Old OP (Move your mouse to reveal the content) Old OP (open) Old OP (close) Genosekuto Type: Bug/Steel Ability: Download Base Stats: 71/120/95/120/95/99 This is a very interesting high-tech robot bug thingy. Looks kinda like a walking car with a gun on its back. Now let's see how this sucker is. Movepool Hide (Move your mouse to the hide area to reveal the content) Show Hide Hide Hide Level Up Moves Lv./Moves - Techno Buster - Quick Attack - Magnet Rise - Metal Claw - Screech 7 Fury Cutter 11 Lock-on 18 Nitro Charge 22 Magnet Bomb 29 Slash 33 Metal Sound 40 Signal Beam 44 Tri Attack 51 X-Scissor 55 Bug Buzz 62 Simple Beam 66 Zap Cannon 73 Hyper Beam 77 Selfdestruct TM/HM TM#/Move Name 01 Claw Sharpen 06 Toxic 10 Hidden Power 13 Ice Beam 14 Blizzard 15 Hyper Beam 16 Light Screen 17 Protect 21 Frustration 22 Solarbeam 24 Thunderbolt 25 Thunder 27 Return 29 Psychic 32 Double Team 33 Reflect 35 Flamethrower 40 Aerial Ace 42 Facade 43 Nitro Charge 44 Rest 48 Sing A Round (Troll?) 53 Energy Ball 57 Charge Beam 64 Explosion 65 Shadow Claw 68 Giga Impact 69 Rock Polish 70 Flash 73 Thunder Wave 76 Bug Opposition 81 X-Scissor 87 Swagger 89 U-turn 90 Subsitute 91 Flash Cannon HM#/Move Name 02 Fly The first thing you may notice are excellent typing, good mixed attacking stats, Download, and decent bulk. Here are some good and the bad about him: Good Typing - Bug/Steel is an excellent type combination and will allow Genosekuto to switch into the many powerful Dragon type attacks that plague Ubers. Excellent Mixed Attacking Stats - 120 in both Attack and Special Attack means that Genosekuto will put a large dent in anything, although his special movepool is superior to his physical movepool. Download - This is one of the things that stood out to me. With a download boost Genosekuto boasts incredible power, dealing an impressive 61.1%-72.1% to Lugia, assuming 252+ and a Download boost. Explosion - A powerful attack that will allow him to take out special walls such as the ever annoying Blissey. Lack of Boosting Moves - This really annoys me about Genosekuto as his only useful boosting move is Rock Polish. No moves that will help him abuse his more useful special movepool. Barren Physical Movepool - The one thing that stops him from being a viable mixed attacker. Really, his only usable moves would probably be U-turn, X-scissor, and lol quick attack. 99 Base Speed - This is just fail. Genosekuto will be outsped by many things because of one little tiny base point. There are many better choices for what Genosekuto can do, unfortunately. However, I think that Download will be what helps Genosekuto find his niche in Ubers (or OU if he isn't determined "strong" enough) And now, discuss! Genosect 71 HP | 120 Atk |95 Def | 120 SpA | 95 SpD | 99 Spe Level-up moves Hide (Move your mouse to the hide area to reveal the content) Show Hide Hide Hide - Techno Buster - Quick Attack - Magnet Rise - Metal Claw - Screech 7 Fury Cutter 11 Lock-On 18 Nitro Charge 22 Magnet Bomb 29 Slash 33 Metal Sound 40 Signal Beam 44 Tri AttacK 51 X-Scissor 55 Bug Buzz 62 Simple Beam 66 Zap Cannon 73 Hyper Beam 77 Selfdestruct TM/HM moves Hide (Move your mouse to the hide area to reveal the content) Show Hide Hide Hide Claw Sharpen Toxic Hidden Power Ice Beam Blizzard Hyper Beam Light Screen Protect Frustration SolarBeam Thunderbolt Thunder Return Pyschic Double Team Reflect Flamethrower Aerial Ace Facade Nitro Charge Rest Sing A Round Energy Ball Charge Beam Explosion Shadow Claw Giga Impact Rock Polish Flash Thunder Wave Inesct Opposition X-Scissor Swagger U-turn Substitue Flash Cannon Fly New Move Data: Techno Buster: