Deoxys (Pokémon)

For Pokémon GO information on this species, see the game's section.
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Pokémon
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This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Deoxys (disambiguation).
Deoxys
DNA Pokémon
デオキシス
Deoxys
#0386
Normal Forme
Normal Forme
Attack Forme
Attack Forme
Defense Forme
Defense Forme
Speed Forme
Speed Forme
Speed Forme
Speed Forme


Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Psychic Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Attack Forme
Unknown Unknown
Defense Forme
Unknown Unknown
Speed Forme
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Ability
Pressure Cacophony
Attack Forme
Cacophony
Defense Forme
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Attack Forme
Cacophony
Defense Forme
Gender ratio
Gender unknown
Catch rate
3 (1.6%)
Breeding
Egg Group
No Eggs Discovered
Hatch time
120 cycles
Egg not obtainable
Height
5'07" 1.7 m
Normal Forme
0'0" 0 m
Attack Forme
0'0" 0 m
Defense Forme
0'0" 0 m
Speed Forme
Weight
134.0 lbs. 60.8 kg
Normal Forme
0 lbs. 0 kg
Attack Forme
0 lbs. 0 kg
Defense Forme
0 lbs. 0 kg
Speed Forme
Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
215
Gen. III-IV
Unknown
IV
270
V+
Leveling rate
Slow
EV yield
Total: 3
Normal Forme
0
HP
1
Atk
0
Def
1
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
1
Speed
Attack Forme
0
HP
2
Atk
0
Def
1
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Defense Forme
0
HP
0
Atk
2
Def
0
Sp.Atk
1
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Speed Forme
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
3
Speed
Shape
Body12.png
Footprint
F0386.png F000.png
Attack Forme
Pokédex color
Red
Base friendship
0
External Links

Deoxys (Japanese: デオキシス Deoxys) is a Psychic-type Mythical Pokémon introduced in Generation III.

While it is not known to evolve into or from any other Pokémon, Deoxys has four forms: Normal Forme, Attack Forme, Defense Forme, and Speed Forme. It can change betweens its forms by interacting with certain meteorites.

(Specifics may differ in past games. Refer to Game data→Form data for these details.)

Biology

 
Deoxys regenerating

Deoxys is an alien-like, bipedal Pokémon that has four forms, each focused on a different stat. The main components that are constant for all four forms are dominantly a red color, a light blue face, and three light blue dots on its back arranged in a triangle. Typically, there is a purple stripe running down the center of its face and a purple, crystalline organ in its chest. Its white, circular eyes are set inside rectangular, black eye sockets. It is shown in the anime that some Deoxys can have a green crystalline organ and facial stripe.

Deoxys was formed by the mutation of a virus from space. The Pokémon is highly intelligent; its brain appears to be the crystal in its chest. This organ is capable of firing laser beams. As shown in the anime, it is able to regenerate any part of its body that it may have lost during a battle. It has also demonstrated the ability to create an aurora without changing its form. These auroras can have different electromagnetic wavelengths and are used to communicate with other Deoxys. It is also shown that the various electromagnetic waves given off by people, Pokémon, and all electronics can obscure its vision if there is enough interference with its communication. This Pokémon came from outer space from inside of a meteor. Deoxys's different forms each possess different abilities and techniques.

In the anime and manga, Deoxys has been observed to create clones of itself. These clones have lifeless eyes and duller color, lack of the trademark crystal on the chest, and seem to be unable to change from the Normal Forme. Furthermore, they seem unable to morph their tentacles into hands. When these clones are defeated, they dissolve into dust-like particles.

Deoxys is the only known Pokémon capable of learning the move Psycho Boost by leveling up.

Forms

Deoxys has four forms: Normal Forme, Attack Forme, Defense Forme, and Speed Forme.

Normal Forme

In its Normal Forme, Deoxys has tapering legs with a segmented, vertical, blue stripe on the upper portion. The abdomen is black with vertical lines, while the majority of its skin is reddish-orange. The arms are capable of taking different forms, usually a pair of tentacles coiled in a double helix. One tentacle is the primary skin color, while the other is light blue. Alternately, it can form more humanoid arms with a red top and blue underside and a five-fingered hand. This Forme has a blunt protrusion with a single blue stripe on either side of its head and stubby tail.

Attack Forme

While in its Attack Forme, Deoxys's legs remain tapered. However, its blue stripes are no longer segmented and run the entire length of the leg and there is now a large spike on the knee. Two pairs of whip-like tentacles with pointed tips, one reddish-orange and one blue, replace its previous coiled, blunted tentacles. The protrusions on its head are now triangular with an additional one extending from the top of its head. Most of its reddish-orange skin has receded, revealing a striated, black chest and abdomen. Finally, its tail is now longer and more pointed.

Defense Forme

Deoxys's Defense Forme has bulky, wide legs that are somewhat flat at the end with a bluish-green spot on each knee. It retains its two pairs of red and blue tentacles, but they are now flat and broad. The head has fused with its body and all protrusions are gone, causing it to resemble a helmet. The reddish-orange skin now covers the entire body, so none of its inner black portions are visible. There is now a single blue stripe on each shoulder, and its tail has disappeared.

Speed Forme

The Speed Forme of this Pokémon has a sleek black body with thin striation. The reddish-orange skin now covers only its head, hip joints, and the area around its crystal. There is now only one tentacle on each side of its body, one red and one blue. The protrusions on its head now point upward and the back of its head now forms a long spike. There is a long, thick blue stripe running down the center of this longer protrusion. More blue stripes appear on either hip joint and on its legs.

Normal Forme Attack Forme Defense Forme Speed Forme
       


In the anime

Main series

 
Normal Forme Deoxys in the anime

Major appearances

Deoxys (M07)

Deoxys debuted in Destiny Deoxys. Two fell to the world in a meteorite; one had a green crystalline organ, and the other had the standard purple one. When the Deoxys with the green crystal (which spent most of its time as a crystal in the movie) was taken to LaRousse City, the purple crystal Deoxys followed behind and began to search for it. As Pokémon Emerald had not been released when the movie was produced, only its Defense, Normal, and Attack Formes appeared.

