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Deoxys
DNA Pokémon
デオキシス
Deoxys
#386
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
Abilities
Pressure Cacophony
Attack Forme
Cacophony
Defense Forme
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Attack Forme
Cacophony
Defense Forme
Gender ratio
Genderless
Catch rate
3 (1.6%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Undiscovered
Hatch time
30840 - 31096 steps
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 BodyUnknown.png
Attack Forme
Footprint
F386.png None.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 three other Formes. In Generation III, its Forme depends on which game cartridge it is on and cannot be changed without trading.

In later generations, its Forme can be changed at will in Veilstone City, Kanto Route 3, Nacrene City, Ambrette Town, Fallarbor Town, or Hokulani Observatory.

Contents

Biology

Deoxys regenerating

Deoxys is an alien-like bipedal Pokémon that has four Formes, each focused on a different stat. The main components that are constant for all four Formes 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 Deoxys may have a green crystalline organ and facial stripe.

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.

While in its Attack Forme, its 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.

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.

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.

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. Additionally, Deoxys can use psychokinetic powers, which are useful for its signature move Psycho Boost. 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 Forme. 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' 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.

In the anime

In the 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.

In Pokémon Generations

Normal Forme Deoxys in Pokémon Generations

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

In the manga

Deoxys in its Normal Forme in Pokémon Adventures

In the Pocket Monsters DP manga

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

A Deoxys appeared in PMDP29.

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Main article: Deoxys (Adventures)

Two Deoxys play major roles in the events of the FireRed & LeafGreen chapter, referred to as Organism No.1 and Organism No. 2. Organism No.1 returned in the Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire chapter. Organism No.1 first appeared in Return to Pallet Town and Organism No.2 first appeared in A Vicious Cycle of Possibilities.


In the Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure! manga

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

Deoxys plays a large part in Deoxys, The Phantom Pokémon! (Part 1). Hareta and Mitsumi come upon a large meteorite in Veilstone City. Mitsumi proceeds to tell him that there is a Pokémon that comes from a meteorite. He tells her that he's met Deoxys. She freaks out and doesn't believe him, so he tells the story of how he met Deoxys. Hareta is seen jumping around the forest until he starts riding a Drifloon. A Murkrow flies toward them and pecks the Drifloon, causing it to explode. Hareta is seen plummeting to the ground, and then bouncing off a Bibarel's stomach. He lays down on the ground with the Bibarel as a pillow, when the Bibarel starts getting worried, because it sees the meteorite containing Deoxys zooming to the ground. The Bibarel tries to tell Hareta what's happening, and he looks up and wonders what it is. The Pokémon and Hareta try to get away as the meteorite crashes down. Deoxys emerges from the meteor, and Hareta thinks it might be a Pokémon. Meanwhile, Mars and some grunts see the crash, and begin to battle it, but to no avail.

Professor Rowan shows up, a little worried that something might have happened to Hareta. He asks Rowan what happened to "that weird Pokémon". They then see Deoxys, and Rowan is shocked to see such a rare Pokémon. It transforms to Attack Forme and fires off a Psycho Boost at Hareta and Rowan. Rowan tells Hareta not to make it any angrier, but instead, he jumps on top of Deoxys and asks what's wrong. It flings him off, then tries to fire another Psycho Boost at him, but he jumps around it, evading it completely. He jumps on it again, but it transforms to Speed Forme while he is still on it. It starts flying around the forest with Hareta, while he asks Deoxys what's wrong once more. It tells him what's wrong, but it throws him off itself. Then he battles Deoxys with his friends from the forest. Onix tries to Headbutt it, but it misses. It transforms to Defense Forme, and then Hareta jumps on Deoxys and covers its eyes. Then he tells a bunch of Kricketune to have a "super bug concert". Rowan compliments him on the super-effectiveness of the attack, then it transforms back to Normal Forme. It becomes calmer, but transforms to Attack Forme and fires off another Psycho Boost, this time hitting a Drifloon. It explodes, defeating Deoxys. Deoxys is totally calm now, and it merges its tentacles to create a hand, and it shakes hands with Hareta. Hareta finishes telling the story to Mitsumi, and tells her that it wanted to find out more about this planet.

In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga

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 contains it. As Red got the orb, he competed with a guy and his Swampert in which Swampert's owner ended up swiping the orb for a Voltorb. Deoxys appeared in Clefairy's flashback in the same chapter where it was fighting the Swampert.


In the Pokémon Ranger the Comic: Double Mission manga

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

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.

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
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VIII.

