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#649 Genesect
Genesect artwork for Pokémon Black 2and White 2.
Category Paleozoic Pokémon
Original Region Unova
National Dex Nr. #649
Unova Dex Nr. #155/300
Generation 5
Pokémon Color Purple
First Appearance Pokémon Black 2 and White 2
Latest Appearance Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Type(s) Bug/Steel
Ability/ies Download
Average Height 4'11"
Average Weight 181.9 lbs.

Genesect (Japanese: ゲノセクト Genesect) is a dual-type Bug/Steel Mythical Pokémon.

Genesect was leaked in the August issue of CoroCoro magazine on July 11, 2012, and it was officially revealed on July 14, 2012.

It is not known to evolve into or from any other Pokémon, though the Drive inserted in the cannon on its back is visibly different within its sprites depending on the Drive it is holding:

  • When it is not holding any Drive, the light is orange, and Techno Blast is Normal-type.
  • When it is holding the Burn Drive, the light turns red, and Techno Blast is Fire-type.
  • When it is holding the Douse Drive, the light turns blue, and Techno Blast is Water-type.
  • When it is holding the Shock Drive, the light turns yellow, and Techno Blast is Electric-type.
  • When it is holding the Chill Drive, the light turns white, and Techno Blast is Ice-type.

Genesect is the final Pokémon in the Unova Pokédex.


Genesect is a bipedal, insectoid Pokémon with a metal body and a saucer-shaped head. It is primarily purple with several gray markings. It has two large red eyes and a small white part that could be either its mouth or a vent. It has thin arms with overlapping segments. Each arm ends with a single, pointed claw. There is a gray circle on each shoulder, and a gray band around its abdomen. Its segmented legs each end with a large, upward curving claw.

The powerful cannon on its back and other enhancements were apparently added as part of the bizarre modifications made to it by Team Plasma. It is the only Pokémon capable of learning the move Techno Blast, an attack which changes type depending on the Drive it holds. It is indicated that even before Team Plasma powered up Genesect, it was a skilled and ruthless hunter. By folding up its limbs and connecting its head to the cannon on its back, Genesect can assume a flying saucer-like form, allowing it to fly. This form is known as the High-Speed Flight Form (Japanese: 高速飛行形態). It can also spin a sticky string from its claws.

Genesect was revived from a Fossil and technologically enhanced by Team Plasma to create the most powerful Pokémon ever. N had the project cancelled and the P2 Laboratory closed because he felt that Pokémon, who he thought to be perfect beings, would lose their beauty if modified by science. However, Scientist Dudley kept working on it, angry that N denied his talent. This scientist reconstructed Genesect and installed the cannon on its back.


  • Genesect is the only Bug-type Legendary Pokémon.
  • Genesect is tied with Mega Pinsir, Mega Scizor, and Mega Heracross for the highest base stat total of all Bug-type Pokémon.
  • Genesect's backstory is similar to Mewtwo's: both were created by villainous teams in at least one canon, and genetically engineered to be more powerful than the Pokémon they were based on.
  • Genesect is the only Pokémon whose Pokédex entry names a villainous team, in this case, Team Plasma.
  • Despite Techno Blast being its signature move, Genesect cannot receive STAB from it.
  • Of the Generation V event Legendary Pokémon, Genesect is the only one that does not have an event signature move. Victini, Keldeo, and Meloetta obtain their respective signature moves through events, whereas Genesect has Techno Blast as a starting move.
  • When sent out in Generation VI, Genesect unfolds from its High-Speed Flight Form, the only time this form can be seen in the games.
  • Until Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, Genesect's Drive variations were not recognized as form differences by the Pokédex. The same was true for Arceus and Furfrou.


Genesect is generally based on the giant insects of the Paleozoic era, which existed for 300 million years, making it as old as the cockroach. Its Steel-type features that give it a somewhat robotic appearance may be a reference to alien robots in science fiction media, but this may be due to Team Plasma's modifications. Its design might also be inspired by the "Artillery Mech" vehicles in various mecha anime and manga.

Name origin

Genesect may be a combination of gene, genetics, genome, or genesis, and insect.


Base Stats
Sp. Attack
Sp. Defense

National Pokédex
← #648: Meloetta
#649: Genesect
#650: Chespin →
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