Deoxys-D is the prime example of an often-overlooked, but nevertheless efficient, mixed wall. With colossal defensive stats, a fantastic support movepool, and great Speed for a wall, Deoxys-D is definitely a threat to look out for. Moves such as Spikes, Taunt, Toxic, and Recover allow it to be a formidable defensive threat, and without a Tyranitar or Scizor, it can be incredibly difficult to eliminate. It is arguably one of the best Spikes users in the tier, thanks to Taunt to stop setup and status moves, along with reliable recovery in the form of Recover. Deoxys-D can also run an effective stallbreaker set, with Taunt, Toxic, and Agility. With a combination of Taunt and Night Shade, Deoxys-D is one of the few counters to Reuniclus that can be effectively used on a stall team.
>However, Deoxys-D does have a few major flaws. It is countered easily by two of the most used Pokemon in the tier: Tyranitar and Scizor. It is also setup bait for Pokemon that come in after a KO, as although Deoxys-D can Taunt, the opposing setup sweeper will often be faster, allowing it to set up on and break down our cosmic Pokemon. However, if used on the correct team with the right mindset, Deoxys-D is definitely a formidable team member, and should always be handled with caution.
-From smogons overveiw.
Ok so i agree with you but i will pick up on the points that is mentioned.
Deoxys-D is the prime example of an often-overlooked
Ok this is one minor point but it is still avalible in Ou but its under estimated and smogons tiers are based on Usage.
>and without a Tyranitar or Scizor, it can be incredibly difficult to eliminate
Scizor and Tyranitar have no problem with this guy as they carrie powerfull crunch and bug bite/u-turn and switching isnt easy as both usually carry pusuit.
Scizor and tyranitar are some of the most used pokemon in ou, scizor being the most used.
>However, Deoxys-D does have a few major flaws. It is countered easily by two of the most used Pokemon in the tier: Tyranitar and Scizor
Coming back to this point, these are not the only common counters there are so many counters such as Toxicroak.
>It is also setup bait for Pokemon that come in after a KO, as although Deoxys-D can Taunt, the opposing setup sweeper will often be faster
So think about how many pokemon in Ou need set up?
Would you run max speed on Deoxys-D to counter them? no
Would you alow a Cloyster to set up? Theres not much you can do and unfortuantly this could let a smeargle set up very easy then pass to a pokemon capable of sweeping your entire team.
So they are just a few points.
But here are a few of mine.
- Why use this guy when you have Forretress and Ferrothorn for hazards? They have much better typing and are not countered by the most used pokemon.
- Going back to the first point some people are not good with tiers and will not use pokemon below the ou tier which is stopping Deoxys being used as much.
Unfortunatly it was to used for UU and is Bl where it can only be used in Ou.
- Not all carrie taunt, there is only so much you can run on a deoxys.
You cant run a spikes rocks set with toxic, recover, taunt and seismic toss.
I do agree with you though and i hope this guy comes back to UU.