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 (Edge of Space, immediately after capturing Rayquaza and battling Zinnia at Sky Pillar in the Delta Episode)
Sky Pillar (if not caught previously, respawns here the next time the player enters the Hall of Fame) (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

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),
Chill Battle: Unidentified Flying Objects (Attack, Defense, and Speed Formes),
Challenge Battle: The Final Battle Royale, NFC Figurine
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Pitch-Black Cavern: Stage 6
Shuffle
Roseus Center: Stage 260 (Normal Forme)
Zaffiro Coast: Stage 640 (Defense Forme)
Expert Stage: Stage EX52 (Speed Forme)
Event: Deoxys Appears (Attack Forme)
Rumble World
Legend Terrain: Meteorite Parkland (Special Boss)
Super MD
Meteorite Crater
Picross
Area 16: Stage 11 (As a Mythical Pokémon)
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Rayquaza Sea, Mimikyu SeaFinal

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 NeverMeltIce (100%)
Petaya Berry Petaya Berry (50%) Ganlon Berry Ganlon Berry (50%)
Life Orb 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 VIII, 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

Generation VIII
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI - VII
This Pokémon is unavailable within Generation VIII.
Click on the generation numbers above to see Deoxys's learnsets from other generations.


Side game data

Normal Forme

Pokémon Trozei!
Trozeiani386.png
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
MDP RT 386.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: -10%
IQ group: F
Pokémon Ranger
Group:
Psychic
Poké Assist: Psychic PA.png
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 Assist.png
Psychic
Field move:
(past)
Psy Power 1 field move.png
(Psy Power ×1)
Browser entry X-001
It launches a beam of energy at Pokémon.
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●●●●
Defense ●●
Speed ●●●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
Rush386Body.png Walking Speed: 1.57 seconds Base HP: 48
Base Attack: 84 Base Defense: 48 Base Speed: 80
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
PPW386.png 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: ★★★★

BT386.png

Flinch Attack
Briefly stops wild Pokémon from taking action.
Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Psychic
None.png Attack Power: 80 - 115 Raise Max Level.png 5

#355
Shuffle386.png

Swap+
Sometimes replaces three disruptions with this Pokémon.
Skill Swapper: Shot Out
Pokémon GO
GO386.png Base Stamina: 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
File:MDP E 386A.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: -10%
IQ group: F
Pokémon Ranger
Group:
Psychic
Poké Assist: Psychic PA.png
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 Assist.png
Psychic
Field move:
(past)
Psy Power 1 field move.png
(Psy Power ×1)
Browser entry X-001
It launches a beam of energy at Pokémon.
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●●●●
Defense
Speed ●●●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
Rush386ABody.png Walking Speed: 1.57 seconds Base HP: 48
Base Attack: 85 Base Defense: 36 Base Speed: 80
Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Psychic
None.png Attack Power: 80 - 115 Raise Max Level.png 5

#355
Shuffle386A.png

Psychic Combo
Increases damage done by any Psychic types in the combo.
Skill Swapper: Typeless Combo
Pokémon GO
GO386A.png Base Stamina: 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
File:MDP E 386D.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: -10%
IQ group: F
Pokémon Ranger
Group:
Psychic
Poké Assist: Psychic PA.png
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 Assist.png
Psychic
Field move:
(past)
Psy Power 1 field move.png
(Psy Power ×1)
Browser entry X-001
It launches a beam of energy at Pokémon.
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●
Defense ●●●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
Rush386DBody.png Walking Speed: 1.57 seconds Base HP: 48
Base Attack: 82 Base Defense: 68 Base Speed: 60
Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Psychic
None.png Attack Power: 80 - 135 Raise Max Level.png 15

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Shuffle386D.png

Counterattack+
Deals even more damage the more disruptions there are.
Skill Swapper: Barrier Shot
Pokémon GO
GO386D.png Base Stamina: 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
File:MDP E 386S.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: -10%
IQ group: F
Pokémon Ranger
Group:
Psychic
Poké Assist: Psychic PA.png
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 Assist.png
Psychic
Field move:
(past)
Psy Power 1 field move.png
(Psy Power ×1)
Browser entry X-001
It launches a beam of energy at Pokémon.
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●●●
Defense ●●●●
Speed ●●●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
Rush386SBody.png Walking Speed: 1.57 seconds Base HP: 48
Base Attack: 83 Base Defense: 57 Base Speed: 80
Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Psychic
None.png Attack Power: 80 - 115 Raise Max Level.png 5

