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Aegislash (ギルガルド Girugarudo) is a Steel/Ghost-type Pokémon introduced in Generation VI.

Biology

Physiology

Aegislash is a single sword, unlike its pre-evolution, that is slightly golden in color and has a strange, jagged-edged blade outlined in white. It has a single, purple eye with a white pupil and no sheath, but instead a rather large shield with circular patterns on it being held by its "arms", which are purple cloth. In Blade Form, the purple cloth has a distinct curved pattern and the shield has a black solid coloration in the center of the circular pattern. In Shield Form, the circular pattern on the shield lacks the black coloration in the center and is white instead.

Behavior

According to the Pokédex, Aegislash was used as a protector of Kalosian nobility. It uses its spectral powers to control the thoughts and actions of people or Pokémon. It is also able to detect the innate qualities of leadership and whoever it recognizes is destined to be a king. Hence, Aegislash has long been seen as a symbol of royalty.

While in Blade Form, Aegislash is able to slice through its opponents with its powerful blade-like body. It once served a king and drained him of his life-force, thus causing the king's kingdom to fall apart.

While in Shield Form, Aegislash uses its steel body and a force field made out of spectral energy to protect itself against incoming attacks. It has even used its spectral powers to force humans and Pokemon to build a kingdom of its liking.

Special abilities

It can learn the move Swords Dance and Sacred Sword, like Doublade and Honedge. Its signature ability is Stance Change, which can be activated by using an attack to change into its Blade Forme. In order for it to change back, Aegislash must use its signature move, King's Shield to change it back to its Shield Forme.

Evolution

Aegislash is the evolved form of Doublade and the final form of Honedge. It can be evolved from Doublade by using a Dusk Stone.

Game info

Game locations

Locations
Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
X/Y Evolve Doublade None
OR/AS Trade None
Sun/Moon Evolve Doublade None
Sword/Shield Evolve Doublade None


Pokédex entries

  • X

    Generations of kings were attended by these Pokémon, which used their spectral power to manipulate and control people and Pokémon.

  • Y

    Apparently, it can detect the innate qualities of leadership. According to legend, whoever it recognizes is destined to become king.

  • Omega Ruby

    Generations of kings were attended by these Pokémon, which used their spectral power to manipulate and control people and Pokémon.

  • Alpha Sapphire

    Apparently, it can detect the innate qualities of leadership. According to legend, whoever it recognizes is destined to become king.

  • Sword

    Shield Form: In this defensive stance, Aegislash uses its steel body and a force field of spectral power to reduce the damage of any attack.
    Blade Form: This stance is dedicated to offense. It can cleave any opponent with the strength and weight of its steel blade.

  • Shield

    Shield Form: Its potent spectral powers allow it to manipulate others. It once used its powers to force people and Pokémon to build a kingdom to its liking.
    Blade Form: Once upon a time, a king with an Aegislash reigned over the land. His Pokémon eventually drained him of life, and his kingdom fell with him.


Stats

Base Stats
HP
60
Attack
50
Defense
140
Sp. Atk
50
Sp. Def
140
Speed
60
Total
500

Base Stats
HP
60
Attack
140
Defense
50
Sp. Atk
140
Sp. Def
50
Speed
60
Total
500

Base Stats
HP
60
Attack
50
Defense
150
Sp. Atk
50
Sp. Def
150
Speed
60
Total
520

Base Stats
HP
60
Attack
150
Defense
50
Sp. Atk
150
Sp. Def
50
Speed
60
Total
520

Learnset

Leveling

LevelingGeneration VII
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Evo King's Shield —% 10 Steel Status
1 King's Shield —% 10 Steel Status
1 Fury Cutter 40 95% 20 Bug Physical
1 Autotomize —% 15 Steel Status
1 Tackle  ? 100% 10 Normal Physical
1 Shadow Sneak 40 100% 30 Ghost Physical
1 Slash 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
1 Iron Defense —% 15 Steel Status
1 Metal Sound —% 10 Steel Status
1 Night Slash 70 100% 15 Dark Physical
1 Power Trick —% 10 Psychic Status
1 Iron Head 80 100% 15 Steel Physical
1 Head Smash 150 80% 5 Rock Physical
1 Swords Dance —% 20 Normal Status
1 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical
1 Sacred Sword 90 100% 15 Fighting Physical
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

