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Pokémon Go Azelf counters, weaknesses and moveset explained

How to catch this Lake Guardian in Pokémon Go.

Azelf, the Willpower Pokémon, can be found in both raids and in the wild in Pokémon Go.

That said, it is a regional exclusive Legendary Pokémon and its ability to spawn in the wild in the Americas and Greenland is purely a technicality; the vast majority of players will never see one in the overworld. To all intents as purposes, this is a Raid boss, a Pokédex filler, and nothing more in Pokémon Go.

It shares this status with the other Lake Guardians – Mesprit and Azelf.

If appearing in a raid, Uxie, like all Legendary Pokémon, has a five-star rating. Depending on the strength of your Pokémon, you may need to team up with other trainers, which, thanks to Remote Raiding, you can now do from home.

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Azelf counters and weaknesses in Pokémon Go

If you wish to defeat Azelf in Pokémon Go, then you’ll need to know both its weakness and the best counters to use against it:

  • Azelf type: Psychic-type
  • Azelf is weak against: Bug, Dark and Ghost-type attacks
  • Azelf is resistant to: Fighting and Psychic-type attacks
  • Azelf Mega counters: Mega Tyranitar, Mega Gengar and Mega Banette are your best options here.
  • Azelf counters: Brutal Swing Tyranitar and Hydreigon are a cut above the rest. After that, we have Giratina (Origin Forme), Darkrai, Gholdengo, Chandelure and Hoopa Unbound as your best options.
  • Number of players to beat Azelf: Azelf is much easier than its cousin Uxie, and three to six high-level players should be enough for an easy raid.
  • Tactics: Brutal Swing is the way to go against Azelf!

Azelf CP in Pokémon Go

Below you can find the CP levels for Azelf when you’re either battling or attempting to catch it in Pokémon Go:

  • Raid Boss CP – 44,972 CP
  • Maximum CP when being caught – 1834 CP
  • Maximum weather boosted CP (Windy) when being caught – 2293

Azelf Moveset in Pokémon Go

Azelf, in Pokémon Go, can use a variety of Fast and Charged moves, which include:

Fast Moves:

  • Confusion (Psychic)
  • Extrasensory (Psychic)

Charged Moves:

  • Fire Blast (Fire)
  • Future Sight (Psychic)
  • Swift (Normal)

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Everything we know about Azelf

According to its official Pokédex page, Azelf is 'Known as "The Being of Willpower." It sleeps at the bottom of a lake to keep the world in balance.'

Amusingly, you might expect this to mean that this is the member of the trio that keeps its eyes shut; but that would be incorrect. That would be Uxie, who will MIB your memories if you look into its eyes. Also, as dyed in the Wooloo insomniacs, we would like to add that if sleeping were a matter of willpower, we would have far fewer coffee-fuelled bad puns in our writing.

Azelf is a member of the Lake Guardians who originate from the Sinnoh region. Along with Uxie and Mesprit, Azelf was created by Arceus – i.e. Poké-god – and made its home at Lake Valor in eastern Sinnoh.

Uxie and Mesprit – the other members of the Lake Guardians trio.

Legends tell that Arceus tasked the Lake Guardians with two important tasks – the first was to calm Dialga and Palkia if they ever went into a rage, and the second was to teach certain abilities to humans. Since Azelf is the Pokémon of willpower, it taught humans the ability of willpower, giving them free will.

Other stories, however, demonstrate a less benevolent side of Azelf, claiming that the Pokémon, wanting to be left alone, would steal the willpower of humans to send them away so that it could be left undisturbed.

Interestingly, the Lake Guardians are currently the only legendary trio in the Pokémon universe that all share the same exact typing.

Good luck finding a perfect Azelf in Pokémon Go!

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