Grab Legendary Pokémon, Genesect, For Pokémon Black/White 2 Today

By Ishaan . October 7, 2012 . 10:30am

Pokémon Black/White 2 are out today in North America, and coinciding with their launch is a Wi-Fi giveaway for legendary Pokémon, Genesect. The Bug/Steel type Pokémon will be available until November 12th, and The Pokémon Company shared a video of him in action this week:



Genesect will also be available in Europe, starting October 12th.

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  • I sure wish I could get this, aaah.

    I have my copy of White 2 coming this week, but my internet suddenly decided that it won’t let me connect with my 3DS’s DS settings despite working just fine a few months back. It’s been kinda straining. ;; I may end up lacking Genesect at this rate.

    • Hinataharem

      If it can be traded, I don’t mind giving you mine

      Edit: wait you said no internet. I’m tired today, sorry

  • Kool, but all the drives look the same =(

  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    useless just going to stay in the PC box 

    • AuraGuyChris

      Useful just going to stay in the team.

  • Lv5 starter that I have many, many copies of in my old copy of White- lv15 legendary that I didn’t have- 

    Looks like a good start :3
    I shall level this odd creature XD

  • I kinda didn’t liked the name but… it’s pronounced Jin-sect right? Sucks being foreigner, I pronounced Je-ne-sect a while ago xD

    • PreyMantis

      Your earlier pronunciation is right– it is je-ne-sect.
      Here’s even an official trailer pronouncing it that way:

      • Oh.

        I think Jin-sect would’ve sounded right since it’s like pronouncing gene and j-insect fits with the type. Then yeah, I kinda don’t like the name lol.

        • PreyMantis

          The “gene” in its name can also be ‘genetics’ or ‘genesis,’ so I’m guessing it’s from either of those considering that’s how the monster’s name is pronounced. As for being fond of the name itself, I like it.

  • rurin

    I just realized that you have to get Genesect in Pokemon Black 2 or White 2….
    I tried to on Pokemon Black and I was like wth why is there no Genesect?!
    ….haha. Time to open Black 2!

  • Helepythia

    Out today? That’s odd. Don’t companies normally release games on Tuesdays?

    • (vara/バラ)

      nintendo usually, if not always, releases on sunday.

  • Grabbed it on top of my start to my save.

    The interesting thing is it’s L15 but its OT is ‘Plasma’.  Not yours.  And of course you can’t name yourself Plasma to make it yours because the Secret ID and Trainer ID would not match yours.  So you actually have to be a bit careful using it to cheap your way through the game early since you won’t be able to control it if you don’t have the proper badges.

    I have it on my team but Smogon does label it an Overused, not an Uber, and the stats are not overly huge on it, to be honest.  It’s well worth taking a look at but it’s one weird poke.  What Bug/Steel poke do you know that learns a fire move that ups its speed?  Well, this is definitely one of them with Flame Charge…

    I’m through the third gym with it.  It’s definitely holding its own around my L20-23 party right now.

  • Asura

    It’s funny because having drives on it is practically entirely useless. Its signature thing is completely worthless, thanks GameFreak.

    Still, gotta love that U-Turn, and all the hard to predict movelists; is it Banded, Scarfed, Specsed, or Belted? Let the guessing games begin.

  • Anders

    Wait… so the game comes out in europe november 12th, and that is also when the event ends..? Thats bullshit

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