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===Origin===
 
===Origin===
Honedge appears to be based conceptually on a fully sentient, possessed {{wp|magic sword|magical sword}}. The fact that it starts off as an ordinary sword may mean it could be based on the {{wp|bushido}} mythos behind {{wp|katana}} use; katanas possessed the user {{wp|Samurai|samurai's}} soul and attacked of its own free will. In Japanese legends, any object left behind or forgotten by its owner can and will after a while become a {{wp|tsukumogami}}, and most commonly in legends, swords or umbrellas were the ones to attack humans. Considering it drains the life of those who wield it, it may have also been based on the cursed {{wp|tyrfing}}. Visually, considering its build and hilt, Honedge seems to be based on either a {{wp|spatha}}, {{wp|claymore}}, or possibly {{wp|jian}} sword, with its own {{wp|scabbard}} and {{wp|Hilt#Sword_knot|tassel}}-like prehensile limb. The design on both Honedge and Doublade's sheath resembles that of a {{wp|triquetra}}, clearly depicted on Honedge and more ornately designed on Doublade's.
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Honedge appears to be based conceptually on a fully sentient, possessed {{wp|magic sword|magical sword}}. The fact that it starts off as an ordinary sword may mean it could be based on the {{wp|bushido}} mythos behind {{wp|katana}} use; katanas possessed the user {{wp|Samurai|samurai's}} soul and attacked of its own free will. In Japanese legends, any object left behind or forgotten by its owner can and will after a while become a {{wp|tsukumogami}}, and most commonly in legends, swords or umbrellas were the ones to attack humans. Considering it drains the life of those who wield it, it may have also been based on the cursed {{wp|tyrfing}}. Visually, considering its build and hilt, Honedge seems to be based on either a {{wp|spatha}}, {{wp|claymore}}, or possibly {{wp|jian}} sword, with its own {{wp|scabbard}} and {{wp|Hilt#Sword_knot|tassel}}-like prehensile limb. The design on both Honedge and Doublade's sheath resembles that of a {{wp|triquetra}}, clearly depicted on Honedge and more ornately designed on Doublade's. Its shiny form resembles a bloodsoaked sword.
   
 
====Name origin====
 
====Name origin====

Revision as of 15:18, 16 January 2020

Meowstic #678: Meowstic
Pokémon
#680: Doublade Doublade
Honedge
Sword Pokémon
ヒトツキ
Hitotsuki
#679
Honedge



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Steel Ghost
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Ability
No Guard Cacophony
Cacophony
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
180 (33.8%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Mineral
Hatch time
5140 - 5396 steps
Height
2'07" 0.8 m
Honedge
0'0" 0 m
{{{form2}}}
0'0" 0 m
{{{form3}}}
0'0" 0 m
{{{form4}}}
Weight
4.4 lbs. 2.0 kg
Honedge
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{form2}}}
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{form3}}}
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{form4}}}
Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
Unknown
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
65
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 1
Honedge
0
HP
0
Atk
1
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Shape
Body05.png BodyUnknown.png
{{{form2}}}
Footprint
FUnknown.png None.png
{{{form2}}}
Pokédex color
Brown
Base friendship
70
External Links

Honedge (Japanese: ヒトツキ Hitotsuki) is a dual-type Steel/Ghost Pokémon introduced in Generation VI.

It evolves into Doublade starting at level 35, which evolves into Aegislash when exposed to a Dusk Stone.

Biology

Honedge with its sheath removed

Honedge is a Pokémon that resembles a sword from the medieval times. Its body is a silver sword with a light gray hilt. Embedded in the hilt is a blue gem with a dark center that appears to be its eye. The blue eye is said to be the true from of Honedge. Attached to the pommel is a long, dark blue cloth with a swirl design in lighter blue at the tip; the tip of the sash splits into four tassels. The sash is known to suck the life energy out of anyone who dares to grab it by the hilt. Honedge's sheath is dark brown with curved lines resembling a triquetra across its surface. Near the top of the sheath are white teeth-like markings and rings with white centers that resemble eyes. A third ring extends onto the hilt and encircles its actual eye. Honedge is said to have been born from a person's soul after they were killed by the sword that it resides in.

In the anime

In the main series

Honedge in the anime

Major appearances

Honedge debuted in Diancie — Princess of the Diamond Domain. The same Honedge, under the ownership of Argus Steel, reappeared in Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction.

A Honedge appeared in A Meeting of Two Journeys!, under the ownership of Sawyer. It was used in his battle against Ash, but was defeated by Pikachu. It evolved into Doublade sometime before A Full-Strength Battle Surprise!, and it evolved again into Aegislash sometime before Valuable Experience for All!.

