Genesect (Pokémon)

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Pokémon
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This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Genesect (disambiguation).
Genesect
Paleozoic Pokémon
ゲノセクト
Genesect
#0649
Genesect
Genesect
Douse Drive Genesect
Douse Drive Genesect
Shock Drive Genesect
Shock Drive Genesect
Burn Drive Genesect
Burn Drive Genesect
Burn Drive Genesect
Burn Drive Genesect
Chill Drive Genesect
Chill Drive Genesect

Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Bug Steel
Unknown Unknown
Douse Drive Genesect
Unknown Unknown
Shock Drive Genesect
Unknown Unknown
Burn Drive Genesect
Unknown Unknown
Chill Drive Genesect
Unknown Unknown
Ability
Download Cacophony
Douse Drive Genesect
Cacophony
Shock Drive Genesect
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Douse Drive Genesect
Cacophony
Shock Drive Genesect
Gender ratio
Gender unknown
Catch rate
3 (1.6%)
Breeding
Egg Group
No Eggs Discovered
Hatch time
120 cycles
Egg not obtainable
Height
4'11" 1.5 m
Genesect
0'0" 0 m
Douse Drive Genesect
0'0" 0 m
Shock Drive Genesect
0'0" 0 m
Burn Drive Genesect
Weight
181.9 lbs. 82.5 kg
Genesect
0 lbs. 0 kg
Douse Drive Genesect
0 lbs. 0 kg
Shock Drive Genesect
0 lbs. 0 kg
Burn Drive Genesect
Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
Unknown
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
270
Leveling rate
Slow
EV yield
Total: 3
Genesect
0
HP
1
Atk
0
Def
1
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
1
Speed
Douse Drive Genesect
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Shock Drive Genesect
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Burn Drive Genesect
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Shape
Body12.png
Footprint
F0649.png F000.png
Douse Drive Genesect
Pokédex color
Purple
Base friendship
0
External Links

Genesect (Japanese: ゲノセクト Genesect) is a dual-type Bug/Steel Mythical Pokémon Pokémon introduced in Generation V.

While it is not known to evolve into or from any other Pokémon, Genesect has four other forms, which are activated by inserting a Drive in the cannon on its back. The Drive's light is visibly different depending on which one Genesect is holding.

Genesect was leaked in the August issue of CoroCoro magazine on July 11, 2012, and it was officially revealed on July 14, 2012.

Genesect is the last Pokémon in the original Unova Pokédex as well as Black 2 and White 2's Unova Pokédex.

Biology

 
Genesect in its high-speed flight configuration

Genesect is a bipedal, insectoid Pokémon with a metal body and a saucer-shaped head. It is primarily purple with several gray markings. It has two large red eyes that are capable of glowing, and a small white part that could be either its mouth or a vent. It has thin arms with overlapping segments. Each arm ends with a single, pointed claw from which it can spin a sticky string to create structures. There is a gray circle on each shoulder and a gray band around its abdomen. Its segmented legs each end with a large, upward-curving claw.

 
Genesect spinning its silk with its eyes glowing red

Genesect was revived from a Fossil and technologically enhanced by Team Plasma to create the most powerful Pokémon ever. N had the project canceled and the P2 Laboratory closed because he felt that Pokémon, who he thought to be perfect beings, would lose their beauty if modified by science. However, Scientist Dudley kept working on it, angry that N denied his talent. This scientist reconstructed Genesect and installed the cannon on its back. According to a Hiker in Ambrette Town's Fossil Lab, there is a rumor that Genesect can be found in Glittering Cave.

By folding up its limbs and connecting its head to the cannon on its back, Genesect can assume a flying saucer-like configuration, allowing it to fly. This configuration is known in Japanese as the 高速飛行形態 high-speed flight configuration. As seen in Genesect and the Legend Awakened, Genesect can breathe in outer space.

Forms

Genesect has four alternate forms determined by the Drive it holds: Shock Drive, Burn Drive, Chill Drive, and Douse Drive.

The powerful cannon on its back and other enhancements were added as part of the modifications made to it by Team Plasma. Genesect is the only known Pokémon capable of learning the move Techno Blast, an attack which changes type depending on the Drive it holds. Even before Team Plasma modified Genesect, it was feared as the strongest of hunters.

