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    All the weaknesses of Genesect (Shock Drive) and the best Pokémon counters in Pokémon Go

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    A new form of Genesect is available to fight against in Pokémon Go. This time, Genesect has a Shock Drive installed, meaning Techno Blast will be an electric type move. If you defeat Genesect (Shock Drive), the Genesect you can capture will eventually have the same move loaded with Techno Blast. But you have to beat him in five-star raids first. In this guide we will cover all the weaknesses of Genesect (Shock Drive) and the best Pokémon tokens to use in Pokémon Go.



    All the weak points of Genesect (Shock Drive).

    Genesect is a Bug and Steel type Pokémon. Despite having a Shock Drive, it is not an electric type. Genesect will only be weak against FIRE-type moves. It is resistant to Bug, Dragon, Fairy, Grass, Ice, Normal, Poison, Psychic, and Steel-type moves. Your best bet is to only use Fire-type Pokémon against Genesect during this encounter to do the most damage.

    The best Pokémon to counter Genesect (Shock Drive)

    The best Pokémon to use to counter Genesect will be Chandelure, Entei, and Heatran.

    Chandelure is a Ghost and Fire-type Pokémon. Despite being Ghost-type, Chandelure has a variety of Fire-type moves that will be super effective against Genesect. We highly recommend this Pokémon multiple times for raid content in Pokémon Go. The best moveset to give Chandelure is the quick move to incinerate and shadow ball charge moves and overheat.


    The next Pokémon we recommend is Entei, which is Fire-type. Entei is a Legendary Pokémon featured in several raids over the years and you may have caught it from Giovanni. The shadow version of Entei is an excellent choice if you want to do a lot of Fire-type damage against Genesect. The best move set to give Entei is the firefang quick move and charged moves overheat and flamethrower.


    The last Pokémon we highly recommend is Heatran, a Fire and Steel type. Heatran is also a Steel-type, which gives him an advantage against Genesect as he can withstand several attacks, keeping him in fire longer to use his Fire-type moves. The best moveset to provide Heatran is the fast fire spin move and the flamethrower and stone edge charged moves.

    You will need to use a full team of six Pokémon to defeat Genesect. These are a few other Pokémon you might consider using.

    • Arcanine
    • Blaziken
    • Charizard
    • Darmanitan
    • Flareon
    • Hondom
    • infernape
    • Magmortaio
    • Moltres
    • typhlosion

    After defeating Genesect, you will have a chance to catch this Pokémon. While it will have Techno Blast as its Electric-type move, you cannot capture a Bright Genesect during these raids.



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