Genesect was a Bug-typePokémon alive 300 million years ago. Prior to the start of the Black 2 & White 2 arc Genesect was revived from a fossil and modified by Team Plasma. It was fitted with metal armor and had a cannon artificially attached to its body, which was done to increase Genesect's attack, defense, and speed.
Genesect in its High-Speed Flight configuration
Genesect first appeared in Mr. Perfect, at Aspertia City, where Colress had Genesect attack the city hoping it would draw in Trainers to battle in order perfect his Colress Machine. Its destruction caught the attention of Blake and Looker, who quickly came to the scene. Wasting no time, Blake had his Dewott attack with Razor Shell. While Looker went to secure the area, Blake attempted to find out where Genesect was firing its attacks from. Genesect then charged at Blake, which he dodged before jumping onto Genesect's back. Blake then tried to find where Genesect's cannon was located, unable to find it on Genesect's body. Using his International Police Arms #15 Record Bubble, Blake sent a message to Dewott telling him to provoke Genesect into attacking, hoping to reveal its cannon. Attacking with his scalchops, Dewott successfully provoked Genesect and the Paleozoic Pokémon revealed its cannon. Genesect destroyed one of the scalchops while also throwing Blake off of itself.
After Blake tracked down the location of Colress, the scientist had Genesect attack with a powerful Techno Blast. Having survived the attack, Genesect attempted to finish off Blake, but missed its attack due to Dewott's interference. Noticing that Colress was treating Genesect more like a machine than a Pokémon Blake guessed that Genesect was not owned by him and decided to catch it. Blake had Dewott attack Genesect while he repeatedly threw Luxury Balls at the Paleozoic Pokémon, chipping away at its health. Colress praised Blake's use of Luxury Balls as it will improve the friendship of Genesect if caught. Provoking Colress to have Genesect attack, Colress noticed a scalchop inserted into Genesect's drive. Colress then attempted to remove it and insert another drive, allowing Dewott to attack with Aqua Jet. Replacing the drive in time, Colress inserted a Shock Drive and Genesect then attacked Dewott with a super effectiveElectric-type Techno Blast. Blake then threw a Luxury Ball, successfully capturing Genesect. Afterwards, Blake sent Genesect to the International Police Headquarters. According to a report from Blake, Genesect was put under special protective observation at the Intensive Analysis Lab. Blake later gave the Shock Drive to the Magician in order to reverse-engineer another set of Burn, Chill, and Douse Drives.
The Burn Drive overheating
In Cold Storage Battle, it was revealed that Blake returned Genesect to his team, taking it without the permission of the International Police. It flew Blake to the Pokémon World Tournament construction site. In Flying Ship, Blake used Genesect to defeat a group of Team Plasma Grunts' Pokémon with a Fire-type Techno Blast. Although successful, Genesect's drive began burning up due to the stress caused from the move, as the Burn Drive made by the Magician was still incomplete. Blake apologized for its pain and returned Genesect to its Ball. Blake later considered calling it back out to battle Colress and Kyurem, but decided against it, as using Techno Blast again could worsen or destroy the Paleozoic Pokémon. Due to this it was unable to help its Trainer fight off Colress and the group was frozen by Kyurem.
Genesect chasing Colress
The group was soon unfrozen thanks to Kelden's Aspear Berry and Kelden took the group to the Abyssal Ruins, where it discovered the frozen Swords of Justice. Deducing that the group was frozen by an Ice-type Techno Blast, Blake had Genesect attempt to unfreeze them with a Fire-type Techno Blast. Despite the fact that the drive could accidentally discharge and harm the Paleozoic Pokémon, Blake had Genesect use the move anyways, seeing it as a logical solution. By Blake's command, Genesect used the move and unfroze the Swords of Justice. Sensing that the drive would discharge, Cobalion attacked the drive, releasing it from Genesect and keeping it safe from damage. Terrakion and Virizion then thanked the Paleozoic Pokémon for saving them.
In Giant Chasm, Blake used Genesect to chase after Colress and his Shiny Genesect. Due to the lack of drives and stamina, Genesect struggled to keep up with Colress's Genesect, and was eventually hit by a surprise Techno Blast.
Personality and characteristics
Genesect is a powerful Pokémon, showing incredible strength and speed. It was able to cut an entire building in half effortlessly and its displays of strength caused strong Trainers such as Blake to be impressed with its abilities. Genesect respects its Trainer, having allowed Blake to capture it, a feat Team Plasma was unable to do. Genesect is also very loyal to Blake, being willing to cause itself harm to help Blake win a fight. Unlike Colress's Genesect, Blake's Genesect does not have a spiteful and ominous energy.