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

Gen Game Pokédex Entry
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 This Pokémon existed 300 million years ago. Team Plasma altered it and attached a cannon to its back.

[edit] Statistics

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

[edit] Via TM/HM

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

[edit] Via Breeding

Genesect cannot breed.

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

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

[edit] Evolution Line

Evolution Line

[edit] Type Matchups

Type Attack Advantages Attack Disadvantages Defense Advantages Defense Disadvantages

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