Genesect (Pokémon)

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Genesect
Paleozoic Pokémon
ゲノセクト
Genesect
#649
Genesect
Genesect
Shock Drive Genesect
Shock Drive Genesect
Burn Drive Genesect
Burn Drive Genesect
Chill Drive Genesect
Chill Drive Genesect
Chill Drive Genesect
Chill Drive Genesect
Douse Drive Genesect
Douse Drive Genesect

Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Bug Steel
Unknown Unknown
Shock Drive Genesect
Unknown Unknown
Burn Drive Genesect
Unknown Unknown
Chill Drive Genesect
Unknown Unknown
Douse Drive Genesect
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Download Cacophony
Shock Drive Genesect
Cacophony
Burn Drive Genesect
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Shock Drive Genesect
Cacophony
Burn Drive Genesect
Gender ratio
Genderless
Catch rate
3 (1.6%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Undiscovered
Hatch time
30840 - 31096 steps
Egg not obtainable
Height
4'11" 1.5 m
Genesect
0'0" 0 m
Shock Drive Genesect
0'0" 0 m
Burn Drive Genesect
0'0" 0 m
Chill Drive Genesect
Weight
181.9 lbs. 82.5 kg
Genesect
0 lbs. 0 kg
Shock Drive Genesect
0 lbs. 0 kg
Burn Drive Genesect
0 lbs. 0 kg
Chill Drive Genesect
Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
Unknown
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
270
Leveling rate
Slow
EV yield
Total: 3
Genesect
0
HP
1
Atk
0
Def
1
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
1
Speed
Shock Drive Genesect
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Burn Drive Genesect
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Chill Drive Genesect
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Shape
Body12.png BodyUnknown.png
Shock Drive Genesect
Footprint
F649.png None.png
Shock Drive Genesect
Pokédex color
Purple
Base friendship
0
External Links

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

While it is not known to evolve into or from any other Pokémon, Genesect has four other forms, which are activated by inserting the Drive in the cannon on its back. The Drive is visibly different within its sprites depending on the Drive it is holding.

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

Genesect is the last Pokémon in the original Unova Pokédex as well as the Black 2 and White 2's Unova Pokédex.

Biology

Shiny Genesect in its high-speed flight configuration

Genesect is a bipedal, insectoid Pokémon with a metal body and a saucer-shaped head. It is primarily purple with several gray markings. It has two large red eyes and a small white part that could be either its mouth or a vent. It has thin arms with overlapping segments. Each arm ends with a single, pointed claw. There is a gray circle on each shoulder, and a gray band around its abdomen. Its segmented legs each end with a large, upward curving claw.

Genesect spinning its silk

The powerful cannon on its back and other enhancements were apparently added as part of the bizarre modifications made to it by Team Plasma. 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 in Japanese as the 高速飛行形態 high-speed flight configuration. It can also spin a sticky string from its claws to create structures.

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
The Genesect Army

Major appearances

Genesect Army

The Genesect Army, a group of five Genesect led by a Red Genesect, first appeared in Meowth, Colress and Team Rivalry!, where N found the ruins of a building and learned the Genesect Army were responsible for the destruction by using his ability to hear the voices of Pokémon.

The Genesect Army played a major role in Genesect and the Legend Awakened. They went on a rampage in New Tork City while attempting to search for their ancient habitat, thus bringing them into conflict with a Mewtwo.

Minor appearances

In the manga

Shiny Genesect in Pokémon Adventures

In the movie adaptations

Main article: Genesect Army

The Genesect Army plays a major role in Genesect and the Legend Awakened. Likewise, the group appears in the manga adaptation of the film by Momota Inoue.

In the Pocket Monsters B2 W2 ~ A New Legend ~ manga

Genesect was a Pokémon created by Dr. Zeno. After it saved Dr. Zeno from being trapped in his lab, he decided to give it to Arata in order to bring out its full potential.

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Main article: Blake's Genesect

A Shiny Genesect was seen as a silhouette at P2 Laboratory in The Shadow Triad. The Shadow Triad was seen testing its power. It later appeared again at the Pokémon League, where it helped Hood Man escape. Later, in the Black 2 & White 2 chapter, it was revelaed to be under the ownership of Colress.

In Mr. Perfect, Colress attacked Aspertia City with another Genesect, where it came into contact with Blake and Looker, the former of whom ultimately captured Genesect. Although Blake had initially reported Genesect to the International Police, he was seen in possession of it in Cold Storage Battle, riding it through the Relic Passage. In PS541, it was revealed that Blake had taken Genesect for his own use without permission, despite it having been under strict supervision, which was one of the reasons why he had been subsequently fired from the International Police.

In the TCG

Main article: Genesect (TCG)

Other appearances

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U

Gensect appears as a Poké Ball summon. In the 3DS version of the game, it is unlocked after playing Endless Smash at least once. It jumps around the stage, repeatedly firing four Techno Blast attacks, followed up by a wide beam. Both shots can go through walls.

Trophy information

NA: A Bug/Steel-type Pokémon, Genesect was created from a 300-million-year-old fossil and later altered to carry a giant cannon on its back. The type of Drive inserted into the cannon affects the attack type of its Techno Blast. It will follow up this attack with a long-range laser.

PAL: A Bug- and Steel-type Pokémon revived from a 300-million-year-old fossil, then modified to carry a giant cannon on its back. The type of Drive inserted into the cannon affects the attack type of its Techno Blast. After using this attack mid-jump, it attacks its target with a long-range laser than passes through obstacles.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Genesect returns as a Pokémon summoned from the Poké Ball, retaining its behavior from the previous game.

