Ratings are based
on a 1 to 5 scale.
1 being the worst. 3 ... average. 5 is the highest rating.
Locations: Transfer from GBA (Diamond, Pearl), Birth Island
(Sapphire, Ruby, Emerald).
Hi everyone. Welcome to another Pokémon of the Week. Today we’re
reviewing Deoxys, the DNA Pokémon.
Deoxys is truly one of my favorite Pokémon ever. Seriously, I
have trained like a dozen so far. I have almost every set I can
think of and all of them are fun to play. Its changing stats
give the trainer a whole new set of possibilities, and being a
Legend, it is pretty easy to use and just as powerful as Mewtwo.
I don’t have to say all of its stats are good and bad depending
on the condition right?
Pressure is good enough if you are using defense Deoxys, and it
is decent using the remaining sets…
Let’s move on to the move combinations, let’s see what’s up with
The mixed sweeper is a nice twist and a very mean surprise for
your opponent. Face it, we all expect special sweepers, this is
going to be a very cool surprise for your opponent, guaranteed.
Nature: Calm (+ Special defense, - Attack).
EV´s: 252 HP, 129 Defense, 129 Special defense.
- Cosmic power
- Counter / Mirror coat
- Toxic / Spikes / Night shade
Probably the best set out there. You will have a very hard time
trying to beat this thing. Use cosmic power and recover as much
as possible, I like the night shade / Mirror coat combo.
Nature: Jolly (+ Speed, - Special attack).
Equip: Life orb.
EV´s: 252 Attack, 252 Speed, 6 HP.
- Brick break
- Zen headbutt
- Rock slide / Aerial ace
Awesome set. Psychic physical sweepers are not that common see?
And this one actually works.
When should I use this Pokémon?
Well, technically you are capable of using it on almost every
situation. It all depends on you. Use the defensive form as a
very nice substitute for Forretress or Blissey, unfortunately
most of you don’t use a defensive legendary, we all know attack
is better, or is it not?. Use the speed form if you like your
battles quick and painful. But I’d say use it as a mixed
sweeper, just in case some Skarmory appears. Use the attack form
as a mad kamikaze. Because you will hit hard, but one you get
hit, you will faint in no time. Finally, use the normal form as
a combination of all these, and as a substitute for the standard
Mewtwo, it is weaker, but safer.
What should I use against this Pokémon?
Use a lot of PP waste moves, knock off and status conditions to
take out the defense form, it is for sure the toughest of all.
Use Tanks for normal and speed forms and you can use tanks or
normal sweepers for the normal form.
Deoxys has a special spot on my heart and my team, I love the
surprise factor of it. When you mention you have a Deoxys or
they find out, you are only revealing Ľ of the information to
your opponent, and that is called strategy. It is not as
predictable as you might think.
4.8/5 (I’d go for the 5, but there is not such thing as the
Hope you enjoyed.
Finally, I have wanted to
review this for so long, but I forgot, it has 4
different forms so it will be more of a challenge now.
And yes, I will do all 4 forms for it so don't worry.
Pressure is a good ability, making your enemy use 2 PP instead
All forms have same weaknesses which are Bug, Dark, Ghost.
From here I will take 1 form at a time.
Same moveset as the Normal form but this one is the fastest in
Both hard and easy to make this, only took time to make all
Everything has their flaws, even this one. But the Speed Form I
5/5 because it's Speed.
Same with Defense Form because it can have fun.
Over and Out
Hi, this is Nathan. Sorry I
haven't been able to get a review out, but I have been really
busy with school. So anyway, here we have Deoxys.
Let's take a look at the stats of the only 2 forms you should
think about using: Attack, and Defense.
Ability: Pressure (When this Pokémon is hit by a move, the
opponent's PP lowers by 2 rather than 1)
Before I get to the movesets, let me just say that, under no
circumstances (unless Speed Form becomes anything other than
Uber (which is not going to happen)) should you use any form
other than the two I just listed. Anyway, on to the sets!
Deoxys-Atk @ Life Orb
Spd: 252, and either max out one attacking stat or the other, or
Rash Nature (Def -, Spd +)
Seriously, you can slap on any 4 attacking moves, and you have a
viable moveset. Just be sure to adjust your EVs accordingly. I
like Pursuit/Brick Break/Rock Slide/Thunder (Or Grass Knot if I
Deoxys-Def @ Leftovers
HP: 252, Def: 129, SpDef: 129 (Seriously, I am horrible at
spreading.) Chose one defense, and sacrifice one attacking stat
-Knock Off/Thunder Wave/Stealth Rock -Spikes/Trick Room.
-Snatch (for lulz)
Doexys has a good support movepool. Just pick 4 that seem to go
together, and you have a pretty nice set.
Final Opinion: Deoxys-Atk can't take a hit worth ****, and
Deoxys-Def is in an environment where it will most likely not
survive very long either. In other words, there are, most times,
better slots on your team. Like Scarfogre!
Overall: 3/5 for Atk
3.5/5 for Def
Looks: 4/5 (Pretty nice to look at)
Deoxys the space virus is quite
possibly one of the most potent sweeping pokemon available. Its
massive attack, special attack and speed allow for easy
consistent damage. It can even pull off a trick with focus sash
by surviving the hit to 1HP then using counter or mirror coat
from its defensive form. Very difficult to counter, simply a
powerful solid choice.