How to catch Azelf in Pokemon Go

Here's how you can catch Azelf in Pokemon Go.

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How to catch Azelf in Pokemon Go? We’ll walk you through it! The Lake Trio Azelf, Mesprit and Uxie have taken over the Legendary Raids.

Each of the Psychic legendaries can be found in different parts of the world. The Americas, Europe, the Pacific, Asia will all be spotting their own Lake trio member, but sadly unless players and invited to a remote raid, they won’t be able to get all three.


Mesprit Azelf 

(the Americas and Greenland)

September 14th – October 1st
mesprit Mesprit 

(Europe, the Middle East, Africa and India) 

September 14th – October 1st
480 Uxie 

(Asia – Pacific)

September 14th – October 1st


Azelf in Pokémon Go

The small blue will-power Pokémon will only be available to players in the Americas and Greenland. So if you’re out of those regions, you’ll need a raid invite from a player in that region.


Azelf Counters in Pokémon Go

Once you’re ready to go up against Azelf, here’s how to beat it!

Recommended Players: Azelf can be duoed but it’ll be very hard. It’s recommended to have three or four other players take on Azelf.

Best Party: 

Here’s some of the top picks to go against Azelf and their ideal moves. But of course, you can only have one mega at a time, so consider which one first!

  • Mega Gengar (Shadow Claw, Shadow Ball)
  • Mega Houndoom (Snarl, Foul Play)*
  • Shadow Tyranitar (Bite, Crunch)
  • Shadow Mewtwo (Psycho Cut, Shadow Ball)
  • Mega Gyarados (Bite, Crunch)*
  • Darkrai (Snarl, Shadow Ball)
  • Shadow Houndoom (Snarl, Foul Play)
  • Shadow Weavile (Snarl, Foul Play)
  • Chandelure (Hex, Shadow Ball)
  • Giratina Origin Forme (Shadow Claw, Shadow Ball)


Shiny Azelf in Pokémon Go


Shiny Azelf


If you’re hoping to catch a shiny Azelf, then consider this:

  • The Shiny rate from Legendary raids is around 1 in 20.

That might seem easy enough, but of course it’s not that easy. The trade-off is, of course, legendary Pokémon have limited accessibility. Trainers can only raid one a day, it requires several people to beat Tier 5 Raids, and even with multiple teammates, it’s difficult to take down Tier 5 Raid bosses consistently.