Honedge – A possessed sword, and the new Ghost/Steel type

Nintendo has announced a new Pokemon for version x and y, and it is pretty different than anything that’s been announced so far. Essentially, it’s a possessed sword, with no other discernible animal-like qualities.


Here’s their official announcement.

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!

Sure, this technically means that any items are eligible to be possessed by spirits now in this crazy, mixed up pokemon world, but I like to think some douche at the head of a giant sword factory accidentally ran over a Marowak and got his entire damn factory cursed. Now, the millions of pokemon swords hunt him to the ends of the earth.

I’d play that game.


Honedge official art_300dpi


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