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Genesect (ゲノセクト Genosect) is a Bug/Steel-type Generation V Mythical Pokémon. Genesect was an ancient Pokémon that was revived and heavily experimented on by Team Plasma, turning it into a robotic creature with a cannon on its back. However, N abandoned the project saying that any Pokémon altered by science is "impure." The scientist working on the project, angered by N's decision, quit Team Plasma, created a lab, and continued altering Genesect until it escaped and was never seen again. Genesect's "signature move," Techno Buster, is altered by Hold Items called Drives that can change its type. The four drives are the Burn Drive, Douse Drive, Shock Drive and Chill Drive, and make the move's type Fire, Water, Electric, and Ice, respectively.


Genesect could mean genesis bug (since it is one of the first Pokemon World terrestrial) or "genetic" (genetic), with English word "insect" (insect in Castilian) due to its bug type.



Genesect has a purple metal body with a head that looks like a saucer. It has two red eyes and on its back there is some sort of powerful cannon that could have been added onto it by Team Plasma when they made the modifications to it.

Gender differences

Genesect has no known gender.


Genesect does not evolve.

Game Info

Game Locations

Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Black and White P2 Laboratory Event

Pokédex Entries



LevelingGeneration VI
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal Jam
1 Techno Blast 85 100% 5 [[Normal type|Normal]] [[Move#Special|Special]]
1 Quick Attack 40 100% 30 [[Normal type|Normal]] [[Move#Physical|Physical]]
1 Magnet Rise _ 100% 10 [[Electric type|Electric]] [[Move#Status|Status]]
1 Metal Claw 50 95% 35 [[Steel type|Steel]] [[Move#Physical|Physical]]
1 Screech _ 85% 40 [[Normal type|Normal]] [[Move#Status|Status]]
7 Fury Cutter 10 95% 20 [[Bug type|Bug]] [[Move#Physical|Physical]]
11 Lock-On _ _% 5 [[Normal type|Normal]] [[Move#Status|Status]]
18 Flame Charge 50 100% 20 [[Fire type|Fire]] [[Move#Physical|Physical]]
22 Magnet Bomb 60 100% 20 [[Steel type|Steel]] [[Move#Physical|Physical]]
29 Slash 70 100% 20 [[Normal type|Normal]] [[Move#Physical|Physical]]
33 Metal Sound _ 85% 40 [[Steel type|Steel]] [[Move#Status|Status]]
40 Signal Beam 75 100% 15 [[Bug type|Bug]] [[Move#Special|Special]]
44 Tri Attack 80 100% 10 [[Normal type|Normal]] [[Move#Special|Special]]
51 X-Scissor 80 100% 15 [[Bug type|Bug]] [[Move#Physical|Physical]]
55 Bug Buzz 90 100% 10 [[Bug type|Bug]] [[Move#Special|Special]]
62 Simple Beam _ 100% 15 [[Normal type|Normal]] [[Move#Status|Status]]
66 Zap Cannon 120 50% 5 [[Electric type|Electric]] [[Move#Special|Special]]
73 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 [[Normal type|Normal]] [[Move#Special|Special]]
77 Selfdestruct 200 100% 5 [[Normal type|Normal]] [[Move#Physical|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.

Special Forms

1.Yellow is a shock drive 2.Red is a burn drive 3.White is a frost drive 4.Blue is a douse drive







Genesect's name is likely a portmanteau of the words "genesis", meaning beginning because it is an ancient Pokémon, or "genetic" because of its altered genetic makeup and "insect" due to its is Bug typing.


  • 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 Judgement, 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.
  • Coro Coro leaked it and revealed on July 11, 2012.roCoro
  • Genesect is shown on a teaser after the pre-release of the fifteenth Pokémon movie.
  • Even though Genesect uses its signature move, Techno Blast, Genesect doesn't receive STAB from it.
  • 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.
  • Some speculate Genesect to be an engineered Kabutops, since the Pokédex of Genesect and Kabuto both state they existed 300 million years ago, as Kabutops likely existed at the same time as Kabuto. Other evidence is that both Pokémon share a similar design.
  • It has been revealed by Nintendo that when you buy Pokémon Black and White Versions 2, you can receive 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.

See also

← Meloetta | Genesect | None →
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