Deoxys (anime)

A Deoxys appeared in Pokémon Ranger - Deoxys' Crisis! (Part 1), where its Speed Forme made its debut. The DNA Pokémon played a major role in this episode and the follow-up episode.

Other

In Cheers on Castaways Isle!, a Deoxys was seen in all of its Formes. It crash-landed as a meteor on a deserted island in the middle of Diablo's Ocean, shattering upon impact and leaving only its crystal. As a result, the local Water-type Pokémon worked together to gather meteor fragments to help restore it. This eventually worked after receiving help from Pikachu and Piplup.

In PK21, a Deoxys saved Pikachu, Piplup, and a wild Skitty when they all fell from a stone staircase.

In Living on the Cutting Edge!, a Deoxys was battling Rayquaza in outer space. The battle accidentally caused one of the meteors to head towards Alola, though it was ultimately cut up by a Kartana, saving the region from harm. In the episode, Deoxys appeared in its Normal and Defense Formes.

Minor appearances

In the opening sequence of The Rise of Darkrai, two Deoxys were soaring across the sky in their Normal Formes.

A Deoxys appeared in the opening sequence of Zoroark: Master of Illusions.

Pokémon Generations

 
Normal Forme Deoxys in Pokémon Generations

In The Scoop, a Deoxys battled a Mega Rayquaza and was eventually caught by a Trainer.

GOTCHA!

A Deoxys briefly appeared in its Normal, Attack, and Speed Formes as a silhouette in GOTCHA!.

In the manga

 
Deoxys in its Normal Forme in Pokémon Adventures

Pocket Monsters DP

Kazuki owns a Deoxys in PMDP26, where it appeared in all of its Formes.

A Deoxys appeared in PMDP29.

Pokémon Adventures

Spoiler warning: this article may contain major plot or ending details.
Main article: Deoxys (Adventures)

Two Deoxys play major roles in the events of the FireRed & LeafGreen arc, referred to as "Organism No. 1" and "Organism No. 2". Organism No. 1 first appeared in Return to Pallet Town and Organism No. 2 first appeared in A Vicious Cycle of Possibilities. Team Rocket sought Organism No. 2 for their own purposes, with Giovanni eventually catching it and using it to fight Red and Mewtwo aboard the Team Rocket airship. Organism No. 1 briefly returned in the Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire arc, being responsible for the Grand Meteor Delta's near-collision with the planet.

  Spoilers end here.  


Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure!

 
Deoxys in its Normal Forme in Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure!

Deoxys played a large part in Deoxys, The Phantom Pokémon! (Part 1). When Hareta and Mitsumi came upon a large meteorite in Veilstone City, Hareta told her how he had once met a Deoxys.

In Deoxys, The Phantom Pokémon! (Part 2), Mars attempted to capture Deoxys, but Hareta rescued it and let go free.


Pokémon Pocket Monsters

 
Deoxys in its Normal Forme in Pokémon Pocket Monsters

Deoxys debuted in A Visitor From Outer Space?!, where it was first mentioned by Professor Oak while having Red obtain an orb that contained it. As Red got the orb, he competed with a guy and his Swampert, with Swampert's owner swiping the orb for a Voltorb. Deoxys appeared in Clefairy's flashback in the same chapter, where it was fighting the Swampert.


Pokémon Ranger the Comic: Double Mission

 
Deoxys in its Normal Forme in Pokémon Ranger the Comic: Double Mission

In Pokémon Ranger the Comic: Double Mission, Deoxys is the target of a mission that Lunick and Solana are assigned to after Spenser, Joel, and Elita were beaten by the Pokémon.


In the TCG

Main article: Deoxys (TCG)

Other appearances

Super Smash Bros. Brawl

 
Deoxys in Super Smash Bros. Brawl

An Attack Forme Deoxys will sometimes be released from a Poké Ball. It floats towards the top of the screen and does a spin. It will then shoot a powerful Hyper Beam, drawing in all the opponents near it and sending them flying. Coming in contact with Deoxys's body will do damage.

Trophy information

A DNA Pokémon born through the mutation of the DNA of a space virus. It has multiple Formes, and the abilities it possesses and the techniques it can remember change from forme to forme. It has four forms: normal, attack, defense, and speed. It can be made to change forms by using the power of a meteorite in Veilstone City.

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U

 
Deoxys in Super Smash Bros. for 3DS
 
Deoxys trophy in Super Smash Bros. for 3DS

Deoxys appears as a Poké Ball summon in the 3DS and Wii U versions of the game, its behavior unchanged from Brawl. It also appears as a trophy in both versions of the game.

Trophy information

NA: This Psychic-type Pokémon was born from a virus attached to a meteorite. It has four different Formes, but in Smash Bros. only the Attack Forme appears. In battle, it'll soar skyward before unleashing a powerful Hyper Beam attack straight downward from the crystal in its chest.

PAL: Deoxys was formed from a mutated virus that came to Earth on a meteorite. It comes in four different Formes, but in this game, it appears in Attack Forme. When summoned, it heads skywards before firing its Hyper Beam attack straight downwards from the crystal in its chest.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Deoxys appears as a Poké Ball summon, retaining the same behavior from the previous games. It also appears as a Spirit in Normal Forme.

