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====Name origin====
 
====Name origin====
Deoxys's name is an abbreviation of ''{{wp|DNA|deoxyribonucleic acid}}'', or DNA, the medium of genetic code in many cellular organisms. It was also mentioned in [[Destiny Deoxys|the 7th movie]] that [[professor Lund]] gave it the name Deoxys.
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Deoxys's name is an abbreviation of ''{{wp|DNA|deoxyribonucleic acid}}'', or DNA, the medium of genetic code in many cellular organisms. It was also mentioned in [[Destiny Deoxys|the 7th movie]] that [[Professor Lund]] gave it the name Deoxys.
   
 
==In other languages==
 
==In other languages==

Revision as of 14:22, 23 December 2009

Jirachi #385: Jirachi
Pokémon
#387: Turtwig Turtwig


Deoxys
デオキシス Deoxys
#386
386Deoxys-Defense.png
Artwork of Defense Forme from FR/LG
Type
Psychic '
Category
DNA Pokémon
Ability
Pressure
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,250,000
Regional Pokédex numbers
Hoenn
#202
Regional Browser numbers
Height
5'07"
Imperial
1.7 m
Metric
Weight
134.0 lbs.
Imperial
60.8 kg
Metric
Dex color
Red
Catch rate
3 (0.4%)
Body style
Body12.png
Footprint
 F386.png 
Gender ratio
Genderless
Breeding
Undiscovered group 121 cycles*
(30855 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
2
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
1
Speed
0
Base Exp.: 215 Battle Exp.: 2151*

Deoxys (Japanese: デオキシス Deoxys) is a Template:Type2 legendary Pokémon.

Deoxys is not known to evolve into or from any other Pokémon, but it has four different forms. In Generation III, its form depends on what game is being played. In Generation IV, its form can be changed at will in Veilstone City or on Route 3.

Deoxys is the last Pokémon in the Hoenn Pokédex and National Pokédex within Generation III.

Biology

Physiology

File:Deoxys regenerating.png
Deoxys regenerating

Deoxys has four forms, each with different appearance. The main things that are constant for all four forms is that Deoxys's dominant color is orange with a bluish-green face that has a purple stripe where a nose would be and white circular eyes and the crystalline organ in its chest:

The Normal Forme has skinny legs that come to a point. The upper-legs have a single blue stripe that goes down to the knees. Deoxys can sometimes have bluish-green arms with five-fingered hands and a red "Y" shape that runs down the arms' entire length. It has an orange skin that covers it except for its abdomen. It also been seen with two cord-like tentacles (one red and one blue) in place of the arms. Deoxys also has two trapezoid-shaped "ears". In Generation IV, this form is obtained by touching the middle meteorite in Veilstone City or on Route 3.

The aurora that Deoxys lets off

The Attack Forme has basically the same leg-shape as the Normal Forme, but the stripes run down for mostly all of the legs' length and Deoxys has a spike on each of its knees. Deoxys has a pair of tentacles that come to a point were its arms would be and cannot be twisted. Deoxys has triangle-shaped "ears" and a single spike on top of its head. Most of the orange "skin" has disappeared. In Generation IV, this form is obtained by touching the southeast meteorite in Veilstone City or on Route 3.

The Defense Forme has wide legs that are somewhat flat at the end and have a bluish-green spot on each of the knees. Deoxys has flat, broad tentacles that also can't be twisted and Deoxys' head has been fused with its body. Its "skin" has thickened and covered all of its body parts for greater defense. In Generation IV, this form is obtained by touching the southwest meteorite in Veilstone City or on Route 3.

The Speed Forme has gray, skinny legs and a gray body. Deoxys only has one tentacle on each side of its body. The back of Deoxys's head is elongated and comes to a point. It has also lost most of its orange "skin," allowing for better aerodynamics and faster movement. In Generation IV, this form is obtained by touching the northernmost meteorite in Veilstone City or on Route 3.

Gender differences

Deoxys is a genderless species.

Special abilities

The aurora at night

Deoxys mostly has the ability to change its appearance to suit whatever situation it may be in during battle.

Deoxys can release aurora every time it changes its forme.

In the anime and manga, Deoxys is also seen with the ability to create clones of itself. They appear with lifeless eyes and have dulled-down colors, and appear to be unable to use other formes besides Normal Forme.

Behavior

Deoxys tend to keep to themselves, but befriend humans they trust.

Habitat

Deoxys was a virus resting in a stray meteor, and while it flew through the atmosphere, the virus mutated into the first known Deoxys.

