Honedge announced for Pokemon X and Y

Players of the latest entry in the Pokemon series will be able to recruit a possessed sword.

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The Pokemon Company has announced a new Ghost and Steel type Pokemon, Honedge, for upcoming handheld RPG Pokemon X and Y.

The new Pokemon was debuted by Game Freak director Junichi Masuda during the Japan Expo in Paris.

Honedge is a spirit that has possessed a sword, with a blue cloth attached to its hilt able to drain energy. The Pokemon can learn the attack Swords Dance, a Normal-type move that boosts a user's' Attack stat. The effect can be stacked multiple times.

Pokemon X and Y takes the series to the new Kalos region, and is the first Pokemon game to include a full 3D world and 3D battles. The game will be released for 3DS in October 2013.

Honedge joins new legendary Pokemon Xerneas and Yveltal in Pokemon X and Y, alongside the 17 previously announced roster of regular Pokemon: Chespin, Fennekin, Froakie, Sylveon, Pancham, Fletchling, Talonflame, Gogoat, Helioptile, Scatterbug, Spewpa, Vivillon, Noivern, Clauncher, Skrelp, Litleo, and Flabebe.

Discussion

242 comments
YoshimitsuandCo
YoshimitsuandCo

BWAHAHAHA! Another Ghost Type to add to my growing-slowly-but-surely army of Ghost Pokemon! And, as it is a sword, I can equip my army! 

Gengar, Misdreavus, Bannete, Drifblim, Cofagrigus, and now Honedge! Onward to glory!

Mandrew257
Mandrew257

Whats next, a pokemon with machine gun turrets for arms and a grenade on the tip of its tail? 

JiGSaW918
JiGSaW918

wow... a sword pokemon, they are REALLY losing their edge... I'll show myself out. But seriously, this franchise needs to end because it's very obvious they have ran out of any original ideas. What's next, a computer monitor pokemon named Monitore?

ziqi92
ziqi92

A Steel/Ghost type seems awfully overpowered on the defensive end. Based on it's design, I'm assuming its ability is Levitate (like most Ghost types). Just wonderful. Here is a Pokemon with (possibly) 4 immunities and 8 resistances. This leaves us with 1 weakness and 4 neutral attacks. (Fairy type not included.)

sortajan
sortajan

happy as i am to hear about new pokemon, does a single reveal (legendary or not) really warrant a full article?

DustbusterGF
DustbusterGF

A waste of an IP. Nintendo must hate Money.

ceromaster
ceromaster

I'll tell you genwunners one thing. In order for your arguments against any other gen after gen 1 to be valid Gamefreak would have to remove half of the pokemon from Gen 1 permanently.

Seriously your arguments fall apart when Gen 1 had pokemon in the form of pokeballs, piles of goo, cracked eggs, simple ass rocks, basic ass birds, literal rats, magnets, and Jinx...........

banana23man
banana23man

How about just doing fire red/leaf green in 3D, with larger maps and more activities? 

TerminalError
TerminalError

I don't know why there is so much negative activity going on regarding this.

This is merely ONE pokemon that is sloghtly naff - there are plenty of others that are really quite good.

It is good that they are finally pushing the series forward onto the next console etc. Don't judge until the game is out.

Coco_pierrot
Coco_pierrot

It is just a question of time before "Shoe" make its debut !!! ( South Park joke )

LordelX
LordelX

Wow, I had no idea what 60% of the content in that article means. I guess Pokemon X and Y is not for beginners.

bansheegod
bansheegod

I'm all for the pokemon series taking a little break. Maybe even just make a final game encompassing all of the previous games and then let us start a new game + for each region

Mercgamer74
Mercgamer74

Wouldn't it be funny if Honedge and its evolutions couldn't use cut.

EVOchamp2015
EVOchamp2015

Do people even realize how broken the first game was? All you needed was Alakazam with psychic or a Slowbro with amnesia with surf/psychic combo.  

SirApathetic005
SirApathetic005

I love these new Pokémon. And I for one think that everyone who is upset is blowing this out of proportion.

