How to beat Pokemon Go Hisuian Decidueye Raid: Weaknesses, counters & can it be shiny?

Lucas Simons
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Hisuian Decidueye Raids are catching fire as Pokemon Go trainers challenge this Superb-Owl all over the world, and here’s all you need to know to beat it, including the best counters, strategy, weaknesses, and more.

The Timeless Travels season of Pokemon Go is in its third month, and players are excited about what’s coming next. This time, the debut of a highly requested Pokemon: Hisuian Decidueye has taken the spotlight on its Raid Day.

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After debuting in Pokemon Legends: Arceus, this starter evolution became a fan favorite and has even made it to Pokemon Scarlet and Violet within the Tera Raid Battle rotations. Now, this Grass/Fighting Pokemon made its way to Pokemon Go, and the fans couldn’t be more excited about it.

So, here’s all you need to know to beat Hisuian Decidueye Raids in Pokemon Go, including weaknesses, best counter, moveset, and more.

How to get Hisuian Decidueye in Pokemon Go

Pokemon Go players can get Hisuian Decidueye by defeating it in 3-Star Raids on Sunday, February 11, 2024, from 2 PM to 5 PM (local time). Trainers will have several chances to catch the Pokemon during the Hisuian Decidueye Raid Day event.

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It is still unconfirmed if this Pokemon will enter the regular Raid rotations after this event, so take this chance to get yours.

Pokemon Go Hisuian Decidueye weaknesses

In Pokemon Go, Hisuian Decidueye is a dual Fighting and Grass-type Pokemon, which means it’s weak against Flying, Psychic, Fire, Ice, Poison, and Fairy-type attacks.

Also, keep in mind that Hisuian Decidueye resists Dark, Rock, Electric, Grass, Ground, and Water-type moves. It was not confirmed if the Hisuian variant of Decidueye will debut in Pokemon Go with its signature move ‘Triple Arrows,’ but we will keep you informed if this gets confirmed.

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Best counters for Pokemon Go Hisuian Decidueye Raid

The best counter to beat the Hisuian Decidueye 3-Star Raids in Pokemon Go is Mega Rayquaza with Air Slash and Dragon Ascent. Its total damage output is incredible, has STAB advantage against Hisuian Decidueye, and resists most of its attacks.

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Mega Rayquaza is arguably the most powerful species in Pokemon Go.

While Hisuian Decidueye 3-Star Raids can be beaten by one high-level trainer solo, the best option is to prepare a team full of powerful counters. With Mega Rayquaza as the main hitter, here are the other best counters to beat this Raid with ease:

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  • Rayquaza, with Air Slash and Dragon Ascent.
  • Shadow Moltres, with Wing Attack and Sky Attack.
  • Yveltal, with Gust and Oblivion Wing.
  • Shadow Honchcrow, with Peck and Sky Attack.
  • Mega Pidgeot, with Gust and Brave Bird. (This is a good alternative for Mega Rayquaza.)

Other great counters for Hisuian Hisuian Decidueye Raid include Mega Blaziken, Mega Charizard Y, Entei, Tornadus, Moltres, Shadow Lugia, and Shadow Ho-oh.

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Pokemon Go is hosting its third and final Hisuian starter Raid Day.

Pokemon Go Hisuian Decidueye moveset

Here’s the list with all moves for the Hisuian Decidueye Raid in Pokemon Go, including Fast Moves, and Charged Moves:

Fast Moves

  • Psycho Cut (Psychic)
  • Magical Leaf (Grass)

Charged Moves

  • Aerial Ace (Flying)
  • Energy Ball (Grass)
  • Aura Sphere (Fighting)
  • Trailblaze (Grass)

Can Hisuian Decidueye be shiny in Pokemon Go?

Yes, shiny Hisuian Decidueye will be available from its debut in Pokemon Go, and the chances for this variant appearing during Raid Day are considerably increased to a 1.67% chance(1-60), so this is the best chance to get yours.

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Lucky trainers who encounter a shiny Hisuian Decidueye will have a 100% chance to get it since shiny Raid Pokemon are a guaranteed catch.

And that’s all you need to know to beat Hisuian Decidueye in Pokemon Go. Now go catch ’em all! For more Pokemon content and guides, you can also check the following links:

How to get Falinks in Pokemon Go | Pokemon Go Spotlight Hour schedule | Pokemon Scarlet & Violet: What are Marks & how to get them | Pokemon Go Master League: Date & time, best team to use | All Pokemon with special forms in Scarlet & Violet

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About The Author

Lucas is a Game Writer and Game Reviewer with years of experience as a fiction author and Game Designer. He enjoys writing about Pokemon, RPGS, Nintendo, and all things Gaming Related.