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Type Bug  Type Steel
Species Paleozoic Pokémon
Abilities Download
Meloetta ← 649 → Chespin
Kanto N/A Johto N/A
Hoenn N/A Sinnoh N/A
Unova N/A Kalos N/A
Evolves from None
Evolves into None
(ゲノセクト Genosekuto)
Generation V
Evolutionary line
No evolution line
Weight Height
Pokédex color Egg group
<font color=Purple>Purple</font>
Shape Footprint

Genesect (ゲノセクト Genosect) is a dual-type Bug/Steel-type Generation V Mythical Pokémon. Genesect was an ancient Pokémon which most people say came from Kabutops due to its Pokédex entries matching that of Genesect's. Genesect came to be due to heavy experimentation by Team Plasma, turning it into a robotic creature with a cannon on its back. However, N abandoned the project saying that any Pokémon altered by science is "impure". The scientist working on the project, angered by N's decision, quit Team Plasma, created a lab, and continued altering Genesect until it escaped and was never seen again. Genesect's "signature move," Techno Blast, is altered by Hold Items called Drives that can change its type. The four drives are the Burn Drive, Douse Drive, Shock Drive and Chill Drive, and make the move's type Fire, Water, Electric, and Ice, respectively. An interesting note is that this Pokémon is nearly impossible to get in Shiny Pokémon quality because the only way to get it was through Wi-Fi events.



Genesect has a purple metal body with a head that looks like a saucer. It has two red eyes and on its back there is some sort of powerful cannon that could have been added onto it by Team Plasma when they made the modifications to it.


Genesect does not evolve.

Game Info


hp = 71, atk = 120, def = 95, satk = 120, sdef = 95, spd = 99, total = 600

Game Locations

Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Black/White P2 Laboratory Event
Black 2/White 2 Mystery Gift Event

Pokédex Entries

Pokédex Entries
Over 300 million years ago, it was feared as the strongest of hunters. It has been modified by Team Plasma.
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.
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire


Leveling Generation V
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat.
Techno Blast 85 100% 5 Normal Special
Quick Attack 40 100% 30 Normal Physical
Magnet Rise 100% 10 Electric Status
Metal Claw 50 95% 35 Steel Physical
Screech 85% 40 Normal Status
7 Fury Cutter 10 95% 20 Bug Physical
11 Lock-On –% 5 Normal Status
18 Flame Charge 50 100% 20 Fire Physical
22 Magnet Bomb 60 100% 20 Steel Physical
29 Slash 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
33 Metal Sound 85% 40 Steel Status
40 Signal Beam 75 100% 15 Bug Special
44 Tri Attack 80 100% 10 Normal Special
51 X-Scissor 80 100% 15 Bug Physical
55 Bug Buzz 90 100% 10 Bug Special
62 Simple Beam 100% 15 Normal Status
66 Zap Cannon 120 50% 5 Electric Special
73 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special
77 Selfdestruct 200 100% 5 Normal Physical
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Special Forms


Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Genesect BW
Shiny Genesect BW Genesectbwbackshiny
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire Back


In the anime

Genesect is confirmed to be in Pokémon the Movie: Genesect and the Legend Awakened. It also has a shiny form.


  • If the player takes a Genesect to the P2 Laboratory and shows it to the scientist there, he will battle the player. If the player wins, the scientist gives him/her two out of the four drives, with the two being different depending on the version of the game. The Genesect must be from the event or it will not work, if you got it by hacks then you will battle the scientist but you will not get the drives.
  • Genesect is the first Bug-type Legendary Pokémon, not counting Arceus while holding the Insect Plate.
  • Genesect's move, Techno Blast, is somewhat similar to Arceus's Judgement, basing its typing on its held item.
  • Genesect is classified as the Paleozoic Pokémon because it existed during the Paleozoic Era, a time period more than 300 million years ago.
  • In the P2 Laboratory, there is a memo presumably written by Ghetsis stating that Lord N had modified what is to be the strongest Pokémon ever until he abandoned the project, likely because N is compassionate to the feelings of Pokémon.
  • CoroCoro leaked it and revealed on July 11, 2012.
  • Genesect is shown on a teaser after the pre-release of the fifteenth Pokémon movie.
  • Even though Genesect uses its signature move, Techno Blast, Genesect doesn't receive STAB from it.
  • Genesect is the only prehistoric Pokémon that is not a Rock-type.
    • It is also the only prehistoric Pokémon that can not be restored from a fossil.
  • It has been revealed by Nintendo that when you buy Pokémon Black and White Versions 2, you can receive Genesect through Nintendo WiFi from October 11 to November 12.
  • Genesect is one of the only two Bug Pokémon that can learn Fly, the other being Volcarona.
    • Interestingly, neither of these Pokémon are the Flying type.
  • Genesect is the second Pokémon to be created in a Laboratory, the first being Mewtwo.
    • However, while Mewtwo is a clone, Genesect is a genetically altered version of a Pokémon that existed thousands of years ago.


Genesect could mean Genetical Insect (since it is one of the first Pokémon World terrestrial) or "genetic" (genetic), with English word "insect" (insect in Castilian) due to its bug type. It is also possible that the name is combination of the words "genocide", due to its purpose as a war machine, and "insect", again due to its bug type.

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