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Pokémon Go Deino counters, weaknesses and moveset explained

Everything you need to know about battling Deino in a raid.

Deino is a dark and dragon-type Pokémon in Pokémon Go who's evolution line ends with the powerful Hydreigon.

Throughout Day One - Saturday, 17th July - of Go Fest 2021, you'll be able to catch Deinos using a variety of methods. Some of these methods will even carry over to Day Two on Sunday, 18th July.

Below you can find Deino's weakness and some counter ideas to help you defeat it in Pokémon Go!

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How to catch Deino during Go Fest 2021 in Pokémon Go

Deino is currently one of the more elusive creatures in Pokémon Go with it rarely appearing in the wild and on the highest tier of the 12km egg pool.

This makes Go Fest 2021 the perfect time to round up a couple of Deino for evolution and Pokédex entry filling purposes. Thankfully, there are multiple ways for all players to find and catch Deino throughout Day One - Saturday, 17th July - of Go Fest.

Firstly, you can battle Dieno in a one-star raid and, in the sections below, you'll find the information you need to successfully defeat it. Don't forget - you can use Remote Raid Passes to battle Deino if you'd prefer to stay at home!

Deino will also appear more frequently in the wild throughout the two Cave habitat hours during Day One and you may even spot it during the second day - Sunday, 18th July - of Go Fest.

Finally, if you collect any 7km eggs from opening gifts during event hours - 10am to 6pm (local time) on either day, there is a chance it will hatch a Deino.

Deino counters and weaknesses in Pokémon Go

Below you can find Deino's weakness and some counter suggestions to help you defeat it in Pokémon Go:

  • Deino type - Dark and dragon-type
  • Deino is weak against - Bug, dragon, fairy, fighting and ice-types
  • Deino counters - Machamp, Granbull, Gardevoir, Lucario, Mamoswine, Weavile, Yanmega Togekiss and Garchomp
  • Other Deino notes - Deino is especially weak to fairy-type Pokémon, which means, if a strong fairy-type team, you can easily take Deino all by yourself.

Deino CP in Pokémon Go

Here are the CP ranges you can expect to encounter when battling Deino in one-star raids:

  • Raid Boss CP - 3334 CP
  • Maximum CP range when being caught - 606 CP
  • Maximum weather boosted CP (Windy or Fog) when being caught - 758 CP

The Season of Mythical Wishes has seen Kecleon finally being released in Pokémon Go! The Lunar New Year event has also returned for 2023! Don't forget to partake in the new Go Battle League season. Elsewhere, be sure to use Daily Adventure Incense for the chance of encountering Galarian Articuno, Galarian Zapdos and Galarian Moltres.


Deino Moveset in Pokémon Go

Deino can use a variety of Fast and Charged moves in Pokémon Go, including:

Fast Moves:

  • Dragon Breath (Dragon)
  • Tackle (Normal)

Charged Moves:

  • Body Slam (Normal)
  • Crunch (Dark)
  • Dragon Pulse (Dragon)

Good luck catching Deino in Pokémon Go!

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