Genesect is a dual-type Bug/Steel Mythical Pokémon introduced in Generation V.
While it is not known to evolve into or from any other Pokémon, Genesect has four other forms, which are activated by inserting the Drive in the cannon on its back. The Drive is visibly different within its sprites depending on the Drive it is holding.
- When it is not holding any Drive, the light is orange and Techno Blast is Normal-type.
- When it is holding the Shock Drive, the light turns yellow and Techno Blast is Electric-type.
- When it is holding the Burn Drive, the light turns red, and Techno Blast is Fire-type.
- When it is holding the Chill Drive, the light turns white and Techno Blast is Ice-type.
- When it is holding the Douse Drive, the light turns blue and Techno Blast is Water-type.
Genesect was leaked in the August issue of CoroCoro magazine on July 11, 2012, and it was officially revealed on July 14, 2012. Genesect is the last Pokémon in the original Unova Pokédex as well as the Black 2 and White 2's Unova Pokédex.
The powerful cannon on its back and other enhancements were apparently added as part of the bizarre modifications made to it by Team Plasma. It is the only Pokémon capable of learning the move Techno Blast, an attack which changes type depending on the Drive it holds. It is indicated that even before Team Plasma powered up Genesect, it was a skilled and ruthless hunter. By folding up its limbs and connecting its head to the cannon on its back, Genesect can assume a flying saucer-like form, allowing it to fly. It can also spin a sticky string from its claws to create structures.
Genesect was revived from a Fossil and technologically enhanced by Team Plasma to create the most powerful Pokémon ever. N had the project canceled and the P2 Laboratory closed because he felt that Pokémon, who he thought to be perfect beings, would lose their beauty if modified by science. However, Scientist Dudley kept working on it, angry that N denied his talent. This scientist reconstructed Genesect and installed the cannon on its back.