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Ah, Genesect. The infamous Bug/Steel robot bug who came out of nowhere back in Generation V to dominate the metagame as one of the best revenge killers and scouts around. Whether he was hammering away at his opponents with powerful U-Turns, or setting up Rock Polishes and sweeping away, this scientific experiment gone horribly wrong left an unforgettable mark on the metagame. Even after his ban to the Ubers tier, he still managed to carve a name for himself as one of the best checks to some of the top threats around.
Now, in the 6th Generation, our Pokemon terminator has returned, and although he has gained almost no new weapons, and even lost his resistance to Ghost and Dark attacks, he serves as a potent check to many of the early metagame's top threats.
Share your favourite Genesect sets, counters, teammates, set-ups, etc. here, or just generally discuss how much *** this thing is going to kick this time around.
I'll start off by throwing out my physical Scarf scout set.
Genesect @ Choice Scarf
Naive - Download
252 Speed, 252 Attack, 4 Sp. Atk
-Shadow Claw / Explosion
This set breaks away from B2/W2's sets to focus more on raw physical attack, a trait I see as more valuable this generation thanks to the presence of specially defensive behemoths such as Goodra, Assaunt Vest tanks, and the plethora of new Fairies. U-Turn is still his primary weapon, taking chunks off of anything that doesn't resist it and allowing a switch to a much more favourable matchup. Ice Beam utilizes Sp. Atk boosts to beat physical walls like Hippowdon and Gliscor, as well as hitting Dragons and Landorus for some solid damage. Iron Head gives him a secondary STAB option that serves as a potent check to weakened Tyranitar and Fairy types. The last move is a matter of preference. Shadow Claw gives him decent coverage as well as something to throw at Aegislash on the switch-in, or Explosion just lets him go full out nuclear and potentially wipe out an otherwise hazardous threat.
So, any thoughts or comments on our favourite robot death bug?