Game data

NPC appearances

  • Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team: Deoxys first appears after the completion of the main story, where Xatu and Blastoise mention a new cave formed by the meteorite shards destroyed by Rayquaza. Upon reaching the final floor of the dungeon, an amnesiac Deoxys will fight the player, asking for the answers of the cave's origins.
  • Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon: Deoxys first appears while traveling space when it is nearly hit by a fleeing Mega Rayquaza, and it's surprised that even the fellow legendary Pokémon would be frightened as such. Like the other legendaries, he learns of Dark Matter's intention to eliminate all life by sending the Tree of Life into the sun. Deoxys and Mega Rayquaza later oppose the Tree of Life's ascent from space, but when Dark Matter regenerates itself, it lets out a massive shockwave that turns all the legendary Pokémon into stone, including Deoxys and Mega Rayquaza. After Dark Matter is defeated and the petrified Pokémon are restored, Deoxys will take its residence at Meteorite Crater.
Spoiler warning: this article may contain major plot or ending details.
  • Detective Pikachu Returns: Deoxys plays a notable role during the climax of the game, where it's revealed that the famous jewel known as the Aurora Drop is actually the crystal core of a Deoxys. Scientist Charles Merloch restores Deoxys's body and fuses his mind with it, becoming one with Deoxys. He fights Mewtwo, until Detective Pikachu undoes the fusion, reducing Deoxys to nothing but a crystal core once more and returning Merloch's mind to his body.
  Spoilers end here.  

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III Hoenn
#202
Kanto
#—
Normal Forme
Ruby The DNA of a space virus underwent a sudden mutation upon exposure to a laser beam and resulted in Deoxys. The crystalline organ on this Pokémon's chest appears to be its brain.
Sapphire Deoxys emerged from a virus that came from space. It is highly intelligent and wields psychokinetic powers. This Pokémon shoots lasers from the crystalline organ on its chest.
Attack Forme
FireRed This Deoxys has transformed into its aggressive guise. It can fool enemies by altering its appearance.
Defense Forme
LeafGreen When it changes form, an aurora appears. It absorbs attacks by altering its cellular structure.
Speed Forme
Emerald A Pokémon that mutated from an extraterrestrial virus exposed to a laser beam. Its body is configured for superior agility and speed.
Generation IV Sinnoh
#—
Johto
#—
Diamond An alien virus that fell to earth on a meteor underwent a DNA mutation to become this Pokémon.
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold DNA from a space virus mutated and became a Pokémon. It appears where auroras are seen.
SoulSilver
Generation V Unova
#—
Black An alien virus that fell to earth on a meteor underwent a DNA mutation to become this Pokémon.
White
Black 2 An alien virus that fell to earth on a meteor underwent a DNA mutation to become this Pokémon.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
#—
Hoenn
#211
X An alien virus that fell to earth on a meteor underwent a DNA mutation to become this Pokémon.
Y DNA from a space virus mutated and became a Pokémon. It appears where auroras are seen.
Omega Ruby The DNA of a space virus underwent a sudden mutation upon exposure to a laser beam and resulted in Deoxys. The crystalline organ on this Pokémon's chest appears to be its brain.
Alpha Sapphire Deoxys emerged from a virus that came from space. It is highly intelligent and wields psychokinetic powers. This Pokémon shoots lasers from the crystalline organ on its chest.
Generation VII Alola
#—
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VII.
Generation VIII Galar
#—
Sinnoh
#—
Hisui
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Sword, Shield, and Legends: Arceus.
Brilliant Diamond An alien virus that fell to earth on a meteorite underwent a DNA mutation to become this Pokémon.
Shining Pearl
Generation IX Paldea
#—
Kitakami
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation IX.


Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Trade, Event
Emerald
Birth Island (requires AuroraTicket) (Only one)
FireRed LeafGreen
Birth Island (requires AuroraTicket) (Only one)
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Pal Park, Event
Platinum
Pal Park
HeartGold SoulSilver
Pal Park
Pal Park
Mountain
Generation V
Black White
Poké Transfer, Event
Black 2 White 2
Poké Transfer, Event
Generation VI
X Y
Trade
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Sky Pillar (Only one)
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Pokémon Bank
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Pokémon Bank
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Unobtainable
Brilliant Diamond Shining Pearl
Pokémon HOME
Legends: Arceus
Unobtainable
Generation IX
Scarlet Violet
Pokémon HOMEVersion 3.0.0+


In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III
Trozei!
Random Agent Cards, Mr. Who's Den
MD Red MD Blue
Meteor Cave (20F)
Ranger
Krokka Tunnel (Special Mission 1)
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Shimmer Hill (17F)
MD Sky
Shimmer Hill (17F)
PokéPark Wii
Flower Zone
Ranger: GS
Odd Temple
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Factory: All (Random Legendary Encounter)
Rumble U
Melodious Woodland: A Lively Concert (Reward; Normal Forme)
Chill Battle: Unidentified Flying Objects (Attack/Defense/Speed Formes)
Challenge Battle: The Final Battle Royale, NFC Figurine
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Pitch-Black Cavern: Stage 6
Rumble World
Legend Terrain: Meteorite Parkland (Special Boss; Attack Forme)
Super MD
Meteorite Crater (All Formes)
Picross
Area 16: Stage 11 (as a Mythical Pokémon)
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Rayquaza Sea, Mimikyu SeaFinal
Generation VIII
MD DX
Meteor Cave (20F)
Cross-Generation
Shuffle
Roseus Center: Stage 260 (Normal Forme)
Zaffiro Coast: Stage 640 (Defense Forme)
Expert Stage: Stage EX52 (Speed Forme)
Event: Deoxys Appears (Attack Forme)
Masters EX
Poké Fair sync pair scout: Sygna Suit Steven & Deoxys (All Formes)


In events

Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
RSEFRLG Space Center Deoxys English United States 70 March 10 to May 14, 2006
RSEFRLG Doel Deoxys English the Netherlands 70 May 25 to 28, 2006
DP 10th Movie Deoxys Japanese Japan 50 June 23 to September 2, 2007
DP GameStop Deoxys English United States 50 June 20 to July 13, 2008
DP Nintendo of Korea Deoxys Korean South Korea 50 August 30 to 31, 2008
B2W2 Masuda Deoxys Japanese Japan 100 December 15 to 23, 2012
BWB2W2 Masuda Deoxys Japanese Japan 100 March 20 to May 6, 2013
B2W2 Team Plasma Deoxys Korean South Korea 100 May 4 to 5, 2013
B2W2 Plasma Deoxys English Wi-Fi 100 May 8 to 31, 2013
B2W2 Plasma Deoxys French Wi-Fi 100 July 1 to 22, 2013
B2W2 Plasma Deoxys German Wi-Fi 100 July 1 to 22, 2013
B2W2 Plasma Deoxys Italian Wi-Fi 100 July 1 to 22, 2013
B2W2 Plasma Deoxys Spanish Wi-Fi 100 July 1 to 22, 2013
In-game events

