Pokémon Go has entered a new year and January is an exciting month packed with events for trainers to anticipate. There’s currently a focus on the Unova region which will be followed by Sinnoh next week, but there’s also Genesect Burn Drive who is available in raids. Some people are asking if Genesect Burn Drive is Shiny in Pokémon Go, and here you’ll find some counters to beat the January 2021 raid.

While we’ve already had Ho-Oh to contend with, there will be plenty more Mega Bosses throughout the month. Heatran will arrive on the 12th, Kyogre and Houdron will appear on the 19th, and there will be a surprise on the 26th.

All of the above are raids to look forward to, but below you’ll find out if Genesect Burn Drive is Shiny in Pokémon Go, and you’ll also find a list of possible counters to beat the opponent.

Can Genesect Burn Drive be Shiny in Pokémon Go?

Genesect Burn Drive cannot be Shiny in Pokémon Go.

A Shiny version of Genesect Burn Drive is not available during the Unova region event, which is sure to disappoint some of the Pokémon Go community.

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With the above clarified, trainers should also know that the opponent is only available in five-star raids from January 5th at 10:00 local time until the exact same hour on the 12th.

In addition, trainers should also know that its maximum catch CP is 1,916, meanwhile its maximum when boosted by snowy or rainy weather is 2,395.

Counters to beat Genesect Burn Drive in Pokémon Go

Genesect Burn Drive has a weakness to Fire in Pokémon Go, so suitable counters include Chandelure and Darmanitan.

Aside from Chandelure and Darmanitan, other possible counters to use against Genesect Burn Drive in Pokémon Go include Moltres and Reshiram.

Below you’ll find a list of possible creatures to use:

  • Chandlure – Fire Spin, Overheat
  • Darmanitan – Fire Fang, Overheat
  • Moltres – Fire Spin, Overheat
  • Reshiram – Fire Fang, Overheat
  • Blaziken – Fire Spin, Blast Burn
  • Mega Houndoom – Fire Fang, Flamethrower
  • Heatran – Fire Spin, Flamethrower
  • Entei – Fire Fang, Overheat
  • Flareon – Fire Spin, Overheat
  • Charizard – Fire Spin, Blast Burn
  • Ho-Oh – Incinerate, Fire Blast
  • Magmortar – Fire Spin, Fire Punch

All counters for Genesect Burn Drive come courtesy of Pokebattler.