The 30 BEST Genesect Counters (Updated March 2024)

Raid Battles

This guide displays a list of best Genesect counters in Pokémon GO with their Fast Attacks, Charged Attacks, DPS (damage per second), TDO (total damage output), faints, TTW (time to win), and score. The list is sorted by the score, which is calculated based on the DPS and TDO. Each Pokemon's move type is indicated by an icon beside the move name.

Best Genesect Pokémon GO counters are Mega Blaziken, Mega Y Charizard, Shadow Chandelure, Reshiram, Shadow Blaziken, Mega X Charizard, and Shadow Moltres. These Pokémon perform best with the moves outlined below. We suggest a minimum group size of 1 - 3 Trainers to defeat Genesect in a 3-Star Raid.

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          Best counter 👑

          Mega Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Mega BlazikenMega Blaziken
          Fire Spin / Blast Burn
          #1
          Mega Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Mega Y CharizardMega Y Charizard
          Fire Spin / Blast Burn
          #2
          Shadow Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Shadow ChandelureShadow Chandelure
          Fire Spin / Overheat
          #3
          Official artwork of ReshiramReshiram
          Fire Fang / Fusion Flare
          #4
          Shadow Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Shadow BlazikenShadow Blaziken
          Fire Spin / Blast Burn
          #5
          Mega Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Mega X CharizardMega X Charizard
          Fire Spin / Blast Burn
          #6
          Shadow Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Shadow MoltresShadow Moltres
          Fire Spin / Overheat
          #7
          #
          Name
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          DPS
          TDO
          Faints
          TTW
          Score
          1.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega BlazikenMega Pokémon iconMega BlazikenFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *61.131184.6372s111.2
          2.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega Y CharizardMega Pokémon iconMega Y CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *58.261356.7273s110.0
          3.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow ChandelureShadow ChandelureFireFire Spin FireOverheat 53.351241.2280s100.7
          4.Thumbnail image of ReshiramReshiramFireFire Fang FireFusion Flare *50.781206.0283s96.3
          5.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow BlazikenShadow BlazikenFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *56.48789.0482s96.1
          6.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega X CharizardMega Pokémon iconMega X CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *50.581106.6385s94.3
          7.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow MoltresShadow MoltresFireFire Spin FireOverheat 51.26965.4386s92.7
          8.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow EnteiShadow EnteiFireFire Fang FireOverheat 50.391010.5386s92.3
          9.Thumbnail image of HeatranHeatranFireFire Spin FireMagma Storm *44.271668.8290s92.2
          10.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Apex Shadow Ho-OhApex Shadow Ho-OhFireIncinerate FireSacred Fire+ 47.691206.5288s91.6
          11.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow CharizardShadow CharizardFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *51.57845.0487s90.7
          12.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow InfernapeShadow InfernapeFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *52.01745.0489s89.0
          13.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow TyphlosionShadow TyphlosionFireIncinerate FireBlast Burn *50.60774.8490s87.7
          14.Thumbnail image of ChandelureChandelureFireFire Spin FireOverheat 44.571226.5293s87.1
          15.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow Ho-OhShadow Ho-OhFireIncinerate FireSacred Fire *45.121141.7393s86.7
          16.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega HoundoomMega Pokémon iconMega HoundoomFireFire Fang FireFlamethrower 48.29860.0492s86.3
          17.Thumbnail image of Primal GroudonPrimal GroudonGroundMud Shot FireFire Punch *42.861330.4295s85.8
          18.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow ArcanineShadow ArcanineFireFire Fang FireFlamethrower 47.31771.4495s83.1
          19.Thumbnail image of VolcaronaVolcaronaFireFire Spin FireOverheat 44.55929.8397s82.3
          20.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow MagmortarShadow MagmortarFireFire Spin FireFire Punch 47.65707.8596s82.1
          21.Thumbnail image of Standard Mode DarmanitanStandard Mode DarmanitanFireFire Fang FireOverheat 46.85734.0497s81.6
          22.Thumbnail image of DarmanitanDarmanitanFireFire Fang FireOverheat 46.85734.0497s81.6
          23.Thumbnail image of BlazikenBlazikenFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *46.19768.7497s81.5
          24.Thumbnail image of EmboarEmboarFireEmber FireBlast Burn *44.73852.8498s81.1
          25.Thumbnail image of MoltresMoltresFireFire Spin FireOverheat 42.63954.83100s79.9
          26.Thumbnail image of EnteiEnteiFireFire Fang FireOverheat 41.80998.03101s79.3
          27.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega SalamenceMega Pokémon iconMega SalamenceFireFire Fang FireFire Blast 40.821059.23102s78.8
          28.Thumbnail image of DelphoxDelphoxFireFire Spin FireBlast Burn *43.87763.44101s78.1
          29.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow HoundoomShadow HoundoomFireFire Fang FireFlamethrower 47.52546.26103s77.7
          30.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow SalamenceShadow SalamenceFireFire Fang FireFire Blast 44.51679.65103s77.1
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          Group size