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Events*   NeverMeltIce (100%)
  Petaya Berry (50%)   Ganlon Berry (50%)
  Life Orb (100%)

Stats

Base stats

Normal Forme
Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
50
110 - 157 210 - 304
150
139 - 222 274 - 438
50
49 - 112 94 - 218
150
139 - 222 274 - 438
50
49 - 112 94 - 218
150
139 - 222 274 - 438
Total:
600
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.
Attack Forme
Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
50
110 - 157 210 - 304
180
166 - 255 328 - 504
20
22 - 79 40 - 152
180
166 - 255 328 - 504
20
22 - 79 40 - 152
150
139 - 222 274 - 438
Total:
600
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.
Defense Forme
Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
50
110 - 157 210 - 304
70
67 - 134 130 - 262
160
148 - 233 292 - 460
70
67 - 134 130 - 262
160
148 - 233 292 - 460
90
85 - 156 166 - 306
Total:
600
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.
Speed Forme
Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
50
110 - 157 210 - 304
95
90 - 161 175 - 317
90
85 - 156 166 - 306
95
90 - 161 175 - 317
90
85 - 156 166 - 306
180
166 - 255 328 - 504
Total:
600
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.

Pokéathlon stats

Normal Forme
Speed
4/4 ★★★★
Power
4/4 ★★★★
Skill
4/4 ★★★★
Stamina
4/4 ★★★★
Jump
3/4 ★★★
Total
19/20 ★★★


Attack Forme
Speed
4/5 ★★★★
Power
5/5 ★★★★★
Skill
4/5 ★★★★
Stamina
2/3 ★★
Jump
3/4 ★★★
Total
18/22 ★★★


Defense Forme
Speed
3/3 ★★★
Power
3/4 ★★★
Skill
4/5 ★★★★
Stamina
5/5 ★★★★★
Jump
2/3 ★★
Total
17/20 ★★★


Speed Forme
Speed
5/5 ★★★★★
Power
2/3 ★★
Skill
4/5 ★★★★
Stamina
3/4 ★★★
Jump
4/4 ★★★★
Total
18/21 ★★★


Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation IX, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic ½×
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic ½×
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic ½×
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic ½×
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None

Learnset

Deoxys is available in Scarlet and Violet Version 3.0.0+.

By leveling up

Normal Forme
Generation IX
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Leer Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
011 Wrap Normal Physical 01515 09090% 20
077 Night Shade Ghost Special 0000 100100% 15
1313 Teleport Psychic Status 0000 —% 20
1919 Knock Off Dark Physical 06565 100100% 20
2525 Psyshock Psychic Special 08080 100100% 10
3131 Psychic Psychic Special 09090 100100% 10
3737 Gravity Psychic Status 0000 —% 5
4343 Skill Swap Psychic Status 0000 —% 10
4949 Zen Headbutt Psychic Physical 08080 09090% 15
5555 Cosmic Power Psychic Status 0000 —% 20
6161 Recover Normal Status 0000 —% 5
6767 Psycho Boost Psychic Special 140140 09090% 5
7373 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 09090% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Deoxys
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Deoxys
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations
Attack Forme
Generation IX
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Leer Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
011 Wrap Normal Physical 01515 09090% 20
077 Night Shade Ghost Special 0000 100100% 15
1313 Teleport Psychic Status 0000 —% 20
1919 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100100% 20
2525 Psyshock Psychic Special 08080 100100% 10
3131 Psychic Psychic Special 09090 100100% 10
3737 Superpower Fighting Physical 120120 100100% 5
4343 Skill Swap Psychic Status 0000 —% 10
4949 Zen Headbutt Psychic Physical 08080 09090% 15
5555 Cosmic Power Psychic Status 0000 —% 20
6161 Zap Cannon Electric Special 120120 05050% 5
6767 Psycho Boost Psychic Special 140140 09090% 5
7373 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 09090% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Deoxys
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Deoxys
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations
Defense Forme
Generation IX
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Leer Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
011 Wrap Normal Physical 01515 09090% 20
077 Night Shade Ghost Special 0000 100100% 15
1313 Teleport Psychic Status 0000 —% 20
1919 Knock Off Dark Physical 06565 100100% 20
2525 Spikes Ground Status 0000 —% 20
3131 Psychic Psychic Special 09090 100100% 10
3737 Protect Normal Status 0000 00——% 10
4343 Skill Swap Psychic Status 0000 —% 10
4949 Zen Headbutt Psychic Physical 08080 09090% 15
5555 Iron Defense Steel Status 0000 —% 15
5555 Amnesia Psychic Status 0000 —% 20
6161 Recover Normal Status 0000 —% 5
6767 Psycho Boost Psychic Special 140140 09090% 5
7373 Counter Fighting Physical 0000 100100% 20
7373 Mirror Coat Psychic Special 0000 100100% 20
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Deoxys
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Deoxys
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations
Speed Forme
Generation IX
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Leer Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
011 Wrap Normal Physical 01515 09090% 20
077 Night Shade Ghost Special 0000 100100% 15
1313 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —% 15
1919 Knock Off Dark Physical 06565 100100% 20
2525 Psyshock Psychic Special 08080 100100% 10
3131 Psychic Psychic Special 09090 100100% 10
3737 Swift Normal Special 06060 —% 20
4343 Skill Swap Psychic Status 0000 —% 10
4949 Zen Headbutt Psychic Physical 08080 09090% 15
5555 Agility Psychic Status 0000 —% 30
6161 Recover Normal Status 0000 —% 5
6767 Psycho Boost Psychic Special 140140 09090% 5
7373 Extreme Speed Normal Physical 08080 100100% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Deoxys
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Deoxys
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM

