Genesect is a mythical Pokémon that only appears every so often in special events in Pokémon Go. Trainers who have the chance to encounter this Pokémon during specific times, so you’ll need to act fast if you want to add it to your collection. Genesect is special in that it will have a particular drive uploaded to it, modifying the move techno blast, changing its typing. The typing of techno blast changes its usefulness and the severity of its moveset. These are broken up into different Genesect raids, the first will have a burn drive.
Genesect is a Bug and Steel-type Pokémon. It’s weak to Fire-type moves, but it’s resistant to Bug, Dragon, Fairy Grass, Ice, Normal, Poison, Psychic, and Steel-type attacks. It has a maximum CP of 3,353, an attack of 211, a defense of 169, and a stamina of 149. With it only being weak to Fire-type moves, so long as you avoid it with Genesect, you can do fairly well with it. But you may want to use it in the Ultra League, and if you can make a strong enough team to compliment Genesect, it could be used in the Master League.
These are all of the moves Genesect can learn.
- Fury Cutter (Bug-type) – 2 damage and 4 energy (2 damage per turn)
- Metal Claw (Steel-type) – 5 damage and 3 energy (2.5 damage per turn)
- Hyper Beam (Normal-type) – 150 damage and 80 energy
- Magnet Bomb (Steel-type) – 70 damage and 45 energy
- Techno Blast (Normal, Fire, Water, Electric, or Ice-type) – 120 damage and 55 energy
- X-scissor (Bug-type) – 45 damage and 35 energy
You have several options to consider for Genesect. Of the two fast moves, you want to go with fury cutter to produce the most energy per turn. It’ll be a good way to build up Genesect’s charge energy.
From there, you need to figure out what type of techno blast you want to give Genesect. You want techno blast on this Pokémon, hands down, but deciding the exact typing can be a bit tricky. Of the five options, the Electric and Water appear to show the best options against any current meta builds that appear in the Ultra and Master Leagues.
For your second option, you’ll want to go with X-scissor, a cheap move that only costs 35 energy. It doesn’t damage as Magnet Bomb does, but Bug-type can prove extremely effective against many Psychic and Dark-type Pokémon.
Overall, Genesect is a decent choice. The addition of techno blast’s many typings makes it even more powerful and a far better option for trainers looking to use it in PvP. Make sure your Pokémon has the fast attack fury cutter, and techno blast (Water or Electric-type), and X-scissor for its charge moves.