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What is a good moveset for all the Deoxys forms?

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I myself only have one Deoxys, so I only have one moveset that I actually use.

Deoxys (Base Form): This is the one I have. EV trained in Sp. Attack and Speed. I've tried to add a bit for the Uber enviroment battling.
Ice Beam
Shadow Ball
Focus Blast

Deoxys learnset

asked Aug 16, 2010 by trachy
edited Jul 1, 2011 by DarkTyphlosion
I like it alot. 9/10

21 Answers

9 votes

Ice Beam

Brick Break / Drain Punch
Rock Slide
Psycho Boost

Toxic / Spikes / Night Shade / Stealth Rock (LOTS of options.)
Protect / Thunder Wave

Drain Punch / Night Shade
Psycho Boost

answered Aug 17, 2010 by ~-~WILL~-~
Instead of nitpicking, post the suggestions you have in mind, and make sure they make sense. My set makes sure it covers the Uber Metagame's popular types that are usually left uncovered.

Like I said, if you feel I left out something, actually post it, instead of just criticizing.
for attack form maybe ice punch or extreme speed  instead of return for coverage/priority
i'm not really into deoxys but i'd think it is a bit useless to put extremespeed on the fastest poke around (speed forme), maybe psychic instead? and he will probably be 1 or 2hko'd so i dunno about recover but whatever i'm no expert
u should do a moveset for all forms
5 votes

Gen V

Deoxys @ Focus Sash

Trait: Pressure

EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SAtk / 252 Spd

Lonely Nature (+Atk, -Def)

  • Psycho Boost
  • Ice Punch
  • ExtremeSpeed
  • ThunderPunch

Deoxys-A @ Focus Sash

Trait: Pressure

EVs: 4 Atk / 252 SAtk / 252 Spd

Hasty Nature (+Spd, -Def)

  • ExtremeSpeed
  • Psyshock
  • Thunderbolt
  • Ice Beam

Deoxys-D @ Leftovers

Trait: Pressure

EVs: 156 HP / 100 Def / 252 SDef

Bold Nature (+Def, -Atk)

  • Recover
  • Night Shade
  • Cosmic Power
  • Toxic

Deoxys-S @ Focus Sash

Trait: Pressure

EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spd

Jolly Nature (+Spd, -SAtk)

  • ExtremeSpeed
  • Stealth Rock
  • Spikes
  • Taunt
answered Jun 19, 2011 by trachy
edited Jan 20, 2012 by trachy
Try having Toxic or Will-o-wisp
maybe swap night shade with protect on deoxys-d?
3 votes


Night Shade/Seismic toss-They both do the same amount of damage. It depends on what type coverage you want. Seismic toss has a bit higher PP, 32 to 24 max.

Recover/spikes/toxic spikes/stealth rock-Restores health, or if you're feeling really lucky, you could set up two hazards. The recovery is more important to me.

Spikes/toxic spikes/stealth rock-whichever you deem necessary.

Taunt-Forces opponent into attacking or switching. Either way it keeps them from interrupting you.

answered Jul 8, 2011 by DarkTyphlosion
You  could put knock off
3 votes

My Deoxys-D Moveset:

Deoxys Defense@ Leftovers

Trait: Pressure

EVs: 252 HP, 184 Defense, 72 Sp. Defense

Careful Nature:(-Sp. Attack +Sp. Defense)

  • Rest
  • Sleep Talk
  • Psycho Shift
  • Night Shade

This is my Deoxys Set, which can only be utilized with Deoxys Defense only. Rest+Sleep Talk+Psycho Shift makes a deadly combination if used correctly, putting the foe to sleep. If you happen to get Taunted, Night Shade is there to help with that, causing 100 Damage each time. EVs give it 302, 411, 402 Bulk which is very nice to have. Bulky as can be :)


answered Jan 20, 2012 by Psychic x
edited Jan 20, 2012 by Psychic x
Maybe Psycho Boost.
not very it has a nature that lowers s.attack and with psycho boost it will just kill its special attacking ability and wont even be able to help psycho boost...
2 votes

Deoxys Attack: @Life Orb

EV's: 252 Spe, 128 Atk, 128 SpA
Trait: Pressure
Nature: Naive (+Spe -SpD)
- Psychic
- Shadow Ball
- Superpower
- Extreme Speed

This set seriously kicks butt, with extreme speed for quick finishing, and superpower to demolish the opponent...but then you are at risk...

answered Dec 9, 2012 by Flare
This set usually gets 1 or 2 KOes before it falls to priority or super bulky opponent.
Pretty good
Yeah. Good. 8/10
2 votes

Well, because deoxys got new event moves, why don't I use them in a set:
Deoxys speed@ focus sash
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EV's: 252speed/ 252 sp att/ 4 hp
Nature: +speed -att
nasty plot
psychic/ ice beam
dark pulse
focus blast
This is his setup sweeper set. He will only be outsped (sometimes) by other deoxys.
Psychic is for STAB. Ice beam is for all of the dragon and flying types in Ubers.

answered May 10, 2013 by Extremespeed
2 votes

Wow. I thought maybe someone thought of this set already. Well here it is:

(Attack Form) Maybe Focus Sash for an item.

