Pokemon GO Hisuian Decidueye weaknesses & best counters to defeat Raid Boss

Pokemon GO Hisuian Decidueye weaknesses & best counters to defeat Raid Boss
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Written by 

Ben Williams


9th Feb 2024 14:33


You'll need to know the weaknesses and best counters for Hisuian Decidueye in Pokemon GO to defeat the three-star Raid Boss and make the most of its debut in the game.

The Sinnoh-variant of the Rowlett evolution can be a challenge, but this guide will tell you everything to get Hisuian Decidueye's Raid Day event.

Hisuian Decidueye weaknesses in Pokemon GO

As a dual Grass/Fighting-type, Hisuian Decidueye doesn't have just one weakness in Pokemon GO, but six: Fairy, Fighting, Fire, Flying, Poison, and Psychic-type moves.

Using attacks of any of those types will give you more than an edge in Raid Battles. 

Best Hisuian Decidueye counters

Counter Fast Move Charge Move
Rayquaza Air Slash Dragon Ascent
Moltres Wing Attack Sky Attack
Yveltal Gust Oblivion Wing
Staraptor Gust Fly
Mega Pidgeot Gust Brave Bird
Braviary Gust Fly
Mega Charizard (Y) Air Slash Blast Burn
Articuno (Galarian) Psycho Cut Brave Bird
Honchkrow Peck Sky Attack

How to find & catch Hisuian Decidueye

Hisuian Decidueye can be found during its Pokemon GO debut in three-star raids on Sunday, February 11, 2024, from 2PM to 5PM, as confirmed on its Raid Day announcement post. There's even a ticket available to buy for event-exclusive bonuses.

Key art for the Hisuian Decidueye Pokemon GO Raid Day
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Can Hisuian Decidueye be Shiny in Pokemon GO?

Yes, Hisuian Decidueye can be Shiny in Pokemon GO, with there being a 1-in-10 chance of encountering a Shiny variant as you defeat the boss and proceed to the catch screen.

Whilst these are far better odds than the 1-in-500 odds for standard encounters, you may need a few attempts at Hisuian Decidueye Raids before finding a Shiny version. Nevertheless, the payoff will be more than worth the wait. 

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Ben is a Senior Guides Writer at GGRecon. Alongside his BA (Hons) in Business Management is a wealth of gaming and entertainment writing experience, having previously occupied roles as a Copywriter in e-commerce at Overclockers and Guides & SEO Writer at GameByte and FragHero. When not whipping up guides and reviews, Ben’ll be off playing the latest Pokemon games, Overwatch 2, Spider-Man, The Witcher, and Final Fantasy - all before reading manga and listening to Ice Nine Kills.

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