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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.

That said, it is a regional exclusive Legendary Pokémon in Asia and its ability to spawn in the wild in Asia and the Pacific 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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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-type attacks
  • Uxie is resistant to: Fighting and Psychic-type attacks
  • Uxie Mega counters: Mega Tyranitar, Mega Gengar and Mega Banette are your best options here.
  • Uxie counters: Brutal Swing Tyranitar and Hydreigon are a cut above the rest. After that, we have Giratina (Origin Forme), Darkrai, Gholdengo and Hoopa as your best options.
  • Number of players to beat Uxie: Uxie is a surprisingly tough Pokémon (and the toughest of the trio). Bring four to eight high-level players if you want an easy time.
  • Tactics: Brutal Swing is the way to go against 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 – 1442 CP
  • Maximum weather boosted CP (Windy) when being caught – 1803 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)

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Everything we know about Uxie

Despite being the Knowledge Pokémon, it seems Uxie likes to get up to some Men In Black-style antics. According to its official Pokédex entry: 'Known as "The Being of Knowledge." It is said that it can wipe out the memory of those who see its eyes.' Perhaps this is why it always looks like it is sleeping; it actually has gorgon-style eye magic.

Uxie has no known evolutions. (Image:pokemon.com)

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 its 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.

Good luck finding a perfect Uxie in Pokémon Go!

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