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V Unova
 B  W : #155
Unova
 B2  W2 : #300
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
Generation VI Kalos
#—
Hoenn
#—
X This ancient bug Pokémon was altered by Team Plasma. They upgraded the cannon on its back.
Y This Pokémon existed 300 million years ago. Team Plasma altered it and attached a cannon to its back.
Omega Ruby This ancient bug Pokémon was altered by Team Plasma. They upgraded the cannon on its back.
Alpha Sapphire This Pokémon existed 300 million years ago. Team Plasma altered it and attached a cannon to its back.
Generation VII Alola
#—
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VII.
Generation VIII Galar
#—
Sinnoh
#—
Hisui
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VIII.
Generation IX Paldea
#—
Kitakami
#—
Blueberry
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation IX.


Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V
Black White
Event
Black 2 White 2
Event
Generation VI
X Y
Event
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Event
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Pokémon Bank
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Pokémon Bank
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Pokémon HOMEVersion 1.3.0+
Event
Brilliant Diamond Shining Pearl
Unobtainable
Legends: Arceus
Unobtainable
Generation IX
Scarlet Violet
Unobtainable


In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V
Rumble U
Challenge Battle: Lord of the Bugs (Reward), NFC Figurine
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Dragon Hill: Stage 6
Rumble World
Legend Terrain: Primeval Thicket (Special Boss; Chill Drive)
Super MD
Mysterious Geoglyph
Picross
Area 26: Stage 13 (As a Mythical Pokémon)
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Mewtwo SeaFinal
Generation VIII
This Pokémon is unavailable in Generation VIII side games.
Cross-Generation
Shuffle
Expert Stage: Stage EX21
Expert Stage: Stage EX51 (Shiny)
Event: Genesect Appears
GO
Special Research (Normal Drive)
Raid (Any Drive)
Masters EX
Poké Fair sync pair scout: Sygna Suit Hilbert & Genesect


In events

Games Event Language/Region Location Level Distribution period
B2W2 Plasma Genesect Japanese Japan
Wi-Fi
50 August 11 to September 14, 2012
B2W2 Plasma Genesect English Wi-Fi 15 October 7 to November 12, 2012
B2W2 Plasma Genesect French Wi-Fi 15 October 11 to November 12, 2012
B2W2 Plasma Genesect German Wi-Fi 15 October 11 to November 12, 2012
B2W2 Plasma Genesect Italian Wi-Fi 15 October 11 to November 12, 2012
B2W2 Plasma Genesect Spanish Wi-Fi 15 October 11 to November 12, 2012
BWB2W2 P2 Laboratory Genesect Japanese Japan and Taiwan 50 January 11 to February 28, 2013
B2W2 Plasma Genesect Korean South Korea 50 January 19 to February 11, 2013
BWB2W2 Cinema Genesect Japanese Japan and Taiwan 100  June 29 to September 30, 2013
BWB2W2 Cinema Genesect Korean South Korea 100  January 9 to 15, 2014
XYORAS Pokémon 20th Anniversary Genesect American region Online 100 November 1, 2016 to February 28, 2017
XYORAS Pokémon 20th Anniversary Genesect PAL region Online 100 November 1, 2016 to February 28, 2017
SwSh Get Challenge Genesect All Online 60 November 20, 2020 to April 30, 2021
SwSh Korean Adventure Genesect All Online 60 April 26 to October 31, 2021
SwSh Mythical 2022 Genesect All Online 60 September 9 to December 31, 2022

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Events*   Choice Scarf (100%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
71
131 - 178 252 - 346
120
112 - 189 220 - 372
95
90 - 161 175 - 317
120
112 - 189 220 - 372
95
90 - 161 175 - 317
99
93 - 166 182 - 326
Total:
600
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation IX, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass ¼×
Electric
Psychic ½×
Ice ½×
Dragon ½×
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Weak to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass ¼×
Electric
Psychic ½×
Ice ½×
Dragon ½×
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Immune to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass ¼×
Electric
Psychic ½×
Ice ½×
Dragon ½×
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Resistant to:
Normal ½×
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass ¼×
Electric
Psychic ½×
Ice ½×
Dragon ½×
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Notes:

Learnset

Genesect is available in Sword and Shield Version 1.3.0+.

