Genesect Raid Counters Guide

Genesect Special Research

Best Genesect counters are strong Fire Types, such as Chandelure, Reshiram, Darmanitan, Moltres, Charizard, Heatran, Blaziken and others. Genesect is double weak to Fire Type moves. Genesect is boosted by Rainy and Snow weather. Genesect perfect CPs from raids are:

  • 1916 CP for a regular encounter (Level 20)
  • 2395 CP for a weather boosted encounter (Level 25, Rainy and Snow )

Since Genesect has attack heavy stats it should be fairly easy duo with the right counters. A worst case scenario is a really easy trio for lower lever trainers or without the perfect counters. That being said, our recommendation is that you have 2 – 3 high level trainers for Genesect raids. For groups larger than 5, consider splitting into smaller groups for better raid rewards.


Genesect is transferable but not tradable. Genesect is a Bug and Steel-type Mythical Pokémon that was introduced in Generation V. Genesect is a Tier 5 Raid Boss with 47836 CP.


Genesect Raid Counters

Our Genesect counters are solely derived from simulations run on the Go Hub Simulator. Simulations are always run with level 30 Pokémon against a Tier 5 raid boss, averaging all movesets and simulating lag and rejoining. Results will vary with different movesets. Results contain some unreleased Pokémon.

# Pokemon Fast Move Charge Move Time to win Deaths
1. Pokemon GO ReshiramReshiram Fire Fang Overheat 395.6s 12
2. Pokemon GO ChandelureChandelure Fire Spin Overheat 417.9s 12
3. Pokemon GO VolcaronaVolcarona Fire Spin Overheat 425.1s 13
4. Pokemon GO HeatranHeatran Fire Spin Fire Blast 471.4s 9
5. Pokemon GO MoltresMoltres Fire Spin Overheat 445.2s 12
6. Pokemon GO Darmanitan (Zen)Darmanitan (Zen) Fire Fang Overheat 446.8s 14
7. Pokemon GO EnteiEntei Fire Fang Overheat 458.9s 13
8. Pokemon GO DarmanitanDarmanitan Fire Fang Overheat 416.2s 18
9. Pokemon GO CharizardCharizard Fire Spin Blast Burn 458.0s 14
10. Pokemon GO BlazikenBlaziken Fire Spin Blast Burn 447.3s 17
11. Pokemon GO FlareonFlareon Fire Spin Overheat 455.7s 17
12. Pokemon GO InfernapeInfernape Fire Spin Blast Burn 466.5s 16
13. Pokemon GO ArcanineArcanine Fire Fang Flamethrower 494.4s 16
14. Pokemon GO MagmortarMagmortar Fire Spin Fire Punch 488.3s 17
15. Pokemon GO TyphlosionTyphlosion Ember Blast Burn 490.5s 17
16. Pokemon GO SalamenceSalamence Fire Fang Fire Blast 517.0s 18
17. Pokemon GO Darmanitan (Galarian Zen)Darmanitan (Galarian Zen) Ice Fang Overheat 499.4s 22
18. Pokemon GO EmboarEmboar Ember Heat Wave 614.2s 18
19. Pokemon GO HoundoomHoundoom Fire Fang Flamethrower 526.5s 27
20. Pokemon GO MewtwoMewtwo Psycho Cut Flamethrower 583.2s 26

Basically just use Fire Fire Fire and you’ll do fine.

Moves breakdown

Genesect’s has access to the following moves:

Fast moves Charge moves
  • Fury Cutter Bug
  • Metal Claw Steel
  • Hyper Beam Normal
  • X-Scissor Bug
  • Magnet Bomb Steel

Both Bug and Steel Type moves are not very effective against Fire Type Pokémon so you have nothing to fear about from Genesect apart from hard hitting neutral Hyper Beam.

Weather Effects

Weather Pro Con
Sunny Boots Fire Type moves
Partly Cloudy Boosts Hyper Beam Normal
Snow Boosts Steel Type moves
Rainy Boosts Bug Type moves