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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
  • I think it looks pretty cool. And Rotom was a ghost Pokemon that took the shape of things like lawnmowers and refrigerators.

  • I was really liking all the other Pokemon they revealed until this one it's kind odd,
  • Ok. Now they aren't really trying anymore are they.
  • Definitely going on my team in Y. Now I just have to decide what video game sword to name it after...? lol
  • Perhaps the IGN staff forgot that Rotom already exists and that we've had a LAWNMOWER as a Pokemon...

  • Ohhh! I know a good Pokemon idea based on a inanimate object! A Pokemon shaped like a GUN! Think about it! =3
  • they finally ran out of good ideas. lemme know when they reveal toiletchu.
  • Anyone who refuses to play the new games is just missing out on the best Pokemon has to offer.

  • A sword?
  • Okay, at this point it's just rediculous, i mean pokemon can now be possed objects?!?! I mean im just as willing to play the game as the next guys, but how do i know that the next pokemon is going to be a possed pair of underwear!! My enthousiasm for playing this game is dropping even after it took a huge plunge at the anouncement that they are adding on a new pokemon type!!!!
  • nothing will ever beat 1st gen for me
  • Gold and silver were my favorite games, but I'll still be playing the new ones,even if they do have weird pokemon.

  • I think I've found my new Ghost type. =D

  • The amount of Gen wunners in here is ridiculous. There were plenty of stupid pokemon before this, even your precious gen 1 had dumb/unoriginal pokemon.

  • what kind of idiot came with that idea,might aswell make a shield pokemon
    to make a set.
  • Forget what the nay sayers and genwunners say, I honestly think that Generation VI will be awesome. Everyone complains about the newer Pokémon designs but if you look at it logically Generation I based a lot of pokemon off of real life animals and objects. For instance Magnemite? A magnet. Geodude? A rock with arms. Voltorb and Electrode are just color swaps of each other with different facial expressions and they look like Poke Balls. And just about every starter in every gen at least at their base forms bear heavy resemblances to real life animals. People just need to either accept new Pokémon or move on.
  • So, basically it's Rotom. Okay.

  • I guess it's cool, but how can an inanimate object be considered a pokemon?
  • So basically it's Unknown- Sword Edition. ;-)

  • It kinda looks like a shen gong wu from xiaolin showdown