Pokemon Go Azelf, Mesprit, and Uxie Raid Information: Greatest Counters, Weaknesses, and Strikes – CNET

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Azelf, Mesprit, and Uxie will reappear in Raid Battles through October 1st.


Azelf, Mesprit, and Uxie are back in Pokemon Go for a limited time. The legendary sea guards appear in five-star raids until Oct. 1, and for the first time, your chance to catch shiny versions of it.

Each of the legendary Pokémon is exclusive to certain regions. Which Pokémon you encounter in raids depends on your location. You can see which regions each Pokémon appears in below:

  • Azelf – America and Greenland.
  • Mesprit – Europe, Middle East, Africa and India.
  • Uxie – Asia Pacific.
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If you want to add the Sea Guardians to your collection, here are some tips to help you defeat and catch Azelf, Mesprit and Uxie before they leave the game next month.

Azelf, Mesprit and Uxie weaknesses

Azelf, Mesprit, and Uxie are all Psi-only Pokémon, so they all have the same weaknesses around them insect, dark and ghost. This means that the same counterattacks will work regardless of which of the three Legendaries you are fighting.

Any Pokémon with a type advantage will help against Azelf, Mesprit, and Uxie, but some monsters will last longer in combat than others. Beetle-type Pokémon, some of which are also made of steel, such as Scizor, Escavalier, and Genesect, are good choices because they resist the legends’ psychic movements and deal super-effective damage. The same goes for dark Pokémon like Darkrai.

Best Azelf, Mesprit and Uxie counters

Here are some recommended Pokémon and Moves for battling the Sea Guardians:


  • Mega Beedrill: Bug Bite, X-scissors.
  • Pinsir: Bug Bite, X-scissors.
  • Scissors: Fury cutter, X scissors.
  • Escavalier: Insect bite, megahorn.
  • Genesis: Fury cutter, X scissors.


  • Dog breed: Growl, crunch.
  • Tyranitar: Biting, crunching.
  • Absolutely: Growl, dark pulse.
  • Weave: Growl, avalanche.
  • Darkrai: Growl, dark pulse.
  • Zoroark: Growling, foul play.


  • Gengar: Leak, shadow ball.
  • Banette: Witch, shadow ball.
  • Origin Forme Giratina: Shadowclaw, shadowball.
  • Chandelier: Witch, shadow ball.

The best moves for Azelf, Mesprit and Uxie

Azelf, Mesprit, and Uxie aren’t the strongest Legends, but they can still fight Poison and Combat Pokémon, which makes them effective counter to these type of monsters.

All three Sea Guardians have access to the same two Quick Attacks, Confusion and Extra Sensory, but their Charge Attacks can vary. To double their type advantage, you can teach them the psychic type charged attack view in the future. However, if you want wider type coverage, Uxie can learn thunder, Mesprit can learn Snowstorm and Azelf can learn Burst of fire. Keep these tips in mind and you shouldn’t have any trouble catching the Legendaries.

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