Pokémon GO Lake Trio: How to Catch

Defeat the Lake Trio in Raids to catch them in Pokémon GO.
Defeat the Lake Trio in Raids to catch them in Pokémon GO. / Photo by Niantic Labs

Pokémon GO Lake Trio will be available to battle and catch during the Lake Legends event. Here's everything you need to know to get you hands on the Lake Trio of Azelf, Uxie and Mesprit in Pokémon GO.

Pokémon GO Lake Trio: How to Catch

From November 24 until December 1, you'll be able to battle the Lake Trio in Raids. The catch is that you'll only be able to battle the corresponding Legendary. The Americas can battle Azelf, Asia-Pacific gets Uxie and Europe, Africa and the Middle East get Mesprit.

There's a way to battle the Lake Legend that's not in your region. You can use a Remote Raid Pass to participate in a Raid with another player in a different region.

To catch them, you'll need to beat them in a Raid battle. They're all pure Psychic type Pokémon, so any good Dark or Ghost type will be able to overcome. The Lake Trio all have some sort of off-type move that can give you trouble if you don't know what to expect. In general, we recommend Mega Houndoom, Mega Gengar, Chandelure or Tyranitar to battle the Lake Trio.

Azelf can learn Fire Blast, which is bad news if you're using Weavile as your primary Dark type attacker. Most of the best Dark and Ghost type Pokémon would resist Fire moves, anyway.

Uxie can know Thunder, but that won't give you much issue since Dark and Ghost types aren't paired with Flying and Water that often.

Mesprit gets Blizzard, so watch out if you're using a a part-Dragon type like Hydreigon or Giratina.