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

In the anime

File:Deoxys Defense Forme.png
Defense Forme Deoxys in the anime

Deoxys first appeared in Destiny Deoxys. One with a green crystalline organ fell to earth in a meteorite. A second Deoxys (with a purple crystalline organ) came to LaRousse City to search for it but ended up in an epic battle with Rayquaza. As Pokémon Emerald had not been released when the movie was produced, only its Defense, Normal and Attack Formes appeared.

Deoxys also appeared in the special episode Pokémon Ranger - Deoxys Crisis!. This is where Deoxys's Speed Forme debuted.

A Deoxys appeared in Cheers on Castaways Isle! in all of its formes.

In the manga

In Pokémon Adventures

Deoxys plays a major role in the events of the FireRed & LeafGreen chapter. During the disaster in the previous chapter, Team Rocket infiltrated the Mossdeep Space Center and stole a virus that had been exposed to a laser beam while in space, then ended up attached to a meteorite. In their care, the virus split into two entities and developed into two separate Deoxys, appropriately named Entities 1 and 2. While the leaders of Team Rocket stayed on in Hoenn, other members took the two Deoxys back to Kanto. The team transporting the Deoxys were startled when the Deoxys began to change forme (as Normal and Speed forms had been previously documented) and Entity Two took advantage of this and escaped, accidentally absorbing some of Red's blood in the escape. Giovanni used the weaker Entity One to capture Green's parents and Professor Oak. Red was tricked into battling Entity Two, who defeated him but was captured by Giovanni. Around this time, Team Rocket managed to duplicate the climate of Hoenn and allowed Deoxys to transform into all of its formes. Giovanni used Entity Two to locate his son, Silver and set out for Viridian City. Red came to Giovanni, and challenged him with Mewtwo. Ultimately triumphing due to Bill shutting down the Hoenn climate machine on Chrono Island, Giovanni revealed that he disposed of Entity One and Yellow used her abilities to inform Red of his link to Deoxys. When one of the Team Rocket members tried to usurp control, Deoxys transported Giovanni, Silver, Yellow, and Mewtwo out of harm's way before helping Red to regain control of the ship. As the disaster ended and all of the protagonists reunited, Sird tried to capture Deoxys, but ended up turning the heroes to stone. Entity Two then sped towards a distant region in hopes of being allowed to freely transfer between formes and locating Entity One.

In Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure!

Deoxys plays a large part in a Special Chapter of Volume 3 in the series. Hareta and Mitsumi are in Veilstone City. They come upon the large meteorite, and 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 saw the crash, and begin to battle it. It, of course, defeats Team Galactic's puny Pokémon. Professor Rowan shows up, a little worried that something might've 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 what seems to be a Hyper Beam at Hareta and Rowan. Rowan tells Hareta not to make it any madder, but instead he jumps on top of Deoxys and asks it what's wrong. It flings him off, then tries to fire another Hyper Beam 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 Hyper Beam, but it hits 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 TCG

Main article: Deoxys (TCG)

Other appearances

Super Smash Bros. Brawl

An Attack Forme Deoxys will sometimes be released from a Poké Ball. It floats gently towards the top of the screen. It will spin gracefully and begin to glow. When fully facing the front, it will cast a powerful Hyper Beam, drawing in all the opponents near it and sending them flying.

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 form to form. 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.

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation I
Red {{{redbluedex}}}
Blue
Yellow {{{yellowdex}}}
Stadium {{{stadiumdex}}}
Generation II
Gold {{{golddex}}}
Silver {{{silverdex}}}
Crystal {{{crystaldex}}}
Stadium 2 Unknown
Generation III
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.
Emerald A Pokémon that mutated from an extraterrestrial virus exposed to a laser beam. Its body is configured for superior agility and speed.
FireRed This Deoxys has transformed into its aggressive guise. It can fool enemies by altering its appearance.
LeafGreen When it changes form, an aurora appears. It absorbs attacks by altering its cellular structure.
Generation IV
Diamond An alien virus that fell to earth on a meteor underwent a DNA mutation to become this Pokémon.
Pearl An alien virus that fell to earth on a meteor underwent a DNA mutation to become this Pokémon.
Platinum An alien virus that fell to earth on a meteor underwent a DNA mutation to become this Pokémon.
HeartGold {{{heartgolddex}}}
SoulSilver {{{soulsilverdex}}}
Generation V
Black {{{blackdex}}}
White {{{whitedex}}}
Black 2 {{{black2dex}}}
White 2 {{{white2dex}}}
Generation VI
X Unknown
Y Unknown

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation I
Red Blue
None Trade
Blue (Japan)
None Trade
Yellow
None Trade
Generation II
Gold Silver
None Trade
Crystal
None Trade
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
None Trade
Emerald
One Birth Island (requires Aurora Ticket)
FireRed LeafGreen
One Birth Island (requires Aurora Ticket)
Colosseum
None Trade
XD
None Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
None Pal Park
Platinum
None Pal Park
HeartGold SoulSilver
None Pal Park
Pal Park
Mountain
Pokéwalker
None
Generation V
Black White
None Trade
Black 2 White 2
None Trade
Dream World
None
Generation VI
X Y
None Trade


