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Genesect (Pokémon)

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Meloetta #648: Meloetta
Pokémon
#001: Bulbasaur Bulbasaur
Genesect
ゲノセクト Genesect
#649
649Genesect.png
Art by Ken Sugimori from Black 2 and White 2
Type
Bug Steel
Category
Paleozoic Pokémon
Ability
Download
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,250,000
Regional Pokédex numbers
Unova
#155 #300
Regional Browser numbers
Height
4'11"
Imperial
1.5 m
Metric
Weight
181.9 lbs.
Imperial
82.5 kg
Metric
Dex color
Purple
Catch rate
3 (0.4%)
Body style
Body12.png
Footprint
 F649.png 
Gender ratio
Genderless
Breeding
Undiscovered group 121 cycles
(30855 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
Atk
1
Def
0
Sp.Atk
1
Sp.Def
0
Speed
1
Base Exp.: 270 Battle Exp.: 2701*

Genesect (Japanese: ゲノセクト Genesect) is a dual-type Bug/Steel legendary Pokémon.

Genesect was leaked in the August issue of CoroCoro magazine on July 11, 2012, and it was officially revealed on July 14, 2012.

It is not known to evolve into or from any other Pokémon, though the Drive inserted in the cannon on its back is visibly different within its sprites depending on the Drive it is holding.

Genesect is the final Pokémon in the Unova Pokédex and National Pokédex within Generation V.

Biology

Physiology

Genesect has a purple metal body with a saucer-shaped head, two large red eyes and a small white part that could either be its mouth or a vent. Its body has an insect-like appearance. It has a powerful cannon on its back that was apparently added as part of the bizarre modifications made to it by Team Plasma. It could possibly be a sort of cyborg, due to its given enhancements and Steel typing.

Gender differences

Genesect is a genderless species.

Special abilities

Shiny Genesect in its High-Speed Flight Form

Being modified by Team Plasma, Genesect is equipped with a powerful cannon. It is the only Pokémon capable of learning the move Techno Blast, an attack which changes type depending on the Drive it holds. It is indicated that even before Team Plasma powered up Genesect, it was a skilled and ruthless hunter.

By folding up its limbs and connecting its head to the cannon on its back, Genesect can assume a flying saucer-like form, allowing it to fly. This form is known as the High-Speed Flight Form (Japanese: 高速飛行形態).

Behavior

Habitat

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

History

Genesect was revived from a Fossil and technologically enhanced by Team Plasma to create the most powerful Pokémon ever. N had the project cancelled and the P2 Laboratory closed because he felt that Pokémon, who he thought to be perfect beings, would lose their beauty if modified by science. However, Scientist Dudley kept working on it, angry that N denied his talent. This scientist reconstructed Genesect and installed the cannon on its back.

In the anime

Genesect in the anime

Major appearances

Genesect is set to appear in the sixteenth Pokémon movie, in which five will be featured: four normal and one Shiny. The Red Genesect is the leader of the group. The Genesect Army also appeared in a flashback in BW119, setting up their role in the movie.

An image of Genesect was seen on a computer monitor at the ruined P2 Laboratory in The Name's N!.

Minor appearances

In the manga

In the TCG

Main article: Genesect (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation I
Red {{{redbluedex}}}
Blue
Yellow {{{yellowdex}}}
Stadium {{{stadiumdex}}}
Generation II
Gold {{{golddex}}}
Silver {{{silverdex}}}
Crystal {{{crystaldex}}}
Stadium 2 Unknown
Generation III
Ruby {{{rubydex}}}
Sapphire {{{sapphiredex}}}
Emerald {{{emeralddex}}}
FireRed {{{firereddex}}}
LeafGreen {{{leafgreendex}}}
Generation IV
Diamond {{{diamonddex}}}
Pearl {{{pearldex}}}
Platinum {{{platinumdex}}}
HeartGold {{{heartgolddex}}}
SoulSilver {{{soulsilverdex}}}
Generation V
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
Generation VI
X Unknown
Y Unknown

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation I
Red Blue
None Trade
Blue (Japan)
None Trade
Yellow
None Trade
Generation II
Gold Silver
None Trade
Crystal
None Trade
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
None Trade
Emerald
None Trade
FireRed LeafGreen
None Trade
Colosseum
None Trade
XD
None Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
None Trade
Platinum
None Trade
HeartGold SoulSilver
None Trade
Pal Park
None
Pokéwalker
None
Generation V
Black White
None Event
Black 2 White 2
None Event
Dream World
None
Generation VI
X Y
None Trade


