Azelf Raid Counters Guide


Azelf is a member of the Lake Trio along with Uxie and Mesprit, a legendary trio introduced in Generation 4 and has a Raid Boss CP of 44972. 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 3-6, for high-level players, or 7-20, for lower level players.

Azelf Counters Infographic

Raid Boss Counters Azelf
Raid Boss Counters Azelf

Azelf Raid Counters

# Pokemon Fast Move Charge Move Time to win Deaths
1. Gengar (Mega) Lick Shadow Ball 403.4s 23
2. Houndoom (Mega) Snarl Foul Play 498.3s 17
3. Darkrai Snarl Dark Pulse 530.7s 18
4. Giratina (Origin) Shadow Claw Shadow Ball 560.8s 15
5. Chandelure Hex Shadow Ball 533.6s 25
6. Hydreigon Bite Dark Pulse 601.0s 18
7. Tyranitar Bite Crunch 632.5s 14
8. Mewtwo Psycho Cut Shadow Ball 593.4s 22
9. Gengar Shadow Claw Shadow Ball 506.6s 34
10. Kyurem (Black) Shadow Claw Blizzard 600.4s 23
11. Weavile Snarl Foul Play 597.2s 24
12. Volcarona Bug Bite Bug Buzz 592.2s 28
13. Houndoom Snarl Foul Play 623.0s 24
14. Zoroark Snarl Foul Play 590.0s 31
15. Blastoise (Mega) Bite Hydro Cannon 647.5s 24
16. Beedrill (Mega) Bug Bite X Scissor 526.5s 42
17. Genesect (Burn) Fury Cutter X Scissor 630.6s 24
18. Genesect (Chill) Fury Cutter X Scissor 632.2s 25
19. Genesect Fury Cutter X Scissor 630.8s 25
20. Genesect (Shock) Fury Cutter X Scissor 632.5s 24
21. Genesect (Douse) Fury Cutter X Scissor 632.0s 25
22. Bisharp Snarl Dark Pulse 668.0s 20
23. Krookodile Snarl Crunch 680.7s 22
24. Honchkrow Snarl Dark Pulse 632.7s 30
25. Charizard (Mega Y) Fire Spin Blast Burn 664.2s 29
26. Scizor Fury Cutter X Scissor 663.2s 27
27. Escavalier Bug Bite Megahorn 661.7s 28
28. Raikou Thunder Shock Shadow Ball 678.6s 29
29. Banette Shadow Claw Shadow Ball 611.6s 37
30. Absol Snarl Dark Pulse 646.6s 33

Azelf Moveset

An important consideration in the counter picks is what moveset this psychic Lake Guardian has at its disposal. Azelf has access to:

Fast Move Charge Moved
  • Extrasensory Psychic
  • Confusion Psychic
  • Fire Blast Fire
  • Future Sight Psychic
  • Swift Normal

This lends to those counters changing rapidly, such as Gengar dropping in usage on the dual Psychic movesets, Weavile suffering when Fire Blast is in effect,  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.

Weather Effects

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.

Weather Pro Con
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