Lake Guardians

Trainers, we wanted to reminder everyone that today’s Legendary Raid Hour mini-event takes place from 6 PM to 7 PM local time. Unlike previous raid hours, this one is special as it features Uxie, Mesprit and Azelf as T5 raid bosses! Why are we raiding Lake guardians rather than Rayquaza? Well, the trio was originally found at Lake Acuity, which is a tie in with the currently ongoing Pokemon GO Water Festival 2019 event.

The Lake Trio raid regions are as follows:

Uxie Asia-Pacific
Mesprit Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and India
Azelf The Americas and Greenland

From Pokemon GO’s official website:

  • On Wednesday, August 28, 2019, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. local time, you’ll be able to encounter Uxie, Mesprit, or Azelf in five-star raids in their respective regions!

Preparing for the event

Top counters for Azelf, Mesprit and Uxie are strong Ghost, Dark and Bug type Pokemon, as is the case with many other Psychic type raid bosses. We recommend the standard mix of top tier attackers for each type:

Top counters for Azelf, Mesprit and Uxie
Giratina (Origin) Gengar Weavile
Tyranitar Honchkrow Pinsir

In order to prepare for the event, we suggest that you take a look at our Raid Counters guides (we’re updating them as you’re reading this):

Be sure to take a look at Tom’s excellent Heat maps (these bad boys are insanely useful for smaller groups):

Of course, Couple of Gaming’s excellent info graphics are the best way to share this information with your local group (ignore the dates tho!):

Uxie Raid Graphic

Mesprit Raid Graphic

Azelf Raid Graphic