How to beat Uxie, Mesprit, and Azelf in Pokémon Go – Weaknesses, counters, strategies

These three only appear together.

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The three lake guardians in Pokémon, Uxie, Mesprit, and Azelf, will be available for players to fight in five star raids starting on November 24 and they will be around until December 1. These three will be appearing in distinct regions around the world, but if you know someone who lives in that region and receive a raid invite to fight them, you’ll be able to battle against the legendary Pokémon and potentially capture it. All of three of them have the same typing, so you can the same Pokémon and strategy to defeat them.

Uxie will be appearing in the Asia-Pacific region. Mesprit will be appearing in the Middle East, Africa, India, and Europe regions. Azelf will be appearing in North America, Central America, South America, and Greenland.

Uxie, Mesprit, and Azelf weaknesses

Uxie, Mesprit, and Azelf are the same Pokémon type of being a Psychic-type. That makes them weak to Bug, Dark, and Ghost-type Pokémon. But they are resistant to any Fighting and Psychic-type moves.

Pokémon to counter Uxie, Mesprit, and Azelf

With all three Pokémon having the same typing, you can use the same Pokémon for each battle. You’ll want to use Mega Gengar, Chandelure, and Darkrai.

Mega Gengar is an excellent Mega-Evolved Pokémon to use against these Pokémon. It’s a Ghost and Poison-type, capable of doing quite a bit of damage to any of these three. It has a maximum CP of 4,336, an attack of 349, a defense of 199, and stamina of 155. The best moveset it can use against these three will have shadow claw as its fast move, and then shadow ball and shadow punch for its charge moves,

Next up, you have Chandelure, a Fire and Ghost-type Pokémon. It’s one of the stronger stables in Pokémon Go, capable of doing a great deal of damage against Pokémon it fights in raids and those it battles in the Great and Ultra Leagues. Chandelure has a maximum CP of 3,268, an attack of 271, a defense of 182, and stamina of 155. The best moveset it can use will be hex or incinerate as its fast move, and flame charge and shadow ball for its charge moves.

The last Pokémon you want to consider using against these three legendary Pokémon is Darkrai, the Dark-type legendary Pokémon. Plenty of trainers likely now have access to this Pokémon as it was available during the last part of October. It has a maximum CP of 3,739, an attack of 285, a defense of 198, and stamina of 172. The best moves it can use against these three will be snarl for its fast move, and then dark pulse and shadow ball for its charged moves.

Alternatively, there are other Pokémon choices for you to use. You can also use Mega Houndoom, Hydreigon, Giratina, Tyranitar, Weavile, Bisharp, Gengar, Mewtwo, Genesect, Krookodile, or Escavalier.