In side games

In events

Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
B2W2 Plasma Genesect Japanese Japan
Wi-Fi
50 August 11 to September 14, 2012
B2W2 Plasma Genesect English Wi-Fi 15 October 7 to November 12, 2012
B2W2 Plasma Genesect French Wi-Fi 15 October 11 to November 12, 2012
B2W2 Plasma Genesect German Wi-Fi 15 October 11 to November 12, 2012
B2W2 Plasma Genesect Italian Wi-Fi 15 October 11 to November 12, 2012
B2W2 Plasma Genesect Spanish Wi-Fi 15 October 11 to November 12, 2012
BWB2W2 P2 Laboratory Genesect Japanese Japan and Taiwan 50 January 11 to February 28, 2013
B2W2 Plasma Genesect Korean South Korea 50 January 19 to February 11, 2013

Held items

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 71
131 - 178 252 - 346
Attack: 120
112 - 189 220 - 372
Defense: 95
90 - 161 175 - 317
Sp.Atk: 120
112 - 189 220 - 372
Sp.Def: 95
90 - 161 175 - 317
Speed: 99
93 - 166 182 - 326
Total: 600   Other Pokémon with this total  
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and a hindering nature, if applicable.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and a helpful nature, if applicable.


Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation V, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost ½×
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass ¼×
Electric
Psychic ½×
Ice ½×
Dragon ½×
Dark ½×
None
Weak to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost ½×
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass ¼×
Electric
Psychic ½×
Ice ½×
Dragon ½×
Dark ½×
None
Immune to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost ½×
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass ¼×
Electric
Psychic ½×
Ice ½×
Dragon ½×
Dark ½×
None
Resistant to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost ½×
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass ¼×
Electric
Psychic ½×
Ice ½×
Dragon ½×
Dark ½×
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation V
Other generations:
VI
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
00Start Techno Blast Normal Special 08585 100100% 5
00Start Quick Attack Normal Physical 04040 100100% 30
00Start Magnet Rise Electric Status 0000 —% 10
00Start Metal Claw Steel Physical 05050 09595% 35
00Start Screech Normal Status 0000 08585% 40
077 Fury Cutter Bug Physical 02020 09595% 20
1111 Lock-On Normal Status 0000 —% 5
1818 Flame Charge Fire Physical 05050 100100% 20
2222 Magnet Bomb Steel Physical 06060 —% 20
2929 Slash Normal Physical 07070 100100% 20
3333 Metal Sound Steel Status 0000 08585% 40
4040 Signal Beam Bug Special 07575 100100% 15
4444 Tri Attack Normal Special 08080 100100% 10
5151 X-Scissor Bug Physical 08080 100100% 15
5555 Bug Buzz Bug Special 09090 100100% 10
6262 Simple Beam Normal Status 0000 100100% 15
6666 Zap Cannon Electric Special 120120 05050% 5
7373 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 09090% 5
7777 Selfdestruct Normal Physical 200200 100100% 5
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Genesect obtained at level 1 in Generation V
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Genesect
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Genesect
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation V
Other generations:
VI
 TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM01 Hone Claws Dark Status 0000 —}}—% 15
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Ice Sprite.png TM13 Ice Beam Ice Special 09595 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Ice Sprite.png TM14 Blizzard Ice Special 120120 070}}70% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM15 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM16 Light Screen Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 30
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Grass Sprite.png TM22 SolarBeam Grass Special 120120 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM24 Thunderbolt Electric Special 09595 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM25 Thunder Electric Special 120120 070}}70% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM29 Psychic Psychic Special 09090 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM33 Reflect Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 20
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM35 Flamethrower Fire Special 09595 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Flying Sprite.png TM40 Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 —}}—% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM43 Flame Charge Fire Physical 05050 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM48 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Grass Sprite.png TM53 Energy Ball Grass Special 08080 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM57 Charge Beam Electric Special 05050 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM64 Explosion Normal Physical 250250 100}}100% 5
Bag TM Ghost Sprite.png TM65 Shadow Claw Ghost Physical 07070 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM68 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM69 Rock Polish Rock Status 0000 —}}—% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM70 Flash Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM73 Thunder Wave Electric Status 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Bug Sprite.png TM76 Struggle Bug Bug Special 03030 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Bug Sprite.png TM81 X-Scissor Bug Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 090}}90% 15
Bag TM Bug Sprite.png TM89 U-turn Bug Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Steel Sprite.png TM91 Flash Cannon Steel Special 08080 100}}100% 10
Bag HM Flying Sprite.png HM02 Fly Flying Physical 09090 095}}95% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Genesect
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Genesect

