If you play Pokémon GO, you probably know there’s a bunch of events going on at the moment, with the most popular one being The Lake Trio event. The Lake Trio event first happened in 2017, but since then it’s been upgraded and is better than ever. The biggest difference between the last Lake Trio event and now is Pokémon GO has introduced the shiny versions of The Lake Trio. The trio consists of Uxie, a yellow Pokémon which is an omen of knowledge, Mesprit, a pink Pokémon which represents emotions, and Azelf, the blue Pokémon which indicates hard work and will.
For those who aren’t Pokémon GO players, the Lake Trio is a trio of legendary Pokémon. These Pokémon will appear in raids up until October 1, after that they will disappear. This event does require international friends, since some of the trio can only be obtained outside of America.
Azelf only appears in the Americas: Canada, the USA, Mexico, and some South American countries. Uxie only appears in Asia: Japan, the Philippines, and China. Finally, Mesprit appears in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. How exactly are you supposed to get Uxie and Mesprit if we’re in America? Well, the trio appears randomly in raids, and they can show in the wild, but it is very rare. If you have international friends, they can invite you to raids. Once you get the invite, you can use a remote raid pass and travel across countries to that raid.
While it is very unlikely for someone to have friends in every corner of the world, there are many ways to make international friends. One of the easiest ways is to use social media and post your trainer code, which is used to make friend requests in Pokémon GO.
Now, how do you get their shiny versions?
Shiny Pokémon are special versions of a Pokémon. To get the Lake Trio shinies, you have to use the same method used to get their normal versions; visit raids from around the world. There’s no way to know if it’s shiny or not when you first arrive at the raid, but once you beat it you will know. The trio’s shiny variants are colored gold instead of silver, and the colors on their heads are much brighter. The current chances for getting a shiny are about 1 in 25.
It might be difficult, but good luck in finding these Pokémon.