Competitive Information for Genesect (burn) [Black/White]

Competitive Pokemon Black/White Movesets and Strategies for Genesect-burn genesect-burn
Base Stats for Genesect-Burn

Bug / Steel

Abilities:
DownloadDownload: On switch-in, Attack or Sp. Atk is raised 1 stage based on the foes' weaker Defense.


Evolutions / Family:
Genesect

Weakness Chart for Bug/Steel-type:
Bug
Dark
Dragon
Electric
Fighting
Fire
Flying
Ghost
Grass
0.5x
0.5x
0.5x
  
  
4x
  
0.5x
0.25x
Ground
Ice
Normal
Poison
Psychic
Rock
Steel
Water
  
0.5x
0.5x
0x
0.5x
  
0.5x
  
  
¼x
½x
2x
4x


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Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Genesect-burn? These builds have been optimized for Pokemon competing in Black/White Single Battles. The movesets and EVs have been specifically calibrated to deal the most amount of damage to the largest group of potentially common opponents and typing threats for the Black/White generation metagame.


Genesect is a wonderful Bug and Steel-typed Pokemon. Genesect is a pretty standard Pokemon to see in Generation 5. Genesect's only type-related weakness is Fire.


Species: Genesect-Burn
Item: Occa Berry / Life Orb
Ability: Download
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- X-Scissor / U-turn
- Iron Head
- Return / Extreme Speed
- Blaze Kick

Physical Sweeper Genesect-Burn (Download)

Genesect is a legendary Physical Sweeper. It's designed to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. With Download, on switch-in attack or sp. atk is raised 1 stage based on the foes' weaker defense.

X-Scissor is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Bug-type move that deals a decent amount of damage.
U-turn is a physical STAB-boosted 70-base power Bug-type move (Genesect switches out after damaging the target).
Iron Head is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Steel-type move (30% chance to flinch the target).
Return is a physical 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at maximum happiness).
Extreme Speed is a physical priority-increased 80-base power Normal-type move (nearly always goes first).
Blaze Kick is a physical 85-base power Fire-type move (high critical hit ratio. 10% chance to burn).




Species: Genesect-Burn
Item: Occa Berry / Life Orb
Ability: Download
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Bug Buzz / Signal Beam
- Flash Cannon
- Flamethrower
- Ice Beam

Special Sweeper Genesect-Burn (Download)

Genesect is a legendary Special Sweeper. It's designed to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. With Download, on switch-in attack or sp. atk is raised 1 stage based on the foes' weaker defense.

Bug Buzz is a special STAB-boosted 90-base power Bug-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Signal Beam is a special STAB-boosted 75-base power Bug-type move (10% chance to confuse the target).
Flash Cannon is a special STAB-boosted 80-base power Steel-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Flamethrower is a special 95-base power Fire-type move (10% chance to burn the target).
Ice Beam is a special 95-base power Ice-type move (10% chance to freeze the target).



Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Genesect-burn? These builds have been optimized for Black/White Double Battles. They have movesets and EVs specifically calibrated to generally work best versus multiple Pokemon at once as well as helping to support other team members and allys in the Black/White generation metagame.


Species: Genesect-Burn
Item: Occa Berry / Life Orb
Ability: Download
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- X-Scissor / U-turn
- Iron Head
- Return / Extreme Speed
- Blaze Kick

Doubles Physical Sweeper Genesect-Burn (Download)

Genesect is a legendary Physical Sweeper. It's designed to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. With Download, on switch-in attack or sp. atk is raised 1 stage based on the foes' weaker defense.

X-Scissor is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Bug-type move that deals a substantial amount of damage.
U-turn is a physical STAB-boosted 70-base power Bug-type move (Genesect switches out after damaging the target).
Iron Head is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Steel-type move (30% chance to flinch the target).
Return is a physical 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at maximum happiness).
Extreme Speed is a physical priority-increased 80-base power Normal-type move (nearly always goes first).
Blaze Kick is a physical 85-base power Fire-type move (high critical hit ratio. 10% chance to burn).




Species: Genesect-Burn
Item: Occa Berry / Life Orb
Ability: Download
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Bug Buzz / Signal Beam
- Flash Cannon
- Electroweb
- Flamethrower

Doubles Special Sweeper Genesect-Burn (Download)

Genesect is a legendary Special Sweeper. This moveset attempts to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. With Download, on switch-in attack or sp. atk is raised 1 stage based on the foes' weaker defense.

Bug Buzz is a special STAB-boosted 90-base power Bug-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Signal Beam is a special STAB-boosted 75-base power Bug-type move (10% chance to confuse the target).
Flash Cannon is a special STAB-boosted 80-base power Steel-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Electroweb is a special 55-base power Electric-type move (100% chance to lower the foes speed by 1 stage).
Flamethrower is a special 95-base power Fire-type move (10% chance to burn the target).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Genesect-burn learn? Here is the list of moves this Pokemon can learn in this selected generation.
Sort and organize the learnset by move type, category, accuracy, and power. Bolded moves will gain the same-type attack bonus (STAB) if this Pokemon uses them.


