|Other Super Smash Bros. Appearances||Newcomer|
Genesect (ゲノセクト, Genesect) appears as a newcomer in Super Smash Bros. V , revealed at the end of the third game in the 7th gen “Pokemon Mid” Direct on November 7, 2018.
“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.”
Genesect is confirmed to have no alternate costume.
For its appearance in SSBV, Genesect retains its voice actor from SSBV, Yuji Ueda. Yuji had to record much more voice clips.
- 1 Attributes
- 2 Summary
- 3 Moveset
- 4 Animations and Misc.
- 5 Trophies
- 6 Palette Swaps and Alternate Costume w/Palette Swap
- 7 Reveal Trailer
- 8 Trivia
Super Armor on Smash Attacks
Medium-Heavy with pretty quick dash
Strong But Slow Special Moves
Very good defensive options
Super Armor on some moves
Heavy lag on most key moves
Slow walk speed
Strong But Slow Special Moves
Genesect is a pretty tough character. It comes packed with some powerful specials. It’s dash is pretty good as well. It has some nice tilts which are good for racking up damage and it’s options defensively are great.
Genesect suffers from insane lag on some key moves. It also has quite a slow walk speed and it’s special attacks may be strong but bost leave him vulnerable. He also has a large frame and I think you know what that means.
Genesect is overall more of a defensive based character that comes packed with powerful specials and some nice super armor. Patience and technique is the key to utilizing Genesect’s abilities.
|Neutral Attack||Fell Stinger||3%, 3%, 4%, 1% (loop)||A three-hit slash combo, or a drilling stab attack, known as Fell Stinger.|
|Dash Attack||14%||Genesect slams its head forward|
|Forward Tilt||5% (each)||Slashes with both claws.|
|Up Tilt||13%||Genesect does an axe kick with good horizontal knockback. Its heel can meteor smash aerial opponents.|
|Down Tilt||5%||Slashes downwards with one claw. Can trip.|
|Forward Smash||Iron Head||17%||Genesect tilts its head and slams it forward. Super Armor|
|Up Smash||Zen Headbutt||15%||Genesect's head glows as it delivers and upwards headbutt.|
|Down Smash||Gunk Shot||15% (total)||Genesect gets into UFO form hovering and shoots vile matter at the ground in a set radius.|
|Neutral Aerial||6%||Genesect twists while in UFO form.|
|Forward Aerial||9%||Genesect slashes forward with a claw.|
|Back Aerial||11%||Genesect turns and shoots its head forward as an electrical beam appears out of its eyes. Good KO move.|
|Up Aerial||5% (hit 1), 5% (hit 2)|
|Down Aerial||14% (attack), 2% (landing)||Genesect drops downwards while in UFO form twirling. Similar to Bowser's down aerial.|
Grabs and Throws
|Pummel||2%||*Grabs with silk, long range, can be used to grab the ledge, can be used in the air and does 1% damage* Slashes opponent with claw|
|Forward Throw||2% (throw), 11% (slash)||Throws opponent forwrd then attacks them|
|Back Throw||8%||Tosses opponent behind it|
|Up Throw||2% (throw), 9% (slash)||Throws opponent upwards and slashes them.|
|Down Throw||7%||Slams opponent on ground.|
|Floor Attack (front)||8%||Gets up spinning in UFO form|
|Floor Attack (back)||8%||Gets up spinning in UFO form|
|Floor Attack (trip)||5%||Gets up spinning in UFO form|
|Edge Attack||6%||Gets up attacking with claw.|
|Neutral Special||Techno Blast||No-Drive: 17%, Burn Drive: 13%, Douse Drive: 0%, Shock Drive: 12%, Chill Drive: 0%||Genesect begins to charge a blast and lets it out. Must be fully charged to fire. There are five versions in which you can choose from on the character select screen. No-Drive blasts fighters and after they take the damage they’re knocked back. The Burn Drive deals damage and burns opponents for a short amount of time (1% lost each second). The Douse drive works much similar to the FLUDD but pushes back much farther. The Shock Drive damages while paralyzing opponents. The paralysis period is slightly longer than that of a fully charge Paralyze Shot from Zero Suit Samus. The Chill Drive freezes opponents on contact much longer than the Shock Drive’s paralysis period.|
|Alternate 1||Hasty Techno Blast||No-Drive: 15%, Burn Drive: 11%, Douse Drive: 0%, Shock Drive: 10%, Chill Drive: 0%||Shorter charge and doesn’t leave Genesect as vulnerable but the effects, damage included are much weaker. Ex: Burn Drive burns for 2 seconds and Chill Drive freezes, but does not freeze in place. Douse drive also pushes back a lesser distance and Shock Drive has less paralysis time.|
|Alternate 2||Bulk Techno-Blast||No-Drive: 20%, Burn Drive: 16%, Douse Drive: 0%, Shock Drive: 15%, Chill Drive: 0%||Charge time is longer and comes out veeery slow. But much more powerful than the regular Techno Blast.|
|Side Special||Lock-On and Zap Cannon||21%||Genesect gets in shooting position as a red crosshair goes forward which can be move in any direction in front of Genesect for a short period of time. If it touches a fighter it automatically locks on to them and Genesect fires a large blast of electricity which does big damage and knockback following those targeted. Can be reflected back at Genesect. Takes ALOT of shield if shielded. Leaves Genesect vulnerable as faster fighters can get over the crosshair and up to Genesect getting a free hit or combo. Tons of KO power.|
|Alternate 1||Lock-On and Flamethrower||14%||Much weaker than Zap Cannon. But the animation completes much faster and leaves fighters burned (1% lost each second) for a small amount of time. Does not KO until 400%+. Can be reflected back at Genesect. Genesect gets into shooting position a little faster.|
