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 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.
Genesect is a genderless Pokémon.
Genesect has yet to appear in a Spin-off game as of writing.
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.
Wild Genesect makes an appearance in Meowth, Colress and Team Rivalry!, their only appearance in the main part of the Anime as of writing.
Genesect will be featured in a major role in the upcoming Pokémon Movie, Extreme Speed Genesect.
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.
Genesect currently resides in the Uber tier of competitive battling. Unfortunately for Genesect, this metagame is anything but friendly towards it, lessening its viability to the point where it is a very rare sight in the Ubers metagame. Many common Pokémon such as Primal Groudon and Ho-oh can easily switch into any attack Genesect throws at it and take advantage of its presence. While Genesect can revenge kill certain threats such as Latios and gain momentum with its Download boosted U-turns, it cannot dish out major damage to the majority of the tier, as the metagame has shifted to a slower, more bulky tier that does not favor Genesect at all. Even as a Choice Scarf user, Genesect cannot revenge kill an important threat in a boosted Mega Salamence, making its one niche somewhat null.
Genesect cannot breed.