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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  15 (max. 24)
Power  90
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Introduced  Generation V
Condition  Cool
Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
Condition  Cool
Appeal  0  
Condition  Cool
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jamming  0  
Excites the audience in any kind of contest.

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


Generation V

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

Generation VI

Sacred Sword's PP was changed from 20 to 15.


Games Description
BWB2W2Conq The user attacks by slicing with its long horns. The target's stat changes don't affect this attack's damage.
XYORAS The user attacks by slicing with a long horn. The target's stat changes don't affect this attack's damage.


By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
638 Cobalion Cobalion Steel Fighting 42 42
639 Terrakion Terrakion Rock Fighting 42 42
640 Virizion Virizion Grass Fighting 42 42
647 Keldeo Keldeo Water Fighting 43 43
679 Honedge Honedge Steel Ghost   47
680 Doublade Doublade Steel Ghost   51
681 Aegislash Aegislash Steel Ghost   --
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.

In other games

Pokémon Conquest

Sacred Sword is the only move of Terrakion.

In the anime

Terrakion Sacred Sword.png Cobalion Sacred Sword.png Virizion Sacred Sword.png None.png
Terrakion Cobalion Virizion
The user slices the foe with a long horn.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
640 Virizion Virizion's body glows green. Then 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
639 Terrakion Terrakion's body glows brown. Then 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
638 Cobalion Cobalion's body glows blue. Then 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

In the manga

In the Pokémon + Nobunaga's Ambition ~ Ranse's Color Picture Scroll ~ manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

In other generations

Sacred Sword V.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
Generation I
Generation II Generation II
Generation II
Crystal Generation III Generation III
Generation III
FRLG Generation IV Generation IV
Generation IV
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
Generation V
XY ORAS Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 聖劍 Shèngjiàn
France Flag.png French Lame Sainte
Germany Flag.png German Sanctoklinge
Italy Flag.png Italian Spadasolenne
South Korea Flag.png Korean 성스러운칼 Sungsurau-oonkal
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Espada Sagrada
Spain Flag.png Spanish Espada Santa*

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