Pokémon GO Azelf Raid Guide - Best Counters for Azelf Lake Trio Raid (September 2022)

The Lake Trio Raid hour will soon be live in Pokemon GO, and this guide will help you prepare to defeat Azelf during the one-hour window. You will need a good team of trainers and good counters to defeat Azelf. This guide will detail exactly what are the best counters to beat Azelf in the Lake Trio Raid Hour. One thing to note about this raid is that it features the Lake Trio and each will spawn in a different location. Azelf will be present in the Americas and Greenland on September 15, 2022 from 18:00 p.m. local time until 19:00 p.m. local time.

The best Azelf counters in September 2022

If you want to get down to business with Azelf. You can find the counter chart below which will tell you everything you need to know to win this battle. Our top counters do not include Mega, Legendary, and Shadow Pokemon.

Pokémon fast attack Charged Attack
Chandelier Hex shadow ball
Hydregon Bite dark pulse
to tyrannize Bite Bite
gengar Shadow Claw shadow ball
Houndoom To scold Cheating
weaver To scold Cheating

Counter Alternate Pokemon vs Azelf

These alternatives include Mega, Legendary, and Ghost Pokémon.

  • gengar
  • Shadow Sharpedo
  • Banette shadows
  • Houndoom
  • Salame de l'ombre
  • weaver
  • Honchkrow
  • Think of the shadow
  • Shadow Shiftry
  • shadow mismage
  • Mega blastoise

How many trainers do you need to beat Azelf?

Beating Azelf should only take 2 trainers with good Pokemon that have good counters to use. However, most players aren't at or above level 40 and don't have strong teams like that, so we recommend at least four players whenever you don't want to take a chance.

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