  • Telekinesis
  • Zap Cannon
  • Focus Blast
  • Dark Pulse

You've probably figured out by now that Telekinesis is for Zap Cannon. Paralysis is a crucial state in battling. It also gives him an edge in speed, increasing his sweeping-like abilities. Focus Blast gets an accuracy boost as well, while it covers this guys weakness to dark types. Dark Pulse is for extra coverage including ghost type threats.

answered Feb 5, 2014 by Oriodian
edited Feb 10, 2014 by Oriodian
1 vote

that seems like the perfect moveset i would suggest attack form becuase no one can out run deoxys( other than ninjask) anyway my only suggestion is that if you want to teach it his super move

answered Aug 16, 2010 by Speed freak
1 vote

Deoxys-S @ Toxic Orb
Trait: Pressure
EVs: 200 HP / 20 Atk / 100 Def / 100 SDef / 88 Spd
Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)
- Psycho Shift
- Facade
- Pursuit
- Stealth Rock

S-rocks first turn, then psycho shift Poison to the opponent. If they switch, double pursuit damage. If they don't, double facade damage. A lot of prediction, though.

answered Jan 14, 2012 by Pwnyta
Wasted EVs, why improve Bulk when it has terrible Bulk?

Don't go crazy with EVs, because it's not doing you any good :P
This isn't Deoxys-Attack's practically nonexcistent defenses we're talking about here.
When invested in HP, 50 / 90 / 90 are actually not bad.
Umm... that's suitable for Deoxys D... :(
Me again. 3/10
1 vote

Deoxys Defence Form: @Leftovers

EV's: 252 HP, 252 Spe, 4 (SpD/Def)
Nature: Jolly (+Spe -SpA)
Trait: Pressure
- Recover
- Toxic
- Calm Mind
- Ice Beam

This is one of my favourite D-D sets, it has its flaws but is a really reliable moveset.

answered Dec 9, 2012 by Flare
That's one of the best! Nice!
Also, 8/10
Why not timid? +spe -atk since it has no physical moves :D
y not replace calm mind with cosmic power and ice beam with protect? invest all ev's in bulk
1 vote

Here is a set I use in Uber and I am really, REALLY liking it. It's a team support Deoxys-S. It can take most hits and abuse Trick, or it can Trick on a switch thus allowing it to return with some moves of it's own. It's not designed for survival. The design is to screw an opponent's Pokemon and then get hazards up before being killed. Suicide support essentially xD

Deoxys-Speed @ Iron Ball
Trait: Pressure
EVs: 252 Spd / 252 HP / 4 Atk
Jolly Nature
- Stealth Rock
- Taunt
- Trick
- Superpower

Iron Ball screws the Pokemon, whether it be wall with lefties, or attacker with LO/Choice item. Taunt hits those set-up pokes and the hazard setters such as Dialga and Ferrothorn. SRocks helps the rest of my team gets KOs. Superpower is just a filler and I normally switch out when taunted anyway.


answered Jul 3, 2013 by MrKijani
What ir you encounter a ghost type?
Normally I can still trick Iron Ball to ghost types (not Arceus) and then I'll switch to someone capable of taking them down.
1 vote


item weakness policy


dark pulse

shadow ball

nasty plot

answered Mar 11, 2014 by gengar ftw
1 vote

Alright, so I just found out I have the Masuda Deoxys (the one with Nasty Plot) on my Diamond game, so here's a moveset for that:
I chose Speed Forme because Normal Forme and Attack Forme have garbage defenses so they can't set up, and Defense Forme plays a better role at Toxicking, Spike-setting, etc. Speed Forme has decent defenses, so it can set up and fire off nuclear-powered attacks after a Nasty Plot.

