Pokemon Go Genesect counters: How to get a shiny Genesect

Searching for some Pokemon Go Genesect counters? Burn Drive Genesect is in raids in Pokemon Go from now until Tuesday, January 10 at 10:00 AM local time, so you’ve got just under a week to get some pals together and take down this variant of the legendary ‘mon. These are the best Pokemon Go Genesect Burn Drive counters you can use, along with details on how to catch a shiny Genesect.

How to catch a shiny Genesect

Pokemon Go shiny Genesect

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Note: While shiny Genesect has been available in the past without a drive, you cannot get a shiny Genesect with the current Burn Drive. Only standard Genesect is available during the current Genesect raid period.

Shiny Genesect made its debut a while ago and as you can see from the image above, it trades the pure purple colour scheme for a red/pink combo. You’ll have a 1/20 chance of encountering a shiny Genesect after completing Genesect raids and if you do find one, make sure you pop a Pinap Berry! Shiny legendaries from raids always have a 100% catch rate, as long as you hit it with the ball and don’t miss completely.

Pokemon Go Genesect raid counters

Pokemon Go Genesect counters

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Genesect is a Bug-/Steel-type Pokemon, so Pokemon veterans will know what that means; burn baby burn! Fire-type moves will deal a huge 4x damage here, which means that while Genesect may look attempting, a duo with the right Genesect counters can take one down. If you have three players with decent counters, you won’t have any troubles whatsoever. Check out the table below for the best Genesect raid counters in Pokemon Go, although any Fire-type moves will do a decent job thanks to the 4x Genesect weakness.

Pokemon Moveset ReshiramFire Fang/OverheatChandelureFire Spin/OverheatVolcaronaFire Spin/OverheatHeatranFire Spin/Fire BlastMoltresFire Spin/OverheatDarmanitanFire Fang/OverheatEnteiFire Fang/OverheatCharizardFire Spin/Blast BurnBlazikenFire Spin/Blast BurnFlareonFire Spin/OverheatInfernapeFire Spin/Blast BurnArcanineFire Fang/FlamethrowerMagmortarFire Spin/Fire PunchTyphlosionEmber/Blast BurnSalamenceFire Fang/Fire Blast

Taking out Genesect should be fairly simple as far as level five raids go, so good luck trainers!

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