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#386 Deoxys
(デオキシス Deokishisu)
Jirachi 386 Turtwig
Species Type
DNA Pokémon Psychic
Ability Gender
Pressure Genderless
Pokédex color Egg groups
Red Undiscovered
Weight Height
134.0 lbs. 60.8kg 5'07" 1.7 m
Body style Footprint
Body12.png F386.png
Marriland Pokédex
Generation IV Generation V

Deoxys (Japanese: デオキシス Deokishisu) is a Psychic-type Mythical and Legendary Pokémon introduced in Generation III. When exposed to radiation from different meteorites, Deoyxs transforms into another form, each specializing in a certain stat:

  • Normal Form: A standard form that boasts great power and speed, while somewhat retaining balance.
  • Attack Form: A form that optimizes strength to its fullest.
  • Defense Form: A form that optimizes defenses to its fullest.
  • Speed Form: A form that optimizes speed to its fullest.

In the games

Deoxys can change its form to adapt and dominant in the Speed, Defense, or Attack stats though it is usually caught with normal stats at first; the stats of the normal form are still extremely unbalanced, as the two Attack stats and the Speed stat are much higher than the Defense or HP stats. Deoxys was given out in the U.S., Japan and Europe as movie event Pokémon, as well as a Gamestop event Pokémon in the U.S. Deoxys can also learn most of the TM moves, making it one of the most powerful Legendary Pokémon to date. It is a versatile, powerful Pokémon, learning a vast variety of moves specializing in all kinds of stats. In the Pokémon anime and manga, Deoxys has the power to regenerate itself. It was the last Pokémon in the Pokédex until Generation IV was released. A glitch will occur if you use a Gameshark to capture Deoxys past the event- when you go to catch it a Missingno will pop up but will have the cry of a Deoxys, as proven in Pokémon Emerald).

In the anime

Deoxys appeared in the episode Cheers on castaways island, where it transformed into a stone after struck by a thunderbolt. Near the end, it transformed back into Deoxys and protected Ash, Brock, Dawn, the Corphish and the Mantyke from the meteors that dropped down as it attacked Jessie's Yanmega.


Deoxys appeared in the movie Destiny Deoxys where the purple one tried to free the green egg trapped on the meteorite, however it was attacked by Rayquaza after being mistaken as an intruder for trespassing in its territory. They eventually had a duel somewhere in the arctic where a group of researchers witness the fierce battle between the two, as Deoxys was about to attack, the electrical surge shielded Rayquaza from its vision, giving Rayquaza the opportunity to regain strength, finally Rayquaza manage to defeat Deoxys and fly back into space, while the green egg in the meteorite was brought along by the researchers.

Four years later, the purple Deoxys had fully healed and track down its friend to LaRousse City, it causes a blackout to the entire city and remove all of the city's inhabitants in order to fulfill its search for its friend, however Rayquaza sensed its presence and headed to LaRousse City, Deoxys created a shield around the city, but Rayquaza found a way in and defeated all of the Deoxys clones. Ash and the others were able to provide enough amount of energy to revive the green egg, which hatched into the green Deoxys. The green Deoxys tried to stop the conflict, however the city's security system became haywire and attacked Rayquaza, the two Deoxys helped to defend Rayquaza, however they were overrun by the security robots, luckily Ash was able to deactivate the robot leader using the ID card, Rayquaza now convinced that they weren't intruders flies back to space, the Deoxys bids a farewell to everyone and leaves for space.


Deoxys does not evolve.

