Lake Legends 2020 Event Guide

For a limited time, the legendary Lake Trio will be appearing in Pokémon GO's five star raids. Additionally, shiny Goldeen is having it's Pokémon GO debut!

Lake Guardians

Uxie, Mesprit, and Azelf are returning to Pokémon GO raids from Tuesday, November 24, 2020, at 8:00 a.m. local time to Monday, November 30, 2020, at 10:00 p.m. local time, during a special event titled the “Lake Legends event”. The Lake Guardians will appear from Nov. 24th, 1PM PT until Dec. 1st, 1PM PT.

The Lake Legends event features Pokémon related to lakes, knowledge, emotion and willpower. These Pokémon will frequently spawn in the wild, be attracted to Incense, hatch from eggs and appear in raids.

Lake Legends Event Infographic

Lake Legends Event infographic
Lake Legends Event infographic

Event information

Pokémon GO Lake Legends event
Event name Lake Legends Event
Date + Time Tuesday, November 24, 2020, at 8:00 a.m. to Monday, November 30, 2020, at 10:00 p.m. local time
Featured Shiny Pokémon
Raid Bosses during the event
Other bonuses
  • Pokémon commonly found near lakes and Pokémon related to knowledge, emotion, and willpower will be attracted to Incense, hatching from Eggs, and appearing more often in the wild.
  • AR Mapping tasks will offer new rewards.
  • Themed Field Research will be available for the duration of the event

Uxie, Mesprit and Azelf in five-star raids

Uxie, Mesprit, or Azelf will be appearing in five-star raids depending on where you are. We’ve updated our raid guides ahead of time for this event:

Pokemon GO UxieUxie Pokemon GO MespritMesprit Pokemon GO AzelfAzelf
Uxie Raid Counters Guide Mesprit Raid Counters Guide Azelf Raid Counters Guide

Mega Gengar, Mega Houndoom, Darkrai and other Dark Pokémon should be your top picks against the Lake Trio. Of course, we’ve got infographics to counter each and every one of the Lake Guardians (credits to Orange Heart):

These Pokémon are only available in their respectable regions, but you can use Remote Raiding to get one from abroad:

  • Mesprit ⟶ Europe, Africa and Middle East (EMEA region)
  • Uxie ⟶ Asia-Pacific (APAC region)
  • Azelf ⟶ Americas

Shiny Goldeen and Seaking

Shiny Goldeen is making its Pokémon GO debut, which unlocks shiny Seaking as well! They may not be everyone’s cup of lake tea, but we think a lot of players will enjoy shiny hunting them.

Shiny Goldeen Shiny Seaking

Goldeen will be hatching from 5 km Eggs. If you’re lucky, you might even hatch a Shiny Goldeen!


Increased Pokémon appearances

Pokémon commonly found near lakes—including Psyduck, Goldeen, Magikarp, Surskit, Starly, Bidoof, and Shellos—will be attracted to Incense, hatching from Eggs, and appearing more often in the wild.

Pokemon GO PsyduckPsyduck Pokemon GO GoldeenGoldeen Pokemon GO MagikarpMagikarp
Pokemon GO SurskitSurskit Pokemon GO StarlyStarly Pokemon GO BidoofBidoof
Pokemon GO ShellosShellos

Pokémon related to knowledge, emotion, and willpower—like Abra, Machop, and Ralts—will be attracted to Incense, hatching from Eggs, and appearing more often in the wild.

Pokemon GO AbraAbra Pokemon GO MachopMachop Pokemon GO RaltsRalts

Raid bosses during the event


Event exclusive Field Research

Via TheSilphRoad

Task Reward
Use 5 Berries to help catch Pokemon Piplup (s), Chimchar (s), Turtwig (s)
Catch 5 Water-type Pokemon Goldeen (s)
Send 3 Gifts Starly
Win 1 Raid Bronzor (s)
AR Mapping 5 Max Potions, 5 Max Revives, 1 Incense

Additional bonuses

  • AR Mapping tasks will offer new rewards.
  • Themed Field Research will be available for the duration of the event