Base Power 85, 100 Accuracy - Inflicts damage and has no secondary effect. The type of Techno Buster depends on the type of Cassette held by the user, being Normal-type if there is none held, and Electric, Fire, Ice or Water with the appropriate Cassette. Ability: Download: Attack is increased when the foe’s Defense is lower than its Special Defense or increases Special Attack when the foe’s Special Defense is lower than its Defense. Typing: Bug/Steel Weaknesses: Fire 400% Resistances: Normal 50%, Grass 25%, Ice 50%, Psychic 50%, Bug 50%, Ghost 50%, Dragon 50%, Dark 50%, Steel 50% Immunities: Poison Possible sets: Choice: Genosect @ Choice Specs/Scarf Ability: Download EVs: 4 HP / 252 SpA / 252 Spe Nature: Modest/Timid ~ Bug Buzz ~ Thunderbolt ~ Ice Beam ~ Explosion/Hidden Power Ground/Flamethrower The main attack here will obviously be Bug Buzz, receiving stab off of 120 base special attack, bolstered by specs. Genosect also has access to the popular Boltbeam combination. As for the last slot, Explosion is an option as well as Hidden Power Ground to hit things like Heatran and Hihidaruma. A specially-based Life Orb set could also be set up similarly. Physically-Based Mix: Genosect @ Life Orb Ability: Download EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spe Nature: Lonely/Naughty ~ Nitro Charge/Claw Sharpen ~ X-Scissor ~ Explosion ~ Thunderbolt/Ice Beam/ Flamethrower Genosect doesn't have much of a physical movepool. A choice of a boosting move, followed by X-Scissor for stab, explosion. He has decent enough special attack to catch something off guard with super effective special attacks. Mixed Booster: Genosect @ Life Orb Ability: Download EVs: x Atk/ x SpA / 252 Spe Nature: Lonely/Naughty ~ Claw Sharpen ~ Zap-Cannon ~ Blizzard ~ X-Scissor Claw Sharpen's increase of accuracy allows for a plausible use of Zap-Cannon. The 100% chance of paralysis allows it to outspeed and kill anything faster that cannot kill Genosect in a single hit, as well as being incredibly powerful; 120 base damage coming from 120 base Special Attack is certainly nothing to scoff at. Blizzard abuses the accuracy boost as well, creating a pseudo-boltbeam; and, of course, X-Scissor for physical STAB. A choice band set could possibly be pulled off with Nitro Charge, U-turn, X-Scissor, and Explosion, but that's just about all of Genosect's physical movepool. Being locked into Nitro Charge is just asking for Heatran or another Flash Fire user to come in, despite its bonuses. Nitro Charge would be better left to something that can abuse it more efficiently. Choice banded U-turning is better left to Scizor as well. Techno Buster gets no mention at all because I found that it simply ended up being outclassed by the existing moves that Genosect already has access to, Thunderbolt, Ice Beam, and Flamethrower. To use Techno Boost, he must also forgo his Choice item or Life Orb, severely dampening his effectiveness. The only cassette that can even provide anything close to a benefit is the Aqua Cassette. With this item, Techno Buster becomes a water type attack; although, even this is outclassed by Hidden Power, which allows him to keep his item. Summary: If one does not play Genosect as a vastly inferior Scizor, he has his own niche to fill. Claw sharpen raising Zap-Cannon's accuracy could prove interesting, though it's mostly theorymonning at this point. Lack of a real physical movepool certainly hurts him, as he only really has X-Scissor to use with his base 120 attack; Earthquake or Stone Edge would have been welcomed. Of course, being some sort of lovechild between Shockwave and Soundwave doesn't hurt.