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V Unova
BW: #155
Unova
B2W2: #300
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 Kalos
#—
Hoenn
#—
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.
Generation VII Alola
#—
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VII.
Generation VIII
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VIII.

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V
Black White
Event
Black 2 White 2
Event
Generation VI
X Y
Event
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Event
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Pokémon Bank
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Pokémon Bank
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Unobtainable

In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V
Rumble U
Challenge Battle: Lord of the Bugs (Reward), NFC Figurine
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Dragon Hill: Stage 6
Shuffle
Expert Stage: Stage EX21
Expert Stage: Stage EX51 (Shiny)
Event: Genesect Appears
Rumble World
Legend Terrain: Primeval Thicket (Special Boss)
Super MD
Mysterious Geoglyph
Picross
Area 26: Stage 13 (As a Mythical Pokémon)

In events

Games Event Language/Region 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
BWB2W2 Cinema Genesect Japanese Japan and Taiwan 100Shiny June 29 to September 30, 2013
BWB2W2 Cinema Genesect Korean South Korea 100Shiny January 9 to 15, 2014
XYORAS Pokémon 20th Anniversary Genesect American region Online 100 November 1, 2016 to February 28, 2017
XYORAS Pokémon 20th Anniversary Genesect PAL region Online 100 November 1, 2016 to February 28, 2017

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Events* Choice Scarf Choice Scarf (100%)

Stats

Base stats

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

Type effectiveness

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

Learnset

Generation VIII
Other generations:
V - VI - VII
This Pokémon is unavailable within Generation VIII.
Click on the generation numbers above to see Genesect's learnsets from other generations.


Side game data

Pokémon Battle Trozei
Bug
Attack Power: ★★★★

BT649.png

True Strength
Increases damage dealt when energy levels are half or less.
Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Bug
None.png Attack Power: 80 - 145 Raise Max Level.png 20

#226
Shuffle649.png

Crowd Control
Increases damage when there are more Genesect in the puzzle area.
Skill Swapper: 4 Up, Vitality Drain
Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Bug
None.png Attack Power: 80 - 115 Raise Max Level.png 5

#226
Shuffle649S.png

Last-Ditch Effort
Increases damage when things are looking desperate.


Pokémon GO
GO649.png Base Stamina: 174 Base Attack: 252 Base Defense: 199
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 20 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Metal Claw, Fury Cutter
Charged Attacks: X-Scissor, Magnet Bomb, Hyper Beam

Shock Drive

Pokémon GO
GO649Y.png Base Stamina: 174 Base Attack: 252 Base Defense: 199
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 20 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Metal Claw, Fury Cutter
Charged Attacks: X-Scissor, Magnet Bomb, Zap Cannon

Burn Drive

Pokémon GO
GO649R.png Base Stamina: 174 Base Attack: 252 Base Defense: 199
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 20 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Metal Claw, Fury Cutter
Charged Attacks: X-Scissor, Magnet Bomb, Flamethrower

Chill Drive

Pokémon GO
GO649W.png Base Stamina: 174 Base Attack: 252 Base Defense: 199
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 20 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Metal Claw, Fury Cutter
Charged Attacks: X-Scissor, Magnet Bomb, Ice Beam

Douse Drive

Pokémon GO
GO649B.png Base Stamina: 174 Base Attack: 252 Base Defense: 199
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 20 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Metal Claw, Fury Cutter
Charged Attacks: X-Scissor, Magnet Bomb, Gunk Shot

Evolution

649Genesect.png
Unevolved
Genesect
 Bug  Steel 

Forms

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

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
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Spr 5b 649B s.png Spr b 5b 649B s.png Spr 5b 649B s.png Spr b 5b 649B s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
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Spr 6x 649Y.png Spr b 6x 649Y.png Spr 6x 649Y.png Spr b 6x 649Y.png
Spr 6x 649R.png Spr b 6x 649R.png Spr 6x 649R.png Spr b 6x 649R.png
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Spr 6x 649W s.png Spr b 6x 649W s.png Spr 6x 649W s.png Spr b 6x 649W s.png
Spr 6x 649B s.png Spr b 6x 649B s.png Spr 6x 649B s.png Spr b 6x 649B s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
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Spr 7s 649Y.png Spr b 7s 649Y.png Spr 7s 649Y.png Spr b 7s 649Y.png
Spr 7s 649R.png Spr b 7s 649R.png Spr 7s 649R.png Spr b 7s 649R.png
Spr 7s 649W.png Spr b 7s 649W.png Spr 7s 649W.png Spr b 7s 649W.png
Spr 7s 649B.png Spr b 7s 649B.png Spr 7s 649B.png Spr b 7s 649B.png
Spr 7s 649 s.png Spr b 7s 649 s.png Spr 7s 649 s.png Spr b 7s 649 s.png
Spr 7s 649Y s.png Spr b 7s 649Y s.png Spr 7s 649Y s.png Spr b 7s 649Y s.png
Spr 7s 649R s.png Spr b 7s 649R s.png Spr 7s 649R s.png Spr b 7s 649R s.png
Spr 7s 649W s.png Spr b 7s 649W s.png Spr 7s 649W s.png Spr b 7s 649W s.png
Spr 7s 649B s.png Spr b 7s 649B s.png Spr 7s 649B s.png Spr b 7s 649B s.png
Front Back Front Back
649MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Genesect images on the 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, but this may be due to Team Plasma's modifications. Its design might also be inspired by the "artillery mech" vehicles in various mecha anime and manga.

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
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 蓋諾賽克特 / 盖诺赛克特 Gàinuòsàikètè Transliteration of Japanese name


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