By leveling up

Generation VIII
Other generations:
V - VI - VII - IX
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Fury Cutter Bug Physical 04040 09595% 20
011 Quick Attack Normal Physical 04040 100100% 30
077 Screech Normal Status 0000 08585% 40
1414 Metal Claw Steel Physical 05050 09595% 35
2121 Fell Stinger Bug Physical 05050 100100% 25
2828 Flame Charge Fire Physical 05050 100100% 20
3535 Metal Sound Steel Status 0000 08585% 40
4242 X-Scissor Bug Physical 08080 100100% 15
4949 Magnet Rise Electric Status 0000 00——% 10
5656 Bug Buzz Bug Special 09090 100100% 10
6363 Simple Beam Normal Status 0000 100100% 15
7070 Zap Cannon Electric Special 120120 05050% 5
7777 Lock-On Normal Status 0000 00——% 5
8484 Techno Blast Normal Special 120120 100100% 5
9191 Self-Destruct Normal Physical 200200 100100% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Genesect
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Genesect
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/TR

Generation VIII
Other generations:
V - VI - VII - IX
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM06 TM06 Fly Flying Physical 09090 095}}95% 15
TM08 TM08 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM09 TM09 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM11 TM11 Solar Beam Grass Special 120120 100}}100% 10
TM14 TM14 Thunder Wave Electric Status 0000 090}}90% 20
TM16 TM16 Screech Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 40
TM17 TM17 Light Screen Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TM18 TM18 Reflect Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM20 TM20 Self-Destruct Normal Physical 200200 100}}100% 5
TM21 TM21 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM24 TM24 Snore Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 15
TM25 TM25 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM28 TM28 Giga Drain Grass Special 07575 100}}100% 10
TM39 TM39 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM40 TM40 Swift Normal Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM56 TM56 U-turn Bug Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM58 TM58 Assurance Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 10
TM65 TM65 Shadow Claw Ghost Physical 07070 100}}100% 15
TM76 TM76 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM82 TM82 Electroweb Electric Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TR02 TR02 Flamethrower Fire Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TR05 TR05 Ice Beam Ice Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR06 TR06 Blizzard Ice Special 110110 070}}70% 5
TR08 TR08 Thunderbolt Electric Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TR09 TR09 Thunder Electric Special 110110 070}}70% 10
TR11 TR11 Psychic Psychic Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR18 TR18 Leech Life Bug Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TR19 TR19 Tri Attack Normal Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TR20 TR20 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR26 TR26 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR27 TR27 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR41 TR41 Blaze Kick Fire Physical 08585 090}}90% 10
TR46 TR46 Iron Defense Steel Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
TR58 TR58 Dark Pulse Dark Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TR60 TR60 X-Scissor Bug Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TR61 TR61 Bug Buzz Bug Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR65 TR65 Energy Ball Grass Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR69 TR69 Zen Headbutt Psychic Physical 08080 090}}90% 15
TR70 TR70 Flash Cannon Steel Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TR73 TR73 Gunk Shot Poison Physical 120120 080}}80% 5
TR74 TR74 Iron Head Steel Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TR83 TR83 Ally Switch Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Genesect
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Genesect
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VIII
Other generations:
V - VI - VII - IX
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by breeding.
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Genesect in Generation VIII
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Genesect in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Genesect
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Genesect
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation VIII
Other generations:
V - VI - VII - IX
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Sw Sh EP BD SP Steel Beam Steel Special 140 95% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Genesect
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Genesect
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

By transfer from another generation

Generation VIII
Other generations:
VI - VII - IX
 Gen.   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
V VI VII Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 00—}}—% 20
V VI VII Bug Bite Bug Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
V VI VII Charge Beam Electric Special 05050 090}}90% 10
V VI VII Confide Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
V VI VII Double Team Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
V VI VII Explosion Normal Physical 250250 100}}100% 5
V VI VII Extreme Speed Normal Physical 08080 100}}100% 5
V VI VII Flash × Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
V VI VII Frustration × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
V VI VII Gravity Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
V VI VII Hidden Power × Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
V VI VII Hone Claws Dark Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
V VI VII Infestation Bug Special 02020 100}}100% 20
V VI VII Last Resort Normal Physical 140140 100}}100% 5
V VI VII Magic Coat Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
V VI VII Magnet Bomb × Steel Physical 06060 00—}}—% 20
V VI VII Recycle Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
V VI VII Return × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
V VI VII Rock Polish Rock Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
V VI VII Secret Power × Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
V VI VII Shift Gear Steel Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
V VI VII Shock Wave Electric Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
V VI VII Signal Beam × Bug Special 07575 100}}100% 15
V VI VII Slash Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
V VI VII Struggle Bug Bug Special 05050 100}}100% 20
V VI VII Swagger Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 15
V VI VII Telekinesis × Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
V VI VII Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
  • Transferred Pokémon only retain these moves in Pokémon Sword and Shield
  • A striped background indicates a generation in which the move can only be obtained via event or as a special move
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Genesect
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Genesect
  • × indicates a move that cannot be used in Sword and Shield
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see transfer-only moves for other generations

