Meloetta < Genesect > Chespin

Species Type
Paleozoic Pokémon Bug.pngSteel.png
Number Ability
#649 Download
Height Weight
4'11" (1.5m) 182 lbs (82.5kg)
Gender Ratio
Male: Genderless Female: Genderless
Evolves From Evolves Into
Egg Group Catch Rate
Undiscovered 3
Tier EV Yield
Uber 1 Attack Point
1 Special Attack Point
1 Speed Point

Genesect (ゲノセクト) is the 155th Pokémon in the Unova Pokédex. It is a Bug/Steel type, and is known as the Paleozoic Pokémon.

Genesect uses the Download Ability, which raises Attack 1 stage when the opponent has higher Special Defense than Defense, and raises Special Attack 1 stage when the opponent has higher Defense than Special Defense.

Genesect doesn't evolve and doesn't have a pre-evolved form.

Genesect is in the Undiscovered Egg Group; like most Legendary Pokémon Genesect cannot breed. It takes Genesect 1,250,000 Experience Points to reach Level 100.


[edit] Biology

[edit] Physiology

Genesect takes on the appearance of a mechanical bug with a cannon mounted on its upper back. This Pokémon has five forms altogether, depending on the drive that it is holding. The four drives--Shock Drive, Burn Drive, Chill Drive, and Douse Drive--do not affect Genesect, but alter the type of its signature attack, called Techno Blast.

[edit] Gender Differences

Genesect is a genderless Pokémon.

[edit] Game Information

[edit] Original Games

Genesect will be distributed via Nintendo Wi-Fi to owners of Pokémon Black 2 and Pokémon White 2 from August 11 to September 14 in Japan.

[edit] Spin-off Games

Genesect has yet to appear in a Spin-off game as of writing.

[edit] Trading Card Game

Genesect is listed in the Black/White Promo set twice, and as a Rare Card in the Plasma Blast set (2; 1 EX Card). A second Genesect EX Card is listed as an Ultra Rare Card in the Plasma Blast set.

[edit] Anime/Manga Information

[edit] Anime

Wild Genesect makes an appearance in Meowth, Colress and Team Rivalry!, their only appearance in the main part of the Anime as of writing.

[edit] Movies

Genesect will be featured in a major role in the upcoming Pokémon Movie, Extreme Speed Genesect.

[edit] Manga

In Chapter 53 of the Black/White Manga, Team Plasma revived a Genesect from a Pokémon Fossil at the P2 Laboratory. They proceeded to modify and train it.

[edit] Pokémon Information

[edit] Competitive Battling

Genesect currently resides in the Uber tier, due to its expansive special attacking movepool and lethal power after a Download boost. With a Choice Scarf, Genesect can revenge kill and threaten many common Pokemon with U-turn, Ice Beam, Flamethrower, and Iron Head. While hampered by its base 99 speed, which leaves it to be outsped many other Pokémon while not utilizing a Choice Scarf, it is a very good Pokémon that can revenge kill Pokemon from Rayquaza to Mewtwo.

[edit] Area Locations

Game Rarity Location
Black/White None Event
Black 2/White 2 None Event/Trade

[edit] Pokédex Entries

Pokédex Entries

Gen Game Pokedex Entry
Pokémon Red
Pokémon Blue
Pokémon Yellow

II Pokémon Gold
II Pokémon Silver
II Pokémon Crystal

III Pokémon Ruby
III Pokémon Sapphire
III Pokémon Emerald
III Pokémon FireRed
III Pokémon LeafGreen

IV Pokémon Diamond
IV Pokémon Pearl
IV Pokémon Platinum
IV Pokémon HeartGold
IV Pokémon SoulSilver

V Pokémon Black Over 300 Million years ago, it was feared as the strongest of hunters. It has been modified by Team Plasma.
V Pokémon White This ancient bug Pokémon was altered by Team Plasma. They upgraded the cannon on its back.
V Pokémon Black 2 This Pokémon existed 300 million years ago. Team Plasma altered it and attached a cannon to its back.
V Pokémon White 2 This Pokémon existed 300 million years ago. Team Plasma altered it and attached a cannon to its back.

