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Genesect - Burn Drive

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Pokemon Ratings

Attacker Tier List See all Tier 2
Ultra League PVP Rating See all 2.5 / 5
Master League PVP Rating See all 3 / 5

Pokemon Stats

82.50 kg Weight
1.50 m Height
Pokemon Max CP
Level 50: 3,791
Level 40: 3,353
Level 25: 2,395 (Raid + Weather)
Level 20: 1,916 (Raid)
Level 15: 1,437 (Research Tasks)
ATK 252
DEF 199
STA 174

Pokemon Family

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.
  • Techno Blast - Burn has no genuine utility on Genesect.
  • Flamethrower is a downgrade in overall performance. 
  • Hyper Beam is inferior.

PVE Overview

While Genesect - Burn Drive can do everything that the basic form of this prehistoric terminator can do, it also has the added power of a Fire-type Techno Blast. However, this move isn't worth anything per-say in the PvE meta, and Genesect is still best used as a Bug-type Attacker.

PVP Movesets Grades

Quick Charge ATK
A
B

PvP Moveset Explanation

Fury Cutter + X-Scissor and Techno Blast - Burn*

Fury Cutter is recommended for its superior energy generation. Metal Claw has poor stats, and doesn't provide much value unless there is a niche for Steel-type damage. 

X-Scissor costs the least amount of energy and can be used frequently to pressure shields. Techno Blast is a very powerful move that requires a moderate amount of energy, and is recommended for this variant of Genesect. Flamethrower is a direct downgrade. Magnet Bomb is an option if Steel-type coverage is needed, but demands more energy than X-Scissor, which slows down Genesect's access to its most powerful move. 

PvP Rating Explanation

Great League: N/A

Currently this Genesect variant cannot be chosen for Great League due to its CP being too high. 

Ultra League: 2.5 / 5

Genesect is a Bug/Steel Pokemon that shares typings with Escavalier and Scizor and also competes for their roles. Genesect is the frailest pick among those three, and is less of a generalist by comparison. Access to Fire-type coverage is useful against popular Steel-types, though Genesect would prefer to bait shields with X-Scissor instead of having its powerful Techno Blast shielded. Due to the moderately expensive 55 energy cost of Techno Blast, Genesect tends to struggle in 2-shield scenarios, which makes it better as a specific counter, or sweeper role. Giratina still walls Genesect, and Water-types and Fighting-types are typically losses for Genesect as well. 

Master League: 3 / 5

Genesect doesn't compete well in Master League, with only notable wins against Metagross and Mewtwo. Togekiss can survive with two shields, and beating Dialga requires not only both shields, but landing Techno Blast successfully. Overall Genesect is a very difficult play in this league, and other picks are generally more effective overall. 

Fast Moves

8
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Steel

1.6x DamageVS
1.6x DamageVS
1.6x 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

1.6x DamageVS
1.6x DamageVS
1.6x 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
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Bug

1.6x DamageVS
1.6x DamageVS
1.6x 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
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Steel

1.6x DamageVS
1.6x DamageVS
1.6x 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
70
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Fire

1.6x DamageVS
1.6x DamageVS
1.6x DamageVS
1.6x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS
2.20
0.20
0.00
1.40
31.82
39.77
44.55

Legacy Charge Moves

120
More Info

Fire

1.6x DamageVS
1.6x DamageVS
1.6x DamageVS
1.6x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS
2.00
0.40
0.00
1.20
60.00
75.00
72.00

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

Raid Boss Catch Rate

Bug Medal

None
Bronze
Silver
Gold

Steel Medal

None
Bronze
Silver
Gold
Normal Nice! Great! Excellent!
No Berry -
Curve
Razz Berry -
Curve
Golden Razz Berry -
Curve

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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