All forms
Generation IX
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM001  TM001 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 085}}85% 20
TM004  TM004 Agility Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TM006  TM006 Scary Face Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TM007  TM007 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM011  TM011 Water Pulse Water Special 06060 100}}100% 20
TM012  TM012 Low Kick Fighting Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
TM016  TM016 Psybeam Psychic Special 06565 100}}100% 20
TM023  TM023 Charge Beam Electric Special 05050 090}}90% 10
TM025  TM025 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM027  TM027 Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM032  TM032 Swift Normal Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM034  TM034 Icy Wind Ice Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM036  TM036 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 15
TM039  TM039 Low Sweep Fighting Physical 06565 100}}100% 20
TM041  TM041 Stored Power Psychic Special 02020 100}}100% 10
TM042  TM042 Night Shade Ghost Special 0000 100}}100% 15
TM043  TM043 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TM047  TM047 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM049  TM049 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM050  TM050 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM054  TM054 Psyshock Psychic Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TM058  TM058 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM059  TM059 Zen Headbutt Psychic Physical 08080 090}}90% 15
TM067  TM067 Fire Punch Fire Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM068  TM068 Thunder Punch Electric Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM069  TM069 Ice Punch Ice Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM070  TM070 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM073  TM073 Drain Punch Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 10
TM074  TM074 Reflect Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM075  TM075 Light Screen Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TM081  TM081 Grass Knot Grass Special 0000 100}}100% 20
TM082  TM082 Thunder Wave Electric Status 0000 090}}90% 20
TM083  TM083 Poison Jab Poison Physical 08080 100}}100% 20
TM084  TM084 Stomping Tantrum Ground Physical 07575 100}}100% 10
TM085  TM085 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM086  TM086 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
TM092  TM092 Imprison Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM093  TM093 Flash Cannon Steel Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TM094  TM094 Dark Pulse Dark Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TM098  TM098 Skill Swap Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM103  TM103 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM109  TM109 Trick Psychic Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TM114  TM114 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TM116  TM116 Stealth Rock Rock Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM119  TM119 Energy Ball Grass Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM120  TM120 Psychic Psychic Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM126  TM126 Thunderbolt Electric Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TM129  TM129 Calm Mind Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM135  TM135 Ice Beam Ice Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM138  TM138 Psychic Terrain Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM152  TM152 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM158  TM158 Focus Blast Fighting Special 120120 070}}70% 5
TM161  TM161 Trick Room Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM163  TM163 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM166  TM166 Thunder Electric Special 110110 070}}70% 10
TM168  TM168 Solar Beam Grass Special 120120 100}}100% 10
TM171  TM171 Tera Blast Normal Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TM178  TM178 Gravity Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM181  TM181 Knock Off Dark Physical 06565 100}}100% 20
TM202  TM202 Pain Split Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM203  TM203 Psych Up Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM217  TM217 Future Sight Psychic Special 120120 100}}100% 10
TM218  TM218 Expanding Force Psychic Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TM220  TM220 Meteor Beam Rock Special 120120 090}}90% 10
TM221  TM221 Throat Chop Dark Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM228  TM228 Psychic Noise Psychic Special 07575 100}}100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Deoxys
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution or an alternate form of Deoxys
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations
Normal Forme
Generation IX
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM140  TM140 Nasty Plot Dark Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Deoxys
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution or an alternate form of Deoxys
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations
Attack Forme
Generation IX
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM087  TM087 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TM140  TM140 Nasty Plot Dark Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Deoxys
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution or an alternate form of Deoxys
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations
Defense Forme
Generation IX
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM087  TM087 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TM090  TM090 Spikes Ground Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM104  TM104 Iron Defense Steel Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
TM128  TM128 Amnesia Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Deoxys
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution or an alternate form of Deoxys
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations
Speed Forme
Generation IX
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM087  TM087 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TM128  TM128 Amnesia Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM140  TM140 Nasty Plot Dark Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Deoxys
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution or an alternate form of Deoxys
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation IX
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by breeding.
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Deoxys
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Deoxys
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Deoxys
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

Side game data

Normal Forme

Pokémon Trozei!
 
Rarity: Rare
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
Body size: 1
Recruit rate: -10%
Friend Area: Enclosed Island
Phrases
51%-100% HP This world is but tiny in the vastness of space...
26%-50% HP This isn't good... Only half my health remains...
1%-25% HP I can't keep going this way... Must I flee back to space?
Level up I leveled up! Auroras and crystals fill me with power!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
  Body size: 1
Recruit rate: -10%
IQ group: F
Pokémon Ranger
Group:
Psychic
Poké Assist:  
Psychic
Field move: None
Loops: 9 Min. exp.: 470 Max. exp.: 570
Browser entry R-211
Deoxys has the ability to transform four ways. Little is known about it, however.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group:
Psychic
Not available in the present.
Poké Assist:
(past)
 
Psychic
Field move:
(past)
 
(Psy Power ×1)
Browser entry X-001
It launches a beam of energy at Pokémon.
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●●●●
Defense ●●
Speed ●●●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
  Walking Speed: 1.57 seconds Base HP: 48
Base Attack: 84 Base Defense: 48 Base Speed: 80
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
  PokéPark Pad entry:
Deoxys made his way to the PokéPark chasing after a shining Prism Piece. He's a dazzling performer at Rayquaza's Balloon Panic.
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Psychic
Attack Power: ★★★★

 

Flinch Attack
Briefly stops wild Pokémon from taking action.
Pokémon Shuffle
 
Psychic
  Attack Power: 80 - 115   5

#355
 

Swap+
Sometimes replaces three disruptions with this Pokémon.
  Swappable Skill(s): Shot Out


Pokémon GO
  Base HP: 137 Base Attack: 345 Base Defense: 115
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 20 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Zen Headbutt, Charge Beam
Charged Attacks: Psycho Boost, Thunderbolt, Hyper Beam

