Pokémon Go: Best Movesets and Counters for Legendary Pokémon Mesprit

Guide for the best counters against Mesprit during Battle Raids!

Mesprit is a legendary raid boss who is part of the Lake Trio which also comprises Azelf and Uxie. It is a greyish-yellow Pokémon that looks similar to a fairy. It has two long tails which are encrusted with two red gems. It also has a pink face with a flat head with four pigtails and yellow eyes with another red gem on its forehead. It’ll be an easier Pokémon to fight when compared to Uxie but will be tougher than Azelf. In this Pokémon Go guide, we are going to talk about the best ways and counters using which one can defeat Mesprit with ease in battle raids.

Mesprit in Pokémon Go

Mesprit is a Psychic-type Pokémon with a maximum Raid Boss CP of 41887. It is vulnerable to Dark, Big, and Ghost-type counters while resisting Fighting and Psychic-type moves. It is tough to fight Mesprit even with a duo of high-level players and they’ll need to take the help of either boosts or favorable weather.

So other than that high-level players are recommended to go in groups of three to seven players while low-level players are recommended to go in groups of eight to twenty players to secure a victory.

Mesprit Movesets

Pokémon Go Mesprit counters
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The best moves from the moveset of Mesprit 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 movepool include Extrasensory, Blizzard, and Swift.

Best counters against Mesprit in Pokémon Go

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

  • Gengar (Mega): Shadow Claw/Shadow Ball
  • Banette (Mega): Shadow Claw/Shadow Ball
  • Houndoom (Mega): Snarl/Foul Play
  • Absol (Mega): Snarl/Dark Pulse
  • Gyarados (Mega): Bite/Crunch
  • Scizor (Mega): Fury Cutter/X-Scissor
  • Alakazam (Mega): Psycho Cut)Shadow Ball
  • Beedrill (Mega): Bug Bite/X-Scissor
  • Gardevoir (Mega): Charm/Shadow Ball
  • Charizard (Mega Y): Fire Spin/Blast Burn
  • Swampert (Mega): Water Gun/Hydro Cannon
  • Giratina (Origin): Shadow Claw/Shadow Force
  • Ampharos (Mega): Charge Beam/Brutal Swing
  • Hydreigon: Bite/Brutal Swing
  • Sceptile (Mega): Fury Cutter/Frenzy Plant
  • Gholdengo: Hex/Shadow Ball
  • Darkrai: Snarl/Shadow Ball
  • Blaziken (Mega): Fire Spin/Blast Burn
  • Chandelure: Hex/Shadow Ball
  • Salamence (Mega): Bite/Draco Meteor
  • Latios (Mega): Dragon Breath/Dragon Claw
  • Pheromosa: Bug Bite/Bug Buzz
  • Blastoise (Mega): Bite/Hydro Cannon
  • Hoopa (Confined): Astonish/Shadow Ball
  • Hoopa (Unbound): Astonish/Shadow Ball
  • Gengar: Shadow Claw/Shadow Ball
  • Manectric (Mega): Snarl/Wild Charge
  • Weavile: Snarl/Foul Play 
  • Yveltal: Snarl/Dark Pulse
  • Latias (Mega): Dragon Breath/Outrage
  • Aerodactyl (Mega): Bite/Rock Slide
  • Zoroark: Snarl/Foul Play
  • Zarude: Bite/Dark Pulse
  • Honchkrow: Snarl/Dark Pulse
  • Mewtwo: Psycho Cut/Shadow Ball
Pokémon Go Mesprit counters
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If players don’t have many players to team up with, they will need to rely on boosts and favorable weather even if they have the highest-level counters cause Mesprit simply can’t be fought alone. So players should make sure they have enough trainers ready to team up with them in the fight against this legendary Pokémon to win.

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