By breeding

Generation V
Other generations:
VI
 Father   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by breeding.
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Genesect in Generation V
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Genesect in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Genesect
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Genesect

By tutoring

Generation V
Other generations:
VI
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
B W B2 W2 Bug Bite Bug Physical 60 100% 20
B W B2 W2 Dark Pulse Dark Special 80 100% 15
B W B2 W2 Electroweb Electric Special 55 95% 15
B W B2 W2 Giga Drain Grass Special 75 100% 10
B W B2 W2 Gravity Psychic Status —% 5
B W B2 W2 Gunk Shot Poison Physical 120 70% 5
B W B2 W2 Iron Defense Steel Status —% 15
B W B2 W2 Iron Head Steel Physical 80 100% 15
B W B2 W2 Last Resort Normal Physical 140 100% 5
B W B2 W2 Magic Coat Psychic Status —% 15
B W B2 W2 Magnet Rise Electric Status —% 10
B W B2 W2 Recycle Normal Status —% 10
B W B2 W2 Signal Beam Bug Special 75 100% 15
B W B2 W2 Sleep Talk Normal Status —% 10
B W B2 W2 Snore Normal Special 40 100% 15
B W B2 W2 Zen Headbutt Psychic Physical 80 90% 15
  • A black abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Genesect can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Genesect cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Genesect
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Genesect

By events

Generation V
Other generations:
None
 Event   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
European language Plasma GenesectLv.15 Magnet Bomb Steel Physical 60 —% 20
  • A superscript level indicates that Genesect can learn this move normally in Generation V at that level
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Genesect
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Genesect

Side game data

Evolution

Genesect
No Drive
Genesect
 Bug  Steel 




Genesect
Shock Drive Shock Drive
Genesect
 Bug  Steel 




Genesect
Burn Drive Burn Drive
Genesect
 Bug  Steel 




Genesect
Chill Drive Chill Drive
Genesect
 Bug  Steel 




Genesect
Douse Drive Douse Drive
Genesect
 Bug  Steel 

Sprites

Gen Game
I Red Blue Yellow Red (Ja) Green Back
This Pokémon did not appear during Generation I.
II Gold Silver Crystal   Back
This Pokémon did not appear during Generation II.
III Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
This Pokémon did not appear during Generation III.
IV Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
This Pokémon did not appear during Generation IV.
V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Spr 5b 649.png Spr 5b 649.png Spr b 5b 649.png
Spr 5b 649Y.png Spr 5b 649Y.png Spr b 5b 649Y.png
Spr 5b 649R.png Spr 5b 649R.png Spr b 5b 649R.png
Spr 5b 649W.png Spr 5b 649W.png Spr b 5b 649W.png
Spr 5b 649B.png Spr 5b 649B.png Spr b 5b 649B.png
Spr 5b 649 s.png Spr 5b 649 s.png Spr b 5b 649 s.png
Spr 5b 649Y s.png Spr 5b 649Y s.png Spr b 5b 649Y s.png
Spr 5b 649R s.png Spr 5b 649R s.png Spr b 5b 649R s.png
Spr 5b 649W s.png Spr 5b 649W s.png Spr b 5b 649W s.png
Spr 5b 649B s.png Spr 5b 649B s.png Spr b 5b 649B s.png
Genesect For other sprites and images, please see Genesect images on Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

Origin

Genesect is generally based on the giant insects of the Paleozoic era, which existed for 300 million years, making it as old as the cockroach. Its Steel-type features that give it a somewhat robotic appearance may be a reference to alien robots in science fiction media; however, this may be because of Team Plasma's modifications. Its design is also possibly inspired from the "Artillery Mech" concept used in various Sci-Fi anime produced in Japan.

Name origin

Genesect may be a combination of gene, genetics, genome, or genesis, and insect.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ゲノセクト Genesect A combination of the English words gene, genetics, genome, or genesis, and insect
France Flag.png French Genesect Same as Japanese name
Spain Flag.png Spanish Genesect Same as Japanese name
Germany Flag.png German Genesect Same as Japanese name
Italy Flag.png Italian Genesect Same as Japanese name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 게노세크트 Genosekeuteu Transliteration of Japanese name


Notes


External links


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