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Pokemon GO Mesprit Raid Guide: How to Beat Mesprit

We've put together a short guide to taking down Mesprit as a Raid boss in Pokemon GO.
We've put together a short guide to taking down Mesprit as a Raid boss in Pokemon GO. / Niantic Labs

We've put together a short guide to taking down Mesprit as a Raid boss in Pokemon GO.

Currently, Mesprit and its siblings Uxie and Azelf have taken over five-star raids from Lugia in specific regions. They will continue to be featured until Oct. 1.

Mesprit is a pure psychic-type from the Sinnoh region. It can be found guarding one of the region's three large lakes—specifically Lake Verity. This Pokemon is known as the "Emotion" Pokemon and "taught humans the nobility of sorrow, pain, and joy." Its PokeDex number is 481.

Trainers will only be able to encounter Mesprit in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and India.

Pokemon GO Mesprit Raid Guide

It is strong against fighting and fellow psychic-types while having vulnerabilities to bug, ghost, and dark-type attacks. Therefore, the best counter choices for Mesprit during a Raid are:

  • Chandelure (Hex + Shadow Ball)
  • Gengar (Lick + Shadow Ball)
  • Darkrai (Snarl + Shadow Ball)
  • Weavile (Feint + Foul Play)
  • Volcarona (Bug Bite + Bug Buzz)

Honorable mentions include Absol, Altered Form Giratina, and Banette.

During a Raid, Mesprit's CP threshold can be as high as 41,887. This can shrink to 1747 when caught. Obviously, when weather-boosted during windy days, these can be higher. Its best moveset contains the quick move Confusion and charged move Future Sight.

More information about the Lake Guardian trio can be found in our companion article.