GO Fest 2021: Are Uxie, Azelf & Mesprit Good? Best Moveset + Shiny Status

By Sam Woods

July 17, 2021

Uxie, Azelf and Mesprit are certainly three of the most unusual Legendaries in Pokemon GO, at least in their behaviours.

When the Pokemon are in Raid Battles, they can only be encountered in their own specific regions with Azelf located in the Americas/Greenland, Mesprit in Europe, Africa, the Middle East and India and Uxie in the Asia/Pacific region. Not only this, but the three can also appear in the wild, just extremely rarely!

Thankfully, for those who have yet to encounter them, the Lake Guardians return to Raids as part of GO Fest Day Two, albeit in their usual regions (thanks Remote Raid Passes).

However, are Uxie, Azelf and Mesprit good and if you already have them, should you gun for more? Let’s take a look.

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Can Uxie, Azelf or Mesprit be Shiny in Pokemon GO?

Not yet, but the trio are candidates to get their Shiny Forms soon I’d imagine – it’s just a case of how Niantic would plan to implement it.

As you can see from the images below, however, there isn’t really a great deal to get excited about with any of the Lake Guardians.

Is Uxie Good in Pokemon GO? What is its Best Moveset?

In short, no, no it’s not.

Despite being eligible, Uxie fails to make an impression in any of Pokemon GO’s PVP leagues.

PVPoke ranks Uxie as the 311th best Pokemon in the Great League (despite beating Azumarill, Medicham and Venusaur), 188th in the Ultra League (beating Togekiss, Articuno and Venusaur) and 268th in the Master League.

If you do want to take a chance with Uxie, its best moveset is:

  • Fast Move – Confusion
  • Charge Move – Future Site
  • Charge Move – Thunder

Is Azelf Good in Pokemon GO? What’s its Best Moveset?

If you thought Uxie’s numbers were bad, Azelf takes them to a whole new level.

It’s ranked as the 675th best choice in the Great League, 479th in the Ultra League and 349th in the Master League. Fill your ‘dex and move on, unfortunately.

If you’re still interested, Azelf’s best moveset is:

  • Fast Move – Confusion
  • Charge Move – Future Sight
  • Charge Move – Fire Blast

Is Mesprit Good in Pokemon GO? What’s its Best Moveset?

You guessed it, Mesprit isn’t any better than the other two Lake Guardians.

It comes in 642nd in the Great League, 431st in the Ultra League and 282nd in the Master League. Skip.

Mesprit’s best moveset is as follows:

  • Fast Move – Confusion
  • Charge Move – Future Sight
  • Charge Move – Blizzard
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Sam Woods

Sam is the Managing Editor at DualShockers. He's been playing video games for as long as he can remember and you can regularly find him on his Nintendo Switch. When he's not playing games, he'll no doubt be suffering watching his beloved Ipswich Town.

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