Azelf is one of the Lake Guardian Pokémon that you can catch in Pokémon Go. You'll need to beat them in a five-star raid, which will be available from September 14th to October 1st. You may need a friend or two to help you against this fight. Azelf will appear throughout the Americas and Greenland during the duration of these raids. These are all of Azelf's weaknesses and the best Pokémon to counter them.
All of Azelf's weaknesses
Azelf is a Psychic-type Pokémon. It is weak against Bug, Dark, and Ghost-type attacks, but is resistant to Fighting and other Psychic-type moves. Due to the weaknesses, we highly recommend using Dark and Ghost-type Pokémon against Azelf during these raids.
The best Pokémon tokens for Azelf
The best Pokémon to counter Azelf will be Chandelure, Gengar, and Yveltal.
Chandelure is a Ghost and Fire-type Pokémon. It's a highly recommended choice for this raid, with a good amount of attack and defense power to keep it afloat. Although it has more Fire-type attacks than Ghost-type attacks, it is a good choice for this raid. The best move set to teach Chandelure is the Incinerate fast move, while the charged moves are the Shadow Ball and the Flame Charge.
Next, we have Gengar, the Ghost and Poison-type Pokémon. Unlike Chandelure, Gengar doesn't have the best defense, turning him into a glass cannon, but his powerful attack makes up for it. All of his attacks are also Ghost-type, which means he'll be very effective against Azelf. The best moveset to teach Gengar is the fast moving shadow claw and shadow ball and shadow punch charged moves.
The last Pokémon we will recommend for this raid is Yveltal, the legendary Dark and Flying type. It will be a perfect choice for this raid, with high attack and defense power. There are very few downsides to this Pokémon, so if you get the chance to use it, it will be fine. The best move set for Yveltal to learn is the fast moving growl and the dark pulse and hurricane charged moves.
You will need to use a full team of six Pokémon, so you can choose from these available choices to fill the rest of your Pokémon team.
- Giratina (Origin)
After defeating Azelf, you will have a chance to catch him at the end of the raid. There's a chance he might be a polished version.