How to get Uxie, Mesprit & Azelf in Pokemon Go: Can they be shiny & best counters for 5-Star Raids

Uxie, Mesprit, and Azelf in Pokemon GoNiantic/The Pokemon Company

The Lake Guardians are headlining the first 5-Star Raids of the new Pokemon Go season, so here’s everything you need to know about Uxie, Mesprit, and Azelf’s Raids, including shiny chances, weaknesses, and best counters to pick.

A new Pokemon Go season is starting and players are looking forward to the new Raids coming with Hidden Gems. Alongside important debuts and big events, 5-Star Raids will feature the Gen 4 Legendary Pokemon Uxie, Mesprit, and Azelf.

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If you’re looking to add the Lake Guardians to your Pokedex, here’s everything you need to know about their Raids, including weaknesses, best counters, and shiny availability.

How to get Uxie, Mesprit & Azelf in Pokemon Go

Players can get Uxie, Mesprit, and Azelf by encountering them in the wild or by defeating them in their 5-Star Raids and catching them afterward. The Lake Guardians are some of the few Legendary Pokemon that can spawn in the wild, but their appearances are extremely rare.

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Keep in mind that Uxie, Mesprit, and Azelf are region-exclusive Pokemon. This means that players are only able to encounter one of the three in their area. This also means that Raids will only feature the Pokemon available in that region.

Uxie will headline Raids in the Asia-Pacific region, Mesprit will appear in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and India, and Azelf in the Americas and Greenland.

To capture all three Lake Guardians, players need to be invited to Raids happening in a different region and use Remote Raid Passes.

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The Uxie, Mesprit, and Azelf 5-Star Raids are taking place from June 1 to June 15 in Pokemon Go.

Uxie, Mesprit, and Azelf in a Pokemon Go Raid backgroundNiantic/The Pokemon Company
The Lake Guardians can also appear in the wild.

Can Uxie, Mesprit & Azelf be shiny in Pokemon Go?

Shiny Uxie, Mesprit, and Azelf are available in Pokemon Go, so players eager to get them should keep an eye out.

As usual, the shiny rate for these Legendary Pokemon is very low, so players might have to participate in many Raids to get one.

All Uxie, Mesprit & Azelf weaknesses & best counters in Pokemon Go

The three Lake Guardians – Uxie, Mesprit, and Azelf – are pure Psychic-type Pokemon, which means they’re weak against Bug, Dark, and Ghost-type attacks. On the other hand, their type makes them resistant to Fighting and Psychic-type moves.

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On top of their Psychic-type moves, keep in mind that Uxie can know an Electric-type move, Mesprit can use an Ice-type attack, and Azelf can hit you with a Fire-type attack. So, you should avoid bringing any Pokemon that are weak against those categories.

It’s recommended to face these 5-Star Raids with at least four high leveled trainers, but they can also be attainable with a group of 7 to 10 lower-level Pokemon Go players with the right counters. While you might see other users defeating this kind of Raid on their own, we recommend going at it with some backup.

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With that in mind, some of the best counters to face the Lake Guardian trio include Gengar, Banette, Houndoom, Absol, Scizor, Beedrill, Giratina, Chandelure, Gholdengo, and Weavile.

That’s all you need to know to get Uxie, Mesprit, and Azelf in Pokemon Go. For more Pokemon content, check out our other guides:

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