Azelf, Uxie, and Mesprit Arrive as New Regional Raids May 2nd

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New Raid Bosses: Azelf, Uxie, Mespirit

On May 2, 2019, Niantic announced that Azelf, Mesprit, and Uxie will be arriving in raids in a regional capacity. From now until May 27, 2019:

  • Uxie will be available in Asia-Pacific region
  • Mesprit will be available in Europe, Middle East, and Africa
  • Azelf will be available in the Americas and Greenland

They will also continue to be available in the wild. 

See below for further details.

Full Announcement Text


We received numerous reports from all over the world of Uxie, Mesprit, and Azelf. Your work uncovering the mystery of these Legendary Pokémon from the Sinnoh region has led to an amazing discovery! Professor Willow has verified that Uxie, Mesprit, and Azelf have appeared in different regions of the world and will be available to challenge in raids!

Date + Time

  • Thursday, May 2, 2019, at 1 p.m. to Monday, May 27, 2019, at 1 p.m. PDT (GMT −7)


  • Asia-Pacific: Uxie will be available to challenge in raids
  • Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and India: Mesprit will be available to challenge in raids
  • The Americas and Greenland: Azelf will be available to challenge in raids
  • If you’re extraordinarily lucky, you may encounter these extremely rare Legendary Pokémon in the wild in their different regions, even after the event!

Thank you for your work in helping to identify these Legendary Pokémon newly discovered in Pokémon GO. Keep exploring, Trainers!

—The Pokémon GO team