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This November 1-24, trainers will be able to head to GameSpot for the mythical Bug/Steel type Genesect as a part of Pokémon's 20th Anniversary event Pokémon.

As a mythical event #Pokemon, Genesect will be level 100 when you get it. This release will actually coincide with the release of Pokémon Sun & Moon on November 18th.

Genesect is currently the ONLY Mythical Bug-Type Pokémon, so that makes her pretty dang rare. We first saw Genesect in the movie Genesect and the Legend Awakened, where the Pokémon rampaged through New Tork City and fought Mewtwo.

Also, Genesect joins Blastoise as the only other Pokémon with a giant cannon strapped to its back. Which is awesome. Sadly, we haven't seen Genesect turned into a human yet, like these other Pokémon.

Here's What You'll Have To Do To Get Genesect

  • First, go to a GameStop in November
  • Ask for a Genesect code (there will likely be signs up!)
  • Boot up your game on your 3DS
  • Go to the MYSTERY GIFT tab (make sure you're connected to the internet)
  • Select RECEIVE GIFT and then GET WITH CODE
  • Enter your Genesect code from GameStop
  • Download your Pokémon
  • Head to a Pokémon Center and talk to the Delivery Girl to receive Genesect!

Which Pokémon Game Do I Need To Get Genesect?

You can download Genesect on any of the current 3DS Pokémon titles: Pokémon X, Y, Omega Ruby, and Alpha Sapphire. Unfortunately, you will not be able to redeem Genesect in Pokemon Sun & Moon.

Note for Pokémon ORAS owners:

Once you get Genesect, you'll have to head to Mauville City and hunt down a character that has the Drives that will change the Type of Genesect's Techno Blast ability.

Here Are The Moves Genesect Comes With

Genesect will be level 100 and have a pretty unique mix of extremely powerful moves:

  • Techno Blast
  • Magnet Bomb
  • Solar Beam
  • Signal Beam

Note: Techno Blast is Genesect's signature move - and it can't currently be learned by HM, TM, or Move Tutor. Techno Blast has 5PP, deals 100 damage, and has 100% accuracy. Notably, the damage type is listed as Normal and doesn't make contact with the enemy Pokémon.

Ability: Download will raise Genesect's Attack or Special Attack stat based on your enemy's lowest current defensive stat. Genesect's Attack stat will increase if your foe's Defense is lower.

If both stats are equal, Genesect's Special Attack will rise, and during a double battle both enemy stats are added up to calculate which is lower. Genesect only shares this unique ability with the Porygon family.

Since this a November-only event, this will be the last new Pokémon event to tide us over until Sun & Moon's November 19 release date. The final Mythic Pokémon in December will be Meloetta!

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