'Pokémon Go' Enigma Week Raids: Shiny Deoxys Counters & Every New Boss

Enigma Week in Pokémon Go has begun and gives trainers more opportunities to catch Psychic-type and Pokémon with space motifs.

One such Pokémon is Deoxys, the Legendary from the Hoenn region who is not just a Psychic-type but also hails from outer space. This makes it perfect to be the Legendary Raid for Enigma Week.

Trainers will have one week to take down as many Deoxys as possible to try and catch it. While Deoxys has appeared in Pokémon Go Raids in the past, this time trainers may get lucky enough to encounter it in its Shiny form.

To learn everything there is to know about Deoxys and taking it down during Enigma Week, continue reading.

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Deoxys appears in Legendary Raids during 'Pokemon Go' Enigma Week. The Pokemon Company/NewsGeek


Deoxys being a pure Psychic-type Pokémon is weak to Dark, Ghost and Bug-type attacks. It also resists Psychic, and Fighting-type attacks. This means don't dare bring a Fighting-type Pokémon into battle with Deoxys.

Luckily for trainers, there are plenty of strong Dark and Ghost-type Pokémon that can help you take down this Legendary Pokémon. Here are a few examples of Pokémon that will do the most damage faster against Deoxys in Pokémon Go:

  • Giratina Origin with Shadow Claw and Shadow Ball
  • Chandelure with Hex and Shadow Ball
  • Hydreigon with Bite and Dark Pulse
  • Darkrai with Snarl and Dark Pulse
  • Tyranitar with Bite and Crunch
  • Honchkrow with Snarl and Dark Pulse
  • Gengar with Shadow Claw/Lick and Shadow Ball
  • Mewtwo with Psycho Cut and Shadow Ball
  • Weavile with Feint Attack and Foul Play
  • Absol with Snarl and Foul Play


Along with Deoxys, the Raids in Pokémon Go will feature a bunch of Psychic and space motif Pokémon including the brand new addition, Elgyem.

Niantic also confirmed the U, L, T, R, and A Unown will appear in Raids during Enigma Week. Lucky trainers may even encounter these Unown in their Shiny forms, so be sure to keep battling them as much as you can.

Fighting Staryu in Level 1 Raids is also a great opportunity to find the debuting Shiny Staryu.

Here's a rundown of all the Raid Pokémon during Enigma Week in Pokémon Go:

Level 1

  • Clefairy
  • Jigglypuff
  • Staryu

Level 2

  • Unown (U)
  • Unown (L)
  • Unown (T)
  • Unown (R)
  • Unown (A)
  • Gothita
  • Solosis
  • Elgyem

Level 3

  • Claydol
  • Lunatone
  • Solrock

Level 4

  • Togetic
  • Bronzong
  • Metagross

Level 5

  • Deoxys

What Pokémon are you taking into battle against Deoxys? Which is your favorite Psychic-type Pokémon? Let us know in the comments section.