In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Trozei! Random Agent Cards
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red/Blue Rescue Team
Meteor Cave (20F)
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time/Darkness
Shimmer Hill (17F)
(with Mystery Part or Secret Slab in the bag)
Pokémon Ranger Krokka Tunnel (Event mission 1)

In events

Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
List of 10th Anniversary event Pokémon#Space Center Deoxys Space Center United States 2006 70 Never
Doel Deoxys Doel Deoxys The Netherlands 2006 70 Never
10th Deoxys 10th Deoxys Japan 2007 50 Never
GameStop Deoxys GameStop United States 2008 50 Never
Nintendo of Korea Deoxys Nintendo of Korea Korea 2008 50 Never

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 50
110 - 157 210 - 304
Attack: 150
139 - 222 274 - 438
Defense: 50
49 - 112 94 - 218
Sp.Atk: 150
139 - 222 274 - 438
Sp.Def: 50
49 - 112 94 - 218
Speed: 150
139 - 222 274 - 438
Total: 600   Other Pokémon with this total  
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and a hindering nature, if applicable.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and a helpful nature, if applicable.


Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 50
110 - 157 210 - 304
Attack: 180
166 - 255 328 - 504
Defense: 20
22 - 79 40 - 152
Sp.Atk: 180
166 - 255 328 - 504
Sp.Def: 20
22 - 79 40 - 152
Speed: 150
139 - 222 274 - 438
Total: 600   Other Pokémon with this total  
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and a hindering nature, if applicable.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and a helpful nature, if applicable.


Defense Forme
Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 50
110 - 157 210 - 304
Attack: 70
67 - 134 130 - 262
Defense: 160
148 - 233 292 - 460
Sp.Atk: 70
67 - 134 130 - 262
Sp.Def: 160
148 - 233 292 - 460
Speed: 90
85 - 156 166 - 306
Total: 600   Other Pokémon with this total  
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and a hindering nature, if applicable.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and a helpful nature, if applicable.


Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 50
110 - 157 210 - 304
Attack: 95
90 - 161 175 - 317
Defense: 90
85 - 156 166 - 306
Sp.Atk: 95
90 - 161 175 - 317
Sp.Def: 90
85 - 156 166 - 306
Speed: 180
166 - 255 328 - 504
Total: 600   Other Pokémon with this total  
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and a hindering nature, if applicable.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and a helpful nature, if applicable.


Pokéthlon stats

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

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
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 V, 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
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic ½×
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic ½×
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic ½×
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None

Learnset

Template:Learnset intro

By leveling up

psychic  psychic  Status 4

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Defense Forme
psychic  psychic  Status 4

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By TM/HM

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Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only from an evolution of this Pokémon
A colored initial indicates that the move is not available to be tutored in this game,
while a colored background indicates that the move is available.
|} |}