Attack Forme

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
Body size: 1
Recruit rate: -10%
Friend Area: Enclosed Island
Phrases
51%-100% HP Let me demonstrate my cosmic-level attack power!
26%-50% HP This isn't good... Only half my health remains...
1%-25% HP I can't keep going this way... Was my attack power insufficient?
Level up I leveled up! Witness the true power of the Attack Form!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
  Body size: 1
Recruit rate: -10%
IQ group: F
Pokémon Ranger
Group:
Psychic
Poké Assist:  
Psychic
Field move: None
Loops: 13 Min. exp.: 470 Max. exp.: 570
Browser entry R-211
Deoxys has the ability to transform four ways. Little is known about it, however.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group:
Psychic
Not available in the present.
Poké Assist:
(past)
 
Psychic
Field move:
(past)
 
(Psy Power ×1)
Browser entry X-001
It launches a beam of energy at Pokémon.
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●●●●
Defense
Speed ●●●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
  Walking Speed: 1.57 seconds Base HP: 48
Base Attack: 85 Base Defense: 36 Base Speed: 80
Pokémon Shuffle
 
Psychic
  Attack Power: 80 - 115   5

#355
 

Psychic Combo
Increases damage done by any Psychic types in the combo.
  Swappable Skill(s): Typeless Combo


Pokémon GO
  Base HP: 137 Base Attack: 414 Base Defense: 46
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 20 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Zen Headbutt, Poison Jab
Charged Attacks: Psycho Boost, Zap Cannon, Dark Pulse

Defense Form

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
Body size: 1
Recruit rate: -10%
Friend Area: Enclosed Island
Phrases
51%-100% HP Let me demonstrate my cosmic-level defense power!
26%-50% HP This isn't good... Only half my health remains...
1%-25% HP I can't keep going this way... Was my defensive power insufficient?
Level up I leveled up! Witness the true power of the Defense Form!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
  Body size: 1
Recruit rate: -10%
IQ group: F
Pokémon Ranger
Group:
Psychic
Poké Assist:  
Psychic
Field move: None
Loops: 17 Min. exp.: 470 Max. exp.: 570
Browser entry R-211
Deoxys has the ability to transform four ways. Little is known about it, however.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group:
Psychic
Not available in the present.
Poké Assist:
(past)
 
Psychic
Field move:
(past)
 
(Psy Power ×1)
Browser entry X-001
It launches a beam of energy at Pokémon.
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●
Defense ●●●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
  Walking Speed: 1.57 seconds Base HP: 48
Base Attack: 82 Base Defense: 68 Base Speed: 60
Pokémon Shuffle
 
Psychic
  Attack Power: 80 - 135   15

#355
 

Counterattack+
Deals even more damage the more disruptions there are.
  Swappable Skill(s): Barrier Shot


Pokémon GO
  Base HP: 137 Base Attack: 144 Base Defense: 330
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 20 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Zen Headbutt, Counter
Charged Attacks: Psycho Boost, Thunderbolt, Rock Slide

Speed Forme

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
Body size: 1
Recruit rate: -10%
Friend Area: Enclosed Island
Phrases
51%-100% HP Let me demonstrate my cosmic-level speed!
26%-50% HP This isn't good... Only half my health remains...
1%-25% HP I can't keep going this way... Was my speed insufficient?
Level up I leveled up! Witness the true power of the Speed Form!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
  Body size: 1
Recruit rate: -10%
IQ group: F
Pokémon Ranger
Group:
Psychic
Poké Assist:  
Psychic
Field move: None
Loops: 3 Min. exp.: 470 Max. exp.: 570
Browser entry R-211
Deoxys has the ability to transform four ways. Little is known about it, however.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group:
Psychic
Not available in the present.
Poké Assist:
(past)
 
Psychic
Field move:
(past)
 
(Psy Power ×1)
Browser entry X-001
It launches a beam of energy at Pokémon.
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●●●
Defense ●●●●
Speed ●●●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
  Walking Speed: 1.57 seconds Base HP: 48
Base Attack: 83 Base Defense: 57 Base Speed: 80
Pokémon Shuffle
 
Psychic
  Attack Power: 80 - 115   5

#355
 

Three Force
Increases damage when you make a match of three.
  Swappable Skill(s): Lightning


Pokémon GO
  Base HP: 137 Base Attack: 230 Base Defense: 218
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 20 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Zen Headbutt, Charge Beam
Charged Attacks: Psycho Boost, Thunderbolt, Swift

Form data

Deoxys has four different forms which it can switch between. It was the first Pokémon whose base stats and moves it could learn differed depending on its form.

In Generation III, Deoxys's forms are game-specific, such that it will always be in one particular form while in the player's possession (although it will always be in Normal Forme in the wild). Its form can only be changed by trading it to a different game. In Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire, Pokémon Colosseum, and Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness, it will be in its Normal Forme. In Pokémon FireRed, it will be in its Attack Forme. In Pokémon LeafGreen, it will be in its Defense Forme. In Pokémon Emerald, it will be in its Speed Forme.

From Generation IV to Generation VIII, the player can change its form by interacting with certain meteorites while it is in the party: in Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, Brilliant Diamond, and Shining Pearl, using meteorites outside in Veilstone City; in Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, using meteorites outside on Route 3; in Pokémon Black, White, Black 2, and White 2, using the meteorite in Nacrene Museum in Nacrene City; in Pokémon X and Y, using meteorites in the Fossil Lab in Ambrette Town; in Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, using the meteorite in Professor Cozmo's house in Fallarbor Town; and in Pokémon Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon, using the meteorite next to Sophocles in Hokulani Observatory on Mount Hokulani.

In Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, the player can win a Meteorite from an auction at the Porto Marinada Market if they own a Deoxys. When used, the Meteorite will cycle Deoxys to its next form in the order of Normal Forme, Attack Forme, Defense Forme, Speed Forme.

