Genesect Raid Counters for Pokemon Go

Pokemon Go Genesect Raid Guide

January is halfway over. The middle of January marks the middle of the Pokemon Go Season of Heritage event. Currently, trainers can help Spark unlock the mysteries behind the mysterious door.

Later this week, the Power Plant phase of the Season of Heritage event will begin – it will run from January 19th to February 1st, 2022. During the Power Plant phase, the Electric-type Pokemon Helioptile will make its Pokemon Go debut. Leading into the event, the Mythical Pokemon Genesect will appear in raids with the Shock Drive.

Here are the best Pokemon Go Genesect Raid counters.

Genesect’s Raid Stats

  • Genesect is a Bug Steel-type Pokemon.
  • It is weak to (2X) Fire-type moves.
  • Genesect’s Raid CP is 47836
  • Genesect’s Base HP is 174
  • Its Attack is 252 and Defense is 199
  • The base catch CP is between 1833 and 1916
  • The Boosted Catch CP is between 2292 and 2395
  • It is weather boosted by either Rainy or Snowy weather.
  • Genesect’s Fast moves can be Fury Cutter and Metal Claw
  • Its Charged moves can be Zap Cannon, X-Scissor, Techno Blast, and Magnet Bomb

Best Genesect Raid Counters

Going into the Genesect Raid, trainers will need to keep these stats in mind. Overall, Genesect is one of the weakest Mythical Pokemon in Pokemon Go and the Pokemon franchise; it has a strong attack so tanky Pokemon or quick-fire types will be efficient. A team of 2 or 3 trainers can easily take it down, especially with a Mega Charizard. Ultimately, you will want to use fire-type Pokemon since it is double effective against Genesect. Be careful, because the Genesect raid can be difficult if using ice, rock, fairy, or water-type Pokemon.

Here are the best counters to overcoming the Genesect raid. Some of these recommendations can be substituted out for Pokemon with type advantage or a better move set.


  • Mega Charizard – Fire Spin & Blast Burn
  • Reshiram – Fire Fang & Overheat
  • Chandelure – Fire Spin & Overheat
  • Darmanitan – Fire Fang & Overheat
  • Heatran – Fire Spin and Flamethrower
  • Blaziken – Fire Spin & Blast Burn


  • Mega Houndoom
  • Entei
  • Flareon
  • Typhlosion
  • Moltres
  • Emboar
  • Infernape
  • Pyroar
  • Ho-oh
  • Magmortar
  • Arcanine

The Pokemon Go Genesect raid will be available from January 15th to January 22nd, 2022 10 am local time. Learn more about all the events going on throughout January 2022 in Pokemon Go. If you need help taking down Mega Aerodactyl here is a helpful guide, Make sure to check back for additional Pokemon Go news and guides.

Pokemon Go is available now on iOS and Android.

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