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#649 Genesect
649Genesect
Genesect artwork for Pokémon Black 2and White 2.
Category Paleozoic Pokémon
Original Region Unova
National Dex Nr. #649
Unova Dex Nr. #155/300
Generation 5
Pokémon Color Purple
First Appearance Pokémon Black 2 and White 2
Latest Appearance Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Type(s) Bug/Steel
Ability/ies Download
Average Height 4'11"
Average Weight 181.9 lbs.

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

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

It is not known to evolve into or from any other Pokémon, though the Drive inserted in the cannon on its back is visibly different within its sprites depending on the Drive it is holding:

  • When it is not holding any Drive, the light is orange, and Techno Blast is Normal-type.
  • When it is holding the Burn Drive, the light turns red, and Techno Blast is Fire-type.
  • When it is holding the Douse Drive, the light turns blue, and Techno Blast is Water-type.
  • When it is holding the Shock Drive, the light turns yellow, and Techno Blast is Electric-type.
  • When it is holding the Chill Drive, the light turns white, and Techno Blast is Ice-type.

Genesect is the final Pokémon in the Unova Pokédex.

Biology

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 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. 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.

The powerful cannon on its back and other enhancements were apparently added as part of the bizarre modifications made to it by Team Plasma. It is the only Pokémon capable of learning the move Techno Blast, an attack which changes type depending on the Drive it holds. It is indicated that even before Team Plasma powered up Genesect, it was a skilled and ruthless hunter. By folding up its limbs and connecting its head to the cannon on its back, Genesect can assume a flying saucer-like form, allowing it to fly. This form is known as the High-Speed Flight Form (Japanese: 高速飛行形態). It can also spin a sticky string from its claws.

Genesect was revived from a Fossil and technologically enhanced by Team Plasma to create the most powerful Pokémon ever. N had the project cancelled 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.

Trivia

  • Genesect is the only Bug-type Legendary Pokémon.
  • Genesect is tied with Mega Pinsir, Mega Scizor, and Mega Heracross for the highest base stat total of all Bug-type Pokémon.
  • Genesect's backstory is similar to Mewtwo's: both were created by villainous teams in at least one canon, and genetically engineered to be more powerful than the Pokémon they were based on.
  • Genesect is the only Pokémon whose Pokédex entry names a villainous team, in this case, Team Plasma.
  • Despite Techno Blast being its signature move, Genesect cannot receive STAB from it.
  • Of the Generation V event Legendary Pokémon, Genesect is the only one that does not have an event signature move. Victini, Keldeo, and Meloetta obtain their respective signature moves through events, whereas Genesect has Techno Blast as a starting move.
  • When sent out in Generation VI, Genesect unfolds from its High-Speed Flight Form, the only time this form can be seen in the games.
  • Until Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, Genesect's Drive variations were not recognized as form differences by the Pokédex. The same was true for Arceus and Furfrou.

Origin

Genesect is generally based on the giant insects of the Paleozoic era, which existed for 300 million 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 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.

Name origin

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

Stats

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


Moves

By level up

LevelMoveTypeCat.Pow.Acc.Effect
StartSelf-DestructType NormalPhysical200100%User faints after using this move.
StartFury CutterType BugPhysical4095%Increases power when used repeatedly every turn.
StartMetal ClawType SteelPhysical5595%10% chance of raising the user's Attack stat one stage.
StartQuick AttackType NormalPhysical40100%Strikes first.
7Simple BeamType NormalStatus - - Changes the target's ability to Simple.
11Fell StingerType BugPhysical50100%Raises user's Attack stat three stages when knocking out an opponent.
18Magnet BombType SteelPhysical60 - Never misses.
22SlashType NormalPhysical70100%High critical hit ratio.
29ScreechType NormalStatus - 85%Lowers the target's Defense stat two stages.
29Metal SoundType SteelStatus - 85%Lowers the target's Special Defense stat two stages.
33Flame ChargeType FirePhysical50100%Raises the user's Speed stat one stage.
40Signal BeamType BugSpecial75100%10% chance of confusing the target.
44Tri AttackType NormalSpecial80100%20% chance of paralyzing, burning, or freezing the target.
50Ancient PowerType RockSpecial60100%10% chance of raising all of the user's stats one stage.
55Magnet RiseType ElectricStatus - - Avoids Ground type moves for 5 turns.
62X-ScissorType BugPhysical80100%No added effect.
66Flash CannonType SteelSpecial80100%10% chance of lowering the target's Special Defense stat one stage.
73Lock-OnType NormalStatus - - Ensures that the next move lands without fail.
77Zap CannonType ElectricSpecial12050%Paralyzes the target.
83Bug BuzzType BugSpecial90100%10% chance of lowering the target's Special Defense stat one stage.
89Extreme SpeedType NormalPhysical80100%Strikes first.
93Hyper BeamType NormalSpecial15090%User must recharge the next turn.
100Techno BlastType NormalSpecial120100%Type varies depending on which Drive the user holds.


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