Zebstrika can do damage with laser, which will knock out Genesect PLB and Tropius PLB coming back into the Zebstrika player's turn. So, effectively a OHKO. Secondly, Zebstrikas can be streamed with much less effort than you make out. Anyway, I don't see many VirGen players choosing Genesect over Tropius or Bouffalant. Also, they wouldn't play more than two-three non-plasma attackers. And I don't think anybody but you will be playing Kyurem EX NXD. Honestly, I don't think you are seeing the full power of an item/ability lock combined. It can easily outspeed Genesect with a T2 Zebstrika/Garbodor and completely lock them into place. Having a few non-plasma attacker does not mean you automatically win the matchup. It's not very easy to search them out/stream them when you are under an item lock. EDIT: I also find your statement "Blastoise beats this" from above very naive. You offer no reasoning/justification for this statement. If you can get out a Zebstrika before they get a Blastoise, they can't Rare Candy into it and are stuck manually attaching.