 
Normal Forme
Deoxys
 Psychic 


 
Attack Forme
Deoxys
 Psychic 


 
Defense Forme
Deoxys
 Psychic 


 
Speed Forme
Deoxys
 Psychic 

Deoxys's Normal Forme is the default form it takes. In this form, it has very high Attack, Special Attack, and Speed, but low Defense and Special Defense, alongside a low HP stat (which remains the same in all of its forms).

Deoxys's Attack Forme has even higher Attack and Special Attack than its other forms and learns more offensive moves. Its Defense and Special Defense are abysmal, much lower than those of its Normal Forme. Its Speed remains the same as in its Normal Forme.

Deoxys's Defense Forme has much higher Defense and Special Defense than its other forms and learns more defensive moves. Its Attack, Special Attack, and Speed are much lower than those of its Normal Forme.

Deoxys's Speed Forme has much higher Speed than its other forms (having the second highest Speed of all Pokémon) and learns many moves with increased priority. Additionally, its Defense and Special Defense are higher than in its Normal Forme, though its Attack and Special Attack are lower than in its Normal Forme.

 
Deoxys
Normal Forme
 Psychic 
Pressure
Ruby and Sapphire
HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spd
50 150 50 150 50 150
 
Deoxys
Attack Forme
 Psychic 
Pressure
FireRed
HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spd
50 180 20 180 20 150
 
Deoxys
Defense Forme
 Psychic 
Pressure
LeafGreen
HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spd
50 70 160 70 160 90
 
Deoxys
Speed Forme
 Psychic 
Pressure
Emerald
HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spd
50 95 90 95 90 180
Lv.  
Normal Forme
 Psychic 
 
Attack Forme
 Psychic 
 
Defense Forme
 Psychic 
 
Speed Forme
 Psychic 
1 Leer
Wrap
7 Night Shade
13 Teleport Double Team
19 Knock Off Taunt Knock Off
25 Toxic Spikes Spikes Toxic Spikes
31 Psychic
37 Switcheroo Superpower Switcheroo Swift
43 Psycho Shift
49 Zen Headbutt
55 Cosmic Power Iron Defense Agility
Amnesia
61 Recover Zap Cannon Recover
67 Psycho Boost
73 Hyper Beam Counter Extreme Speed
Mirror Coat
Moves in bold are STAB. Moves in italics do no damage.

Evolution data

 
Unevolved
Deoxys
 Psychic 



Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
               
           
               
Front Back            
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Front Back Front Back
Cross-Generation
HOME
   
   
   
   
  For other sprites and images, please see Deoxys images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


Trivia

  • Speed Forme Deoxys has the highest base Speed stat of all Psychic-type Pokémon.
  • Defense Forme Deoxys has the highest base Special Defense stat of all Psychic-type Pokémon.
  • Attack Forme Deoxys is tied with Caterpie, Weedle, Magikarp, Igglybuff, Carvanha, and Stonjourner for having the lowest base Special Defense stat of all Pokémon.
    • Its Attack Forme also has the lowest base Special Defense stat of all Psychic-type Pokémon.
  • Deoxys is the only Pokémon whose Forme change is triggered by different events between generations.
  • When recruited in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team, Deoxys will be in its Normal Forme when playing in the overworld; however, when exploring a dungeon, Deoxys's Forme will be randomly selected each time the player progresses to a new floor.
    • Deoxys is also one of two Pokémon that has defenses over 100 at Level 100 if not given any vitamins or Gummis, the other being Lugia.
  • In Pokémon Ranger, Deoxys's Forme changes every time its Browser entry is accessed. It cycles in order from Normal Forme to Attack Forme to Defense Forme to Speed Forme and finally back to Normal Forme.
  • In the anime and Pokémon Ranger, Deoxys is able to change to any of its forms at will regardless of where it is. While it can willingly change form in Pokémon Adventures, its choices are limited by the environment.
  • Due to the cause of Forme change in Generation III being the game Deoxys is in, only Speed Forme Deoxys is banned from the Battle Frontier, as only Speed Forme Deoxys is obtainable in Emerald.
  • In the games, the Sevii Islands and Orre* are the only regions where all four Formes have not been available.
  • Deoxys was the first Pokémon to have its own unique battle music.
  • Using the first letter from the names of Deoxys's three debut Formes, one can spell "DNA" (Defense, Normal, Attack). This is reflected in Deoxys's Pokédex entry in Pokémon GO, which has its Formes ordered on a list as such: Defense, Normal, Attack, Speed.
  • Before Generation V, Deoxys was the only Pokémon whose stats were recalculated (to apply gained effort points to its stats) immediately after a battle. Other Pokémon had to level up, use the box trick, or be fed a vitamin or stat-reducing Berry in order to have the effort values applied to their stats.
  • When in the wild, or while looking at a Deoxys belonging to another player (e.g. while trading), it will appear in its Normal Forme in Generation III.
  • Deoxys was designed by Hironobu Yoshida.[1][2]
  • Deoxys was the first Mythical Pokémon to be obtainable in-game in the core series without any event or distribution (in Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire). Possibly as a result, PokémonCenter.com and a Scholastic book on Legendary and Mythical Pokémon erroneously call Deoxys a Legendary Pokémon rather than a Mythical Pokémon.
  • Deoxys is the only Pokémon whose Japanese category name is written with characters from a foreign alphabet, being DNAポケモン.
  • A cryptographic cipher named Deoxys-II, after the Pokémon[3], was selected as a finalist in the CAESAR competition.

Origin

Deoxys appears to draw inspiration from certain representations of aliens and visual representations of the nucleic acid double helix. It may also be more loosely based on viruses and mutation. It also strongly resembles the shape of a chromosome, a package containing much of the DNA of an organism. This makes sense due to its ability to duplicate, just like a chromosome does during cell division.

Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) is a molecule composed of two polynucleotide chains that coil around each other to form a double helix carrying genetic instructions for the development, functioning, growth and reproduction of all known organisms and many viruses. Normal Forme Deoxys's arms can sometimes be seen as represented by overlapping helix strands, which resemble the double helix coil of DNA.