LevelingGeneration VII
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
1 Fury Cutter 40 95% 20 Bug Physical
1 Pursuit 40 100% 20 Dark Physical
1 Autotomize —% 15 Steel Status
1 Shadow Sneak 40 100% 30 Ghost Physical
1 Slash 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
1 Iron Defense —% 15 Steel Status
1 Night Slash 70 100% 15 Dark Physical
1 Power Trick —% 10 Psychic Status
1 Iron Head 80 100% 15 Steel Physical
1 Head Smash 150 80% 5 Rock Physical
1 Swords Dance —% 20 Normal Status
1 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical
1 King's Shield —% 10 Steel Status
1 Sacred Sword 90 100% 15 Fighting Physical
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

LevelingGeneration VI
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal Jam
1 Fury Cutter 40 95% 20 Bug Physical Type Cool 3 0 ♥
1 Pursuit 40 100% 20 Dark Physical Type Clever 2 1 ♥
1 Autotomize —% 15 Steel Status Type Beautiful 1 0 ♥
1 Shadow Sneak 40 100% 30 Ghost Physical Type Clever 3 0 ♥
1 Slash 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cool 4 0 ♥
1 Iron Defense —% 15 Steel Status Type Tough 1 0 ♥
1 Night Slash 70 100% 15 Dark Physical Type Cool 3 0 ♥
1 Power Trick —% 10 Psychic Status Type Clever 2 0 ♥
1 Iron Head 80 100% 15 Steel Physical Type Tough 4 0 ♥
1 Head Smash 150 80% 5 Rock Physical Type Tough 6 0 ♥
1 Swords Dance —% 20 Normal Status Type Beautiful 1 0 ♥
1 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical Type Cool 2 0 ♥
1 King's Shield —% 10 Steel Status Type Cool 1 0 ♥
1 Sacred Sword 90 100% 15 Fighting Physical Type Cool 2 0 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TM/HM

TMs and HMs Generation VII
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat.
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM30 Shadow Ball 80 100% 15 Ghost Special
TM31 Brick Break 75 100% 15 Fighting Physical
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM33 Reflect —% 20 Psychic Status
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM54 False Swipe 40 100% 40 Normal Physical
TM59 Brutal Swing 60 100% 20 Dark Physical
TM65 Shadow Claw 70 100% 15 Ghost Physical
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical
TM74 Gyro Ball 100% 5 Steel Physical
TM75 Swords Dance —% 20 Normal Status
TM80 Rock Slide 75 90% 10 Rock Physical
TM87 Swagger 85% 15 Normal Status
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
TM91 Flash Cannon 80 100% 10 Steel Special
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation VI
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status Type Clever 3 0 ♥
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special Type Clever 3 0 ♥
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status Type Beautiful 1 0 ♥
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special Type Cool 4 4 ♥
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute 2 0 ♥
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status Type Beautiful 1 0 ♥
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute 2 3 ♥
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute 4 0 ♥
TM30 Shadow Ball 80 100% 15 Ghost Special Type Clever 4 0 ♥
TM31 Brick Break 75 100% 15 Fighting Physical Type Cool 4 0 ♥
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Type Cool 1 0 ♥
TM33 Reflect —% 20 Psychic Status Type Clever 2 0 ♥
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical Type Cool 2 0 ♥
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute 2 0 ♥
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status Type Cute 1 0 ♥
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status Type Cute 2 0 ♥
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special Type Beautiful 2 0 ♥
TM54 False Swipe 40 100% 40 Normal Physical Type Cool 4 0 ♥
TM65 Shadow Claw 70 100% 15 Ghost Physical Type Cool 4 0 ♥
TM67 Retaliate 70 100% 5 Normal Physical Type Cool 3 0 ♥
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical Type Tough 4 4 ♥
TM74 Gyro Ball 100% 5 Steel Physical Type Cool 1 0 ♥
TM75 Swords Dance —% 20 Normal Status Type Beautiful 1 0 ♥
TM80 Rock Slide 75 90% 10 Rock Physical Type Tough 2 2 ♥
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Type Cute 3 0 ♥
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute 1 0 ♥
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute 2 0 ♥
TM91 Flash Cannon 80 100% 10 Steel Special Type Beautiful 4 0 ♥
TM94 Rock SmashXY 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical Type Tough 4 0 ♥
TM94 Secret PowerORAS 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Clever 1 0 ♥
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status Type Cute 3 0 ♥
HM01 Cut 50 95% 30 Normal Physical Type Cool 4 0 ♥
HM06 Rock SmashORAS 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical Type Tough 4 0 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Breeding

