Best moveset for Uxie in Pokémon Go

A legendary Lake Guardian Pokémon.

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The legendary lake trio Pokémon have returned to Pokémon Go for a limited time. You’ll be able to capture them and add these Pokémon to your collection if you get lucky. Developer Niantic has not restricted international trading, so all players have the chance to capture those three by exchanging them with others or participating in five-star raids using remote raid passes. When you capture Uxie, one of the three, what are the best movesets for it?

Uxie is a Psychic-type Pokémon. It’s weak to Bug, Dark, and Ghost-type Pokémon attacks. It is resistant to Fighting and Psychic-type moves. It has a maximum CP of 2,524, an attack of 156, a defense of 270, and stamina of 181. Uxie has the most defense of the three lake guardians.

These are all of the move Uxie can learn.

Fast moves

  • Confusion (Psychic-type) – 16 damage and 3 energy per turn (4 damage per turn)
  • Extrasensory (Psychic-type) – 8 damage and 3.3 energy per turn (2.6 damage per turn)

Charge moves

  • Future Sight (Psychic-type) – 120 damage and 65 energy
  • Swift (Normal-type) – 60 damage and 55 energy
  • Thunder (Electric-type) – 100 damaage and 60 energy

You don’t have a wide selection with Uxie. For your fast moves, you primarily want only to use confusion. Extrasensory may provide a hair more energy per turn, but your overall damage output with confusion provides much more benefit for you during a battle.

When it comes down to charge moves, you have the same issue where you can only pick from a few choices. For your options, swift is not the best. It doesn’t do too much damage and only requires five less energy compared to future sight and thunder. Those two will be your bread and butter.

A Uxie with confusion as its fast move and future sight and thunder for its charge moves will be your best options. It will serve you best in the Great League. It doesn’t fall too hard in the Ultra League, but you’ll need to protect its Dark, Ghost, and Bug-type weaknesses the most.