Side game data

Genesect

Pokémon Rumble Rush
  Walking Speed: 1.42 seconds Base HP: 53
Base Attack: 83 Base Defense: 58 Base Speed: 60
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Bug
Attack Power: ★★★★

 

True Strength
Increases damage dealt when energy levels are half or less.
Pokémon Shuffle
 
Bug
  Attack Power: 80 - 145   20

#226
 

Crowd Control
Increases damage when there are more Genesect in the puzzle area.
  Swappable Skill(s): 4 Up, Vitality Drain


Pokémon Shuffle
 
Bug
  Attack Power: 80 - 115   5

#226
 

Last-Ditch Effort
Increases damage when things are looking desperate.


Pokémon GO
  Base HP: 174 Base Attack: 252 Base Defense: 199
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 20 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Metal Claw, Fury Cutter
Charged Attacks: X-Scissor, Magnet Bomb, Hyper Beam

In Pokémon GO, Genesect can be obtained by completing the Special Research, Throwback Challenge Champion 2020, completing 4/5 of the Ticketed Special Research, A Drive to Investigate, and completing the Ticketed Special Research, Throwback Challenge Celebration 2020.

Shock Drive

Pokémon Rumble Rush
  Walking Speed: 1.42 seconds Base HP: 53
Base Attack: 83 Base Defense: 58 Base Speed: 60
Pokémon GO
  Base HP: 174 Base Attack: 252 Base Defense: 199
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 20 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Metal Claw, Fury Cutter
Charged Attacks: X-Scissor, Magnet Bomb, Zap Cannon, Techno Blast (Electric)

Burn Drive

Pokémon Rumble Rush
  Walking Speed: 1.42 seconds Base HP: 53
Base Attack: 83 Base Defense: 58 Base Speed: 60
Pokémon GO
  Base HP: 174 Base Attack: 252 Base Defense: 199
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 20 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Metal Claw, Fury Cutter
Charged Attacks: X-Scissor, Magnet Bomb, Flamethrower, Techno Blast (Fire)

Chill Drive

Pokémon Rumble Rush
  Walking Speed: 1.42 seconds Base HP: 53
Base Attack: 83 Base Defense: 58 Base Speed: 60
Pokémon GO
  Base HP: 174 Base Attack: 252 Base Defense: 199
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 20 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Metal Claw, Fury Cutter
Charged Attacks: X-Scissor, Magnet Bomb, Ice Beam, Techno Blast (Ice)

Douse Drive

Pokémon Rumble Rush
  Walking Speed: 1.42 seconds Base HP: 53
Base Attack: 83 Base Defense: 58 Base Speed: 60
Pokémon GO
  Base HP: 174 Base Attack: 252 Base Defense: 199
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 20 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Metal Claw, Fury Cutter
Charged Attacks: X-Scissor, Magnet Bomb, Gunk Shot, Techno Blast (Water)

Form data

Genesect has five interchangeable forms. Its form changes to match the Drive it holds, which also changes the type of its signature move, Techno Blast.

  • If no Drive is held, Techno Blast will be Normal-type and Genesect will appear to have a dark yellow Drive.
  • If a Shock Drive is held, Techno Blast will be Electric-type and Genesect will appear to have a light yellow Drive.
  • If a Burn Drive is held, Techno Blast will be Fire-type and Genesect will appear to have a red Drive.
  • If a Chill Drive is held, Techno Blast will be Ice-type and Genesect will appear to have a cyan Drive.
  • If a Douse Drive is held, Techno Blast will be Water-type and Genesect will appear to have a blue Drive.

Prior to Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, Genesect's alternate forms were not registered in the Pokédex.

Evolution data

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Front Back Front Back
This Pokémon is unavailable in Generation IX.
Cross-Generation
HOME
   
   
   
   
   
  For other sprites and images, please see Genesect images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


In the anime

 
Genesect in the anime
 
The Genesect Army

Major appearances

Genesect Army

The Genesect Army, a group of five Genesect led by a Red Genesect, first appeared in Meowth, Colress and Team Rivalry!, where N found the ruins of a building and learned the Genesect Army was responsible for the destruction by using his ability to hear the voices of Pokémon.

The Genesect Army played a major role in Genesect and the Legend Awakened. They went on a rampage in New Tork City while attempting to search for their ancient habitat, thus bringing them into conflict with a Mewtwo.

Minor appearances


In the manga

 
Shiny Genesect in Pokémon Adventures

Movie adaptations

Main article: Genesect Army

The Genesect Army plays a major role in Genesect and the Legend Awakened. Likewise, the group appears in the manga adaptation of the film by Momota Inoue.

