Honedge revealed for Pokemon X and Y
posted on 07.05.13 at 10:06 AM EDT by (@salromano)
A Ghost and Steel-type sword Pokemon.

Nintendo and Game Freak unveiled Honedge, a new Steel and Ghost-type Pokemon for Pokemon X and Pokemon Y, at Japan Expo in Paris.

Here’s his official description:

It is now known that Honedge comes into being when a departed spirit possesses a sword that once belonged to humans. It can use the blue cloth attached to its hilt as nimbly as an arm. Pokémon Trainers who carelessly take this blade in hand may find the blue cloth wrapping itself around them and draining their energy!

Honedge can learn the attack Swords Dance, a Normal-type move. Swords Dance is a frenetic dance that uplifts the fighting spirit and sharply raises the user’s Attack stat. The effect can be increased by using this move multiple times in succession, helping Trainers who deploy this move at the beginning of a battle to overwhelm one opponent after another!

View the first screenshots of Honedge at the gallery. Watch its reveal video below.

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  • fyi1191

    That’s a Pokemon?
    And that Swords Dance animation. Wow.

    • Renaldi Saputra


  • OverlordZetta

    Neat. Though I kinda wish it had been named Hexcalibur, but hey, that’s what nicknames are more I guess.

  • Shadow

    Erm, is it pronounced Ownage?

    • DarthBrian

      Pronounced ‘hone edge’.

      • Silver Citizen


    • Willgaea

      Nice one.

  • HeatPhoenix

    Uhhhh, ken sugimori what are you doing can’t you stop them please

  • Calvin Chikelue

    Where’s my AK-47 Pokemon?

    • b2j135

      you’ll get that when we get Gun Kirby :p

  • Lelouch Vi Britannia

    Ya know i could just use hone edge and slash the other Pokemon then capture them. Sigh Pokemon designs feel dissapointing compared to generation 1 & 2

    • xMCXx

      Dude, the first 2 gens had a bunch off eggs which turned into a cerberus palm tree and literally lady bugs.
      There are so many dumb Pokemon in the first generation alone, but when you were younger you didn’t give a fuck.

  • Lelouch Vi Britannia

    If theres a sword Polemon serious change the gameplay to make Pokemon an Action RPG.

  • Elvick

    *sigh* Awful.

    And no, it’s not because it’s new. It’s because it’s awful to me.

    edit; But every gen has to have it’s duds, or it wouldn’t be Pokemon.

  • fireemblembeast

    Okay, open mind, have an open mind!!!
    …why do I even bother?

  • Niyari

    i think it’s pretty cool. hopefully it has an evolved form that’s more humanoid though :p