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Genesect (ゲノセクト Genosect) is a Bug/Steel-type Mythical Pokémon introduced in Generation V.

Biology

Physiology

Genesect is a bipedal, cybernetic insectile Pokémon. It has a purple metallic body with a wide, flat head that is saucer-shaped. It has two red eyes and a wide mouth with exposed white teeth, giving it a grinning appearance. It carries a powerful laser-firing cannon on its back that was upgraded and added onto it by Team Plasma when they made the modifications to it. Genesect's thorax is powerfully-built, and it has a heavily-armored metal exoskeleton. Its arms and legs are plated with segmented metal parts. There is a pale purple stripe across its diamond-shaped abdomen. This Pokemon existed 300 million years ago. Team Plasma altered it and attached a cannon to its back.

Special Abilities

Various drives can be attached to Genesect's cannon to allow it to fire different elemental beams. In ancient times, it was feared as the fiercest of hunters.

Habitat

Genesect is an ancient species that lived over 300 million years ago. It is unknown where Genesect originally resided, but its fossil was restored by Team Plasma scientists, who added cybernetic attachments to it.

Evolution

Genesect does not evolve.

Game Info

Game Locations

Locations
Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Black/White P2 Laboratory Event
Black 2/White 2 Mystery Gift Event
X/Y Transfer None
OR/AS Trade None
Sun/Moon Transfer None


Pokédex Entries

  • Black

    Over 300 million years ago, it was feared as the strongest of hunters. It has been modified by Team Plasma.

  • White

    This ancient bug Pokémon was altered by Team Plasma. They upgraded the cannon on its back.

  • Black 2

    This Pokémon existed 300 million years ago. Team Plasma altered it and attached a cannon to its back.

  • White 2

    This Pokémon existed 300 million years ago. Team Plasma altered it and attached a cannon to its back.

  • X

    This ancient bug Pokémon was altered by Team Plasma. They upgraded the cannon on its back.

  • Y

    This Pokémon existed 300 million years ago. Team Plasma altered it and attached a cannon to its back.

  • Omega Ruby

    This ancient bug Pokémon was altered by Team Plasma. They upgraded the cannon on its back.

  • Alpha Sapphire

    This Pokémon existed 300 million years ago. Team Plasma altered it and attached a cannon to its back.


Stats

Base Stats
HP
71
Attack
120
Defense
95
Sp. Atk
120
Sp. Def
95
Speed
99
Total
600

Learnset

Leveling

LevelingGeneration VII
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
1 Fell Stinger 50 100% 25 Bug Physical
1 Techno Blast 120 100% 5 Normal Special
1 Quick Attack 40 100% 30 Normal Physical
1 Magnet Rise —% 10 Electric Status
1 Metal Claw 50 95% 35 Steel Physical
1 Screech 85% 40 Normal Status
7 Fury Cutter 40 95% 20 Bug Physical
11 Lock-On —% 5 Normal Status
18 Flame Charge 50 100% 20 Fire Physical
22 Magnet Bomb 60 —% 20 Steel Physical
29 Slash 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
33 Metal Sound 85% 40 Steel Status
40 Signal Beam 75 100% 15 Bug Special
44 Tri Attack 80 100% 10 Normal Special
51 X-Scissor 80 100% 15 Bug Physical
55 Bug Buzz 90 100% 10 Bug Special
62 Simple Beam 100% 15 Normal Status
66 Zap Cannon 120 50% 5 Electric Special
73 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special
77 Self-Destruct 200 100% 5 Normal Physical
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

LevelingGeneration V
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
1 Techno Blast 85 100% 5 Normal Special
1 Quick Attack 40 100% 30 Normal Physical
1 Magnet Rise —% 10 Electric Status
1 Metal Claw 50 95% 35 Steel Physical
1 Screech 85% 40 Normal Status
7 Fury Cutter 20 95% 20 Bug Physical
11 Lock-On —% 5 Normal Status
18 Flame Charge 50 100% 20 Fire Physical
22 Magnet Bomb 60 —% 20 Steel Physical
29 Slash 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
33 Metal Sound 85% 40 Steel Status
40 Signal Beam 75 100% 15 Bug Special
44 Tri Attack 80 100% 10 Normal Special
51 X-Scissor 80 100% 15 Bug Physical
55 Bug Buzz 90 100% 10 Bug Special
62 Simple Beam 100% 15 Normal Status
66 Zap Cannon 120 50% 5 Electric Special
73 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special
77 Selfdestruct 200 100% 5 Normal Physical
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