Pocket Monsters B2 W2 ~ A New Legend ~

Genesect was a Pokémon created by Dr. Zeno. After it saved Dr. Zeno from being trapped in his lab, he decided to give it to Arata in order to bring out its full potential.

Pokémon Adventures

Main article: Blake's Genesect

A Shiny Genesect debuted as a silhouette at P2 Laboratory in The Shadow Triad, where the Shadow Triad was seen testing its power. It reappeared at the Pokémon League, where it helped Hood Man escape. Later, in the Black 2 & White 2 arc, it was revealed to be under the ownership of Colress.

In Mr. Perfect, Colress attacked Aspertia City with another Genesect, where it came into contact with Blake and Looker, the former of whom ultimately captured Genesect. Although Blake had initially reported Genesect to the International Police, he was seen in possession of it in Cold Storage Battle, riding it through the Relic Passage. In Pink Slip, it was revealed that Blake had taken Genesect for his own use without permission, despite it having been under strict supervision, which was one of the reasons why he had been subsequently fired from the International Police.

In the TCG

Main article: Genesect (TCG)

Other appearances

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U

 
Genesect trophy in Super Smash Bros. for 3DS

Genesect appears as a Poké Ball summon. In the 3DS version of the game, it is unlocked after playing Endless Smash at least once. It jumps around the stage, repeatedly firing four Techno Blast attacks, followed up by a wide beam. Both shots can go through walls.

Genesect also appears as a trophy in both versions of the game.

Trophy information

NA: A Bug/Steel-type Pokémon, Genesect was created from a 300-million-year-old fossil and later altered to carry a giant cannon on its back. The type of Drive inserted into the cannon affects the attack type of its Techno Blast. It will follow up this attack with a long-range laser.

PAL: A Bug- and Steel-type Pokémon revived from a 300-million-year-old fossil, then modified to carry a giant cannon on its back. The type of Drive inserted into the cannon affects the attack type of its Techno Blast. After using this attack mid-jump, it attacks its target with a long-range laser that passes through obstacles.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Genesect returns as a Pokémon summoned from the Poké Ball, retaining its behavior from the previous game. Genesect also appears as a Spirit.

Trivia

Origin

Genesect is generally based on the giant insects of the Paleozoic era, which existed for 300,000,000 years, making it as old as the cockroach. Its Steel-type features that give it a somewhat robotic appearance may be a reference to alien robots or cyborgs in science fiction media, but this may be due to Team Plasma's modifications. Its design might also be inspired by the "artillery mech" vehicles in various mecha anime and manga while also resembling the enlarged pronona of treehoppers (family Membracidae). They also share a similar head shape with many treehoppers.

Name origin

Genesect may be a combination of gene, genetics, genome, or genesis; and insect.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
  Japanese ゲノセクト Genesect From genome and insect
  French Genesect Same as Japanese name
  Spanish Genesect Same as Japanese name
  German Genesect Same as Japanese name
  Italian Genesect Same as Japanese name
  Korean 게노세크트 Genosect Transcription of Japanese name
  Mandarin Chinese 蓋諾賽克特 / 盖诺赛克特 Gàinuòsàikètè Transcription of Japanese name
  Cantonese Chinese 蓋諾賽克特 Koinohkchoihākdahk Mandarin-based transcription of Japanese name


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BellossomBewearBlastoiseBonslyCelebiChanseyCharizardChespinChikoritaClefairy
CyndaquilDarkraiDedenneDeoxysDittoEeveeElectrodeEnteiFennekin
FletchlingGardevoirGenesectGiratinaGogoatGoldeenGroudonGulpinHitmonlee
Ho-OhInkayJirachiKeldeoKoffingKyogreKyuremLatias and Latios
LugiaLunalaManaphyMarillMarshadowMeloettaMeowthMewMetagrossMimikyu
MoltresMunchlaxOnixOshawottPalkiaPiplupPorygon2PyukumukuRaikouScizorSnivy
SnorlaxSolgaleoSpewpaStaryuStarmieSuicuneSwirlixTapu KokoTogedemaruTogepi
TorchicUnownVenusaurVictiniVulpixWeavileWeezingWobbuffetXerneasZapdosZoroark
Collectables: Trophies (MeleeBrawlfor Nintendo 3DS/Wii U)
Stickers
Spirits
Misc: The Subspace EmissaryMy MusicFinal SmashPokémon ChangeBrawl cameos


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