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Pokémon Go Genesect raid guide: best counters and movesets

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Genesect has started to appear in Pokémon Go’s tier five raids.

From Aug. 14 at 4 p.m. ET until Aug. 21 at 4 p.m. ET, Genesect will be in raids for Unova Week. It also has a chance to appear Shiny.

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The Mythical Pokémon is bug- and steel-type, which means it’s only weak to one thing: fire. Fortunately, it’s very weak to fire and it takes quadrupled damage from it. To take on Genesect with ease, we recommend the following:

  • Reshiram with Fire Fang and Overheat
  • Chandelure with Fire Spin and Overheat
  • Moltres with Fire Spin and Overhear
  • Blaziken with Fire Spin and Blast Burn

Any fire-type starter Pokémon from Community Days that know Blast Burn will help put heavy dents into Genesect. If you don’t have any of the above, just keep whacking away at it using fire-type moves.

Genesect is a pretty good bug-type attacker if you set it up with Fury Cutter and X-Scissor. It doesn’t fare very well in PvP, but if you really want to give it a shot, you can set it up with Fury Cutter, X-Scissor, and Magnet Bomb.

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