Esports News 06 Jan 2021

Pokemon GO Genesect Counters February 2021: The Best Team, Genesect's Weaknesses And More

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Burn Drive Genesect is on its way to Pokemon Go Raids!


If you want to know how to bets this Legendary Pokemon, we’re here to lend you a hand.

Here are our top counters for fighting Genesect in Pokemon Go!

Genesect's Moveset

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(Image: Niantic)

Fast Moves

  • Metal Claw (Steel)
  • Fury Cutter (Bug)

Charged Moves

  • Magnet Bomb (Steel)
  • X-Scissor (Bug)
  • Flamethrower (Fire)

Types To Use Aginst Genesect

As a Steel and Bug Type, the type to use against Genesect is Fire.

Fire will benefit from double Super Effectiveness for a x4 damage output so we’re not even going to consider pokemon of different types!

And you shouldn’t either, instead use our recommendations below or use the best Fire Pokemon you have and head into battle!


Pokemon To Use On Your Team Against Genesect

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Bring the heat! (Source: Pokemon Company)

Our top pick would have to be either of Mega Charizard X or Y.

Mega Charizard Y has the Flying-type that will resist Genesect’s Bug-type moves, though as this is Burn Drive, Genescet is likely to have a Fire Type move which Dragon will resist, giving Mega Charizard X  Double resistance!


After that, your next best option would be some Legendary Pokemon.

Our top pick would be Reshiram, which also has that Fire-Dragon typing.

On top of that, you want to whip out Entei and Moltres, especially if you have the powerful Shadow versions.

You could also use Mega Houndoom, Shadow Arkanine or Chandelure if you’re looking for a few alternatives

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