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 1.5 m (4′11″)
Weight 82.5 kg (181.9 lbs)
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 Sword & Shield at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Fury CutterBugPhysical 40 95
1Quick AttackNormalPhysical 40 100
7ScreechNormalStatus 85
14Metal ClawSteelPhysical 50 95
21Fell StingerBugPhysical 50 100
28Flame ChargeFirePhysical 50 100
35Metal SoundSteelStatus 85
42X-ScissorBugPhysical 80 100
49Magnet RiseElectricStatus
56Bug BuzzBugSpecial 90 100
63Simple BeamNormalStatus 100
70Zap CannonElectricSpecial 120 50
77Lock-OnNormalStatus
84Techno BlastNormalSpecial 120 100
91Self-DestructNormalPhysical 200 100

Egg moves

Genesect does not learn any moves by breeding in Pokémon Sword & Shield.

Moves learnt by TM

Genesect is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Sword & Shield:

Moves learnt by TR

Genesect is compatible with these Technical Records in Pokémon Sword & Shield:

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 StingerBugPhysical 50 100
1Magnet RiseElectricStatus
1Metal ClawSteelPhysical 50 95
1Quick AttackNormalPhysical 40 100
1ScreechNormalStatus 85
1Techno BlastNormalSpecial 120 100
7Fury CutterBugPhysical 40 95
11Lock-OnNormalStatus
18Flame ChargeFirePhysical 50 100
22Magnet BombSteelPhysical 60
29SlashNormalPhysical 70 100
33Metal SoundSteelStatus 85
40Signal BeamBugSpecial 75 100
44Tri AttackNormalSpecial 80 100
51X-ScissorBugPhysical 80 100
55Bug BuzzBugSpecial 90 100
62Simple BeamNormalStatus 100
66Zap CannonElectricSpecial 120 50
73Hyper BeamNormalSpecial 150 90
77Self-DestructNormalPhysical 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:

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
FlashNormalStatus 100 Generation 6 — TM
Hone ClawsDarkStatus Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormalPhysical 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
Struggle BugBugSpecial 50 100 Generation 6 — TM

Genesect sprites

Type Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7 Generation 8
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
Not available in this game
Sword
Shield
Location data not yet available
Brilliant Diamond
Shining Pearl
Not available in this game

Other languages

English, Spanish, Italian Genesect
Japanese ゲノセクト (Genesect)
German Genesect
French Genesect

Name origin

genetic
of or relating to DNA
insect
a bug