You people do realize there's only a limited amount of animals on Earth, yes? Even if there are ones they haven't used yet, how long will it take until we realize they need to make their Pokémon more abstract and appealing in design? Or, to put it in a better way, how long will it take for us to realize they're just being lazy and Googling every animal on the planet and basing their Pokémon off of it? Where's the artistic creativity in that??

People need to understand that change exists for a reason. The reason is so we don't have games like Call of Duty. Do you guys want a repeat every single time a new Pokémon game?? Most of you here want to live in the past with these games, and just get the same old "Pokémon Red formula," yet you get mad and rage at Nintendo for not moving towards the future and committing to change. How hypocritical "gamers" on this website are.

What really bothers me is how people are saying, "Wow, a sword Pokémon? I'm not buying this." You haven't even seen ALL the Pokémon of this new region, first of all, and ONE POKEMON RUINED THE GAME FOR YOU? You must have a short game library if it's that hard to please you.

Also, if you said you're not going to get the game, then stick to it. Don't be a pansy.

Alex4789123
Alex4789123

First they run out of colors, now they've run out of creatures. Still, I plan on getting this. Haven't played a pokemon game in ten years.

mav_destroyer
mav_destroyer

Ok I'm a BIG fan of the first three gens and I'm not really fond of the new pokemon games. A so called "genwunner" as kids call them these days.

But come on guys this isn't so bad, what's with all the raging? Gen 1 had a pokemon which was pretty much a rock with arms. Then you have a hieroglyph pokemon which is just floating letters in Gen 2.

The argument that pokemon should be animals and that Nintendo is running out of ideas is moot and illogical. Let's be fair and admit that.

TheMudora
TheMudora

What Pokémon could Gamefreak make that would please everyone? An evolution to an old Pokémon? Another animal clone? If you look at Generation 1, most of those Pokémon were not very clever at all. Voltorb... Caterpie... Shellder... etc. The past is the past. Stop complaining.

Poodger
Poodger

Clearly they are just bursting with creative ideas. There must not be a bottom of the barrel for Pokemon...

Greyfeld
Greyfeld

Yeah, let's not even bother making actual monsters anymore.  Let's just shove disembodied spirits into mundane objects and CALL them pokemon.  That'll work!

Bangerman15
Bangerman15

"Generic post about first gen being better."

xxxchris
xxxchris

Oops! There goes the series!

Dreizel
Dreizel

@JiGSaW918  even worst was the garbage pokemon of this generation.  

Trubbish and Garbodor, they are literally a bag of garbage, this gotta be the sutipdest idea for a pokemon yet. But a sword also comes pretty close.

biggestnewb
biggestnewb

@ceromaster yeah, true that.


but at least they don't look like a pile of crap. adding up all the bad pokemon from gen 2-6, they outweigh the bad ones from gen 1. so gen 1 wins by DEFAULT. you gotta learn that.

#gen1dabest #yousuck #yolo #nostalgiaphobic #nintendowillkeepdoingwhatthey'redoingsolongasfoolslikeyoukeepbuyingintoit


ice cream, ghost coffin, now a sword. nuff said.

SirApathetic005
SirApathetic005

@banana23man Because that would be a repeat of what has already been made, and everyone would then blame Nintendo for lingering on the past and "Sticking to nostalgia" rather than creating a new Pokemon game with new Pokemon to introduce within a new region, full of gym leaders, etc.

evil-zodiark
evil-zodiark

@banana23man how about pokemon on the WiiU , just imagine the possibilities it will be a better killer app thananything M$ and sony has to offer ( and i am on sony side)

Hilux-
Hilux-

@banana23man I never played the series, but your picture sells this idea :)

OldKye
OldKye

@Mercgamer74 Don't say that lol they have done things like that before.

Flying Pokemon =/= can learn fly and, Pokemon with claws =/= can learn cut far more often then should be....

Yomigaeru
Yomigaeru

@EVOchamp2015 I don't know about broken, but in Red/Blue I basically just relied on sweeping any competition with Mewtwo and STAB'd Psychic attacks.