LevelingGeneration VI
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal Jam
1 Fell Stinger 30 100% 25 Bug Physical Type Cool 1 0 ♥
1 Techno Blast 120 100% 5 Normal Special Type Cool 1 0 ♥
1 Quick Attack 40 100% 30 Normal Physical Type Cool 3 0 ♥
1 Magnet Rise —% 10 Electric Status Type Clever 2 0 ♥
1 Metal Claw 50 95% 35 Steel Physical Type Cool 4 0 ♥
1 Screech 85% 40 Normal Status Type Clever 3 0 ♥
7 Fury Cutter 40 95% 20 Bug Physical Type Cool 3 0 ♥
11 Lock-On —% 5 Normal Status Type Clever 3 0 ♥
18 Flame Charge 50 100% 20 Fire Physical Type Cool 1 0 ♥
22 Magnet Bomb 60 —% 20 Steel Physical Type Cool 2 0 ♥
29 Slash 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cool 4 0 ♥
33 Metal Sound 85% 40 Steel Status Type Clever 1 3 ♥
40 Signal Beam 75 100% 15 Bug Special Type Beautiful 3 0 ♥
44 Tri Attack 80 100% 10 Normal Special Type Beautiful 1 0 ♥
51 X-Scissor 80 100% 15 Bug Physical Type Cool 2 1 ♥
55 Bug Buzz 90 100% 10 Bug Special Type Beautiful 1 4 ♥
62 Simple Beam 100% 15 Normal Status Type Cute 3 0 ♥
66 Zap Cannon 120 50% 5 Electric Special Type Cool 2 1 ♥
73 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special Type Cool 4 4 ♥
77 Self-Destruct 200 100% 5 Normal Physical Type Beautiful 8 0 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TM/HM

TMs and HMs Generation VII
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat.
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM13 Ice Beam 90 100% 10 Ice Special
TM14 Blizzard 110 70% 5 Ice Special
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special
TM16 Light Screen —% 30 Psychic Status
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM22 Solar Beam 120 100% 10 Grass Special
TM24 Thunderbolt 90 100% 15 Electric Special
TM25 Thunder 110 70% 10 Electric Special
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM29 Psychic 90 100% 10 Psychic Special
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM33 Reflect —% 20 Psychic Status
TM35 Flamethrower 90 100% 15 Fire Special
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM43 Flame Charge 50 100% 20 Fire Physical
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM53 Energy Ball 90 100% 10 Grass Special
TM57 Charge Beam 50 90% 10 Electric Special
TM64 Explosion 250 100% 5 Normal Physical
TM65 Shadow Claw 70 100% 15 Ghost Physical
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical
TM69 Rock Polish —% 20 Rock Status
TM73 Thunder Wave 90% 20 Electric Status
TM76 Fly 90 95% 15 Flying Physical
TM81 X-Scissor 80 100% 15 Bug Physical
TM83 Infestation 20 100% 20 Bug Special
TM87 Swagger 85% 15 Normal Status
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status
TM89 U-turn 70 100% 20 Bug Physical
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
TM91 Flash Cannon 80 100% 10 Steel Special
TM97 Dark Pulse 80 100% 15 Dark Special
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation V
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat.
TM01 Hone Claws Dark Status% {{{5}}} ???
TM06 Toxic Poison Status% {{{5}}} ???
TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special% {{{5}}} ???
TM13 Ice Beam Ice Special% {{{5}}} ???
TM14 Blizzard Ice Special% {{{5}}} ???
TM15 Hyper Beam Normal Special% {{{5}}} ???
TM16 Light Screen Psychic Status% {{{5}}} ???
TM17 Protect Normal Status% {{{5}}} ???
TM20 Safeguard Normal Status% {{{5}}} ???
TM21 Frustration Normal Physical% {{{5}}} ???
TM22 Solar Beam Grass Special% {{{5}}} ???
TM24 Thunderbolt Electric Special% {{{5}}} ???
TM24 Thunder Electric Special% {{{5}}} ???
TM27 Return Normal Physical% {{{5}}} ???
TM29 Psychic Psychic Special% {{{5}}} ???
TM32 Double Team Normal Status% {{{5}}} ???
TM33 Reflect Psychic Status% {{{5}}} ???
TM35 Flamethrower Fire Special% {{{5}}} ???
TM40 Aerial Ace Flying Physical% {{{5}}} ???
TM42 Facade Normal Physical% {{{5}}} ???
TM43 Flame Charge Fire Physical% {{{5}}} ???
TM44 Rest Psychic Status% {{{5}}} ???
TM48 Round Normal Special% {{{5}}} ???
TM53 Energy Ball Grass Special% {{{5}}} ???
TM57 Charge Beam Electric Special% {{{5}}} ???
TM64 Explosion Normal Physical% {{{5}}} ???
TM65 Shadow Claw Ghost Physical% {{{5}}} ???
TM68 Explosion Normal Physical% {{{5}}} ???
TM70 Flash Normal Status% {{{5}}} ???
TM75 Swords Dance Normal Status% {{{5}}} ???
TM86 Grass Knot Grass Special% {{{5}}} ???
TM87 Swagger Normal Status% {{{5}}} ???
TM90 Substitute Normal Status% {{{5}}} ???
TM94 Rock Smash Fighting Physical% {{{5}}} ???
HM01 Cut Normal Physical% {{{5}}} ???
HM04 Strength Normal Physical% {{{5}}} ???
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation V
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat.
TM06 Toxic Poison Status% {{{5}}} ???
TM09 Venoshock Poison Special% {{{5}}} ???
TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special% {{{5}}} ???
TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status% {{{5}}} ???
TM16 Light Screen Psychic Status% {{{5}}} ???
TM17 Protect Normal Status% {{{5}}} ???
TM20 Safeguard Normal Status% {{{5}}} ???
TM21 Frustration Normal Physical% {{{5}}} ???
TM22 Solar Beam Grass Special% {{{5}}} ???
TM27 Return Normal Physical% {{{5}}} ???
TM32 Double Team Normal Status% {{{5}}} ???
TM36 Sludge Bomb Poison Special% {{{5}}} ???
TM42 Facade Normal Physical% {{{5}}} ???
TM44 Rest Psychic Status% {{{5}}} ???
TM45 Attract Normal Status% {{{5}}} ???
TM48 Round Normal Special% {{{5}}} ???
TM49 Echoed Voice Normal Special% {{{5}}} ???
TM53 Energy Ball Grass Special% {{{5}}} ???
TM70 Flash Normal Status% {{{5}}} ???
TM75 Swords Dance Normal Status% {{{5}}} ???
TM86 Grass Knot Grass Special% {{{5}}} ???
TM87 Swagger Normal Status% {{{5}}} ???
TM88 Sleep Talk Normal Status% {{{5}}} ???
TM90 Substitute Normal Status% {{{5}}} ???
TM94 Rock Smash Fighting Physical% {{{5}}} ???
TM96 Nature Power Normal Status% {{{5}}} ???
TM100 Confide Normal Status% {{{5}}} ???
HM01 Cut Normal Physical% {{{5}}} ???
HM04 Strength Normal Physical% {{{5}}} ???
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Breeding

