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New Ghost Sword Pokémon Revealed For X And Y

Nintendo has unveiled a brand new Pokémon for the upcoming X and Y, and its a little bit strange.

Honedge doesn't have eyes, ears, a mouth, or limbs, but he does have sharp edges and a sentient cloth. Here's Honedge's full description from Nintendo:

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!

There have been unnatural manufactured Pokémon in the past, but Honedge seems a little bit different. If possessed objects can be Pokémon now, does t that mean anything can be a Pokémon? Like a possessed toaster or shower curtain? We'll have to wait for the full release to find out more.

Pokémon X and Y is releasing worldwide on October 12. For more on Pokémon, check out our feature where we asked the director and producer some of the most important questions, like what does Rare Candy taste like, and what really happens inside of a Pokéball?

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  • Yeah i'm just going to go out on a limb and say Nintendo is running out of ideas.
  • Remember when Pokemon were just animals? Those were the days.
  • Hmmm, it's looks interesting this Pokemon.

  • This is awesome

  • So Dragon Quest has invaded my Pokemon. I was waiting for this. LOL!

  • "Ermagerd a sword pokemon Gamefreak's ran out of ideas since gen 1"

    Ah yes, because all of Gen 1's pokemon were original and revolutionary such as:
    Pidgey - a bird
    Ratata - a purple rat
    Caterpie - a caterpillar
    Geodude - a rock with arms and a face
    Muk - a pile of sludge with a face
    Voltorb - a pokeball with eyes
    Electrode - a slightly bigger Voltorb with the colors swapped out
    Krabby - a crab

    Every generation of pokemon has its group of great-looking pokemon, and every generation has its flops; they're all pretty much the same ratio, so don't give me the "but gen 1 haz da most original pokemon out of all of den" bullcrap. You probably never even bothered looking at the full list of pokemon past gen 1 or 2 because you're just being a nostalgiafag/hipster.

  • I actually think this is pretty damned cool.

  • Sword... A *** sword... Next there will be shield and helmet and we get PokeMon fantasy

  • so sick

  • WOW Pokemon sucks now they have run out of ideas for cool creatures. I think the first time I realized this was that stupid ice cream cone one

  • nice

  • So many dumb pokemon now. They lost it after ruby and sapphire.

  • Pokemon X and Y is expected to be one the most highest selling handheld games of all time worldwide...I am so excited for it!

  • Only a matter of time before we get a poke plasma pistol.

  • Ghost sword Pokemon? Are they running dry on ideas now?... Later will be seeing guns as pokemons just wait.

  • Masuda: In terms of how Pokémon are designed, they are each their own unique living being. But each Pokémon we create with its own unique element, so we just make sure that they are all individual life forms of their own. And THIS a-holes is why not every pokemon looks like the ones from the firs gen an be honest they had some "un-original" ideas back then like voltorb gastly caterpie beedrill magicarp and golden (trust me theres more) but if you stop playing because you say "its un original then you were never a real fan you were just a fake fan so have fun not playing ps. if you stop playing NO ONE GIVES A F**K ABOUT YOUR IDEAS YOU ARE NOT OF IMPORTANCE TO US

  • They are just out of ideas...Its just a sword! there is nothing there but a sword!

  • I hated almost all the lame Pokemon in Black and White, so I was hoping they would introduce a new set of cool looking Pokemon, but it seems they really are out of ideas now. A freakin' sword; come on? Ruby had the last awesome set of Pokemon imo, though I still thing Silver had the best of all time. Maybe I'm wrong and they'll introduce amazing looking Pokemon, but if this is a teaser for what's to come...Eh!