Secret Sword (move)

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Secret Sword
しんぴのつるぎ Sword of Mystery
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Type  Fighting
Category  Special
PP  10 (max. 16)
Power  85
Accuracy  100%
Priority  0
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Introduced  Generation V
Condition  Beautiful
Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
Condition  Beautiful
Appeal  0  
Condition  Beautiful
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
Jamming  0  
An appealing move that can be used repeatedly without boring the audience.

Secret Sword (Japanese: しんぴのつるぎ Sword of Mystery) is a damage-dealing Fighting-type move introduced in Generation V. It is the signature move of Keldeo.


Secret Sword inflicts physical damage. Despite being classified as a special move, this move calculates damage using the user's Special Attack and the opponent's Defense stat (similar to Psyshock and Psystrike).

Despite targeting the opponent's Defense stat, the move's damage is unaffected by Reflect and it will not activate Counter or Shell Trap; instead, it is affected by Light Screen and activates Mirror Coat.

Other effects

If Keldeo is taught Secret Sword from Pokémon Black 2 and White 2 onward, it will change into Resolute Form. If it forgets Secret Sword, it returns to Ordinary Form. Keldeo taught Secret Sword in Pokémon Black and White remain in Ordinary Form in other games.


Games Description
The user cuts with its long horn. The odd power contained in the horn does physical damage to the target.


By Move Tutor

Various Move Tutors will teach Secret Sword to a Keldeo. In some cases, Keldeo can learn the move when brought to certain locations under certain conditions. The Move Tutors are:

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Game
647 Keldeo Keldeo
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Undiscovered Undiscovered
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


Games Description
SMD This is a special move, but it does physical damage to an enemy.*
It damages an enemy. This move is a special attack, but the enemy's Defense stat determines damage instead of its Sp. Def stat.*

In the anime

None.png Keldeo Resolute Form Secret Sword.png None.png None.png
Resolute Form Keldeo
The user attacks using its long horn.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
647R Keldeo Resolute Form Keldeo's body glows yellow, and a giant yellow blade of energy forms from its horn. Resolute Form Keldeo then uses the blade to slice or stab the opponent.
Keldeo (M15) Kyurem VS. The Sword of Justice Debut

In other generations

Secret Sword V.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
Generation I
Generation II Generation II
Generation II
Crystal Generation III Generation III
Generation III
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
Generation IV
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
Generation V
Generation VI 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
Chinese Cantonese 神秘之劍 Sàhnbei-jī Gim
Mandarin 神秘之劍 / 神秘之剑 Shénmì-zhī Jiàn
France Flag.png French Lame Ointe
Germany Flag.png German Mystoschwert
Italy Flag.png Italian Spadamistica
South Korea Flag.png Korean 신비의칼 Sinbi-yi Kal
Poland Flag.png Polish Sekretny Miecz
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Espada Secreta
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Espada Secreta
Spanish CELAC Flag.png Latin America Espada Secreta
Spain Flag.png Spain Sable Místico*

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