Genesect learns no moves via breeding.


Tutoring

Tutoring Generation VII
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Ally Switch USUM —% 15 Psychic Status
Bug Bite USUM 60 100% 20 Bug Physical
Electroweb USUM 55 95% 15 Electric Special
Giga Drain USUM 75 100% 10 Grass Special
Gravity USUM —% 5 Psychic Status
Gunk Shot USUM 120 80% 5 Poison Physical
Iron Defense USUM —% 15 Steel Status
Iron Head USUM 80 100% 15 Steel Physical
Last Resort USUM 140 100% 5 Normal Physical
Magic Coat USUM —% 15 Psychic Status
Magnet Rise USUM —% 10 Electric Status
Recycle USUM —% 10 Normal Status
Shock Wave USUM 60 —% 20 Electric Special
Signal Beam USUM 75 100% 15 Bug Special
Snore USUM 50 100% 15 Normal Special
Telekinesis USUM —% 15 Psychic Status
Zen Headbutt USUM 80 90% 15 Psychic Physical
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Tutoring Generation VI
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal Jam
Bug Bite ORAS 60 100% 20 Bug Physical Type Cute 3 0 ♥
Electroweb ORAS 55 95% 15 Electric Special Type Beautiful 2 1 ♥
Giga Drain ORAS 75 100% 10 Grass Special Type Clever 1 4 ♥
Gravity ORAS —% 5 Psychic Status Type Clever 2 0 ♥
Gunk Shot ORAS 120 80% 5 Poison Physical Type Tough 2 1 ♥
Iron Defense ORAS —% 15 Steel Status Type Tough 1 0 ♥
Iron Head ORAS 80 100% 15 Steel Physical Type Tough 4 0 ♥
Last Resort ORAS 140 100% 5 Normal Physical Type Cute 1 0 ♥
Magic Coat ORAS —% 15 Psychic Status Type Beautiful 2 0 ♥
Magnet Rise ORAS —% 10 Electric Status Type Clever 2 0 ♥
Recycle ORAS —% 10 Normal Status Type Clever 1 0 ♥
Shock Wave ORAS 60 —% 20 Electric Special Type Cool 2 0 ♥
Signal Beam ORAS 75 100% 15 Bug Special Type Beautiful 3 0 ♥
Snore ORAS 50 100% 15 Normal Special Type Cute 4 0 ♥
Zen Headbutt ORAS 80 90% 15 Psychic Physical Type Clever 4 0 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Tutoring Generation V
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Bug Bite B2W2 60 100% 20 Bug Physical
Dark Pulse B2W2 80 100% 15 Dark Special
Electroweb B2W2 55 95% 15 Electric Special
Giga Drain B2W2 75 100% 10 Grass Special
Gravity B2W2 —% 5 Psychic Status
Gunk Shot B2W2 120 70% 5 Poison Physical
Iron Defense B2W2 —% 15 Steel Status
Iron Head B2W2 80 100% 15 Steel Physical
Last Resort B2W2 140 100% 5 Normal Physical
Magic Coat B2W2 —% 15 Psychic Status
Magnet Rise B2W2 —% 10 Electric Status
Recycle B2W2 —% 10 Normal Status
Signal Beam B2W2 75 100% 15 Bug Special
Sleep Talk B2W2 —% 10 Normal Status
Snore B2W2 40 100% 15 Normal Special
Zen Headbutt B2W2 80 90% 15 Psychic Physical
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Sprites

