649 Genesect

Performance

Status

  • Ranking Score:
    80.7
  • Main moves:
    Fury Cutter, X-Scissor, Techno Blast (Normal)*
  • Type
    BUG
    STEEL
  • Level:
    15.5-16
  • Rank:
    Lvl 16 10/15/14CP 1500
  • Buddy Distance:
    20km
  • Charged Move Cost:
    100,000 Stardust
  • Attack:
    141
  • Defense:
    111.6
  • Stamina:
    100
  • Overall:
    1575

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Key Wins

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Traits

Moves

Properties

Registeel has the following traits and playstyles:
  • + Spammy
    Reaches Charged Moves quickly.
  • + Agile
    Uses short animations, can react quickly and reliably fire Charged Moves.
  • + Shield Pressure
    Pressures opponents to shield its strong or rapid attacks.
  • - Glass Cannon
    Hits hard but struggles to take hits. Depends on shields.
  • - Volatile
    Susceptible to one or more double weaknesses.
Move stats include same type and Shadow attack bonuses.
Recommended Move:
*Event or Elite TM exclusive *Unobtainable via TM
No. Move Types Move Accuracy Power Damage Average Fast MoveCount Remark
1 Fast Fury Cutter 4 2.4 1 Fast Charge
2 Fast Metal Claw 3 3 2 Low Quality
3 Charged X-Scissor 35 54 1.54 9 - 9 - 9 Spam/Bait
4 Charged Magnet Bomb 45 84 1.87 12 - 11 - 11 General
5 Charged Techno Blast (Normal)* 55 120 2.18 14 - 14 - 14 Neutral Nuke
6 Charged Hyper Beam 80 150 1.88 20 - 20 - 20 Neutral Nuke
Weaknesses
fire
x2.56
Resistances
poison
x0.39
grass
x0.39
steel
x0.625
psychic
x0.625
normal
x0.625
ice
x0.625
fairy
x0.625
dragon
x0.625
bug
x0.625

Character Introduction

Summary

Genesect is a mythical Bug & Steel Pokémon. It is vulnerable to Fire moves. Genesect's strongest moveset is Metal Claw & Techno Blast and it has a Max CP of 3,353.

About

"This Pokémon existed 300 million years ago. Team Plasma altered it and attached a cannon to its back."

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PVP Mode Explanatory Notes

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: 3 / 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. 

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