Minor appearances

Honedge made its main series debut in Performing with Fiery Charm!, under the ownership of a Performer. She used it during the Rookie Class Pokémon Showcase in Dendemille Town. It appeared again in Master Class is in Session!, being used by its Trainer in the Master Class Showcase in Gloire City.

A Trainer's Honedge appeared in SS004.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
XY106 Honedge Ash's Pokédex Honedge, the Sword Pokémon. It is said that Honedge is actually a spirit living inside a sword.
This concludes the entries from the XY series.

In Pokémon Generations

Two soldiers' Honedge appeared in The Redemption, during a fantasy of a story from the past. They were some of the many Pokémon fighting in the great war of Kalos 3,000 years previously.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Celosia owns a Honedge, which she used in conjunction with her Aegislash to possess Shauna. It first appeared in Kangaskhan...Kangascan't.

In the TCG

Main article: Honedge (TCG)

Other appearances

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

Honedge makes a cameo appearance in the Kalos Pokémon League stage. When the stage transitions to the Ironworks Chamber, it can be seen in the background along with Steelix, Scizor, and Klinklang.

Trophy information

NA: The origin of this Pokémon is a great ghost tale: it's said that Honedge are ancient swords possessed by a departed spirit. Should people try to grab the sword, Honedge will attack them or wrap its sash around their arm, slowly draining the life energy from their body. Moral of the story: be careful around ancient swords.

PAL: There's a rather spooky tale behind this Pokémon's origins: apparently, it's an ancient sword possessed by a departed spirit. Honedge won't let anyone grip its hilt. If they try, it will attack them or wrap its sash around their arm and drain the life energy from their body! Yikes!

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VI.
Generation VI Kalos
Central #117
Hoenn
#—
X Apparently this Pokémon is born when a departed spirit inhabits a sword. It attaches itself to people and drinks their life force.
Y If anyone dares to grab its hilt, it wraps a blue cloth around that person's arm and drains that person's life energy completely.
Omega Ruby Apparently this Pokémon is born when a departed spirit inhabits a sword. It attaches itself to people and drinks their life force.
Alpha Sapphire If anyone dares to grab its hilt, it wraps a blue cloth around that person's arm and drains that person's life energy completely.
Generation VII Alola
#—
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VII.
Generation VIII Galar
#330
Sword Honedge's soul once belonged to a person who was killed a long time ago by the sword that makes up Honedge's body.
Shield The blue eye on the sword's handguard is the true body of Honedge. With its old cloth, it drains people's lives away.

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VI.
Generation VI
X Y
Route 6
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Trade
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Akala Outskirts (Island Scan)We
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Akala Outskirts (Island Scan)We
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Hammerlocke Hills

In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VI.
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Blade-and-Shield Path: Stage 4
Shuffle
Wacky Workshop: Stage 167
Marron Trail: Stage 672
Rumble World
Dark Land: Royal Armory (All Areas)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
45
105 - 152 200 - 294
80
76 - 145 148 - 284
100
94 - 167 184 - 328
35
36 - 95 67 - 185
37
37 - 97 71 - 190
28
29 - 88 54 - 170
Total:
325
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VIII, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug ¼×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic ½×
Ice ½×
Dragon ½×
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug ¼×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic ½×
Ice ½×
Dragon ½×
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug ¼×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic ½×
Ice ½×
Dragon ½×
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying ½×
Poison
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug ¼×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic ½×
Ice ½×
Dragon ½×
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VIII
Other generations:
VI - VII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Tackle Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
011 Fury Cutter Bug Physical 04040 09595% 20
044 Shadow Sneak Ghost Physical 04040 100100% 30
088 Autotomize Steel Status 0000 00——% 15
1212 Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 00——% 20
1616 Metal Sound Steel Status 0000 08585% 40
2020 Slash Normal Physical 07070 100100% 20
2424 Night Slash Dark Physical 07070 100100% 15
2828 Retaliate Normal Physical 07070 100100% 5
3232 Iron Defense Steel Status 0000 00——% 15
3636 Iron Head Steel Physical 08080 100100% 15
4040 Power Trick Psychic Status 0000 00——% 10
4444 Swords Dance Normal Status 0000 00——% 20
4848 Sacred Sword Fighting Physical 09090 100100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Honedge
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Honedge
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/TR