Yueh31
Yueh31

I totally agree with you , i´m baffled by how some people say they won´t buy the game because one of the new pokemon sucks (and i don´t even agree on that)... The game looks great, it´s the first entry in 3d and you will be able to battle friends  via wifi... i´m sold! I haven´t played a pokemon game since gold and silver but  with the new additions and the familiar pokemon gameplay i just can´t wait to try this one out. And btw  at the  moment there are 649 pokemon ( had to google it) , X and Y will probably add 100 more ( i´m guessing) I challenge anyone who said that Gamefreak designers are scraping the bottom of the barrel to come up with 5 original pokemon designs that everyone and i mean EVERYONE will love...

silvergol
silvergol

@SirApathetic005 The pokemon most them are not animals, and most them are pretty funny when you read about them now are boring.

OldKye
OldKye

@Alex4789123 The ran out of creatures like 3 generations ago when they just started putting faces and accessories on real animals and objects lol instead of making their own like before.

I think sharkpedo was the first one I realized the because they still called it a shark lol

Yomigaeru
Yomigaeru

@TheMudora I'd love to see a Pokemon with that iconic trollface. I don't know what type it'd be, but having those annoying attacks like Double Team, Toxic, Destiny Bond, etc. would be a must.

OldKye
OldKye

@Poodger Looks like the soul edge from soul caliber how many other games have a possessed sword with one eye? lol

kingboo35
kingboo35

@Greyfeld YEAH! we need more Pokemon that are monsters like the first gen you remember Pokemon like gastly that is just gas with eyes or maybe grimer that is just grime with eyes  or maybe geodude that is just a rock with eyes AND arms or maybe seel which is just a sea lion....or maybe voltorb that is just a pokeball with eyes or maybe just a sword with eyes....oh wait that would just be stupid.......

rtircoklled
rtircoklled

@Greyfeld The only one that worked with was Banette.  If you read the back story, it is one of the scariest pokemon of the series.

SirApathetic005
SirApathetic005

@silvergol Really? Have you read Yamask's Pokedex entry about how it is a HUMAN SOUL holding a mask that actually resembles its human face when it was alive? Have you also read Heatmor's? He eats Durants. Have you read about how Litwick, Lampent, and Chandelure all suck and burn your life energy/soul away?...

Boring in what way exactly?...

And why do "most of the Pokemon" have to be based on animals? Look at Voltorb and Electabuzz, for example. Heck, even Ditto. Clefairy and Jigglypuff, too. Need I go on?...

ceromaster
ceromaster

@OldKye @Alex4789123 

Yeah because I really miss the pokemon that resembled pokeballs, a bunch of cracked eggs, and globs of goo...

Greyfeld
Greyfeld

@kingboo35 @Greyfeld I guess expecting people to make the distinction between, "Living creature," and, "Inanimate object possessed by a creature," would be silly, especially on Gamespot where the average poster can't form a coherent thought if their lips aren't perfectly puckered around Pokemon's succulent, low-hanging nutsack.

Yomigaeru
Yomigaeru

@kingboo35 @Greyfeld You kidding? That sentient trashbag Pokemon from the current gen was the greatest Pokemon ever. I mean, just his look gets him banned from tourneys like the infamous Wobuffet.

Shanks_D_Chop
Shanks_D_Chop

@OldKye After countless JRPGs with "Toxic Slime" as an enemy, how the hell is Muk original in shape and form?

I'm not sure if your last bit is trying to be funny or not... if it is... don't bother.

Anyway, can't see anything wrong with it's design. It's well within the borders of standard JRPG fare, I'm sure I've fought possessed swords before so now I'll just do it with 'Mon.

OldKye
OldKye

@ceromaster Yeah as others have said there have always been bad ones but the were original the egg thing turned into a pineapple tree thing of eggs. 

The pokeball is their own original thing so giving it a face was funny...(the first time the did it)

And even Muk as you said goo was very original in shape and form at that time.

Now a days  the egg would be "eggcrack" and evolve in to scrambled eggs basically they name it what it looks like and it evolves into what you think it will rather then a pineapple egg tree.