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How to Catch Azelf in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

Azelf is the toughest Lake Guardian, and here we will tell you how to catch it in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl.

Catching the Lake Guardians trio is a fantastic sidequest in Pokemon BDSP.

Azelf is a Psychic-type Pokemon, and you find it at LVL 50. This means it can be a great addition to your party before facing the Elite Four.

In contrast to Uxie, this Pokemon’s move set is centered on an offensive strategy.

So, if your party needs a Psychic heavy hitter, Azelf might be the right option!

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Where to Find Azelf in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

You can find Azelf in Lake Valor right after the events of Spear Pillar take place. If you need help getting here, you can follow our guide on how to get to Spear Pillar.

Azelf is a very offensive Pokemon! It can quickly get rid of your party under the right circumstances. Due to this, some preparations are due before proceeding.

Before you Head to Lake Valor

  • Azelf’s moveset include mainly Psychic attacks, so it would be a good idea to take Dark, Steel, or Bug Pokemon with you.
  • Go to Celestic Town, and go to the house at the northwest corner of the town. There, buy as many Dusk Balls as possible. It is recommended that you take 20 to 30 Dusks Balls with you.
  • Make sure you bring enough Potions and Lemonades to recover your Pokemon HP if needed.

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Best Strategy to Catch Azelf in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

Battling Azelf can get hectic. It uses Nasty Plot to up its Sp. Atk., making it very hard to handle its consequent Uproar move.

This is the best strategy to catch Azelf on Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl:

  • Try to lower Azelf’s HP to the lowest possible. The fastest you do this, the better. False Swipe is perfect for this, but not necessary. Azelf will try to pull several Nasty Plots in a row, making its Uproar move a huge issue.
  • Once HP is low, try to inflict a status ailment on Azelf, this will make catching it a bit easier. Do not poison him! Instead use Paralysis. You can try Sleep on Azelf, but note that it can not fall asleep during an Uproar.
  • Now, luck and patience will ensue. After this, you will just have to endure Azelf’s attacks and keep using Dusk Balls on it.
  • Be patient it can take you a long time to catch Azelf if you are unlucky. Do not worry if you have already gone thorugh a considerable amount of Dusk Balls. Catching this Pokemon can easily take you over 20 Dusk Balls in total.

Azelf can become a heavy hitter and KO your party with ease. Make sure you heal your Pokemon as needed!

Due to Azelf’s aggressive nature, we advise you to first look into catching Uxie if you have not already.

If you are interested in this Pokemon, we tell you everything you need to catch Uxie in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl.

Lastly, if you want to complete your Lake Guardian trio, here is how you can catch Mesprit in Pokemon BDSP.

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