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It sort of looks like it because of its shape and style.

Also Kabutop's pokedex entry said it was a hunter in ancient times and Genesect's entry is 'Over 300 million years ago, it was feared as the strongest of hunters. It has been modified by Team Plasma.'

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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.

Stated there Genesect is originally a fossil Pokemon enhanced by science. No official word of what Pokemon it is but most(including I) believe it is Kabutops


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Indeed, the pokedex entries was what got me most curious.
I noticed the same thing; Genesect's' Pokedex entries scream, 'I am a modified Kabutops!".
You would have thought that they would use a more powerful pokemon to modify. There's loads of them out there.
I know I answered differently, but I think Genesect I a modified version of a Scizor. Its feet are the same, its stinger thingy is like Scizor's, its legs are like Scizor's, and it also have Scyther-like parts. Team Plasma may have evolved a Scyther in a very special way to make it stronger, which may explain its few Scyther-like parts as well, like its arms are like a mix between Scyther's arms and Scizor's feet.
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While you're not supposed to answer an old question I believe I have a point that's not been mentioned.

First of all the typing, steel is obviously for the metal exo-skeleton but how is it bug? This could be explained by the modification but that's hard to tell. What really convinced me is that in Pokemon White the pokedex claims it was a bug. Since Kabutops isn't a bug it's almost certainly not the Pokemon that was modified.

Trivia: The Pokemon white dex states that team Plasma upgraded the canon while B2/W2 states they added it.

I agree I think its a modified Scizor or just its own Pokemon