Genesect

Genesect is a Bug/Steel type Pokémon introduced in Generation 5. It is known as the Paleozoic Pokémon.

Pokédex data

National № 649
Type Bug Steel
Species Paleozoic Pokémon
Height 4′11″ (1.5 m)
Weight 181.9 lbs (82.5 kg)
Abilities 1. Download
Local № 155 (Black/White)
300 (Black 2/White 2)

Training

EV yield 1 Attack, 1 Special Attack, 1 Speed
Catch rate 3 (0.4% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 0 (lower than normal)
Base Exp. 270
Growth Rate Slow

Breeding

Egg Groups Undiscovered
Gender Genderless
Egg cycles 120 (30,584–30,840 steps)

Base stats

HP 71
252 346
Attack 120
220 372
Defense 95
175 317
Sp. Atk 120
220 372
Sp. Def 95
175 317
Speed 99
182 326
Total 600 Min Max

The ranges shown on the right are for a level 100 Pokémon. Maximum values are based on a beneficial nature, 252 EVs, 31 IVs; minimum values are based on a hindering nature, 0 EVs, 0 IVs.

Type defenses

The effectiveness of each type on Genesect.

Evolution chart

Pokédex entries

Black Over 300 million years ago, it was feared as the strongest of hunters. It has been modified by Team Plasma.
White This ancient bug Pokémon was altered by Team Plasma. They upgraded the cannon on its back.
Black 2
White 2
This Pokémon existed 300 million years ago. Team Plasma altered it and attached a cannon to its back.
X
Omega Ruby
This ancient bug Pokémon was altered by Team Plasma. They upgraded the cannon on its back.
Y
Alpha Sapphire
This Pokémon existed 300 million years ago. Team Plasma altered it and attached a cannon to its back.

Moves learned by Genesect

Moves learnt by level up

Genesect learns the following moves in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Fell StingerBug 50 100
1Magnet RiseElectric
1Metal ClawSteel 50 95
1Quick AttackNormal 40 100
1ScreechNormal 85
1Techno BlastNormal 120 100
7Fury CutterBug 40 95
11Lock-OnNormal
18Flame ChargeFire 50 100
22Magnet BombSteel 60
29SlashNormal 70 100
33Metal SoundSteel 85
40Signal BeamBug 75 100
44Tri AttackNormal 80 100
51X-ScissorBug 80 100
55Bug BuzzBug 90 100
62Simple BeamNormal 100
66Zap CannonElectric 120 50
73Hyper BeamNormal 150 90
77Self-DestructNormal 200 100

Egg moves

Genesect does not learn any moves by breeding in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon.

Move Tutor moves

Genesect can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon from move tutors (details):

Moves learnt by TM

Genesect is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon:

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
6ToxicPoison 90
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
13Ice BeamIce 90 100
14BlizzardIce 110 70
15Hyper BeamNormal 150 90
16Light ScreenPsychic
17ProtectNormal
21FrustrationNormal 100
22Solar BeamGrass 120 100
24ThunderboltElectric 90 100
25ThunderElectric 110 70
27ReturnNormal 100
29PsychicPsychic 90 100
32Double TeamNormal
33ReflectPsychic
35FlamethrowerFire 90 100
40Aerial AceFlying 60
42FacadeNormal 70 100
43Flame ChargeFire 50 100
44RestPsychic
48RoundNormal 60 100
53Energy BallGrass 90 100
57Charge BeamElectric 50 90
64ExplosionNormal 250 100
65Shadow ClawGhost 70 100
68Giga ImpactNormal 150 90
69Rock PolishRock
73Thunder WaveElectric 90
76FlyFlying 90 95
81X-ScissorBug 80 100
83InfestationBug 20 100
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
89U-turnBug 70 100
90SubstituteNormal
91Flash CannonSteel 80 100
97Dark PulseDark 80 100
100ConfideNormal

Transfer-only moves

Genesect can only learn these moves in previous generations. It must be taught the moves in the appropriate game and then transferred to Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
FlashNormal 100 Generation 6 — TM
Hone ClawsDark Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
Struggle BugBug 50 100 Generation 6 — TM

Moves learnt by level up

Genesect does not learn any level up moves in Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu & Let's Go Eevee.

Moves learnt by TM

Genesect does not learn any HMs in Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu & Let's Go Eevee.

Genesect sprites

Type Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7
Normal Genesect  sprite from Black & White Genesect  sprite from X & Y
Shiny Genesect Shiny sprite from Black & White Genesect Shiny sprite from X & Y

Where to find Genesect

Black
White
Black 2
White 2
Trade/migrate from another game
X
Y
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Trade/migrate from another game
Sun
Moon
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Trade/migrate from another game
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Location data not yet available

Other languages

English Genesect
Japanese ゲノセクト (Genesect)
German Genesect
French Genesect

Name origin

genetic
of or relating to DNA
insect
a bug