The Paleozoic Pokemon. Genesect is a legendary pokemon from the 5th and latest generation, the first and currently only Bug-Type legendary to exist. As suggested by its species name, Genesect was a prehistoric creature, but was revived by the evil Team Plasma for the purpose of creating the most powerful pokemon ever. Thus, it was transformed to include a number of technological upgrades, most notably the cannon on its back.
In Super Smash Bros 4
Genesect would no doubt be a bit of an odd pick as a fighter for Super Smash Bros. 4, but that's one of the things that makes it so appealing. It has the unique quality of being the only legenday Bug-Type and the most recent pokemon. According to its Dex entry in Pokemon Black, it was once feared as the strongest of hunters - clearly it's no stranger to fighting.
In terms of potential new characters from the Pokemon franchise, Genesect isn't without competition. Other Generation V pokemon such as Zoroark and even Victini might have more popularity for the time being, but Genesect has a distinct advantage - as yet, it is the only pokemon not officially revealed by Nintendo. For people who love to argue relevancy, Genesect's chances are undeniable. By the time Smash 4 picks up more steam, so likewise will Genesect's appearances - and with that, its popularity.
Attacks and Abilities
Genesect's signature move is the diverse Techno Blast, an attack from its cannon that changes depending on what "Drive" Genesect has at the time:
- a regular blast with no drive,
- a fire blast with the Burn Drive,
- a water blast with the Douse Drive,
- an electric blast with the Shock Drive,
- and an icy blast with the Chill Drive.
Its moveset in Smash can be made to accomodate each Drive by allowing Genesect to switch between them via special, and each type of blast could do various levels of damage and knockback with different effects.
Genesect can learn a wide array of other moves that can lend to an interesting moveset, including but not limited to
- Magnet Rise
- Metal Claw
- Fury Cutter
- Flame Charge
- Magnet Bomb
- Metal Sound
- Signal Beam
- Tri Attack
- Bug Buzz
...and that's just taking from the moves it can learn naturally!
Subject to editing. . .