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.

Pokemon GO Azelf Mesprit Uxie

Azelf, Mesprit & Uxie Weaknesses & Resistances

Azelf, Mesprit & Uxie have three weaknesses and two resistances in Pokemon GO.

WeaknessesResistances
Bug Fighting
DarkPsychic
Ghost

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:

Azelf Mesprit Uxie Pokemon GO

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:

PokemonImageFast AttackCharged Attack
Mega GengarPokemon GO Mega GengarLickShadow Ball
Mega BanetteMega Banette Pokemon GOShadow ClawShadow Ball
Mega HoundoomMega Houndoom Pokemon GOSnarlFoul Play
HydreigonHydreigon Pokemon GOBiteBrutal Swing
Giratina (Origin Forme)Giratina Pokemon GO (Origin)Shadow ClawShadow Ball
DarkraiDarkrai Pokemon GOSnarlShadow Ball
Hoopa (Unbound)Hoopa Pokemon GO (Unbound)AstonishDark Pulse
ChandelurePokemon GO ChandelureHexShadow Ball
PheromosaPheromosa Pokemon GOBug BiteBug Buzz
VolcaronaVolcarona Pokemon GoBug BiteBug Buzz

Also, if you are lucky, you can catch the shiny versions of Azelf, Mesprit, and Uxie after beating them in Raids:

Shiny Azelf Mesprit Uxie Pokemon GO

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
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