Pokémon GO: Best Movesets for Genesect (All Versions)

What are the best moves for this Bug-type attacker?

Pokémon GO recently held the Bug Out! 2022 Event, which featured a few new debut Bug-type Pokémon and brought about the return of Genesect, though its shiny form is still missing. Genesect comes equipped with the Chill Drive this time around, adding to the already introduced line of Drives available (Normal, Douse, Burn, and Shock) for the Mythical Pokémon.

Best moves for Genesect in Pokémon GO

Genesect has great moves to choose from, and while the Drives affect the moveset available to the Pokémon, its best moves are always the same. Genesect is a Bug and Steel-type Pokémon, so its best moves will also be in those two categories.

Note: Moves with an asterisk (*) benefit from Same-Type Attack Bonus (STAB) and will deal increased damage.

Genesect's best offensive moves

Charged/QuickMove NameMove TypeDamageEPSDPS
QuickMetal Claw*Steel810137
ChargedMagnet Bomb*Steel70-11.830

Genesect's best defensive moves

Charged/QuickMove NameMove TypeDamageEPSDPS
QuickMetal Claw*Steel810137
ChargedMagnet Bomb*Steel70-11.830

Related: Pokémon GO Bug Out! Collection Challenge - How to Complete

All possible Genesect moves in Pokémon Go

Quick Attacks

Move NameMove TypeDamageEPSDPS
Fury Cutter*Bug3159
Metal Claw*Steel81013.7

Charged Attacks

Move NameMove TypeDamageEPSDPS
Magnet Bomb*Steel70-11.830
Gunk Shot (Douse Drive)Poison130-32.341.9
Hyper Beam (Normal Drive)Normal150-26.339.5
Zap Cannon (Shock Drive)Electric140-2737.8
Flamethrower (Burn Drive)Fire70-22.731.8
Ice Beam (Chill Drive)Ice90-15.227.3

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