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Gen (幻, Gen) is a Layer Weight released by Takara Tomy as part of the Burst System as well as the Gatinko Layer System. It debuted in Japan through an exclusive B-00 GT Campaign between May 15th, 2019 and June 14th, 2019 to commemorate the 2019 Asian Championship. It later debuted in western countries with the release of the Pro Series Starter Pack Poison Cobra 7Wall Keep Gen.

Description

A Weight built into a Layer. A rubber weight that hardens a lock due to the protrusion in the center.
— Official Description

Gen, unlike other Layer Weights, is a small rubber piece, with one side featuring a triangular protrusion that serves as a Burst Stopper. In theory, it is meant to make a combination using this Layer Weight nearly unburstable. However, there is one huge downside to Gen: The combination using it loses a substantial amount of weight. Since this weight is lost from the Layer, this makes the increase in Burst Resistance less notable, as heavy Forge Discs will still skip teeth more on lighter Layers. Furthermore, this loss of weight decreases Stamina, Attack, and Defense potential in any sort of combination. The only practical use of Gen is to make Dread semi-functional, as without Gen, Dread is even more burst prone.

Overall

Gen, while in theory serving to increase the Burst resistance of otherwise easy-to-burst Layers, does not do much in practice, and the loss of weight only serves to impede combinations using Gen.

Therefore, Gen is recommended for collection purposes only.

However, in Limited format, certain Gatinko Layer Bases are usable, but only with Gen.

Therefore, for Limited format, it is not a must have but a welcome addition to any blader’s collection.

Gen is not legal in the WBO's Burst Classic Format.

As such, Gen is recommended for collection purposes only.

Products

Takara Tomy

Hasbro

Gallery

Takara Tomy

Hasbro

Trivia

  • Just like the Blue Ver. Destroy', you could get this Layer Weight by redeeming points you earned from participating in G4 tournaments and/or battling motorized Beys in stadiums where the Mugen/Mugen-L Drivers were used.

References

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