By events

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Side game data

Template:Side game

Evolution

Ruby and Sapphire
Deoxys
Normal Forme
Deoxys
 Psychic 




FireRed
Deoxys
Attack Forme
Deoxys
 Psychic 




LeafGreen
Deoxys
Defense Forme
Deoxys
 Psychic 




Emerald
Deoxys
Speed Forme
Deoxys
 Psychic 

Sprites

Gen Game
I Red Blue Yellow Red (Ja) Green Back
This Pokémon did not appear during Generation I.
II Gold Silver Crystal   Back
This Pokémon did not appear during Generation II.
III Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
Spr 3r 386.png Spr 3e 386S.png Spr 3f 386A.png Spr 3f 386D.png Spr b 3r 386.pngSpr b 3f 386A.png
Spr b 3f 386D.pngSpr b 3e 386S.png
Spr 3r 386 s.png Spr 3e 386S s.png Spr 3f 386A s.png Spr 3f 386D s.png Spr b 3r 386 s.pngSpr b 3f 386A s.png
Spr b 3f 386D s.pngSpr b 3e 386S s.png
IV Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Spr 4d 386.png Spr 4d 386.png Spr 4d 386.png Spr b 4d 386.png
Spr 4d 386A.png Spr 4d 386A.png Spr 4d 386A.png Spr b 4d 386A.png
Spr 4d 386D.png Spr 4d 386D.png Spr 4d 386D.png Spr b 4d 386D.png
Spr 4d 386S.png Spr 4d 386S.png Spr 4d 386S.png Spr b 4d 386S.png
Spr 4d 386 s.png Spr 4d 386 s.png Spr 4d 386 s.png Spr b 4d 386 s.png
Spr 4d 386A s.png Spr 4d 386A s.png Spr 4d 386A s.png Spr b 4d 386A s.png
Spr 4d 386D s.png Spr 4d 386D s.png Spr 4d 386D s.png Spr b 4d 386D s.png
Spr 4d 386S s.png Spr 4d 386S s.png Spr 4d 386S s.png Spr b 4d 386S s.png
V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Spr 5b 386.png Spr 5b 386.png Spr b 5b 386.png
Spr 5b 386A.png Spr 5b 386A.png Spr b 5b 386A.png
Spr 5b 386D.png Spr 5b 386D.png Spr b 5b 386D.png
Spr 5b 386S.png Spr 5b 386S.png Spr b 5b 386S.png
Spr 5b 386 s.png Spr 5b 386 s.png Spr b 5b 386 s.png
Spr 5b 386A s.png Spr 5b 386A s.png Spr b 5b 386A s.png
Spr 5b 386D s.png Spr 5b 386D s.png Spr b 5b 386D s.png
Spr 5b 386S s.png Spr 5b 386S s.png Spr b 5b 386S s.png
DeoxysDeoxysDeoxysDeoxys For other sprites and images, please see Deoxys images on Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • The Attack Forme of Deoxys has the highest base Attack and Special Attack of any non-glitch Pokémon; although Marowak holding a Thick Club achieves a higher absolute Attack stat (504 vs. 568, respectively).
    • Likewise, the Speed Forme of Deoxys has the highest Speed of any Pokémon.
    • Despite this, Deoxys's Attack Forme has the lowest Special Defense of all Pokémon, on par with Magikarp.
  • All of Deoxys's forms are available in Generation IV; however, unlike Generation III, they can freely be changed in-game by inspecting the meteorites in Veilstone City or on Route 3.
  • Deoxys is the final Pokémon in the Hoenn Pokédex, yet it was first in the wild in a Kanto-based game. Likewise, the final Pokémon in the Kanto Pokédex, Mew, was first found (legitimately) wild in a Hoenn-based game.
  • When recruited in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon Deoxys will be in its Normal Forme when playing in the overworld, however, when exploring a dungeon, Deoxys's form will be randomly selected each time the player progresses to a new floor.
  • Although Deoxys is the last Pokémon in the National Dex in the Generation III, it was not the Pokémon with the highest index number: this was Chimecho.
  • In Pokémon Ranger, Deoxys's form 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.
  • Deoxys was the first Pokémon to have its own unique battle music. The second Pokémon to have its own unique music was Arceus, followed by Giratina, the latter in Platinum only. All other legendary Pokémon share battle themes with at least one other.
  • In the anime and in 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 the Pokémon Adventures manga, its choices are limited by the environment.
  • Deoxys and Wormadam are the only Pokémon to have different EV yields depending on their form and are, as such, the only Pokémon with varying EV yields.
  • Using the first letter from the names of Deoxys' three original forms, one can spell "DNA" (Defense, Normal, and Attack).
  • Deoxys is the only Pokémon whose form change is triggered by different events between generations.
  • Normal Forme and Attack Forme Deoxys are the only Pokémon to surpass Arceus in 3 or more base stats. Both formes beat it in Attack, Special Attack, and Speed.

Events

  • Because of the results of a poll among fans, Deoxys was given away along with pre-ordered tickets to Japanese theater showings of The Rise of Darkrai. It is holding NeverMeltIce, a reference to the fact that Deoxys's first appearance in Destiny Deoxys is at the North Pole.
  • Deoxys was distributed at GameStop on June 20-22, and June 27-29. It knows Psycho Boost, Zap Cannon, Iron Defense, and ExtremeSpeed and is holding NeverMeltIce.
  • A UK event (known as 'The Hunt for Deoxys') in 2005 was held at vue cinema's for 2 days each across the country, players of FireRed and LeafGreen were able to download the Aurora Ticket. Players could also try out Pokémon XD and Pokémon Emerald.

Origin

Deoxys appears to draw inspiration from certain representations of aliens and visual representations of the DNA double helix.

Notably, it bears great resemblance to Lavos, the antagonist of the influential 1995 game Chrono Trigger. Lavos is an alien of great power who absorbs the DNA of organisms in order to empower itself, before destroying human civilization in the apocalypse. Deoxys normal form's and Lavos' appearances are also virtually the same. Given the variety of similarities to Lavos and the popularity of Chrono Trigger, it is not unreasonable to believe Deoxys is a homage to Lavos.

Name origin

Deoxys's name is an abbreviation of deoxyribonucleic acid, or DNA, the medium of genetic code in many cellular organisms. It was also mentioned in the 7th movie that Professor Lund gave it the name Deoxys.

In other languages

Notes

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