Pokémon Go: Best Movesets and Counters for Legendary Pokémon Azelf

Guide for the best counters against Azelf during Battle Raids!

Azelf is a part of the legendary trio in Pokémon Go which also includes Uxie and Mesprit and was introduced in Generation 4. It is a greyish-blue fairy-like Pokémon which has two long tails encrusted with two red gems. It also has a blue face and a red gem on its forehead with a cone-shaped head with a large flat helmet extended on its head and yellow cat-like eyes. Azelf is the easiest Pokémon to challenge from the duo but still, it will be a fairly tough fight and players will need the right counters. In this Pokémon Go guide, we are going to talk about the best ways and counters to use to win against Azelf easily.

Azelf in Pokémon Go

Azelf is a Psychic-type Pokémon with a maximum Raid Boss CP of 44972. It is vulnerable to Dark, Big, and Ghost type attacks while having resistance towards Fighting and Psychic-type attacks. It can be fought with a duo with the perfect counters but it is recommended for players to go in groups of 5 to 6 players if they don’t have the ideal counters and in groups of no lesser than 7 players if the players are both low level and also don’t have the perfect counters.

Azelf Movesets

Pokémon Go Azelf counters
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The best moves from the movesets of Azelf are Confusion and Future Sight. Both of them have a combined DPS of 68.3 and it is also the best combination of moves that can be used in Pokémon Gyms and PvP battles. Other decent attacks from its moveset include Extrasensory, Fire Blast, and Swift.

Best counters against Azelf in Pokémon Go

Here’s the list of the best counters that one can use against Azelf and guarantee a win for themselves.

  • Gengar (Mega): Lick/Shadow Ball 
  • Banette (Mega): Shadow Claw/Shadow Ball
  • Houndoom (Mega): Snarl/Foul Play
  • Gyarados (Mega): Bite/Crunch
  • Absol (Mega): Snarl/Payback
  • Beedrill (Mega): Bug Bite/X-Scissor
  • Scizor (Mega): Fury Cutter/X-Scissor
  • Alakazam (Mega): Psycho Cut/Shadow Ball
  • Sceptile (Mega): Fury Cutter/Frenzy Plant
  • Gardevoir (Mega): Charm/Shadow Ball
  • Hydreigon: Bite/Brutal Swing
  • Ampharos (Mega): Volt Switch/Brutal Swing
  • Charizard (Mega Y): Fire Spin/Blast Burn
  • Swampert (Mega): Water Gun/Hydro Cannon
  • Salamence (Mega): Bite/Draco Meteor
  • Giratina (Origin): Shadow Claw/Shadow Force
  • Blaziken (Mega): Fire Spin/Blast Burn
  • Darkai: Snarl/Shadow Ball
  • Gholdengo: Hex/Shadow Ball
  • Chandelure: Hex/Shadow Ball
  • Hoopa (Confined): Astonish/Shadow Ball
  • Hoopa (Unbound): Astonish/Shadow Ball
  • Blastoise (Mega): Bite/Hydro Cannon
  • Latios (Mega): Dragon Breath/Dragon Claw
  • Pheromosa: Bug Bite/Bug Buzz
  • Gengar: Shadow Claw/Shadow Ball
  • Manectric (Mega): Snarl/Wild Charge
  • Weavile: Snarl/Foul Play
  • Zoroark: Snarl/Foul Play
  • Latias (Mega): Dragon Breath/Outrage
  • Charizard (Mega X): Dragon Breath/ Blast Burn
  • Deoxys (Attack): Poison Jab/Dark Pulse
  • Yveltal: Snarl/Dark Pulse
  • Guzzlord: Snarl/Brutal Swing
  • Mewtwo: Psycho Cut/Shadow Ball 
Pokémon Go Azelf counters
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Even though Azelf is a Legendary raid, it is still comparatively easier when compared to the legendary trio it belongs to. If players use their best level options from the list provided above and go along with their friends into the battle, they’ll be good to go. 

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