Pokemon GO Lake Trio Shiny Odds & How to Catch Uxie, Azelf & Mesprit

By Sam Woods

September 14, 2021

Pokemon Silver’s mascot Legendary, Lugia, has just left Five-Star raids after a solid couple of weeks and has been replaced by none other than the Lake Trio of Uxie, Azelf and Mesprit.

The Lake Guardians have been around a few times over the last year, most recently during Pokemon GO Fest, and before that, last November, however, this appearance is a little different.

For the first time since they debuted back in 2019, the Pokemon can be found in their Shiny forms.

So, here’s how to catch the Lake Trio of Uxie, Azelf and Mesprit, plus what their Shiny Forms look like and what the odds of finding one are.

What Do Shiny Uxie, Azelf and Mesprit look like?

Unfortunately for shiny collectors, the Lake Trio and their Shiny Forms aren’t anything to write home about.

Effectively, their bodies change from a light blue colour to a pale yellow one, with the colours on the top of their heads getting a little bolder. Other than that, not a lot changes.

You can check out Uxie, Azelf and Mesprit’s Shiny Forms below:

What Are The Odds of Getting One Of The Shiny Lake Trio in Pokemon GO?

As with most Legendary Shiny Pokemon, the odds of getting one of the Lake Trio Shiny seem to be increased.

Rather than the usual 1/500 players would find with normal Pokemon, players can expect Uxie, Azelf and Mesprit to have a shiny rate of around 1/20-1/25.

How to Catch The Shiny Lake Trio in Pokemon GO

One of the main things you need to remember about the lake trio is the fact that each one is specific to a region.

Azelf can be located in the Americas/Greenland, Mesprit in Europe, Africa, the Middle East and India and Uxie in the Asia/Pacific region.


All three of these Pokemon will be available in Five-Star Raid Battles for a couple of weeks now, leaving on October 1.

Of course, you’ll only be able to raid the Lake Guardian that’s available in your region – at least in person, however, with handy Remote Raid Passes, you’ll be able to raid the other two in the hopes of getting a Shiny.

There are many channels where you can connect with other trainers who are willing to invite you to remote raids, including Discord, Twitter and my personal choice, this Subreddit.

GO Battle League:

As part of the GO Battle League now, players earn a guaranteed encounter with a Legendary Pokemon the first time they hit level 20 and pick up three wins.

Now Uxie, Azelf and Mesprit are back in raids, they are the reward for hitting level 20 and therefore, a guaranteed shot at getting one of the Shiny Lake Trio.

Just be aware, you will only encounter the Legendary that’s available in your region.


This one may require a little luck as you’ll need to find somebody who has either caught duplicate Shiny Lake Guardians or is just willing to trade their single one.

You best hope that you have something great in return!

In The Wild:

This is definitely the least likely way of finding Uxie, Azelf or Mesprit in their Shiny Form, but the Trio should be available in the wild.

They have been ever since they were released in the game, however, have Unown levels of scarcity so the chances of finding a wild one, let alone a Shiny wild one are almost nonexistant.

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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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