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Berserk Gene
はかいのいでんし
Destructive Gene
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Berserk Gene
Pokémon Global Link artwork
Introduced in Generation II
Pocket
Generation II Bag Items pocket icon.png Items

The Berserk Gene (Japanese: はかいのいでんし Destructive Gene) is a type of consumable held item exclusive to the Generation II games.

Contents

In the games

Cost

Games Cost Sell price
GSC N/A PokémonDollar.png100

Effect

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Reason: How long it confuses the holder in Stadium 2.
Does the confused Pokémon replacement glitch occur in Stadium 2.
Confuses the holder (for a duration of 256 turns) and raises its Attack by 2 stages as soon as it enters battle. It is consumed upon use.

The Berserk Gene is consumed even if the holder is already confused or already has +6 Attack stages when it enters battle (due to Baton Pass). If a confused Pokémon is switched out and replaced by a Pokémon holding a Berserk Gene, the holder will be confused for the remaining duration of the first Pokémon's confusion, rather than for 256 turns.

Description

Games Description
GSC Boosts Attack but causes confusion.

Acquisition

Games Finite methods Repeatable methods
GSC Cerulean City (former Cerulean Cave entrance)

In spin-off games

Detective Pikachu

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In Detective Pikachu, the Berserk Gene is referenced several times as part of the drug known as R, which can momentarily make Pokémon more powerful, but also causes them to become go berserk. Its effects derive from Mewtwo's cells and the Berserk Gene within them.

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Trivia

  • In Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal, wild Mewtwo are programmed to always be holding a Berserk Gene, but since Mewtwo can't be found in the wild in those games, the item cannot be obtained that way.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 破壞基因 Powaaih Gēiyān *
破壞性的遺傳因子 Powaaih-sing dīk Wàihchyùhn Yānjí *
Mandarin 破壞基因 / 破坏基因 Pòhuài Jīyīn *
破壞性的遺傳因子 Pòhuài-xìng de Yíchuán Yīnzǐ *
France Flag.png French ADN Berzerk
Germany Flag.png German Berserk-Gen
Italy Flag.png Italian Gene FuriosoGSC
Geni della distruzione*
South Korea Flag.png Korean 파괴의유전자 Pagoe-ui Yujeonja
Spain Flag.png Spanish Gen Loco

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