Version
Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Genesect BW Genesect BW Genesect Back BW
Shiny Genesect BW Shiny Genesect BW Genesectbwbackshiny
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire Back
Genesect XY Genesect XY Genesect Back XY
Genesect Shiny XY Genesect Shiny XY Genesect Shiny Back XY
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon Let's Go, Pikachu! Let's Go, Eevee! Back
Sword Shield Back

Special Forms

Appearances

Anime

Genesect Army-0

Genesect army

Genesect appeared in Pokémon the Movie: Genesect and the Legend Awakened. It also has a shiny form.

Trivia

  • If the player takes a Genesect to the P2 Laboratory and shows it to the scientist there, he will battle the player. If the player wins, the scientist gives him/her two out of the four drives, with the two being different depending on the version of the game.
  • Genesect is the first Bug-type Legendary Pokémon, not counting Arceus while holding the Insect Plate.
  • Genesect's move, Techno Blast, is somewhat similar to Arceus's Judgment, basing its typing on its held item.
  • Genesect is classified as the Paleozoic Pokémon because it existed during the Paleozoic Era, a time period more than 300 million years ago.
  • In the P2 Laboratory, there is a memo presumably written by Ghetsis stating that Lord N had modified what is to be the strongest Pokémon ever until he abandoned the project, likely because N is compassionate to the feelings of Pokémon.
  • CoroCoro leaked it and revealed it on 2012 July 11.
  • Genesect is shown on a teaser after the pre-release of the fifteenth Pokémon movie.
  • Genesect is the only prehistoric Pokémon that is not a Rock-type.
    • It is also the only prehistoric Pokémon that can not be restored from a fossil.
  • It has been revealed by Nintendo that when you bought Pokémon Black and White Versions 2, you could have received Genesect through Nintendo WiFi from October 11 to November 12.
  • Genesect is one of the only two Bug Pokémon that can learn Fly, the other being Volcarona.
    • Interestingly, neither of these Pokémon are the Flying type.
    • Also, they were both introduced in Generation V.
  • Genesect is the second Pokémon to be created in a Laboratory, the first being Mewtwo.
    • However, while Mewtwo is a clone, Genesect is a genetically altered version of a Pokémon that existed thousands of years ago.
  • Genesect share similarities with Jango Fett from Star Wars. The similarities are:
    • both have a rocket launcher on thier back.
    • both are the subject of biological cloning and modification, and are used to make an army of clones.
  • Genesect can also be similar to Sektor and other Lin Kuei/Tenkunin Ninjas from Mortal Kombat. The similarities are:
    • both are cybernetic life-form and utilizes firearms like missiles and rockets.
    • The Shiny version of Genesect shares a similar color scheme as Sektor. Conditionally based on the movie anime adaption involing Genesect‘s appearance, both lead their respective cybernetic life-form groups.
    • The original color scheme of Genesect is based on Smoke’s classic cyborg form, with a red eye color scheme similar from Smoke’s appearances in two Mortal Kombat games Deception and Armageddon.
  • In Super Smash Bros., Genesect is one of the Pokémon that can be freed from Pokéballs. During this time, it uses the move Techno Blast.
  • There is no normal Genesect with a normal drive that hasn't been introduced in the anime series or movie so far.

Etymology

Genesect could mean Genetical Insect (since it is one of the first Pokémon World terrestrial) or "genetic" (genetic), with English word "insect" (insect in Castilian) due to its Bug type. It is also possible that the name is combination of the words "genocide", due to its purpose as a war machine, and "insect", again due to its bug type, or “sector”, a nod to Shiny Genesect’s similarities as Mortal Kombat’s Sektor.

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