Cat
Type
Movename
Damage
Accuracy
PP
Effect
Blizzard
120
70%
5
10% chance to freeze foe(s). Can't miss in hail.
Bug Buzz
90
100%
10
10% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Charge Beam
50
90%
10
70% chance to raise the user's Sp. Atk by 1.
Dark Pulse
80
100%
15
20% chance to flinch the target.
Electroweb
55
95%
15
100% chance to lower the foe(s) Speed by 1.
Energy Ball
80
100%
10
10% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Flamethrower
95
100%
15
10% chance to burn the target.
Flash Cannon
80
100%
10
10% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Giga Drain
75
100%
10
User recovers 50% of the damage dealt.
Hyper Beam
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Ice Beam
95
100%
10
10% chance to freeze the target.
Psychic
90
100%
10
10% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Round
60
100%
15
Power doubles if others used Round this turn.
Signal Beam
75
100%
15
10% chance to confuse the target.
Snore
40
100%
15
User must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target.
Solar Beam
120
100%
10
Charges turn 1. Hits turn 2. No charge in sunlight.
Struggle Bug
30
100%
20
100% chance to lower the foe(s) Sp. Atk by 1.
Techno Blast
85
100%
5
Type varies based on the held Drive.
Thunder
120
70%
10
30% chance to paralyze. Can't miss in rain.
Thunderbolt
95
100%
15
10% chance to paralyze the target.
Tri Attack
80
100%
10
20% chance to paralyze or burn or freeze target.
Zap Cannon
120
50%
5
100% chance to paralyze the target.
Aerial Ace
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy.
Blaze Kick
85
90%
10
High critical hit ratio. 10% chance to burn.
Bug Bite
60
100%
20
User steals and eats the target's Berry.
Explosion
250
100%
5
Hits adjacent Pokemon. The user faints.
Extreme Speed
80
100%
5
Nearly always goes first.
Facade
70
100%
20
Power doubles if user is burn/poison/paralyzed.
Flame Charge
50
100%
20
100% chance to raise the user's Speed by 1.
Fly
90
95%
15
Flies up on first turn, then strikes the next turn.
Frustration
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at minimum Happiness.
Fury Cutter
20
95%
20
Power doubles with each hit, up to 160.
Giga Impact
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Gunk Shot
120
70%
5
30% chance to poison the target.
Iron Head
80
100%
15
30% chance to flinch the target.
Last Resort
140
100%
5
Fails unless each known move has been used.
Magnet Bomb
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy.
Metal Claw
50
95%
35
10% chance to raise the user's Attack by 1.
Quick Attack
40
100%
30
Usually goes first.
Return
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at maximum Happiness.
Self-Destruct
200
100%
5
Hits adjacent Pokemon. The user faints.
Shadow Claw
70
100%
15
High critical hit ratio.
Slash
70
100%
20
High critical hit ratio.
U-turn
70
100%
20
User switches out after damaging the target.
X-Scissor
80
100%
15
No additional effect.
Zen Headbutt
80
90%
15
20% chance to flinch the target.
Double Team
--
--
15
Raises the user's evasiveness by 1.
Flash
--
100%
20
Lowers the target's accuracy by 1.
Gravity
--
--
5
For 5 turns, negates all Ground immunities.
Hone Claws
--
--
15
Raises the user's Attack and accuracy by 1.
Iron Defense
--
--
15
Raises the user's Defense by 2.
Light Screen
--
--
30
For 5 turns, special damage to allies is halved.
Lock-On
--
--
5
User's next move will not miss the target.
Magic Coat
--
--
15
Bounces back certain non-damaging moves.
Magnet Rise
--
--
10
For 5 turns, the user has immunity to Ground.
Metal Sound
--
85%
40
Lowers the target's Sp. Def by 2.
Protect
--
--
10
Prevents moves from affecting the user this turn.
Recycle
--
--
10
Restores the item the user last used.
Reflect
--
--
20
For 5 turns, physical damage to allies is halved.
Rest
--
--
10
User sleeps 2 turns and restores HP and status.
Rock Polish
--
--
20
Raises the user's Speed by 2.
Screech
--
85%
40
Lowers the target's Defense by 2.
Shift Gear
--
--
10
Raises the user's Speed by 2 and Attack by 1.
Simple Beam
--
100%
15
The target's Ability becomes Simple.
Sleep Talk
--
--
10
User must be asleep. Uses another known move.
Substitute
--
--
10
User takes 1/4 its max HP to put in a substitute.
Swagger
--
90%
15
Raises the target's Attack by 2 and confuses it.
Thunder Wave
--
100%
20
Paralyzes the target.
Toxic
--
90%
10
Badly poisons the target.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Genesect-burn can perform in Black/White. Not every combo going to be game-changing, but some can be pretty fun to play with. Sometimes these can be easily overlooked or forgotten, hence why we find and list them here. Discover what items, abilities, and moves this Pokemon can use in combination with each other to gain a strategic advantage in competitive battles.


Competitive BW Move and Ability Combos for Genesect-burn

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