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

Biology

Physiology

Honedge is a Pokémon that is based on a haunted sword. It has a single blue eye on its hilt. On the bottom of the hilt is a blue strip of cloth that it uses like a hand to unsheathe its blade. It has an unusual, brown-colored sheath with three holes at the top. When sheathed, the holes make it look like it has a menacing face. When unsheathed, Honedge's blade is silver, and it holds its sheath with the blue strip of cloth attached to the bottom of its hilt.

Abilities

Honedge unsheathed in battle

During the battle, it may be unsheathed from the scabbard. Its sharp blades can cause serious damage. Those that wield it like a sword will quickly find themselves wrapped in its blue cloth and drained of energy.

Behavior

It is said that Honedge is actually a wandering spirit living inside a normal sword. Honedge is a Pokémon that does not like to be touched, and will not hesitate to use its Ghost-type powers to attack and drain the energy from anyone who disturbs it. If one were to carelessly take Honedge by the hilt, they may find the blue cloth wrapping around their arm, draining the energy from their body.

Legends tell the story of how Honedge's life essence is actually the body of a human who was killed by the same exact sword that comprised of Honedge's body itself.

Evolution

Honedge can be evolved into Doublade at level 35, which can then evolve into Aegislash via Dusk Stone.

Game info

Game location

Locations
Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
X and Y Route 6 Common
Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire Trade None

Pokédex entries

  • 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.

  • 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.


Stats

Honedge's Stats
HP
45
Attack
80
Defense
100
Sp. Atk
35
Sp. Def
37
Speed
28
Total
325

Learnset

Leveling

LevelingGeneration VII
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
1 Tackle 40 100% 35 Normal Physical
1 Swords Dance —% 20 Normal Status
5 Fury Cutter 40 95% 20 Bug Physical
8 Metal Sound 85% 40 Steel Status
13 Pursuit 40 100% 20 Dark Physical
18 Autotomize —% 15 Steel Status
20 Shadow Sneak 40 100% 30 Ghost Physical
22 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical
26 Retaliate 70 100% 5 Normal Physical
29 Slash 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
32 Iron Defense —% 15 Steel Status
35 Night Slash 70 100% 15 Dark Physical
39 Power Trick —% 10 Psychic Status
42 Iron Head 80 100% 15 Steel Physical
47 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 Tackle 50 100% 35 Normal Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
1 Swords Dance —% 20 Normal Status Beautiful 1 0 ♥
5 Fury Cutter 40 95% 20 Bug Physical Cool 3 0 ♥
8 Metal Sound 85% 40 Steel Status Clever 1 3 ♥
13 Pursuit 40 100% 20 Dark Physical Clever 2 1 ♥
18 Autotomize —% 15 Steel Status Beautiful 1 0 ♥
20 Shadow Sneak 40 100% 30 Ghost Physical Clever 3 0 ♥
22 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical Cool 2 0 ♥
26 Retaliate 70 100% 5 Normal Physical Cool 3 0 ♥
29 Slash 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
32 Iron Defense —% 15 Steel Status Tough 1 0 ♥
35 Night Slash 70 100% 15 Dark Physical Cool 3 0 ♥
39 Power Trick —% 10 Psychic Status Clever 2 0 ♥
42 Iron Head 80 100% 15 Steel Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
47 Sacred Sword 90 100% 15 Fighting Physical 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
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
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
TM54 False Swipe 40 100% 40 Normal Physical
TM59 Brutal Swing 60 100% 20 Dark Physical
TM65 Shadow Claw 70 100% 15 Ghost 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 Clever 3 0 ♥
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special Clever 3 0 ♥
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status Beautiful 1 0 ♥
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2 3 ♥
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 4 0 ♥
TM31 Brick Break 75 100% 15 Fighting Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Cool 1 0 ♥
TM33 Reflect —% 20 Psychic Status Clever 2 0 ♥
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical Cool 2 0 ♥
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2 0 ♥
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status Cute 1 0 ♥
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
TM54 False Swipe 40 100% 40 Normal Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
TM65 Shadow Claw 70 100% 15 Ghost Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
TM67 Retaliate 70 100% 5 Normal Physical Cool 3 0 ♥
TM74 Gyro Ball 100% 5 Steel Physical Cool 1 0 ♥
TM75 Swords Dance —% 20 Normal Status Beautiful 1 0 ♥
TM80 Rock Slide 75 90% 10 Rock Physical Tough 2 2 ♥
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Cute 3 0 ♥
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status Cute 1 0 ♥
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
TM91 Flash Cannon 80 100% 10 Steel Special Beautiful 4 0 ♥
TM94 Rock SmashXY 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
TM94 Secret PowerORAS 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Clever 1 0 ♥
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status Cute 3 0 ♥
HM01 Cut 50 95% 30 Normal Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
HM06 Rock SmashORAS 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical 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

Breeding Generation VII
Move Father Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Destiny Bond Yamask, Cofagrigus —% 5 Ghost Status
Metal Sound Honedge, Doublade, Klefki 85% 40 Steel Status
Shadow Sneak Honedge, Doublade, Aegislash 40 100% 30 Ghost Physical
Wide Guard Probopass —% 10 Rock 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.
* indicates this move requires chain breeding.
◊ indicates the father must learn this move in a previous generation.
♈ indicates the father must learn this move via a TM.

Breeding Generation VI
Move Father Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal Jam
Destiny Bond Yamask, Cofagrigus —% 5 Ghost Status Clever 8 0 ♥
Metal Sound Honedge, Doublade, Klefki 85% 40 Steel Status Clever 1 3 ♥
Shadow Sneak Honedge, Doublade, Aegislash 40 100% 30 Ghost Physical Clever 3 0 ♥
Wide Guard Probopass —% 10 Rock Status Tough 1 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.
* indicates this move requires chain breeding.
◊ indicates the father must learn this move in a previous generation.
♈ indicates the father must learn this move via a TM.

Tutoring

Tutoring Generation VII
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
After You USUM —% 15 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 Cute 3 0 ♥
Iron Defense ORAS —% 15 Steel Status Tough 1 0 ♥
Iron Head ORAS 80 100% 15 Steel Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
Magnet Rise ORAS —% 10 Electric Status Clever 2 0 ♥
Shock Wave ORAS 60 —% 20 Electric Special Cool 2 0 ♥
Snore ORAS 50 100% 15 Normal Special Cute 4 0 ♥
Spite ORAS 100% 10 Ghost Status 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.

3D Models

Appearances

Sawyer's Honedge.

Anime

Supporting

Minor

Trivia

  • Hondege, along with its evolutions, is the only Pokémon with a Steel/Ghost matchup.
  • Honedge, unsheathed, has a near-similar appearance to the Sword of Omens, short sword version, from the popular show Thundercats as both Honedge and the Sword are swords with one eye in the hilt.

Origin

Honedge is based off of a sword, possibly a jian, specifically. With its ghost type, it may be based on Japanese myths of how katanas are said to act on free will while possessing the soul of their user. It could also be based on tsukumogami, objects that were abandoned and forgotten and gain sentience, with sword tsukumogami being said to attack people. It could also be based of of the Tyrfind of Norse Mythology, a sword that was cursed to drain the life of its wielder whenever it was drawn.

Etymology

Honedge is a combination of hone (sharpen), one, edge, and on edge (excited or anxious).

Gallery

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