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Shuffle386S.png

Three Force
Increases damage when you make a match of three.
Skill Swapper: Lightning
Pokémon GO
GO386S.png Base Stamina: 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

Evolution

386Deoxys.png
Unevolved
Deoxys
 Psychic 

Forms

Deoxys
Normal Forme
Deoxys
 Psychic 




Deoxys
Attack Forme
Deoxys
 Psychic 




Deoxys
Defense Forme
Deoxys
 Psychic 




Deoxys
Speed Forme
Deoxys
 Psychic 

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
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Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
Spr 4d 386.png Spr b 4d 386.png Spr 4d 386.png Spr b 4d 386.png Spr 4d 386.png Spr b 4h 386.png
Spr 4d 386A.png Spr b 4d 386A.png Spr 4d 386A.png Spr b 4d 386A.png Spr 4d 386A.png Spr b 4h 386A.png
Spr 4d 386D.png Spr b 4d 386D.png Spr 4d 386D.png Spr b 4d 386D.png Spr 4d 386D.png Spr b 4h 386D.png
Spr 4d 386S.png Spr b 4d 386S.png Spr 4d 386S.png Spr b 4d 386S.png Spr 4d 386S.png Spr b 4h 386S.png
Spr 4d 386 s.png Spr b 4d 386 s.png Spr 4d 386 s.png Spr b 4d 386 s.png Spr 4d 386 s.png Spr b 4h 386 s.png
Spr 4d 386A s.png Spr b 4d 386A s.png Spr 4d 386A s.png Spr b 4d 386A s.png Spr 4d 386A s.png Spr b 4d 386A s.png
Spr 4d 386D s.png Spr b 4d 386D s.png Spr 4d 386D s.png Spr b 4d 386D s.png Spr 4d 386D s.png Spr b 4d 386D s.png
Spr 4d 386S s.png Spr b 4d 386S s.png Spr 4d 386S s.png Spr b 4d 386S s.png Spr 4d 386S s.png Spr b 4d 386S s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 386.png Spr b 5b 386.png Spr 5b 386.png Spr b 5b 386.png
Spr 5b 386A.png Spr b 5b 386A.png Spr 5b 386A.png Spr b 5b 386A.png
Spr 5b 386D.png Spr b 5b 386D.png Spr 5b 386D.png Spr b 5b 386D.png
Spr 5b 386S.png Spr b 5b 386S.png Spr 5b 386S.png Spr b 5b 386S.png
Spr 5b 386 s.png Spr b 5b 386 s.png Spr 5b 386 s.png Spr b 5b 386 s.png
Spr 5b 386A s.png Spr b 5b 386A s.png Spr 5b 386A s.png Spr b 5b 386A s.png
Spr 5b 386D s.png Spr b 5b 386D s.png Spr 5b 386D s.png Spr b 5b 386D s.png
Spr 5b 386S s.png Spr b 5b 386S s.png Spr 5b 386S s.png Spr b 5b 386S s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Spr 6x 386.png Spr b 6x 386.png Spr 6x 386.png Spr b 6x 386.png
Spr 6x 386A.png Spr b 6x 386A.png Spr 6x 386A.png Spr b 6x 386A.png
Spr 6x 386D.png Spr b 6x 386D.png Spr 6x 386D.png Spr b 6x 386D.png
Spr 6x 386S.png Spr b 6x 386S.png Spr 6x 386S.png Spr b 6x 386S.png
Spr 6x 386 s.png Spr b 6x 386 s.png Spr 6x 386 s.png Spr b 6x 386 s.png
Spr 6x 386A s.png Spr b 6x 386A s.png Spr 6x 386A s.png Spr b 6x 386A s.png
Spr 6x 386D s.png Spr b 6x 386D s.png Spr 6x 386D s.png Spr b 6x 386D s.png
Spr 6x 386S s.png Spr b 6x 386S s.png Spr 6x 386S s.png Spr b 6x 386S s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Spr 7s 386.png Spr b 7s 386.png Spr 7s 386.png Spr b 7s 386.png
Spr 7s 386A.png Spr b 7s 386A.png Spr 7s 386A.png Spr b 7s 386A.png
Spr 7s 386D.png Spr b 7s 386D.png Spr 7s 386D.png Spr b 7s 386D.png
Spr 7s 386S.png Spr b 7s 386S.png Spr 7s 386S.png Spr b 7s 386S.png
Spr 7s 386 s.png Spr b 7s 386 s.png Spr 7s 386 s.png Spr b 7s 386 s.png
Spr 7s 386A s.png Spr b 7s 386A s.png Spr 7s 386A s.png Spr b 7s 386A s.png
Spr 7s 386D s.png Spr b 7s 386D s.png Spr 7s 386D s.png Spr b 7s 386D s.png
Spr 7s 386S s.png Spr b 7s 386S s.png Spr 7s 386S s.png Spr b 7s 386S s.png
Front Back Front Back
386MS6.png For other sprites and images, please see Deoxys images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Normal Forme sprites