Generation VIII
Other generations:
VI - VII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM12Bag TM Grass VI Sprite.png TM12 Solar Blade Grass Physical 125125 100}}100% 10
TM16Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM16 Screech Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 40
TM18Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM18 Reflect Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM21Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM21 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM22Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM22 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
TM24Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM24 Snore Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 15
TM25Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM25 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM31Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM31 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM33Bag TM Water VI Sprite.png TM33 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM39Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM39 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM43Bag TM Fighting VI Sprite.png TM43 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM65Bag TM Ghost VI Sprite.png TM65 Shadow Claw Ghost Physical 07070 100}}100% 15
TM69Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM69 Psycho Cut Psychic Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM76Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM76 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM79Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM79 Retaliate Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 5
TM94Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM94 False Swipe Normal Physical 04040 100}}100% 40
TM97Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM97 Brutal Swing Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TR00Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR00 Swords Dance Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR20Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR20 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR21Bag TR Fighting Sprite.png TR21 Reversal Fighting Physical 0000 100}}100% 15
TR26Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR26 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR27Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR27 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR46Bag TR Steel Sprite.png TR46 Iron Defense Steel Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
TR52Bag TR Steel Sprite.png TR52 Gyro Ball Steel Physical 0000 100}}100% 5
TR53Bag TR Fighting Sprite.png TR53 Close Combat Fighting Physical 120120 100}}100% 5
TR70Bag TR Steel Sprite.png TR70 Flash Cannon Steel Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TR74Bag TR Steel Sprite.png TR74 Iron Head Steel Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Honedge
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Honedge
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VIII
Other generations:
VI - VII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
SudowoodoStonjourner Block Normal Status —% 5
YamaskCofagrigusYamaskRunerigus Destiny Bond Ghost Status —% 5
Avalugg Wide Guard Rock Status —% 10
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Honedge in Generation VIII
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Honedge in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Honedge
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Honedge
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation VIII
Other generations:
VI - VII
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Sw Sh Steel Beam Steel Special 140 95% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Honedge
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Honedge
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Battle Trozei
Steel
Attack Power: ★★★★

BT679.png

Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Steel
None.png Attack Power: 50 - 120 Raise Max Level.png 15

#203
Shuffle679.png

Steely Resolve
Increases damage when things are looking desperate.
Skill Swapper: Risk-Taker

Evolution

679Honedge.png
Unevolved
Honedge
 Steel  Ghost 
Rare Candy
Level 35
680Doublade.png
First evolution
Doublade
 Steel  Ghost 
Dusk Stone
Dusk Stone
681Aegislash.png
Second evolution
Aegislash
 Steel  Ghost 

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VI.
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Spr 6x 679.png Spr b 6x 679.png Spr 6x 679.png Spr b 6x 679.png
Spr 6x 679 s.png Spr b 6x 679 s.png Spr 6x 679 s.png Spr b 6x 679 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Spr 7s 679.png Spr b 7s 679.png Spr 7s 679.png Spr b 7s 679.png
Spr 7s 679 s.png Spr b 7s 679 s.png Spr 7s 679 s.png Spr b 7s 679 s.png
Front Back Front Back
679MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Honedge images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

Origin

Honedge appears to be based conceptually on a fully sentient, possessed magical sword. The fact that it starts off as an ordinary sword may mean it could be based on the bushido mythos behind katana use; katanas possessed the user samurai's soul and attacked of its own free will. In Japanese legends, any object left behind or forgotten by its owner can and will after a while become a tsukumogami, and most commonly in legends, swords or umbrellas were the ones to attack humans. Considering it drains the life of those who wield it, it may have also been based on the cursed tyrfing. Visually, considering its build and hilt, Honedge seems to be based on either a spatha, claymore, or possibly jian sword, with its own scabbard and tassel-like prehensile limb. The design on both Honedge and Doublade's sheath resembles that of a triquetra, clearly depicted on Honedge and more ornately designed on Doublade's. Its shiny form resembles a bloodsoaked sword.

Name origin

Honedge may be a combination of hone, one, and edge.

Hitotsuki may be a combination of 一つ hitotsu (one) and 突き tsuki (stab, lunge, or thrust) or 憑き tsuki (spirit possession).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ヒトツキ Hitotsuki From 一つ hitotsu and 突き tsuki or 憑き tsuki
France Flag.png French Monorpale From mono, empaler, and possibly vorpale
Spain Flag.png Spanish Honedge Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Gramokles From Gram and Damoklesschwert
Italy Flag.png Italian Honedge Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 단칼빙 Dankalbing From 단 (單) dan, kal, and 빙의 (憑依) bing-ui
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese 獨劍鞘 Duhkgimchiu From duhk, gim, and chiu
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 獨劍鞘 Dújiànqiào From , jiàn, and qiào


Notes

External links

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