Uxie Mesprit and Azelf return to Pokemon Go – Region locations, Shiny?

Published: 23/Nov/2020 13:50 Updated: 23/Nov/2020 13:51

by Paul Cot


Uxie, Mesprit and Azelf are once again returning to Pokemon Go Raid Battles. Each of them can only be found in specific regions, though.

All three of the Lake Trio will feature in Raid Battles from Tuesday, November 24, 1pm PST to Monday, November 30, 1pm PST. However, only one of each will be appearing for you.

The three Gen 4 legends are region locked meaning in the absence of an invite from a friend you won’t be able to find more than one of them. Their regions are as follows:

  • Asia-Pacific region: Uxie
  • Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and India: Mesprit
  • The Americas and Greenland: Azelf
Azelf Mesprit Uxie Pokemon Go
The Lake Trio are returning to Pokemon Go for the third time…

Save those Remote Raid Passes

So, if you live in America and want to get hold of Uxie and/or Mesprit you’ll need to rely on an invite from a Pokemon Go friend who lives in those respective regions.

Previously this wasn’t possible but with the introduction of Remote Raid Passes, trainers can now compete in Raid Battles all over the world. Fortunately, there is no limit on the distance you can join raids via invitation.

The only problem you may encounter is finding friends who actually live in those regions. A simple Reddit or Twitter search and you should be able to find other trainers in the same boat who are more than willing to help.

Remote Raid Friend Invitation
The only to encounter a member of the Lake Trio outside of your region is through a friend inviting you to a raid and using a Remote Raid Pass…

Are the Lake Trio worthwhile catching?

In truth, many trainers consider the Lake Trio little more than Dex entries. This is because none of them really have a place in the Pokemon Go meta for either PvP or PvE.

Azelf has a fantastic attack stat but there are superior options for psychic-type attackers. These include Espeon, Latios and Metagross – and of course Mewtwo.

Then there is Mesprit whose usability is actually punished due to its rounded stats. It fits neither in PvP or PvE.

Finally, Uxie is probably best placed to use in Pokemon Go. It has incredible defense, especially at the Ultra League limit. Its max CP of 2,524 makes it a little weak for Master League but does make it viable in Great League.

Where’s their Shiny form?

When the surprise raid boss for November was initially announced many thought it would be the release of the Lake Trio’s Shiny forms. That never materialized though, unless Niantic missed out that vital piece of information.

There has been no mention of their Shiny forms so we can only assume Niantic are saving it for a later date. This is the third time Uxie, Mesprit and Azelf have featured so fans are understandably a little frustrated about the omission of their shinies.


Liverpool’s Diogo Jota has incredible FIFA 21 Ultimate Team revealed

Published: 17/Jan/2021 12:52

by Joe Craven


Liverpool and Portugal star Diogo Jota has had his incredible FIFA 21 Ultimate Team revealed, and it’s no surprise how strong it is given the forward’s obvious talent in EA Sports’ title. 

Many Liverpool fans have been delighted with the impact made by Diogo Jota after he signed for the Merseyside club from Wolves during the 2020 summer transfer window.

His pace and quick feet have offered an effective alternative to the established front three, and his impact has already been borne out in some important goals and performances.

Unfortunately, Jota picked up a pretty bad injury back in December and has been sidelined ever since. It seems he’s spending some of his recovery time on FIFA, and his Ultimate Team has now been revealed.

Diogo Jota celebrates in FIFA 21 Ultimate Team.
Diogo Jota was in red-hot form for Liverpool prior to his injury.

We’ve already heard of his talents when it comes to FIFA, going an unbeaten 30-0 in FUT Champs back on FIFA 20. His team back then was impressive, but this one is just as strong.

Shared by one Redditor who came up against Jota in Champs, there’s a spot for four of his Premier League colleagues. Nick Pope is in goal, with Adama Traore’s FUT Freeze card at LB. Teammate Joe Gomez is at LCB, with Man City rival Kyle Walker at RCB. James Tavernier’s Headliners card rounds off the most meta back five we’ve probably ever seen.

Into midfield, and meta players swap for pure powerhouses. Vieira, CR7, and Ruud Gullit make up a central three, in behind Diogo Jota’s own 99 OVR pro card. Hirving Lozano’s Headliners card and R9 Ronaldo round off a truly terrifying team. The full team and their ratings are listed below.

Diogo Jota’s FIFA 21 Ultimate Team

  • GK: Nick Pope (82)
  • RB: James Tavernier (86)
  • CB: Kyle Walker (86)
  • CB: Joe Gomez (85)
  • LB: Adama Traore (84)
  • CDM: Patrick Vieira (88)
  • CDM: Ruud Gullit (90)
  • CM: Cristiano Ronaldo (92)
  • LW: Diogo Jota (99)
  • RW: Hirving Lozano (87)
  • ST: Ronaldo (94)

Diego Jota in champs from FIFA

With a team like this and Jota’s in-game talents combined, it’s no surprise that he has a reputation as one of the very best pro footballers when it comes to FIFA.

We hope to see him back on the pitch in real life soon.