An update on the above…failed my Deoxys-Defence capture. Only got 10 balls because it took so long to wear down.
I went into the village to host, and actually found the only 1 of the 3 gyms had the correct Deoxys! So of course I had a bunch of flakers and glitches. Still, I persevered through cold hands (its like 5 degrees outside rn with a bit of wind), managed to get a Groudon and a Kyogre raid going for that quest (if I’d known it sucked, I wouldn’t have bothered, and maybe tried again later for Deoxys). Captured the Groudon, Kyogre broke out of 15 balls (10 excellent, 3 great, 2 slapped away and I don’t have a good enough buddy).
Today, on my alt, whilst I wait for a shot at Rayquaza tomorrow with my main once I get more coins from gyms, I did a Rayquaza raid. Weather Boost, only 2-star, but went in on the first throw and more importantly SHINY!!!!!. I’m so happy I’ve got shinies of my two favourite Hoenn dragons out of this!