Azelf

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.

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Azelf Raid Counters

# Pokemon Fast Move Charge Move Time to win Deaths
1. Gengar (Mega) Lick Shadow Ball 363.86s 22.17
2. Houndoom (Mega) Snarl Foul Play 446.25s 12.33
3. Gyarados (Mega) Bite Crunch 505.52s 10.00
4. Darkrai Snarl Shadow Ball 490.00s 15.00
5. Giratina (Origin) Shadow Claw Shadow Ball 521.05s 14.00
6. Chandelure Hex Shadow Ball 485.28s 22.00
7. Hydreigon Bite Dark Pulse 551.95s 13.67
8. Tyranitar Bite Crunch 578.24s 11.17
9. Yveltal Snarl Dark Pulse 553.73s 14.67
10. Mewtwo Psycho Cut Shadow Ball 553.94s 18.33
11. Bisharp Snarl Dark Pulse 595.37s 12.25
12. Gengar Lick Shadow Ball 472.16s 31.50
13. Blastoise (Mega) Bite Hydro Cannon 579.02s 19.33
14. Houndoom Snarl Foul Play 585.27s 20.50
15. Weavile Snarl Foul Play 567.26s 24.67
16. Deoxys (Attack) Poison Jab Dark Pulse 464.65s 41.75
17. Beedrill (Mega) Bug Bite X-Scissor 491.15s 36.50
18. Honchkrow Snarl Dark Pulse 574.27s 24.83
19. Charizard (Mega Y) Fire Spin Blast Burn 598.95s 22.33
20. Krookodile Snarl Crunch 626.87s 18.50
21. Scizor Fury Cutter X-Scissor 622.01s 19.75
22. Escavalier Bug Bite Megahorn 623.17s 20.00
23. Genesect (Normal) Fury Cutter X-Scissor 597.98s 25.67
24. Absol Snarl Payback 578.82s 27.20
25. Mismagius Hex Shadow Ball 605.35s 26.20
26. Pinsir Bug Bite X-Scissor 602.22s 28.00
27. Shiftry Snarl Foul Play 639.81s 21.50
28. Raikou Thunder Shock Shadow Ball 634.04s 24.00
29. Yanmega Bug Bite Bug Buzz 605.40s 28.75
30. Banette Shadow Claw Shadow Ball 572.18s 31.00
31. Reshiram Fire Fang Crunch 671.79s 20.83
32. Salamence Bite Draco Meteor 647.09s 24.83
33. Durant Bug Bite X-Scissor 668.64s 22.50
34. Alakazam Psycho Cut Shadow Ball 630.13s 28.60
35. Regigigas Hidden Power Giga Impact 667.17s 23.17

As you can see, Azelf has a large range of different counters, including some good budget options. As an easier Legendary raid, you can really vary your team up so long as they are powered up with the correct movesets.

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
Cloudy
Snow
Rainy Boosts Bug types
Fog Boosts Dark and Ghost types

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