Spr 3e 386.png
Spr 3e 386 s.png
Spr b 3e 386.png
Spr b 3e 386 s.png
Emerald Emerald back

Trivia

  • Speed Forme Deoxys has the highest base Speed stat of all Pokémon.
  • Defense Forme Deoxys has the highest base Special Defense of all Psychic-type Pokémon.
  • Attack Forme Deoxys is tied with Caterpie, Weedle, Magikarp, Igglybuff, Carvanha, and Stonjourner for having the lowest Special Defense stat of all Pokémon.
    • Its Attack Forme has both of the lowest individual base stats of any Mythical Pokémon, those two being Defense and Special Defense, each with a base stat of 20.
    • 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 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 three of Deoxys's Formes, one can spell "DNA" (Defense, Normal, Attack).
  • 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]
  • Contrary to its classification in Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, PokémonCenter.com and a Scholastic book on Legendary and Mythical Pokémon call Deoxys a Legendary Pokémon rather than a Mythical Pokémon.
    • If Deoxys is a Mythical Pokémon, it is the first Mythical Pokémon to be obtainable in-game without any event or distribution.
    • If Deoxys is a Legendary Pokémon, it is the only formerly Mythical Pokémon to be reclassified as a Legendary later on.
  • Deoxys's encounter level of 80 is tied for the highest of any scripted wild Pokémon. The only other encounter with a level as high is a Wailord in the Workout Sea, as well as the Arceus in the Hall of Origin (although the Azure Flute, required to enable that encounter, was never distributed).
  • Deoxys is James Turner's favorite Pokémon.[citation needed]

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.

Name origin

Deoxys is an abbreviation of deoxyribonucleic acid—or DNA—the medium of genetic code in many cellular organisms.[2]

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese デオキシス Deoxys From an abbreviation of deoxyribonucleic acid or DNA, the medium of genetic code in many cellular organisms.
France Flag.png French Deoxys Same as Japanese name
Spain Flag.png Spanish Deoxys Same as Japanese name
Germany Flag.png German Deoxys Same as Japanese name
Italy Flag.png Italian Deoxys Same as Japanese name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 테오키스 Teoxys Transliteration of its Japanese name
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 代歐奇希斯 Dài Ōu Qí Xī Sī Transliteration of its Japanese name.


Normal Forme

Language Title
Japan Flag.png 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
Finland Flag.png Finnish Normaalimuoto
France Flag.png French Forme Normale
Germany Flag.png German Normalform
Italy Flag.png Italian Forma Normale
South Korea Flag.png Korean 노말폼 Normal Forme
Spain Flag.png Spanish Forma Normal
Thailand Flag.png Thai ฟอร์มปกติ
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Dạng thường

Attack Forme

Language Title
Japan Flag.png 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
Finland Flag.png Finnish Hyökkäysmuoto
France Flag.png French Forme Attaque
Germany Flag.png German Angriffsform
Italy Flag.png Italian Forma Attacco
South Korea Flag.png Korean 어택폼 Attack Forme
Spain Flag.png Spanish Forma Ataque
Thailand Flag.png Thai ฟอร์มโจมตี
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Dạng tấn công

Defense Forme

Language Title
Japan Flag.png 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
Finland Flag.png Finnish Puolustusmuoto
France Flag.png French Forme Défense
Germany Flag.png German Verteidigungsform
Italy Flag.png Italian Forma Difesa
South Korea Flag.png Korean 디펜스폼 Defense Forme
Spain Flag.png Spanish Forma Defensa
Thailand Flag.png Thai ฟอร์มป้องกัน
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Dạng phòng thủ

Speed Forme

Language Title
Japan Flag.png 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
Finland Flag.png Finnish Vauhtimuoto
France Flag.png French Forme Vitesse
Germany Flag.png German Initiativeform
Italy Flag.png Italian Forma Velocità
South Korea Flag.png Korean 스피드폼 Speed Forme
Spain Flag.png Spanish Forma Velocidad
Thailand Flag.png Thai ฟอร์มรวดเร็ว
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Dạng tốc độ


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