berry -
Curve
Golden Razz Berry -
Curve

Pokemon Min/Max CP Values

How to use: You need to know your Pokemon's exact level. To find exactly what level your Pokémon is, power up your Pokémon following this chart until you're certain of your level from Stardust cost changes.

A Pokémon's minimum level is 1.

Every time you power up, your Pokémon gains half a level.

StardustLevelMin CPMax CP
20012732
2001.55566
200284100
2002.5113135
4003142169
4003.5171203
4004200238
4004.5229272
6005257306
6005.5286341
6006315375
6006.5344409
8007373444
8007.5402478
8008431512
8008.5459546
10009488581
10009.5517615
100010546649
100010.5573682
130011601714
130011.5628747
130012655779
130012.5683812
160013710844
160013.5737877
160014765909
160014.5792942
190015819974
190015.58461007
1900168741039
190016.59011072
2200179281104
220017.59561137
2200189831169
220018.510101202
25001910381234
250019.510651266
25002010921299
250020.511201331
30002111471364
300021.511741396
30002212021429
300022.512291461
35002312561494
350023.512841526
35002413111559
350024.513381591
40002513651624
400025.513931656
40002614201689
400026.514471721
45002714751754
450027.515021786
45002815291819
450028.515571851
50002915841884
500029.516111916
50003016391949
500030.516521965
60003116661981
600031.516801998
60003216932014
600032.517072030
70003317212046
700033.517342063
70003417482079
700034.517622095
80003517752111
800035.517892127
80003618032144
800036.518162160
90003718302176
900037.518442192
90003818572209
900038.518712225
100003918852241
1000039.518982257
100004019122274
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