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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
  • The more I see the game the more I want to see these 3d pokemon in classic 2d

  • People, if they ran out of ideas, they wouldn't release a game with only 20 new pokemon. It's based off of france, and in france, there was a thing called the medieval times with castles. What did they use back then??? ....Swords!!!

  • Day one buy for me.

  • Even though pokemon have made questionable changes to their appearance I still think it looks pretty good.

  • It's dangerous to go alone! Take this.

  • At least they are getting creative but it is kind of farfetched

  • they must be running out of ideas...

  • "The first generation of Pokémon games were more directed towards genetics and engineering. The three starters, Bulbasaur (dinosaur-plant hybrid), Charmander (salamander), and Squirtle (turtle), are all reptilian in nature, and take some elements from the dinosaurs. Dinosaurs are reptiles, and were one of the most successful groups of animals to exist. Bulbasaur, the most similar to dinosaurs of the three, is the first listed in the Pokédex. Other Pokémon in the generation continue this theme. Eevee is capable of evolving into multiple forms due to its unstable DNA; Voltorb is the result of a Poké Ball experiment gone awry; Porygon is a virtual reality Pokémon. These games also introduce three Fossils, the most introduced of any generation, which can be resurrected into prehistoric Pokémon: Aerodactyl, Kabuto and Omanyte. Finally, out of the five legendaries that appeared, the most powerful was man-made through genetic engineering: Mewtwo. It remains the only legendary Pokémon, apart from Genesect, created through artificial means. The uncatchable legendary, Mew, also has the DNA of every Pokémon in existence." -Bulbapedia

    Don't you see, the first generation Pokemon all fit in together and that is why some Pokemon were taken out of the first game and didn't make their appearance until gen2. (ex. Togepi being in season 1 anime, and Snubbull and Marill being in the first Pokemon movie.) Please Game Freak stop making terrible new Pokemon and just refine the ones that made you successful!!!

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