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Sacred Sword (move)

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Sacred Sword
せいなるつるぎ Sacred Sword
Sacred Sword.png
Type  Fighting
Category  Physical
PP  20 (max. 32)
Power  90
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Introduced  Generation V
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Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
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Appeal  0  
Condition  [[{{{category}}} (condition)|{{{category}}}]]
Appeal  0  
Jamming  0  

Sacred Sword (Japanese: せいなるつるぎ Sacred Sword) is a damage-dealing Fighting-type move introduced in Generation V. It is the signature move of the Swords of Justice.


Sacred Sword inflicts damage, ignoring the target's Defense and evasion boosts. However, Sacred Sword does not bypass Reflect.


Games Description
BWB2W2 The user attacks by slicing with its long horns. The target's stat changes don't affect this attack's damage.


By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
638 Cobalion Cobalion Steel Fighting 42 ''''
639 Terrakion Terrakion Rock Fighting 42 ''''
640 Virizion Virizion Grass Fighting 42 ''''
647 Keldeo Keldeo Water Fighting 43 ''''
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.

In the anime

None.png Cobalion Sacred Sword.png None.png None.png
The user slices the foe with a long horn.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
640 Virizion A long, curved horn glowing with a light green aura forms on Virizion's forehead. It then slices the opponent with it.
Virizion (M15) Kyurem vs. The Sword of Justice Debut
638 Cobalion A long, curved horn glowing with a white aura forms from Cobalion's forehead. Cobalion then slices the opponent with it.
Cobalion (M15) Kyurem vs. The Sword of Justice None
639 Terrakion A long, curved horn glowing with a golden aura forms on Terrakion's forehead. It then slices the foe with it.
Terrakion (M15) Kyurem vs. The Sword of Justice None


  • Keldeo is the only Pokémon which learns this move at level 43, with the others learning it at level 42.

In other languages

Language Title
France Flag.png French Lame Sainte
Germany Flag.png German Sanctoklinge
Italy Flag.png Italian Spadasolenne
South Korea Flag.png Korean 성스러운칼 Sungsurau-oonkal
Spain Flag.png Spanish Espadasanta

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