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Pokemon Go Genesect counters: How to get a shiny Genesect

Pokemon Go Genesect raid counters
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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.

PokemonMoveset
ReshiramFire Fang/Overheat
ChandelureFire Spin/Overheat
VolcaronaFire Spin/Overheat
HeatranFire Spin/Fire Blast
MoltresFire Spin/Overheat
DarmanitanFire Fang/Overheat
EnteiFire Fang/Overheat
CharizardFire Spin/Blast Burn
BlazikenFire Spin/Blast Burn
FlareonFire Spin/Overheat
InfernapeFire Spin/Blast Burn
ArcanineFire Fang/Flamethrower
MagmortarFire Spin/Fire Punch
TyphlosionEmber/Blast Burn
SalamenceFire 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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Ford James

One of the resident guide writers around these parts, give me a game and I will write every "how to" I possibly can or die trying. When I'm not knee-deep in a game to write guides on, you'll find me hurtling round the track in F1 2020, flinging balls on my phone in Pokemon Go, pretending to know what I'm doing in Football Manager 2020, clicking on heads in Valorant, or mowing down hordes of enemies in Outriders.