So, I was curious about this guy and looked up his pokédex entry.
For starters, it says that it can be obtained in Gen V, a generation that I've played, but I've never encounter it nor as a normal 'mon or as a legendary.
Plus, the dex entry of Black states that :
Over 300 million years ago, it was feared as the strongest of hunters.
It has been modified by Team Plasma.
while the White one comments:
This ancient bug Pokémon was altered by Team Plasma. They upgraded the
cannon on its back.
This made me think.
As I've read around here, some people think that it is a *Kabutops with an exoskeleton** made by Team Plasma*, but if you ask me, that doesn't make a lot of sense.**
first, the typing.
Genesect is Steel/Bug while Kabutops is Water/Rock.
Second, the shape.
I've come to notice that the most brought up reason as to why Genesect would be a Kabutops is because the heads resemble each other.
By this logic, I could say that Genesect is actually a Scyther, because their torso is way more similar and the typing would actually make more sense.
What leaves me perplexed is the cannon mentioned in the White pokédex's entry:
They upgraded the cannon on its back.
Does this mean it already had one?
But none of the pokémon known to us, except Mega Blastoise but he is out of the question, have a cannon on their back and are at least partially Bug type.
So far at least.
So, concluding, here's what I'd like to know
- How, if it's still possible, do I obtain a Genesect in Black/White?
- What's so special about this Pokémon? Its Stats are not THAT impressive.
- Do we know more, maybe thanks to the movie in which this pokémon is
present, about its past and origins?
Thanks in advance guys!