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Pokemon Go Lake Trio – Are Uxie, Mesprit, and Azelf Coming?

Today marks the start of the Pokemon Go Winter event, which could introduce the Pokemon Go Lake Trio to Niantic’s popular mobile game. The Lake Trio is constituted by three of Gen 4’s Legendary Pokemon: Uxie, Mesprit, and Azelf. These powerful Pokemon are popular among fans all over the world, but weren’t included in the first wave of Gen 4 Pokemon that launched earlier in the year.

However, all three Pokemon can be clearly seen in the in-game artwork for the 2018 Pokemon Go Winter event, which implies that they will finally be coming to the game sooner than expected. Here’s everything you need to know about the Pokemon Go Lake Trio, including when Uxie, Mesprit, and Azelf are coming and how to catch the Lake Trio once the three Pokemon arrive in Pokemon Go.

Pokemon Go Lake Trio – When Are Uxie, Mesprit, and Azelf Coming?

It seems that the Pokemon Go Lake Trio will likely come to Pokemon Go over the next few days, perhaps as Raid Bosses. After last weekend’s Ho-oh and Lugia Raids, it would make sense for Niantic to launch a month-long event during which trainers will have the opportunity to catch all new Legendary Pokemon. With only some Gen 4 Pokemon available in Pokemon Go right now, it seems particularly likely that the Lake Trio was featured on the Winter event advertisement for a reason.

With that said, it is highly possible that the Lake Trio could come to Pokemon Go today as soon as the event starts. Whether they are Raid Bosses or tied to Research Tasks remains to be seen, but if the other trios are anything to go by—the Legendary Birds and the Legendary Dogs, to be exact—then it could be the case that they are tied to either of the two. Previous Legendary Pokemon from Pokemon’s Trios have been both Raid Bosses and rewards for completing Research Breakthroughs, so Uxie, Mesprit, and Azelf could technically arrive as either of the two. However, one thing seems certain—the Lake Trio will be available to catch at some point during the Pokemon Go Winter event. You can find full details about the Winter event in this Reddit post.

Pokemon Go Lake Trio – Who is Uxie?

Uxie is one of the three Pokemon that will make up the Pokemon Go Lake Trio. Known as the “Knowledge Pokemon,” Uxie is a pure Psychic-type Legendary Pokemon that was first seen in Gen 4 of the Pokemon games. Its eyes are always closed, as its incredible Psychic power can wipe the memory of anyone who makes eye contact with it clean.

Uxie might not look like a formidable foe, but it has massive Defense and Special Defense stats, which allow it to be much sturdier than it may look. Uxie is found in Acuity Cave in Pokemon DiamondPearl, and Platinum, but will likely be a Raid Boss or a Research Breakthrough reward in Pokemon Go. 

Pokemon Go Lake Trio – Who is Mesprit?

Mesprit is another one of the three Pokemon that will make up the Pokemon Go Lake Trio when it arrives in Pokemon Go. Whereas Uxie is known as the “Knowledge Pokemon,” Mesprit is called the “Emotion Pokemon.” Just like Uxie, it is a pure Psychic-type Legendary Pokemon that was first seen in Gen 4.

Mesprit is a little bit more mischievous than the mostly docile Uxie. It is said that anyone who touches Mesprit will have their emotions completely drained. Its soul is able to leave its body without dying and can return at will whenever it wants, highlighting that this Pokemon’s playful aesthetic is definitely just deceptive.

Although it has the same base stats as Uxie, they are more evenly distributed. Though its stats are all relatively high, it is often considered to be the weakest of the Lake Trio due to the fact that it doesn’t have any particular niche. If you have a Mewtwo, Mesprit is really just a weaker version of that. However, Mesprit is still a Pokemon that fans all over the world love, so it’s definitely worth catching one if it comes to Pokemon Go this month. While Uxie resided in Acuity Cave, Mesprit could be found roaming Sinnoh in Gen 4 Pokemon games, which could lead to it not being a Raid Boss or a Research Breakthrough reward in Pokemon Go; perhaps it will just be a rare wild encounter instead.

Pokemon Go Lake Trio – Who is Azelf?

Azelf is the last of the three Pokemon that will make up the Pokemon Go Lake Trio. Azelf is known throughout Sinnoh as the “Willpower Pokemon” and is often considered to be the strongest Psychic-type of the three Legendary Pokemon that will make up the Pokemon Go Lake Trio. Azelf is a cautious Pokemon who has the power to influence the will of all beings, either taking control of their body or rendering them completely immobile if threatened.

Azelf resides in Valor Cavern in Pokemon DiamondPearl, and Platinum. Due to the fact that Azelf is the Willpower Pokemon, it is the Lake Guardian most likely to be a Raid Boss in Pokemon Go.

That’s all that is known about the Pokemon Go Lake Trio so far. All three have established themselves as powerful Pokemon in the mainline Pokemon series, so if they come as part of the Winter event this month—which already has some events listed to start as late as December 30—you’d be wise to try to catch them.