Lake Guardians Coming to Raids!

Trainers, Niantic has officially announced that there will be another option to add a member of the elusive Lake Guardians to your Pokédex!

Beginning May 2nd at 1pm PDT, the Legendary Lake Trio will become our new Tier 5 Regional Raid Bosses! That’s right, starting today, Uxie, Mesprit, and Azelf will be available in T5 raids, in specific regions.

HOWEVER, if you are extraordinarily lucky, you may encounter these extremely rare Legendary Pokémon in the wild in their different regions, even after the event!

Lake Guardians Event Details

News Lake Guardians Tier 5 Raids (Round 1)
Date + Time START: Thursday, May 2, 2019, at 1 p.m.
END: Monday, May 27, 2019, at 1 p.m. PDT (GMT −7)
Locations Uxie Asia-Pacific
Mesprit Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and India
Azelf The Americas and Greenland


Uxie

Uxie is a member of the Lake Guardians with Azelf and Mesprit, a legendary trio introduced in Generation 4 and having a Raid Boss CP of 35356. Uxie 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:

  • 1370-1442 CP for a regular Level 20 encounter
  • 1712-1803 CP for a Windy weather boosted encounter (Level 25)

Uxie has a stat composition of 156 Attack, 270 Defense, and 181 Stamina leading to a Max CP of 2524. What this means is that, in comparison to a middle of the road Mesprit and the attack-oriented Azelf, Uxie is going to be the hardest of the group to take down.  It appears that it cannot be duoed, even with Fog weather boost and friendship bonuses. Gengar would be the only current option in that regard, but the numerous rejoins may hinder that effort. We would suggest you take on Uxie in groups of 4-8, for high-level players, or 9-20, for lower level players.

For more information about Uxie in raids, including Top Raid Counters, Movesets, Weather, and more, view our Uxie Raid Guide!Uxie Raid Graphic


Mesprit

Mesprit is a Psychic type, meaning it is weak to Dark, Bug, and Ghost types, while resisting Fighting and Psychic types. It has a Raid Boss CP of 41887, 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 level players.

For more information about Mesprit in raids, including Top Raid Counters, Movesets, Weather, and more, view our Mesprit Raid Guide!

Mesprit Raid Graphic


Azelf

Azelf has a Raid Boss CP of 44972 and 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:

  • 1752-1834 CP for a regular Level 20 encounter
  • 2190-2293 CP for a Windy weather boosted encounter (Level 25)

Azelf has a stat composition of 270 Attack, 151 Defense, and 181 Stamina leading to a Max CP of 3210. What this means is that in comparison to the middle of the road Mespirit and the defense-oriented Uxie, Azelf will be the easiest of the three to challenge and require the least amount of players. It can be duoed fairly easily, but otherwise, we would suggest you take on Azelf in groups of 3-6, for high-level players, or 7-20, for lower level players.

For more information about Azelf in raids, including Top Raid Counters, Movesets, Weather, and more, view our Azelf Raid Guide!Azelf Raid Graphic

 

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