VI Pokémon X
VI Pokémon Y
VI Pokémon Omega Ruby
VI Pokémon Alpha Sapphire

[edit] Statistics

Base Stats
- 252 346 -
220 245 339 372
175 195 289 317
Sp. Atk
220 245 339 372
Sp. Def
175 195 289 317
182 203 297 326

[edit] Moves

[edit] Via Level-Up

Level Move Type Power Acc% Class
Start Techno Blast Normal.png 85 100 Special
Start Quick Attack Normal.png 40 100 Physical
Start Magnet Rise Electric.png N/A N/A Status
Start Metal Claw Steel.png 50 95 Physical
Start Screech Normal.png N/A 85 Status
7 Fury Cutter Bug.png 20 100 Physical
11 Lock-On Normal.png N/A N/A Status
18 Flame Charge Fire.png 50 100 Physical
22 Magnet Bomb Steel.png 60 N/A Physical
29 Slash Normal.png 70 100 Physical
33 Metal Sound Steel.png N/A 85 Status
40 Signal Beam Bug.png 75 100 Special
44 Tri Attack Normal.png 80 100 Special
51 X-Scissor Bug.png 80 100 Physical
55 Bug Buzz Bug.png 90 100 Special
62 Simple Beam Normal.png N/A 100 Status
66 Zap Cannon Electric.png 120 50 Special
73 Hyper Beam Normal.png 150 90 Special
77 Selfdestruct Normal.png 200 100 Physical

[edit] Via TM/HM

TM/HM No. Move Type Power Acc% Class
TM01 Hone Claws Dark.png -- -- Status
TM06 Toxic Poison.png -- 90 Status
TM10 Hidden Power Normal.png 60 100 Special
TM13 Ice Beam Ice.png 90 100 Special
TM14 Blizzard Ice.png 110 70 Special
TM15 Hyper Beam Normal.png 150 90 Special
TM16 Light Screen Psychic.png -- -- Status
TM17 Protect Normal.png -- -- Status
TM21 Frustration Normal.png  ?? 100 Physical
TM22 Solarbeam Grass.png 120 100 Special
TM24 Thunderbolt Electric.png 90 100 Special
TM25 Thunder Electric.png 110 70 Special
TM27 Return Normal.png  ?? 100 Physical
TM29 Psychic Psychic.png 90 100 Special
TM32 Double Team Normal.png -- -- Status
TM33 Reflect Psychic.png -- -- Status
TM35 Flamethrower Fire.png 90 100 Special
TM40 Aerial Ace Flying.png 60 -- Physical
TM42 Facade Normal.png 70 100 Physical
TM43 Flame Charge Fire.png 50 100 Physical
TM44 Rest Psychic.png -- -- Status
TM48 Round Normal.png 60 100 Special
TM53 Energy Ball Grass.png 90 100 Special
TM57 Charge Beam Electric.png 50 90 Special
TM64 Explosion Normal.png 250 100 Physical
TM65 Shadow Claw Ghost.png 70 100 Physical
TM68 Giga Impact Normal.png 150 90 Physical
TM69 Rock Polish Rock.png -- -- Status
TM70 Flash Normal.png -- 100 Status
TM73 Thunder Wave Electric.png -- 100 Status
TM76 Struggle Bug Bug.png 50 100 Special
TM81 X-Scissor Bug.png 80 100 Physical
TM87 Swagger Normal.png -- 90 Status
TM89 U-turn Bug.png 70 100 Physical
TM90 Substitute Normal.png -- -- Status
TM91 Flash Cannon Steel.png 80 100 Special
HM02 Fly Flying.png 90 95 Physical

[edit] Via Breeding

Genesect cannot breed.

[edit] Via Move Tutor (Black 2/White 2)

Move Type Power Acc% Class
Bug Bite Bug.png 60 100% Physical
Dark Pulse Dark.png 80 100% Special
Electroweb Electric.png 55 95% Special
Gravity Psychic.png -- --% Status
Gunk Shot Poison.png 120 70% Physical
Iron Defense Steel.png -- --% Status
Iron Head Steel.png 80 100% Physical
Last Resort Normal.png 140 100% Physical
Magic Coat Psychic.png -- --% Status
Magnet Rise Electric.png -- --% Status
Recycle Normal.png -- --% Status
Signal Beam Bug.png 75 100% Special
Sleep Talk Normal.png -- --% Status
Snore Normal.png 40 100% Special
Zen Headbutt Psychic.png 80 90% Physical

[edit] Evolution Line

Evolution Line

[edit] Type Matchups

Type Attack Advantages Attack Disadvantages Defense Advantages Defense Disadvantages

Related Threads

Early Purchasers Get Genesect - last post by @ Sep 10, 2012
Story of Genesect? - last post by @ Feb 11, 2014
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Legit Shiny Genesect Value? - last post by @ Mar 17, 2014
Should Genesect be considered a "Mythical Pokemon?" - last post by @ Sep 16, 2012
Last edited by Docile on 25 February 2014 at 12:26
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