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Genesect Raid Counters Guide

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. Reshiram Fire Fang Overheat 395.6s 12
2. Chandelure Fire Spin Overheat 417.9s 12
3. Volcarona Fire Spin Overheat 425.1s 13
4. Heatran Fire Spin Fire Blast 471.4s 9
5. Moltres Fire Spin Overheat 445.2s 12
6. Darmanitan (Zen) Fire Fang Overheat 446.8s 14
7. Entei Fire Fang Overheat 458.9s 13
8. Darmanitan Fire Fang Overheat 416.2s 18
9. Charizard Fire Spin Blast Burn 458.0s 14
10. Blaziken Fire Spin Blast Burn 447.3s 17
11. Flareon Fire Spin Overheat 455.7s 17
12. Infernape Fire Spin Blast Burn 466.5s 16
13. Arcanine Fire Fang Flamethrower 494.4s 16
14. Magmortar Fire Spin Fire Punch 488.3s 17
15. Typhlosion Ember Blast Burn 490.5s 17
16. Salamence Fire Fang Fire Blast 517.0s 18
17. Darmanitan (Galarian Zen) Ice Fang Overheat 499.4s 22
18. Emboar Ember Heat Wave 614.2s 18
19. Houndoom Fire Fang Flamethrower 526.5s 27
20. Mewtwo 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


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