The newest Pokémon is a… sword?
Debuting in Pokémon X and Y, Honedge is a Steel- and Ghost-type creature that seems awesome, even if it is just a sword with an eyeball. Here’s Honedge in action and a quick description:
"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!”
Naturally there’s already a lot of fanart for Honedge — the wicked illustration is by Jinnoxious, while the GIFs are from Vablatsky.
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