Mesprit Raid Counters Guide

Mesprit is a member of the Lake Trio with Azelf and Uxie, a legendary trio introduced in Generation 4. Mesprit is a Psychic type, meaning it is weak to Dark, Bug, and Ghost types, while resisting Fighting and Psychic types. It is boosted by Windy weather, and leads to its capture CPs being in the following ranges:

  • 1669-1747 CP for a regular Level 20 encounter
  • 2086-2184 CP for a Windy weather boosted encounter (Level 25)

Mesprit has a stat composition of 212 Attack, 212 Defense, and 181 Stamina leading to a Max CP of 3058. What this means is that, in comparison to the Attack oriented Azelf and the defense oriented Uxie, Mesprit will be a middle of the road boss and not be as easy as Azelf but be easier than Uxie. It can be duoed but this is a hard one to do, requiring you to take advantage of either friend boosts or weather. Otherwise we would suggest you take on Mesprit in groups of 3-7, for high level players, or 8-20, for lower leveled players.

Mesprit is not yet available in Pokemon GO. This guide is an early preview of the fight to help you prepare.

Mesprit raid counters

Mesprit raid counters
Supreme Mesprit raid counters
MewtwoMewtwo Psycho Cut Psychic Shadow Ball * Ghost
Mewtwo will be a constant in guides for the lake trio, because no matter how defensive or defensive they are, your best combo of high damage and low faints will come from the genetic masterpiece that is Mewtwo.
  • * Shadow Claw Ghost
  • * Lick Ghost
  • Hex Ghost
Shadow Ball Ghost
Gengar will spook anything weak to Ghost, be it with its super powered Lick and Shadow Claw legacy moves, or even its less than stellar Hex. Gengar will faint a terrible amount, but it will also make or break a raid with low amounts of people.
Excellent Mesprit raid counters
WeavileWeavile Feint Attack Dark Foul Play Dark
We finally have a dark type not name Tyranitar taking a bit of the spotlight. Due to Mesprit not packing Fire Blast, Weavile can act with its great moves and high attack to take out Mesprit fast.
TyranitarTyranitar Bite Dark Crunch Dark
Tyranitar, Honchkrow, Banette and Absol can basically be interchangeable. Depending on the moveset one may have preference over the other, such as Honchkrow dropping in usage if Blizzard is in effect or Banette being one of the tops if Swift is being used.
HonchkrowHonchkrow Snarl Dark Dark Pulse Dark
AbsolAbsol Snarl Dark Dark Pulse Dark
BanetteBanette Shadow Claw Ghost Shadow Ball Ghost
Good Mesprit raid counters
Time to win rises considerably from here, and these Pokémon are best kept to B-teams or used when a large group is active.
HoundoomHoundoom Snarl Dark Foul Play Dark
PinsirPinsir Bug Bite Bug X-Scissor Bug
SharpedoSharpedo Bite Dark Crunch Dark
  • Hex Ghost
  • Sucker Punch Dark
Shadow Ball Ghost
ScizorScizor Fury Cutter Bug X-Scissor Bug
AlakazamAlakazam Psycho Cut Psychic Shadow Ball Ghost
CrawdauntCrawdaunt Snarl Dark Night Slash Dark
DrifblimDrifblim Hex Ghost Shadow Ball Ghost
CacturneCacturne Sucker Punch Dark Dark Pulse Dark

*Italics indicates Legacy.

We also have the raw output from the Go Hub simulator, showing the top ten against a Mesprit.

# Pokemon Fast Move Charge Move Time to win Deaths
1. Darkrai Snarl Dark Pulse 707.9s 27
2. Gengar Shadow Claw Shadow Ball 687.5s 35
3. Deoxys Poison Jab Dark Pulse 671.0s 78
4. Tyranitar Bite Crunch 809.9s 18
5. Mewtwo Psycho Cut Shadow Ball 789.2s 30
6. Weavile Feint Attack Foul Play 810.2s 37
7. Banette Shadow Claw Shadow Ball 787.1s 38
8. Houndoom Snarl Foul Play 860.5s 44
9. Honchkrow Snarl Dark Pulse 829.1s 45
10. Scizor Fury Cutter X Scissor 868.5s 32

Mesprit Moveset

Mesprit has access to the following moves:

  • Extrasensory Psychic and Confusion Psychic
  • Blizzard Ice, Future Sight Psychic, and Swift Normal

Like Uxie and unlike Azelf, none of these moves cause any real concern in the order of counters, save for Blizzard dropping Honchkrow in overall usage.

Weather Effects

Windy weather will allow for a higher level Mesprit catch at the end of the raid, with the tradeoff being a harder battle with boosted Psychic moves. If you want the fight to be easier however, try to hope for Fog and Rainy to boost your Ghost, Bug, and Dark counters.

Weather Pro Con
Windy Allows a Level 25 Encounter from Weather Boost. Boosts Mesprit’s Extrasensory, Confusion, and Future Sight Psychic moves
Partly Cloudy Boosts Mesprit’s Swift Normal move
Snow Boosts Mesprit’s Blizzard Ice move
Rainy Boosts Bug types
Fog Boosts Dark and Ghost types

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