Genesect(ゲノセクト Genosect) is a dual-type Bug/Steel-typeGeneration VMythical 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.
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'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.
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.