Azelf Raid guide


Azelf is a legendary pokemon that is part of the Lake Trio from the Sinnoh region.

The Lake Trio Pokemon are made up of Uxie, Mesprit and Azelf

Azelf is appearing in 5* raids from September 14th 2021 to October 1st 2021 at 10am Local time. This is not the first time Azelf has been in 5* raids.

The Lake trio Pokemon are all regional Pokemon meaning you can only encounter them in certain parts of the world. You’ll need to remote raid with friends across the world to access all three. Azelf is regional to North and South America regions.

It has:

HP 181

Defence 151

Attack 270

Azelf is number 482 in the Pokedex. It is a Psychic type Pokemon. It has three weaknesses. These are Dark, Ghost and Bug

Its Raid boss CP is 44,972

Its catch CP ranges are:

  • 1752-1834
  • Weather boosted: 2190-2293

Azelf is weather boosted by Windy weather


Azelf has 2 fast moves and 3 charge moves

Its fast moves are:

  • Extrasensory (Psychic)
  • Confusion (Psychic)

Its charge moves are:

  • Futuresight (Psychic)
  • Fire Blast (Fire)
  • Swift (Normal)
Lake Trio

Counters to Azelf

Dark, Ghost and Bug are the types that Azelf is weak too therefore anything possessing this typing/move sets will be effective.

Here are some of the most effective counters and the movesets to go with:

Giratina (Origin)

  • Shadow Claw (fast move)
  • Shadow Ball (Charge move)

Mega Gengar

  • Shadow Claw (Fast move)
  • Shadow Ball (Charge move)


  • Snarl (Fast move)
  • Shadow Ball (Charge move)


  • Hex (Fast move)
  • Shadow Ball (Charge move)


  • Bite (Fast move)
  • Crunch (Charge move)

Mega Houndoom

  • Snarl (Fast move)
  • Foul Play (Charge move)

Other effective counters would include Mega Gyrados, Hydreigon, Mewtwo, Weavile, Yveltal and Bisharp

How many Azelf will you be raiding?!

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