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Pokémon Go Uxie counters, weaknesses and moveset explained

How to catch this Lake Guardian in Pokémon Go.

Uxie, the knowledge Pokémon, can be found in both raids and in the wild in Pokémon Go.

When searching for Uxie in the wild, it's important to remember that it's incredibly hard to find and, as a regional exclusive wild Pokémon, can only be found in the Asia and Pacific regions. 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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Uxie counters and weaknesses in Pokémon Go

Below you can find the weaknesses and counters that will help you defeat Uxie in Pokémon Go:

  • Uxie type - Psychic-type
  • Uxie is weak against - Bug, dark and ghost-types
  • Uxie counters - Gengar, Pinsir, Scizor, Tyranitar, Yanmega, Giratina (Origin Forme), Chandelure, Darkrai, Hydreigon and Yveltal
  • Other Uxie notes - It's a good idea to start the battle using your strongest dark-type Pokémon, as they'll easily cause a lot of damage to Uxie.

Uxie CP in Pokémon Go

Here's the CP levels you can expect when battling and attempting to catch Uxie in Pokémon Go:

  • Raid Boss CP - 35,356 CP
  • Maximum CP when being caught - 1,442 CP
  • Maximum weather boosted CP (Windy) when being caught - 1,803 CP

Uxie Moveset in Pokémon Go

Uxie can use a variety of Fast and Charged moves in Pokémon Go, which are:


Fast Moves:

  • Confusion (Psychic)
  • Extrasensory (Psychic)

Charged Moves:

  • Future Sight (Psychic)
  • Swift (Normal)
  • Thunder (Electric)

New to the game is a long overdue Mega Evolution update, which has arrived alongside the A Mega Moment research. May 2022 in Pokémon Go includes the Water Festival, which celebrates the release of Dewpider and Araquanid. Tapu Fini has also been released alongside A Poni Adventure - the last Alola region-themed special research quest. Currently both the Ultra League and Element Cup are running in the Go Battle League. Elsewhere, we've recently seen the release of more Gen 7 Pokémon as part of the Season of Alola. The first details surrounding Go Fest 2022 have also been announced, including the event date.

Everything we know about Uxie

Uxie and the other Lake Guardians - Mesprit and Azelf - all share a similar design, which appears to be inspired by a fae creature, such as a sprite.

The other Lake Guardians - Mesprit and Azelf.

This fairy-like theme continued when it came to their non-Japanese language name choice, as, like the legendary birds, the Lake Guardians have different names outside of Japan. Each non-Japanese name for the Lake Guardians has taken inspiration from a fantasy creature; Uxie is similar to pixie, Mesprit to sprite and Azelf clearly takes some inspiration from elf.

The names for the Lake Guardians also include references to three different types of personal pronouns. Uxie's name, in particular, appears to be partly based on the word 'you;' taking that word's last letter to be it's first and then ending with the reference to pixies.

Aside from the interesting onomatology of their names, the Lake Guardians are known as originally appearing in Pokémon Diamond and Pearl alongside the Creation trio, which consists of Dialga, Palkia and Giratina.

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