How to Catch Azelf Pokémon GO

Battle Azelf in Raids to catch it in Pokémon GO.
Battle Azelf in Raids to catch it in Pokémon GO. / Photo by Niantic and GAMEFREAK

How to Catch Azelf Pokémon GO will be important to know if you want to make the most of the Lake Legends event. Here's what you need to prepare to catch Azelf in Pokémon GO.

How to Catch Azelf Pokémon GO

Azelf will appear as a Raid Boss during the Lake Legends event and for a day after. From Nov. 24-31, you'll be able to battle the Lake Trio in raids. Which you'll encounter will vary on your region. For those of us in the Americas, Azelf will be the Lake Legend to battle.

Battling Azelf is straightforward. It's a pure Psychic type Pokémon that you can easily dispatch with some strong Dark or Ghost type. The only thing you have to watch out for is that Azelf can use Fire Blast. It might catch you off guard if your primary Dark attacker is Weavile, but most of the best Dark and Ghost types like Tyranitar, Mega Houndoom and Chandelure will resist Fire Blast.

Once you've beaten the Raid, you'll be able to capture Azelf.

What if you're not in the Americas? Luckily, you'll be able to use Remote Raid Passes to join other players who have Azelf. Likewise, this is how those in the Americas will get to battle Uxie and Mesprit.