Genesect will make another appearance in Pokémon Go at the beginning of October 1, 2021. During this time frame, this Genesect will have Douse Drive, giving it the Techno Blast charge move, and it will be a Water-type attack. For those looking to use Genesect with a Douse Drive in PvP, you'll want to make sure you catch this Mythical Pokémon and add it to your collection. These are the Genesects with Douse Drive's weaknesses and the best Pokémon to counter it in Pokémon Go.
All the weaknesses of Genesect
Although Genesect with Douse Drive has a Water-type Techno Blast, it will still be a Bug-type and Steel-type Pokémon. It will only be weak against Fire-type moves and is resistant to Bug, Dragon, Fairy, Grass, Ice, Normal, Poison, Psychic, and Steel-type moves. We highly recommend finding a Hybrid Pokémon capable of using Fire-type moves against Genesect for these battles, but since it has a Water-type move, you need to be very careful.
The best Pokémon to counter Genesect
The best Pokémon you want to use against Genesect will be Charizard, Ho-Oh, and Chandelure.
Charizard is a Fire and Flying type Pokémon. It is an ideal choice to use against Genesect, although it is weak against the Water-type Techno Blast move. It should be able to do a lot of damage during the raid. However, if you can swing it, it is highly recommended to mega evolve it into Charizard X or Charizard Y. The best moveset Charizard can use for this battle is the fast spinning fire and charged moves burn burns and dragon claw.
Next, we have Ho-Oh, a Legendary Pokémon that appears often in Pokémon Go. This Pokémon has a lot of stamina, making it a great choice for making super effective attacks against Genesect while taking some heavy hits. You can use the regular or shadow version of Ho-Oh. The best move set he can use during these battles is the quick incinerate move and the brave bird and earthquake charged moves.
The last Pokémon we will recommend for this raid is Chandelure, the Ghost and Fire-type Pokémon. Chandelure is a Pokémon that we recommend to many players whenever they need to use a Fire-type Pokémon in a raid, and for good reason. It has a balanced blend of offensive and defensive power, making it an ideal choice. During this raid, the best move set he can use is the quick move to incinerate and shadow ball charged moves and overheat.
You will need to use an entire team of six Pokémon during these battles. Here are some other tips you might want to consider to fill the rest of your squad against Genesect.
After defeating Genesect, you will be able to catch him at the end of this raid and he should recognize Techno Blast as a Water-type attack. Unfortunately, you can't catch a bright version of this Pokémon.