Pokemon Go will have you facing off against challenging raid Pokemon throughout your journeys outdoors. If one of these is Genesect (Shock), you are going to need to have some strong teammates available to you. Genesect (Shock) can be a difficult fight if you don’t have the right setup available. If you are getting ready to battle one of these, we’ll walk you through the best counters and all of its weaknesses in this guide!
Shock Genesect Weakness & Counters
Genesect even in its Shock version is a Bug and Steel-type Pokemon, which makes it incredibly weak to Fire-type moves. There are no other types that are overly strong against it, so you will want to focus completely on Fire-type Pokemon and Fire-type moves.
If you are running out of Fire-types, you will want to avoid bringing the following Pokemon with these moves because Genesect is resistant to them: Normal, Bug, Steel, Psychic, Ice, Dragon, Fairy, Poison, and Grass-types.
Best Shock Genesect Counters
As for the best counters for Shock Genesect, you will want to bring some of the following Pokemon if you have them available. Shadow or Mega versions of the Pokemon are generally more powerful, so opt for those options when you have them.
- Charizard – Fire Spin/Blast Burn
- Entei – Fire Fang/Overheat
- Reshiram – Fire Fang/Overheat
- Houndoor – Fire Fang/Flamethrower
- Arcanine – Fire Fang/Flamethrower
- Magmortar – Fire Spin/Fire Punch
- Darmanitan – Fire Fang/Overheat
- Ho-Oh – Incinerate/Fire Blast
- Chaundelure – Fire Spin/Overheat
- Blaziken – Fire Spin/Blast Burn
- Heatran – Fire Spin/Flamethrower
- Moltress – Fire Spin/Overheat
- Volcarona – Fire Spin/Overheat
Pretty much any Pokemon you have that is Fire-type and has double fire moves like Fire Spin, Overheat, and Flamethrower are options you can use in this fight. You will want to try to avoid any that are weak to Electric, because that is the big difference in the shock version of Genesect! It can possibly be running Zap Cannon, which will tear up Water and Flying-types.
Those are all of the details we have on what best counters Genesect (Shock) in Pokemon Go. We have more detailed guides for you to checkout in the Pokemon Go section of our website.
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