          You need at least 1 Trainers to defeat a Genesect in a 3-Star Raid.

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          • Minimum group size: 1 Trainers
          • Optimal group size: 2 - 3 Trainers
          • Very easy with: 4+ Trainers

          Genesect CP range from Raids

          Genesect can be caught with the following Combat Power after being defeated in Raids:

          • From 1833 CP to 1916 CP, with no weather boost
          • From 2292 CP to 2395 CP with Rain and Snow weather boost

          Genesect weaknesses

          Genesect type chart

          When fighting Genesect, keep in mind the that Bug and Steel-type Pokémon are weak to Fire type moves. They take reduced damage from Bug, Dragon, Fairy, Ice, Normal, Psychic, Steel, Grass, and Poison type moves.

          Takes increased damage
          FireFire256.0%
          Takes decreased damage
          GrassGrass39.1%
          PoisonPoison39.1%
          BugBug62.5%
          DragonDragon62.5%
          FairyFairy62.5%
          IceIce62.5%
          NormalNormal62.5%
          PsychicPsychic62.5%
          SteelSteel62.5%

          Type chart shows the percentage (%) of damage taken from an incoming attack of a particular type.

          Best move-types and weather for Genesect Raids

          Move-typeUsage (%)Weather
          Fire304.0%
          • sunnySunny
          Fighting14.0%
          • cloudyCloudy
          Ground12.0%
          • sunnySunny
          Dark12.0%
          • fogFog
          Psychic10.0%
          • windyWindy
          Electric10.0%
          • rainRain
          Ghost10.0%
          • fogFog
          Normal8.0%
          • partlyCloudyPartly Cloudy
          Rock4.0%
          • partlyCloudyPartly Cloudy
          Flying4.0%
          • windyWindy
          Water4.0%
          • rainRain
          Bug2.0%
          • rainRain
          Grass2.0%
          • sunnySunny
          Ice2.0%
          • snowSnow
          Dragon2.0%
          • windyWindy

          About our ranking methodology

          Our guide provides detailed information on recommended Pokémon and moves that are most effective against Genesect in Raid Battles. Whether you're looking for the best counters to take Genesect down quickly with high DPS, or the tankiest counters that can withstand its attacks, our guide has something for every trainer.

          When calculating the best counters for any Pokémon, our simulator takes into account various factors, such as the defender's typing and average DPS against each attacker, the weather's influence, energy left over from using charge attacks, Shadow Pokémon attack and defense stat changes, and more. During the initial phase of simulations, we calculate DPS and TDO for each attacker that is currently available in the game, and then we continue to rank them.

          We use a ranking method developed by a Reddit user named /u/Elastic_Space, which is described in detail in this Reddit post. It is a fairly complicated, but very well thought-out mathematical model for predicting simulation results without actually running the simulations. It also correlates with field data almost too well not to be used. Reddit

          Our Time to Win (TTW) and Faint numbers are also estimated, and should be taken with a grain of salt. Since we do not account for factors like Friendship and Mega damage boost, they will differ from actual experience in the field.