The Lake Guardians, Azelf, Mesprit, and Uxie, can be tricky to defeat in Pokemon GO Raids. Defeating each of them comfortably requires a team of at least five trainers with good counters.
Luckily, Azelf, Mesprit, and Uxie are very similar. They are all the same type so they share the same weaknesses, resistances, and counters!
However, even if you have all the strongest counters, you’ll still want to know the top tips to win Pokemon GO Raids if you want to defeat legendary Pokemon!
What Type are Azelf, Mesprit & Uxie?
Azelf, Mesprit, and Uxie are pure Psychic-type Pokemon.
This means that they have three weaknesses and two resistances to consider when battling them.
Azelf, Mesprit & Uxie Weaknesses & Resistances
Azelf, Mesprit & Uxie have three weaknesses and two resistances in Pokemon GO.
Bug, Dark, and Ghost-type attacks deal 160% damage to the Lake Guardians. Meanwhile, Fighting and Psychic-type attacks deal just 63% damage to Azelf, Mesprit, and Uxie.
Find out the most powerful Pokemon to exploit the Lake Trio’s weaknesses:
Best Pokemon to Counter Azelf, Mesprit & Uxie in Raids
The best Pokemon to counter Azelf, Mesprit, and Uxie in Pokemon GO Raids include Hydreigon, Giratina, Darkrai, and Hoopa, as they all have powerful Dark or Ghost-type attacks.
Additionally, if you want to boost that attack of your other Pokemon in the Raid, we suggest using a Dark or Ghost-type Mega Pokemon such as Mega Gengar or Mega Banette.
The top 10 Pokemon to use in Raids against the Lake Guardians are:
|Pokemon||Image||Fast Attack||Charged Attack|
|Mega Gengar||Lick||Shadow Ball|
|Mega Banette||Shadow Claw||Shadow Ball|
|Mega Houndoom||Snarl||Foul Play|
|Giratina (Origin Forme)||Shadow Claw||Shadow Ball|
|Hoopa (Unbound)||Astonish||Dark Pulse|
|Pheromosa||Bug Bite||Bug Buzz|
|Volcarona||Bug Bite||Bug Buzz|
Also, if you are lucky, you can catch the shiny versions of Azelf, Mesprit, and Uxie after beating them in Raids:
When Are Azelf, Mesprit & Uxie in Pokemon GO Raids?
Azelf, Mesprit, and Uxie are in Pokemon GO Raids from June 1 to June 15, 2023. However, they are region-exclusive Pokemon, meaning that only one will be available to battle in your part of the world.
These are the locations where each of the Lake Guardians is in Raids:
- Azelf: The Americas and Greenland
- Mesprit: Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and India
- Uxie: Asia-Pacific