Name origin

Deoxys is an abbreviation of deoxyribonucleic acid—or DNA—the medium of genetic code in cellular organisms.[4]

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
  Japanese デオキシス Deoxys From deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA)
  French Deoxys Same as English/Japanese name
  Spanish Deoxys Same as English/Japanese name
  German Deoxys Same as English/Japanese name
  Italian Deoxys Same as English/Japanese name
  Korean 테오키스 Teoxys Transcription of Japanese name
  Mandarin Chinese 代歐奇希斯 / 代欧奇希斯 Dài'ōuqíxīsī Transcription of Japanese name
  Cantonese Chinese 代歐奇希斯 Doih'āukèihhēisī Mandarin-based transcription of Japanese name


Normal Forme

Language Title
  Japanese ノーマルフォルム Normal Forme
Chinese Cantonese 普通形態 Póutūng Yìhngtaai
Mandarin 普通形態 / 普通形态 Pǔtōng Xíngtài
  Finnish Normaalimuoto
  French Forme Normale
  German Normalform
  Hindi नॉर्मल फ़ॉर्म Normal Form
  Indonesian Bentuk Normal
  Italian Forma Normale
  Korean 노말폼 Normal Forme
  Malaysian Bentuk Normal
  Portuguese Forma Normal
  Spanish Forma Normal
  Thai ฟอร์มปกติ Fom Pokti
  Turkish Normal Formu
  Vietnamese Dạng thường

Attack Forme

Language Title
  Japanese アタックフォルム Attack Forme
Chinese Cantonese 攻擊形態 Gūnggīk Yìhngtaai
Mandarin 攻擊形態 / 攻击形态 Gōngjí Xíngtài
  Finnish Hyökkäysmuoto
  French Forme Attaque
  German Angriffsform
  Hindi अटैक फ़ॉर्म Attack Form
  Indonesian Bentuk Menyerang
Bentuk Serangan*
  Italian Forma Attacco
  Korean 어택폼 Attack Forme
  Malaysian Bentuk Serangan
  Portuguese Forma Ataque
  Spanish Forma Ataque
  Thai ฟอร์มโจมตี Fom Chomti
  Turkish Saldırı Formu
  Vietnamese Dạng tấn công

Defense Forme

Language Title
  Japanese ディフェンスフォルム Defense Forme
Chinese Cantonese 防禦形態 Fòhngyuh Yìhngtaai
Mandarin 防禦形態 / 防御形态 Fángyù Xíngtài
  Finnish Puolustusmuoto
  French Forme Défense
  German Verteidigungsform
  Hindi डिफ़ेंस फ़ॉर्म Defense Form
  Indonesian Bentuk Bertahan
Bentuk Pertahanan*
  Italian Forma Difesa
  Korean 디펜스폼 Defense Forme
  Malaysian Bentuk Pertahanan
  Portuguese Forma Defesa
  Spanish Forma Defensa
  Thai ฟอร์มป้องกัน Fom Pongkan
  Turkish Savunma Formu
  Vietnamese Dạng phòng thủ

Speed Forme

Language Title
  Japanese スピードフォルム Speed Forme
Chinese Cantonese 速度形態 Chūkdouh Yìhngtaai
Mandarin 速度形態 / 速度形态 Sùdù Xíngtài
  Finnish Vauhtimuoto
  French Forme Vitesse
  German Initiativeform
  Hindi स्पीड फ़ॉर्म Speed Form
  Indonesian Bentuk Kecepatan
  Italian Forma Velocità
  Korean 스피드폼 Speed Forme
  Malaysian Bentuk Pantas
  Portuguese Forma Velocidade
  Spanish Forma Velocidad
  Thai ฟอร์มรวดเร็ว Fom Ruatreo
  Turkish Hız Formu
  Vietnamese Dạng tốc độ


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Generation I: Mew
Generation II: Celebi
Generation III: JirachiDeoxys
Generation IV: PhioneManaphyDarkraiShayminArceus
Generation V: VictiniKeldeoMeloettaGenesect
Generation VI: DiancieHoopaVolcanion
Generation VII: MagearnaMarshadowZeraoraMeltanMelmetal
Generation VIII: Zarude
Generation IX: Pecharunt


Games: Super Smash Bros.Super Smash Bros. MeleeSuper Smash Bros. Brawl
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii USuper Smash Bros. Ultimate
Characters: PikachuJigglypuffMewtwoPichu
Pokémon Trainer (SquirtleIvysaurCharizard) • LucarioGreninjaIncineroar
Stages: Saffron CityPokémon StadiumPoké FloatsPokémon Stadium 2Spear Pillar
Prism TowerUnova Pokémon LeagueKalos Pokémon League
Poké Ball and Master Ball: AbomasnowAbraAlolan ExeggutorAlolan RaichuAlolan VulpixArceusArticunoBeedrill
BellossomBewearBlastoiseBonslyCelebiChanseyCharizardChespinChikoritaClefairy
CyndaquilDarkraiDedenneDeoxysDittoEeveeElectrodeEnteiFennekin
FletchlingGardevoirGenesectGiratinaGogoatGoldeenGroudonGulpinHitmonlee
Ho-OhInkayJirachiKeldeoKoffingKyogreKyuremLatias and Latios
LugiaLunalaManaphyMarillMarshadowMeloettaMeowthMewMetagrossMimikyu
MoltresMunchlaxOnixOshawottPalkiaPiplupPorygon2PyukumukuRaikouScizorSnivy
SnorlaxSolgaleoSpewpaStaryuStarmieSuicuneSwirlixTapu KokoTogedemaruTogepi
TorchicUnownVenusaurVictiniVulpixWeavileWeezingWobbuffetXerneasZapdosZoroark
Collectables: Trophies (MeleeBrawlfor Nintendo 3DS/Wii U)
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Misc: The Subspace EmissaryMy MusicFinal SmashPokémon ChangeBrawl cameos


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