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Genesect
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Pokemon Ratings

Great League PVP Rating See all 1.5 / 5
Ultra League PVP Rating See all 2.5 / 5
Master League PVP Rating See all 1.5 / 5

Pokemon Stats

82.50 kg Weight
1.50 m Height
Pokemon Max CP
3353
ATK 252
DEF 199
STA 174

PVE Movesets Grades

Show Suboptimal/Unranked Movesets

PVE Offensive Moves Explanation

  • Fury Cutter and X-Scissor go together to make Genesect a top-tier Bug Type attacker
  • Metal Claw and Magnet Bomb make Genesect a Steel attacker, though it's fairly lackluster.
  • Hyper Beam is inferior.

PVE Overview

Genesect has been revived from its fossil, and it's here at last! Team Plasma's monster has hit the scene as the new strongest Bug Type attacker at the time of its release, but sadly it's not quite strong enough to be extremely valuable. Basically any time that it's the top Bug attacker, some other type can probably do the same job better, except for 2x effective scenarios of course.

Still, the future does hold some potential for Genesect as It has a signature attack by the name of Techno Blast. In the main series, this attack can be Normal Fire, Water, Ice, or Electric Type depending on which "Drive" Genesect is holding at the time. This could be an extremely interesting feature if added!

PVP Movesets Grades

Quick Charge ATK
A

PvP Moveset Explanation

Fury Cutter + X-Scissor and Magnet Bomb

Fury Cutter is recommended for its superior energy generation, which lets it utilize is cheap charge moves more frequently. Metal Claw offers slightly more damage output, but the trade-off in terms of energy gains, and Steel-typing's poor offensive value, makes it the inferior choice overall. 

X-Scissor costs the least amount of energy, benefits from STAB, and can be spammed often. Magnet Bomb offers some extra coverage, and in neutral fights can deal surprising amounts of damage with STAB. Hyper Beam is among the most expensive charge moves in the game energy-wise, and is not recommended due to the risk of being shielded, in addition to not benefiting from neither STAB nor a Super Effective multiplier. 

PvP Rating Explanation

Great League: 1.5 / 5

Genesect is a Bug/Steel Pokemon with high offensive stats, relatively poor bulk, and a spammy moveset. Due to the CP cap of Great League, Genesect's performance very closely resembles that of Scizor, another Pokemon with the same typing, very similar stat distribution, and almost identical movesets. To compare between the two, Genesect sports the superior Steel-type charge move, while Scizor features the superior Steel-type fast move. However, in the Great League meta these features are not typically valued due to Genesect's poor bulk, and very niche coverage. Some Pokemon that are considered to be very bulky in this league can overcome Genesect, even when Genesect would have a typing advantage. Overall this is probably a Pokemon you can pass on, especially considering the large resource costs needed to unlock its secondary charge move. 

Ultra League: 2.5 / 5

Access to quick Bug and Steel coverage in addition to Bug/Steel-type resistances gives Genesect a good niche in Ultra League. Wins against popular Fairy-types and advantages against bulky Psychic-types are definitely a welcoming addition to anyone's team, but struggles against the rest of the meta results in Genesect being more questionable than favorable. 

Master League: 1.5 / 5

With a max CP of 3353 and somewhat poor bulk, Genesect would appreciate additional stats to compete with the top Pokemon in this league. Unfortunately its Bug and Steel coverage is almost useless in this league, where Dragons and Steel-types are ubiquitous. It gets some points for being able to beat Fairy-types, but it doesn't get much better beyond that when it comes to the popular meta. 

Fast Moves

8
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Steel

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS EPU DPS DPS w/STAB True DPS
0.70
0.20
10.00
11.43
14.29
3
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Bug

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS EPU DPS DPS w/STAB True DPS
0.40
0.30
15.00
7.50
9.38

Charge Moves

45
More Info

Bug

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS
1.60
0.20
0.00
1.36
28.13
35.16
38.35
70
More Info

Steel

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS
2.80
0.40
0.00
2.12
25.00
31.25
53.03
150
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Normal

.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.51x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS
3.80
0.30
0.00
1.50
39.47
49.34
59.21

Secondary Charge Move Unlock Cost

Candy 100
Stardust 100,000

Other

Flee Rate 10.0 %
Buddy Distance 20 km
Capture Rate2.0 %

Pokemon Type Chart

Vulnerable

256% damage

Resistant

62.5% damage
62.5% damage
62.5% damage
39.1% damage
62.5% damage
62.5% damage
39.1% damage
62.5% damage
62.5% damage

Pokemon Min/Max CP Values

How to use: You need to know your Pokemon's exact level. To find exactly what level your Pokémon is, power up your Pokémon following this chart until you're certain of your level from Stardust cost changes.

A Pokémon's minimum level is 1.

Every time you power up, your Pokémon gains half a level.

StardustLevelMin CPMax CP
20014147
2001.58598
2002129148
2002.5174199
4003218249
4003.5262300
4004306351
4004.5350401
6005395452
6005.5439502
6006483553
6006.5527604
8007571654
8007.5616705
8008660756
8008.5704806
10009748857
10009.5792907
100010837958
100010.58781006
1300119201054
130011.59621102
13001210041150
130012.510461197
16001310881245
160013.511291293
16001411711341
160014.512131389
19001512551437
190015.512971485
19001613381533
190016.513801581
22001714221629
220017.514641676
22001815061724
220018.515481772
25001915891820
250019.516311868
25002016731916
250020.517151964
30002117572012
300021.517992060
30002218402108
300022.518822155
35002319242203
350023.519662251
35002420082299
350024.520502347
40002520922395
400025.521332443
40002621752491
400026.522172539
45002722592587
450027.523012635
45002823432683
450028.523842731
50002924262779
500029.524682826
50003025102874
500030.525312898
60003125522922
600031.525732946
60003225942970
600032.526152994
70003326363018
700033.526563042
70003426773066
700034.526983090
80003527193114
800035.527403138
80003627613162
800036.527823186
90003728033210
900037.528243234
90003828453257
900038.528663281
100003928863305
1000039.529073329
100004029283353
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