Pokemon Go Uxie takes over Raids – How to catch Shiny Uxie

Lugia is temporarily retiring from the Pokemon Go Raids, with Uxie taking its place. The Legendary Trio Mesprit, Azelf and Uxie will be featuring in Raids across the world. With a different Legendary depending on the player’s whereabouts. But players are going to want to get their hands on the golden shiny Uxie!

Here’s how you can catch your own Shiny Uxie in Pokémon.


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Shiny Uxie in Pokémon Go

Uxie, the Knowledge Pokémon will be taking over Raids in Asia and the Pacific. Only players in those regions will be able to encounter the sleepy psychic type. Each of the Legendary trio will be featuring in different regions, replacing Lugia.


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


How to Catch a Shiny Uxie in Pokemon Go

Shiny hunting is a fun past-time for some and a tedious grind for others. Pokémon Go features a large number of shinies that you can encounter in different ways. You can find them in the wild, in raids or as part of events or research projects. However, when it comes to Shiny Legendaries, things take a little turn.

This will be the first time since the game’s launch that the Lake Trio will be shiny! Niantic have let us know that the Lake Trio can be shiny!

“Depending on your region, Uxie (Asia-Pacific), Mesprit (Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and India), or Azelf (the Americas and Greenland) will be appearing in five-star raids from Tuesday, September 14, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. to Friday, October 1, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. local time. For the first time ever in Pokémon GO, you might find a Shiny one, if you’re lucky!”

But considering that, here’s a few things to bear in mind:

  • 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 Pokemon 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.


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