To see the Egg Moves that Aegislash can learn, refer to Honedge.


Tutoring

Tutoring Generation VII
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
After You USUM —% 15 Normal Status
Block USUM —% 5 Normal Status
Iron Defense USUM —% 15 Steel Status
Iron Head USUM 80 100% 15 Steel Physical
Laser Focus USUM —% 30 Normal Status
Magnet Rise USUM —% 10 Electric Status
Shock Wave USUM 60 —% 20 Electric Special
Snore USUM 50 100% 15 Normal Special
Spite USUM 100% 10 Ghost Status
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Tutoring Generation VI
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal Jam
After You ORAS —% 15 Normal Status Type Cute 3 0 ♥
Block ORAS —% 5 Normal Status Type Cute 2 0 ♥
Iron Defense ORAS —% 15 Steel Status Type Tough 1 0 ♥
Iron Head ORAS 80 100% 15 Steel Physical Type Tough 4 0 ♥
Magnet Rise ORAS —% 10 Electric Status Type Clever 2 0 ♥
Shock Wave ORAS 60 —% 20 Electric Special Type Cool 2 0 ♥
Snore ORAS 50 100% 15 Normal Special Type Cute 4 0 ♥
Spite ORAS 100% 10 Ghost Status Type Tough 2 1 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Sprites

Version
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire Back
AegislashB XY AegislashB XY AegislashSpriteBack XY
AegislashSpriteBlade XY AegislashSpriteBlade XY AegislashSpriteBladeBack XY
Aegislash Shiny XY Aegislash Shiny XY AegislashSpriteBackShiny XY
AegislashSpriteBladeShiny XY AegislashSpriteBladeShiny XY AegislashSpriteBladeBackShiny XY
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon Let's Go, Pikachu! Let's Go, Eevee! Back
Sword Shield Back

Battle animation sprites

Aegislash-AttackAnimation-XY

Appearances

Anime

Trivia

  • Aegislash, along with its pre-evolutions, is the only Pokémon with the unique steel/ghost type.
  • Aegislash and Tyrantrum are both Pokémon that were designed by Hitoshi Ariga.
  • Despite being based on a sword, it and its pre-evolutions, Honedge and Doublade, can't learn Cut.
  • Aegislash is one of the collectable spirits in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
  • Aegislash, in its Shield Form, has the highest Special Defense stat of any Ghost-type Pokémon. It also is tied with its pre-evolved form Doublade for having the highest Defense stat of any Ghost-type Pokémon, as well as sharing the highest Special Defense stat of any Steel-type Pokemon with Registeel and Probopass.
    • Aegislash, in its Blade Form, is tied with Dialga for having the highest base Special Attack stat of any Steel-type Pokémon.
  • Aegislash shares some similarities with Chandelure:
    • Both are Ghost-types, part of a three-stage evolutionary line, and evolve from a second-stage evolution after being exposed to a Dusk Stone.
    • Both are based on inanimate objects with ghost-like traits; Aegislash is a haunted sword while Chandelure is a haunted chandelier.
  • Aegislash is the first Pokemon to have its base stats lowered.
  • Aegslash has the highest defense of any ghost- type

Origin

Aegislash, like its pre-evolved forms, is designed after a sword possessed by a ghost. It might also be based on the legend of Excalibur, a legendary sword that can be pulled out from a large stone by a "true king" (who was Arthur); this ties in with Aegislash's Pokédex entry stating that it can sense a person's true leadership skills and make that individual a king.

Etymology

Aegislash's name is most likely derived from the words "aegis", which is the name of the shield Zeus and Athena used in the Greek mythology, and "slash".

Gallery

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