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Azelf Pokémon GO Raid guide (Counters, Candy tips & more)

Get set to battle Azelf.

The Road to Sinnoh event will see Azelf return to Pokémon GO raids on Wednesday February 22. The Lake trio in Pokémon GO are all region specific, so Azelf will be available in the North American region (or by remote raids).

Azelf is probably the best Pokémon of the lake trio to use as a raid attacker. It has a strong attack stat, but a low defence stat.

This Azelf Pokémon GO raid guide will give you everything you need to win your raids.

Lake Trio Raid Guides:

Best Azelf counters in Pokémon GO:

Azelf is a Psychic-type Pokémon meaning it is weak to Bug, Dark and Ghost-type Pokémon.

Here are the best Azelf counters in Pokémon GO:

Mega Tyranitar
Bite & Brutal Swing
Mega Gengar
Lick & Shadow Ball
Shadow Chandelure
Hex & Shadow Ball
Mega Houndoom
Snarl & Foul Play
Hydreigon
Bite & Brutal Swing
Origin Forme Giratina
Shadow Claw & Shadow Force
Darkrai
Snark & Shadow Ball
Mega Scizor
Fury Cutter & X-Scissor
Volcarona
Bug Bite & Bug Buzz
Guzzlord
Snarl & Brutal Swing
Weavile
Snark & Foul Play
Yveltal
Snark & Dark Pulse

There is a wide range of Pokémon that Azelf is weak too available. Mega Tyranitar is by far the most powerful Azelf counter, and if you have any in your storage they are well worth using. Non-mega Tyranitar is also a good pick, so if you have several make sure to use them all.

Darkrai, who is Monday's road to Sinnoh tour event raid boss, is also a great pick. Maybe try and grab one or two of those if you plan to raid Azelf on Wednesday.

Mega Evolutions to get you more Azelf candy in Pokémon GO

Mega Evolutions can help you get more candy and XL candy with every catch. Having a mega level 3 active that boosts candy for Psychic types will give you an extra 2 candy per catch, as well as a 25% bonus to your XL candy chance.

  • Alakazam
  • Slowbro
  • Gardevoir
  • Medicham
  • Latias
  • Latios

How many trainers do I need to beat Azelf in Pokémon GO?

Azel's low defence stat means it does not require you to have a huge squad to take it down. High level trainers, with party play, can duo Azelf pretty easily. However a general rule of thumb is about 3-5 high level trainers and 6-8 lower level trainers to take this 'mon down.

Azelf Pokémon GO 100% IV

Azelf might not be the worlds best Psychic attacker, but a 100% IV is always attractive for any Pokémon.

Here are the 100% IV CP values to keep an eye out for after your Azelf raid.

  • 1834 CP
  • 2293 CP (Weather boosted)

Weather Effects:

Weather boost can help you save candy, get better IVs and benefit from power boosts on your team. Here are the weather effects to keep an eye on when taking on these raids.

Weather
Pro
Con
Sunny
-
Boosts Azelf's Fire Blast
Windy
Allows a higher level Azelf
Boost Azelf's Psychic moves
Partly Cloudy
-
Boosts Azelf's Swift
Cloudy
-
-
Snow
-
-
Rainy
Boosts Bug-type Pokémon
-
Fog
Boosts Dark and Ghost-type Pokémon

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