Game Info

Game Locations

Version(s) Location Rarity
Ruby/ Sapphire Event Only One
Emerald Birth Island via event Only One
FireRed/ LeafGreen Birth Island via event Only One
Diamond/ Pearl Pal Park None
Platinum Pal Park None
HeartGold/SoulSilver Pal Park None
Black/White Trade None

Pokédex Entries

Generations I - II
Deoxys did not appear during the Generation I - II games.
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.
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.
A Pokémon that mutated from an extraterrestrial virus exposed to a laser beam. Its body is configured for superior agility and speed.
This Deoxys has transformed into its aggressive guise. It can fool enemies by altering its appearance.
When it changes form, an aurora appears. It absorbs attacks by altering its cellular structure.
An alien virus that fell to earth on a meteor underwent a DNA mutation to become this Pokémon.
An alien virus that fell to earth on a meteor underwent a DNA mutation to become this Pokémon.
An alien virus that fell to earth on a meteor underwent a DNA mutation to become this Pokémon.
DNA from a space virus mutated and became a Pokémon. It appears where auroras are seen.
DNA from a space virus mutated and became a Pokémon. It appears where auroras are seen.
An alien virus that fell to earth on a meteor underwent a DNA mutation to become this Pokémon.
An alien virus that fell to earth on a meteor underwent a DNA mutation to become this Pokémon.
Black 2
White 2
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire


Level-Up (Normal Forme)

D/P Platinum B/W Attack Type
Catch Catch Catch Leer Normal
Catch Catch Catch Wrap Normal
9 9 9 Night Shade Ghost
17 17 17 Teleport Psychic
25 25 25 Knock Off Dark
33 33 33 Pursuit Dark
41 41 41 Psychic Psychic
49 49 49 Snatch Dark
57 57 57 Psycho Shift Psychic
65 65 65 Zen Headbutt Psychic
73 73 73 Cosmic Power Psychic
81 81 81 Recover Normal
89 89 89 Psycho Boost Psychic
97 97 97 Hyper Beam Normal
Bold indicates that this Pokémon gets STAB from this move.

Form Gallery

Normal Forme 386A.png
HP Atk Def
50 150 50
Satk Sdef Spd
150 50 150
Attack Forme 386B.png
HP Atk Def
50 180 20
Satk Sdef Spd
180 20 150
Defense Forme 386C.png
HP Atk Def
50 70 160
Satk Sdef Spd
70 160 90
Speed Forme 386D.png
HP Atk Def
50 95 90
Satk Sdef Spd
95 90 180


Design origins

Deoxys resembles DNA, with its arms/tentacles resembling strands of DNA. It also has an unusual capability to regenerate its damaged parts and multiply itself like a strand of DNA.


Deoxys' name is derived from the D in DNA (Deoxyribonucleic Acid).


  • In Diamond/Pearl/Platinum, you can change Deoxys' form by going to Veilstone City and pressing 'A' next to the meteorites on the right side of the town. You can do this as many times as you wish. The same can be done in HeartGold/SoulSilver, by taking Deoxys to the meteorites on Route 3, East of Pewter City.
  • Deoxys is one of the only Pokémon to have nearly identical Pokédex entries in every game in which it appears.
  • It is one of the strongest Pokémon, having the 504+ of Speed (As Speed Form), Attack, and Special Attack (as Attack Form), and is capable of overwhelming many Pokémon.
  • "Who's That Pokémon" entry: "This Pokémon has a brain on its body and can change forms."
  • Deoxys' speed form was called Flight Form when it was first released.
  • Deoxys' speed form was not originally intended to be released and was only a last-minute addition for Emerald. This is evident by the fact that its original three forms (Defense, Normal, and Attack) can be put into order so that the first letter of each form can spell out DNA, which Deoxys is based off. But there is also a hint with the Speed Form. The "S" in Speed also refers to the S at the end of Deoxys, because DNA spells out Deoxyribonucleic acid, where the "S" comes after Deoxy.
  • Although Deoxys was first obtainable in FireRed and LeafGreen, it is the last Pokémon in the Hoenn Pokédex.
  • Any part of Deoxys which is damaged will regenerate, as seen in the movie.
  • Deoxys is one of the 5 pokemon said to be from space, the others being Zekrom, Reshiram, Clefairy and Kyurem.