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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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Comments
  • steel/ghost is cool
  • Better than Grubbish, that's for sure.
    Edit: "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?"
    This: http://www.serebii.net/games/rotom.png
  • wat

  • Bannette was a possessed pokemon, so I don't see how this is different that much.
  • the first pokemon that you don't need to train. Just start hitting other pokemon with it to win your fights!
  • Charmander got nothin on Honedge

  • So if I died, my sword would become a pokemon..... seems legitimate.
  • Man... Theyve really run out of ideas
  • AHHHHHHHHH! The dumbness!

  • I actually like this one his evolve forms should be cool.
  • its really not that strange when you think about it. we already have things like a possessed chandelier, coffin, and stuffed toy among other things. at least a sword packs quite a punch. lol. on another note, I'm thinking of nicknaming it Fi.
  • Okay, this is the kind of randomness you can only get via drugs.
  • I know there's not much going on in Nintendoland (no pun intended) but the announcement of a new Pokemon isn't really worthy of writing a whole freaking article about it >.<
  • Im definitely looking forward to calling it Buster.
  • It looks alright, but I think they've been going overboard with the "possessed item" theme lately, I'd rather see more Ghost-types that are actual spirits like Ghastly.
  • Rotom can be a possessed lawnmower, washing machine, heater, or a possessed fan.

  • "Nintendo has unveiled a brand new Pokémon for the upcoming X and Y, and its a little bit strange." Really? THIS is what you consider strange? You realize this is Pokemon, right? It gets significantly weirder than this.
  • Yamask and Honedge are both Pokemon that are the ghost of humans, is this karma for forcing pokemon into pokeballs? Doomed to live a life of servitude as a wild primitive pokemon? Is there no resting in peace in the pokemon world?? Lmao this would make a sweet story, hmm I wonder if the other ghost types are human spirits.
  • The second I saw a chandelier become a Pokemon, I knew I would never play those games again. Sadly, this makes me more glad I stopped playing. They drift further from the original styles each time they make a game.
  • I havent played a pokemon game since crystal. They seem super stupid now and completely unoriginal whichmakes me glad I was a part of the team rocket days. However I did just purchase a 3ds so maybe ill hop in and see how different they are since then
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