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Pokémon Go Mesprit counters, weaknesses and moveset explained

Everything you need to know about Mesprit - the emotion Pokémon!

Mespirit, the Emotion 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 Europe, the Middle East, Africa and India 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.

Depending on the in-game event, Mesprit might also be available in five-star raids. Like all Legendary Pokémon, you will almost certainly need help taking it down. Fortunately, thanks to Remote Raiding, you can do this from the comfort of your own home.

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Mesprit counters and weaknesses in Pokémon Go

Here are the weaknesses and counters that you can use to defeat Mesprit in Pokémon Go:

  • Mesprit type: Psychic-type
  • Mesprit is weak against: Bug, Dark and Ghost-type attacks
  • Mesprit is resistant to: Fighting and Psychic-type attacks
  • Mesprit Mega counters: Mega Tyranitar, Mega Gengar and Mega Banette are your best options here.
  • Mesprit counters: Brutal Swing Tyranitar and Hydreigon are a cut above the rest. After that, we have Gholdengo, Darkrai, Giratina (Origin Forme), Chandelure and Hoopa Unbound as your best options.
  • Number of players to beat Mesprit: Mesprit is much easier than its cousin Uxie, and should only take three to four trainers with optimal counters.
  • Tactics: Brutal Swing is the way to go against Mesprit!

Mesprit CP in Pokémon Go

Below you can find the CP levels you can expect Mesprit to have when fighting and catching it in Pokémon Go:

  • Raid Boss CP – 41,887 CP
  • Maximum CP when being caught – 1747 CP
  • Maximum weather boosted CP (Windy) when being caught – 2184 CP

Mesprit Moveset in Pokémon Go

Mesprit, like all Pokémon in Pokémon Go, can use a variety of Fast and Charged moves:

Fast Moves:

  • Confusion (Psychic)
  • Extrasensory (Psychic)

Charged Moves:

  • Blizzard (Ice)
  • Future Sight (Psychic)
  • Swift (Normal)

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Everything we know about Mesprit

According to its official Pokédex page, Mesprit is 'Known as "The Being of Emotion." It taught humans the nobility of sorrow, pain, and joy.' Having been based on a sprite, and given the mischivous look on its face, we’re not sure how much it enjoyed doing this. This doesn’t look like a Pokémon you want to get on the wrong side of!

Mespirit has no known evolutions. (Image:

Along with Uxie and Azelf, appears to be inspired by the Imperial Regalia of Japan, which are consists of three relics – the sword Kusanagi no Tsurugi, the mirror Yata no Kagami and the jewel Yasakani no Magatama.

Each piece of the Imperial Regalia of Japan represents a specific virtue – Kusanagi no Tsurugi represents valor, the Yata no Kagami represents wisdom and Yasakani no Magatama represents benevolence.

Uxie and Azelf – the other members of the Lake Guardian.

If you know your Pokémon lore, then you’ll know that each of the Lake Guardians represents one of these virtues too.

As the emotion Pokémon, Mesprit represents benevolence, with the belief that it taught humans how to feel emotions, and, in turn, is the representation for the jewel Yasakani no Magatama in the Lake Guardian trio.

Good luck catching a perfect Mespirit in Pokémon Go!