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Where to find Azelf, Uxie, and Mesprit in Pokémon Go

The Lake Trio is finally here, but finding them will require some luck

Azelf, Uxie, and Mesprit in the Pokémon Go anime The Pokemon Company via Bulbapedia
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Niantic introduced the infamous Lake Trio to Pokémon Go in May 2019. Azelf, Uxie, and Mesprit can now be found as very rare wild spawns in the game.

But players can also catch Azelf, Uxie, and Mesprit in certain Pokémon Go raids. The Lake Trio appeared in raids during a month-long event in May, and they’ll return to the game in August as part of Pokémon Go’s Water Festival event.

On Wednesday, Aug. 28, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. local time, Uxie, Mesprit, or Azelf will appear in five-star raids in their respective regions.

Where can the Lake Trio be found in Pokémon Go?

  • Uxie can be caught in the Asia-Pacific region
  • Mesprit can be caught in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and India
  • Azelf can be caught in North America, Central America, South America, and Greenland

First introduced in Pokémon Diamond and Pearl, the Lake Trio is a group of three Legendary psychic Pokémon located at three of the in-game lakes. According to the Pokémon lore masters at Bulbapedia, Azelf, Uxie, and Mesprit were created by the god of the Pokémon universe, Arceus.

As for where and when you can encounter them in Pokémon Go, outside of raids, you’re best shot is to keep an eye on your nearby Pokémon list and hope for the best.

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