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Pokémon GO Azelf Raid Guide – Best Counters for Azelf Lake Trio Raid (September 2021)

The best counters for this battle.

by William Schwartz


The Lake Trio Raid hour will soon be live in Pokemon GO and this guide will help you get prepared to defeat Azelf during the hour-long window.  You will need a good team of trainers and good counters to take down Azelf.  This guide will break down exactly which 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 place.  Azelf will be found in Americas and Greenland on September 15th 2021 from 6pm local time until 7pm local time.

The Best Azelf Counters in September 2021

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

PokémonFast AttackCharged Attack
ChandelureHexShadow Ball
HydreigonBiteDark Pulse
GengarShadow ClawShadow Ball
HoundoomSnarlFoul Play
WeavileSnarlFoul Play

Alternate Counter Pokemon Against Azelf

These alternates include mega, legendary, and shadow Pokemon

  • Gengar
  • Shadow Sharpedo
  • Shadow Banette
  • Houndoom
  • Shadow Salame
  • Weavile
  • Honchkrow
  • Shadow Pinsir
  • Shadow Shiftry
  • Shadow Mismagius
  • 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 solid teams like that, so we recommend at least four players whenever you don’t want to push your luck.

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