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Genesect is your free Pokémon for November

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The year of Pokémon…is almost finished. 20 years of pocket monsters, celebrated not only with a new game in the core series that looks set to revamp the franchise, but also a monthly selection of free legendaries as well! What began with Mew and continued with the likes of Keldeo, Darkrai and Arceus is now drawing to a close as the penultimate free Pokémon has arrived: Genesect.

Here’s a quick breakdown on the fella:


  • Species: Paleozoic
  • Type: Steel, Bug
  • Abilities: Download
  • Weakness: Fire
  • Height (ft): 4′ 11″
  • Weight (lbs): 181.9

This Pokémon existed 300 million years ago. Team Plasma altered it and attached a cannon to its back.

To get your hands, you’ll need to pop into your specialist video game store to get a download code for Pokémon Omega Ruby, Alpha Sapphire,X or Y. That’s GameStop in the US of A, EB Games in Canada and BT Games here in good ol’ South Africa. So what makes Genesect so great? Besides the rarity factor, equipping Genesect with a particular Drive will allow it to alter it the attack-type of its Techno Drive signature move to one of several variants.

According to Bulbapedia:

  • When it is not holding any Drive, the light is orange and Techno Blast is Normal-type.
  • When it is holding the Burn Drive, the light turns red, and Techno Blast is Fire-type.
  • When it is holding the Douse Drive, the light turns blue and Techno Blast is Water-type.
  • When it is holding the Shock Drive, the light turns yellow and Techno Blast is Electric-type.
  • When it is holding the Chill Drive, the light turns white and Techno Blast is Ice-type.

Genesect has been knocking around since the days of Pokémon Black and White, but only as an event Pokémon. At least this time, you’ll have a chance to acquire the fella a lot more easily. Until November 24 that is.

Last Updated: November 1, 2016


  1. Ottokie

    November 1, 2016 at 11:17

    I really want a Genesect but BT games never have any codes when I ask for event Pokemon codes… HUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU


    • Coughsie

      November 1, 2016 at 11:56

      If you didn’t get volcanion send a shoutout. Got an extra code if you need it. I think i do anyway.


      • Ottokie

        November 1, 2016 at 12:12

        That would be awesome!, but Disqus has no private message option 🙁


        • Coughsie

          November 1, 2016 at 12:35

          Hmmmm. I’ll make a burner email at home and comment later with it. I’m assuming you didn’t get the code for volcanion?


          • HellRazor

            November 1, 2016 at 13:49

            send it to me too! howtogmod11@gmail.com please pick a Volcanion and a Genesect one! thank you so much!

          • Coughsie

            November 1, 2016 at 19:05

            Sorry dude. Only got the one extra code and already offered it to Ottokie. Will get extra genesects when I go / if they have for this month.

        • Coughsie

          November 1, 2016 at 19:09

          Found you on Twitter. Follow back then I’ll DM it to you. @Mad_Scientist_2


          • HellRazor

            November 2, 2016 at 01:46

            not me i dont have twitter lol, if you could send to email i will be very grateful! thank you for all! edit: howtogmod11@gmail.com

  2. jGLZA

    November 1, 2016 at 11:18

    Has BT been participating for all the previous months as well? Damn I missed out on free pokes.
    Also how do get the pokemon? Do you ask for a physical code or is it a wifi transfer?


  3. Andre Fourie

    November 1, 2016 at 12:50

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