Azelf is a member of the Lake Trio with Uxie and Mesprit, a legendary trio introduced in Generation 4. Azelf is a Psychic type, meaning it is weak to Dark, Bug, and Ghost types, while resisting Fighting and Psychic types. It is boosted by Windy weather, and leads to its capture CPs being in the following ranges:
- 1752-1834 CP for a regular Level 20 encounter
- 2190-2293 CP for a Windy weather boosted encounter (Level 25)
Azelf has a stat composition of 270 Attack, 151 Defense, and 181 Stamina leading to a Max CP of 3210. What this means is that, in comparison to the middle of the road Mespirit and the defense oriented Uxie, Azelf will be the easiest of the three to challenge and require the least amount of players. It can be duoed fairly easily, but otherwise we would suggest you take on Azelf in groups of 3-7, for high level players, or 8-20, for lower leveled players.
Azelf is not yet available in Pokemon GO. This guide is an early preview of the fight to help you prepare.
Azelf raid counters
|WEAKNESS Bug Dark Ghost||BOOSTED BY Windy|
*Italics indicates Legacy.
We also have the raw output from the Go Hub simulator, showing the top ten against a Azelf.
|#||Pokemon||Fast Move||Charge Move||Time to win||Deaths|
|1.||Deoxys||Poison Jab||Dark Pulse||406.3s||50|
|2.||Gengar||Shadow Claw||Shadow Ball||509.8s||51|
|5.||Mewtwo||Psycho Cut||Shadow Ball||620.7s||39|
|6.||Weavile||Feint Attack||Foul Play||585.5s||43|
|7.||Banette||Shadow Claw||Shadow Ball||581.0s||50|
|9.||Scizor||Fury Cutter||X Scissor||584.0s||43|
I would ask also on this list that the moveset is to be considered, as it can rapidly change the counters seen above. Azelf has access to:
- Extrasensory Psychic and Confusion Psychic
- Fire Blast Fire, Future Sight Psychic, and Swift Normal
This lends to those counters changing rapidly, such as Gengar dropping in usage on the dual Psychic movesets, and Houndoom rising considerably when Fire Blast is in play. Due to the sheer power of the moves, Confusion or Extrasensory mixed with Fire Blast will be the hardest moveset you come across.
Windy weather will allow for a boosted raid, although it will make it a bit harder to tackle. Otherwise, your best options will be to take Azelf in the Rainy and Fog where all the chips will be stacked in favor of your team and not Azelf.
|Sunny||–||Boosts Azelf’s Fire Blast Fire move|
|Windy||Allows a Level 25 Encounter from Weather Boost.||Boosts Azelf’s Extrasensory, Confusion, and Future Sight Psychic moves|
|Partly Cloudy||–||Boosts Azelf’s Swift Normal move|
|Rainy||Boosts Bug types||–|
|Fog||Boosts Dark and Ghost types||–|