Deoxys-S @ Leftovers
Modest Nature
EVs: 252 SpA / 252 HP / 4 Spe
-Nasty Plot
-Ice Beam/Recover/Magic Coat

So here it is. Nasty Plot was the basis of this set, allowing Deoxys to set up. The EVs might seem strange, and indeed, they are, but they are to make sure it has enough bulk to set up a Nasty Plot. I really don't like using a Focus Sash set, as priority is all over the place in Ubers and Talonflame's everywhere in OU. Psychic forgoes the ability to wreck Chansey and Blissey for more power, so if that's what you like then you should probably choose it. Ice Beam can be used for coverage in tandem with Thunderbolt for the classic BoltBeam combo, while Recover is just useful as a move. Magic Coat can act as a surprise for those people who try to status you.

answered Dec 22, 2014 by Radicool21
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Deoxys-Speed @ Focus Sash

Trait: Pressure

EVs: 252 Spd / 252 HP / 4 Atk

Jolly Nature

  • ExtremeSpeed
  • Torment
  • Taunt
  • Thunder Wave

This is a pretty darn mean guy. No XK or sweeping for you.

answered Feb 18, 2013 by Ninja
Like it. 7/10
What about ghost types?
0 votes

Deoxys is my FAV FAV FAV Pokemon. My moves for normal form and all the rest are:
Psycho Boost
Drain Punch
Ice Beam
Pretty good huh? You should try it. IT IS AWESOME!

answered Mar 23, 2013 by Deoxys121
0 votes

Ok this deoxys is for clearing the most annoying Pokemons
deoxys speed or attack or normal

naive nature(+speed -spD)
EVs(128 attack and special attack, 252 speed)
item(life orb)

fire punch (for ferrothorns and scizors)
ice beam (annoying gliscors and dragonite)
drain punch/superpower (for blisseys , tyranitar and heatran that walls this set)
energy ball( for the ever annoying chesto resto rotom-wash)

Hpoe this set works for you!

answered Mar 2, 2014 by Amos Chee
0 votes

Deoxys (S-Forme)
Ability: Pressure
Nature: Timid
EV's: 252 Speed, 128 HP, 128 Sp. Atk
Item: @ Focus Sash
Spikes- Damage upon switching in. Can stack damage if you feel you need to.
Stealth Rock- Damage upon switching in. Deals great damage to Pokemon weak against rock (up to 50% max health if weak 4x)
Psycho Boost- Strong attack, assuming you haven't already been KO'd
Substitute- If you're ignored or not knocked down to using the Focus Sash after turn one, can be used to stack Spikes.

Played with a friend using a set-up like this one and is great for support. Only problem is Stealth Rock can only be learned in B2/W2 (I believe, maybe B/W as well) via Move Tutor. You could always switch it out for Psychic for a damaging attack that doesn't down stats or give it a something that inflicts a status condition.

answered Mar 5, 2014 by squattop
0 votes

Deoxys-Speed @ Choice Scarf
Ability: Pressure
EVs: 252 HP / 104 Def / 56 SDef / 96 Spd
Serious Nature
- Stealth Rock/Role Play
- Taunt
- Psyshock/Psycho Shift
- Trick

A trolling set for the current OU metagame that has worked for me so far and it's the most unexpected thing out of a Dexoys you could see. Full EVs aren't invested into Speed since almost nothing is going to outspeed 420 Speed with a Choice Scarf, with that, you can put your preferred range of bulkiness in. Trick makes wonderful trollage with a Choice Scarf, especially on stuff trying to use status moves which you can then punish with a Taunt. Stealth Rock is for the hazard lovers while you can give others a taste of their own medicine with Role Play. Psyshock is a decent attacking move to have in case of Taunts and Psycho Shift is just more trolling.

answered Apr 16, 2014 by Tysonyoshi
0 votes

Is your prediction game any good?

Deoxys-Attack @ Focus Sash
Ability: Pressure
Timid Nature
EVs: 4 HP / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
-Mirror Coat
-Magic Coat
-Psycho Boost

Can you predict which class of move the opposing Pokemon is gonna use, and reflect it accordingly? It's basically self-explanatory. Mirror Coat special moves. Counter physical moves. Magic Coat non-damaging moves. When you're down to your sash, fire off a nuclear Psycho Boost before dying.

answered Feb 22 by Radicool21
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Form= Atk
I use this set whenever I use deoxys. It is my signature set for deoxys.
As long as your atk,spatk and spd IVs are perfect, it works.
Moves= Psycho boost= coverage, if you've already used superpower and don't want to switch.
E speed=priority, for killing pokes that used a sash.
Superpower= coverage, ultimate destroyer.
Ice punch/knock off= dragon destroyer/psychic desroyer

answered Apr 13 by Lucky Lucario