|Alternate 2||Lock-On and Simple Beam||Does not damage but breaks shields on contact AND leaves those hit with asleep UNTIL CONTACT IS MADE. This, obviously means they cannot wake up at all. Can be reflected back at Genesect and Genesect takes MUCH longer to get into shooting position.|
|Up Special||Magnet Rise||2% (each hit)||Genesect gets into UFO form and twists upwards. Horizontal distance is close to that of Link’s Sword Spin. Damages opponents. Genesect can be attacked out of it.|
|Alternate 1||Free Magnet Rise||1% (each||Genesect can freely fly in UFO form for a short period of time. Does small damage. Genesect can be attacked out of it.|
|Alternate 2||Quick Magnet Rise||3%||Can only go vertically. Much faster than the base Magnet Rise. Genesect can be attacked out of it.|
|Down Special||Magnet Bomb||10% (explosion)||Genesect shoots up a Magnetic Bomb which hovers above the ground. It works somewhat like a proximity based mine as any fighter that gets close gets attacked by the bomb. High knockback and good kill power at higher percents. Can be reflected away but will still not attack Genesect. If it goes off stage it automatically falls.|
|Alternate 1||Trippy Magnet Bomb||12%||Instead of exploding, the bomb actually attack and trip opponents. Does more damage than the base Magnet Bomb.|
|Alternate 2||Multi-Magnet Bomb||7% (explosion)||Genesect can have two bombs out at one time, but they deal less damage and less kill power.|
|Final Smash||Electroweb||5% (each shock)||Genesect spins and drops a large electrified web with covers the entire stage (size dependant on stage). Anything, besides Genesect that makes contact with the web is automatically trapped and continuously shocked and paralyzed. This gives Genesect room to attack. The ledge cannot be grabbed while the web is out. Cannot be damaged if in the air above the highest platform on that stage. But once you hit the platform, you’re trapped. As the web disappears those caught in it are blasted away. Can be KOed if at higher percent.|
Animations and Misc.
About the same height as Luigi.
SIDE - Genesect gets on all fours as its eyes light up while glitching out.
UP - Genesect goes up into UFO form spinning around them returns back.
DOWN - Genesect glitches out as an aura surrounds it.
Character Selection Screen Animation
Genesect is seen staring with its eyes lit up.
On Screen Appearance
Genesect crashes down slamming onto the stage then glitches out for a bit.
Genesect turns around as its eyes are lit up.
Genesect slashes at the screen in an “X” manner then looks forward.
Genesect jumps into UFO form, then does a quick flight.
Genesect is seen standing idle.
Battle theme for Genesect which was made by the Pokemon music team solely for Smash V. Key point is from 0:24 onwards.
Stands hunched over slightly, similar to its neutral battle animation in the Pokemon Games.
Looks on into the distance.
Trudges forward, foot after foot.
Drops on all fours moving quickly. Much faster than walk.
To be added.
Palette Swaps and Alternate Costume w/Palette Swap
|Default||Purple||Genesect's regular appearance|
|Second||Red||Based of Shiny Genesect's coloration|
|Third||Green||Based of Rayquaza's coloration|
|Fourth||Blue||Based of Metagross's coloration|
|Fifth||Light Black||Based of Darkrai's coloration|
|Sixth||White||Based of the colors of a Pokeball|
|Locked First||Yellow||A gold Genesect|
|Locked Second||Gray||Based of the appearance of Titanium|
The Sly One and The Ultimate Creation
The Reveal Trailer Starts off in a snowy area. Pikachu is seen with Mario, Link, and Fox examining a patch of snow. At that moement, they notice a light of fire which is revealed to be Charizard along with Lucario and Greninja standing beside confirming all 3 to be returning. Mario, Link, and Fox then get into a ready position as Charizard signals at them to wait one second. Weavile then steps out looking smug, then comes the tagline "Weavile brings the Pressure!". Weavile then points at Pikachu apparently wanting a fight with Pikachu. Pikachu stares at Weavile as the others look on. Pikachu finally gets up then starts to walk past Mario, Link, and Fox, looks straight at Weavile then begins to chrage electricity. Weavile becomes fired up then the 2 charged at each other only to be stopped by a blast. Everyone looks in the direction of a blast to be greeted to a glowing red eye in the mist. The figure steps out as the camera is behind the figure showing the others. Weavile and Pikachu looking pretty frightened decide to retreat as the figure steps out. The figure is revealed to be Genesect who is glitching out. It then lets out a cry, straightens itself together and then looks right at the others, then comes the promo, "Genesect, The Great Creation?!?!" Genesect proceeds to walk forward as music from the background music from the 16th Pokemon movie plays. The others get ready as Genesect charges straight at them.
Now comes the gameplay. Various attacks, taunts, and palette swaps are shown from Genesect and Weavile. Their final smashes are both shown. Some of their colors are also shown as well. In the post-trailer scene, Genesect appears to have calmed down and is resting with Pikachu and Weavile. After the trailer, gameplay with Greninja, Charizard, Lucario, and Fox is shown on Pokemon Stadium III, confirming Pokemon Stadium III.